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Tackling Technique

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Heads Up Tackling is one of five key components of the Heads Up Football program from USA Football, which also includes education, equipment fitting, concussion recognition and heat and hydration. Heads Up Tackling includes five fundamentals that help players tackle more safely and with less helmet contact, which hopefully reduces concussions and other head and neck injuries. The five key fundamentals of this tackling technique are:

  • The Breakdown Position
  • Buzzing the Feet
  • Hit Position
  • The Shoot
  • Rip Position

The Heads Up Tackling resources are valuable both for football players -- who learn this safer and more effective, tackling technique -- and for coaches who want teach these skills to their young athletes.

Learn more about Heads Up Tackling through detailed video instructions via the link below.

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