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Improve your tackling
Around the Academy:

A Lions player makes a run to avoid the tackle
Make sure you make a safe tackle every time
Aim: To successfully tackle the player with the ball or to get the ball to the other side of the square without being tackled

Drill: Mark out a square of 10m by 10m.

Form two teams of three or more players, depending on how many people are taking part, on two corners of the square.

One team will have the ball, the other will not.

On the whistle, the player with the ball has to try and reach the opposite corner without getting tackled.

But the player without the ball is trying to stop them from from reaching the other side by making a tackle.

Once both teams have had a good go, switch ends to practice from the other side.

This will make you practice tackling with each shoulder.

Benefits: This drill works on two different levels.

One, it helps you develop your tackling technique from different angles.

And two, it is another good drill for practicing your evasion skills.

The players with the ball will be running with pace, it is important to get the timing on your tackles right to avoid injuring yourself and actually stopping your opponent.



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Bulldog
Tackle challenge
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What you need
Six players or more
Four markers (eg cones, clothing etc)
One ball

Set yourself targets
How many times can you get to the other side without being tackled?
How many successful tackles can I make and stop the player reaching the other side?



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