OBJECTIVE:

To develop the skills involved in breaking a tackle.

EQUIPMENT:

2 - 4 shields.

GROUP SIZE:

5 - 10 players.

AREA:

10 x 10 metre grid.

DRILL EXPLANATION:

  1. Two players stand one metre apart with shields facing inwards.
  2. Attackers stand in single file facing the hit shields.
  3. Player 2 runs at the shields and receives a late pass from player 1.
  4. Player 2 bursts through the shields and delivers a pass back to player 1.
  5. Player 2 then continues up and around the cone to the back of the line.

COACHING POINTS:

• Ball is held in two hands.
• Accelerate into the gap.
• Make contact with chest or shoulders.
• Have one foot on the ground at point of contact.

VARIATIONS / PROGRESSION:

  1. Introduce a second shield and a second passer, hence the player will break through the first shield and immediately receive a 2nd pass to break through shield No 2.
  2. Avoid all obstacles by pass or evasion.

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