“Confidence through tackle competence - helping to minimise the risk of contact injury”

The proactive approach to help reduce tackling related injuries and concerns.

Tackle TEK™ 

  • Technique - Helping children to be confident rugby players
  • Enjoyment - Making contact training and tackling fun for your players
  • Knowledge & coaching - Providing teachers and coaches like you with the confidence to coach tackling in a fun and engaging way

Rugby is under threat across the board. Negative portrayal in the media results in an increased level of concerns raised by parents in youth rugby.

If coaches are not confident to deliver contact rugby training it can be a concern for schools and clubs alike. With busy schedules, and reducing the time available to spend on planning, it can be hard to ensure we are providing the best coaching experience for our players. 

At Lions, we are making it our aim to help people like you at schools and clubs to support your players and parents to increase confidence and help to make rugby safer, which will in turn, keep more players playing the game for longer.

Tackle Tek™ is a rugby tackle intervention programme designed by Lions Sports Academy. This programme has been designed by rugby, performance and strength and conditioning professionals to help create competent and confident junior rugby players. 

Lions Sports Academy have spent the last 3 years funding a PhD research project with Swansea University to make sure that we are doing what we can to lead the way in Youth rugby development. The study finishes in October 2024 but these are the unpublished results:


  • Improved tackle competency us the Lions Tackle TEK™ Tool 
  • Increased enjoyment
  • Improved movement competency

The Lions TackleTEK™ programme improved tackling ability of children aged between 11 and 14 years by approximately 29% after 5 weeks of training, which was maintained after 10 weeks and was statistically different to a control group.


  • The proactive rugby safety program to address parental concerns
  • School/club is provided with a scheme of work – Takes the stress away from planning tackle exercises
  • CPD opportunity for your staff - improve confidence for coaches/teachers and parents
  • Rugby tackle safety analysis by Lions Tackle TEK™ Tool   to highlight strengths and areas for improvement
  • Individualised reports for your students - so that they can progress at their own rate and provide parents with ease
  • Group report for the school/club - to allow you to focus on the areas that your team needs to improve/strengthen

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