Drills

Pop And Pass

category: Passing

Rugby Pop and Pass Passing Tell the players the following.... The player on the cone passes the ball forward to the player just in front of the cone,...

Pop Box

category: Sevens

Rugby Pop Box Sevens Tell your players the following..... Ball carrier on the lower right cone advances to the center of the grid, drops and pop the ...

Snap, Crackle, And Pop - Touch Variation

category: Warm-Up

Rugby Snap, Crackle, and POP - Touch Variation Warm Up Split your players into two teams, giving one group of players a set of coloured bibs to set t...

M1 (Pop Inside 15)

category: Backs-Moves

Rugby M1 (POP INSIDE 15) Backs Moves See the diagram for starting positions. 10 moves forward carrying the ball. 12 moves forward, over-running the b...

Pop, Roll, Down, Up And Gut

category: Passing

Rugby Pop, roll, down, up and gut Passing Tell your players the following...... The ball carrier will run/carry the ball directly across the grid, of...

Ball Presentation On Tackle Pop

category: Ball-Presentation

Rugby Ball Presentation on Tackle Pop Ball Presentation Groups of 3. Ball One player performs a tackle on his knees. The ball carrier works to manage...

Contact Pop Pass Contact

category: Warm-Up

Rugby Contact Pop Pass Contact Warm Up Ball carrier goes forward, hitting in on the shield, turning to pop the call to a support player who passes th...

Ball Presentation On Tackle Pop

category: Ball-presentation

Rugby League Ball Presentation on Tackle Pop Ball presentation If tackle cannot be avoided take on own terms Hold onto the ball with ball in two hand...

Pop, Roll, Down, Up And Gut

category: Passing

Rugby League Pop, roll, down, up and gut Passing Players line up opposite each other in two lines.One player on each side has a ball. Before players ...

2 Vs 2 (Quick Scissor)

category: Decision-making

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

3 Man Tackle Grid.

category: Defensive-Patterns

  • Groups of 12+
  • Bibs
  • Balls
  • Cones

Get all players ot get into teams of 3.

3 Man Tackle Grid.

category: Tackling

  • Groups of 12+
  • Bibs
  • Balls
  • Cones

Get all players ot get into teams of 3.

A Cheeky Little Number

category: Passing

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

category: Sevens

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...

Blindside Wing

category: Backs-Moves

Moving the ball along the line this play sees 11 run up behind 10 to support the line and blind side the opposition.

10 plays a pop pass for...

Blindside Wing

category: yBacks-Moves

Moving the ball along the line this play sees 11 run up behind 10 to support the line and blind side the opposition.

10 plays a pop pass for...

Break

category: Passing

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

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

Breakdown Touch

category: Contact-Skills

  • 2 teams.
  • Half pitch
  • Ball

- A normal game of touch, however with conditions.

- When a...

Contact Pop Pass Contact

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...

Cross Over Running

category: Agility-Running-Skills

5 x 5m grid, size can vary according to ability.

Player at the front of each queue starts with a ball, runs diagonally across square and gives ...

Decision Making Box

category: Sevens

Tell your players the following......

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

Defender - Round And Realign

category: Passing

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...

Diamond Geezer

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...

Diamond Geezer

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...

Evasion Race

category: Agility-Running-Skills

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

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

Floor/ Seal/ Clear/ Pick

category: Ball-Presentation

In groups of 4 inside the grid with 1 ball per group.

Players should pass the ball around the group with small pops.

On the coach's w...

Follow The Leader

category: Tag-Rugby

  • Large Grid 20m x 20 m
  • Players in groups of 5
  • 1 Ball per Group
  • Leader of the group can run in any direction, the rest must f...

    Grids

    category: Handling

    1) Run out (2 steps) turn and pop ball to a support player.

    2) Run out (2 steps) turn and let support player take it out of your hands.

    ...

    It'S All Rip And Roll To Me!

    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...

    Lateral - Switch

    category: Passing

    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...

    Living On The Edge

    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 ...

    M1 (13 Missed, 14 Pop Inside To 15)

    category: Backs-Moves

    1. See the diagram for suggested starting positions.
    2. 10 moves forward with the ball, drawing the defence to press.
    3. 10 passing ...

    M1 (13 Missed, 14 Pop Outside To 15)

    category: Backs-Moves

    1. See the diagram for suggested starting positions.
    2. 10 moves forward with the ball, drawing the defence to press.
    3. 10 passing ...

    M1 (Pop Ouside 15)

    category: Backs-Moves

    1. See the diagram for starting positions.
    2. 10 moves forward carrying the ball.
    3. 12 moves forward, over-running the ball, cuttin...

    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...

    Offloads

    category: Contact-Skills

  • One group starts with the ball.
  • Player with the ball forwards towards the player with the pad.
  • The player hits pad with their right shoulder...

  • On your back - rolling pass

    Set Up

    Between 3 to 15 players - 1 to 4 ration of ball to players - players spaced no more than 5m apart

    Players catches ball - fal...

    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 Grid Progressions

    • Start out with a grid of 10 x 10
    • Passing progressions are based upon the ability of players to fix defenders - ensure the exerci...

    Passing Grid Progressions

    • Start out with a grid of 10 x 10
    • Passing progressions are based upon the ability of players to fix defenders - ensure the exerci...

    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. ...

    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. ...

    Ping Pong

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

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

    Piston Jumping

    The ball starts with one pod. As they are lifted the jumper is held in the air until the next pod is lifted. When the next pod reaches the top of t...

    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 Drills

    Hold the ball between your legs, one hand behind, one hand in fornt.

    Gently throw the ball up and swap your hands, from back to front and fr...

    Red Arrows

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

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

    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. ...

    Ruck Turnover Body Position

    • The coach pops the ball off to the attacker. The first defender tackles the player to the floor quickly.
    • The second defender arrives a...

    Simple Passing Warm Up

    • Passing and receiving exercise to warm the players up and get the handling skills ready for training.
    • Minimum 9 players.
    • Group...

    Single File Running

  • Groups of 5
  • 1 Ball per group.
  • Ball at the front of the group.
  • The first player runs out to the 5 meter line then stops, ...

    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...

    Split Drill with Trailer 3

    Equipment Required: Bump Pads, Balls, Cones.

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

    STATIC 2

    1. See the diagram for suggested starting positions.
    2. 10, 12, 13, will be starting very flat with minimal movement.
    3. 11 will pro...

    STATIC 3

    1. See the diagram for suggested starting positions.
    2. 10, 12, 13, will be starting very flat with minimal movement.
    3. 11 will pro...

    Tackle Tube Clear Out

    • Each station has two tackle tubes perpendicular to each other in a T shape.
    • The tackler tackles the bottom of the T, while there is a ...

    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 ...

    Touch down and back

    Players stand in a line with the ball in the hands of the front player.

    The first player runs to the edge of the grid and then bends to place...

    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...

    Web Videos

    How to pop pass in rugby

    This video addresses the simple art of the Pop Pass in rugby. Included is a step by step technique, when to use it and slow mo High definition filming...

    Rugby drills - pass & pop

    Rugby Drills - Pass & Pop. This rugby drill purely focus's on the Pop pass. Popping is a great skill to have in rugby, and is well worth practicing. F...

    Sessions

    Development of Rucking

    Use this session to introduce juniors to the ruck and improve older players' rucking ability - Starting slowly and use the progressions to increase th...

    Answers

    Community Drills

    Autosave 13411064

    Scissors.From cone to cone.Only use wrists to pop ball in air.Run straight and change direction on "switch" call from player without the bal...

    hit-en-pop-heen-en-weer

    Veld van 10x5 metertwee rijtjes spelerstwee hitshieldsspelers 1 en 2 komen van linker rij, spelers 3 en 4 komen van rechter rijspeler 1 loopt, maakt h...

    Wide and narrow attack

    Zet een kanaal uit van 5x20m met daarnaast een veld van 20x20m. Verdeel de groep in vier groepen van vier spelers. Twee groepen vallen aan ...

    On going 2V1

    Defender stays defending until they touch an attacker with the ball or intercepts the ball. defender can only move towards the attackers. Once they ha...

    Forward Pod Carry

    Start with ball carrier carrying to the padsProgression 1, Ball carrier done same as before but partner lactches on to the ball carrier and drives him...

    Autosave 37857029

    We use a pop pass each time while we shift the oposit team to create a gap in the defense.

    tackle and offload

    Tackle and Offloadset up a frid of 20m by 10m.get kids lined up into two lines at one end of the field facing the other end of the field.select two pl...

    Play from Scurm - 8 to 9 going left

    Play from Scurm - 8 to 9 going left 1st Phase Scenario 1; 8 packs normally ball away to right foot of 8 as there is pressure on the scrum, t...