Tackling & Tracking with Sir Graham Henry
Every top team has a top defence. If you're not a good defensive team, you won’t win championships. Tackle technique is the key. I break this down into two components: tracking and tackling. This video takes you through the activities I use to develop individual tackle technique, the foundations of good defence and a winning team.
Part 1. Tackling & Tracking 27:49 Member content
Graham Henry takes us through the skill of tracking an opponent well. If you can put an opponent in a position that best suits you, you are more likely to make your tackles.
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Harrison Wearmouth New Zealand
What a Legend Excellent coaching skills Thanks
Mark Manderson USA
Great information and drills. Thanks
Luca Gubinelli Italy
An unrivaled master: simply exceptionally clear
nigel tremain Australia
The best explanation on tracking I have seen,very informative and easy to understand.
John Walker England
RFU guidelines prohibit contact in youth rugby until 2 weeks before the season commences. However the superb “Tackling and Tracking” skill drills leading up to the full contact tackle can be used in the weeks prior to full contact to help prepare young players to quickly move into “full tackle” mode when allowed to do so. I will be using these drills with my U17s in our next training session prior to full contact under RFU guidelines. Excellent presentation by the Master.
Un ejercicio muy bien explicado, para poder ponerlo en practica y sacar provecho de el.Jose Antonio Muñoz Picazo Spain
Ian Rory Sorongan Australia
Thanking you Graham…… Is there any chance of getting videos on Maul defense and attacking maul set-ups? Thanks Love “The rugby site!!!!”
Alistar Rogers New Zealand
spectacular I loved the video great advise
Sebastian Suarez Argentina
Are those… TJ Perenara, Lima Sopoaga and Julian Savea ??
Herb Parker Ireland
Excellent drill & principles, suggest mentioning; 1) driving forward from legs into contact 2) tackler transfers their body weight into & at point of contact 3) teaching that all tackles should finish with tackler regaining their feet and looking to attack & turnover the ball.
Heath Hinton USA
I am an American football coach. I like the drills shown and learned the hands-in technique
Keith Hamilton Ireland
Good, simple stuff that’s easy to understand.
Jack Gerken New Zealand
It is cool
Stiben Yigibalom Australia
really good instructions
Chris Riley Australia
Great training video by one of the greatest. I think I spy a young Lima Sopoaga and TJ Perenara in that training squad also. Great how Sir Graham builds it up from the very basic techniques.
wilfredo scarpello Argentina
incredible the focus in specific skills, so easy to learn and teach
Eduardo Martin Mendez Argentina
El subtitulo en español seria muy importante para llegar a America toda
Kenneth kavanagh England
Glenn Round Singapore
it was really good
Paul Platts New Zealand
Awesome Instructive video, Excellent breakdown in all areas of tracking, tackling and safety of your players. Also love the constant emphasise on the importance of winning the race to the gain line to make ground. Cheers!
Jonathan Pritchard England
Excellent, good clear instructions with good demonstrations, I learnt a lot and can’t wait to pass the knowledge on at training!
Hopoate Tupou USA
Fantastic instructive ..
Saminda Silva Sri Lanka
This will help me lot and like the ideas and the way explain Saminda Silva Sri Lanka
Gonzalo Montes Argentina
Puede ser que no lo pueda ver en español?
lucien Elissalde France
Very instructive, very well made, good presentation
Awesome series, the progression is fantastic and easily digested by coaches and players.
Warren Bradshaw New Zealand
Answer to Juan F Roman, Yes That’s TJ Perenara, you might also recognize Julian Savea in there too!
Dean Williams England
I’m coaching under 11’s at the moment, these are pure gold techniques for kids this age. I like the contact progression, top tips!
Juan F Roman Colombia
is that TJ Perenara??
Anthony Osborn USA
Provided some positive reinforcement that We are doing the right things in training as a team. This takes the self doubt out and injects some confidence into our coaching techniques. There is a lot of info I use daily that these videos provide.. Very happy I have access. Thanks boys
AL Faaofo New Zealand
Wayne is a master at simplifying his ideas. Easy to follow instructions and he never has to tell the players twice.
muy bueno la progresion es perfecta
diego anselmo Argentina
No me deja verlo en castellano… se podra solucionar???
teiwi walker Australia
Have always been a big fan of Wayne Smith love the way he gives intruction very informative and all his activities are game orintated just like him heaps the whole site is great.
Great exercise, I use the tackling square drills very frequently for under 16s and progress to 2 v 2 etc full contact. We also do each guy has to tackle each man in turn keep a score and call it the “Top Gun” trophy, not sure they all get the reference (showing my age) but they love the game and all want to be the guy with the most tackles.
Julian Millo Great Britain & Northern Ireland
This works really well
George Richmond England
Excellent video… good idea for progression from minimal contact to full. Will try this for sure.
muy buen material para trabajar con menores
Roimata Minhinnick New Zealand
Lisiate Masi Australia
great video really enjoy it..thanks.
Ramon Solis Mexico
Excellent video. I learned a lot. Can’t wait for the next video
Jared Tupou USA
really enjoy it…thanks.
Brent Pene New Zealand
Very Good…the ablity to interact at different levels is higlighted especially with the youner generation. Humour, cheek, excitement, are some examples of how Sir Graham achieves this…
Didier Desplanque Belgium
Excellent and clear, it helps me in my coaching sessions with my U15 and U17.
Jose Mendoza Barbera Spain
It is a privilege to see videos like this of Sir Graham. Definitely a rugby god.
Andrew Eccles Australia
thank you Sir Graham, you even smiled a couple of times.
Thank you for your magistral class Mr. Henry.
Bustos Martín Alejandro Argentina
HAROLD SO'E New Zealand
Beautiful feet tight elbows elevated hands Bulls Eyes!!!!…nice Sir coach!
Steve van Rooyen Ireland
excellent Sir Graham
Andy Porter England
Excellent and clear. he may make it as a coach someday!
Andrew Dacey Wales
Will definitely use this drill to aid the tackling technique, tracking is all important especially keeping the feet alive! Fantastic
Tony New Zealand
great info.basic but still applies at any level
Luis Cavaco Portugal
Execellent video!!! great content but mainly great communication!!!
Mark Wells New Zealand
thoroughly enjoyed it – thank you Sir!
Peter Graham Ireland
Great video, been using with our Under 9s for the last two week. They actually cheered on Sunday when I said we were doing it again and more importantly it has really helped their confidence in their first year of contact rugby.
Jock Tiernan Australia
Great basic technique, good communication, constant appraisals along with player q and a getting the players involved. Along with 3 basic drills that can be used at all age levels
I learnt a lot from this video, mostly about coaching the right body position for tracking and tackling. It was disappointing that no full tackle was shown though. I sympathize for not wanting to bring in too much physicality before a game but it would have added a lot.
Ignacio Hernández Spain
Excelente. La sencillez de la explicación, la claridad de los conceptos y la garantía que da verlo a Henry entrenando el tackle nos ofrecen la clave para elevar el nivel de nuestros equipos. Un 10.
rob ojala New Zealand
Excellent guidance from the guru – has helped plan my coaching on this – recommend
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