Gray Senior Tackle Kit From Prizmatic Solutions

Gray Senior Tackle Kit From Prizmatic Solutions Offers Technical Tackling Training

Few factors impact the outcome of a game more than how well a team tackles. Defenses that are fundamentally sound and technically proficient limit big plays, prevent opposing offenses from getting into a rhythm, and put themselves in a much better position to take the ball away or flip the field position in their favor.

Coaches don’t need to be sold on the importance of great tackling to the overall product they put on the field, yet many coaches are still using the same, outdated and limited tools to teach their players how to tackle. With the Gray Senior Tackle Kit from Prizmatic Solutions, coaches find everything they need to propel their tackle training to an elite level, with a price tag to fit any budget.

What Comes In The Kit?

The Gray Senior Tackle Kit comes with five great pieces of equipment – each designed with a specific purpose in mind – all of which complement one another to build well-rounded and fundamentally sound tacklers.

Level 1 – Wrap & Roll Low Bag (Senior) 

Background & Training Effect

The Wrap & Roll Low Bag has been specifically designed to isolate accurate Level 1 body height and the immediate tackle follow-up technique of strong arm wrap and dynamic roll.  The training aid will also bring about consistent body shape and after the tackle a strong finish within the collision area.  Training with this piece of equipment helps you achieve and maintain accurate body height, strong arm wrap, dynamic roll, reaction speed & balance.

Technical Information

The Wrap and Roll Low Bag is 29.53in x 17.72in and contains an inner core tube which is embedded within the foam casing.  This inner core tube is filled with dry sand which creates a chain reaction within the tube when contact on the bag is made.  Due to the reaction of the sand within the core, if the bag is not gripped properly with strong arm wrap, the player will lose control of the bag.  The actual weight of the bag is 71.9lbs (Senior).

Key Coaching Points For The Wrap & Roll Low Bag

  • As a coach get your player to approach the bag from different angles and speeds – do not always give the player a straight approach to the bag i.e. hit ground and up, hit ground and roll then back to feet, get the player to come off a block then make the hit…never make it easy!
  • You can work on a straight tackle or fatigue the player first then carry out the tackle so that this puts the player’s skills under more pressure.
  • Make sure the player drops height from 2-3m away from the bag, eyes on target – do not encourage a late drop. If you hit the low bag too high you will go over the top of the bag.
  • Keep eyes on the target all the way through the initial hit, strong arm clamp and initial shoulder contact. The player must remember that the harder they hit the bag the faster the chain reaction will take place making the bag unstable – don’t lose the bag….!!
  • As a coach, make sure the player is entering the tackle at the correct height, inside foot up and inside shoulder making contact with the bag first. Within the tackle make sure the player’s head is correctly placed and is tight to the bag.
  • The player can add in a dynamic roll once the bag has been tackled, working core and arm strength. Always finish the tackle off – do not roll out of the tackle before it is completed.
Level 1, 2 & 3 Wrap & Grip Low Bag (Senior)

The Level 1 Wrap & Grip Bag

This piece of equipment has been specifically designed to isolate accurate Level 1 body height, tackle accuracy and the immediate tackle follow-up technique of arm wrap, strong grip and head placement, body shape and finishing off the tackle in a dominant position. The Level 1 Wrap & Grip Low Bag is 29.53in  x 17.72in and has four “grip” bars running its length and surrounding the bag.  The actual weight of the bag is 27.6lbs.

The Level 2 Wrap & Grip Bag

This piece of equipment has been specifically designed to isolate accurate Level 2 body height, tackle accuracy and the immediate tackle follow-up technique of arm wrap, strong grip and head placement, body shape and finishing off the tackle in a dominant position. The Level 2 Wrap & Grip Bag is 43.31in x 17.72in and has four “grip” bars running its length and surrounding the bag.  The actual weight of the bag is 38.9lbs.

Level 3 Wrap & Grip Bag

This piece of equipment has been specifically designed to isolate accurate Level 3 body height, tackle accuracy and the immediate tackle follow-up technique of arm wrap, strong grip and head placement, body shape and finishing off the tackle in a dominant position. The Level 3 Wrap & Grip Bag is 55.12in x 17.72in and has four “grip” bars running its length and surrounding the bag.  The actual weight of the bag is 51.3 Lbs.

Key Coaching Points For The Wrap & Grip Bags

  • As a coach get your player to approach the bag from different angles and speeds – do not always give the player a straight approach to the bag i.e. hit ground and up, hit ground and roll then back to feet, get the player to run a route or come off a block then make the hit…never make it easy!
  • As a coach, you can also carry the bag using the strap on top and run it into different positions thus creating a moving target for the tackler.
  • You can work on a straight tackle or fatigue the player first then carry out the tackle so that this puts the player’s skills under more pressure.
  • Make sure the player drops height from 2-3m away from the bag, eyes on target – do not encourage a late drop. If you hit the low bag too high you will go over the top of the bag.
  • As a coach, make sure the player is entering the tackle at the correct height, inside foot up and inside shoulder making contact with the bag first. Within the tackle make sure the player’s head is correctly placed and is tight to the bag.
  • The player can add in a dynamic roll once the bag has been tackled, working core and arm strength. Always finish the tackle off – do not roll out of tackle before it is completed.
  • The “grip bars” that are placed around the bag make it more difficult to tackle. The players are encouraged to fight for strong hand placement on the bars once they have carried out the initial wrap.  This then encourages the player to work accurately throughout the tackle from start to finish.
The Dip & Rise Contact Shield (Senior)

Background & Training Effect

The Dip & Rise Contact Shield has been specifically designed to isolate the training effect and tackle movement pattern of the dip and rise (form tackle).  Training with this piece of equipment helps you achieve and maintain accurate track, body height, tackle entry, accurate contact and wrap, reaction speed & balance.

Technical Information

The Dip & Rise Contact Shield (Senior) is 23.6in x 14.2in x 7.5in and has two safety shields placed at the carriers elbow and hand level to protect against contact with the tacklers head gear.  The actual weight of the shield is 6.6lbs (Senior).  The shield has holding straps that the carrier can put his/her arm through and can also change the angle of the “C” shaped contact shield depending upon the degree of difficulty within the practice.

Key Coaching Points For The Dip & Rise Contact Shield 

  • The Dip & Rise Contact Shield has been designed with the sole purpose of isolating the skill of the defender dropping his/her body height as they approach the tackle. They are then able to rise through the initial contact point to arm-wrap and finish.  With this training aid the technique can be practised in a controlled safe environment before going “live”.
  • The shield carrier can change the angle of the “C” shaped contact shield to allow different angles of tackler entry. The training aid encourages excellent timing, accuracy and body movement coming into, through and finishing off the tackle.
  • As a coach, get your player to approach the shied from different angles and speeds – do not always give the player a straight approach. Get the player to come off a block then make the tackle…never make it easy!
  • You can work on a straight attack versus the shield or fatigue the player first then carry out the drill so that the player’s skills are under constant pressure.
  • Make sure the player tries a number of different ways of attacking the shield i.e. front on staying square, shoulder tackle (form tackle) where shield carrier creates an angle between the shield and the tackler and carrier holds shield on hip.
  • As a coach, look for speed of movement and accuracy throughout the drill. The player should always be in control of their body movement, leverage, tracking, foot placement, strong arm wrap and grip, head on correct side, chase the feet.
  • Make sure that the tackler is always dominant in the collision. As confidence comes with using the training aid, both the tackler and the shield carrier can increase the speed of the drill.

 

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