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March 2012

March 2012


Advanced Tackling Circuit Drills

by: Rob Eggerling
Assistant Head Coach and Defensive Coordinator, St. Anselm College
© March 2012

With the ever increasing use of spread offenses at all levels, and the emphasis of getting offensive players in space to make plays, proper tackling has never been more important. Correct tackling skills and mechanics will keep players safe and allow them to make a play when in position. These are very important factors when we introduce and talk about tackling to our student-athletes.

The number of missed tackles over a course of a game should not reach the double digit mark. If and when it does, the outcome of the game usually is not in your favor. As a season unfolds, a lot of fundamentals are put on the back burner, which is why we make it a priority to use at least three different tackling drills during each week. Here are some detailed tackling circuit drills:

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