OBJECTIVE:

To get into the correct position to make an effective tackle.

EQUIPMENT:

1 ball and cones

GROUP SIZE:

In pairs.

AREA:

2 square grid.

DRILL SET-UP:

Players get in pairs. In a small area with a line down the middle of the pair.

DRILL EXPLANATION:

  1. An attacker with the ball moves around their own defined area – the defender must mirror the attacker. 

Key Coaching Points

  • Small and fast steps.
  • Hands in tackle position – elbows in.

VARIATIONS / PROGRESSION:

  1. Increase speed of ball-carrier.
  2. Widen area.

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