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Have some fun at home with some challenges passing games
This passing exercise is weird, extremely tough to do but will take your players out of their comfort zone and challenge them, can your players master it?
Adding pressure to key skills is crucial to improve your players and to practise like you play. This exercise covers a variety of skills but essentially is about accurate passing and fixing defenders
A simple passing game that is fun and competitive. You can add more players in and vary the distance to make this harder or easier. Different balls could be used as well. Dad's can do this at home as a fun game
Four lifting pods must hold their jumpers aloft long enough for them to pass a ball through the hands twice. Lifters should stand close together and try to lock-out their arms. Jumpers should maintain a strong core and keep their legs straight to make life easier for the lifters.
A great fun practice using five players. One player works with the the other four players trying to catch him out using speed of pass rather than just throwing the ball at him. Very good for hand / eye co ordination
Coaching players to pass with variety and accuracy is one of the most important challenges a coach faces. The Harlequins academy players are presented with some very challenging exercises to help this process
Being able to pass under pressure is how players perform in games. This exercise challenges players to react to multiple prompts and is great for all junior and senior players
Practising skills on your own can be tedious but using a wall to improve your passing can present some interesting challenges