Category Archive: Coach Matt McCarty

Sep 02

Maximizing Tackling With Circuits

In my last monthly blog I shared some tackling drills we do without pads on to help us continue to improve our tackling fundamentals.  As we get into our season, we want to be able to carry over the techniques we have been working on to the field.  Each week we do a tackle circuit …

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Jul 29

Improving Tackling Without Pads

By Matt McCarty, Assistant Head Coach and Defensive Coordinator Northwestern College (IA) With governing bodies adapting new rules that limit practice time and the number of hours of contact, the importance of teaching proper tackle technique without pads on has increased. We have taken several tackle drills and modified them to be able to perform …

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