Rugby Drill Demonstration


Coach stands in the middle of a semi circle of 6-10 players, holding a ball.

One player throws a ball at the coach, who bats it away using the ball they are holding. This will send the ball off at a strange angle and make it difficult to catch. The person nearest to the ball should catch it.

If they drop the ball then they move to the right hand side of the semi circle. The person at the far left of the semi circle at the end wins.

Coaching points

This works on players reactions and responding to balls that are badly thrown or have bounced at a strange angle.

Player pass the ball with speed to make it easy for the coach to hit it.

Drill tags: catching, games, reaction, skills, warm up

The Drill is often used with

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