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Non Contact Session Plan for Juniors with The Rugby Site

This is a great session for junior players with the current playing and contact restrictions. Ben Herring has produced some great content for coaches to use with your young players. An Attack session for junior players is simply about evading players, understanding space and having fun plenty of fun. Coupled with Catch and Pass sessions this is all junior players need before they enter contact and set piece play once the restrictions are lifted. The key is to be adaptable and innovative, stay positive, connected and healthy.

These sessions are based on the premise that players can come together and train in groups but are not permitted to use equipment or have full contact with another player.

Please modify if restrictions are different in your region or for your age grade. Also any gym related exercise suggested can be replaced in location and equipment.

Part 1. Warm-up Rugby Netball   6:20 Free video

Try to always start your sessions with your players warming up with the rugby ball in hand.
Rugby Netball is a great way for young players to start learning the concept of space and working towards it.


Part 2. Evasion Basics 4:43 Member content

Now get the new players (young or old) into games learning and having fun trying to evade each other.
As Ben demonstrates celebrate, praise and promote good skills. The players will aspire to follow.

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Part 3. The Magic Step 7:47 Member content

You can start giving your players some tools to help them evade their opponents. Start with the Step – everyone big or small, young or old loves to beat their opponent with ‘The Magic Step’.

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Part 4. Line Passing for Juniors 8:32 Member content

Finish the session with some Line Passing for players to get comfortable catching and passing the ball across their bodies both sides in a restricted space.

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Course Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4
Duration 27:22
Topics Session Plans
Applicable to Coaches  
Languages English

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Course reviews

I’ll use part 1 tonight, first practice of the season for U12. Thanks Ben!


Muy bueno y didáctico . El entrenador llevo a los jugadores paso a paso y en forma lúdica para que logren el objetivo del entrenamiento : la evasión y el paso mágico .


Brilliant stuff, great videos.

Great Britain & Northern Ireland

Interesting to see Ben using a drill when England Rugby have been encouraging us to be game game game and virtually outlaw drills for some years now


Absolutely Brilliant


I love to learn a lot

New Zealand

I really like the progressions offered in these four videos…an often overlooked skill set from which any players can benefit. And, it looked like all were having a lot of fun!


Nice and simple drills good for a senior boys warm up. Adding the fun elements.

New Zealand

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Very useful! specially four young players.


great video!


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