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EXTRA TACKLE CLINIC DRILLS

PASS AND TACKLE

 

OBJECTIVE To complete an effective tackle.

EQUIPMENT 4 cones

GROUP SIZE 5

AREA 4m x 4m

ACTIVITY SET-UP

  • In a group of 5, have 4 attackers each on a cone.
  • Player in the middle of grid is the tackler who starts in possession of the ball.

ACTIVITY EXPLANATION

Tackler passes to one of the attackers and they run to left or right of the tackler who completes tackle, regains the ball and passes to another attacker.

KEY COACHING POINTS

  • “GO” -Take up space, sight target, eyes up.
  • “DANCE”- crouch, feet alive, elbows in.
  • “GO”- position the head to the side, big step in close to the attacker, shoulder on, drive and stick, thrust & squeeze.
  • Use your leg drive.
  • Bounce up.

VARIATION/PROGRESSION

  1. Make area smaller or bigger
  2. Can be done on knees with younger players.

LOOKING AND THINKING

 

OBJECTIVE Tackling the correct person.

EQUIPMENT 3 cones, 2 hit-shield (black and white)

GROUP SIZE 3

AREA Make a triangle with cones 2m apart

ACTIVITY SET-UP In 3s, 2 players hold a hit shield – one white and one black.

ACTIVITY EXPLANATION

  • One attacker calls “go” and the attackers holding the shields move forward, they then call a “colour”.
  • The tackler adjusts the body position by taking small fast steps and getting in to a crouch.
  • The head is placed on the correct side which is followed in with a big step towards the attacker, the shoulder driving in and the arms thrust through.
  • Move back and repeat.

KEY COACHING POINTS

  • Keep feet alive
  • Being in balance so that they can drive off either leg (crouch, small fast steps, elbows in and ready to thrust and eyes focused on the correct side.)
  • Shoulder on, head in tight and arms thrusting through.
  • Head on correct side.

VARIATION/PROGRESSION

  1. Make area smaller or bigger.
  2. Have another row of hit-shields.