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Offline Beansko82

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Tackle Wheels
« on: June 01, 2018, 09:42:04 PM »
Our org just purchased two of them.  I’ve never used them before.  Anyone else who has experience with them have any drills they’d like to share?

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Re: Tackle Wheels
« Reply #1 on: June 01, 2018, 11:50:44 PM »
If you got the rhino ones youll get a dvd

If not...youtube is your friend
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Re: Tackle Wheels
« Reply #2 on: June 02, 2018, 01:30:41 PM »
Our org just purchased two of them.  I’ve never used them before.  Anyone else who has experience with them have any drills they’d like to share?
Last year we used it to drill...tackling, what else?  The basic action was for a coach to roll it more or less crosswise to the direction the tackler was coming from, but varying the angle & timing unpredictably.  They were to get the "correct" shoulder on it w the "correct" arm thru the hole.

Usu. this was the last stage of a drill that involved the player, singly, doing fancy footwork on a rope ladder or bag obstacle course, then taking a shot from a coach giving him a token block w a hand shield, before tackling the wheel.  The coach or coaches w hand shields part I liked, but I never liked the rope ladder or bags footwork part, because it encouraged the players to look down & do moves that weren't much like football.  I've said here before that such agility courses I think could be useful in a spring clinic, but come the immediate pre-season & season, it's time for football!

The wheels did help the tacklers get low, but unfortunately encouraged them to lunge to do so.  Might've been better had we gotten them to pick up the wheel & carry it off, the way people practice w a dummy.

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Re: Tackle Wheels
« Reply #3 on: June 02, 2018, 06:45:55 PM »
5 videos in on youtube

https://youtu.be/GqFoYaMYX8I

Shameless plug for better tackling equipment

https://youtu.be/fvlJs-39ZOA
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Re: Tackle Wheels
« Reply #4 on: June 02, 2018, 10:10:17 PM »
We use 2 wheels and 2 full rounds to have a 4 station tackling circuit. I will run it for 10-12 minutes and it helps a lot especially later in the season or with a veteran team. Kids get lots of reps and we can work on their technique. PM if you want more info.

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Re: Tackle Wheels
« Reply #5 on: June 03, 2018, 12:20:19 AM »
We used 45" inner tubes (purchased on Amazon) for my 2nd grade team last fall.  It was very successful in getting them to tackle low and wrap up.  We even incorporated it into our dynamic pregame warm ups.     
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Re: Tackle Wheels
« Reply #6 on: June 04, 2018, 09:42:54 AM »
Like Zach said, check the youtube :)

We also used them for offense, working kick out blocks, working on pulling and blocking, etc.

Someone mentioned "lunging", we had to keep them from leaving their feet, they wanted to dive on the dang things...
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Re: Tackle Wheels
« Reply #7 on: June 04, 2018, 10:19:37 AM »
Here's the deal as I understand it.  IF you are going to teach Gator Roll or "Rugby" tackling they, leave their feet to engage from the waist on down.  Head is behind, not in front.  Wrap and Twist. Same Arm, Same Leg. 

With regards to diving, hell they do it to tackling dummies as well. 
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Re: Tackle Wheels
« Reply #8 on: June 04, 2018, 10:30:40 AM »
I teach angle tackling initially with a bag dragging drill  ... rolling a tire/ tackle ring does the same thing... *note if your kids are gonna spear this thing... get the adult 50lb ring ;)
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Re: Tackle Wheels
« Reply #9 on: June 10, 2018, 01:02:16 AM »
We have the 50 lb ring and find it not very useful. I would stick with lighter faster rolling wheels. It gets tiring rolling the 50 lbs. 
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Re: Tackle Wheels
« Reply #10 on: June 12, 2018, 08:51:50 AM »
We have the 50 lb ring and find it not very useful. I would stick with lighter faster rolling wheels. It gets tiring rolling the 50 lbs.

That's interesting and something I've never thought about (rolling resistance) since I've never used one.  Tackling has long been our strong suit, but I've been intrigued by these since they came on the market.

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Re: Tackle Wheels
« Reply #11 on: June 12, 2018, 09:18:25 AM »
I just dropped the wheels to high school yesterday. ( I was cleaning my garage and they were taking up space). The coach was happy because he wanted some but they were not a budget priority. Funny how he double checked to make sure it was a donation vs purchase. I guess there are past issues of donations being sales calls.
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