OBJECTIVE:

To work on driving through tackles.

EQUIPMENT:

Four tackle bags.

GROUP SIZE:

Any number.

AREA:

15 x 22 metre grid.

DRILL SET-UP:

Four tackle bags are arranged in a line, each bag having two players holding it. The remaining players are grouped 5m back from the bags. The bags are each given a nominated number 1 - 4.

DRILL EXPLANATION:

  1. A nominated player runs in to a specified bag, lifting the bag in the tackle and driving it down the field for 2-3 metres.
  2. The two players holding the bag offer resistance.
  3. The players are rotated throughout the drill.

COACHING POINTS:

• Head should be to the side with the shoulder as the first point of contact.
• Tacklers should drive from a low position.
• Encourage high knee action and short driving steps.

VARIATIONS / PROGRESSION:

As one player's drive comes to a halt a second player joins the drive with the two players binding and driving together.

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