Special Teams Shoot Tackle Drill


The purpose of the Special Teams Shoot Tackle Drill is to teach and practice making a save open field tackle on punt or kickoff coverage.


Tackler and Return man stand 2 yards apart.

Return man will move and tackler will form up.

Tackler will grab and drive legs and finish the tackle.

Each player will go one at a time and continue until coach blow the whistle.

Great form tackle drill!

Coaching Points

  • Stress importance of correct tackling position.


  • 6 agile bags
  • Footballs

This Special Teams Shoot Tackle Drill is contributed by ©2007 Randy Hedberg, at that time Head Coach at St. Cloud State University – The St. Cloud State Huskies are playing in the NCAA II North Central Conference (NCC).
Randy Hedberg is now the Associate Head Coach at the NDSU Bisons, which play in the NCAA Div I MVFC