Year 5 Tag Rugby Lesson 2

Learning Intentions

  1. Running and passing accurately and consistently
  2. Identifying when to run into space and when to pass into space
  3. Work as a team to score tries

Skill Development: Running and passing accurately

Success Criteria

  1. I can pass to my teammates while running
  2. I can combine footwork and running and still pass accurately
  3. I can work in a team to score trys

National Curriculum Links

Developing Tag Rugby skills in combination and applying to a competitive game

Using attacking tactics

Literacy and Numeracy Links

Literacy: Discuss and communicate in a team to develop attacking play

Numeracy: Estimate the correct distance required for passes to build up play

Starter Activity

Team up

  1. Set up two areas big enough for half the class to run in and out of space in each – two games is more comfortable to manage with a class of 30.
  2. Two players start with a ball and use it to try and tag the other players passing between themselves. If a player is successfully tagged then that player joins the first two to create a team of three and so on.
  3. The game does not finish until all players have been tagged. Players in the tagging team can only move if they are not carrying the ball so must get close to the person they are trying to tag.
  4. When tagging a player, the ball must be held and not thrown. Once a player has been tagged, ask them to put a bib on so players can distinguish who is on what team.

Skill Development

Running and passing accurately

When thinking of passing it is important that it is not done in isolation, but while pupils are running so, they can relate it to gameplay. This skill development drill helps pupils to think about running, footwork and then preparing and passing the ball to a teammate. In groups 4/5 set pupils up with a ball in each group

How to play:

  • Pupil #1 runs with the ball following the arrow direction around the cones
  • They make their way through the cones using side stepping footwork,
  • When they get to the line, they stop and pass to the next player #2

Extension: Make the passing drill competitive against another group, who can get all passes through their group first?

Activity

“5v3 Tag Rugby” Split players into teams of 5 v 3 and play a game of tag rugby.  One team play with three players against a team with five players. Progress into 5v4 and then 5v5 ensuring that all players are rotated and have plenty of game time.

Rules;

  1. The opposition can only tag the player with the ball
  2. Once tagged, must give the tag straight back to the player
  3. Can only pass backward
  4. If dropped forwards, opposition starts with a free pass where the ball was dropped

Teaching Points

Running and passing accurately

  1. Hold the ball securely using the W hand grip
  2. Look where you are running avoiding the cones
  3. Sidestep, keep on toes, head up
  4. Prepare to pass
  5. Look to the player you are passing to, establish eye contact
  6. Release ball as early as possible to the passing line

Key Questions

  1. Why is it beneficial to be able to run and pass?
  2. When is the best time to run with the ball? And when should we pass it?
  3. What happens if you throw the ball blindly, i.e. not looking where you are throwing the ball?

Year 5 Tag Rugby Lesson 2

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Learning Intentions

  1. Running and passing accurately and consistently
  2. Identifying when to run into space and when to pass into space
  3. Work as a team to score tries

Skill Development: Running and passing accurately

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Success Criteria

  1. I can pass to my teammates while running
  2. I can combine footwork and running and still pass accurately
  3. I can work in a team to score trys
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National Curriculum Links

Developing Tag Rugby skills in combination and applying to a competitive game

Using attacking tactics

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Literacy and Numeracy Links

Literacy: Discuss and communicate in a team to develop attacking play

Numeracy: Estimate the correct distance required for passes to build up play

Year 5 Tag Rugby Lesson 2

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Starter Activity

Team up

  1. Set up two areas big enough for half the class to run in and out of space in each – two games is more comfortable to manage with a class of 30.
  2. Two players start with a ball and use it to try and tag the other players passing between themselves. If a player is successfully tagged then that player joins the first two to create a team of three and so on.
  3. The game does not finish until all players have been tagged. Players in the tagging team can only move if they are not carrying the ball so must get close to the person they are trying to tag.
  4. When tagging a player, the ball must be held and not thrown. Once a player has been tagged, ask them to put a bib on so players can distinguish who is on what team.
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Skill Development

Running and passing accurately

When thinking of passing it is important that it is not done in isolation, but while pupils are running so, they can relate it to gameplay. This skill development drill helps pupils to think about running, footwork and then preparing and passing the ball to a teammate. In groups 4/5 set pupils up with a ball in each group

How to play:

  • Pupil #1 runs with the ball following the arrow direction around the cones
  • They make their way through the cones using side stepping footwork,
  • When they get to the line, they stop and pass to the next player #2

Extension: Make the passing drill competitive against another group, who can get all passes through their group first?

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Activity

“5v3 Tag Rugby” Split players into teams of 5 v 3 and play a game of tag rugby.  One team play with three players against a team with five players. Progress into 5v4 and then 5v5 ensuring that all players are rotated and have plenty of game time.

Rules;

  1. The opposition can only tag the player with the ball
  2. Once tagged, must give the tag straight back to the player
  3. Can only pass backward
  4. If dropped forwards, opposition starts with a free pass where the ball was dropped

Teaching Points

Running and passing accurately

  1. Hold the ball securely using the W hand grip
  2. Look where you are running avoiding the cones
  3. Sidestep, keep on toes, head up
  4. Prepare to pass
  5. Look to the player you are passing to, establish eye contact
  6. Release ball as early as possible to the passing line


Key Questions

  1. Why is it beneficial to be able to run and pass?
  2. When is the best time to run with the ball? And when should we pass it?
  3. What happens if you throw the ball blindly, i.e. not looking where you are throwing the ball?