The flick pass is a useful pass in rugby. Valuable when you are being
tackled and can use only one hand to pass to a player running
in close support.
The foundation for all your rugby skills - good handling
and know your rugby passing basics .
Fending off a tackler - one hand available
Flick pass, start
This is a one handed pass very useful when fending off
a tackler with the "inside" arm.
In this situation you would be holding the ball against your chest
with your "outside" arm.
Get to the starting position shown by using your fingers to press the ball
against the back of your forearm.
This makes carrying the ball very secure and also allows you
to hold the ball securely with the one hand available.
If your hands are large enough you will be able to easily turn a
one arm carry
into a pass like this without using your forearm.
How you make a flick pass
When you press the ball against the back of your forearm
you can control it securely with one hand.
It looks a bit like a mechanical digger.
When you are ready and your support is well positioned coming up outside you
simply flick the ball towards your target.
This pass is best used over fairly short distances.
You can easily practice alone. Simply stand near a convenient armchair at home.
Get the ball in one arm, against your chest. Go through the motions
of defending yourself from a tackler.
Make sure you can hold the ball in one hand and confidently move it around.
Then make the pass into the armchair, retrieve it and start again.
You`ll become an expert overnight!
Flick pass summary
used in pressure situations
suitable for any player
fingers press the ball against back of forearm
flick out of the back of the hand
Make sure you know all the other passes, for when you have plenty of time
to look around.