Player Development Framework
The TackleReady program allows participants to learn correct & safe techniques, preparing them for the tackle version of Rugby League. The six-session program is delivered by accredited NRL TackleReady deliverers aims to increase player confidence and physical competence in all tackling situations.
The TackleReady program addresses concerns commonly influencing parent’s perception towards Rugby League; in relation to their child’s size, strength and abilities. Therefore, the TackleReady Program focuses on key competencies to reduce the effects of varying size, maturation and skill level.
Read through the research and trials that have led to the development of the TackleReady Initiative.
During the 2019 season, the TackleReady program was delivered in Brisbane, Gold Coast, Ipswich, Toowoomba and Victorian Leagues in the Under 7 age group only. At the conclusion of the reporting period, approximately 1306 children had participated in the program. All participant families were provided the opportunity to comment on their experience with 168 surveys completed, representing a 13% return rate.
Reported that TackleReady had improved their child's confidence in Rugby League.
Reported that their child's enjoyment met expectations (17%), occasionally exceeded expectations (29%) or exceeded expectations (48%).
Reported that TackleReady had improved their child's competence.
Reported that TackleReady had influenced their decision to remain/return to Rugby League.
When asked how likely it was that they would recommend TackleReady to a friend or colleague on a scale of 0 - 10 (10 being highly likely). We found 73% reported a score of 8 - 10, with a further 15% reporting a score of 5 - 7.
Find out more about the Player Development Framework (PDF).