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Catch & Pass Series with Wesley Clarke

Wesley with help of the Manawatu Cyclones women's players, conducts a series of catch and pass drills.

Part 1. Wesley Clarke Interview   17:53 Free video

We sat down with Wesley Clarke and asked his opinion on a number of women's rugby topics. Enjoy!


Part 2. Back to Basics - Catch & Pass 7:54 Member content

Having coached Women's rugby at all levels for 15 years, Wesley knows what skills and drills best help new players to the game. Enjoy! Play video

Part 3. Early catch across body and pass drill 5:41 Member content

Wesley adds another layer to the Catch and Pass - catch early, move across the body and pass. Enjoy! Play video

Part 4. L Shape Passing Drill 6:36 Member content

Wesley moves onto the L Shape passing drill in this video. Enjoy! Play video

Part 5. Decision Making at Breakdown Time 7:03 Member content

Wesley explains, and demonstrates, a drill for new players to master the decision making and technical aspects of the breakdown. Enjoy! Play video

Course Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5
Duration 45:07
Topics Player Programme Coaches Corner
Applicable to Coaches   Players   Others   Supporters and fans  
Languages English

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Course reviews

Awesome stuff on fundamentals Wes!


Love it. Great fundamentals for any level of play for men and women. Clearly explained and illustrated. Thank you!


@3.28, loved Wesley’s ‘permission to fail’. This is perhaps the best explanation of the ‘tricep punch out’ passing revolution that I’ve seen.

New Zealand

Very good teaching really gives newer coaches the idea of what we should be doing at training, teaching the game!


Great Drill. Also teaches draw and pass, decision making, reaction time, running at pace and communication. Wesley’s questioning of the players is great and makes the girls accountable.


excelente!! Muchisimas Gracias


I use this drill regularly, you can develop this to do all your passing skills, using large numbers.


Really good breakdown of basic skills. As a US university coach who is constantly getting players new to the game I would like to have more videos of Wesley Clarke on the site.


Great session. Clear and precise coaching points and good progression through the session. Can’t wait to try it on my u10 team at the weekend!

Great Britain & Northern Ireland

Thanks Wesley awesome sessions. Great clarity and attention to detail. Lot’s of great take aways not just on the what to coach but also how to coach. Would be great to see how Wesley builds on these fundamentals.

New Zealand

Outstanding stuff.Clear instructions,implementing them in our club training.


As someone who is just starting to coach women’s rugby 7’s I found these videos very helpful. Any help with coaching women in particular in the 7’s game would be great.


Awesome stuff, really awesome. Learnt a lot from it and looking forward to implementing them in my coaching.


Outstanding instruction and very relevant to new players who are learning at any age.


Great series of videos, nice to see the players being challenged via questioning. More videos from this coach would be very helpful.


Thank you coach. Great info.


Hi! Very good series. Just a quick comment about the tackler going back on his/her legs, new law forces him/her to enter through the gate like any other defensive player.


Nice. Real simple.

New Zealand



Interesting insights from a great coach. I’ ve got an enduring memory of Wes composure on the sideline during womens national finals. Professional.

New Zealand

Spot on. Thank you very much for these!


If you have two coaches. One does attack one does defence. Great for 7’s


Nice work Wesley

New Zealand

Excellent progressive skills. I love the way it is broken down and presented


Superb articulation of how, why and the impact of real basics. Can be used well in all levels mens and womens.


a basic skill coached very well. would like to see more coaching sessions from this coach.

New Zealand

Muy buen complemento de la serie catch and pass de Wayne Smith. Un enfoque más completo de posicioes corporales y uso de los musculos del brazo, etc.!


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