Tackling: From Youth to College

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Scott Shafer
47 minutes
Tackling: From Youth to College presents a detailed overview of the basic fundamentals and techniques involved in sound tackling. Featuring on-the-field player demonstrations, the DVD reviews and shows a step-by-step method for teaching the essential skills of tackling. The DVD is designed to be appropriate for players at all competitive levels-from youth to college.

Among the topics covered:

  • Tackling is an attitude
  • Shooting the hands
  • Striking through the man
  • Grapple and tackle
  • Wrap and run
  • Eyes to the sky
  • Scott Shafer is currently the defensive coordinator and secondary coach for cornerbacks and safeties at Western Michigan University, a position he assumed in 2005. During the 2004 season, he served as the secondary coach at the University of Illinois. Before that, he spent the previous four seasons at Northern Illinois University as the defensive coordinator, where the Huskies tallied a record of 30-16. His defense led the Mid-American Conference in interceptions and was in the top three in takeaways, scoring defense, rush defense, and pass-efficiency defense. Shafer helped Northern Illinois to a share of the MAC-West Conference title in both the 2001 and 2002 seasons by directing a defense that was first in the conference rankings in interceptions, scoring defense, run defense, and sacks. During his tenure at NIU, Shafer produced eight All-MAC performers in the secondary.