A video showing mini rugby players how to catch a pass

A lot of focus is always given to passing a rugby ball, but catching a pass is an equally important skill to learn. A bad pass can cause an attacking move to break down – but so can a poor catch.

So it’s crucial for mini rugby players to learn the best way to catch a pass. Make a target with your hands so your ready to take the pass and call for the ball so the ball-carrier knows you want the pass. Rather than snatch at the ball, let it float into your hands, and when you catch the ball, grip it with all your fingers and thumbs.

Watch this video to see mini rugby players practising to catch and pass.

In every issue of Rugby World magazine you will find step-by-step guides on how to perform various skills to help mini rugby players develop their overall game. Mini rugby coach Nigel Botherway also provides details of different training games minis can play, which are fun and help to improve skill levels.

We have also produced videos showing mini players performing various skills so you can practise replicating what they do to learn the correct technique and improve your game.

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