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tackle

Sports medicine
1. A maneuver in football and rugby in which a player on team A brings down another player, ideally on the opposite team, who is carrying the ball.
2. The equipment used in certain sports–eg, fishing.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Tackling in practice has been legislated to a minimum, with the Pac-12 adhering to NCAA guidelines of no more than two full-contact practices per week.
(2010) Tackling in Rugby: Coaching Strategies for Effective Technique and Injury Prevention.
There is a generation of fans who see diving as more of an art and integral part of the game than tackling.
He said: "It was a fastflowing game and both teams were tackling.
False -- Only by using proper tackling and blocking techniques will axial loading be prevented.
"I can say categorically that 'grapple tackling' has never once been coached to us, and we would never, ever expect it to be," said Hodgson.
Canon Chris Burch, chairman of the group charged with tackling poverty, which devised the action plan, said: ''Tackling poverty is not a matter of quick fixes and one-off initiatives.
Terry Butcher knows a thing or two about tackling - and he knows a bad one when he sees it.
'Spear tackling is illegal in rugby league,' said RFL match officials director Stuart Cummings.
Back in 1976, the NCAA and the National Federation adopted rules changes intended to discourage the "head first" tackling and blocking techniques being used by players at every level: