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Tackle Technique - Boxer's Hands

Players should have their hands up ready, so they can wrap around when making a tackle.

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We now progress all tackling technique by introducing the use of hands and arms a Defender faces of suited attacker who holds a ball behind his back. Okay. Good Alex. Well done. Okay. So soon as you hit with the shoulder and driving with the legs the hands come into play good. Well done players should concentrate on all of the key points from practice for but this time as their shoulder makes contact. They shoot their arms forward and grip around the attacker aiming to dislodge the ball. Okay, one more and then I'll ask a question. Good good. What do you think is the tendency to do now? Yeah we go fishing for the ball straight away. Don't we? Okay, that's not the exercise exercise is to give us the sequence footing close shoulder hit then the arms come into play. The Defenders hands should be up and ready in front of their body like boxers hands. They should not go immediately for the ball primarily. They must concentrate on a strong grip squeezing their arms. the exercise