This advanced drill to practice the side-to-side charge requires the players to charge an opponent in a contest for possession


  • Divide the players into pairs, the players approximately 5m apart
  • On a signal the coach rolls the ball forward from behind each pair who chase and contest for the ball using the side-to-side charge
  • It is important to ensure that the players are matched equally and that each takes due care when performing the technique
  • The players should switch sides on every go

STEP Variation

Task – To increase the difficulty of the drill the coach should not make the players aware when the ball is to be rolled forward, further challenging their awareness and reaction speed