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I'm looking to tap into all your collective knowledge, for ideas at my training nights.
Most Tuesdays when I go all we seem to do is play touch, which is nice as a warm up but gets incredibly dull after a while. I don't want to introduce something too contact based, but a happy medium. Maybe someone has some variations on touch or some light contact games to improve skill.
On average we have a squad of maybe 15-20 guys, various abilities with ages from 17yrs to 40ish. Some play regularly for our 5th and 4th team, some only come down for training.
Thanks in advance.
Touch with a small numbers of defenders in bibs. Bibs can't touch forcing attack to look for space and go through them. Good to look at heads up rugby.
Set up 4 gates in a big square. 2 equal teams. To score a player must pass to a team mate who is between the gates. Players move in all direction and pass in all directions. There is no boundary and players can go behind or in front of the gate. Touch is a turnover. Player who is touched puts the ball on the ground and the other team plays. You can't score in the same gate twice. Excellent game really gets them moving. Seems complicated but is very simple.
Try those for starters.
Cheers Hermes, both seem like really good games. Still trying to work out the 4 gates game in my head.... Think I've figured it out though!
It's just tip in any direction. And instead of scoring a try you pass to a guy in the gate. Try it out you will probably come up with your own version. If you want to add fitness. Take a standard game of tip and when a defender makes a touch he must sprint and touch his line before coming back into play. Great one for opening up space. You can also get the defender who goes back to grab any other defender. Opens up more space. Great to develop finishing because when you make a line break you have a few guys coming back into the game to beat. Try them and let me know.
Take a standard game of tip and when a defender makes a touch he must sprint and touch his line before coming back into play. Great one for opening up space.
Yeah we've tried that one before, definitely good for fitness. Haven't thought about your other suggestion, grabbing another defender and both running for the line. We've also done the 'try scorer moves to the other team' variation. Have you got any 'light contact' ideas?
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