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December 2003

December 2003


Illinois: Tackling Fundamentals

by: Mike Mallory
Linebackers Coach, Univeristy of Illinois
© December 2003

The tackle is the most important fundamental of football. The following is an explanation of the progression of a good shoulder tackle.

Good Football Position

When teaching a player how to perform a tackle, begin by teaching a good football position. A good football position is a position of leverage, mobility and power.The feet should be a shoulder width apart with the toes pointed straight ahead.The weight of the body should be forward on the front of the feet. Bend at theknees and place hips in a power position, just as if performing a three-quartersquat lift. Chest should remain over the knees; the knees should be over thetoes. Eyes focused forward. Hands relaxed, hanging outside the knees.

Focus

Focus refers to aiming point on the ball carriers body that the....The full article can only be seen by subscribers.
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