Help the second defender at the tackle situation choose whether to make a difference at the tackle or leave it alone to be ready for the next tackle. Defenders need to trust their team mates to make a tackle. They should only step in if they feel the tackler is beaten or they can create... MORE
Build a tackling session for a fresh start
With lots of teams thinking about tackling again, here are four activity ideas to build up tackle confidence and defensive awareness.
They can also be combined into one session:
- Technical warm up: Tackling memory jogger
- Skills development: Tackle balance
- Skills game: 2 v 4 contact box
- Game awareness: Bounce out tacklers
So, remind the players of the key points around the tackle, put them into an individualised game context, give them plenty of chances to tackle in a short space of time, and then put them into a wider game context.