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Pass ‘N’ Score – SSG

This pass and score game is really adaptable as it allows your players to practice their handling skills whilst being challenged under preassure. It also makes them play with their heads up and react to situations that are ever evolving.

If you are practicing handling around the body and round legs to test grip etc I suspect most will have done it with the players in lines racing each other to a cone and back practicing the skill. It works but isn't very game related.

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Ground Ball Retrieval – SSG

So you start coaching and go on an RFL coaching course and they teach you the basics of passing, tackling and even some kicking but they are all taught as static and drill based, someone kicks a ball and someone else catches it and kicks it back or someone kicks it and someone else chases it but how does that relate to the game in the real world, how does a player learn about decision making, when to drop on the ball and when to pick it up on the run, when they have time or they have to attack the ball?

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Playing into Space – SSG

How to play the game:

Blues are attacking players, Orange are defending players, Red are coach positions and light blue are cones that show the retreating player where to go back too.

The players in defense are numbered according to the side the coach is feeding the ball in from so closest is one to five furthest away.