U9 – U12 Tackling

Full Tackle

Focus

  • AFL video explaining the technical teaching cues for tackling

Modified Tackle

Focus

  • AFL video explaining the technical teaching cues for the modified tackle

Tackling Technique

Focus

  • Repeated opportunities to practice tackling technique

1 vs 1 Tackling

Focus

  • Repeated practice tackling in a game-like situation

Jail Break

Focus

  • Practice tackling in a game-like situation
  • Developing team strategies to handball through defenders

Full Tackle

Modified Tackle

Tackling Technique

The attacking players take it in turns jogging through to the opposite cone while the first player from the tackling group applies a tackle, practicing proper tackling techniques.
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1vs 1 Tackling

The attacking player attempts to run with the football over the scoring line, while the tackling player attempts to stop them by using a tackle appropriate to their age group.
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Jail Break

The attacking team move around the inside square handball the ball, attempting to create a gap to run with the football through the outer square to the outside, without being tackled. If they successfully reach the outside they get 1 point and start again. That scoring side then becomes out of bounds for the following play, leaving only 3 sides of the square to exit. Coaches can choose to allow a tackle suitable to their age group.
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