Approach

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Shimmy Approach Skill Breakdown

Approach Shimmy Intro

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Drill 1: Shimmy step-off (Equipment Optional)

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Have the tackler stand beside a mock ball carrier and walk off 3 yards to familiarize tacklers with the recognition area. On the coach’s command, the tackler executes a shimmy approach until their chin is on the ball carrier’s chest.

Drill 2: Shimmy style points (Equipment Optional)

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The ball carrier and tackler should be facing each other with approximately 10 yards between them. On the coach’s command the tackler will sprint towards the ball carrier. Once the tackler reaches the recognition area they will sink their hips and shimmy until their chin is on the ball carrier’s chest.

Drill 3: Shimmy time and distance (Equipment Optional)

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On the coach’s command, the tackler and ball carrier sprint towards each other. Once the tackler reaches the recognition area they will sink their hips and shimmy until their chin is on the ball carrier’s chest.

Drill 4: Shimmy fit-up! (Equipment required)

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On the coach’s command, the tackler and ball carrier sprint towards each other. Once the tackler reaches the recognition area they will sink their hips and shimmy until they can step on the ball carrier’s toes. At this point the tackler will strike up on the ball carrier with the chest and front shoulder while skying the eyes and finish by double timing the knees.

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