This session helps defenders understand the importance of marking tightly in the penalty area and not losing their man. MORE
Make a block tackle (U9-12 activity)
Make a block tackle
THE BLOCK TACKLE
“Head over the ball” • “Bend your knees” • “Lock your ankle”
In a block tackle the defender gets in front of the player with the ball and blocks his progress.
Run through the block tackle with players in pairs. The two players face each other with the player on the ball at first remaining fairly static so the defender can make the tackle.
The tackling player should try to get the correct technique by going slowly through the checklist: head over the ball; bend your knees; lock your ankle.
The players can have three goes then swap roles.
How many players do I need?
Players work in pairs.