Australian coaches across all age groups have a slightly different approach to teaching the tackle, or do they? You can take a few of their tips and integrate them into your coaching process
One verse one track in a 5 meter by 5 meter Channel a Defender is positioned at one end and an attacking partner with a ball at the other the attacker attempts to score at the opposite end of the channel and the defender attempts to push the attacker with two hands on the hips to stop them scoring. Defenders should deny time and space by moving forward quickly staying on the inside shoulder of the attacker some key points to consider our lower center of gravity and approach Target from the side head up hands up. Look at the Target Place Lead Foot in close when making a tag position head to side or behind of the attacker those simple things done really well consistently is very hard to do a lot of people think that you know, they try and overcomplicate things. But if you can get the basics done well and get it get your players to do it consistently, you're going to be a very successful site and I can tackle in a grid a Defender is positioned at one end with the An attacking player at the other the defender passes to the attacker who attempts to score the opposite end of the channel whilst offender attempts to track him close and make attacker to stop and score some key points to consider head up hands up look at the Target Place Lead Foot in clothes and head to side of the attacker make contact with front of shoulder and dry with the legs wrap arms and to elbow and lock cheap the thigh. No Gap and squeeze finish on top of the attacker and quickly regain feet. We've got to get the angle right of me. Yeah, but think about it. It's Kirk lines rather than straight lines hit a straight line that easy to be straight lines like this. Yeah curved line. Give me the get me moving moving him. It's only got one way to go and if he comes back, you'll make a decent tackle them. Anyway, we Australian to verse to track and Tackle in a 10 meter wide channel to the vendors are positioned at one end and two attackers with a ball at the other when instructed the attackers attempt to score the opposite end of the channel whilst The Defenders attempt a tracking cause and make tackles to stop them scoring some key points to consider our head up hands up. Look at the Target play slewfoot in clothes and head to side of the attacker make contact with front of shoulder and drive with the legs wrap arms hand to elbow and lock cheap the thigh. No Gap and squeeze finish on top of the attacker and quickly regain feet. What's the most important thing? Will you get your shoulder in you get your shoulder into this and nine times out of ten, you know, you wrap your arms. You'll put someone down you don't get your children. If you don't get your foot work, right if you don't get the people around your right because you're covering. In which space then you'll be missing tackles. Harry what did you do? Yeah, you managed to get two plants in because you weren't sure about the first one stay on your toes. Come on if we're flat-footed how hard is it to change direction, you know, so you want to be really on your toes yet. Yeah it just chop the because when you come in when you come in if you come in and do this, yeah, and a lot of that time that we were expecting then they step it's difficult. Whereas if you come in you go. Well, you're only a split second away from changing direction you get remain so Good, make sure we step into it though, because we need to be able to drive through it and stay on our feet. Yeah, good. Good good.
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
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