Mini Rugby

Mini Rugby Video: The parachute fall

Mini Rugby Video: The parachute fall

  TACKLING IS a skill every mini rugby player is eager to learn, but it is just as important to learn how to take a tackle. Fall the wrong way…

Mini Rugby Video: How to switch pass

Mini Rugby Video: How to switch pass

THE SWITCH pass is a great skill to master if you want to beat defenders. Watch this video to see how it’s done and you can read a step-by-step guide…

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Minis: How to play Circle King

LAST MONTH we featured the sumo version of King of the Ring, where two players work to push the ball-carrier out of the ring, or steal the ball from him.…

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Minis: How to play King of the Ring

THE ENGLAND women’s team play King of the Ring as part of their training and it’s just as suitable for young minis wanting a bit of rough and tumble as…

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Minis: How to play golden glove

NO, THIS isn’t a boxing match! Golden glove is a mini passing Olympics designed to test and improve youngsters’ handling skills. And just like last month’s golden boot, players relish…

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Minis: How to play golden boot

IT’S A natural urge for young boys to put boot to ball, so indulge them by letting them play golden boot! It’s an excellent way for players to improve their…

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Minis: How to play kick pass

THIS IS a fantastic skills-enhancing game that John Fletcher, England’s U17 and U18 head coach, uses in a lot of his training sessions. Most coaches discourage, or even ban, kicking…

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Step-By-Step Guide: Jack-Knife Roll

IT’S VERY frustrating for a player to present the ball perfectly on the floor – only for an opponent to steal it before one of his own team-mates arrives on…

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Step-By-Step Guide: Spin Pass

PASSING AND catching are two of rugby’s core skills, so it’s vital that young players understand that they are passing to team-mates who want to catch the ball, not drop…