Drills

Serious Fun

category: Passing

Rugby Serious Fun Passing Tell your players the following, keeping your player briefing, brief! It's vital to get the players moving as quickly as po...

Fun Catching Reaction Game

category: Passing

Rugby Fun Catching Reaction Game Passing This is a simple passing exercise that can be used as a warm up to improve players reaction time and catchin...

Fun Catching Game

category: Handling

Rugby Fun Catching Game Handling 6 players + Balls Players stand around a coach holding ball. The players then throw a second ball at the coach, he u...

8 Vs 3 Game

category: Match-Related

Rugby 8 vs 3 Game Match Related 8 players are lined up just outside the 22 metre line, with 3 defenders starting under the posts with the ball. One o...

The Beginners Rugby Manual

Rugby The Beginners Rugby Manual Rugby Coaching Manuals Youth The Beginners ... If you are prepared for each training session you will have a fun and...

1 On 1 Breakdown Skills

category: Ruck

  • Fun game 1 v 1 game to improve skills on both sides of the breakdown.
  • One player lies face down either side of a tackle tube (players ...

123 Play Divots

category: 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 play, you can start t...

2 Vs 1 - Decision Making

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...

2 Vs 1 - With Running Support

category: Off-Loads

The lead attacker runs at straight at defender.

Attacks runs into space, either on the left or the right, takes the tackle and then off-load...

2 Vs 2 (Loop And Step Inside)

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...

2 Vs 2 (Out - In Support Line)

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...

3 Second Touch - Touch Rugby Variation

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...

3 Vs 2 - Support Running

category: Decision-making

3 vs 2 in a grid.

Defenders must stay in position to start.

Once skills progress defenders can move to try and stop attackers either ...

3 Vs 2 - Support Running

category: Match-Related

3 vs 2 in a grid.

Defenders must stay in position to start.

Once skills progress defenders can move to try and stop attackers either ...

Alcatraz: Jail Break

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...

Attack Until Youre Tackled

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 ...

Attacking Skills Version 2

category: Sevens

Tell your players the following......

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

Bank Robbers

category: Warm-Up

  • Keep your player briefing, brief! Tell the players the following laws for this exercise.....
  1. Players must start the game ...

Battle Ships

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...

Beat The Defence

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...

Beat The Defence

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...

Building The Loop

category: Passing

Tell your players the following.....

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

Chasing The Pass

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...

Clapping Game

category: Passing

Tell your players the following.

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

Clockwork Passing

category: Catching

  • 4 + groups
  • Balls

All players have a ball, start by passing the ball once left then twice right, then 3 times l...

Clockwork Passing

category: Handling

  • 4 + groups
  • Balls

All players have a ball, start by passing the ball once left then twice right, then 3 times l...

Clockwork Passing

category: Warm-Up

  • 4 + groups
  • Balls

All players have a ball, start by passing the ball once left then twice right, then 3 times l...

Coach Says!

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...

Confidence In The Tackle

category: Tackling

  • Groups of 3.
  • Progression.

1. Wrestling

Players link up, one arm under & one arm over each...

Dizzy

category: Passing

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

Flick And Back Pass Insanity

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...

Four Handed Touch

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...

Go To Goal Touch

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...

Grid Island

category: Practices-for-Juniors

Fun game to practice passes/kicks not being intercepted.

Divide players into two equal teams and set up two grids (one small and one big - se...

Grip Game For Offloads

category: Off-Loads

  • This is a fun warm up game for the whole team to be involved in
  • Players are separated into two teams, one team wearing bibs
  • Ev...

Handling Starter Skill Games

category: Handling

These drills are perfect for players to work on there handling skills before a session starts.

The key is to challenge eachother and have fun...

Hands Up / Hands Down

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...

How To Talk To Juniors

category: Practices-for-Juniors

Don't stand up, instead take a knee and talk to players at their level.

Keep The Ball Game

category: Passing

Tell your players the following:

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

Keep The Ball Game

category: Sevens

Tell your players the following:

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

L With Defenders

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...

L-Shaped Passing

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...

L-Shaped Passing

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...

Choose A Folder...

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

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

  • Lets get the ball and the players...

Many Hands

category: Passing

Tell your players the following......

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

Many Hands

category: Scrum

Tell your players the following......

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

Miss Pass (M1)

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...

More Loop

category: Passing

Tell your players the following......

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

Narrow - Wide Channel

category: Agility-Running-Skills

  • Groups of 4
  • One ball per group
  • In the narrow channel stand one behind the other, once into the big space- fan out.

  • Number Cruncher

    category: Passing

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

    Offload Central

    category: Off-Loads

    Set Up

    Small 10 x 10m grid - 1/3rd of group on knees - 1/3rd with ball - 1/3rd supporting

    Players move around grid - take tackle and...

    Pass And Control

    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 ...

    Pass And Follow

    category: Warm-Up

    • They pass the ball around either clock wise or anti clock wise, you can decide to change the direction youself at any point during the exerci...

    Pass And Run

    category: Agility-Running-Skills

    Tell the players the following....

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

    Pass And Run

    category: Passing

    Tell the players the following....

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

    Pass Developer

    category: Sevens

    Tell the players the following......

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

    Pass To Hip Right And Left Side

    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...

    Passing By Numbers

    category: Passing

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

    Passing Central

    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...

    Pendulum Passing Race

    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...

    Pressure Ball

    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...

    Quick Hands - Warm Up

    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...

    Quick Hands - Warm Up

    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...

    Quick Positioning, Passing And Support

    category: Agility-Running-Skills

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

    1. As the coach calls a colour cone, they move into position quickly.
    2. ...

    Relay Passing Race

    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...

    Rugby League - Touch Rugby Variation

    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 ...

    Running From Depth

    category: Agility-Running-Skills

    No of players: 4 per grid, max. 20.
    Balls per group: 1.
    Markers: 4
    Grid size: 10x10.

    4 players line up behind each other. Front play...

    Scattered Defence - 6 Vs 4

    category: Decision-making

    Groups of ten work with one ball per group

    Defenders scattered around the grid, static and can only operate sideways

    If touched, the ...

    Scrum Half - Shotgun Alley

    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...

    Scrum Half - Shotgun Alley

    • 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...

    SH Passing Skills

    • The passer passes the first ball, from the ground, to the catcher, who sets the ball down.
    • the passer then run around the first cone...

    Side Wrestle

    2 players pair up, site back to back and lock arms together.

    The coach tells each player to lean a side.

    when the coach blo...

    Side Wrestle

    2 players pair up, site back to back and lock arms together.

    The coach tells each player to lean a side.

    when the coach blo...

    Simple Passing Exercise

    • Tell your players the follow.....
    1. The first two players at each coach will advance, attacking the cone to their left, in ...

    Smash through and Pass!

    Set Up

    3 sets of 2 defenders each with 2 tackle bags placed 10m apart down 15m x 30m channel - 3 attackers

    Attacker with ball in cen...

    Standing and Passing

    • Keep your player briefing, brief!
    • Tell your players the folloiwng.........
    1. Players should be 5m apart.
    2. ...

    Star Wars

    • 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 ...

    Step Back

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

    Striking the ball

    Introducing the skill of 'striking' for the ball.

    Hooker against a tackle pad, with the scrum half punting in the ball from the left hand si...

    SUPPORT TOUCH

    The normal rules of touch rugby, however variation of:

    -When there is a touch the player must pass the ball over his head within 2 mete...

    Surfs Up

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

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

    Switch

  • Groups of 2.
  • 1 ball per group.
  • Run straight then change direction at the first cone. Attack the opposite corner and pass to the su...

    Technical work at the breakdown

    Players start face down, on the coach's whistle players get to their feet to contest the contact area.

    Red player 1 and the blue player shou...

    Ten passes then...

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

    Ten passes then...

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

    The Atom Game

    • 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 ...

    The Berlin Wall

    • 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...

    Three Blind Mice - Tag Warm-Up

    • Tell the players that one group is the Mice and that mice have tails, their tags. The other group is not happy with the Mice, they are the Fa...

    Tight & Wide

    Tell the players the following:

    1. On your whistle the ball ...

    Tight & Wide

    Tell the players the following:

    1. On your whistle the ball ...

    Traffic Lights Game

    • Brief your players one what you would like the to do by telling them the following....
    1. One of the players will stand outs...

    Traffic Passing

    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 ...

    Two Man Piggy In The Middle

    • Tell your players the following......
    1. Two players will be defenders, it's their job to try and intercept the ball.
    2. <...

    Union Jack

    Tell your players the following...

    1. On GO Player A passes to B who in turn passes to Player C. At the same time Player E passes F.
    2. ...

    VISION

    • The two players in the middle of the circle will be defenders, it is their job to try and intercept the ball that is being passed, or to bloc...

    Wave After Wave

    • The front line of players run towards the other side of the grid while passing the ball down the line. When the last player in the line recei...

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