How to Tackle
The intent of tackling is to pin the opponent’s arms so they can’t dispose of the ball. It is important not to give away free kicks by tackling high, push in the back or slinging the opponent. There are three main types of tackling; from behind, from the front and from the side.
Tackling from behind can also be called the drop tackle. You need to run the opponent down, focus on his waist, grab them from behind and keep your head to the side. Then simply drop to your knees. As you drop try to spin the opponent to the side and maybe even lean back so it doesn’t look like a push in the back.
FROM THE FRONT
Focus on the opponent’s waist and hips. Make sure your head is on either side of the opponent with your chin tucked in onto your chest. Try to aim to hit them with your arms and your shoulders and wrap up their arms. You can use your body weight to slow them down or use their momentum to spin them around and to the ground.
FROM THE SIDE
Approach the player from the side and reach across his chest with your leading arm and grab them just above the elbow. Allow their body weight and momentum to take him forward. With your other arm wrap it around their back and pin their other arm. Now just drop your own weight and spin to the ground.