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Re: KOTS Tackling
« Reply #30 on: October 26, 2018, 10:46:59 AM »
I'll just leave this here.

Welp, that's pretty much what it's supposed to look like.  As I've said, little guys love it.  Big runners hate it.

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Re: KOTS Tackling
« Reply #31 on: October 26, 2018, 11:25:15 AM »
Coach, congratulations with this.  You are the only coach that I'm aware of that actually pursued our KOTS approach, other than the OP (Alex) and we don't know what his results have been with it.  I've demonstrated it at practices other than ours, but like the X-Men blocking, no one has really taken the time to pursue it.  I guess they were all busy with the highly successful ::) USAFootball-approach.  But yours looks textbook, and the last clip is really outstanding.

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we use the KOTS for our corners, they're smaller and it really helps them... we train them with dummies and basically just tell them to be a bowling ball. heres a clip of one of our guys, its not textbook but pretty good for 8 y.o. live in the open field

https://streamable.com/swmpw
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Re: KOTS Tackling
« Reply #32 on: October 26, 2018, 11:47:01 AM »
we use the KOTS for our corners, they're smaller and it really helps them... we train them with dummies and basically just tell them to be a bowling ball. heres a clip of one of our guys, its not textbook but pretty good for 8 y.o. live in the open field

https://streamable.com/swmpw

What I like about that is the ball-carrier tries to stiff-arm the tackler, but the tackler goes underneath him. 

When we were first teaching this, I remember one my ball-carriers complaining that he couldn't stiff-arm the tackler.  I replied, "Yeah, frustrating isn't it?"

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Re: KOTS Tackling
« Reply #33 on: October 26, 2018, 02:32:01 PM »
I tried showing my little guys this technique last night. Apparently I am not that good at teaching it.

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Re: KOTS Tackling
« Reply #34 on: October 26, 2018, 03:05:46 PM »
Don't get frustrated after one shot. We rep this tackle twice a week and still have kids that can't do it, just like we still have kids that can't rugby tackle. It just adds an option to the arsenal.

FWIW - the progression of teaching the cut block then turning that in to the stilt tackle worked pretty well for us.

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Re: KOTS Tackling
« Reply #35 on: October 26, 2018, 03:41:25 PM »
the progression of teaching the cut block then turning that in to the stilt tackle worked pretty well for us.

I think that's the best approach.

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Re: KOTS Tackling
« Reply #36 on: October 26, 2018, 04:07:46 PM »
I think that's the best approach.

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We don't cut block.

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Re: KOTS Tackling
« Reply #37 on: October 26, 2018, 07:35:50 PM »
We don't cut block.

We don't either, anymore.  But that has nothing to do with teaching tackling.

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Re: KOTS Tackling
« Reply #38 on: October 26, 2018, 08:05:58 PM »
We don't either, anymore.  But that has nothing to do with teaching tackling.

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