TACKLING SKILLS: The S-Advantage Tackler is an
improvement in sled design because of its S-Pad
shape and sled base. It enhances and creates full
speed tackling skills without the risk of injuring
a live ball carrier.
Chris Norman Head
Coach Shelby High School (State Champs '86, '87,
'98, '05, '06)
"When I first saw the
sled I didn't know what to think. I've seen enough
football, so call me skeptical. Then we hit the
sled. Then we understood. The pad is in the
contact position, the S shape. It's the best darn
thing I've seen in countless years. Honestly, it's
a heck of an advancement. We love it."
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UP: Good, consistent tackling is the
key to stopping offenses, and wrapping up the
S-Pad with authority in practice translates to
fewer spin offs in the game. The metal S spring is
surrounded by foam, so there's no metal behind the
player. The S-Pad is removable for storage.
SLED UPRIGHTS EVEN QUICKER:
S-Advantage Tackler is many times easier and quicker to
upright than a traditional tackling sled. For '07, the
sled uprights faster and easier than before; it almost
SLED UPRIGHTS EASY:
Once taken to the
ground, a player need only pull slightly on the sled,
and it will begin to right itself. At 235 lbs. the sled
is an ideal weight for most athletes. The sled is
heavier than it appears because of it's 3/8" wall metal
J.V. AND JR. S-ADVANTAGE TACKLER The
J.V. S-Advantage Tackler is identical to the S-Advantage
Tackler except it's lighter. The J.V. Tackler weighs
approximately 185 lbs. It's designed for 115 - 170 pound
players. For the Junior S-Advantage Tackler see Jr.
SINGLE PONTOON SYSTEM: The single
pontoon system and metal nerf bars allow a more
realistic tackle and less chance of banging a shin on
the sled. For '07, we have moved the nerf bars back to
allow for even more aggressive tackling.
Linebackers, defensive backs,
and defensive linemen can work the fundamentals of sound
tackling. Use the sled to drill a tackling progression.
Linebackers can work forearm, rip arm, and separation
skills. For a tackling progression see page 67, or go to
raecrowther.com for a printable version.
designed for tackling, the sled functions well for
offensive drills. Teach the hand and footwork necessary
for drive blocking. Work on punch and uncoiling the
hips. Work drive block with hands or shoulder. Work
double team schemes and pick up linebackers. Use with
running backs to drive through defenders with ball
adds realism to drills.
The Gunslinger is a pad that attaches
to virtually any football pad or sled (not just a Crowther sled) or
pop up dummy.
It's a two-part pad. A football is
held securely in a webbing, called the "Sling," and a
small pad attaches to the sled pad, called the
"Holster." Setup is quick.
The player tries to
dislodge the ball from the holster. When dislodged, the
ball stays in the Sling. The degree of difficulty in
knocking the ball loose from the holster is
The Sling reattaches to the Holster
quickly. Slap at the ball. Make contact with the ball.
Punch the ball. Create turnovers. Price below.