#### Agility & Running Skills Drills

Agility is how quickly your players can move while staying balanced and flexible. Running to evade the tackle, move into space for a pass and change d...

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Agility is how quickly your players can move while staying balanced and flexible. Running to evade the tackle, move into space for a pass and change d...

There are seven backs in a team, with the rugby position numbers 9-15. As the name suggests they are positioned behind the forwards, and include the S...

The Sevens drills below to sharpen your players' rugby skills such as quick hands, speed evasion and passing under pressure before moving on to develo...

category: Sevens

Rugby Speed On 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 con...

category: Sevens

Rugby Line Speed 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: Passing

Rugby Building Speed Onto The Ball Passing The speed of the pass should be reasonable and provide the interceptors with a chance of success. Tell the...

category: Sevens

Rugby Building Speed Onto The Ball Sevens The speed of the pass should be reasonable and provide the interceptors with a chance of success. Tell theĆ...

category: Tag-Rugby

Rugby Speed Pass Tag Rugby 8 in each group. 6 in the playing area and 2 outside it. The six in the playing area play a 4 v 2 against each other tryin...

category: Agility-Running-Skills

Rugby Change of pace (Speed) Agility & Running Skills Individually Random cones of different colours Each colour represents a different running speed...

category: Passing

Rugby Speed pass challenge Passing Groups of 8 Ball Cones 2 sets of 4 players line up back to back. Cones are places 3m apart and 3 in fornt of both ...

category: Catching

Rugby Speed pass challenge Catching Groups of 8 Ball Cones 2 sets of 4 players line up back to back. Cones are places 3m apart and 3 in fornt of both...

category: Passing

Rugby Quick Hands Passing Tell your players the following..... The first player runs out with the ball to the first set of cones and passes the ball ...

category: Contact-Skills

Pass gets given to the attacker who has to run down the grid. When the tackle comes in the player with the ball has to present the ball.

Tac...

category: Agility-Running-Skills

1 vs 1 in a small pitch

All players line up ...

category: Agility-Running-Skills

- The aim of the drill is to develop speed and agility

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: Off-Loads

The lead attacker runs straight at the defender, attacking either the space on the left or the right before taking the tackle and off loading to th...

category: School

- continuous attack wire is handling under pressure and incorporates a large number of players.
- Emphasis on the execution of the skill...

category: Agility-Running-Skills

The drill starts with 2 defenders and 2 attackers. The 2 attackers start one behind the other, about 3+ meters apart, the first players job is to e...

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: Defensive-Patterns

Set an area with two different coloured cones on the touch line in the middle, one for defenders and one for attackers. At the prompt of the coach ...

category: Match-Related

Set an area with two different coloured cones on the touch line in the middle, one for defenders and one for attackers. At the prompt of the coach ...

category: Passing

Set an area with two different coloured cones on the touch line in the middle, one for defenders and one for attackers. At the prompt of the coach ...

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: Decision-making

- The aim of the drill is to develop handling in a short space.

category: Decision-making

- The aim of the drill is to develop handling in a short space.

category: Decision-making

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

category: Handling

- Groups 18
- Balls
- Cones

Groups of 4 line up on all sides of the square.

2 defenders tand in the middle o...

category: Passing

- 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...

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: 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: School

- Turnover wall, decision-making, contact skills and gameplay.
- Can change size of grid and number of defenders. Smaller grid = ...

category: School

- Defender should try and keep shoulders square, close down space and focus on the attackers hips.
- Attacker tries to stop and s...

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: 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...

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...

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: Defensive-Patterns

**WHY?**

Put pressure on attacking side.

Force ball back inside.

More numbers in defence than attackers....

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: 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: 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: Agility-Running-Skills

Players stand back to back and await the coach's call. Whichever colour the coach shouts out are the mice (in the animation the coach shouts 'Blue'...

category: Agility-Running-Skills

1) Run down channels 1/2 / 3/4 pace.

2) No forward passes.

3) Use 6 balls / 6 runners at the same time.**Variation**

1) Speed...

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: Contact-Skills

-4 bags

-2 sausages.

- Put players on each bag, sausage and 2 defenders at the end of the grid.
- There are 4 work...

category: Handling

-4 bags

-2 sausages.

- Put players on each bag, sausage and 2 defenders at the end of the grid.
- There are 4 work...

category: Tackling

-4 bags

-2 sausages.

- Put players on each bag, sausage and 2 defenders at the end of the grid.
- There are 4 work...

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: 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: Agility-Running-Skills

Two players are competing to manoeuver around the sticks or cones and get over the line.

category: Warm-Up

Two players are competing to manoeuver around the sticks or cones and get over the line.

category: Contact-Skills

- 30 + players - Teams of 10/13
- Bibs
- Balls

**1. Shoulders on - low intensity**

Should...

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: Contact-Skills

- Groups of 2
- Bags
- Balls
- Contact conditioning

**1. Body height clear out work**

In ...

category: Ruck

- Groups of 2
- Bags
- Balls
- Contact conditioning

**1. Body height clear out work**

In ...

category: Ruck-Clear-Out

- Groups of 2
- Bags
- Balls
- Contact conditioning

**1. Body height clear out work**

In ...

category: Handling

- Groups 9+
- Ball
- Cones

This could be perfect fro a warm up drill.

Player with the ball runs to fir...

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: 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 the players the following.....

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

category: Defensive-Patterns

2 defenders work together to force 5 players to pass and work them towards touch.

The golden rule is for them to keep their spacing even, ens...

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: School

- To extend the drill, get the taxes to always back pedal and get them to have to go to the cone they weren't just that. This will aid communic...

category: School

- Work this fitness, defensive in line speed, communication, beating the defender and rucking.
- Even number of players and pads....

category: School

- Excellent drill to put defenders in game situations and having to make decisions.
- Defenders go from defending one side into t...

category: Defensive-Patterns

**1. Defensive Organisation **

4 Defenders line up on the the cones.

When coach goes to pass the ball, when han...

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: Warm-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 ...

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: Tackling

- Groups of 6.
- Tackle Suits.
- Ball

**1. 1 v 2 - Shoulders on**

1 attacker must run in ...

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: 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: Handling

- Groups of 15
- Ball
- Bags

Groups of 3 on all sides of the grid, with 2 defenders in the middle.

category: Decision-making

- Groups 10+
- Balls
- Cones
- Sausages.

**1. Chanel Fix **

Groups of 5....

category: Handling

- Groups 10+
- Balls
- Cones
- Sausages.

**1. Chanel Fix **

Groups of 5....

category: Passing

- Groups 10+
- Balls
- Cones
- Sausages.

**1. Chanel Fix **

Groups of 5....

category: Handling

- Groups 16+
- Cones

Attackers and defender line up at the start of the grid.

The grid is 3 chanels al...

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: 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: School

- Vital skills to beat a defender and get the football.
- Ball is needed. Players must do it at full speed. Key players low and t...

category: Kicking

- The aim of the drill is to develop kickers feetwork into kick.

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: 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: Contact-Skills

- Bag
- Ball

Player lies oppsite a tackle bag. and fires from hips to get in the jackal postion.

Keep ...

category: Ruck

- Bag
- Ball

Player lies oppsite a tackle bag. and fires from hips to get in the jackal postion.

Keep ...

category: Ruck-Clear-Out

- Bag
- Ball

Player lies oppsite a tackle bag. and fires from hips to get in the jackal postion.

Keep ...

category: School

- Can evolve drilled by having 3 versus 2 in the wide channel.
- Start off with defenders being passive in order for attacking success a...

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: Agility-Running-Skills

SAQ (Speed, Agility, Quickness) drill for warm ups, handling the ball and warming up muscles.

4 or 5 small SAQ hurdles, 1 ladder

Make...

category: Defensive-Patterns

- Groups of 10+
- 3 Bags
- balls
- Cones

1. With bags

3 Attckers with b...

category: Tackling

- Groups of 10+
- 3 Bags
- balls
- Cones

1. With bags

3 Attckers with b...

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: Contact-Skills

**1. Bounce **

Race to get off the floor. CHest to bag then bag to feet.

**2. Bounce with sausage **

category: Contact-Skills

The aim of the drill is to develop speed off the floor into a positive Jackle Position.The Jacklers emphasis is to win the ball back by getting into a...

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: 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: 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: 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 ...

- 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: Defensive-Patterns

3 attackers and 2 defenders.

The scrum half passes to the first receiver of group of 3 attackers.

The 3 attacking players must then p...

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: 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

- 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: 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: School

- Develops lines of support, vision, footwork and offloading.
- If a player is touched, he must go to the floor and off load.&nbs...

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 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: 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...

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: 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

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

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: Warm-Up

- 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...

category: Backs-Moves

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

category: Passing

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

category: Handling

- Groups of 12+
- Balls
- Cones

4 defenders lineup in a passing grid, that has laid out 2 red cones and 2 bl...

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

- Groups of 4
- Balls
- Tackle bags/sausages
- Cones.

3 players line up opposite 3 bags la...

category: Passing

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

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

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: 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: 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: Backs-Moves

- 10 moves forward carrying the ball.
- 12 moves forward and in.
- 11 loops around the back of 12.
- 10 passes to 12. ...

category: Kicking

2 players working together, about 4m apart. One player punt kicks the ball to the hands of the other.

Create a competitive edge by having teams ...

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: Ball-Presentation

Once an attacker is touched they must offload within one second.

You can start the game so that players have to pass the ball in front of de...

category: Tag-Rugby

Once an attacker is touched they must offload within one second.

You can start the game so that players have to pass the ball in front of de...

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

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: 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: School

- Excellent drill to get players working off the ball to create depth while not turning their backs.
- Groups of 3 or 4.&nbs...

category: Passing

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...

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: Ruck

5-7 players run around in a rectangle shaped grid. They must move very fast within it awaiting the whistle, but they are not allowed to touch the...

category: Ruck

5-7 players run around in a rectangle shaped grid. They must move very fast within it awaiting the whistle, but they are not allowed to touch the...

category: Sevens

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...

category: Passing

Coach stands in the middle of a semi circle of 6-10 players, holding a ball.

One player throws a ball at the coach, who bats it away using th...

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: Tackling

Starting with their backs to one another, two players stand 5 metres apart and run off in opposite directions along one side of the 20 metre grid.<...

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: Tackling

- Groups of 6
- Balls

2 attackers start with the ball the complete a simple 2v1 catch and pass.

The fi...

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

- One of your players will be the passer, and the other the catcher.
- The passer goes to one of the circles that has ball and the catch...

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: Sevens

- 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...

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: Agility-Running-Skills

Players line up and approach the pole and evade to a side.

Using shorter strides when they get close, they step to one side with the POWER...

category: Defensive-Patterns

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: Passing

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

category: Contact-Skills

Both players jog out at the same time.

When the players meet the red player tackle the white player and then both players get back to their ...

category: Agility-Running-Skills

- The aim of the drill is to develop speed and agility.

category: Agility-Running-Skills

- The aim of the drill is to develop speed and agility.

category: Agility-Running-Skills

Set up a running slalom for your players to run through at the end of their training. It should be approximately 10 by 5m in size.

- Slalo...

category: Warm-Up

Set up a running slalom for your players to run through at the end of their training. It should be approximately 10 by 5m in size.

- Slalo...

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: Maul

Set up lines of defenders with pads aligned laterally across your working area. You can either have 1 line so the attacking players work once and...

category: Agility-Running-Skills

The six in the playing area play a 4 v 2 against each other trying to pass...

category: Handling

- Groups of 8
- Ball
- Cones

2 sets of 4 players line up back to back.

Cones are places 3m apart and 3 in fo...

category: Handling

- Groups of 8
- Ball
- Cones

2 sets of 4 players line up back to back.

Cones are places 3m apart and 3 in fo...

category: Passing

- Groups of 8
- Ball
- Cones

2 sets of 4 players line up back to back.

Cones are places 3m apart and 3 in fo...

category: School

- Any number of players can be used. Make the distance between each pass shorter for lower ability groups.
- Excellent develop a...

category: School

Split your players into two teams and line them up behind four cones.

The side with the ball sends out two players in a 2v1. The opposite si...

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: Passing

- 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...

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: Agility-Running-Skills

Players need to work their way up the cones, moving from one leg to another, winding up by bending at the knee and hips, and exploding off to the othe...

category: Defensive-Patterns

5 players start in a 5x5m grid, and pass the ball to one another in any direction.

Once the coach blows the whistle they explode with speed d...

category: Agility-Running-Skills

5 players start in a 5x5m grid and can pass the ball to one another in any direction.

Once the coach blows the whistle they explode with spe...

5 players start in a 5x5m grid, and pass the ball to one another in any direction.

Once the coach blows the whistle they explode with speed d...

category: Passing

5 players start in a 5x5m grid and can pass the ball to one another in any direction.

Once the coach blows the whistle they explode with spe...

category: School

- Develop speed to break down and attacking skills.
- When the player was touched, laid down and presents properly (turnover if i...

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: Contact-Skills

- Groups of 3/4
- 1 Tackle Sausage.
- 1 Tackle bag.

**1. Tackle Bag conditioning.**

category: Tackling

- Groups of 3/4
- 1 Tackle Sausage.
- 1 Tackle bag.

**1. Tackle Bag conditioning.**

category: Tackling

- This is a simply set up game designed to test players' ability to continuously make tackles, especially when fatigued.
- Each area shoul...

category: Tackling

- Groups of 2
- Tackle Bags
- Cones

**1. Warm up light contact**

Players line up opposite...

category: Contact-Skills

The aim of the drill is to develop speed off the floor from the tackle into a positive Jackle Position.The Tacklers emphasis is make a positive tackle...

category: Contact-Skills

- Sausage
- Cones

After you have completed the bounce motion, you can bounce and fire.

Fire - is by any mean...

category: Ruck

- Sausage
- Cones

After you have completed the bounce motion, you can bounce and fire.

Fire - is by any mean...

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: 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: Passing

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

- We have 8 static pass...

category: Agility-Running-Skills

Coach calls a number, that player acts as a defender. Attacker tries to score without being tagged using one of the three S (Speed, Swerve, and Sid...

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: 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...

category: School

Set up one small grid (5x5m), one medium grid (10x10m) and one large area (15x15m). Players work in groups of 3 with one ball.

Coach shouts ...

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: 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: School

- Exercise get players to understand the changing amount of time they may have on the ball.
- Groups of 3 or 4
- pla...

category: Sevens

- 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...

category: Tag-Rugby

- 2 Catchers.
- Everyone else Runners.

This is a warm up game that is used to raise the heart rates of the children.&nbs...

category: Warm-Up

- 2 Catchers.
- Everyone else Runners.

This is a warm up game that is used to raise the heart rates of the children.&nbs...

category: Passing

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

- We have 1 scrum half,...

category: Warm-Up

- 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...

category: Sevens

- The two feeders should be 15 meters apart and will........

- Feed the left most attacking unit with a ball, they will move ...

category: Lineout

- Lay out four cones in a square.
- Lineout thrower stands on one cone and three lineout pod players on the next cone round.
- The f...

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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