#### Contact Skills Drills

A major part of rugby involves two or more players making physical contact with each other. Contact normally takes place during a tackle, lineout, scr...

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A major part of rugby involves two or more players making physical contact with each other. Contact normally takes place during a tackle, lineout, scr...

category: Warm-Up

Rugby Pass and Follow Warm Up They pass the ball around either clock wise or anti clock wise, you can decide to change the direction youself at any p...

category: Kicking

Rugby Goal Kick Follow Through Kicking â€¢ The aim of the drill is to develop players follow through after the strike.

category: Practices-for-Juniors

Rugby Follow the Leader Practices for Juniors 6 players and 1 ball in a coned area. Player A leads with the ball, and the other 5 players follow. Pla...

category: Tackling

Rugby Shadowing - Follow the signs Tackling The group is split in half. The coach is positioned behind the defenders and instructs the movement of th...

category: Tag-Rugby

Rugby Follow The Leader Tag Rugby Large Grid 20m x 20m. Players in groups of 5 with one ball per group The leader with the ball can run in any direct...

category: Passing

Rugby League Pass and follow in a grid Passing The first player runs into the grid and then passes square to a player either on their left or right b...

category: Tackling

Rugby League Shadowing - Follow the signs Tackling The group is split in half. The coach is positioned behind the defenders and instructs the movemen...

category: Tag-rugby

Rugby League Follow The Leader Tag rugby Large Grid 20m x 20m. Players in groups of 5 with one ball per group The leader with the ball can run in any...

category: Decision-making

Drill to improve short space and wide space overlap play.

Set up a grid 15m wide, split into a 5m channel and a 10m channel, and 10m long (se...

category: Passing

- This is a simple 2 v 1.
- The two players have to get past the one defender without being touched, that's it.
- The defender wi...

category: Sevens

Tell your players the following......

- Whichever group of 2 is given the ball becomes the attack, and should attack upon receiving the ...

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: 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: Passing

- This is a simple 3 v 2.
- The three attackers have to get past the two defenders without being touched, that's it.
- The defend...

category: Sevens

Tell your players the following.....

- This game is about support and ensuring that support is close to the ball carrier.
- This ...

category: Warm-Up

Split your players into two teams, giving one group of players a set of coloured bibs to set them apart, and quickly tell your players the follow...

category: Sevens

Tell your players the following......

- On the 4 players side, they will go 2 at a time in attack - the balls should be with these playe...

category: Warm-Up

Split your players into two teams, giving one group of players a set of coloured bibs to set them apart, and quickly tell your players the followin...

category: Kicking

Drill to warm up/practice different types of kick.

Players form two lines in the 15m channels with all the balls starting on one side.

...

category: Tag-Rugby

Groups of 5

Combine grids to make 2 channels each 10m x 20m

1 Ball per group

Ball carrier tries to score a try by running past...

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: 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: Sevens

Tell your players the following.....

- The attack will remain in attack for 5 minutes, you'll then switch over.
- Normal rules of...

category: Sevens

Tell them the following......

- The ball carrier will run forward with the ball, their partner will go with them in support.
- Th...

category: Sevens

Tell your players the following...

- We are playing 7's, normal rules apply - except this is touch.
- Upon getting touched a play...

category: Passing

Give each training area one ball and tell the players the following......

- Let's just get the ball moving down the line. Give the playe...

category: Sevens

Give each training area one ball and tell the players the following......

- Let's just get the ball moving down the line. Give the playe...

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: Warm-Up

The following are the laws for this game:

- Equal number of defenders and attackers.
- Use bibs to identify both teams.

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: Warm-Up

- Normal laws of rugby apply; a knock on etc. results in a turn over.
- The attacking team gets unlimited touches.
- A player is ...

category: Off-Loads

Playing area of 25m in length - adjust width to suit numbers- equal numbers in both teams

Full LEG tackles ONLY - ball carrier when tackled ...

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: Sevens

Tell your players the following......

- Players will attack in teams of 2, each attacking unit will have their own ball.
- At the...

category: Sevens

Tell your players the following......

- Players will attack in teams of 3, each attacking unit will have their own ball.
- At the...

category: Sevens

Tell the players the following.....

- This is all about tackling at chest height.
- The facing player will advance, they will be ...

category: Warm-Up

Make sure that you have your warm-up area marked out before your players arrive, it's important that you get them working right away.

- ...

category: Warm-Up

- Keep your player briefing, brief! Tell the players the following laws for this exercise.....

- Players must start the game ...

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: Sevens

Tell your players the following.......

- One team of 7 will be in attack, the attack should start behind the 22 meter line and they will...

category: Sevens

Tell your players the following.....

- Pass the ball around, clockwise.
- After each circuit of the ball, take one half step back...

category: Passing

Keep your player briefing short. Tell your players the following....

- Pass the ball left, clockwise for 2 passes.
- Then right (...

category: Sevens

Tell your players the following.....

- The attacking group will wait at the top of the training area until the coach calls the number of...

category: Passing

- The speed of the pass should be reasonable and provide the interceptors with a chance of success.
- Tell the players the following.......

category: Sevens

- The speed of the pass should be reasonable and provide the interceptors with a chance of success.
- Tell the players the following.......

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: Sevens

Tell your players the following.........

- The coach will call a number e.g. 1.
- That attacking group must attack, aiming to sco...

category: Sevens

Tell your players the following.........

- The coach will call a number e.g. 1.
- That attacking group must attack, aiming to sco...

category: Passing

Tell your players the following.....

- One group of 4 players will be in defence.
- The other two groups of 4 will be in attack, ...

category: Passing

Tell your players the following......

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

category: Ruck

Have 3 or more pad holders, this depends on how many rucking units you wish to have and how many players you have at training - but work hard to ke...

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: Kicking

Drill to practice kicking accuracy and contesting the ball in the air.

Split the players into two even teams with different coloured bibs (re...

category: Passing

Keep your player briefing short, and get the ball moving around the circle as quickly as possible.

- First have the players move the bal...

category: Passing

Tell your players the following.

- Lets just get the ball moving clockwise for a while, just to get the ball moving through the hands.

category: Warm-Up

- Coach gives orders and the players do it.
- Example include: coach says do a press-up, coach says touch the groud with your right hand...

category: Decision-making

Drill to practice attacking from different positions.

Set up a grid roughly 20m wide and 15m long with three defenders (yellow) and four atta...

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: Sevens

Tell your players the following.....

- The players on the bags will squeeze the bags together to make removal of the ball hard but not i...

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: Contact-Skills

- Ball carrier goes forward, hitting in on the shield, turning to pop the call to a support player who passes the ball across the grid into the...

category: Warm-Up

- Ball carrier goes forward, hitting in on the shield, turning to pop the call to a support player who passes the ball across the grid into the...

category: Warm-Up

Break your players down into groups of 3.

In each area there should be 1 player with a tackle shield, 1 player with a tackle bag, and one wi...

category: Ruck-Clear-Out

**Set up: **

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

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: Passing

3 players work together, the middle player working the hardest out of the 3.

The 3 players stand in a line, the middle player doing a side ...

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

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: Decision-making

category: Sevens

Tell your players to do the following.......

- The two passing players keep passing the ball until the coach shouts GO.
- On GO, ...

category: Sevens

Tell your players the following.....

- One player will straddle the bag and compete for the ball on the ground.
- The two remaini...

category: Passing

Keep your player briefing short. You may consider having a demonstration group.

- Give two players opposite each other, one ball each.

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: Sevens

Tell your players the following......

- The ball carrier runs across the grid with the ball.
- The opposite player becomes the de...

category: Sevens

Tell the players the following.....

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

category: Passing

Tell your players the following......

- There will be one ball to each group, any player can be the ball carrier.
- Each group wi...

category: Warm-Up

- Be brief when telling the players the laws of this game, it's important to get them moving quickly.
- This is not a contact game. ...

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: Agility-Running-Skills

In fours players are moving up a channel. The support runner (blue player in the animation) calls themselves into the line, receives a pass, offloa...

category: Warm-Up

In fours players are moving up a channel. The support runner (blue player in the animation) calls themselves into the line, receives a pass, offloa...

category: Passing

- There will be one ball carrier at any one time.
- They will run around the circle, passing the ball.
- The ball must be handled...

category: Sevens

Tell the players the following......

- The first attacking group lines up with enough depth to attack the edge of the grid, they pass th...

category: Sevens

Tell your players the following.....

- The first attacking until enters through the top of the first channel, the defender there can 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: 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: Warm-Up

- Within each group of 10, there should be 4 attackers and 6 defenders.
- The defenders should be in the outer grid and the attackers wi...

category: Sevens

Tell the players the following.....

- The player on the top of the grid is the defender.
- The player on the bottom is the attack...

category: Warm-Up

Split your players into two teams, giving one group of players a set of coloured bibs to set them apart, and quickly tell your players the followin...

category: Passing

Keep your player briefing, brief! You may decide to have a demonstration grid.

- On your call, all players fan out to receive a pass.

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: 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: Sevens

Tell your players the following......

- This game is to be played at pace.
- It is contact and normal rules of 7's apply, only di...

category: Sevens

Tell your players the following.....

- One player will be the bag man, they will put the bags that have been hit back up again.

category: Sevens

Give the ball to the attacking team and tell your players the following.......

- This is touch 7's, other than that - normal rules of 7'...

category: Passing

Now split your players into two teams, giving one group of players a set of colored bibs to set them apart, and quickly tell your playe...

category: Warm-Up

- Be brief when telling the players the laws of this game, it's important to ge...

category: Tag-Rugby

Leader of the group can run in any direction, the rest must f...

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: Warm-Up

The following are the laws for this game:

- Equal number of defenders and attackers. Use bibs to identify both teams.
- Normal l...

category: Sevens

Give the ball to the attacking team and tell your players the following.......

- This is touch 7's, other than that - normal rules of 7'...

category: Passing

- This is a simple passing exercise that can be used as a warm up to improve players reaction time and catching skills
- 6 players and 1 c...

category: Warm-Up

The following are the laws for this game:

- Normal laws of rugby apply; a knock on etc. results in a turn over.
- The attacking t...

category: Handling

Players line up on the left hand side of each gate and they start in a line, 5m down from the first gate.

- The player on the left start...

category: School

- Great the large numbers, variety of skills in small areas and can be advanced/simplified for all abilities.
- Groups of 3, 3 ch...

category: School

- Excellent way to improve speed of feet and hands.
- Developed concept of hands up, follow-through and working hard to realign.<...

category: Passing

- Lets just get the ball moving clockwise for a while, just to get the ball moving through the hands.
- After a minute or two, lets swit...

category: Passing

Tell the players the following:

- Lets just get the ball moving down the line. Give the player at the start of one of the lines a b...

category: Sevens

Tell your players the following.....

- The defence will first turn and hit the pads.
- When the attack hears the hit - they can a...

category: Sevens

Tell your players the following.....

- The first should of 3 will PUSH, drifting across and HIT the pads together.
- They will th...

category: Warm-Up

You may consider these two points when looking to challenge or build confidence.

- Keep your player briefing, brief! It's best not to ha...

category: Passing

Tell your players the following:

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

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: Sevens

Tell your players the following.....

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

category: Passing

Tell your players the following:

- One group of two players will be defenders, you might want to give them bibs.
- The attackers ...

category: Sevens

Tell your players the following:

- One group of two players will be defenders, you might want to give them bibs.
- The attackers ...

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: Passing

- Keep your player briefing, brief! It's important to get your players working as quickly as possible.
- Lets get the ball and the player...

category: Passing

Lets get the ball and the players moving with lateral passing through the hands. Each training area only needs one ball, and that ball should start...

category: Sevens

Lets get the ball and the players moving with lateral passing through the hands. Each training area only needs one ball, and that ball should start...

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: 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: Passing

Drill to practice passing laterally.

Set up a diamond roughly 10m wide and 5m long (see diagram).

Two players position themselves at ei...

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: Warm-Up

- The players behind start running around the circle in a clockwise direction.
- When the coach shouts ATTACK, each player must get back...

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: Sevens

Tell the players the following....

- Players will advance as a line, and as one hit the pads.
- The pads can also advance as a li...

category: Lineout

Ball in two hands, shoulders square to the line of touch Good throw from the shoulder, front hand steadying the ball One smooth movement, no dummying...

category: Lineout

Players will need to ensure their throw is accurate and timed right to ensure success.

category: Lineout

Players will need to ensure their throw is accurate and timed right to ensure success.

category: Warm-Up

- Split the players into two teams, giving each team their own set of bibs. Two different colours that clearly define the teams.
- Keep ...

category: Sevens

Tell your players the following......

- The team with 7 players will be in attack for the first half.
- Normal 7 rules apply.

- Keep your player briefing, brief! It's important to get your players working as quickly as possible.
- Lets get the ball and the playe...

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: Passing

Tell your players the following......

- Each group of two players should have their own ball.
- While they have a partner, they c...

category: Scrum

Tell your players the following......

- Each group of two players should have their own ball.
- While they have a partner, they c...

category: Warm-Up

- Be brief when telling the players the laws of this game, it's important to get them moving quickly.
- This is not a...

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: 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: Warm-Up

Split your players into two teams, giving one group o...

category: Passing

Tell your players the following......

- The ball carrier (A) runs straight in a line and makes a normal lateral pass to the supporting p...

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: Tag-Rugby

The aim of the game is for teams with unequal number of players to defend and attack. Possesion is changed if one of the follo...

category: Passing

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

category: Sevens

Tell your players the following....

- They each have a number, 1, 2, and 3.
- They will jog up and down the grid, until the coach...

category: Sevens

Tell your players the following......

- The defender must make a tackle.
- The primary ball carrier must take the ball into conta...

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: Agility-Running-Skills

Tell the players: The player in possession of the ball when the coach blows their whistle has to run around the cone at the end of the grid to try ...

category: Sevens

Tell the players: The player in possession of the ball when the coach blows their whistle has to run around the cone at the end of the grid to try ...

category: Warm-Up

Tell the players: The player in possession of the ball when the coach blows their whistle has to run around the cone at the end of the grid to try ...

category: Warm-Up

- Keep your player briefing; brief, and get them working as soon as possible.I can't stress this enough, it's not a debating society - players ...

category: Warm-Up

- Be brief when telling the players the laws of this game, it's important to get them moving quickly.
- This is not a contact game. ...

category: Agility-Running-Skills

- Coach calls out a number/colour and that pair of players reacts, have the players decide who is the defender and who is the attack - this sho...

category: Sevens

- Coach calls out a number/colour and that pair of players reacts, have the players decide who is the defender and who is the attack - this sho...

category: Warm-Up

- Coach calls out a number/colour and that pair of players reacts, have the players decide who is the defender and who is the attack - this sho...

category: Passing

- Give each training area one ball and tell the players the following......

- Lets just get the ball moving down the line. Gi...

category: Sevens

Tell your players to do the following......

- The first ball carrier will throw the ball high into the air.
- The runner will cat...

category: Sevens

Tell your players the following......

- The first attacking unit will go, at the same time 2 of the defenders will round the top of the ...

category: Sevens

Tell your players the following.....

- Every receiver following the the ball carrier should lay on the ground, they can get up only when...

category: Passing

- Keep you player briefing, brief. Get the players moving and training as soon as possible.
- If you feel it would help, have one group ...

category: Agility-Running-Skills

Tell the players the following....

- Player 1 starts with the ball.
- Player 1 passes the ball to player 2 and then quickly moves...

category: Passing

Tell the players the following....

- Player 1 starts with the ball.
- Player 1 passes the ball to player 2 and then quickly moves...

category: Passing

Give each training area one ball and tell the players the following......

- Lets just get the ball moving down the line. Give the player...

category: Sevens

Give each training area one ball and tell the players the following......

- Lets just get the ball moving down the line. Give the player...

category: Sevens

Tell the players the following......

- Players should make 10 passes each between the 5 meter and the touch line.
- When they hav...

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: Passing

Great for scrum halves to practice placement of foot and following through with hands.

2 balls, 3 support players, 1 passer

Ted on th...

category: Passing

Good for warm ups and co-ordination, getting used to keeping your body straight on and handling the ball and practicing using your arms to pass the...

category: Passing

Tell the players the following.....

- This is simple, just attack from the bottom and top of the grid at pace.
- There can be two...

category: Sevens

Tell your players the following.....

- Trackers will pass the ball and tag the evades.
- Evade simply avoid getting tagged with t...

category: Passing

Passing in partners.

Players stand opposite each other about 3-4m away. One player will take 1-2 steps forward, then pass back and sideways t...

category: Passing

Tell your players the following.......

- There should be one group of 4 players between each cone on the four sides of the grid.

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

- Keep your player briefing, brief - and get the players moving as quickly as you can. You may consider having a demo group.
- On your g...

category: Passing

- Tell your players the following.....

- There will be 4 players on the outside of the circle, starting at 12, 3, 6, and 9 o'...

category: Passing

- Keep your player briefing, brief!
- Tell you players the following......

- Players will attack in groups of 2, so we...

category: Passing

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

- Runners move forward towards the cone opposite to their location. ...

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: Sevens

The sequence of passing on this exercise is as following......

- P2 passes to P1, who passes to P4.
- As the same time P3 passes ...

category: Handling

**1. Square on: one hand **

Stand square on, in your partners pass the ball back and forth no more than 5m away from eachot...

category: Passing

- Tell your players the following......

- One the call of the scrum half, the 3 attackers turn, round the cone and attack.

category: Passing

"Out the back door" passing with a spin element

Pairs work on one handed passing underneath the arm. Players stand opposite each ot...

category: Warm-Up

In this example we will play one touch offload, but remember you can change the version of touch to suit your training goals, applying the same mis...

category: Warm-Up

Make sure that your players are holding their tackle shields correctly!

- Have your players work in groups of 10, adjust depending on yo...

category: Sevens

Tell the players the following.....

- Each player has four tackle bags and six balls, the winner is the player that knocks down the most...

category: Passing

- Tell the players the following....

- The player on the cone passes the ball forward to the player just in front of th...

category: Sevens

Tell your players the following.....

- Ball carrier on the lower right cone advances to the center of the grid, drops and pop the ball t...

category: Passing

- Tell your players the following......

- The ball carrier will run/carry the ball directly across the grid, offloading it to...

category: Agility-Running-Skills

5 players in a group line up within touching distance of one another, and stand facing the coach who has a ball in his hand.

The coach then ...

category: Passing

5 players in a group line up within touching distance of one another, and stand facing the coach who has a ball in his hand.

The coach then ...

category: Contact-Skills

- Brief your players, but keep it brief!
- In each grid there will not be two channels. In each of the two channels there are two player...

category: Warm-Up

- Brief your players, but keep it brief!
- In each grid there will not be two channels. In each of the two channels there are two player...

category: Sevens

Tell the players the following......

- They should advance in 2's.
- Hit in on the bag with their shoulder, driving forward and p...

category: Warm-Up

Make sure your warm-up area is marked out before the players arrive.

- Depending on the number of players you have at training, mark out...

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: Kicking

• The aim of the drill is to develop kickers through the gate and keeping square onto the kick.

category: Sevens

Tell the players the following......

- When the attack advances the defenders PRESS UP on the attack.
- The attackers must pass t...

category: Sevens

Tell the players the following......

- When the attack advances the defenders PRESS UP on the attack.
- The attackers must pass t...

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: Passing

- Tell your players the following.....
- The first player runs out with the ball to the first set of cones and passes the ball to the se...

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: Sevens

Tell your players the following.

- They just need to pace the ball down the line, each player will get the ball.
- A colour will ...

category: Passing

Give each training area one ball and tell the players the following......

- One of the attacking lines takes the ball.
- They sim...

category: Sevens

Give each training area one ball and tell the players the following......

- One of the attacking lines takes the ball.
- They sim...

category: Agility-Running-Skills

4 players start together on their stomachs next to each other.

- As the coach calls a colour cone, they move into position quickly. ...

category: Passing

4 players start together on their stomachs next to each other.

- As the coach calls a colour cone, they move into position quickly. ...

category: Ruck

Have a line of two or more ruck shields, a safe distance apart, five meters from the players that will make the hits. Make sure that the pad holder...

category: Ruck-Clear-Out

Have a line of two or more ruck shields, a safe distance apart, five meters from the players that will make the hits. Make sure that the pad holder...

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: Warm-Up

- With each new instruction to players you'll be having a race, lets see which group is the fastest - no cheating!
- Don't spend too muc...

category: Ruck

Set up two defenders holding hit shields opposite two even lines of players.

The ball starts with the first man in one of the lines, he runs ...

category: Passing

- Tell your players the following......

- There will be one ball to each group, any player can be the ball carrier.
- ...

category: Agility-Running-Skills

- Tell your players the following.....

- The first player picks the ball up at the cone passes the ball to the next player, t...

category: Passing

- Tell your players the following.....

- The first player picks the ball up at the cone passes the ball to the next player, t...

category: Sevens

Tell the players the following......

- The first group of 3 go first.
- The first player hits in on the bag with their shoulder, ...

category: Sevens

Tell the players the following......

- The first group of 3 go first.
- The first player, the ball carrier, hits in on the pad an...

category: Sevens

Tell your players the following.....

- Both the pad and attacking units will jog within the grid, the players in the attacking units don...

category: Sevens

Tell the players the following laws.......

- One team will be attacking, the ball carrying team. The other will be a defending team.

category: Warm-Up

Split your players into two teams, giving one group of players a set of coloured bibs to set them apart, and quickly tell your players ...

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: Warm-Up

Tell players the following....

- Each Player will work individually, unless told otherwise.
- Players can run in any direction: m...

category: Warm-Up

- Be brief when telling the players the laws of this game, it's important to get them moving quickly.
- This is not a contact game. ...

category: Passing

- Explain to thescrum halfs that they are to attempt to pass the ball at the attackers and attempt to hit them below the shoulders.
- It...

category: Sevens

- Explain to thescrum halfs that they are to attempt to pass the ball at the attackers and attempt to hit them below the shoulders.
- It...

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: 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 following are the laws for this game:

- Equal number of defenders and attackers.
- Normal laws of sevens rugby apply; a knock...

category: Sevens

Tell the players the following.......

- The 7 attackers, will always be in attack.
- The 3 defenders will always be in defence.

category: Sevens

The sequence of passing on this exercise is as following......

- P2 passes to P1, who passes to P4 using a pass from the ground.

category: Passing

- Give each training area one ball to start with and tell the players the following......

- Lets just get the ball moving dow...

category: Passing

Here the player needs to have slightly bent knees, and ensure that he is leaning slightly forward with a straight back, giving him space to swing...

category: Passing

- Tell your players the follow.....

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

category: Passing

- Brief your players one what you would like them to do.
- Start the activity by having all players pass the ball around the grid in any...

category: Warm-Up

Split your players into two teams, giving one group of players a set of coloured bibs to set them apart, and quickly tell your players the followin...

category: Warm-Up

Keep your playing briefing, brief and tell the players the following laws.

- Both teams are in attack and both teams are in defence, at ...

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: Passing

- Give each training area one ball to start with and tell the players the following......

- Lets just get the ball moving dow...

category: Passing

- Tell your players the following......

- Player A passes to D and cuts - not getting ball back , but holding up - B cuts and...

category: Passing

- Keep your player briefing, brief!
- Tell your players the folloiwng.........
- Players should be moving, staying around 5 meters...

category: Passing

- Keep your player briefing, brief!
- Tell your players the folloiwng.........

- Players should be 5m apart.
- ...

category: Passing

- The rest of the players are told to stand at one end of the field (they are the Space Pirates). The space police want to try and blow up the ...

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: Passing

Tell your players the following...

- The first player runs into the grid, the ball carrier.
- They attack the inner square. ...

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: Sevens

- The attacker goes when ready, and must round either the top or bottom cone.
- The defender must mirror the movements of the attacker o...

category: Sevens

Tell the players the following.......

- Lay flat on the ground.
- In a moment but not yet, I want you to get to your feet, but yo...

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: Tag-Rugby

You can play any version of touch you like, I'm going to suggest One Touch Off-Load - but you can change this to suit your training goals for the s...

category: Warm-Up

- The attackers need to get from one end of the grid, a safe zone, to the other end of the grid, another safe zone, without getting touched.

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: Handling

- Keep your player briefing, brief!
- Tell your players the folloiwng.........
- Players should be moving, staying around 5 meters...

category: Passing

- Keep your player briefing, brief!
- Tell your players the folloiwng.........
- Players should be moving, staying around 5 meters...

category: Warm-Up

- Quickly tell the players that when you blow you whistle and shout Atom, you will also shout a number to let the players know the size of the ...

category: Warm-Up

- Tell the players that when you touch the shoulder of a player, they: have to go into the center of the circle, pick up the ball, and try to b...

category: Kicking

Players dropkick the ball, aiming to land the ball inside the area and then follow their kick. They then pick up the ball, run around the cone and ...

category: Passing

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

- We have 8 static pass...

category: Sevens

- Use half or a full pitch for this exercise.
- A full team of 7 will run unopposed.
- Players should use this as a rehearsal of ...

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: Contact-Skills

- The players in their groups of 3 stand between the lines of the inner square with the working group stood inside the other players.
- ...

category: Warm-Up

- The players in their groups of 3 stand between the lines of the inner square with the working group stood inside the other players.
- ...

category: Sevens

- Put a group of 7 inside inside one of your grids. Tell them the following laws: The player not wearing a bib (the runner) is trying stay away...

category: Warm-Up

- Put a group of 7 inside inside one of your grids. Tell them the following laws: The player not wearing a bib (the runner) is trying stay away...

category: Sevens

- One of the players in a group of 4 should be an attacker, and should take the pad.
- The other 3 players will be defenders.
- T...

category: Passing

- Brief your players one what you would like the to do by telling them the following....

- One of the players will stand outs...

category: Warm-Up

This passing exercise will keep large groups of players busy passing, running onto, and moving the ball in traffic without the need to spend large ...

category: Passing

- Tell your players the following......

- The first line of attackers move forward, passing the ball down the line.
- ...

category: Agility-Running-Skills

category: Sevens

Tell the players the following......

- We are going to play a game, the 7 defenders will stay in defence throughout, and the 5 attacking...

category: Passing

- Tell your players the following......

- Two players will be defenders, it's their job to try and intercept the ball. <...

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 your players the following...

- On GO Player A passes to B who in turn passes to Player C. At the same time Player E passes F. ...

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: Passing

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

- We have 1 scrum half,...

category: Kicking

Hold ball nearly vertical with bottom hand, with top hand steadying rather than holding Keep head over the ball during run upDrop the ball, do not th...

category: Passing

Tell the players to do the following......

- The player with the ball passes to the next player and follows the direction of the ball.

category: Sevens

- It's important that the defence does the following......

- They have numbers, so press up fast but.....
- Slow down ...

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