Players stand 5 metres apart, only the attacking player moves in this drill, the tackler remains still as their partner approaches.
As the player gets close the tackler should keep their head up and engage the runner with either their left or right shoulder.
Holding around their knees tightly and driving with their shoulder they should allow the player to fall over their shoulder to floor.
Stay slightly crouched as they wait for tackle, keeping their feet moving at shoulder's width.
Sink hips in squatting action and keep their head up.
Place their foot between the legs of their partner and engage the same shoulder in the tackle (right foot and right shoulder).
Allow the player to fall past you and roll back over the player, pushing down with their hands on the tackled player. Using their hands on the tackled player press (like in a press up) to return to their feet and compete for ball again.
Players 3m apart Â slightly crouched
One of pair nominated as tackler
On balls of feet, with feet shoulder width apart the coach calls either Right or Left.
in groups of 3.
1 player with a pad 1 player with a tackle bag and one with nothing.
Player with nothing runs to the player with the pad and drives them across the grid.on reaching the end they swap roles and the other player runs across the grid to the tackle bag pushes and makes a tackle at the end of the grid and the players swap roles the new player runs across to the player with the pad and the practice continues.
Pass gets given to the attacker who has to run down the grid. When the tackle comes in the player with the ball has to present the ball.
Tackler has to get to feet quickly to get the ball and pass it back the the initial passer of the practice . Next two player go.
After each go the players swap sides.
The first player moves forwards, makes contact with the tackle bag and retreats diagonally to the line of cones.
The next player joins the line and both the players move forward and hit the tackle bag or shield before retreating back to the line again.
The third player then joins the line and all three players go out to meet the tackle bag, shield or fall on the ball.
Drill continues with all players involved.
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