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Ultimate Rugby

Difficulty: Advanced

    Description

    A game focused on improving players passing skills.

    How to Play

    1. Split players into two equal teams, lining up on opposite ends of the field.
    2. One team begins with the ball and starts the game with a free pass.
    3. Players advance the ball by passing in any direction.
    4. Players cannot run with the ball and may only advance it by passing.
    5. If a pass is dropped, a turnover occurs.
    6. Players score by grounding the ball in their try zone.
    7. Defensive players cannot strip the ball from offensive players and must remain arms-length distance when defending.

    Coaching Notes

    Game Progressions

    1. Incorporate three steps—players can take three steps after receiving a pass.
    2. Players only have three seconds to pass.
    3. Only rugby passes are allowed, no overhead or overhand passes.

    Key Skills

    • Offensive Support
    • Communication
    • Moving the Ball Forward

    Key Concepts

    1. Encourage players to look for space when possessing the ball.
    2. Help players to be prepared to pass the ball quickly.
    3. Encourage players to be in a position to receive the ball from their teammate.

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