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June 9, 2017 - Shoulder to the Wheel

They look like giant doughnuts, but if you're a football player, they're really, really good for you. The Tackle Wheels from Franklin Athletic teach proper tackling technique in a safe manner.

The wheels are made of foam covered in heavy-duty vinyl. The can be rolled laterally across the field so that tacklers hit a moving target. The player drives his shoulder into the side while hooking his arm through the hole to simulate a perfect tackle with a minimum of stress and impact to the player. The wheels can also be rolled straight on to a player to help him work on shedding oncoming blockers. 

Tackle Wheels teach players to tackle without using their bodies. If they put their helmets to the side of their targets there is less chance for injury. For that reason alone every youth, high school and college program should have a few of these ready to roll.

Source: Franklin Athletic

Posted on Friday, June 9, 2017 at 01:07PM by Registered CommenterSports Product Review in , | CommentsPost a Comment | References1 Reference

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