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