Teaching Tackling

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Ray Cosenza
39 minutes

Teaching Tackling presents a detailed overview of a systematic approach for teaching the basic fundamentals involved in sound tackling. Appropriate for teams and players at all competitive levels, the DVD reviews the key skills and techniques required to tackle effectively and breaks down the essential aspects from basic form tackling to situation-specific drills. Each drill is explained and demonstrated in an easy-to-follow and apply manner.

Among the topics covered:

  • Ideas when teaching tackling
  • Teaching tackling basics
  • Tackling-techniques progression
  • Tackling drills
  • Tackling stations


  • Ray Cosenza is the athletic director and head football coach at Fitchburg High School (MA). Since assuming responsibility for the Red Raiders' football program in 1989, Cosenza has led Fitchburg to unprecedented success on the gridiron. During his 18 years at the helm, Fitchburg has appeared in the Massachusetts state Super Bowl Championship game nine times, winning three times. Prior to coming to Fitchburg, Cosenza served as the head football coach at St. Bernard's Central Catholic High School for five seasons. A 1980 graduate of Springfield College, Cosenza is a much sought-after speaker at football clinics nationwide.