Rugby: Tackling Star

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DESCRIPTION

Drill to practice making multiple tackles in a period of time.

Set up a circle of 6 cones with a padman opposite each cone (between 2m and 5m away).

Players starts on a cone in the centre of the drill (as pictured) and run forward to tackle the padman. On completing the tackle they run back to the centre of the drill and move clockwise to the next cone. 

On the coache's call they run forward to tackle the next padman, returning to the centre of the drill after completing the tackle and move clockwise to the next cone.

The drill continues until the players have tackled each bagman or at the coaches discretion. 

COACHING POINTS

Tackling technique

Progression - 

Coach shouts 'left' or 'right' after each tackle and players have to adjust which cone they go to to make the next tackle 

Players must start on their stomachs, and return to stomachs after each tackle

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