The block tackle is a great defensive tool to steal the ball from the attacker. It is key to be patient while you’re waiting to make the tackle. Time it so you block the ball as it is coming off of the dribblers foot. Strike through the center of the ball with your ankle firmly locked. Be confident in your tackle and remember to use your strength against the attacker. David Luiz and Barcelona legend Carles Puyol dominate on the pitch with their confidence in their blocking technique.