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Heads Up Football

USA Football - Heads Up Football


USA Football’s Heads Up Tackling℠ is a step-by-step protocol to teach the core principles of the skill and sets a new standard in player safety.  The program utilizes five fundamentals through a series of drills to reinforce proper tackling mechanics and teach players how to properly tackle with a focus on reducing helmet contacts.

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Step 1 - Breakdown Position

The foundation starting point for all movements and drills

Step 2 - Buzz to Hit

Technique for coming to balance and regaining breakdown position prior to contact.

Step 3 - Hit Position

Correct body posture at moment of impact for safer tackling. Head and eyes are up, using the front of shoulder as point of contact.

Step 4 - Shoot

The opening of the hips to generate power and create an ascending tackle.

Step 5 - Rip Tackle

With head to the side and away from contact, throw double uppercuts and ‘grab cloth’ on the back of jersey to secure the tackle.

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