#### Agility & Running Skills Drills

Agility is how quickly your players can move while staying balanced and flexible. Running to evade the tackle, move into space for a pass and change d...

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Agility is how quickly your players can move while staying balanced and flexible. Running to evade the tackle, move into space for a pass and change d...

category: Warm-Up

Rugby Cone Agility Warm Up From the start position, run out to the centre set of cones. Quickly move sideways to the left set of cones and then move ...

category: Agility-and-running-skills

Rugby League Agility cones Agility and running skills From the start position, run out to the centre set of cones. Quickly move sideways to the left ...

category: Warm-Up

Rugby Continuous passing onto cones Warm Up Players line up at least 2 or 3 behind a cone. The ball starts at one end with the player running up to t...

category: Decision-making

Rugby Colour Cone Attack Decision making Drill to practice attacking from different positions. Set up a grid roughly 20m wide and 15m long with three...

category: Decision-making

Rugby Race to cone - 3 v 2 Decision making One ball and 6 cones. 15m x 15m. Setup the practice as shown. The first two players run up to the half way...

category: Agility-Running-Skills

Rugby 1 vs 1 colour cones Agility & Running Skills 4 players are required for this drill; 1 attacker, 2 defenders and 1 scrum half. Once the defender...

category: Agility-Running-Skills

Rugby Agility test 2. Agility & Running Skills From the start position, run forwards out of the 1st set of cones, then side-step to the left to go ar...

category: Backs-Moves

Rugby React to space and attack Backs Moves 5 players start on a straight line of cones about 5m apart. 10m away there are 5 more cones. Two of the 5...

category: Passing

Rugby Quick Hands Passing Tell your players the following..... The first player runs out with the ball to the first set of cones and passes the ball ...

category: Warm-Up

Rugby 123 Play Divots Warm Up The Moles want to turn the cones onto their head, and the Green-keepers want the cones the right way up. Let the kids p...

category: Match-Related

Set a narrow grid to attack. Defenders and attackers begin on the touchline in the centre. Both leave at the same time and run around appointed con...

category: Passing

Set a narrow grid to attack. Defenders and attackers begin on the touchline in the centre. Both leave at the same time and run around appointed con...

category: Decision-making

This is a basic 2 v 2 drill to allow players to progress from a simple 2 v 1. In a channel no wider than 10m, 2 attackers have 5 attempts to score ...

category: Decision-making

Four players per group inside a 10m x 30m Channel. Requires 10 cones and 1 ball.

Two players start outside of the grid with two players insi...

category: Decision-making

Set up two 1m wide gates of cones (green and red) either side of a feeder, with a line of attackers opposite (5m away). Have a number of defenders ...

category: Decision-making

In a channel no wider than 10m, two attackers have 5 attempts to score a try on the red cones.

The attackers try to create space and beat th...

category: Decision-making

This is a basic 2 vs 2 drill to allow players to progress from a simple 2 v 1.

In a channel no wider than 10m, 2 attackers have 5 attempts t...

category: Decision-making

This is a basic 2 v 2 drill to allow players to progress from a simple 2 v 1.

In a channel no wider than 10m, 2 attackers have 5 attempts t...

category: Decision-making

This is a basic 2 v 2 drill to allow players to progress from a simple 2 v 1. In a channel no wider than 10m, 2 attackers have 5 attempts to score...

category: Agility-Running-Skills

The drill starts with 2 defenders and 2 attackers. The 2 attackers start one behind the other, about 3+ meters apart, the first players job is to e...

category: Agility-Running-Skills

Here we are re-creating a 2 vs 2 scenario which we might find on the field. The aim is to put players under the same conditions which they would po...

category: Decision-making

- One set of cones set wide, another set narrow opposite.
- Ball

- Players line up opposite each o...

category: Handling

- One set of cones set wide, another set narrow opposite.
- Ball

- Players line up opposite each o...

category: Ruck-Clear-Out

- 2 on 2 tackling and clear out game.
- Players line up in two lines, adjacent to the coned gameplay area.
- The coach stands opposi...

category: Tackling

- 2 on 2 tackling and clear out game.
- Players line up in two lines, adjacent to the coned gameplay area.
- The coach stands opposi...

category: Practices-for-Juniors

4 cones in a square area.

7 players.

2 players on cone A & B with 1 player (the worker) in between the cones, and 1 player each o...

category: Defensive-Patterns

- Groups of 12+
- Bibs
- Balls
- Cones

Get all players ot get into teams of 3.

category: Tackling

- Groups of 12+
- Bibs
- Balls
- Cones

Get all players ot get into teams of 3.

category: Match-Related

Set a grid to attack. Defenders and attackers begin on the touchline in the centre. Both leave at the same time and run around appointed cones, bal...

category: Passing

Set a grid to attack. Defenders and attackers begin on the touchline in the centre. Both leave at the same time and run around appointed cones, bal...

category: Defensive-Patterns

Set an area with two different coloured cones on the touch line in the middle, one for defenders and one for attackers. At the prompt of the coach ...

category: Match-Related

Set an area with two different coloured cones on the touch line in the middle, one for defenders and one for attackers. At the prompt of the coach ...

category: Passing

Set an area with two different coloured cones on the touch line in the middle, one for defenders and one for attackers. At the prompt of the coach ...

category: Passing

Drill to practice overlap situations.

Set up a grid roughly 10m x 10m, with another grid roughly 5m x 5m adjacent to it (see diagram - red co...

category: Passing

Drill to practice 3 v 2 attacking scenarios.

Set up a channel 20m long and 15m wide with cones every 10m along the length (red, yellow, green...

category: Decision-making

15m x 35m Grid.

1 Attacker starts on the half way line of the grid, with the other two outside of the grid back to back with two defenders. ...

category: Decision-making

The aim of the drill is to develop players reload speed and positioning.

category: Handling

- Cones
- Ball

- 3 channels of different widths are lined up next to eachother
- 3 attackers and 2 defender run...

category: School

Set up two lines of 3 cones, about 10 meters apart, with players on each of the three cones. On the coach's whistle players play out a 3v2 (always ...

category: Decision-making

Players work in groups of six, with 1 ball per group and set up in the following way:

4 attackers vs 1 defender (between the first cones) an...

category: Decision-making

Attackers (red players) work down the channel in 4s, working the runners left and right to create space.

Defenders are only allowed to defen...

category: Handling

- Groups 18
- Balls
- Cones

Groups of 4 line up on all sides of the square.

2 defenders tand in the middle o...

category: Sevens

- Using cones mark out the four corners and the midways points of each side of a 20 x 20 meter training area.
- Divide your players into...

category: Decision-making

category: Agility-Running-Skills

Set out a course of cones in pairs, with two pairs of cones at the front and back of the course - two cones go in the middle of the front and back ...

category: Agility-Running-Skills

Start with 2 players on the centre cone, each with a ball, and facing each other.

- On the shout "GO", they both run backwards to the fi...

category: Agility-Running-Skills

The first player runs around the red cone and back down to the start of the slalom. There the player zig-zags up the slalom, then back down before ...

category: Agility-Running-Skills

category: Warm-Up

This is a great warm-up for defensive and evasion sessions, or it might even be a warm-up that helps you reinforce coaching points made during a pr...

category: Backs-Moves

- 10 is the ball carrier, advancing forward, before cutting in as shown in the diagram.
- Both 12 and 13 advance, then change direction ...

category: yBacks-Moves

- 10 is the ball carrier, advancing forward, before cutting in as shown in the diagram.
- Both 12 and 13 advance, then change direction ...

category: Tag-Rugby

The pitch is divided into two halves

The defenders must start at opposite corners of the pitch

The attacker must have at least one pl...

category: School

Grid size is around 5x5m. You can keep changing the size of the grid.

The defender must shadow the attacker as they run towards a con...

category: Kicking

Practice short kicks while attacking forward (not standing still).

The attackers are aiming to land their kick in the target area (yellow con...

category: Kicking

Set up a pitch area (green cones) based on the age of the players (depending on how far they can kick) with fielders spread out around the pitch. (...

category: Kicking

Fun game to practice passing/kicking accuracy.

Set up a grid with lots of different objects (tackle bags, hit shields, tyres, cones etc) insi...

category: Handling

Offensive players (blue), line out in one deep line while the defence (red) line up opposite in a straight line, slightly inside player from the pl...

category: Passing

Offensive players (blue), line out in one deep line while the defence (red) line up opposite in a straight line, slightly inside player from the pl...

category: Agility-Running-Skills

- Divide your players into groups of five, with one player acting as a running. Each grid will need a runner. The runner starts on the runners ...

category: Sevens

- Divide your players into groups of five, with one player acting as a running. Each grid will need a runner. The runner starts on the runners ...

category: Warm-Up

- Divide your players into groups of five, with one player acting as a running. Each grid will need a runner. The runner starts on the runners ...

category: Decision-making

category: Agility-Running-Skills

Players line up in two groups on the first cone. On GO, the first players side step to the second cone, go around it and run backwards to cone thr...

category: Contact-Skills

**Setup:**

Set up with 4 players with pads, and four players facing them about five metres away. There should be enough space between the...

category: Passing

Tell your players the following......

- One player will be a ball carrier.
- The player directly opposite will make a half tackle...

category: Passing

Keep your player briefing short and tell your players the following....

- 3 attackers line up on the first three cones, the rest fall in...

category: Match-Related

Set up a wide pitch, with cones on the half way line plus an extra box on two opposite corners. These corner boxes are the prisons for tackled/tagg...

category: Tackling

Set up a wide pitch, with cones on the half way line plus an extra box on two opposite corners. These corner boxes are the prisons for tackled/tagg...

category: Passing

- Groups 5
- Balls
- Cones
- Sausages.

**1. Chanel Fix **

- Attack sausages lined...

category: Agility-Running-Skills

category: Handling

- Groups 5
- Balls
- Cones

**1. Chanel Fix **

5 players Attack Defenders lined...

category: Contact-Skills

- 5 stage progression session.
- Bibs.
- Balls
- Cones.

**1. Warm up - Wrestle **

category: Tackling

- 5 stage progression session.
- Bibs.
- Balls
- Cones.

**1. Warm up - Wrestle **

category: Ruck-Clear-Out

1 player stands crouched down 1 foot either side of a tackle bag holding a ball at the end of the bag

2 players run around the wide cones to...

category: Sevens

Tell the players the following.....

- The coach will call a colour.
- At that point the players from those cones should run to th...

category: Agility-Running-Skills

From the start position, run out to the centre set of cones.

Quickly move sideways to the left set of cones and then move quickly sideways ...

category: Backs-Moves

- Carries the ball forward, inviting the defence to press up.
- 10 Passes to 12.
- 10 loops around 12 following their pass, 10 sh...

category: yBacks-Moves

- Carries the ball forward, inviting the defence to press up.
- 10 Passes to 12.
- 10 loops around 12 following their pass, 10 sh...

category: Ruck-Clear-Out

**Set up: **

8 defending players Tackle Suits, one ball carrier and four support players.

category: Contact-Skills

- Groups of 10+
- Tackle bags
- Cones

step 1 - players perform a down up - chest to the floor.

S...

category: Ruck

- Groups of 10+
- Tackle bags
- Cones

step 1 - players perform a down up - chest to the floor.

S...

category: Ruck-Clear-Out

- Groups of 10+
- Tackle bags
- Cones

step 1 - players perform a down up - chest to the floor.

S...

category: Decision-making

Set up a grid roughly 5m x 5m with two lines of attackers on one side (blue), and two defenders on the other (red). The aim of the drill is for att...

category: zWarm-Up

Set up a grid roughly 5m x 5m with two lines of attackers on one side (blue), and two defenders on the other (red). The aim of the drill is for att...

category: Decision-making

Set up a grid roughly 7m x 5m with three lines of attackers on one side (blue), and two defenders on the other (red). The aim of the drill is for a...

category: Handling

- Groups 9+
- Ball
- Cones

This could be perfect fro a warm up drill.

Player with the ball runs to fir...

category: Passing

Set up a square with cones, making one side of the square with two gates of cones.

Get the players to line up evenly behind the two ind...

category: Passing

Set up a rectangle of cones (10x5) with two gates of cones of a different colour 2m in front of cones on opposite sides of the rectangle (See diagr...

category: Passing

Players line up at least 2 or 3 behind a cone.

- The ball starts at one end with the player running up to the cone in front of him and...

category: Passing

Set up 4 cones in a square, and get the players to form equal lines behind each cone.

The ball starts with a player on one cone who runs towa...

category: Passing

Set up a square of cones, and get the players to form equal lines behind each cone.

The ball starts in the hands of a player behind cone 1, w...

category: Ruck

Condition the drill in favour of 1 team, in this case the blue team.

All players lay on their fronts behind the tackle bags. On the coaches...

category: Tackling

Basic but good warm up drill for matches.

4 cones set up a grid of about 5-10m by 5-10m. 2 defenders with tackle shields start in the centre...

category: Backs-Moves

- Use the diagram in order to think about the starting position of your players, I suggest that they are not too deep for this one.
- 10...

category: yBacks-Moves

- Use the diagram in order to think about the starting position of your players, I suggest that they are not too deep for this one.
- 10...

category: Decision-making

The players stood behind the line work the ball up through the channel in groups of 5. As they progress up the area they work the ball left and rig...

category: Sevens

Tell the players the following.....

- The players at the bottom of the triangle will pass the ball back and forward.
- The passer...

Set up 4 grids of about 8-10m by 5m.

3 players start on the first grid, working from one end to the other, covering the 5m distance.

category: Defensive-Patterns

Set up 4 grids of about 8-10m by 5m.

3 players start on the first grid, working from one end to the other, covering the 5m distance.

Set up 4 grids of about 8-10m by 5m.

3 players start on the first grid, working from one end to the other, covering the 5m distance.

category: School

- The aim is to the defensive situation to keep changing the defence gets used to drifting or pressing.
- The aim of the attack i...

category: Defensive-Patterns

**1. Defensive Organisation **

4 Defenders line up on the the cones.

When coach goes to pass the ball, when han...

category: Warm-Up

This exercise is all about getting deep lines of support, speed onto the ball, warming up the entire body, and getting fit for rugby - in this one ...

category: Passing

- Using just one hand they should pass the ball to each other, spinning the ball.
- They should make 10 passes on one hand, and then 10 ...

category: Defensive-Patterns

The first player in the line begins with the ball. As he approaches the ...

category: Kicking

Can be practiced with all players but specifically for the kickers of the team for start off kicking and tactical point scoring.

1 ball, con...

category: Passing

Players start running at the same time and when the meet in the middle, the blue players give a drop off pass to the ...

category: Backs-Moves

- 10 advances with the ball, running slightly inwards.
- 10 changes the angle of their run, towards the first post.
- 12 runs acr...

category: Backs-Moves

- Use the diagram to help with players starter positions, but feel free to experiment.
- 10 carries the ball forward, inviting the oppos...

category: Backs-Moves

- Use the diagram as suggested starting positions, but be flexible.
- 10 carries the ball forward, inviting the opposition defence to pr...

category: Backs-Moves

- 10 carried the ball forward, inviting the defence to press up.
- 11 runs a decoy line.
- 10 passes to 12.
- 15 runs a li...

category: Backs-Moves

- 10 carried the ball forward, inviting the defence to press up.
- 11 runs a decoy line.
- 10 passes to 12.
- 15 runs a li...

category: Tag-Rugby

Drill to practice/teach evasion skills.

Set up two lines of cones (green and red) with two lines of players (blue and red) of equal numbers o...

category: Agility-Running-Skills

Divide your players into two groups and set up two lines of cones about 3m apart.

Each cone should be 1.5m apart in a straight line.

category: Passing

Tell your players the following......

- There will be one runner.
- 1 player, static, on each cone. 4 players on the cones in tot...

category: Sevens

Tell your players the following......

- There will be one runner.
- 1 player, static, on each cone. 4 players on the cones in tot...

category: Agility-Running-Skills

The ball carrier from each end runs out and has to side step left and right through the cones to the end where the ball is passed to the next playe...

category: Agility-Running-Skills

The first players in each group sprint to the second blue cone then quickly back ...

category: Passing

Drill to practice fast, accurate passing.

Set up a T shape with 3 cones roughly 5m away from the central cone (see diagram)

One player ...

category: Agility-Running-Skills

Mark out a channel about 10 meters in length, with a cone at either end and four diagonally placed other cones.

Divide your players into two...

category: Decision-making

- Groups 10+
- Balls
- Cones
- Sausages.

**1. Chanel Fix **

Groups of 5....

category: Handling

- Groups 10+
- Balls
- Cones
- Sausages.

**1. Chanel Fix **

Groups of 5....

category: Passing

- Groups 10+
- Balls
- Cones
- Sausages.

**1. Chanel Fix **

Groups of 5....

category: Handling

- Groups 16+
- Cones

Attackers and defender line up at the start of the grid.

The grid is 3 chanels al...

category: Defensive-Patterns

Players line up together along the line of the 1st set of cones.

On the signal of the coach all the players advance to the 3rd set of cones ...

category: Sevens

Tell your players the following......

- One group of 3 will be on the bottom right cones, the attack - they should have a ball each.

category: Agility-Running-Skills

category: Agility-Running-Skills

Player have to swerve round one cone and give a pass to a support player.

Only pass after both players have run around two cones. The receiver ...

category: Agility-Running-Skills

Put a number of cones in the grid.

Players have to swerve round them / sidestep them / go to left and right of them.

Put two more ball in w...

category: Handling

1) Run outside cone with ball (either side) and on to other group.

2) First three people in each group with a ball - six people on the move....

category: Agility-Running-Skills

- Players start at the top of the triangle.
- Coach calls colours, 2/3 at a time.
- Player moves to the called cone, and returns ...

category: Warm-Up

- Players start at the top of the triangle.
- Coach calls colours, 2/3 at a time.
- Player moves to the called cone, and returns ...

category: Handling

On the coach's call players run through the slalom.

As they pass each cone they have to pass the ball around their waists.

category: Agility-Running-Skills

SAQ (Speed, Agility, Quickness) drill for warm ups, handling the ball and warming up muscles.

4 or 5 small SAQ hurdles, 1 ladder

Make...

category: Passing

Carry the ball in a high position and try to engage the defender.

When players reach the cones at the end they will have to pass to the coac...

category: Passing

Carry the ball in a high position and try to engage the defender.

When players reach the cones at the end they will have to pass to the co...

category: Defensive-Patterns

- Groups of 10+
- 3 Bags
- balls
- Cones

1. With bags

3 Attckers with b...

category: Tackling

- Groups of 10+
- 3 Bags
- balls
- Cones

1. With bags

3 Attckers with b...

category: Warm-Up

- With a group of nine, tell two of them they are attackers - for now. The rest will be in defence.
- Allocate your defenders within the...

category: Agility-Running-Skills

Good for warm ups and handling the ball under fatigue.

4 or 5 hurdles, cones for variations.

Keep body square on when receiving ball ...

category: Passing

Good for warm ups and handling the ball under fatigue.

4 or 5 hurdles, cones for variations.

Keep body square on when receiving ball ...

category: Warm-Up

Good for warm ups and handling the ball under fatigue.

4 or 5 hurdles, cones for variations.

Keep body square on when receiving ball ...

category: Passing

Passing drill under pressure.

Set up a grid roughly 20m x 15m, with lines of 4 players facing each other across the grid. Each line of 4 need...

category: Sevens

Tell your players the following.....

- 3 players start on the right cones.
- The remaining 3 players will be running, they start ...

category: Kicking

Kicking from hands requires the player to kick the ball before it bounces, unlike a drop kick. 1 ball, cones to give areas for scoring games etc.

category: Sevens

- What you should have is your players lined up to work within a small L. Give the ball to the last player in the first line of players at the ...

category: Warm-Up

- Have four players stand at the four cones, the other players, in their own running groups of four should, be behind them - ready to go when t...

category: Defensive-Patterns

A drill to practice defending in wide channels.

Set up a grid that is 40m wide and 20m long, with the 40m divided into a 25m channel (red to ...

category: Passing

Tell your players the following.....

- Players in pairs with a ball between them.
- The player on the left starts with the ball a...

category: Passing

- Using cones, mark out a training area 15 meters x 10 meters.
- Split your players into groups of 2.
- Allocate 4 groups of 2 to...

category: Agility-Running-Skills

- Players start in the bottom right corner and on the command sprint as a group before doing 5 press ups.
- They advance as a defensive ...

category: Warm-Up

- Players start in the bottom right corner and on the command sprint as a group before doing 5 press ups.
- They advance as a defensive ...

category: Backs-Moves

- Use the diagram as a starting point for players.
- 10 advances carrying the ball, inviting the defence to press up on the attack. ...

category: Lineout

- This drill is a race across the pitch or whichever distance the coach deems appropriate.
- Two teams of four: one thrower, three players...

category: Decision-making

4 Cones and 1 Ball inside a 10m x 10m Grid.

Number the players.

The coach shouts out a number and that player is the defender, who ha...

category: Backs-Moves

- See the diagram for suggested starting positions.
- 10 passes to 12.
- 10 loops around 12,
- 12 passes to 10, this pass ...

category: Backs-Moves

- See the diagram for suggested starting positions.
- 10 passes to 12.
- 12 moves forward.
- 10 loops around behind 12.

category: Backs-Moves

- See the diagram for suggested starting positions.
- 10 moves forward with the ball, drawing the defence to press.
- 10 passing ...

category: Backs-Moves

- See the diagram for suggested starting positions.
- 10 moves forward with the ball, drawing the defence to press.
- 10 passing ...

category: Backs-Moves

- See the diagram for suggested starting positions.
- 10 moves forward with the ball, drawing the defence to press.
- 10 passing ...

category: Backs-Moves

- See the diagram for suggested starting positions.
- 10 moves forward with the ball, drawing the defence to press.
- 10 passing ...

category: Backs-Moves

- See the diagram for suggested starting positions.
- 10 moves forward with the ball, drawing the defence to press.
- 10 passing ...

category: Backs-Moves

- See the diagram for suggested starting positions.
- 10 moves forward carrying the ball.
- 12 loops around 13, and wide outside ...

category: Backs-Moves

- See the diagram for suggested starting positions.
- 10 passes to 13, missing 12.
- 12 overruns the ball.
- 13 runs an ov...

category: Backs-Moves

- See the diagram for starting positions.
- 10 moves forward carrying the ball.
- 12 moves forward, over-running the ball, cuttin...

category: Backs-Moves

- See the diagram for starting positions.
- 10 moves forward carrying the ball.
- 12 moves forward, over-running the ball, cuttin...

category: Backs-Moves

- See the diagram for suggested starting positions.
- 10 passes to 13, missing 12.
- 12 overruns the ball.
- 13 runs an un...

category: Backs-Moves

- See the diagram for suggested starting positions.
- 10 carries the ball forward.
- 12 run forward, then an over.
- 13 ru...

category: Backs-Moves

- Note the starting positions of players for this move, it's just a suggestion. However, I suggest your players start that bit flatter, and tha...

category: Backs-Moves

- See the diagram for the starting positions.
- 10 passes to 13.
- 13 comes forward either straight, or cutting in to close the s...

category: Backs-Moves

- See the diagram for the suggested starting positions.
- 10 moves forward carrying the ball.
- 12 moves forward, cuts in. <...

category: Backs-Moves

- See the diagram for the suggested starting positions.
- 10 moves forward carrying the ball.
- 11 provides a decoy run.

category: Backs-Moves

- See the diagram for the suggested starting positions.
- 10 moves forward carrying the ball.
- 11 could provide a decoy run.

category: Backs-Moves

- See the diagram for the suggested starting positions.
- 10 moves forward carrying the ball.
- 12 and 13 switch.
- 13 tak...

category: Decision-making

There are 4 cones in a rectangle , 2 red and 2 blue. The 2 defenders stand within the square, and on the coach's call, they must go and touch the c...

category: Kicking

Game to practice controlling the ball.

Set up two goals (roughly 2m wide) opposite each other about 5m away (red cones - see digram).

E...

category: Passing

- We will begin with laterial passing down the line, just to get going.
- On your call we will start to miss the player in the middle, a...

category: Passing

Keep your player briefing, brief! It's important to get your players working as quickly as possible.

- Lets get the ball and the players...

category: Backs-Moves

- See the diagram for the suggested starting positions.
- 10 advances with the ball.
- 12, 13, 14 advancing, closing the space be...

category: Passing

Drill to practice attacking in a small channel.

Set up a channel roughly 20m wide and 5m long. Position three defenders on the try-line and f...

category: Contact-Skills

- Groups 6+
- Cones.
- Balls

**1. Warm up - Non Contact.**

Players start on the corner of a squ...

category: Tackling

- Groups 6+
- Cones.
- Balls

**1. Warm up - Non Contact.**

Players start on the corner of a squ...

category: Passing

- Keep your player briefing, brief! If necessary you might considering having one group quickly demonstrate the exercise to the other players.<...

category: Passing

Tell your players the following......

- There will be two static players, passers, on the mid sections cones. One on each side. One of w...

category: Defensive-Patterns

Drill to practice defensive organisation when the kicker must put their teammates onside.

Set up a grid roughly 30m long and 30m wide.

...

category: Passing

- Tell your players the following.....
- In groups of 2 they will attack, passing the ball before they reach each unique cone, so when t...

category: Warm-Up

- Have a quick demo using one group - keep your player briefing, brief.
- Each pair face one another and stand side by side, about 1 met...

category: Handling

- Groups of 12+
- Balls
- Cones

4 defenders lineup in a passing grid, that has laid out 2 red cones and 2 bl...

category: Handling

- Using just one hand they should pass the ball to each other.
- The pass should come from on, or behind the hip.
- They should m...

category: Passing

- Using just one hand they should pass the ball to each other.
- The pass should come from on, or behind the hip.
- They should m...

category: Handling

- Groups of 4
- Balls
- Tackle bags/sausages
- Cones.

3 players line up opposite 3 bags la...

category: Passing

- Set out a square grid, at one end of the grid, separate four cones evenly - red, blue, blue, red.
- One defender stands on each of these...

category: Passing

For this drill to work properly you'll need at 5 players in a team, standing in a row, with 2 teams facing off with each other.

The ball wil...

category: Kicking

Each player has to kick the ball over the the middle team for a member of the other team to catch. ...

category: Ruck

On the shout of "GO" the scrum half passes to the player on the first cone, who attacks the 1st bag. Once the bag is attacked and cleared...

category: Passing

- 4 players stand on the middle cones in the grid, avoiding the corner cones. The 2 players at the top and the bottom of the grid will have a b...

category: Backs-Moves

- See the diagram for the suggested starting positions.
- 10 advances with the ball.
- 12 advances, 13 provides support with 14.<...

category: Backs-Moves

- 10 moves forward carrying the ball.
- 12 moves forward and in.
- 11 loops around the back of 12.
- 10 passes to 12. ...

category: Defensive-Patterns

- groups of 8 +.
- Cones
- Balls.
- Bibs

**1. 1v1 in 5mx5m Grid.**

Play...

category: Sevens

- Within a group there are two groups of 4 attackers and one chaser/scrum half.
- At the middle point, marked by a cones, the scrum half...

category: Warm-Up

- Within a group there are two groups of 4 attackers and one chaser/scrum half.
- At the middle point, marked by a cones, the scrum half...

category: Sevens

Tell your players the following......

- The two bottom players will be the feeders, they will be positioned by the cones with the balls....

category: Agility-Running-Skills

Set three cones out at an equal distance from one another. On the coach's shout, two players sprint from the middle of the cones out to one cone be...

category: Backs-Moves

- Use the diagram to highlight suggested starting positions.
- 10 is the ball carrier, advancing forward, before cutting in as shown in ...

category: Backs-Moves

- Use the diagram to highlight suggested starting positions.
- 10 advances with the ball.
- 12 advances, as does 13.
- 14 ...

category: Backs-Moves

- Use the diagram to highlight suggested starting positions.
- 10 advances with the ball, then cuts in.
- 12 advances, and cuts w...

category: Defensive-Patterns

Drill to test defenders reactions to situations.

Set up a 15m x 15m grid with 3 defenders (blue) and 4 attackers (red).

All start on th...

category: Decision-making

Defenders and attackers line up outside the coned area in lines of five.

The coach will call out two numbers, the first refers to how many a...

category: Lineout

The aim of the exercise is to develop unit work, communication and reaction to the lineout lift. Including the Process and good Technique.<...

category: Tackling

The first player moves forwards, makes contact with the tackle bag and retreats diagonally to the line of cones.

The next player joins the l...

category: School

- Excellent drill to get players working off the ball to create depth while not turning their backs.
- Groups of 3 or 4.&nbs...

category: Tag-Rugby

Players work in groups of 5, with 1 ball per group - starting in a single file.

The first player runs out 5m then stops, turns slightly and ...

category: Passing

Players in pairs with a ball between them.

The player on the right starts with the ball and passes the ball to the player to the left. The ...

category: Ruck

Coach controls defence with calls up and back between cones placed 1 - 2 metres apart.

On the call of "LIVE" the defence stays on offside li...

category: Ruck

Set up a square (roughly 2m x 2m) with 4 different colour cones.

1 player starts on the floor with the ball with another player lying on top ...

category: Sevens

Using cones and tackle bags, mark out your training area as shown in the diagram. The tackle bags should be stood up, and at a distance away from...

category: Agility-Running-Skills

Drill to practice skills and creating space.

Set up a pitch (roughly 25m x 20m depending on age and number of players) with two scoring zones...

category: Passing

- Tell you players the following......

- There will be two players on one side of the middle line of cones, and another group...

category: Match-Related

2 groups of 2 players start on set cones about 15m apart. The 2 players are situated one in behind the other, the same goes for the second set of 2...

category: Tackling

Starting with their backs to one another, two players stand 5 metres apart and run off in opposite directions along one side of the 20 metre grid.<...

category: Sevens

Tell the players the following.....

- Each player has four poles and six balls, the winner is the player that hits the most poles - you ...

category: Agility-Running-Skills

Player, with the ball, should make a fake pass.

After the dummy pass their objective should be to change pace and direction as quickly as pos...

category: Passing

- Tell your players the following, keeping your player briefing, brief! It's vital to get the players moving as quickly as possible.

category: Sevens

- The first group of 4 starts at the top of the grid, moving forward. The ball should be with the outside player, who makes a short pass in to ...

category: Agility-Running-Skills

category: Passing

- Tell your players the follow.....

- The first two players at each coach will advance, attacking the cone to their left, in ...

category: Agility-Running-Skills

Set up a running slalom for your players to run through at the end of their training. It should be approximately 10 by 5m in size.

- Slalo...

category: Warm-Up

Set up a running slalom for your players to run through at the end of their training. It should be approximately 10 by 5m in size.

- Slalo...

category: Sevens

- Basically players will pass the ball diagonally across the grid, but the the ball is to be caught, not by the player at the cone, but by the ...

category: Catching

- Groups of 8
- Ball
- Cones

2 sets of 4 players line up back to back.

Cones are places 3m apart and 3 in fo...

category: Handling

- Groups of 8
- Ball
- Cones

2 sets of 4 players line up back to back.

Cones are places 3m apart and 3 in fo...

category: Handling

- Groups of 8
- Ball
- Cones

2 sets of 4 players line up back to back.

Cones are places 3m apart and 3 in fo...

category: Passing

- Groups of 8
- Ball
- Cones

2 sets of 4 players line up back to back.

Cones are places 3m apart and 3 in fo...

category: School

Split your players into two teams and line them up behind four cones.

The side with the ball sends out two players in a 2v1. The opposite si...

category: Agility-Running-Skills

Equipment Required: Bump Pads, Balls, Cones.

On GO, players A, B & C start running but A & C switch sides behind player C and run around the...

category: Handling

Players stand on a blue cone. On Go, the player passes the ball and sprints out to the nearest cone in the middle then back steps back to the next ...

category: Backs-Moves

- See the diagram for suggested starting positions.
- 10 and 12 remain static, the other players are in motion, offering options. <...

category: Backs-Moves

- See the diagram for suggested starting positions.
- 10, 12, 13, will be starting very flat with minimal movement.
- 11 will pro...

category: Backs-Moves

- See the diagram for suggested starting positions.
- 10, 12, 13, will be starting very flat with minimal movement.
- 11 will pro...

category: Handling

- Groups of 6+
- Balls
- Sausages/Bags
- Cones

Players line up opposite the trinagle of cones set up o...

category: Sevens

- Players start at the cones, pass the ball one circuit clockwise and one circuit anticlockwise.
- Following the two circuits, they take...

category: Agility-Running-Skills

category: Agility-Running-Skills

Players need to work their way up the cones, moving from one leg to another, winding up by bending at the knee and hips, and exploding off to the othe...

category: Warm-Up

- Groups of 6+
- Balls
- Bibs
- Cones

One player with a ball must run around trying to tou...

category: Decision-making

Drill to practice decision making.

Set up a grid 10m wide and 35m long with cones at the start (yellow), 5m (orange), 15m (blue), 30m (red) a...

category: Backs-Moves

- See the diagram for suggested starting positions.
- 10 carried the ball forward, inviting the defence to press up.
- 10 cuts in...

category: Backs-Moves

- See the diagram for suggested starting positions.
- 10 carries the ball up.
- 12 advances.
- 10 passes to 12.
- 1...

category: Passing

Drill to practice inside running lines (switches) in attack.

Set up a 10m x 10m square (green cones) with two attackers (blue) on one side of...

category: Match-Related

Set your players up so they are in groups of 6, with 3 forwards and 3 backs.

Line up the 3 backs to protect 2 try lines (marked by red cones)...

category: Passing

Drill to practice attacking organisational skills

Set up a grid roughly 20m wide and 20m long, with different coloured cones at one end and 5...

category: Sevens

- The exercise is simple, the attacker has 2 minutes to score as many tries as they can.
- They do this by attacking the space between 2...

category: Tackling

Drill to practice chasing and tackling someone.

Roughly 5m x 10m channel. Players lined up in two lines behind red cones.

First two pla...

category: Tackling

- Groups of 2
- Tackle Bags
- Cones

**1. Warm up light contact**

Players line up opposite...

category: Contact-Skills

- Sausage
- Cones

After you have completed the bounce motion, you can bounce and fire.

Fire - is by any mean...

category: Contact-Skills

- Sausage
- Cones

After you have completed the bounce motion, you can bounce and fire.

Fire - is by any mean...

category: Ruck

- Sausage
- Cones

After you have completed the bounce motion, you can bounce and fire.

Fire - is by any mean...

category: Ruck

- Sausage
- Cones

After you have completed the bounce motion, you can bounce and fire.

Fire - is by any mean...

category: Contact-Skills

- 4 players +
- cones
- ball.

Cones laid out on 5m chanel other 10 chanel.

3 Players line ...

category: Ruck

- 4 players +
- cones
- ball.

Cones laid out on 5m chanel other 10 chanel.

3 Players line ...

category: Tackling

category: Tackling

In a 10m grid, two teams on two adjacent cones. On GO, the player with the ball walks diagonally towards the opposite cone whi...

category: Tackling

Drill to practice making multiple tackles in a period of time.

Set up a circle of 6 cones with a padman opposite each cone (between 2m and 5m...

category: Tackling

The aim of the drill is to develop low tackle technique from both sides, Left and Right.

category: Tackling

The aim of the drill is to develop good tackle technique from both sides, Left and Right under pressure

category: Practices-for-Juniors

Drill to improve players taking the ball into contact and ruck clear out.

Set up a square roughly 5m x 5m. Get two lines of players behind tw...

category: Warm-Up

- Groups of 10+
- Balls
- Bibs
- Cones

4 player with a 1 ball must run around trying to to...

category: Passing

- Keep your player briefing, brief! Tell the players the following or have a demonstration group.....

- We have 8 static pass...

category: Passing

- We have 8 static passers and two runners.
- There should be a static passer on each cone, eight in total.
- The 9th player will...

category: Sevens

- We have 8 static passers and two runners.
- There should be a static passer on each cone, eight in total.
- The 9th player will...

category: Sevens

- Players start in attacking group of 3 on the 10 meter side of the grid. They pass the ball down the line at 10 meters,� attacking forward the...

category: Tackling

Tracking hit (2 x 10 minutes in split groups)

Set up

3 different colour cones on the gain line. 2m spacing (set up 3-4 are...

category: Backs-Moves

- Use the diagram as a starting point for players.
- 10 advances carrying the ball, inviting the defence to press up on the attack. ...

category: Passing

- Tell them the following......

- Using just one hand they should pass the ball to each other, spinning the ball.
- Th...

category: Passing

- Tell them the following......

- Each attack will be up and down, up the left and down the right side of the cones.

category: Agility-Running-Skills

Two players jog between three cones, set out at an equal distance, starting in the middle before jogging back and forth between the other two pairs...

category: Lineout

- Lay out four cones in a square.
- Lineout thrower stands on one cone and three lineout pod players on the next cone round.
- The f...

category: Passing

- This exercise is designed to improve quick handling and passing off both hands.
- Set out four cones in a zig zag shape, with at least t...

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Biella Bears phase 3 rehab players going through their reactive 5m accelerations. • 3 players, two colours of cone (blue or yellow) • Fending is allow...

Equipment: rugby ball, bibs, cones • Make a square, split the players into two teams. • The aim is for one team to make five consecutive passes withou...

One group of players forms a circle approximately 1m apart from each other (passers). The second group (runners) of players starts next to them at a c...

Some of us Boys taking out the Cones in the middle of the road, i fall over before i even get 2 the cone lol.

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Cone slalom (planting foot for dtep in each time)Laders done at a sprint.Player drops at yeloow cones then sprints from the ground to the final cone.&...

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9 cones.- Pass the line- Miss pass- SwitchIf more than 18 do two fields.

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