Using a Fundamental Tackling Progression to Teach Team Tackling

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Jim Hartigan
52 minutes
Using a Fundamental Tackling Progression to Teach Team Tackling examines the accountability and liability of football coaches for teaching tackling. Appropriate for all competitive levels-from youth to high school, the DVD focuses on teaching tackling in a mass setting. The DVD also features a year-round calendar for installing a fundamental progression for teaching tackling, including details on its philosophy, timing, and operational guidelines.

Among the topics covered:
  • Strategic and macro perspective
  • Year-round calendar on tackling
  • Teaching group tackling
  • Evaluation and assessment recommendations concerning teaching team tackling, including when, why, and how
  • Jim Hartigan is the head football coach at Clovis West (CA) High School, a position he assumed in 2005. Previously, he served 16 seasons at Santa Margarita (CA) High School as the Eagles' first head football coach. In the process, Hartigan's teams have compiled a record of 157-52-5 (73%), won three CIF titles, and earned six league championships. His squads consistently achieve high national rankings (USA Today). Widely respected as one of the top interscholastic coaches in the game, Hartigan has coached a number of players who have made noteworthy accomplishments on the gridiron, including the 2002 Heisman Trophy Award winner, Carson Palmer (Cincinnati Bengals), and the 1997 Walter Payton Award winner, Brian Finneran (Atlanta Falcons).