Coaching Young Linebackers

Feet! Who Are your best Tacklers? Instinct Aggression Embrace Contact How do we find all of this out? .Finding Your LB’s • • • • • • Feet. Feet.

Footwork • Shuffle – Step & Replace  Break lateral Shuffle Run – Redirect  Break Lateral Shuffle – Redirect  Break Forward Shuffle Run Run .

Footwork – Redirect  Break @ 45 degrees Shuffle Shuffle Run – Redirect  Drop @ 45 degrees Run Run Shuffle Shuffle .

• Bag Drills Footwork .

Tackling Technique • Break the Bad Instinct • Proper Tackling Form – Face & Chest – Hips Low – Strike up and through ball carrier • Feet Drive – Do not let your feet die! .

Tackling Drills • Straight Ahead Strike (with 1 Man Sled) 4 yards .

Tackling Drills • Angled Strike 5 yards .

Tackling Drills • Run  Breakdown  Strike 15 Yards .

Squared Up 1 Yard .Tackling Drills • Faced Up.

Block Separation • • • • Attack Blockers Hands Inside Escape Techniques Shoulder Technique .

step through with second step – Finish in square tackle ready position .Block Separation Drills • Partner Progression – Step with hands inside – Pull & Swim or Push & Rip.

Block Separation Drills • Shoulder Technique – Force – Inside .

Player Technique • Stance • Alignment & Assignment • Key • Initial • Stack & Attack • Tree of Blocks • Gap responsibility • Run Fits .

Even Front .

Base Front .

Run Fits • 4-3 Front .

Odd Front .

Run Fits • 3-4 Front .