Tackling and marking skills are the bread and butter for any footballer regardless of level and position they play. Whilst being able to successfully man mark requires football intelligence and tactical acumen, using the right body shape to push players into a certain direction, staying on your toes and being able to pivot quickly in reaction to the attacking player are technical skills which can be worked on. Tackling involves more than just being able to slide tackle, it also involves being able to challenge for the ball without going to ground and intercepting the ball with a standing tackle.