A new rugby ball has just been announced, with bold claims that it will help youngsters in their quest for the perfect spin pass. The design, patent-pending, features spirals that work as a visual aid to assist in getting that perfect pass.
A company called Gazapi launched it’s rugby ball training aid this week, aiming to help rugby players of all ages, as the design gives immediate visual feedback on whether it’s a quality spin pass or not.
Following extensive research, school sports director David Robinson has developed a range of practice and match balls suitable for all ages from minis through to adults.
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After many years of coaching, Robinson realised that the art of the spin pass is one thing that was always a challenge for youngsters.
“Having coached rugby to youngsters across all age groups, one of the hardest skills to teach and master is the spin pass. I thought if I could design a rugby ball which gave a visual representation of what the ball was doing in flight then we could have a good idea,” he said.
“The response and results have been amazing, youngsters can quickly see how a change in their throw impacts on how the ball behaves, in a very short space of time we’re seeing massive improvements.”
The balls are available from size 3 up to size 5 via their official website at gazapi.co.uk.