The Chop Tackle - HS and A with Wayne Smith
Third in the series, Wayne Smith calls it the “Chop tackle” because it creates an image of achieving “chop down” to the ground really quickly. The aim is to isolate the ball carrier by driving them back in the tackle behind the gain line making it difficult for their support players to get back and clean out the breakdown.
Part 1. The Chop Tackle to Isolate a Ball Carrier 23:01 Member content
Low body tackles are a really good way to get the ball carrier to the ground quick. Wayne Smith shows us the best techniques and methods in order to do this well.
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Mark Guerin Scotland
Really good and informative description for technique. Especially highlighting the benefits for either tackling to behind the gain line, or for the person being tackled to fight to remain on or over the gain line.
tom pulliam USA
very understandable explanation and demonstration of basic and critical defensive skills
Andrew Jack Australia
Precise and effective, the importance of protecting the gain line
lancelot l connolly USA
Quite helpful and explained very well with specifics.
Gareth Davies Wales
Very useful and good for learning and coaching.
Jikoibau Matawalu Fiji
Davide Toscani Italy
ottima tecnica e buona esecuzione…..
Brett Taylor Great Britain & Northern Ireland
Its simple, this man enhanced my craft of coaching.. I forget more than I know, every noe and again i need to listen to the simplicity of intruction and to take a player from poingt A to B.. Smithy.. genius
Jeremy Cundy Canada
Excellent! Drills and information like this makes the game safer
Carter Croft England
Terrific, well explained. Impressed with the safety aspect.
John Walker England
Superb dissection and build up of the Chop Tackle from the master. The downloadable PDF is a great idea to take to the training ground .
Tai Taimataora New Zealand
great? Awesome to draw and learn from the mind of a “great coach”
Nick Goodman New Zealand
Very useful, explained clearly, and well structured.
Sebastian Suarez Argentina
Really awesome training tackle skill…
David towl England
Excellent session , certainly worth watching
Juan Maineri Argentina
Luke McCarron Australia
Awesome… Solid clear instruction.
Gustavo Lopez Venezuela
Wayne Smith is The coach of the 21st century…period. His method and innovative approach has no match! Excelent site as well
Luis Alegria Peru
muy buen video ,me ayuda mucho
Sergio Testori Argentina
Siempre muy claros los objetivos, muy buenas las acotaciones e indicaciones , muy conceptuales y didácticas , con una excelente comunicación con los ejecutantes. Muy buen buen video muy claro.
Guillermo Ledesma Argentina
Buen video , claro y conciso buena tecnica
Brian ODea USA
Clear and concise presentation of attacking the gain line in defense. Shows the advantages to allow the defensive team to quickly put attacking team on the back foot.
Robert o brien England
superb and quality presented players love it.
I am Italian and I have difficulty to understand what you say in the movies, it would be useful to continue to put subtitles in Spanish but also in English. The movies are all interesting.
Jose Maria Feijoo Argentina
no lo puedo ver
Dan Gauthier Canada
Excellent visual reference for players about how small changes in their goals for a tackle can effect the outcome of the contact situation. Like the slow build-up also, as I coach mostly women’s sides, the slow build allows them to build their confidence.
Peter Telford England
Two good things for our U12s to take from it. One: they can build up gradually to more direct tackling which initially intimidates the majority of young players and Two: the Reason they should consider it worthwhile is to prevent the high temp rucking game from gaining momentum. 9/10 from a coaches point of view.
John Akurangi New Zealand
Nice work Smithy. Good detail. I have been coaching this technique here in Italy and picked up this technique in my Super Rugby days as a player
Richard Bell England
Another excellent module from Wayne, emphasising the important of dominating the gain line and good tackle technique. Thank you Wayne.
Jonathan Riddell New Zealand
Great inspiration for our team’s defence. Advantage line useful reference.
Roger C Croft France
Another fantastic coaching tool from Wayne, the explanations are simple and clear, hope I can interpret this and players will take up the subtle changes to their habits, in order to achieve a better results. It is the small things that help players to progress.
Nick Garrity Singapore
Very good. Reframed my take on the chop tackle. I’d seen it as simply getting the ball carrier to the deck as quickly as possible. Wayne Smith demonstrates that it’s all about winning the gain line. He demonstrates the techniques to do this, which are basically refinements of good tackle technique. 23 minutes very well spent.
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