Hi this is Sean Hobson for Expert Village.
What we want to talk about right now is the proper placement of your body on the opposing
player’s body when making a good tackle. Of course, the first thing we have got to do,
always, when making a good tackle is start with a good base. You want to get your butt
under yourself and have that good base. Then when you’re ready to explode into the player
you have got to be sure to wrap up in the proper spot. You never want to come up and
hit a player up high. For one, if they are a big running back like this guy is, they
are just going to hit you, they’re going to shed you, and you’re not going to be able
to make the tackle. Also, this is a hard place to wrap up, up around here. It’s a lot easier
to wrap up around the waist, or around the legs. You want to make sure and put your outside
shoulder into the player that you’re wrapping up. You never want to take your head and lead
in with your head. First of all, you’re going to cause injuries, and secondly, you can pick
up penalties for spiking into the center of a person’s chest. So you always want to place
your head to the outside and you want to get that shoulder in, you want to wrap up down
low and then you’re going to drive through the tackle and that is the proper way that
you place your body on the opposing player when you’re making a tackle.