Pressure here on the on the rack big tackle by Mac. That was on Hamish Angus on the way is Mac. Well, he's a little sniper. I was saying earlier. He just pops up all over the place. Very good secondary turn over there from Canada Australia done well to isolate the play and give position really was a good tackle here history speed immediately gets in the position. The strong position electron just does not stop legs. Puppy Right Stuff great individual score from Phillip. Absolutely brilliant. Wasn't it in all the classic skills. They're in a sequence The Tackle then this part but that there he stays on his feet perfectly good and beautifully done then drives with the power of the small man out of the tackle. Then looks around sees the options is always weighing up the options and he's away.
In the last ten years two defence systems have been coached and implemented. The Wasps academy coach provides some of the latest ideas and how to use games to coach the skills and cement the understanding
Winning the collisions in contact is crucial in the modern game. The coaches provide some theory and practical examples of drills and games to reinforce the basic principles to be effective. The coaches use a variety of progressions and games to keep the session challenging
Harlequins coaches and players discuss the choke tackle, as well as the importance of enjoyment at training, and differences between players
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
Developing confidence in and around the tackle is very important when starting to teach tackle techniques. This clip provides a few ideas that you could use in your sessions
Some of the latest ideas around tackle technique and what defenders are trying to achieve. This session provides the technical progressions needed to teach the choke / catch tackle
Keep your players on their toes with this quick-fire 1v1 tackling exercise. Start with bags then progress to live tackles. Defending players have an obstacle to negotiate before performing the tackle, just as they may have in a game.
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.
The Falcons coaches use a variety of games and breakout drills to progress their tackle technique session. The players respond to questions to vary the style of coaching
Introducing tackle technique to players is a challenging process and the Wasps coaches ensure the players understand and are competent at each step prior to progressing to the next one
Another conditioned game that will test your players' fitness. This requires all defenders to perform a 'down-up' after each touch, before re-aligning. As players become tired, more gaps will appear, testing the defence even more.
Some insight into how the NSW coaches approach coaching the tackle. This clip provides some tips on "How to coach" and some practical examples
Coaching tackle technique never stops. As players get older, the challenges become more complex and coaches need to provide more detail to improve the finer skill sets. This video provides some expert tips that may help you improve tackle technique and the first phase of the ruck / breakdown.
Close contact in a small channel ensures the players work their movement skills in both attack and defence. The coach reinforces the skills for contact prior to progressing this exercise
Aggressive tackling is fundamental to Wasps performances and their players physicality is part of their DNA. Brad Davis overseas a tackle technique session that will change your approach to coaching the tackle
Coaching the correct head position for tackling is one of the most important skills for a coach, this clip shows a few examples that can be used with progressions
It is very much an individual choice as to when a tackle is completed to when the defender can compete for the ball. What is generally accepted is that good tackle technique will enable the defender to "Be ready" for his next task. This clip explores why a strong grip or "Ring of steel" will enable the tackler to be dominant
The choke tackle is a technique used to slow attacking ball down. By wrapping the attacker high around the ball and lifting them slightly, their momentum is reduced and they are unable to make the offload. The longer a tackler can keep them from going to ground, the more time the rest of the defence have to get ready.
Learning Tackle Technique
Learning the tackle technique
Here is a new drill from London Scottish that encourages players to stay low in the approach and throughout the tackle.
This clip illustrates tackle technique using progressions suitable to all players and possibly requiring regular revisit to embed safe and effective tackling
Developing core skills for evasion with other players
This is a great drill for building confidence in young players and establishing an understanding how contact and collision occurs in the game. It is also a good fitness drill or contact warm-up for all levels.