Whether you're introducing tackling to young players for the first time, or re-introducing it to senior players after a summer away, this is a great game to play to ease back into it.
It isolates the 1v1 tackle and puts emphasis on technique without the high speed impact of a full contact game.
So we're looking at real technique around the breakdown. That's what we want. Danny go. They left Oak. Nice tux. So the tackle touch game is a normal game of touch. But as soon as there is a touch made you didn't get the attacker to go down on the floor the defender to go down to the floor. And then on the on the go from the coach they get up and they have a 1vs1 tackle. Okay, fellas One of the issues that we have on coaching tackle technique and trying to incorporate into games is that we start running into each other at High Velocity that leads to injury if their techniques not absolutely spot on so what I will do in this game is take away the pace take away the velocity of the runners. Okay, so there's less impact and it's all about your Technique the ball carrier gets up and tries to beat the defender to within a meter not trying to run five meters sideways but to within a meter the if the defender we're looking at a good technical tackle. Okay? Classic shoulder tackle wrap finish a tackle off attacker long Place replay. Okay play on. Then touch after that again. Yes. Yes. Okay. So if you do beat the player and get through you play on you can either move the ball and play on. Yeah, it's a touch it's not another it's not a tackle. So we're looking at real technique around the breakdown. That's what we want. Danny go. They left go. Nice tackle in place. Jack long place look after the ball, please. Okay down go there's a one-on-one tackle. You can put all the rules in here. You can actually ask the Defenders to come but the other Defenders to come back Play on Play On just play on go. I've tackled Tommy long Place, Jamie. Oh good ball. Long place, please. Nice tackle Danny go. I've got a nice Tackle Long place to go tackle Jamie. He lost the ball Hayden good. nice driving tackled Johnny nice ball presentation score there Good luck placed an nice score this time as soon as you touch you bounce you get up and you go you don't wait for my call. So I will make the call and then I'll progress it says you're making the decision. I'll become touched. Well done, Jamie while Jamie was a lot sharper than Dan was so good score great work. Let's go. Well played Jamie. Come on guys. You got to get yourself sorted. Get back Jack. Come on, Jake down up to tackle any good taco. Long place, please. Excellent work Liam. Thanks get back bend. Good tackle and a good classic score. I give you a score there. Well done guys. Now the benefits that especially for younger players is that it takes out the impact. So taking out the speed of the Collision means that there's no impact. So the focus purely is on tackle technique and they gain confidence. So it's a really good game for use under nine to in the starting to learn to tackle under tens 11 and 12, but also for seniors,
This game has multiple conditions for both attackers and defenders. Dropping defenders to practise their tackling while working on support lines and groundwork for the attackers. Great for the first half an hour of your session
Academy coaches use conditioned games with strict rules around the tackle / touch activity to teach the skills required for contact and clearing defenders away. Questioning is used as the main style of coaching
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A full-contact game with uncontested breakdowns, conditioned to have one team attacking for an extended time. The focus is on the defenders, who each have two tennis balls, to concentrate on their tackle technique.
A key technique at the breakdown is the ability to roll players away, this applies when your opponent already has a good body position over the ball. Danny Wild from Leeds carnegie uses a game and breakout sessions to deliver his session
This is a game which can be used to introduce contact gradually into pre-season training.
With each touch, one player from each side must compete at a controlled breakdown situation.
It is important for players to maintain good technique when they are fatigued, and for the coach to manage this.