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...

Off Loads Drills

An off load is when a tackled player passes the ball to a teammate before the tackle is completed. Use the 2v1 and tackle bag off load drills and vide...

Drills

Kicking Accuracy And Catching

category: Kicking

Rugby Kicking accuracy and catching Kicking 5 players working with 1 ball in a grid 20 by 20 meters, working on their grubber kicks and punts. One pl...

Passing Accuracy

category: Passing

Rugby Passing Accuracy Passing Passing in partners. Players stand opposite each other about 3-4m away. One player will take 1-2 steps forward, then p...

Long Passing Accuracy

category: Passing

Rugby Long Passing Accuracy Passing Players line up single fine in two lines. Two coaches stand at the front and just off the side of both lines. One...

Kicking Accuracy And Catching

category: Kicking-skills

Rugby League Kicking accuracy and catching Kicking skills Number of players: 5 working with 1 ball. Markers: 4 Grid size: 20x20 Practice grubber kick...

L-Shaped Passing Passing - Rug...

Rugby League L-Shaped Passing Passing Lets get the ball and the players moving with lateral passing through the hands. Each training area only needs ...

Punt Kick Kicking - Rugby Dril...

Rugby Punt Kick Kicking 2 players working together, about 4m apart. One player punt kicks the ... Kicking accuracy and catching Drill Thumbnail View ...

Kick Tennis Kicking - Rugby Dr...

Rugby Kick Tennis Kicking Two team of 4. 40m x 20m area. The aim of ... Rugby Drill Demonstration ... Kicking accuracy and catching Drill Thumbnail V...

Box Kick Kicking - Rugby Drill...

Rugby Box Kick Kicking The box kick is a very dangerous tactic for attack and defense. ... Kicking accuracy and catching Drill Thumbnail View this dr...

Lineout: throw Lineout - Rugby...

Rugby Lineout: throw Lineout Players will need to ensure their throw is accurate and timed right to ensure success. Although any players can take the...

2 v 1

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

3 'v' 2

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

3 Times A Charm

Tell your players the following......

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

3 vs 2 Reload

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

4v3 Passing Channel

  • This is a 4 v 3 overload drill in favour of the attackers
  • The area is set out, with four attackers spread out across the back line, th...

A Cheeky Little Number

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

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

A Cheeky Little Number

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

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

Baseball

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. (...

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...

Box Back

Tell your players the following.....

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

Break

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

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

Building The Loop

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, ...

Building The Switch Pass

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

  1. 3 attackers line up on the first three cones, the rest fall in...

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...

Chasing The Pass

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

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.

Colour Defend

Tell the players the following.....

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

Crossover Relay

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

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

Decision Making

Tell the players the following.....

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

Defender - Round and Realign

Tell your players the following......

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

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.
  • ...

Depth, Fitness, Warming 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 ...

Dizzy

  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...

Do Not Enter

Tell the players the following......

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

Escape To Victory

  • 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...

Fan Out and Pass

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

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

Fast And Pressured

Tell your players the following......

  1. There will be one runner.
  2. 1 player, static, on each cone. 4 players on the cones in tot...

Fast And Pressured

Tell your players the following......

  1. There will be one runner.
  2. 1 player, static, on each cone. 4 players on the cones in tot...

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...

Hands up / Hands Down

  • 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...

Heads up 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...

Keep Going 4/3

Tell your players the following...

  1. The attackers will start at the base of the grid and attack the first box.
  2. The 2 defenders...

Keep The Ball Game

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

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

  • 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

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

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...

Ladder Pass

  • 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...

Lateral - Switch

Tell your players the following.....

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

Lineout Race

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

Loop (L1,L2,L3)

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

M1, Inside Pass/Pop, Back

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

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

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 Me Baby, One More Time!

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

Miss Pass (M1)

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

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...

Number Cruncher

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

Off-Loading Pass

Tell your players the following......

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

Open Channel

  • Give each training area one ball and tell the players the following......
  1. Lets just get the ball moving down the line. Gi...

Pass and Control

  • 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

  • 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

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

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 Support

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

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

Pass and Support

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

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

Pass Developer

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 Invaders

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

Pass within a channel

Tell the players the following.....

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

Passing Behind

In partners get your players to move round each other, passing with 1 hand round the "back of their hand".

Passing Box

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

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

Passing By Numbers

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

Passing Central

  • 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...

Passing circle

  • Tell your players the following.....
  1. There will be 4 players on the outside of the circle, starting at 12, 3, 6, and 9 o'...

Passing compass

  • 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...

Passing Grid

  • Set up a grid of about 10 x 10
  • Aim to have 12 attackers and 2 defenders
  • 3 attackers spread out on each side of the square. One...

Passing Grid

  • Set up a grid of about 10 x 10
  • Aim to have 12 attackers and 2 defenders
  • 3 attackers spread out on each side of the square. One...

Passing Grid

  • Set up a grid of about 10 x 10
  • Aim to have 12 attackers and 2 defenders
  • 3 attackers spread out on each side of the square. One...

Passing in Contact

  • Keep your player briefing, brief!
  • Tell you players the following......
  1. Players will attack in groups of 2, so we...

Passing in Traffic

  • Tell the players the following......
  1. Runners move forward towards the cone opposite to their location.
  2. ...

Passing Reps

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

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

Passing to Support

  • Tell your players the following......
  1. One the call of the scrum half, the 3 attackers turn, round the cone and attack.

Passing Underhand Sideways

"Out the back door" passing with a spin element

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

Pole Position

Tell the players the following.....

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

Pop and Pass

  • Tell the players the following....
  1. The player on the cone passes the ball forward to the player just in front of th...

Pop, roll, down, up and gut

  • Tell your players the following......
  1. The ball carrier will run/carry the ball directly across the grid, offloading it to...

Pressure Cooker

  1. 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...

Quick Hands - 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 Hands - 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 Hands

  • 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...

Quick Passing To Space

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

  1. One of the attacking lines takes the ball.
  2. They sim...

Quick Passing To Space

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

  1. One of the attacking lines takes the ball.
  2. They sim...

Reloading and passing practice

Have 8-10 players standing in a line with a scrum half at the end a few metres in front.

Scrum half passes the ball to a player. Passing down...

Round and Realign

  • Tell your players the following......
  1. There will be one ball to each group, any player can be the ball carrier.
  2. ...

Round The World

  • Tell your players the following.....
  1. The first player picks the ball up at the cone passes the ball to the next player, t...

Round The World

  • Tell your players the following.....
  1. The first player picks the ball up at the cone passes the ball to the next player, t...

Rugby 5 Pin Bowling

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...

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...

Running Warm Up

Tell players the following....

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

Scrum Half Pole Position

Tell the players the following.....

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

Serious Fun

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

SH Passing Reps

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

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

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...

Short Passing

  • Give each training area one ball to start with and tell the players the following......
  1. Lets just get the ball moving dow...

Simple Catch and Pass Drill

  • Easy drill to do with the players
  • Split players up into groups of three, one ball per group
  • Player 1 to Player 2
  • Playe...

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 ...

Simple Passing Grid

  • 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...

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 ...

Spin Pass

  • The aim of the drill is to develop a long spin pass.

Spin Pass Practice

  • This is a simple yet very effective exercise designed for players to focus on spin passing accuracy.
  • Players start in three lines, abo...

Spin Passing

  • Give each training area one ball to start with and tell the players the following......
  1. Lets just get the ball moving dow...

Standing and Passing

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

Standing Throws

  • The aim of the exercise is to warm up and activate the core to develop accuracy of the throw with a partner 10m - 15m

Staying Alive

Tell your players the following...

  1. The first player runs into the grid, the ball carrier.
  2. They attack the inner square.
  3. ...

Staying Square and Fixing Defenders

  • Exercise aimed at attackers staying square when running towards a defender in order to fix them to the spot and then spin a pass out to the si...

Support Lines

  • The aim of the drill is to develop players understanding of support lines

Target Throws

  • The aim of the exercise is to develop accuracy of the throw using a target at different distances. 5m - 10m - 15m

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 Next Pass

  • Keep your player briefing, brief! Tell the players the following or have a demonstration group.....
  1. We have 8 static pass...

They Just Keep Coming

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

They Just Keep Coming

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

Three Player Circuit

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

Three Player Circuit

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

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...

Tri-Attack

  • Tell your players the following......
  1. The first line of attackers move forward, passing the ball down the line.
  2. ...

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. ...

Wave After Wave

  • Keep your player briefing, brief! Tell the players the following or have a demonstration group.....
  1. We have 1 scrum half,...

Web Videos

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Sessions

Skill Drills!

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

Scrum / Lineouts for beginners

Keep your players safe! Review the basics, coach the key points of these two important skills and give players plenty of time to learn and improve

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

Passing Fitness

40m x 20 mPlayer in middle run/pass 10 times.Players on sides switch places, restAccuracy of pass, when tired

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 ...

Warm up

(2) Dynamic stretches (heel flicks, high knees, lunges, swimming)(5) Warm up game (pulse raiser) passing the tennis balls around the square.Everyone i...

Scrum Half Aimed Passing

Improving scrum halfs passing accuracy. 1. PLayer starts on belly behind red cone. 2. Coaches say they bounce to feet, run to first cone and...

Multi-Directional Goal Ball

Develop Accuracy and strength of pass.Improves spatial awareness, running lines, communication, decision making, evasion and footworkSet up a big enou...

Target Practice

Improve the accuracy when kicking out of hand or drop kicking.1. Set up different sized circles or squares as targets. 2. Give the smaller target...

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 Kick Pressure

Improving the box kick with accuracy and under pressure.Replicate the ruck site with tackle bag and 2 cylinders. 1. Have 10 rugby balls. 2. ...

Precision Scrum Half Pass

Improving the precision of the scrum half pass off the floor. 1. Set up 8 targets to hit. 2. St up 2 cones with 4 balls at each. 3. Get...