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Sixman Tackle Drill

Sixman football tackling involves more occassions when a player is asked to make a tackle in space. To this extent, we have developed a drill which emphasizes characteristics of an open field tackle which we want to emphasize.

Here are the coaching points and what we are trying to convey to the players:

  • The defender dictates which way the RB is going to go by choosing a shoulder to attack

  • The defender NEVER approaches a player head up

  • The defender needs to break down 3-4 yards before getting to the RB

  • The goal is to make a tackle. NOT to prevent forward progress.

  • We emphasize attacking the hip of the RB


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