Tackling Circuit: Drills and Techniques

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Kerry Locklin
Tackling Circuit: Drills and Techniques presents a comprehensive overview of a circuit that coaches can employ to teach the fundamentals and techniques involved in sound tackling, including stance, footwork, reading blocks, taking proper angles, pad level, shedding, and escaping blocks. The circuit features a series of in-season and off-season tackling drills that are explained and demonstrated in detail. The techniques shown in the DVD are appropriate for all defenses.

Among the drill topics covered:
  • Pursuit, angle tackling
  • Vice tackling
  • Open-field tackling
  • Roll tackling
  • Face-up, square-up tackling
  • Lead- or lateral-run tackling
  • Blitz contain
  • Bags/hoops
  • Cut blocks
  • Film cut-ups
  • Kerry Locklin is the defensive line coach at Fresno State University, a position he assumed in 2000. Since joining the Bulldogs' staff, Locklin has helped develop the FSU defensive linemen into one of the standout defensive units in the country. In the process, several of his players have earned All-WAC honors. Before coming to Fresno State, Locklin coached for five seasons at Eastern Michigan University. During his career, Locklin has also served coaching stints at Western New Mexico University, Utah, and Morehead State. A 1982 graduate of New Mexico State, where he earned four letters on the gridiron while playing for the Aggies, Locklin is widely respected as one of the top assistant coaches in the game.