WRU Game Locker

WRU Game Locker

Pass in Traffic - Lateral Passing

Back to Handling


Groups of 4


Balls, Cones


Players 1,2,3,4 start lateral passing down to the opposite line, as they reach the halfway mark Players 5,6,7,8 start lateral passing down to the opposite line. The first groups reaches the bottom line turn and immediately continue lateral passing back up to the start line. Players 9,10,11,12 start lateral passing as the first group turn at the bottom line. This will create crossovers between the 3 groups so as well as practicing the lateral pass the players must make decisions on when to pass and changing of running lines if needed.


Session Plan Diagram

Coaching Points


• Receiver hands towards the ball to receive pass

• Receiver calls for the ball

• Passer - Hands finishing at the target

• Passer - Hips facing forward 

Running/ Scanning 

• Players must scan left, right and straight ahead in order to make decisions over running lines and timing of passes

Variation / Progression

• Increase the width of channels

• Decrease the length of the channel

• Increase the number of groups

• Players can change running lines within the channel

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