Is realigning after the first pass in order to be in a position to receive the ball on the back part of the drill. In slow motion, you can begin to see the effects of the pressure on both the accuracy of passing and the timing of running. Whilst there is one set of key factors for the lateral pass coaches will notice that individual players May execute the skill in slightly different ways in the context of the game. It's the outcome which really counts.
Use as either part of your warm up or as a breakout, this exercise is a high intensity passing challenge. Encourage your players to take ownership of this grid and manage the intensity themselves. Should create lots of fun
Successful rugby requires players to run straight and fix defenders. This is a constant challenge to coaches and new ideas and exercises can freshen up your training sessions, this clip has two practises along with some advice from elite coaches
Being able to catch is fundamental to rugby and the majority of sports. Catching in rugby is slightly different due to the shape of the ball and understanding the technical points of "How to catch" is a very important area for all young players. This clip explains some of the finer points and why a good catch is the basis of a good pass
This clip reinforces the importance of passing and especially accurate passing. The coaches use a variety of practises to test the players skills and help them progress
These quick practices are great to implement to break up game play if little handling errors crop up! Easily progress the distances and speed as your players improve.
Southern hemisphere players pride themselves on their passing skills. In this clip, the NSW Waratahs go through some wide passing exercises.
Players work in 3s running around the corner and realigning to attack. Introduce defenders and the need to look up and communicate.
Accuracy of passing can make the difference between finished chances or missed opportunities. In this video, Northampton Saints look at developing passing accuracy through games and focused exercises. Log in to see the full sessions.
At the JWC 2012 is was clear that more forwards were passing the ball.
Good players have more time on the ball? What they do do is prepare accurately with depth, width and run good lines. This sets them up to catch & pass with time and options. The practises in this clip outline some of the disciplines required to get you "More time"
This clip shows the classic passing process but with a significant twist in what players can do post the pass
Northampton saints academy manager Ross Stewart outlines why the basics are so important and runs through some simple techniques
Harlequins Academy go through a few exercises designed to improve passing accuracy. Premier members can log in now to see full sessions from Harlequins and other Premiership clubs.
This exercise looks to develop the decision-making around the timing of a pass, and highlights running at pace and holding depth.
Here's a great exercise from London Scottish with some excellent progressions taking you through catching difficult balls as well as some fun games to try.
Here we take a look at a simple drill and Graham Steadman discusses the importance of getting the basics right. If every player can do this well your attacking speed will really improve.