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Tue, Aug 14


Islander Middle School

Football Skills - Rugby Tackling Clinic

With the rule changes being implemented from the top down in football, many teams are shifting their tackling into the rugby way. The Seahawks were the first pro team to implement these changes. The clinic will teach a more effective, safe way to tackle ball carriers.

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Football Skills - Rugby Tackling Clinic
Football Skills - Rugby Tackling Clinic

Time & Location

Aug 14, 2018, 8:00 AM – Aug 21, 2018, 11:00 AM

Islander Middle School, 7447 84th Ave SE, Mercer Island, WA 98040, USA

About the event

Rugby Tackling Clinic August 14 and 24, 800a- 1100a, Islander Middle School

*Taught by former Rugby Player and Redskins/ Hoosiers RB Yamar Washington


8a Warm up/Stretch

820a Explain What “Tracking the Ball” means – seeing the ball and taking proper angles to make the tackle.

825a Drills

-One on one mirror drills

-Footwork to get in position in short areas

-Pursuit angle sprints

850a 7 on 7 with emphasis on closing the distance between ball carrier, and pursuit angles

910a Introduce the New Zealand Rugby Tackle

920a Rugby Tackle Drills

-One on one form in short space

-One on one form in playing space

-Finishing the tackle

950a Explain the “high- low” concept of group tackling in rugby/ football

955a High-low rugby tackling drills



1010a Scrimmage with live form tackling

– put everything together we learned throughout the day

1050a Closing Comments / Q&A / Refinement


  • Aug 14 - Middle School

    Aug 14, 8a - 11a

    Sale ended
  • Aug 21 - High School

    Aug 21 - 8a - 11a

    Sale ended



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