So we're just looking at massive line speed and we're putting pressure on and the emphasis for the lads is loads of energy get this place and right at the line speed is huge good day still the field and then we do the things that we started with get off the line put them on the pressure Force mistakes, and then we create opportunities for our cells do that. And so I'll spacings are landspeeder communication to then disrupt the attack just getting the technique is the thing. You've got to get right ever get a technic everything off everything else or flow first guy in think about hit Square. Yeah. Catch Taco so looking at keeping the ball up in the air and get them forcing the turnover that way and all Jake's going to think about is getting away and all I want you to think about he's getting his hips in front. Yeah, that's all you're trying to do. They let's go get in front to stay in front bam. Just get your hips in front. You've got to get grounded. Okay, hold it there. So Boise jog out. They're going to come up with the tackler make it kind of sidon tackle them work myself Square. Yeah off we go go boy shit. That's it. That's it. You see if you can hit under the ball. Okay with one man. Okay, and just pull the elbow nice and soul is he's nice and tall. He can't drive forward. Yeah bakemax. Well done.
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
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.
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
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
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.
Harlequins coaches and players discuss the choke tackle, as well as the importance of enjoyment at training, and differences between players
Some insight into how the NSW coaches approach coaching the tackle. This clip provides some tips on "How to coach" and some practical examples
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
A turnover from a strong tackle and quick "Jackle" where the defender uses the momentum of the attacking player to swimg up onto his feet and contest the ball, this results in a line break. Key factors : Tackle technique - Urgency to get up to feet - Core strength - Speed
Learning Tackle Technique
Learning the tackle technique
Impact Wrap Tackle