How to tackle safely and effectively:
Warm up- The key is to get players moving and communicating with each other to switch into rugby mode.
If it the first time coaching players to tackle, get them onto their knees initially. One of the most important things is to keep your eyes on the opponent so you can control the situation. The first part of the body that should hit the opponent is the shoulder and follow the rule of 'cheek to cheek' to keep your head safe and wrap with your arms. It is important to balance practice with left and right shoulder tackles to prepare players for the game. Chasing with your feet is important to give the yourself dominance over the ball carrier.
When using a tackle bag, make sure you don't leap into the tackle and you plant your feet in close.