Catch & Pass with Wayne Smith
World Cup winning coach Wayne Smith has put together a video coaching module explaining the fundamentals of the catch and pass.
Part 1. Catch & Pass 24:23 Member content
Catching and passing is the most basic of rugby skills. Wayne shows us how to train it well.
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Charlie Yorke Brooks England
Wayne Smith is fantastic in breaking down the pass to its component parts and then helping players understand while it is important as he implements the skills into various drills. If you can’t pass you can’t play rugby!
Simon Mair Great Britain & Northern Ireland
Its Wayne Smith, its simple and brilliant
JJ Vakalala USA
This is awesome stuff!
Roger Hodgson Australia
Rugby is such a simple game and Wayne Smith makes it look so easy. This is a great video and which shows core skill to game skill progression. Worth a watch.
Adrian Espinosa Argentina
la verdad es que me gustaria subtitulos en español
manuel vera Argentina
necesito subtitulos en español
laurence smith New Zealand
yeah nah mean az
Zach hendrix USA
Is that Maro Itoje in the video?
Colette McAuley Canada
These concepts are so important for support runners. Excellent.
Sebastian Suarez Argentina
Could you add the “Includes companion PDF” ?
Sergio Testori Argentina
Muy didactico , simple y practico.
Joe Santos USA
Great progression from the skill to functionality into the game . I’ll use this in my sessions. Well done. Thanks.
Joel Caddy England
Very good video, one question though is that a young Maro Itoje among the Harrow lads?
Manu Taufa New Zealand
Super Master Class
Gerhard.Coetzee South Africa
Important aspect of the game and great technique well explained and demonstrated by Wayne
Daryn Henry USA
Noone in rugby has fresher ideas, clearer coaching techniques or a better break down of essential mechanics. Guy’s a legend.
Mark Pattinson USA
Mark S Sweden
Wayne Smith has a very clear philosophy. He conveys this very precisely in his instructional videos. His ideas are very easy to apply at many levels.
Matias Aristarain Germany
Muy bueno y facil de aplicar!!
Matthew Pickston USA
Pablo saenz de Zumaran Argentina
i can’t see it
Michael Francis Pollin England
..umm, opening title displays ‘Haro Coaching Session’ it should be ‘Harrow’….?!
edward merrett Great Britain & Northern Ireland
Great.simple stuff but v effective . Great site
Min Sae Chae USA
juan pablo mauro Argentina
no lo puedo ver..
Simon Banyard Great Britain & Northern Ireland
I’d love to review this video, but the site seems confused about my subscription to the extent that I’m going to cancel mine.
Mark shaw Australia
Excellent demo on draw&pass,punch pass,you don’t see enough young lads coming through with these skills, I’m sure this video will set a lot of them on the right path.
Johnny Pretorius South Africa
Great drills. Our never coach us to pass from the wrong foot. Love it!
Santi Beltran Argentina
Excellents drills, Wayne is very clear, very easy to apply with the players
James Hogan England
Clear, simple instructions and great demonstration of the whole-part-whole learning. Easy to practice the punch pass at home or alone.
Brian Jackson USA
This is a superb and meaningful nuts and bolts session . Is there any chance that subscribers could receive a PDF summary of this please?
john collins New Zealand
Great drills for young players learning how to pass and draw and pass,also run ,catch,pass is something many players don’t do.Thank you
Giovanni Silanesu Australia
Great video really simple principals that didn’t take the players long to learn and use in the session.
Amato Moli USA
great for high school kids.
Wayne MacKay New Zealand
Great basic skills and application thereof.
Mike Diamond Hong Kong
excellent video like all of Smithies Videos
bailey warner New Zealand
very good video one that can be used from the moment tackle rugby starts
gonzalo martin Argentina
excelente video!!!! gran sesion de entrenamiento, grandes ejercicios, grandes conceptos. muy util! I`m sorry, but my english is not very well. I can read and hear, only
Ghassan Akl Brazil
Great training video.. after applying this one with my team .. i ll buy the others..
Mike Southern Great Britain & Northern Ireland
Great training video – been practicing the passing with my son (U9’s) and will recommend this video to everyone!
Bruce Linenberg USA
Unfortunately we are at the end of our season but I plan to implement these drills next season. Great site,
Philip Ligthart Zimbabwe
Thanx helped a lot !
Smithy did a great jo, I have started a Rugby team in florida and the kids finally get what we have been trying to get through to them. While the drills arent new they are well produced and Smithy explained in easy to understand terms and the kids love the explanations. Great job Rugby Site
Kasper Johansen Denmark
great vid. but as a person where english is not my first language i sometimes miss out on a few things. mainly to do with the accent. so maybe subtitles would do the trick?
Luis Traba Argentina
Very good video, simple and very effective training. The only problem we have spanish speakers is that we lose details of the teachings of Wayne by language. No possibility of subtitled videos?
Chris Sweetapple England
Good material that is relevant to me. I coach U10’s and we are trying to develop a continuity playing style, seeing how Wayne introduces individual skills is a game environment is impressive and can work for players of all abilities.
Thought this was wonderful, but the two main points that make this so are not just the drills but: the progression from isolated technical movements to more dynamic ones which employ those in ‘game related’ activities, and that Smith doesn’t simply deliver answers but uses open ended or leading (if need be) questions to get the boys to understand the concepts more fully.
brian jackson USA
Ray Williams used to say that the coaches job is to reduce complexities to simplicities and what a great job Wayne Smith does on that!
jean michel France
comment capturer cette video ?
patrick noutch England
very good down to earth coach’ cant wait to go through this with my son :)
This is gold dust I have to say. I can see why Smith is one of the best attack coaches in the world
Hunter Gassaway USA
Can’t wait to try this at practice and then at the game! It makes so much sense to strengthen the pass at speed, draw and support, pop pass, and most important enjoy the game with your new skills. Thanks Wayne Smith and The Rugby Site.
The Rugby Site New Zealand
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David Vasselin Ireland
is it me or has anyone else had trouble getting this content to play?
Dan Leeson Great Britain & Northern Ireland
its simple things that really change the pace of the game, who better to teach this than Wayne Smith?
John Christopher lavery Canada
i learned a lot of great language to express certain concepts, and found the linking of exercises super useful. i bet the boys would take some time to digest the take away message which i think was just be a threat with the ball, or without and execute fundamentals. seems simple but is a real challenge! great video!
Alexandre de Souza Pereira Brazil
Great video, learn a lot from it!
Paul Walsh India
Excellent session, lots of good practical advice which can be used by every team. No complex drills. Good stuff!!!
Glenn Pickup Great Britain & Northern Ireland
excellent and simple passing techniques that can be taught to all age groups! also for the older boys the old draw and pass….running to draw the defender and the supporter running the straight lines….we all know we should coach it but this made it pretty easy for the players to see the best way of doing it! Nice One Smithy! Go The AB’S
great video and advice! Thanks!
Easy to see why Smithy is considered one of tho top coaches in the world!
Guillermo López Spain
One of the mosts dificult skills to teach is hands technique to spin the pass. I used the very first activitie with my new players last training and it really worked! Congratulations.
grant crawford Arabian Gulf
The thing that strikes me is how practical and simple the session is. Smith is economic with words so the explanations aren’t over complicated and the drills are clearly linked to game situations. As Smith says "If you don’t try it here (passing off a players ‘wrong’ foot’ for instance) then you’ll never try it in a game. Essential viewing for any Coach of young players who wants to help really develop their ability to run, catch and pass. Great stuff.
Mike Storey Ireland
The passing and support work was very good, especially the support lines as they aren’t taught very often. I also liked the way Smithy presented the session to the players. He kept it simple and progressed it according to their understanding.
Donald Great Britain & Northern Ireland
love it. I am a U9 coach and my son is excited to give it a go with his team. Thanks The Rugby Site. :-)
Stuart Keys Great Britain & Northern Ireland
Excellent video showing progression from basics of passing technique to use in game situations. Good to see how Wayne Smith builds the session and engages the players.
Cuz New Zealand
Great video. Im a New Zealander and I havn’t seen this coaching before..haha. This should be taught from U/6’s, then by the time the kids reach this age group they will be masters of the draw, catch, pass and support skills & plays…obviously when dealing with younger kids you have to make it a bit more exciting coz all kids want to do is run with the ball not pass…haha
Ian Gould Great Britain & Northern Ireland
This is an excellent piece on the value of good passing technique, showing how and why you should be developing it. Good to hear that the All Blacks couldn’t pass well in 2004, it means we are only 7 years behind them!!
Martin Maguire Great Britain & Northern Ireland
Excellent all round particularly in passing technique, keeping the ball alive and highlighting support play
John Arthur Graham New Zealand
This outing with Wayne Smith will contribute a great deal to this rugby team.
A great advantage to them – until their opponents look to develop the same ideas in a similarly efficient and economical way as Wayne guides here.
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