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How can I stop kids bunching in games of tag?

How can I stop the kids bunching in tag rugby games ?

ahh the holy grail.....tie broomsticks between each of them?

Games similar to the one below where players are not allowed to leave a zone, helps players start to learn the importance of space

Attack The Space

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Description:

The pitch is divided into two halves

The defenders must start at opposite corners of the pitch

The attacker must have at least one player in either half. The middle player starts with the ball.


Coaching Points:

Ball in two hands

Gentle passes in front of the support player.

Hands Ready (Make a target).

Delay your run so you are always behind the ball

Thanks john .

Hi Christopher.

The best way I have found is to stop the game that you are playing ask for the ball to be passed to you. Then tell all the players to "go find some space". you'll find the players will then  spread out then say "right who's in space"  pass the ball to who ever is in space preferable someone who is away from the swarm.

They will start to get the idea. Also try giving a running commentry as you ref/coach to let players know if they are in the right place or off side.

Give bonus points to players that pass to other players in space.

The best games to play are rugby netball, shouty fives and caos they make players find space to be able to score points. 

Chaos 2


Description:

Aim of the game to score a point by passing the ball into one of the scoring zones.

Rules.

  • Players can only pass not run with the ball
  • They can score in any scoring zone in any order and as many times.
  • opposion players must try and intersept the ball or force a drop pass to regain possesion. They can not knock the ball from attacking players hands

Things to call out

  • 'Look for space'
  • 'keep moving around'
  • 'call for the ball'

Progression

  • Allow running with ball but the ball must be passed into the scoring zone.
  • Time limit on how long the ball carrier can hold the ball
  • defending players can tag th ball carrier they must then pass or loose posesion

Thanks for your answer. 

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