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Players First - Circle & Caterpillar Game

A great fun game to get training started and integrate new players into your squad. Lots of progressions and a variety of skills on show

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Instead of me going right. I just want you around those sticks and come back. Right? I want you to sit or game 5 minutes keep changing the conditions just to start with the talking about our creativity and our connection. So this is a really important one. So someone comes to the comes the session we've got to think about how we're going to make sure that they feel that connection with the team with the ourselves with other people. So just a little start. I want one two, three, four five in a circle all holding arms as one big circle together. Yeah, Josh you're going to run it, right so really simple thing Josh you've got to touch marks back. You're going to start behind Danny. Hold on to talk to you guys. Next time you guys have got come up with a way of stop me from doing it. Okay, three, two one. Go. Keep going. Keep going keep going. You got five seconds, five four, three, two, one fantastic adjustment me. Someone else catching. You want to catch Connor you catch it right now same rule, but You come through of you wants to see you try and touch the front of you wants so it's slightly too. So you can come through the circle and around side. What's your name? The other sorry, come on. Well, you're going to have to come out same thing you guys ever think about how you come up with so many different what's going on what's gonna be the problem to set five seconds to talk about your team five seconds. What's gonna be different? Okay, three two one. Let's go lovely. Nice. Keep going. Keep playing keep playing got five four. Three, two, one case top right you five. This is different. Now, you're facing outwards. Same game come up with five ten seconds to talk. Right so you 510 seconds what can be different and it just got me going to you guys 10 seconds to come up with a plan that's going to stop in 10 seconds count on you right what you're trying to do is move out as much as possible just to try and get them change direction. So it's gonna be hard if they're looking away. So just I want you to change your direction, which cut right? Three two, you only get caught in 3 2 1 go Yeah, that's good work. Okay, stop. He's got yeah fantastic. We're slowly building this up. Now. We've got two of you. You have two cons back, but what's obviously changed. Soon as walk you do go either way, but also what's your other option now past fantastic got a new skill pass and run you guys obviously it's gonna be slightly different to what you got to do more. Communication fantastic with to then we've got to communicate more intelligent where we are two one go fantastic follow me one more variation of this is exactly the same game, but I want you five in a long line as a caterpillar as opposed to a circle. Yep. So just let you hold on hold on. Hold on same game. Think about what's changed for you guys just 10 seconds. Same game. You've got it the back think about. Yes, we only have the back manse is going to come all the way to get five seconds to think that what's changed and what might do differently you guys want you to focus on it's only left hand passing actually, no left and passing. You can only kick. We're going to try and stay. Okay points right? Three two one plate. Which past we've got to use Josh you got to use keep playing keep playing your 10 seconds even get him keep playing five four. Three two, nice case skills, really nice. Okay coming in so thinking about our connection. So it's a really quick games to get started. You don't need cones. Not how much planning what's what's valuable to create connection with that with that drill or that drill game communication. It's fun. That's the key thing. So notice every time I gave him 10 seconds to come up with a new plan because something slightly changed. Okay, if we just keep going going going then they're not going to use that teamwork to help each other out. Did anyone notice what I did with these two fantastic? Okay, so changed it who's on your left arm party was only a kick some differentiation of these are kids who are really talented just give a different challenge use what you know about their experience and help them to if they just arrived we make it as easy as possible. We turn them around make their challenge even harder along with making a verbal connection. It's a physical connection and a lot of kids. Yeah bit of camaraderie with coming together. We fall over together. We have a laugh together. It's how you make that Bond really quickly and that game gets them talking quickly getting to know their names quickly you could say because because your usernames come out, we've got to touch commands backward touch Conners back corner and you're constantly using names within that group building a connection with others have experienced their first arrival to a club or the first intro to the session. It's how we build that the social and the kind of environmental factors that are going to make them enjoy themselves. That could be knowing a name that could be physical. Shin that could be communication building teamwork at its building that connection and when it comes to actual skill games and then more effective at the basic of communication, which is underlies every principle of what we do in rugby names are really important that we build names within each other you go away feeling I've learned five names and they know my name's are you I'm going to come back because Bobby Ricky Jim and cotton are all there and we got really into that Circle Game and we what could you get kids to run that themselves? You say Circle Game they know exactly what it is. You say caterpillar game. They know what it is. So instead of me going right? I just want you around those sticks and come back right? I want you to Circle game five minutes.