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 !
He is a an attack grid there's a few different options of this this version is where the attackers on the outside and the Defenders are on the inside and it's a bit of a chaotic. So small-sided game. Lots of fun. Lots of high Tempo lots of skills on play. So rather than just sort of static hands which will just start into we'll just do about 60 seconds of setting hands maybe 90 seconds and then we'll go into some Defenders and then it's up to the coach to establish how much pressure The Defenders put on. Chomping - right there is that they have to the ball is not allowed to touch their body. It means that they've got to get trying to catch the ball very early. That's the skill and working on catch the ball early move the ball early. Okay, so there's not a huge amount of pressure on this exercise at the moment. I'm going to add some pressure with some Defenders. Okay. How did are you different one or two here? And then you'll swoop around defend one and two there. So you didn't both sides you're doing both sides ready? Go to put in Defenders. Okay that group 20 press-ups out the back go on failed. Sammy easy, please just - your pressure manage the pressure you put on so what I'm doing is asking the Defenders depending on the skills of the actual attackers to vary their Defense Force around the outside of the whole grid. So it's the chaos grid should guys round the outside drop this ball who expects the ball. Let's play. Well, I'm Darren nice could work. Let's go right hands Alex great hands. Why are we waiting? Don't wait why we waiting for absolute chaos grid. So the Defenders and attackers can do anything. That's good. Certainly. Not nice work Connor. I told Johnny nice to work right line Connor large different things to work on it just comes so it's a good fun exercise. You can use it for a warm-up and you can use it for catch Pascal's and hand-eye coordination. I'm going to work it. So we've got two Defenders and four tackles on the outside. You can actually make an arrow it right down. So you've actually got two Defenders on the outside and just one defending the middle. So little small grid, you can make it even bigger. You can open it up to 1520 meters. So it's the coach's choice and the coach's decision on how wide how easy how much pressure you want to operate with this small sided game.
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