The Sevens drills below to sharpen your players' rugby skills such as quick hands, speed evasion and passing under pressure before moving on to developing advanced rugby skills specific to the Seven's game, including tactical play, movement patterns, turnovers and the ruck.

Use the 1v1, 2v2, 3v2, 2v4 and 7v7 decision making skill drills to sharpen your players' attacking and defending ability when playing this fast and furious rugby variation.

Although traditionally a way of finishing a training session but now progressed into full competitions played up to international level. Rugby Sevens involves seven player on each side with two, seven-minute halves and three-man scrums (instead of eight). It requires the same rugby skills as the 15 man version, but requires a change in mentality and tactical thinking by your players.

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2 v 2 Box Tell your players the following...... Whichever...

3 Second 3 Player Touch Tell your players the following..... This...

3 Times A Charm Tell your players the following...... On...

5 Attacks 3 Using cones mark out the four corners and...

7's Colour Touch Tell your players the following..... The...

7's Fitness Handling Tell them the following...... The ball...

7v7 Touch Tell your players the following... We...

A Cheeky Little Number Give each training area one ball and tell the players...

Attack/Defend Big Time Tell your players the following...... Players...

Attack/Defend Tell your players the following...... Players...

Attacking Skills Version 1 Tell your players the following...... Players...

Attacking Skills version 2 Tell your players the following...... Players...

Ball & Player Tell the players the following..... This...

Beat The Runner Divide your players into groups of five, with...

Behind The Posts Tell your players the following....... ...

Box Back Tell your players the following..... Pass...

Broken Defence Tell your players the following..... The...

Building Speed Onto The Ball The speed of the pass should be reasonable...

Building The Defence 1 Tell your players the following......... ...

Building The Defence 2 - TURNOVER THE BALL Tell your players the following......... ...

Colour Defend Tell the players the following..... The...

Compete Tell your players the following..... The...

Counter Attack Tell your players to do the following....... ...

Counter Bag Tell your players the following..... One...

Decision Making Box Tell your players the following...... The...

Decision Making Tell the players the following..... The...

Do Not Enter Tell the players the following...... The...

Double Trouble Tell your players the following..... The...

Evasion Skills Tell the players the following..... The...

Fast And Pressured Tell your players the following...... There...

Fast Up - Play Tell your players the following...... This...

Fast Up Tell your players the following..... One...

Five In, Two Out Touch Give the ball to the attacking team and tell your...

Footspeed Tell your players the following...... One...

Four In, Three Out Touch Give the ball to the attacking team and tell your...

Game To Coach Depth Four attackers, two defenders in quite a small...

Hit & Defend Tell your players the following..... The...

Hold, Press, Push Tell your players the following..... The...

Keep Going 3/2 Tell the players the following..... The...

Keep Going 4/3 Tell your players the following... The...

Keep Passing Tell your players the following..... 3...

Keep The Ball Game Tell your players the following: One...

L For LONG! What you should have is your players lined...

L-Shaped Passing Lets get the ball and the players moving with lateral...

Line Speed Tell the players the following.... Players...

Loaded Sevens: Touch Tell your players the following...... The...

Numbered Mismatch Tell your players the following.... They...

Off-Loading Box Tell your players the following...... The...

One on One Race Tell the players: The player in possession of the...

One v One Coach calls out a number/colour and that pair...

Overhead Catch Tell your players to do the following...... ...

Overlap - 3 'v' 2 Tell your players the following...... The...

Pace Onto The Ball Tell your players the following..... Every...

Pass and Support Give each training area one ball and tell the players...

Pass Developer Tell the players the following...... Players...

Passing & Evasion Tell your players the following..... Trackers...

Passing Reps The sequence of passing on this exercise is as following...... ...

Pole Position Tell the players the following..... Each...

Pop Box Tell your players the following..... Ball...

Press Up Position Tell the players the following...... They...

Push Push 2 Tell the players the following...... When...

Push Push 3 Tell the players the following...... When...

Quick Hands - Warm Up Within a group there are two groups of 4 attackers...

Quick Hands Race Tell your players the following...... The...

Quick Hands Targets Tell your players the following. They...

Quick Passing To Space Give each training area one ball and tell the players...

Ruck - PRESS UP - PART 2 Tell the players the following...... The...

Ruck n Roller Tell the players the following...... The...

Ruck, Ruck, and Ruck Again Tell your players the following..... Both...

Rugby 5 Pin Bowling Using cones and tackle bags, mark out your training...

Rugby Baseball Split your team into two teams. One team will be...

Rugby Gaelic Football Tell the players the following laws....... ...

Scrum Half - Shotgun Alley Explain to thescrum halfs that they are to...

Scrum Half Pole Position Tell the players the following..... Each...

Seven In Touch The following are the laws for this game: ...

Seven v Three Tell the players the following....... The...

SH Passing Circles One of your players will be the passer, and...

SH Passing Reps The sequence of passing on this exercise is as following...... ...

SH Passing Skills The passer passes the first ball, from the...

SHORT - LONG The first group of 4 starts at the top of...

Speed On Basically players will pass the ball diagonally...

Step Back Players start at the cones, pass the ball...

Step Up The attacker goes when ready, and must round...

Surfs Up Tell the players the following....... Lay...

Switch Back Flick The ball carrier advances, running diagonally...

Tackle Box The exercise is simple, the attacker has 2...

Tackle Challenge The exercise stand clockwise, with the first...

Tackle Fitness The runner/tackler starts 10 meters back,...

Target 3:15 Tell the players that they have to run and...

The Team Run Use half or a full pitch for this exercise. ...

The Trinity The exercise starts with the first attacking...

They Just Keep Coming We have 8 static passers and two runners. ...

Tight & Wide Players start in attacking group of 3 on the...

Tight & Wide Tell the players the following: ...

Touch The Runner Put a group of 7 inside inside one of your...

Track One of the players in a group of 4 should...

Turn-Over Game Tell the players the following...... We...

VISION The two players in the middle of the circle...

Wide Attack Start with the left most attacking unit taking...

Wide Passing Lines The two feeders should be 15 meters apart...

Zoom - Cruse - Zoom It's important that the defence does the following...... ...

3 Second 3 Player Touch Tell your players the following..... This...

3 Times A Charm Tell your players the following...... On...

5 Attacks 3 Using cones mark out the four corners and...

7's Colour Touch Tell your players the following..... The...

7's Fitness Handling Tell them the following...... The ball...

7v7 Touch Tell your players the following... We...

A Cheeky Little Number Give each training area one ball and tell the players...

Attack/Defend Big Time Tell your players the following...... Players...

Attack/Defend Tell your players the following...... Players...

Attacking Skills Version 1 Tell your players the following...... Players...

Attacking Skills version 2 Tell your players the following...... Players...

Ball & Player Tell the players the following..... This...

Beat The Runner Divide your players into groups of five, with...

Behind The Posts Tell your players the following....... ...

Box Back Tell your players the following..... Pass...

Broken Defence Tell your players the following..... The...

Building Speed Onto The Ball The speed of the pass should be reasonable...

Building The Defence 1 Tell your players the following......... ...

Building The Defence 2 - TURNOVER THE BALL Tell your players the following......... ...

Colour Defend Tell the players the following..... The...

Compete Tell your players the following..... The...

Counter Attack Tell your players to do the following....... ...

Counter Bag Tell your players the following..... One...

Decision Making Box Tell your players the following...... The...

Decision Making Tell the players the following..... The...

Do Not Enter Tell the players the following...... The...

Double Trouble Tell your players the following..... The...

Evasion Skills Tell the players the following..... The...

Fast And Pressured Tell your players the following...... There...

Fast Up - Play Tell your players the following...... This...

Fast Up Tell your players the following..... One...

Five In, Two Out Touch Give the ball to the attacking team and tell your...

Footspeed Tell your players the following...... One...

Four In, Three Out Touch Give the ball to the attacking team and tell your...

Game To Coach Depth Four attackers, two defenders in quite a small...

Hit & Defend Tell your players the following..... The...

Hold, Press, Push Tell your players the following..... The...

Keep Going 3/2 Tell the players the following..... The...

Keep Going 4/3 Tell your players the following... The...

Keep Passing Tell your players the following..... 3...

Keep The Ball Game Tell your players the following: One...

L For LONG! What you should have is your players lined...

L-Shaped Passing Lets get the ball and the players moving with lateral...

Line Speed Tell the players the following.... Players...

Loaded Sevens: Touch Tell your players the following...... The...

Numbered Mismatch Tell your players the following.... They...

Off-Loading Box Tell your players the following...... The...

One on One Race Tell the players: The player in possession of the...

One v One Coach calls out a number/colour and that pair...

Overhead Catch Tell your players to do the following...... ...

Overlap - 3 'v' 2 Tell your players the following...... The...

Pace Onto The Ball Tell your players the following..... Every...

Pass and Support Give each training area one ball and tell the players...

Pass Developer Tell the players the following...... Players...

Passing & Evasion Tell your players the following..... Trackers...

Passing Reps The sequence of passing on this exercise is as following...... ...

Pole Position Tell the players the following..... Each...

Pop Box Tell your players the following..... Ball...

Press Up Position Tell the players the following...... They...

Push Push 2 Tell the players the following...... When...

Push Push 3 Tell the players the following...... When...

Quick Hands - Warm Up Within a group there are two groups of 4 attackers...

Quick Hands Race Tell your players the following...... The...

Quick Hands Targets Tell your players the following. They...

Quick Passing To Space Give each training area one ball and tell the players...

Ruck - PRESS UP - PART 2 Tell the players the following...... The...

Ruck n Roller Tell the players the following...... The...

Ruck, Ruck, and Ruck Again Tell your players the following..... Both...

Rugby 5 Pin Bowling Using cones and tackle bags, mark out your training...

Rugby Baseball Split your team into two teams. One team will be...

Rugby Gaelic Football Tell the players the following laws....... ...

Scrum Half - Shotgun Alley Explain to thescrum halfs that they are to...

Scrum Half Pole Position Tell the players the following..... Each...

Seven In Touch The following are the laws for this game: ...

Seven v Three Tell the players the following....... The...

SH Passing Circles One of your players will be the passer, and...

SH Passing Reps The sequence of passing on this exercise is as following...... ...

SH Passing Skills The passer passes the first ball, from the...

SHORT - LONG The first group of 4 starts at the top of...

Speed On Basically players will pass the ball diagonally...

Step Back Players start at the cones, pass the ball...

Step Up The attacker goes when ready, and must round...

Surfs Up Tell the players the following....... Lay...

Switch Back Flick The ball carrier advances, running diagonally...

Tackle Box The exercise is simple, the attacker has 2...

Tackle Challenge The exercise stand clockwise, with the first...

Tackle Fitness The runner/tackler starts 10 meters back,...

Target 3:15 Tell the players that they have to run and...

The Team Run Use half or a full pitch for this exercise. ...

The Trinity The exercise starts with the first attacking...

They Just Keep Coming We have 8 static passers and two runners. ...

Tight & Wide Players start in attacking group of 3 on the...

Tight & Wide Tell the players the following: ...

Touch The Runner Put a group of 7 inside inside one of your...

Track One of the players in a group of 4 should...

Turn-Over Game Tell the players the following...... We...

VISION The two players in the middle of the circle...

Wide Attack Start with the left most attacking unit taking...

Wide Passing Lines The two feeders should be 15 meters apart...

Zoom - Cruse - Zoom It's important that the defence does the following...... ...

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