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Tackling 4 - Feet and Body Position

Tackling 4 - Feet and Body Position

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Practice for is a one-on-one exercise concentrating on foot and body positioning in the tackle. The yellow attacker wears a tackle suit and holds attack a shield the blue Defender drives into the tackle shield from two meters away between the cones and all we're going to do for this stage is just practice getting our feet in close Okay. What I want is the arms behind the back. Okay, and all we're looking at is this the attacker so to speak just coming up and just giving me a slight split with the legs. So what we're trying to do imagine, we've got a nice big hoop there and we're going to just try and step into that little split that is given to us. Okay the closer you get your head to the side. Okay, the more likely you can get your shoulder in as well just for the first exercise or we're looking for is step in ensuring appear on the back here and I just want chest on pan. Okay forward good. Okay, just sitting with a chest at the moment. Good the attacking player stands with leg split the defender should step into the split getting his feet in close to the attacker to provide a strong base. The contact should be with the same shoulder as their leading leg. With their head up and eyes open at all times tacklers must Place their head close to the side of the target attacker should offer the split on different sides to vary The Tackle. Just give me a couple of points. How can we improve that? Exit buddy. How are we going to get the body height lower? Hips lower and bend the knees great. We're staying big until what until you're into the hoop good. If I'm in this position coming in. I don't want to get myself smaller be stepped away. I want to get it nice and quick and then start syncing it. Okay. Good sink face look at the foot into the hope good. Defenders should initially stay big then sink at the hips and knees once they step into the split. It's important to step into the tackle avoid jumping and planting both feet on the ground. A key safety point is to keep your spine in line ensuring your back is straight and your head is up with the chin off the chest as you make contact instead of just stopping and that's good enough and let this player to run right through we're going to try and use our feet to purchase or chasing our feet as another Expressions being used to get it through the contact area as well. Okay, good. Excellent think to purchase and drive it through good. Good. Good. Good. Well done. Just give him a little split to to give him the courage of good. Well done had as close as possible. Keep the eyes open. Remember safety all the time fellas good. Okay, rest up that just stay with you all how can we make it easier for ourselves if we cannot dry through what we need to do? Hip Square. So imagine you've got a belt buckle on there. You want it facing straight through the middle of the target soon as we start turn it sideways and push it. You will tell me a find it hard. Yes, so we want to keep that belt buckle as Square as possible and we want to drive straight through okay off we go. Good. Excellent. Well done smashing. Let him drive you through good. Well Dad the key points for this exercise should be introduced progressively ensuring that players concentrate on correct technique at each stage players should step into the split with feet clothes and a strong base staying big. They should sink at the knees and hips with the head up eyes open and spine in line. They should hit close to the side of the target keeping their hips Square. They should drive through the tackle with three small steps.