The Evolution of Football and the Tackle Wheel
Over the last several years, football coaches have sought ways to teach players safer ways of tackling. They have strived to teach players ways to tackle that did not emphasize the use of the head, yet allowed players to leverage their entire body by lowering the shoulders and hitting the thighs.
Using this “Hawk” style of tackle, which is a wrap and roll style of tackle, rather than direct impact, the tackler wraps and throws the ball carrier to the ground. This reduces the impact upon the head, thus allowing for safer play.
To help football players practice this style of tackling, coaches often use tackle wheels. These football training devices, which are made of high-density foam core and durable PVC or vinyl outer shell, teach players to not only practice but to also play in safer ways.
Below are three reasons why every football coach should invest in these training devices to help their players to tackle in safer ways.