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Tackle - Technical and Drills - All with Ben Herring

In this series, ex Rugby Site Manager and Otago rugby coach Ben Herring narrows down the skills of the tackle to their core components. Ben progresses the tackle with each video Ben builds to complete a tackle.

Part 1. Pre-tackle Closing down the Space   3:53 Free video

Ex Rugby Site manager and Otago coach Ben Herring starts the series with one of the basics of the pre-tackle.


Part 2. Pre Tackle - Dictating Terms 4:54 Member content

Ben Herring moves into the tackle and discusses the concepts about how you can dictate the terms of a tackle as a defender. Important in effective and safe tackles.

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Part 3. Pre Tackle - Keeping Square 6:08 Member content

Ben Herring walks us through the values of staying square in the approach to a tackle. Important for getting in great tackling positions.

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Part 4. Tackle - Head on Correct Side 5:33 Member content

Getting your head on the correct side is the most important thing for making safe tackles. Ben walks us through some ways to teach this important element.

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Part 5. Tackle - Feet in Close & Shoulder on 4:02 Member content

Feet and shoulders are very important to make effective tackles. Ben Herring shows us how to do it well.

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Part 6. Tackle - All Elements 12:11 Member content

This is a comprehensive video showing 6 of the most important elements in the tackle.
Ben puts all the tackle elements together in a new form.

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Part 7. Post Tackle Drill 6:34 Member content

After a tackle is made it is really important to get up quick and get back in the game. Ben Herring shows us some novel tricks to train this skill.

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Course Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7
Duration 107:55
Topics Tackling Youth Coaching
Applicable to Coaches  
Languages English

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New Zealand

Hi guys is there anyway you can post double hit clips? Thank you.

South Africa

i really like what he is teaching.


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