Tackle Technique

What a fantastic tool. I've found a few drills that are unfamiliar,...
Wes, Rugby Coach

DESCRIPTION

Setup:

  • 4 m x 4 m grid
  • Either number or colour cones used
  • 1 x tackler
  • 1 x ball carrier

Rules:

  • Coach calls number or colour of cone
  • Ball carrier runs into grid
  • Tackler touches the cone called and tackles ball carrier
  • Next tackler, next ball carrier

COACHING POINTS

Tackle Technique:

  • Align, approach, balance and contact
  • Low tackles
  • "Cheek to cheek" head position
  • Squeeze legs

Progession:

  • Tackler to feet, through the gate, daylight, hands on ball

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