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Decision Making - 6 v 4

How to play

  • Grid of 30m x 20m
  • Start the game with a free pass at the centre, ensuring that the defending team retreats 7m
  • The attacking players must try to run past the defenders to score a try
  • Defenders tackle by touching an attacker with two hands on the waist
  • If tackled, the attacker must pass the ball backwards to a team mate within three strides or three seconds
  • After a successful tackle, the player must, stay on his/her own side of the ball (stay onside) and must not attempt to intercept or obstruct the pass

Coaching points

Attackers:
  • Run forward
  • Dodge the defenders
  • Only pass if tackled, or if a team mate is in a better position
  • Support players must stay behind the ball
  • Communication between players
Defenders:
  • Keep the head up
  • Focus on the waist of the ball carrier

Difficulty

Harder:
  • If the team in possession has not scored a try after seven touch tackles, possession is awarded to the other team with a free pass
Easier:
  • No pass interceptions allowed
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