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Rules of Play - U7s

The rules for the Under 7's in England have changed. The new rules focus on having a game coach who has far more flexibility in making games fun and positive. Official matches are now 4 a side which makes sense. View this video to see how this works in practise

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Looking in the sevens, they've got big thing called, the game coach. Okay, so, we're getting away from having a coach behind a team coach behind the team, referee in the middle. Okay, we've got one person, whose game coaching both teams. You're not there as a referee you there to promote positivity involvement and actually enjoyment of the game. But Run for Junk man. Good well done two hands on the ball. Great try. Well done, because it's for side now. Okay. They just want to make the pitch a little bit smaller twenty by twelve meters blue cone one, try line orange cone over. Try line Sidelines the red cone there, and the yellow cones over there. So twenty by twelve just a match. Okay, tag match. Okay. So you're going to start the ball. How did you start in this game? Free pause. Okay, this guy right. Good one. Fluids 14 words. Run forward. Run forward, stacked. Stop, good. Run forward. Run forward. Tag puff fast. Good run forward as you can see, we've got a large pitch which could be split in force under seven, pitches a game coach. Could if you wanted to manage all four and give the opportunity to parent, so you might want to try and get involved in rugby to actually game coach. The games you as the get you as actual overall, coach, could look over and offer advice, actual technical development. But the game coach is there to promote positivity A and actually talk to the kids and help them. It isn't about refereeing. So it's not strict on rules. It's more about positive coaching points that they can actually learn from. So it's giving them the experience instead of just offering referee and rules, bang, bang, bang. There's no no cons. Now, in under seven thing about a kid, if he catches the ball, knocked it on and then loses that ball. Then next time he goes to catch that boy is going to be nervous. He's going to be you know, hesitant to catch that ball. Whereas if it's Ops it. Who cares? Carry on? Let's play possum boilerplate. Plan plan plan. Two hands on the ball. Two hands pass it. Try that well done, I think especially with the under sevens changing it to for side, I think kids are going to get more touches on the ball. If a kid, gets more touches on the ball, they're going to improve their going to be better players in the end part 1 forward. Into the space. Good try to say Well done in this game for people on the pitch there's lots of touches and lots of kids getting involved. Okay let's play the scope. Get up defend tag run forwards and forwards run forward, look the poor send two hands on the ball. Finally got there, well done for him for sounds like a good idea because certain looking them today, I think that's what they're playing and it seems to have a bit more space out there to move and run. So previously when it was a bigger team was pretty obvious that they were quite crowded on the pitch. So that's here. It's a good idea then pass. Good play on play on. Okay. You to give a try that with them Thomas, try not to dive. I'd say fell over there, that's why I was giving it okay, play the scope flat Lord. Good morning, where's your support? Try it out. Well done. So as you can see during the game a lot of the children are touching the ball a lot more. If it's a bigger picture, more players on the pitch is going to be less touches 7s. And 8's we're still looking at a vision as the main main aspect of the Ruby Gate with I aged you basically teaching them how to learn basic things while keeping enjoyment, literally the biggest focus of the session with coaching, a lot of people will stick to rules regulations Sidelines stuff like that. We're trying to promote positive rugby. So just get them involves much. You can use constant, praise, and really pick on the positives. If you can find something constructive, then say it, but make sure that you understand why whole part whole play a game, break it down into drill, then going to another game and hopefully they can see worked on in the drill and put it into that last game.