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Re: Back to tackling
« Reply #30 on: August 16, 2019, 05:38:07 PM »
How’s it going Tony?  I will call you to catch up soon!

Q, Tony called again today and we spoke about pursuit.  Danged if you two aren't channeling each other through me.  lol.  Good Stuff!

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Re: Back to tackling
« Reply #31 on: August 16, 2019, 06:13:05 PM »
Q, Tony called again today and we spoke about pursuit.  Danged if you two aren't channeling each other through me.  lol.  Good Stuff!

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Re: Back to tackling
« Reply #32 on: August 16, 2019, 08:35:42 PM »
Q, Tony called again today and we spoke about pursuit.  Danged if you two aren't channeling each other through me.  lol.  Good Stuff!

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Re: Back to tackling
« Reply #33 on: August 16, 2019, 11:28:02 PM »
We are smart enough to know what we don't know and the best place to get it.

Well I dunno if it's the best place, but if it helped...

Great talking with you again today.

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Re: Back to tackling
« Reply #34 on: August 17, 2019, 02:38:31 AM »
Here's a post I copied/pasted from a coach on the Huey board re: USAF.  What he says is pretty interesting and accurate.

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"We have to take NFHS courses to coach in our state (NC), and one of those courses this year was the USA football contact system (Tip of the Spear / Bridge and Pillar). I like the Hawk tackle stuff (the original video that is) and thought that the Pillar stuff seemed interesting enough. Since the video advertises you get 3 free system if you go make an account, I went over and checked it out.

It says to start with the "Coil" video set since it's the foundation. Fair enough. I turn on the first video and it's a 2 minute video about the athletic stance. Ok. I skip ahead a couple of videos down to a drill video... and it's a minute and a half of how to run with a tennis ball between your hands + buy a piece of equipment to do it. Ok, not going to do it, but no biggie. It's for all levels, so I figure I'll move on to the next section which hopefully is a little more advanced. I move to the next section (Uncoil) and watch a little video about how to move your hips, again... ok sure pretty basic but again, it's for all levels. I go find something about the actual pillar technique, but that was it. That's the entire trial. What a waste of time. To subscribe to this would be $100.


If their mission was really "to make a better, safer game" shouldn't this stuff be free? What an absolute load of crap that my state makes me watch what amounted to a commercial for them under the guise of safety. I already was skeptical since they've tried to re-brand tackling at-least 3 times in the last few years (From Heads-Up, to Hawk Tackling to "5 Fights"). I thought it'd be worth spending 30 minutes learning a new technique. Nope. Another scam from an organization who is trying to promote safety."


I agree with most of that assessment. "Bridge" is the o-line technique. Using the hips to "go skeletal" in a hands block. Hips through elbows, through forearms, through wrists, through hands. I used it and it worked with 8th/9th graders.  I wasn't about to shell out $18 for a velcro band that keeps their elbows together, so I just taught "put your elbows in your belly button".

"Pillar" is the D-line technique and it is crap. Arms extended, palms out, thumbs pointing out at 10 and 2 on the clock. Jam palms into top of breast plate and deflect the blocker. I tried it against a 160lb tackle and almost broke my wrist. Utter garbage.

Whole package definitely not worth the $60 I spent.
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Re: Back to tackling
« Reply #35 on: August 17, 2019, 05:29:29 PM »
We start from fit as well, but that fit is a shoulder into the near thigh with the wrap.  From there, we work backwards and add speed.
We start out the Hawk Tackling same way. Start with the defender on a knee and fit into his thigh and wrap and drive.

With the near pec hit, we start from form fits and club and rip. Think it's from a Miami tackling circuit video on youtube.