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How to teach the front on tackle to 10 year olds
The key is that this becomes the side tackle once the ball carrier passes the tackler. Emphaise that the tackler should not hit with the shoulder (that comes when they are older!), rather the tackler lets the ball carrier fall over them and twists as they fall so that the tackler lands on top of the ball carrier!
Remind your young players that they are only tackling the legs and waist, all the bits on top actually don't matter.
I hope this helps - don't forget to make it fun!
Teach them the rhyme -"Eyes to thighs, Cheek to cheek, squeeze the knees" Michael
I find that tackling a sausage bag first is quite useful as it gets them to move to the tackle as well look for the basic pit falls of the bag i.e. feet off the floor at contact and build up. A decent set of tackle suits makes younger players feel invincible too.
"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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