The Tackling Machine aims to help the players improve their intercepting skills whether they deal with side-steppers or just faster chargers.
The machine comprises a supporting frame structure, a fork-shaped tubular element inside of which there is an electric guide. A dummy is attached to the drive and follows its trajectory which simulates the motion of attacking rugby or football player.
The fork determines the direction of the drive. It starts straight and then turns left or right imitating a side stepping maneuver aiming to evade the defending player.
In order to be sustainable and light, the fork is made of carbon fibers. It is secured also by having its ends connected with the platform by turnbuckles.
The dummy is super light. It is made of foam and it is attached to the drive.
The aim of the defender is not to practice the collision but to intercept the charger.
The drive moves with the speed of the practicing defender. It means the speed can vary from very slow to 35 KM/PH. When the machine is completed a mobile application will help the coach set the proper exercise according to the personal characteristics of every single player.
Once the dummy is hit or caught, it gets detached from the drive.
Since the dummy is very light the machine is perfect for helping children learn to make tackles.
It will be suitable both for teams and individual users which can place it in their backyard.