Passing Games & Drills

The following drills bring more players into small sided passing type games adding a little time pressure and a competitive element to the skill as well as offloading through tackles and from the floor in groups.

Players run in threes down a marked channel practicing a switch pass as one of the outside players cuts in behind the central ball carrier then becomes the central player.

This drill practices an offload with a full contact tackle rather than using the tackle bags. This is a more advanced drill relevant to game play.

A simple 3 v 2 drill where 3 players run down one side of a grid passing, then back the other side and have to beat two opponents.

This drill involves a number of players practicing offload from the floor after they have been tackled. The tackled player goes to ground then offloads to the oncoming team mate.

This is a more advanced 3 on 2 drill with the emphasis on using the shorter pop pass to draw the defenders in then create space out wide.

This drill practices a basic switch or scissors pass, but brings the scrum half into the drill making it more specific to a game situation from a scrum or line-out.

This drill progresses the offload through tackle by bringing more players in so the player who receives after the first tackle take the ball into contact and offloads again.

This is a drill used to practice passing and receiving from your left and your right to ensure good passing technique from each side.

Three players take on two down a narrow channel with the aim of using a miss pass to create space for the outside man to receive the ball.

This is a drill used to practice passing and receiving from your left and your right to ensure good passing technique from each side.

One player feeds the ball to a scrum half who then passes out to team mates on etiher side. The ball can be fed along through or at different heights.