Help players practise the risk and reward elements of attempting to turnover the ball in the tackle area. It starts with good tackling and then decisions on whether to compete for the ball. If the ball carrier is momentarily isolated, support players need to react quickly to secure the ball. MORE
U9 Front-on tackle tracking
Get your players used to getting in front of the ball carrier to make a strong front-on tackle.
1. Mark out a 3m square area. Put an attacker on one side of the area and a defender on the opposite side. Give the attacker a ball.
2.When you say “go”, the attacker moves from side to side along his side of the area, while the defender tries to mirror his movements to stay opposite.
3. When the attacker thinks he has lost the defender, he runs forward and tries to cross the defender’s line to score.
4. When the defender sees the attacker making his move, he moves forward to make the tackle.
5. Start at walking pace, then increase the speed.
6. Develop by having a feeder who passes to the attacker as he moves forward onto the ball.
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