The games are a good way to like interact with like the rest of our age group in a fun way, but we're still using the techniques we've learned in the game. So it makes it fun.
Another great conditioned game for pre-season training. With the addition of 'reptile crawls' for players who have made a touch, you incorporate an excellent core strength exercise that requires concentration under fatigue.
It is important that coaches integrate "Problem solving" into their sessions. Disperse cones randomly and the defending players must guard them. With one more cone than defenders, the attacker must try to get to an empty cone before it is guarded!
This Pre-Season touch game is based upon offloading however there are other conditions which make it an ideal practise to combine skills and fitness
This practise will challenge all players at all levels, originally seen at Bath RFC in 2012 it is been adapted for all players. The coach can change the width and pressure to fit in with the player abilities. The players love this !
This exercise works on both attack & defence. The defenders have to cover the breakdown first and then work a drift defence while the attackers have to create space by fixing the first three defenders
Drop touch is perfect for Pre-Season and as a coach you can set a wide variety of conditions just based on this simple game. Add extra fitness drills and set challenges for the attackers, its your choice
This game allows your attack to experiment whilst working on communication, reloading for depth and handling skills. With an attacking overload this will also work on your defence communication and organisation in phase play.
Try these fun games for any junior team. They are a great way to introduce tackle safety whilst keeping your players entertained.
The defence have to choose whether to blitz or drift based on the number of attacking players sent out. Tries should only ever be scored out wide!
Use this great game to work on your team’s line speed and spacing. Reward the defence for moving the defence back and punish them for passive defence.
Within the defensive side, mark some players as tacklers only and some a jackalers only. It is up to the attack to identify holes and the defence to ensure they are quick to the breakdown.
A basic game of offload touch with constraints on how much time the ball carrier has. coaches can vary the rules to get more success / make it easier for the attackers
The condition in this game is for those making the 'tackle' (or touch) to drop to their knee for four seconds before re-joining the game. This should give more space for the attackers to exploit. A good game if you have been working on 2v1 or 3v2 handling exercises.
This conditioned game allows attackers two touches so that they can isolate one defender, the game encourages good support play and can be used to improve fitness
A clever game created by Russell Earnshaw to encourage players to experiment and learn about communication
A touch game conditioned to develop the drift defence. Worcester Warriors Community Coach Tamara Taylor explains the objectives of the conditions, gives feedback and adjusts them when necessary.
Defensive Line Game
Group Touch Game