The Hole Running Game is a great way to get your players running into space rather that trying to run over people and a great way to practice your team’s passing without doing tried, tested and often boring drills that can become repetitive and risk losing the interest of the players involved in them.
Hole running is part of the game that is rarely trained. Coaches often believe that players can either run good lines or not. This is untrue because it is a skill just the same as passing. Therefore, practice is imperative for improvement.
This can be used as a warm up game or part of your main session and, as you can see from the video, it is important to keep things varied, mix it up and present your team with different challenges to keep them thinking on their feet and learning as they go along.