Gauntlet

Great site and excellent drills. Easy to understand and apply in training....
Tyrone, Rugby Coach

DESCRIPTION

An individual defence skills game for U6 upwards, Kids love the gladiatorial nature of this contest, especially when they get to real tackiling

COACHING POINTS

  • Use cones to create a channel 20m long by 5m wide
  • Line the players up in pairs halfway along the channel as shown
  • Place a ball in the middle of the channel level with the players starting positions
  • On coaches call of GO, the first pair runs round opposite ends of the channel as shown.
  • The first player to the ball picks it up and tries to score at the far end of the channel, while his/her partner tries to stop them with a tackle.
  • Make the channel narrower to aid the defender or wider to challenge him
  • Coach can roll the ball to one end or the other as the players enter the chnnel.

 

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