blue player - tackler
red player - with ball
each tackle zone is bigger than previos one.
go from 1 to 2 to 3
only progress when tackle is correctly exaccuted
hand out to recieve the tackle.
closest shoulder to closest thigh.
bend lower back. rest of back straight.
plant shoulder tackle foot in between runners legs.
wrap arms around legs tight and drive through tackle
The overal aim is to maximise contact time with players while minimalising injury and fatigue. For lower age groups; - Used for Fun -Increace confidence and engagement. For higher age groups; - Maximise contact time - Minimalise injury -Increace contact sessions per week (controlled) - Focus on technical rather than impact.
Tacklers head behind the players with the ball (cheek to cheek) and the tackler to drive in with the shoulder. Player with ball landing on back first then placing the ball down.
In a grid an attacker is positioned on one end and a defender at the other end. Defender passes to the attacker who attempts to score against the defender within the grid.
Tracking hit (2 x 10 minutes in split groups) Set up 3 different colour cones on the gain line. 2m spacing (set up 3-4 areas with 2 pads) Defender starts in the middle cone. Attacker has a pad. On "GO" the Attacker with the pad runs straight to one of the 3 cones.The coach can shout a colour to direct the Attacker to a certain cone. The Attacker must run straight to it. This drill will test Defender's front on and side on tackles: left and right.
Player with ball walking in a straight direction, with the tackler walking in from the side. Introducing a bit of pace into the tackle.
The player with the ball walks slowly in front of the other player. As the ball carrier is walking the defender should time their move so that they in the correct position to tackle when the player is in front of them. At this point the tackler should wrap their arms tightly around the other player's knees, position their head behind their bum and drive with their shoulder to bring the player to the ground. Falling to their bum before rolling onto their shoulder, once on the floor the other player should place the ball above their head on the ground.
"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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