To be a dominant tackler you need to practise the core skills regularly. The tackle has many factors to it and here are some tips from New Zealand
This is an activity we can do in the beginning stages of the tackle. Thank and what I want to do around our knees again as so that we can improve our tackle technique and get our head and particularly on the right place. So what you going to do Robert is on go you're going to tackle John and push them to the left side where you go just do a slow-motion contact with your shoulder strap with your arms good placement of head up you get and then same again to your left. So we practice both sides good up again, and we're going to do that for 10 seconds and see how many tackles he can do. Cool. All right, Robert. Okay on your marks. See it got good man. Get the shoulder in here hard against the thigh wrap with your arms good rap squeeze them and together two seconds left squeeze with your arms and stop. Okay. This is to help us with putting our head in the right place and making sure we get the right tackle with the right shoulder. Happy the guy okay on your marks See It Go. Good shot of contact Rico and up you get come back as fast as you can ball back to the middle. So just remember Rico what we want to really try and do is get your cheek hard up against the opposition's FI. Okay, and squeeze really tight really go. It's good. Well done. Good rep and Back Again. Let's keep it moving right Rico. What I want you to do is really hit low. They can't get your shoulder and around waste site squeeze with your arms. Go bits are well done. Good height and back up again. Call you can look to run we can up the pass. That's it. Good hit placement, Rico up again. Last one. Make your decision which side the heads going to go go and in this activity here, it's going to have a chance for us to practice a dominant tackle. But also a tackle that we call the latch and then you might execute the latch when it's a smaller player against the bigger player. So we're going to see some of that in the sector very cool. Okay, let's give it a go. So lining up. On the go we're going to run around the cones attackers versus Defenders steady go. Nice clothes are back George good and up. Well done. George good shoulder contact good latch up to your feet. See go close. The space will contact well done up to your feet and over the ball. Okay important that you get to your feet as fast as you can see it go. Go on in my there you go. Good feet and up to get over that ball attack that ball. All right, if you get in a dominant tackled leg drive, if you're not in a dominant position, then just latch. Hold on get to your feet go. Nice and Swap and up. Well done Good Feet. I'm feeling more confident. Now. All I have to do is remember these key coaching points one eyes always on the core with a texting around the ball or around the legs and move forward into contact to try to position myself slightly inside the ball carrier inside shoulder three always keep my face up keep my feet alive and position my leading foot close to ball carrier. For drive with the legs making firm contact with the shoulder and make sure I keep my head to the side and keep driving. Five punch my arms forward and wrap around the ball carrier six continue power drive through to complete the tackle and try to end up on top of the ball carrier. Seven release and get to my feet as fast as possible before I can recover the ball.
When the experts explain things in simple terms it all makes sense. The Blitz defence can be confusing and delivering the coaching blocks to develop this policy can be tricky. Richard Thorpe explains things in easy to understand language
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Sharing our coaching ideas is great for the game. Players in New Zealand hone their skills at an early age and it is globally accepted that they have the best techniques across all positions. Coaching the tackle is a key fundamental that all players practise regularly