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Vol VII 2015

Vol VII 2015


Tackling Drills Without Pads

by: Deion Melvin
Defensive Coordinator Lindenwood University
© Vol VII 2015

What can help develop a player to be a better tackler? One thing a player can do to be a better tackler is to know their surroundings. In knowing their surroundings, Iím talking about the scheme, and not only their fits, but the fits of players on either side of them. One of the biggest things we forget as coaches is to teach our players where their help is. Knowing where their help is allows them to play faster and attack in proper angles. Not knowing where your help is creates a slower, timid, or cautious player, because they are trying not to make a mistake or miss a tackle. 

A lot of players make mistakes because they donít know where their help is coming from on the field. Players think they have to make every play or tackle because they have no idea where other defenders are. This puts stress on the tackler and cr....The full article can only be seen by subscribers.
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