The better your side are at tackling, not only will they create more opportunities for themselves to win the ball through pressure and turnovers, but they'll also make it incredibly difficult for the other team to score!
The fear of tackling
For inexperienced players tackling can be quite a daunting part of the game, particularly when tackling from behind with the prospect of getting a face full of studs! No matter what age your players though there's never any harm in recapping tackle technique and that's precisely what this session aims to do - instilling tackle toughness and confidence back into your players.
What's in the Session?
Starting out with a physical warm up to get the blood pumping we then focus on correct tackle technique, starting with a walking drill for the younger players, and then progressing into pairs tackle drill. Players take it in turn to be to tackler and the tacklee. As they move into each new zone on the pitch they must perform a different tackle, starting with the side tackle, driving into the front tackle and then pouncing skilfully into the challenging back tackle.
Improve your players decision making to help them recognise where the space will develop and how they can maximise their success when they create the space, either by going into contact and offloading, or passing before the tackle.
After building up some preseason contact resilience, it?s time to refine players tackling techniques to build their confidence as players go into contact. Focus on the technique and develop their willingness to go into tackles properly to improve success rate and reduce chances of injury.
"It is not only useful for staff who are experienced but a valuable tool for those subject staff who have to take teams."
The variety of sessions across sports - sometimes we steal session ideas from one sport and use them with another.
As we enter the business end of the competition, we take a look at the remaining eight teams and the key talking points surrounding each side.
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