Are you tired of the same old boring drills to get you warmed up before training? Well, we've partnered up with former England and Gloucester Rugby star, James Simpson-Daniel to bring you something a little bit different to get you moving and ready for the session ahead. Bringing together rugby and netball, this drill is all about working in tight spaces and focusing on teamwork. Easy to set-up, it allows players to improve their footwork, vision and offloading.

You Will Need:

The Rules:

Set out a 10m x 10m square and form 2 teams of 5 players:

  • Pass in any direction This game is about getting the pass off in those tight spaces
  • You can't run with the ball When the option to run isn't on, what else can you do?
  • Every player must touch the ball before scoring Rugby is all about teamwork. Everyone must play their part.

“As a coach you must have the confidence to tweak drills depending on the ability of players. If a drill is too hard then simplify numbers e.g. if the attackers are rarely scoring add a defender over in to attacking side.” James Simpson-Daniel, Former England & Gloucester Rugby Player

Training

How To Play

  1. Teams take turns to attack and defend.
  2. All members of the team must touch the ball at least once before scoring a try.
  3. Movement can only take place off the ball. Once in possession, you must stay still, only being allowed to pivot on the spot.
  4. Tackling is not permitted, possession can only be taken by blocking, intercepting, or slapping down the ball.
  5. If possession is lost, the role of the teams switches.
  6. Once a try is scored, the team who scored start as the defending team.

If you have a large group of players, you can have several games going on simultaneously. It’s always recommended to stretch and warm-up before any training and cool down afterwards.