|Go low. Grab the legs. Runners can run fast with dragging|
a two-hundred pound tackler.
The Outlaws share their practice field with a men's team, the Austin Wolfpack. At one of the Wolfpack practices, I did some photos of the guys practicing tackling on the tackling dummy. The photos are kind of fun. I'd like it better if they got even lower but you can see there is a tremendous amount of power in these hits.
|The ball you see in this picture had been placed on top |
of the dummy. I think coach set it there to make the point
you hit the runner below the ball. In his middle.
|Big guy. You wanna bet whether he'd bring the runner down. He is hitting low because|
the tackling dummy is only four feet high. A whole lot of power in that hit.
|Tackler isn't so big but he's driving through the dummy.|
Now I'm going to get in a little trouble. After shooting the Wolfpack abusing the tackling dummy, I thought I'd like to get some photos of Outlaws doing likewise. And I didn't do so well. I did get them working the dummies but somehow this lacks some of the energy I saw in the guy's practice.
|Low, engaging the dummy, but I don't think there is much power in these hits.|