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Bounce out is a term used to explain the action of the 9 when running away from a breakdown. Here’s how it works and how to practise it in a game-like situation. MORE
Use a game of “King of the ring” to encourage better tackles which dominate the ball carrier.
Reward strong, successful front-on tackles where the tackle is completed and the ball carrier is driven back over their line. It encourages getting off the defensive starting line to make the tackle. This reduces the space as quickly as possible. The attacker still has an incentive as they want to make the tackle impossible or as difficult as possible.
Score the following points:
In previous sessions, you will have focused on the tackle basics: head safe, shoulder contact, arm hold (tight grip), leg drive.
It can be dominated by bigger or stronger players. So, progress and challenge: Change the space to give stronger players more room to cover and more room for the attacker.
Or have the tackler starting chest down or facing backwards.
Or let the players create their own scoring system, could almost be gambling: big players offer the small players 5 pts if they can complete a tackle in any direction, the small player offers big player 5pts for dominant tackle and 0pts for any other direction.
Have an area to offer support for those lacking the confidence to practise in a less competitive environment, support safe and confident tackling. They can drop back into the bottom group.