Hello and welcome to coaches corner! This is our brand new page where we are going to work on improving your skills as a young player. Each month we will bring to you a new skill that we would like to help you work on. Month to month we will have a few drills that you and your friends can do together. We would love for you to interact with us via our social media pages and send in your videos of you doing the skills and drills.
This month we will be focus on learning how to spin pass. You will
range of situations. You use it when you want to deliver the ball quickly to another player and for longer passes to someone who is further away.
Positions & Players that use the spin pass- Danny Care & Aaron Smith Scrum Half. George Ford & Owen Farrell, Fly Half.
1. Using just one hand you should pass the ball to each other, spinning the ball. Ensure the hand you are using is towards the back of the ball. This will help you control the spin.
2. You should make 10 passes on one hand, and then 10 passes on the opposite hand. This should be done until you can create an even and consistent spin.
3. Players can change their passing hand by turning round to face the opposite direction.
4. Once spinning has become easy you can add the second hand. This second hand is used to guide the ball. You should place the second hand on the half way point of the ball.
5. Now you have added the second hand you the power and the spin.
Drills that can improve this skill...
1. Crab passes- with a friend stand side by side. (Roughly 2 metres apart to start) Each time you successfully spin pass to each other take a step to the side (like a crab) in the opposite direction. Keep doing this until you cannot make the pass successfully. Make sure you switch sides so you are practising both sides
2. Run and pass- this is a basic but effective drill. With friend or friends. Run in an attacking line formation and spin pass to each other. Make sure you are not too far away from each other to start with and that you focus on staying behind if you are receiving a pass. This drill requires communication, patience and teamwork. (Tip! Make sure you keep your elbows high and if there is more than two try and focus on keeping the ball out in front)