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Tunnel Tig & Tail Tig are good, even for Pro’s! In 2’s, run around, passing the ball to each other – must be two hands. No spin passes. As above but make area smaller. Add a ‘clap’ before catching pass. Introduce Side-steps, Dummy Pass, Calling for the Ball, Showing hands. • • • Introduce Swing Pass, perhaps show Spin Pass. In 2’s, simple swing action across body. Practice using both sides of the body. Walking or Jogging while Swing Passing. Allow players chance to practice moving without traffic, then with traffic. • • • 5m x 5m . 4 v 1. 1 trying to intercept ball. Only need a touch on it. 5m x 5m . 4 v 1. 4 trying to touch 1 with ball. As above, but player with ball not allowed to move. Now make it bigger! • • • 15m x 15m (22m – 10m lines on pitch). 5 v 4. 4 trying to intercept ball. The player, who makes the bad pass, joins the 4. As above but only 2 handed passes. As above but not allowed to pass back to the player who passed to you. Can add Targets such as 10 passes then change over. Change the shape of the area being used. Hawick Ball aka Rammy Rugby. Teams now score at each end by placing the ball on the ground. Can pass in any direction but 2 handed passes only. One hand touch anywhere below shoulder = change of possession. One handed pass, Dropped pass or ball on ground = change of possession. Adjust touch rule to 2 hands, or even 2 hands below waist. Socks can be placed on the side of shorts to be pulled out. Posh schools have Tag Belts!! If too many changes of possession, allow teams 5 attacks / touches, before changing over. Pitch size and Team size can be adjusted easily to suit class size. • • • • • • In 6’s, in a circle. Passing ball to anyone in circle. 2 handed passes. Have competition between 6’s, to see how quickly ball can go around circle. As above, but 2 or 3 times around circle. Turn players around. Make players face outwards. Player who starts with ball, passes, then runs around outside of circle, racing the ball back. As above, but change player running around circle. Have promotion / demotion. Players who beat ball move to group who pass quicker. Make circle bigger / smaller depending on ability. • • • In 6’s, passing along the line as jogging forwards. Remind players of Swing pass. As above, but only passing backwards. Increase speed as ability improves. At this point, introduce Acceleration onto the ball, Slowing down after passing.
turn right. right. run right. Repeat. but only Backwards passing. only use 2 balls. Run with ball in 2 hands and ‘pop’ ball to player opposite. Ball at top of Ladder. Both 3’s move across towards each other. As above. Player running onto ball calls ‘left’ or ‘right’ for pop passes. Increase size as players get better / faster. Ball carrier always runs diagonal. If breaks down too many times. either ‘pop’ pass left or right. Chaser grabs as many socks as possible in 1 minute. The attacking 2 left over. Same rules as Rammy Rugby. As above. Every player as a number. Other variations include pass left. • • 15m x 15m . Use both sides of body. Tackling Introduction Games • • • • Slap knees / Holding wrists – slap faces / Try to lift partner / Mini-scrum with partner. 10m x 10m . continuously across same .’ If all is going well. Repeat. As above but place ball into opposite players stomach. Targets can set. pass right and follow their pass. . opposite player steps over and picks ball up. diagonally from another 3. 3 with 3. Now players run into the middle of cross. 2 balls. but pass left. run single file. Chinese Ladders. run left. pick up ball. No tackling. • • • • • Repeat the above drills. One ball between 6. Gridwork • • • In 6’s. If group good enough. without 1 intercepting ball. but pass right. As above. or teams can be sent in waves. etc. When number called. Therefore 12 in total. not 4. now try to beat the 1. Player opposite tries to tackle player. In 6’s. All passes should now be backward passes only. and try to get back to place. Make 2 chasers if too difficult. Now place a ball at the front of each 3 and repeat the above drills. place 3’s in a cross. and score over the line.• • • 5m x 5m . passing. 3 v 3. The 3 attempt to beat the 2. Chaser goes after player with ball. Players will need to look for players on own team and watch out for other team. socks on side of shorts. How many passes in 1 minute? How many dropped passes? • • In 3’s. (‘bread basket’ drill) As above but ‘post’ ball into ground. It should be no higher than head. put 6’s back together again. 2 v 1. 10m x 10m . 2 have to get across . Then join 2 groups together. but with ball. but remind players of Dummy pass & Side-step. Emphasis on 2 handed passing. Introduce ‘Drawing the Player. Must stay in line of 3 though. just touch. As above. but everything left. The player who passed should ‘draw in’ one of the 2. Repeat. • • 5m x 5m . stand opposite each other in 3’s. Pitch size and Team size can be adjusted easily to suit class size. 3 v 2 v 1. • Try 1 ball per group. straight. left. or ‘post’ and pick up. The other 3 can now intercept pass if opportunity arises. run! Run over legs. Ball passes straight. run straight. Line sizes can be increased. player with ball can turn and place ball into advancing players stomach. As above.