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which skills can you use to make a safe tackle without?

which skills can you use to make a safe tackle without bearing the risk of injuring your shoulder?

try take a side on tackle, go in low. technique, eye on the thigh, good luck

Have a look on YouTube, there is a good tackle session from the Blues in NZ.

This is an answer that was given some time ago by Dennis and it seems to be good advice for you:

You need to start them through the tackle progressions. Within the English union and continuum, I would advise that you start structuring tackle progressions towards the end of February, and continue into pre-season training to prep for contact in the U9 season.

The tackle progressions are as follows:

  • Ball carrier kneeling - tackler kneeling
  • Ball carrier standing - Tackler kneeling
  • Ball carrier standing - tackler squatting
  • Ball carrier walking - tackler squatting
  • Ball carrier walking - tackler walking
  • Ball carrier jogging - tackler walking
  • Ball carrier jogging - tackler jogging
  • Ball carrier running - tackler running

The progressions are best used to practice side and front tackle. In addition to the tackle progressions, spend about 5 mins warming up with parachute drops, so players get used to contact with the ground. Look to spend 2-3 wks on each progression and spend no longer than 15mins at each session.

Coaching points * Coach both tackler and ball carrier * players practice tackling with both shoulders * ball carrier should have a ball and an aim * only do for as long as they can maintain concentration * be mindful of weather.

If you have soft mats and space in the clubhouse, you could take the practice inside! * change players around, but try to match to similar size

When they begin their U9 season, introduce 'hobbit' rugby to build their confidence further. Basically, its the same rules as Rugby, only played on the knees, and the main thing is its fun and the kids love it! Hope this helps. If you have anymore questions i'd be happy to help.

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