I designed the Hawk Tackle Dummy and Hawk Tackle Hit Pad out of pure frustration.
I started coaching rugby in 2008. After nearly ten years of trying to teach ex-football players how and where to safely place their heads in a tackle, my frustration boiled over and I spent my weekends in my garage cutting and shaping the Hawk Tackle Dummy and Hawk Tackle Hit Pad. I set out to build a tackling dummy that incorporates the head safe tackling technique used by rugby players for over a hundred years. I engineered a tackle dummy designed to teach and reinforce tacklers on proper foot, shoulder, and head placement for a safe and effective tackle.