Encourage good head position and leg drive in this fun exercise in tackling. It’s low impact and ideal for building confidence with your players. MORE
Here are some activities to support your stage D tackling training. Using small groups, they look at rebuilding tackling skills in a low impact environment and developing a game-related understanding at the same time.
Before you start, remember the Stage D regulations:
Also, we are gradually returning to contact.
Use a proper warm-up and keep the intensity low.
An excellent small group activity to work on leg drive, good technique with a little bit of competition. You can easily change the parameters to add more pressure.
Time to return to technique. These four exercises help players build up technically good footwork and shoulder impact in a slightly variable environment. A good pre-tackle exercise.
The ability to complete a tackle means that the player needs to “bounce” back into the game to maintain pressure on the opposition. This activity reminds players of the game-relatedness of tackling as part of defence.
A good warm-up activity and one to get the tackle tubes back in action, use this activity to get the heart rate pumping.
A bit more physical than the other exercises, and with a mind on the tougher application of the laws around the breakdown, this exercise creates a contest over the ball. A good chance for the players to referee this area for themselves too.
Finally, good for younger players and more experienced players alike, this tackle exercise keeps the tackle impact low while focusing on good technique.