Tacklesport is an established sports teaching and coaching software design and production company.
Tacklesport was incorporated in 1994, as the first sports teaching and coaching multimedia production house in the UK. The company originally specialised in developing animated sports teaching and coaching resources. In this early period much of our time was spent in trying to convince those responsible for developing resources for education and coaching to recognise the benefits available through the rapid expansion of technology, notably computer hardware and software.
Our hard work paid off however. Tacklesport is now established as a quality provider of effective PE teaching and sports coaching solutions. We are the company of choice for many organisations responsible for the delivery of physical education and sport throughout the world.
In 1995 Tacklesport was the first UK company to launch a multimedia coaching resource – Animated Skill Drills for Rugby Union, which was quickly followed by resources for Football, Hockey and Cricket.
The breakthrough in multimedia resources for National Governing Bodies of Sport (NGBS) didn’t really occur until 1999 when the ECB commissioned Tacklesport to develop a multimedia resource for the teaching and coaching of cricket in schools. Howzat! was launched in 2000 by Minister for Sport Kate Hoey. Gradually, as technology improved, and available software became more sophisticated and more widely accepted and adopted, confidence in the potential of multimedia resources grew.
By 2000 the ‘Digital Age’ had started to take off and Tacklesport became the developer of choice for a range of providers. The Animated Sports Coaching series expanded and attracted endorsement from major sports organisations at home and abroad. New resources were added to the Tacklesport product range and a diverse range of organisations from within physical education and sport commissioned resources. Combining design and multimedia production skills with our knowledge and experience of physical education and sports coaching sets Tacklesport apart from other multimedia software production houses. With 16 years experience behind us, we are able to deliver comprehensive digital solutions – powerful, media-rich software with modern, engaging design and user friendly experience – that satisfy the needs of our clients.
Moving into 2013, with advances in internet provision, computer functionality and capacity and an expansion of mobile technologies fuelling a greater need for innovative and effective teaching and coaching solutions, Tacklesport continues to expand its team and their skill set. We continue to work with major organisations on exciting projects and to launch major resources for the Youth Sport Trust, the England and Wales Cricket Board, England Basketball and the Rugby Football League ‐ to name just a few.