To practice techniques with the side-on tackle and falling in the tackle.
In a group of three.
Tackler stands facing two attackers, positioned in the middle only 1m away. All are on their knees.
On “go”, the tackler must make as many tackles as they can in 10/20 secs.
One on left then on right then back to left and so on.
Key Coaching Points
Technique with confidence is the key to effective and safe tackling – it must be practised with head on side, shoulder first and squeeze.
Watch and correct their technique.
Points taken off if there is bad technique.
The defender has their eyes open and is sighting the target. They drive in with the head to the side and shoulder making a strong contact via a straight back, thrust the arms forward around the attacker and squeeze their arms together by grabbing their own wrist.