Effectiveness of the "Shoulder-Tackle" program on tackling safety and performance in American football

Hirokazu Matsuo

University of Tsukuba

Brief Biographical History:CURRENT POSITION2015-PresentGraduate Student, Sport Coaching, University of Tsukuba,Ibaraki, Japan2018-PresentResearcher, Faculty of Health and Sport Sciences, Universityof TsukubaEDUCATIONUNIVERSITY OF TSUKUBAIbaraki, JapanPh. D. in CoachingExpected March 2019Major: Coaching SciencesUNIVERSITY OF TSUKUBAIbaraki, JapanM.A. in Physical EducationMarch 2014Major: Health and Sport SciencesUNIVERSITY OF TSUKUBAIbaraki, JapanB.A. in Physical EducationMarch 2012INDUSTRY EXPERIENCEPlanning Department, ASPO, Tokyo, Japan, 2013-2016Main Works:Matsuo, H., Aizawa, Kurumi., Inoue, Y. and Matsumoto, T.(2018). Historical transition of the National Collegiate Athlet-ic Association (NCAA), Journal of Sport and Physical Educa-tion Center University of Tsukuba., 40: 47-64. (in Japanese).Matsuo, H., Yamada, Y., Masuchi, K. and Matsumoto, T.(2017). EŠectiveness of the Heads Up Tackling (HUT) pro-gram on tackling safety and performance in American foot-ball. Jpn J. Phys. Educ. Health Sport Sci., 62: 665-677. (inJapanese).Matsumoto, T., Matsuo, H. and Aoyama, S. (2015) The relationship between tactical knowledge and game performance ininvasion-type ball games, The Japan Journal of Coaching Stu-dies., 29(1): 1-9. (in Japanese).Matsumoto, T., Matsuo, H., Kato, T. and Saito, M. (2013)Characteristics of ‰ag football playbooks among sixthgraders, The Japan Journal of Coaching Studies., 27(1):117-124. (in Japanese).Membership in Learned Societies:The Japan Society of Coaching Study, Member, 2012-presentThe Japan Society of Physical Education, Health and SportSciences, 2015-presentThe Japanese Society of Science and Football, 2012-present


The purpose of this study was to verify the effectiveness of the “Shoulder-Tackle” program for football players and its influence on safety and performance. Head impacts in football players are directly associated with... [ view full abstract ]


  1. Hirokazu Matsuo (University of Tsukuba)
  2. Tsuyoshi Matsumoto (University of Tsukuba)

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