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© August, 2009
Tackling Drills to Improve Techniques and Defensive Stats

by Cary Harger
Offensive & Defensive Line Coach, Oakridge High School (MI)

Watching film of previous defensive struggles may be frustrating, but fixing some of those problems might not be as difficult as you think.  Many times, it may be as easy as building confidence in your defensive personnel.  Tackling techniques could be an easy answer.  The following drills help to greatly increase your teams tackling, and therefore, individual personal confidence.

    In the last few years, we have incorporated these tackling technique drills into our practices twice a week, every week.  The team is divided into four groups of about eight in each group.  With the head coach’s whistle, round one begins.  After about 1-2 minutes, depending on the size of each group, players rotate to the next tackling station on the field.  Thes ...The full article can only be seen by subscribers.
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