Year 3 Tag Rugby Lesson 2

Learning Intentions

  1. Perform a range of ball handling skills.
  2. Find ways of managing sending and receiving (experiment).
  3. Practice techniques for retrieving, sending and receiving.

Skill Development: Handling a rugby ball.

Success Criteria

  1. I can handle a rugby ball in different ways.
  2. I tried out different ways to throw and catch the ball.
  3. I practised some of the skills in a small game.

 

National Curriculum Links

Apply throwing and catching in a new game

 

Literacy and Numeracy Links

Literacy: In rugby we handle balls, how many other activities/sports can you name which require good ball-handling skills?

Numeracy: Will you require more distance to stop if you are springing or jogging?

Starter Activity

Team circle – The purpose of the activity is for the children to experiment with three different skills, interception, throwing and catching.  To play the game, split the class into groups of 6/7 with each group having a ball. Players form a circle a couple of metres apart with a defender in the middle.  The defender in the middle should try to obstruct passes from the players on the outside by knocking the ball away or catching.  Pupils take it in turn to be the defender in the middle

  • Passers cannot pass to the person immediately next to them
  • Defenders cannot make contact with passers

Extension: Stop pupils and ask them to discuss as a group the style of passes that are working well, are there any ways the defender is always stopping the ball? E.g. thrown too slowly is easy to intercept.  Increase the size of the circle and introduce another defender.

 

Activity 1

Retrieving and throwing – There are situations in rugby when the ball may need to be retrieved and passed from the floor such as a dropped ball. This activity will work pupils coordination and fitness.  Split the class into groups of 4 or 5 with 4 balls per group.

One pupil works at a time, lay 4 balls out either side of a line, with the remaining players standing 2 metres away to receive the throws

The objective is to quickly pick up and pass the ball from the floor to a teammate

  • Player 1 stands facing their teammates, on the start cue they run to the first ball, lift and throw to their team who keep hold of the ball.
  • Player 1 then runs to the next ball on the other side of the line so they are moving laterally, and repeat, lift and throw to their teammates.
  • Repeat until all 4 balls have been thrown.

Skill Development

Handing the ball – Working in the same groups as activity 2.  Pupils are now working on hand to hand passing as a way to support each other on the field and as an important ball handling skill.

  1. You will require one less marker than team players e.g. if a team is of 5, place out 4 markers before the scoring line.
  2. The team lines up at the edge of the playing area, and player 1 runs out to the first marker (between 3-5m depending on space).
  3. Player 1 holds the ball out for the next player who runs on to the ball and collects from player 1’s hands, they then stop at the next cone and holds the ball out for player 3 and so on.
  4. The last player runs out and collects the ball, but instead of stopping at the cone they run and score a try over the line.
  5. Run through so the person scoring a try changes each time.

Extension: Can make competitive so teams play against others to see who scores a try first.

Activity 2

 Replay Assessment for learning – This time using the ball from the beginning, play the game 4 v 2. The aim of the game is for the attackers to make it from the start line to the safe zone without being tagged.  To begin the game the attackers should do a pass from the ground as in activity 1.  Attackers win 1 point for every person that makes it into the safe zone without being tagged.  Play 3 times through, then reconfigure teams so everyone has a go as an attacker and defender.  Defenders should try the skills from the starter activity.  Can they use the handing off skill from activity 2?

Challenge: Reduce the number of attackers.  Decrease size of the safe zone, for example, use 3 hoops.  Development: Give a delay before defenders can proceed to tag e.g. 2,3 seconds.  Increase number of attackers

Extension: Attackers get a bonus point if the ball carrier makes it to the safe zone before being tagged.  Introduce passing (this can be in any direction).  Defenders can with be passive and only tag, or also attempt to intercept the ball.

Teaching Points

Activity 1

  1. Back foot closest to the ball to retrieve
  2. When lifting off the floor twist at hips to face team to throw
  3. Use bent legs to help with throwing speed
  4. Raise the ball from the floor and throw from hip height

 Skill Development

  1. Encourage players to take the ball without changing the speed of their run or slowing down
  2. The final player to run out and score a try by placing the ball on the line

 

Key Questions

  1. Can you describe the different ways you handled the ball today?
  2. What did you find challenging when trying out the different skills?
  3. Why is it a benefit to you and your team if you can handle the ball in different ways?  E.g. not always doing the same type of passing.

 

Year 3 Tag Rugby Lesson 2

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Learning Intentions

  1. Perform a range of ball handling skills.
  2. Find ways of managing sending and receiving (experiment).
  3. Practice techniques for retrieving, sending and receiving.

Skill Development: Handling a rugby ball.

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Success Criteria

  1. I can handle a rugby ball in different ways.
  2. I tried out different ways to throw and catch the ball.
  3. I practised some of the skills in a small game.

 

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National Curriculum Links

Apply throwing and catching in a new game

 

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Literacy and Numeracy Links

Literacy: In rugby we handle balls, how many other activities/sports can you name which require good ball-handling skills?

Numeracy: Will you require more distance to stop if you are springing or jogging?

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Year 3 Tag Rugby Lesson 2

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Starter Activity

Team circle – The purpose of the activity is for the children to experiment with three different skills, interception, throwing and catching.  To play the game, split the class into groups of 6/7 with each group having a ball. Players form a circle a couple of metres apart with a defender in the middle.  The defender in the middle should try to obstruct passes from the players on the outside by knocking the ball away or catching.  Pupils take it in turn to be the defender in the middle

  • Passers cannot pass to the person immediately next to them
  • Defenders cannot make contact with passers

Extension: Stop pupils and ask them to discuss as a group the style of passes that are working well, are there any ways the defender is always stopping the ball? E.g. thrown too slowly is easy to intercept.  Increase the size of the circle and introduce another defender.

 

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Activity 1

Retrieving and throwing – There are situations in rugby when the ball may need to be retrieved and passed from the floor such as a dropped ball. This activity will work pupils coordination and fitness.  Split the class into groups of 4 or 5 with 4 balls per group.

One pupil works at a time, lay 4 balls out either side of a line, with the remaining players standing 2 metres away to receive the throws

The objective is to quickly pick up and pass the ball from the floor to a teammate

  • Player 1 stands facing their teammates, on the start cue they run to the first ball, lift and throw to their team who keep hold of the ball.
  • Player 1 then runs to the next ball on the other side of the line so they are moving laterally, and repeat, lift and throw to their teammates.
  • Repeat until all 4 balls have been thrown.
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Skill Development

Handing the ball – Working in the same groups as activity 2.  Pupils are now working on hand to hand passing as a way to support each other on the field and as an important ball handling skill.

  1. You will require one less marker than team players e.g. if a team is of 5, place out 4 markers before the scoring line.
  2. The team lines up at the edge of the playing area, and player 1 runs out to the first marker (between 3-5m depending on space).
  3. Player 1 holds the ball out for the next player who runs on to the ball and collects from player 1’s hands, they then stop at the next cone and holds the ball out for player 3 and so on.
  4. The last player runs out and collects the ball, but instead of stopping at the cone they run and score a try over the line.
  5. Run through so the person scoring a try changes each time.

Extension: Can make competitive so teams play against others to see who scores a try first.

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Activity 2

 Replay Assessment for learning – This time using the ball from the beginning, play the game 4 v 2. The aim of the game is for the attackers to make it from the start line to the safe zone without being tagged.  To begin the game the attackers should do a pass from the ground as in activity 1.  Attackers win 1 point for every person that makes it into the safe zone without being tagged.  Play 3 times through, then reconfigure teams so everyone has a go as an attacker and defender.  Defenders should try the skills from the starter activity.  Can they use the handing off skill from activity 2?

Challenge: Reduce the number of attackers.  Decrease size of the safe zone, for example, use 3 hoops.  Development: Give a delay before defenders can proceed to tag e.g. 2,3 seconds.  Increase number of attackers

Extension: Attackers get a bonus point if the ball carrier makes it to the safe zone before being tagged.  Introduce passing (this can be in any direction).  Defenders can with be passive and only tag, or also attempt to intercept the ball.

Teaching Points

Activity 1

  1. Back foot closest to the ball to retrieve
  2. When lifting off the floor twist at hips to face team to throw
  3. Use bent legs to help with throwing speed
  4. Raise the ball from the floor and throw from hip height

 Skill Development

  1. Encourage players to take the ball without changing the speed of their run or slowing down
  2. The final player to run out and score a try by placing the ball on the line

 


Key Questions

  1. Can you describe the different ways you handled the ball today?
  2. What did you find challenging when trying out the different skills?
  3. Why is it a benefit to you and your team if you can handle the ball in different ways?  E.g. not always doing the same type of passing.