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Fundamentals of a Safe Tackle - Y with The Rugby Site

We look at the tackle fundamentals this time with experienced age grade coach Peter Koen at Easts, in Brisbane, Australia.

This session is ideal for a group of boys and/or girls learning the fundamentals of Safe Tackling and/or preseason training.

Note the focus of the low tackle height - and tackle bags are optional. It is about technique not intensity.

Part 1. Creating the Flow in the Tackle   11:02 Member content

Straight spine, foot in close, stay aligned and generate energy through the tackle.

are just some of the key messages from Peter Koen to his East Tigers (Brisbane, Australia) girls.

Note how the structure of the drill enables Peter to easily view how all the players are progressing.

Tackle bags are optional as the emphasis is on the technique not the power.

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Part 2. Important Last Step to make a Tackle 9:38 Free video

Create the power and confidence in the tackle with the last small step

part of the key messaging in Part 2 of Peter Koen’s Safe Tackle series.

Also note how Peter encourages peer to peer feedback from the players to boost their confidence and communication.

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Course Part 1, Part 2
Duration 33:20
Topics Tackling Youth Coaching
Applicable to Coaches   Players   Youths, ands, highs, and schools   Sevens  
Languages English , Español

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Course reviews

Amazing coaching, really great for beginners. Love the passion of this gentleman. Well done.

Arabian Gulf

As usual a great video full of lots of little tips to add to my knowledge, helping me help my players.


I like it for the Beginners


Basic but effective , alot of players at underage these days hit , wrap but soak / slip off the tackle instead of driving through


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