Episode 4: Contact

In this episode, we focus on con­tact, and the ele­ments need­ed to exe­cute effec­tive and safe tackling.

Episode 4: Contact

In this episode, we focus on con­tact, and the ele­ments need­ed to exe­cute effec­tive and safe tackling.

Football is a phys­i­cal sport. Creating con­fi­dence in con­tact is the focus of the Atavus Tackle System.

As renowned neu­ropsy­chol­o­gist Dr. Art Maerlender has said, Creating a sys­tem for tack­ling improves the reten­tion of good tack­ling technique.”

This is what Atavus has cre­at­ed for pro­grams at every lev­el. It’s a sys­tem­at­ic approach that focus­es on devel­op­ing tal­ent by teach­ing tech­nique, improv­ing imple­men­ta­tion and mea­sur­ing exe­cu­tion for a more focused prac­tice approach. The goal is to change the behav­ior of both coach­es and players.

In this episode of The Art of Tackling”, we focus on con­tact, and the ele­ments need­ed to exe­cute effec­tive and safe tack­ling. That includes a clear expla­na­tion for each, as well as a video exam­ple in both prac­tice and games from pro­grams at every level. 

We also pro­vide sev­er­al drill exam­ples that improve tack­ling and devel­op instinc­tive ath­letes. We then fin­ish with some insight on how to bet­ter eval­u­ate effec­tive tack­ling to build a stronger culture.

Face it. Better nev­er stops. So join us in cre­at­ing the type of change that will improve the con­fi­dence of your ath­letes and the per­for­mance of your program.

Not sure? Then we’ll leave you with this say­ing: Some coach­es love win­ning so bad they are will­ing to change. Some hate change so bad they are will­ing to lose.”

Start using these drills in your coach­ing, and you won’t regret it. Log in now to your Hudl account to get started.