with our recommended practice drills!
The Shadowman training system is one of the most versatile & dynamic systems out there. You can prepare your players for game day intensity by replicating game day speed in practice. The ability to run multiple dynamic drills, at game speed, without player on player contact will prepare your players for the playoffs! Check out our recommended drills to maximize your Shadowman training system.
Shadowman has been engineered and designed with teaching players the heads out, shoulder tackling style.
Rugby style tackling on Shadowman (ShadowTackling) is explained further by our CEO & former Rugby player, JP Hartigan. To see the full breakdown of ShadowTackling, click here
VIDEO - RUGBY STYLE TACKLING
WHY USE SHADOWMAN FOR RUGBY STYLE TACKLING?
Shadowman is the most realistic tackling equipment on the market as it mimics both a players form & movement. Shadowman was designed to teach technique so that's why you will see different features on Shadowman that help with tackling. Shadowman has a bent knee posture to let the tackler know which side to put their head. The will always be behind the knee, to avoid contact on the head and to get a better angle for the shoulder tackle.
Until now, there has been no way to practice stripping the ball from a moving QB, unless you used your own QB in this drill! When you add the QB Arms to your existing Shadowman, you add a ton more versatility! You can now add a new dimension to RPO drills with a moving QB that can be tackled to the ground! With the ability to strip the ball and simulate a live fumble, players can now practice game-day intensity! Click here to learn more about the QB Arms!
VIDEO - SHADOWMAN ARMS
SHADOWMAN QB/ RB ARMS
WHY USE SHADOWMAN ARMS?
The simple addition of the QB Arms now means you can replicate a QB moving in the pocket: tackling, stripping the ball, recover the ball...all without hitting any other player!
The Arms also have the ability to hold the ball as a ball carrier allowing you to simulate striping the ball out during a tackle. The straps are also adjustable so if you don't want to reset the ball after each rep, simply tighten the straps and you're ready to go rep after rep.
The ShadowBlock follows on from the Shadowman being a completely dynamic, mobile piece of equipment that allows you to practice game speed blocking, with resistance, but without all the impact of player on player contact. Perfect for working with lineman on both sides of the ball, practice the cut without risking injury to either player!
VIDEO - SHADOWBLOCK
WHY USE THE SHADOWBLOCK?
The ShadowBlock is designed with specifically positioned water pockets that add some real weight & resistance to it. This adds a new level realism that has not been in equipment before! The added weight means you have to correctly position yourself and push back on the Block, if not, you will feel the force of the Block coming towards you. The force is enough to knock you off your stride but not enough where it could risk injury meaning the ShadowBlock is the perfect piece of equipment to have on the field. The ShadowBlock can also be used for evasive techniques with RB's or WR's. Check out the full feature on the block here.
Again another great piece of equipment to work with your linemen, the ShadowDrive allows you to work rip moves, chops, swatting techniques and more! The ShadowDrive has 3 different sets of hand positions to help train your linemen to work hip position through to hand placement. Specifically positioned water pockets means there's added resistance with every rep, without the disadvantages of player on player contact.
VIDEO - SHADOWDRIVE
WHY USE THE SHADOWDRIVE?
The ShadowDrive allows you, as a coach, to change the amount of pressure and leverage you apply to each athlete. Adjust your hand position on the Drive to make the athlete work harder and build more strength. The rigidity & resistance built into the Drive means you can get players to drive their feet, hips & hands through against each other, again without them going player on player. You can work pass sets, get the feet, hips & hands to work together on a moving target that gives you feedback through resistance.
The ShadowDrive allows you to work offensive & defensive sets, all year long, with or without pads! This means you get maximum value with your equipment all while reducing player on player contact! See the full ShadowDrive feature here!
With the full suite of products, the Shadowman training system is the best way to simulate game speed scenarios, with realistic resistance...all without player on player contact! There is no other equipment system out there that can offer you all of this variety while keeping your players away from body on body impacts.
VIDEO - USING THE FULL SUITE OF PRODUCTS
COMPLETE CONTACT SYSTEM
WHY USE THE COMPLETE SHADOWMAN SYSTEM?
How can you come off the edge and beat a Tight End with chop, defeat the cut block and hit a moving QB in practice...without going player on player...within 4 seconds?
The complete contact system from Shadowman will allow you to do all that! Teach players rugby style tackle techniques, beat blocks and target ball carriers all with the versatility of the Shadowman training system! We have bundled everything together for a saving of $1,100!