Tackle Positioning and Contest Zone

Posted by Bill Caulfield on February 25th, 2014

If any of you have had a coaching session over the last few years, you’ve heard about positioning and refereeing the tackle.  Our coaches concentrate on this for a reason:  it’s the key to moving up and being a better Referee.  Mike Cobb has a new video out that explains this in detail.  Please watch it, think about it, and apply it in you upcoming matches.

Tackle Contest Zone video

Nick Ricono has given us a very good PDF on the same subject from USAR:

USARR Tackle Positioning

…and here is a video example of everything done correctly in an International:

Australia v. Wales Referee Positioning

To see more of Mike’s training videos, see the “Referee Educational Videos” area here:

USAR Referee Resources



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