Shoulder Charge

The shoulder charge is a legitimate method of contesting possession of the ball in Gaelic Football, but their are rules surrounding its use. Players can ONLY shoulder charge when moving in the same direction, elbows are not allowed so should be kept in tight and and the weight should be shifted onto the other player at just the right moment. The shoulder charge can be used on a player with the ball or without, so long as the ball is being contested.


Demonstration of a Shoulder Charge

Shoulder Charge Drill


Side to Side Charging Drills


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