The Gilbert Control-A-Ball rugby balls are my favourite rugby training aid. The pack contains 5 different types of size 5 rugby ball, with each offering a different challenge to your players. These are designed to improve player skills, especially passing and catching. It is proven that using various types of rugby balls can improve the players awareness and skill sets.
The Control-A-Ball concept was developed with the Springbok coach, Richie Gray. The rugby coaching balls are all the same colour - green and black, so it isn't obvious which ball is being used so the skill levels are tested to the maximum levels. Great fun and a brilliant training ball to develop players whilst a coach can use their skills to create quality and enjoyable training sessions. This pack of 5 balls also includes 6 drills as a suggestion to get the ball rolling.
The pack contains:-
1 x Match rugby ball - This has the normal grip you would expect from a Gilbert rugby ball
1 x Heavyweight rugby ball - which weighs around 650g and allows players to adapt their catching and passing skills
1 x Lightweight rugby ball - which weighs around 300g and also allows a player to develop their catching and pasisng skills, if used alongside the heavyweight ball.
1 x Gripless rugby ball which has a smooth outer layer so, makes passing and catching more difficult when wet or slippy
1 x Unstable rugby ball is filled with a small amount of water to make the ball unstable through the air.
The unstable rugby ball has to be filled with 280g of water which is approximately 200ml's. To do this you unscrew the end of the pump and carefully fill with 200ml of water, then put your finger over the needle to stop it draining out. Put the top back on and insert the needle into the ball. When you inflate the ball the water is transfered into the inner bladder.