Tackle and Turnover - Sam Warburton
Tackle and Turnover - Sam Warburton Resources
Welcome to Tackle and Turnover
Please view the videos for Tackle and Turnover on the bottom left hand menu under the heading 'Activities'.
This CPD resource is designed to establish key coaching, S&C and law points based around the contact area.
Sam Warburton (Wales and Lions captain), Nigel Owens (International Referee) and Sam Dodge (WRU S&C) share their knowledge and experience with Chris Horsman (former Welsh international) and establish an effective progression of drills and information that you can deliver to your players.
Tackle and Turnover provides coaches with a step by step guide to preparing players to perform in a tackle and turnover situation. Coaches should use this resource, alongside relevant age grade law variations to ensure players are prepared correctly for playing.
Every player must be suitably prepared both physically and technically to be able to tackle and turnover. It is therefore important to develop players in a logical fashion, through a staged development programme.
Implementing the essential techniques and skills at an early age will ensure a strong foundation for future development and provide a safe environment for players to engage.
The resource is broken down into three stages based on players experience and ability:
Stage 1 : prepping the tackle
Stage 2 : the tackle
Stage 3 : the turnover
Should a player be new to contact, the coach should ensure that the player is able to demonstrate basic body profile posture before being asked to participate in a live game.
The Tackle and Turnover resource can also be used as an assessment tool as it outlines the progression that the player should undertake in order to perform in a contact area. Coaches should ensure players are competent at each stage before progressing to the next. If a player does not make it through the assessment (relevant to their age grade law variation), then further training relevant to the experience level of the player should be undertaken.
At all times coaches should ensure that their players are fully aware of the appropriate law variations and are suitably trained in the correct contact sequence.
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