Filed under: Dan Cottrell, Rugby Coaching, rugby defence, Rugby Drills | Tags: confidence and tackling, rugby contact, rugby contact drills, rugby tackling, tackling drills, youth coaching
Here are a couple of great videos…the kids are having a fun time tackling and bumping into bags.
Rugby contact and rugby tackling does not need to be just about “technique”. Confidence, enjoyment and hunger all play a part.
Filed under: Rugby Skills, Rugby Training | Tags: Roger Federer, rugby tackling, tennis
Good body position with the tackler landing on top of the player. In a strong positon to “jackal” the ball as well.
Good footwork beforehand though.
Oh, and by the way, Roger Federer was making history at the time!
Filed under: Dan Cottrell, rugby defence, Rugby Team Management, Rugby Training | Tags: rugby tackling, US rugby, weightlifting for rugby
Here is an interesting video from the US on tackle mechanics. It is also has a tip on weightlifting to prevent rugby injuries.
Filed under: Dan Cottrell, Rugby Coaching, rugby defence, Rugby Skills | Tags: coaching defence, rugby defence, rugby tackle, rugby tackling, The Huddle
Having sat in a couple of planning meetings recently on rugby defensive structures, it is clear that defensive tactics are not clear.
It makes for interesting debate and so I point you to one of the most popular posts on the Better Rugby Coaching forum, the Huddle for some good and detailed discussion.
No doubt someone will ask me to summarise the arguments, but the development of the debate adds a different dimension to the your own thought processes perhaps.
So if you want more on: the height of the best tackle, up and out, out and in, drift, blitz, how to train tackling, jackling and more then click on this link.
Filed under: Dan Cottrell, Rugby Coaching, Rugby Skills, Rugby Training | Tags: front on tackling, rugby tackling, skills training, technical training
Here are a couple of exercises to help your players work on their front on tackling.
Better rugby tacklers use good footwork before the contact to get themselves in a strong position to make the tackle. They jam their head into the ball carrier once contact has been made.
Notice the low impact of the runners to concentrate on good tackle technique.
Filed under: Dan Cottrell, Rugby Coaching, Rugby Skills, Rugby Training | Tags: rugby body angles, Rugby Drills, rugby session planning, rugby tackling, tackling session
I have written over nine seasons worth of different sessions I worked out today.
Here is a sketch of a session that I made two weeks ago, which I expanded upon to make up part of three different sessions.
If anyone else wants to send in their sketches, it would be great to build up a gallery…