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Tracking to Make a Safe Effective Tackle - HS and A with Nathan Grey

Find out what 1 on 1 Tracking is, why it is important part to making a safe effective tackle, in our new 2 part series with Wallaby U20 coach and ex Wallaby Defence coach Nathan Grey.

And 70 cap Wallaby midfield back Nathan Grey knows a thing or two about defence!

Part 1. Tracking to Make a Safe Effective Tackle   13:31 Member content

Track to the ball carrier and give the defender confidence to make the tackle.

is Nathan Grey’s philosophy to making a safe effective tackle -at all levels.

Go forward to meet the attacking player and make the tackle.

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Part 2. Putting a Connection between the Defender and the Attacker 14:56 Free video

Providing a line for your defender follow

and moving forward off ‘the line’ to meet the attacker.

Nathan Grey completes his Tracker series at the YRCF, demonstrating a device that can give a player(s) a physical sense of the tracking lines and then builds it into a defence structure.

A great device for all levels of the game and promotes Safe effective tackling!

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Course Part 1, Part 2
Duration 26:40
Topics Defence
Applicable to Coaches   Players   Youths, ands, highs, and schools   Sevens  
Languages English , Español

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Course reviews

The tracking part is a fantastic skill that is definitely overlooked and under coached. Great vid – thanks!


One of the best vids on the site. This is hardly coached to lower age players and is vital to help them be more confident in the tackle. Please don’t use shields, hands on hips far better.


Website to buy that please??? Brilliant idea, I have tried other things before but this is so visual!

Great Britain & Northern Ireland

Great explanations and examples, USA


Very important in defense. Amazing to know the important that defense is half of the game. Great coaching insights – explain the problem and give your solutions. Thanks Nathan – one of the best in his rugby days.

Arabian Gulf

Love this really highlights my areas to improve

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