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Tackle - Session Plan for Advanced Players with The Rugby Site

The hits get bigger. The defense systems are quicker and the pressure on the skill sets is greater. This tackle session plan is all about becoming physically and mentally prepared for the step up in intensity.

Part 1. Tackle Warm up 1   4:56 Member content

All Black World Cup winning coach Wayne Smith gets tackle ready with his warm up session

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Part 2. Tackle Warm up 2 7:31 Member content

Sir Graham Henry, ex world cup winning All Black coach gets you further warmed up with his Defense Line Integrity Drill. Best way to get players thinking defence and lining up for the tackle. Play video

Part 3. Frontal Tackle 7:36 Member content

Champion coach Wayne Smith details the Frontal Tackle ideal for your training. Players can gradually increase their intensity in the tackle throughout the session. Use Ben Herrings Technical tackle series for drills to address any of the following: Keeping square, Dictating the tackle, Feet in close, Shoulder on, Effective Tackle Grip, Leg Drive in the Tackle. This keeps players focused on their core tackle skills. Play video

Part 4. Chop Tackle 23:02 Member content

We continue with World Cup winning coach Wayne Smith and his explanation and practice drill for the Chop Tackle Play video

Part 5. Reacting and Adjusting Defence Alignment 6:20 Member content

Ex All Black captain Rodney So'oialo details defence realignment drill. Players incorporate their tackle skills into their defensive system. Defence players must decide whether to make a frontal or chop tackle as they realign in phase play. Play video

Course Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5
Duration 49:25
Topics Tackling Session Plans
Applicable to Coaches   Players   Others   Supporters and fans  
Languages English

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I like the term shutting the door, and BIG is great really useful drill

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