Jayke Jecks 

Sports: Rugby Union, Basketball 

Favourite Team:  Warringah, Golden State Warriors

Sexy Jecksy


My Coaches:

Luke Holmes

Name: Luke Holmes

Country: Australia

Sport: Rugby Union

Teams: Waratahs

Years Pro: 11

Position: Hooker

Key Coaching Areas: Tackle, Throwing, Scrum

Coach Feedback:

Hi Ben, Thank you for getting in contact with us.


What's going wrong for you:

  • Tackle position is creating is passive tackle

  • Tackler is constantly having to dive 

  • Tackler is stepped regularly

What you need to focus on:

  • Ben, remember you need to be moving forward to dominate the contact

  • Ben your movement action needs to be fast, to take the attackers space.  Then slow and remain on your toes to be agile for the attackers movement, then fast when initiating the contact point.

  • ben, you need to remain upright and on your toes until the foot of your tackle shoulder is within 50cm circumference of the attacker 

  • Ben now drop your shoulder height upon contact, we are aiming to hit up the hip area. (think plane taking off)

  • Now squeezing your ear against the attacking while wrapping your arms aggressively around the playing and squeezing the attacker to you.

  • Drive your legs while landing on top of the tackle

Video Coaching:

  • Check this footage of a dominant well-executed tackle. 

  • Focus on how the defender is executing the above steps.


  • 5m by 5m square

  • Defender to start at one end - Attacker to start at the other end

  • Defender to pass attacker the ball to start the drill

  • Attacker to try and score between the far end cones 

  • Defender to use the above key actions to manipulate the

  • attacker into a position to dominate the tackle

  • Start with using a hard to push as the contact point then

  • move to full contact

  • Drill to feature live in coaches or recruits video box

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