Drill Categories

Kicking Drills

Use the kicking drills and videos below to develop your players' accuracy, technique, tactical awareness and skills so they know the right kick to use...

Practices for Juniors

The junior videos and drills are designed to introduce and teach youth players to the correct techniques and skills they will in rugby, in a safe and ...

Drills

3-Kick Warmup

category: Kicking

Rugby 3-Kick Warmup Kicking Drill to warm up/practice different types of kick. Players form two lines in the 15m channels with all the balls starting...

The Dropkick

category: Kicking

Rugby The Dropkick Kicking Players dropkick the ball, aiming to land the ball inside the area and then follow their kick. They then pick up the ball,...

Kick Tennis

category: Kicking

Rugby Kick Tennis Kicking Two team of 4. 40m x 20m area. The aim of the game is to kick / punt the ball into the oppositions half. If the ball bounce...

Punt Kicks

category: Kicking

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

Drop Kick

category: Kicking

Rugby Drop Kick Kicking Can be practiced with all players but specifically for the kickers of the team for start off kicking and tactical point scori...

Baseball

category: Kicking

Rugby Baseball 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 ou...

Team Kicking Game

category: Kicking

Rugby Team Kicking Game Kicking Two teams of 2. 1 team attacking and the other team defenders. Attacking team starts with a ball. Aim of the game is ...

Kick From Hands

category: Kicking

Rugby Kick From Hands Kicking Kicking from hands requires the player to kick the ball before it bounces, unlike a drop kick. 1 ball, cones to give ar...

Spiral Kick

category: Kicking

Rugby Spiral Kick Kicking The aim of the drill is to develop the spiral kick.

Mini-Goal Game

category: Kicking

Rugby Mini-Goal Game Kicking Game to practice controlling the ball. Set up two goals (roughly 2m wide) opposite each other about 5m away (red cones -...

3 Touch Kick

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...

All In Touch

The following are the laws for this game:

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

Another Defender Bites The Dust

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

Attacking Kick On The Move

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

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

Battle Ships

Fun game to practice passing/kicking accuracy.

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

Bomb Kick

  • The aim of the drill is to develop the Bomb kick

Box Kicking Practice

  • Game for scrum halves to practice their box kicking skills.
  • Set out a coned, rectangular/square area between the 22 and the 10 metre l...

Catching and Kicking Tennis

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

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

Defense vs attack drill

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

Denfence Down

  • 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.
  • ...

Find The Gap Grubber

Drill to practice grubber kicking (a kick that bounces along the ground, bouncing no more than 1m away from the kicker) to a team mate to score.

Flip It

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

Four Handed Touch

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

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

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...

It's All Rip and Roll To Me!

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

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

Kick and join the attack 5 v 4

One player kicks the ball to the 1 player left at the end of the grid as soon as the kick goes in the air the rest of the kicking team run to suppo...

Kick Tennis - Moving net

  • Split the group into three teams.
  • One team starts in the middle of the grid along the line. The idea of the game is to kick the ball over...

    Kicking accuracy and catching

    5 players working with 1 ball in a grid 20 by 20 meters, working on their grubber kicks and punts.

    One player stands on each corner of the ...

    Kicking over the void

    Grid: 10 x 20 or 30 (depending on age) with up to 4 balls, depending on age/ability of players.

    Players kick from one group to the other. ...

    Kicking Square

    Drill to practice short kicks to an attacking player.

    Set up a square roughly 10m x 10m, with an even number of players behind each cone (see...

    Kicking switch

    3 grids: 10x30

    Number of players: (up to 14)

    Number of balls: start with 2 (add balls depending on age and ability of players).

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    Kicking to partner

    2 players and 1 ball.

    Players stand opposite ach other in a coned area 10 yards apart.

    Player A kicks the ball out of their hands to ...

    Kicking to support

    One player starts with ball and runs to first cone, where he kicks the ball across to the other cone.

    The other player must time his run to...

    King Pin

  • Split the group into two teams.
  • One player from each team goes to the oppositions end and starts in the end zone.

    The aim of the ga...

    Lifting Pods

    • The aim of the exercise is to develop unit work, communication and good Technique for receiving Kick offs.

    Living On The Edge

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

    Maul Touch

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

    One Touch Ruck

    • 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.
    • ...

    Piggy in the middle

  • Two teams with one team in the middle.
  • Each player has to kick the ball over the the middle team for a member of the other team to catch. ...

    Rugby Gaelic Football

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

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

    Rugby Netball

    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...

    Rugby Netball

    Break your players into two teams.

    • One team goes to attack, and one to defence.
    • There is no kicking in this game.
    • No...

    Scoring Zones

    • 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.
    • ...

    Seven In Touch

    The following are the laws for this game:

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

    Space Invaders

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

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

    Team Kicking (Chip kick)

  • 4 teams of 2 players, with 2 teams at each end. One player from the 1st team starts with the ball.
  • The player with the ball runs forward a...

    Team Kicking (Grubber kick)

    4 teams of 2 players, with 2 teams at each end.

    One player from the 1st team starts with the ball.

    The player with the ball runs forw...

    Team kicking (variations)

  • 4 teams of 2 players, with 2 teams at each end. One player from the 1st team starts with the ball.
  • The player with the ball runs forward a...

    The Team Run

    • 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 ...

    Web Videos

    Rugby's worst kick fails!

    A compilation celebrating some of the worst kicks in the game of rugby, be it in open or play on on the kicking tee! Tweet me video requests ...

    Sessions

    Improving Kicking Accuracy

    Add an extra dimension to your game plus scrub up on the absolutely essential kicking techniques with this kicking session packed of videos and drills...

    Skill Drills!

    Work on your player's individual skills with this session, with a variety of fun drills!

    Kicking Confidence: Drop Goal Drills

    Give all your players confidence to use their feet with this kicking session. Use the drop kick to score a goal or hoist the ball behind their defence...

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    Community Drills

    Kick Circuit 1 (Stationary Kicking)

    1 grids 2v2Stationary kick(Missile Attack Game)4 kickers (1) per teamKick/Receive:-Pick your target Get it High5 points hit your players hand5 points ...

    Place Kicking

    Shuttle place kick /Catch and play to the gain line. Kickers then set up for the next kick while players reorganize.Make as many kicks each player in ...

    Autosave 78251936

    Fly half (playing in blue) must kick from behind a mark (indicated by ladders) into 5 target areas, the players in red are obsticles to avoid but can ...

    High Ball (Backs)

    High Ball - Kicking, Catching and Chasing.Two teams of 6 (can be more or less depending on numbers) set up as kicking team and receiving team.Here the...

    Beginning High Ball Catching Drills

    Getting players to understand the basics of catching a High Ball1. Set up an area big enough for the ammount of players you have. 2. Get all play...

    Line Kicking

    Getting the technique and accuracy improvement.1. Find a line of the pitch you are going to use or set out cones in a straighte line.2. Get your kicke...

    Box Kicking

    Improving scrum halfs box kick.Make sure you set up a ruck site, so its more realistic. TECHNIQUEEYES AND HANDS- Keep eyes on ball. - Finger...

    Box Kicking

    Improving scrum halfs box kick.Make sure you set up a ruck site, so its more realistic. TECHNIQUEEYES AND HANDS- Keep eyes on ball. - Finger...

    BBP

    To practice the best body position. BBP should be used while running, tackling, rucking, kicking, etc-athletic stance-all joints bent-springy legs&nbs...