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Implementation Calendar

S M T W R F S
5 6 7 8 9 10 11 MARCH Spring Refresh #1

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26 27 28 29 30 1 2 APRIL

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10 11 12 13 14 15 16
17 18 19 20 21 22 23
24 25 26 27 28 29 30
31 1 2 3 4 5 6 MAY

7 8 9 10 11 12 13
1 14 15 16 17 18 19 20
1 21 22 23 24 25 26 27
2 28 29 30 31 1 2 3 JUNE

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4 11 12 13 14 15 16 17
5 18 19 20 21 22 23 24
6 25 26 27 28 29 30 1 JULY

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8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15
9 16 17 18 19 20 21 22
10 23 24 25 26 27 28 29
11 31 1 2 3 4 5 6 AUGUST

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13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20
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15 28 29 30 31 32 1 2

WINNING EDGE WINNING EDGE
M ACHIN E GUN DOWN HILL SHUFFLE
POWER TACKLE EYE OPEN ER

FUNDAMENTALS

STANCE Brennan - Whitford

MOVEMENT Maher - Early

TACKLING Ferguson - Dotterer

PASS DROPS Terry - Robinson

PRE PRACTICE

9 TECH STEPS (reach / pass / power)

LB FORM FIT PUNCH

300-330 M TG
340 - 355 PREPRACTICE
405 - 425 WINNING EDGE
430 - 435 40 SEC
435 - 455 PUN T
455 - 515 PUN T RET
515 - 550 INDY
555 - 610 GROUP 1
610 - 655 TEAM

PASS RUSH ILB GETTING 'SKINNY' THROUGH GAPS ILB TAKING ON FB OLB EDGE RUSH TO POINT AGILITY KEYS PURSUIT BLOCK DESTRUCTION TACKLING PASS COVERAGE BLITZING .

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2004 LB IMPLEMENTATION Spring Refresh #1 tues 5-Apr PERIOD TIME INSTRUCTION COMMENTS 1 5 positions .versatility to play ALL spots .key fundamental flexibility 2 10 shuffle agility drill nautral movement 3 20 IN / AT drill getting back in the 45s & break rhythm 4 30 MAN TO MAN COVERAGE work aiming points be a DB 5 8 TEAM Walk Thru # 1 tues 5-Jun 2hr PERIOD TIME INSTRUCTION COMMENTS 1 5 positions reviewing concept varsity assignments 2 15 stance reviewing tech shuffle varsity lateral pursuit 3 10 45s pass drops varsity 45s & break breaking to ball 4 5 positions reviewing concept freshmen assignments 5 15 stance reviewing tech shuffle freshmen lateral pursuit 6 10 45s pass drops .

assignments . freshmen 45s & break breaking to ball 7 20 7 on 7 skelly C3 landmark drops 8 40 TEAM 3 Walk Thru # 4 mon 11-Jun 2hr PERIOD TIME INSTRUCTION COMMENTS 1 10 shuffle reviewing tech IN / AT drill vs ball carrier varsity 2 10 hit & shed fundamentals varsity 45s pass drops 3 10 skate drill lateral pursuit varsity 4 10 shuffle reviewing tech IN / AT drill vs ball carrier freshmen 5 10 hit & shed fundamentals freshmen 45s pass drops 6 10 skate drill lateral pursuit freshmen 7 20 7 on 7 skelly C3 + C6 8 40 TEAM 3+6 1 SHORTS time 8-Aug time PRE PRACTICE 5 KICK SLIDES 5 10 KICK SLIDE WITH SPLIT 10 15 KICK SLIDE WITH PUNCH 15 positions .weak/strong - 5 stance 5 run .

AT .AT .EXIT OUTSIDE 15 pass tackle 20 LB SHUFFLE THRU .OUT (6) Half Line 35 pursuit 40 IN .OUT (2) Half Line 40 45 Drop review 3 .EXIT INSIDE 20 25 ZONE BREAK WITH JUGS 25 30 one step tackle 30 35 Review gap assign TO / AWAY 35 pursuit 40 IN .OUT (3) 40 45 IN .AT .OUT (3) 45 6 PADS time 16-Aug time 5 LONG BURMA 5 run 10 Bull In A Ring 10 15 TACKLE ONTO BIG BAG 15 pass tackle SPIDER 1-ON-1 20 20 25 sideline tackle w/bag 25 30 IN . RUNNING! run 10 10 15 LB SHUFFLE THRU .OUT (3) Half Line 30 35 IN .6 -2 45 11 PADS time 23-Aug time 5 Stance + Shuffle review 5 run 10 45's 10 15 45's + tip 15 Hit & Shed Review WHY it pass 20 works 20 Lineman key pull.AT .AT . down. pass. reach tackle 25 25 30 30 35 one man sled wrap up 35 pursuit NS "FB dive" play 40 40 .

OUT (RUN THRU) PURSUIT PURSUIT 40 DRILL 40 TACKLING 45 ONE STEP FORM TACKLE 45 4 HELMETS time 11-Aug time 5 4 pt push / pull w/ each 5 10 2 pt rip vs 1 man 10 15 45s .pass tip 20 25 HIT & SHED FOOTWORK 25 30 HIT & SHED WITH BAG 30 35 FORM TACKLING WITH DUMMY 35 40 IN .pass tip 15 20 45s .AT .AT .OUT (6) 40 . pursuit NS "FB dive" play 45 45 2005 LB IMPLEMENTATION 1 SHORTS time 8-Aug time RUNNING! PURSUIT 5 5 LB AGILITY W/ BAGS AGILITY 10 10 PURSUIT 15 1) LB STANCE 2) LB STANCE FIRE OUT 15 1) LB SHUFFLE 2) LB SHUFFLE FIRE OUT 3) PURSUIT 20 LB SHUFFLE CHANGE OF DIRECTION 20 PASS 25 LB DROPS 45 25 PASS 30 LB DROPS 45 WITH JUGS MACHINE 30 PURSUIT 35 PURSUIT DRILL 35 3 IN .

AT .45 IN .OUT (6) 45 6 PADS 16-Aug time 5 LB FORM FIT 5 10 ONE STEP TACKLE 10 15 BLOCK DESTRUCTION DRILL 15 20 BLOCK DESTRUCTION DRILL 20 25 CHOP DRILL 25 30 CHOP DRILL 30 35 JUMP TACKLE 35 40 EYE OPENER 40 45 GOAL LINE TACKLE 45 .

MENTATION Spring Refresh #2 wed 19-Apr PERIOD TIME INSTRUCTION COMMENTS 1 5 shuffle agility drill 2 10 IN / AT drill 3 15 Coverage Review / Chalk talk 4 20 Strenght Recognition 5 30 Formation Adjustments / Checks Walk Thru # 2 wed 6-Jun 2hr PERIOD TIME INSTRUCTION COMMENTS 1 10 stance reviewing tech shuffle varsity lateral pursuit vs ball carrier 2 10 45s pass drops varsity 45s & break breaking to ball 3 10 hit & shed fundamentals varsity 4 10 stance reviewing tech shuffle freshmen lateral pursuit 5 10 45s pass drops freshmen 45s & break breaking to ball 6 10 hit & shed fundamentals .

freshmen 7 20 7 on 7 skelly C3 landmark drops 8 40 TEAM 3 Walk Thru # 5 tues 12-Jun 1hr PERIOD TIME INSTRUCTION COMMENTS 1 15 3 walk thru landmark drops vs ball carrier reads / help 2 15 6 walk thru landmark drops fundamentals reads / help 3 10 cover ground drill fundamentals lateral pursuit 4 TEAM REVIEW 7 ON 7 PASSING 2 SHORTS 3 SHORTS 9-Aug time 10-Aug time 9 TECH FIRST STEP 5 KICK SLIDES 9 TECH BLOCK REACT 10 KICK SLIDE WITH SPLIT 15 KICK SLIDE WITH PUNCH LB AGILITY THRU BAGS 5 LB AGILITY THRU BAGS 5 .

30mike line/20 25 LB FLOW VS GUARDS 30 LB FLOW VS EMOL 30 LB FLOW VS GUARDS 35 LB FLOW VS EMOL 35 IN .AT .POWER / DIVE 40 IN .OUT (6) 45 7 PADS 8 PADS 17-Aug time 18-Aug time hit & shed vs shield 5 2pt rip vs 1man 5 Bull In A Ring 10 Pass Rush / Blitz w/ ring 10 TRAIN WRECK 15 Pass Rush / Blitz w/ ring 15 21 .OUT (6) 45 IN .OUT (6) 45 12 PADS 13 PADS 24-Aug time 25-Aug time 45's 5 45's 5 one man sled wrap up 10 one man sled wrap up 10 Hit & Shed 15 Hit & Shed 15 20 20 STRIP DRILL Tomahawk STRIP DRILL Punch 25 25 NS "TOSS" play NS "ISO" (weak)play 30 30 35 35 40 40 LINE READS down / reach LINE READS pull / pass .61 25 21 .30mike line/20 20 21 .ISO 35 downhill vs lineman key 35 CONE DRILL 40 SAM POS .61 .OUT (3) 40 IN .OUT (3) 40 IN .61 20 21 .OUT (6) 45 IN .AT .4pt strikes vs sled 10 4pt push / pull w/ each 10 2pt strike vs 1man sled 15 2pt escapes vs 1man 15 cover ground 20 hit & shed feet review 20 Hook route drop 25 Base Route Drill (man) 25 sideline tackle w/bag 30 tackle w/ dummy 30 MIKE POS .AT .61 .AT .AT .AT .

AT .FIREOUT .6 -2 . LINE READS down / reach LINE READS pull / pass 45 45 MENTATION 1 SHORTS 1 SHORTS 9-Aug time 10-Aug * 20 YARD TIME LB AGILITY W/ BAGS 5 * ALL RACE(FASTEST / SLOWEST) DOWNHILL W/ KEY 10 LB AGILITY W/ BAGS 15 * PRO AGILITY TIME STANCE .COVER GROUND W BALL 6PT EXPLOSIONS .OUT ( RUN THRU) 40 ISO / POWER 45 ** LINE UP CANS QUIZ 5 HELMETS 12-Aug 2pt SWIM vs 1man 5 MAN SLED shiver / extension circuit bull in ring vs shield FUMBLE RECOVERY cradle / bench tuck / scoop STRIP DRILL COVER GROUND DRILL Drop review 3 .POSITION REVIEW - FORMATION RECOGNITION 25 PASS DROP 45 .OUT ( DRILL) ISO / POWER/ OPTION 3 IN .AT .4 PT EXPLOSIONS 30 4 PT ESCAPES 35 3 IN .SHUFLE STANCE / SHUFFLE / KEYS 20 ALIGNMENT IN '3' .

AT .AT .6 -2 7 PADS 8 PADS 17-Aug time 18-Aug time hit & shed vs shield 5 2pt rip vs 1man 5 Bull In A Ring 10 10 ILB PASS RUSH .Drop review 3 .AT .AT .OUT (6) 40 PASS RUSH 1-ON-1 W/ OFFENSE 40 IN .OUT (6) 45 45 .OUT (3) 25 25 Pass Rush / Blitz w/ ring IN .AT .VS OT & TB 15 BASE ROUTE DRILL 20 20 IN .VS OG & FB BASE ROUTE DRILL 15 OLB PASS RUSH .OUT (3) 30 30 IN .OUT (6) 35 35 IN .

Walk Thru # 3 10-Jun PERIOD TIME INSTRUCTION Walk Thru # 3 sun 10-Jun PERIOD TIME INSTRUCTION 1 10 stance IN / AT drill varsity 2 10 45s varsity hit & shed 3 10 skate drill varsity 4 10 stance shuffle freshmen lateral pursuit 5 10 45s freshmen hit & shed 6 10 skate drill .

freshmen 7 20 7 on 7 C3 8 40 TEAM Walk Thru # 6 wed 13-Jun PERIOD TIME INSTRUCTION 1 10 3 walk thru 2 10 6 walk thru 3 20 adjustments specials 4 TEAM REVIEW EQUIPMENT CHECKOUT 4 HELMETS 5 HELMETS 11-Aug time 12-Aug KICK SLIDES KICK SLIDES KICK SLIDE WITH SPLIT KICK SLIDE WITH SPLIT KICK SLIDE WITH PUNCH KICK SLIDE WITH PUNCH LB AGILITY THRU BAGS 5 LB AGILITY THRU BAGS .

AT .AT .4pt push / pull w/ each 10 2pt SWIM vs 1man 2pt rip vs 1man 15 5 MAN circuit 45s .POWER ILB/OLB OL READ 35 STRIP DRILL IN .45's & ball ILB/OLB OL READ 20 ILB/OLB OL READ ILB/OLB OL READ 25 ILB/OLB OL READ STRIP DRILL 30 STRIP DRILL STRIP DRILL 35 FUMBLE RECOVERY FUMBLE RECOVERY 40 HALF LINE READ FUMBLE RECOVERY 45 HALF LINE READ 14 PADS 15 PADS 26-Aug time 27-Aug 45's 5 45's one man sled wrap up 10 one man sled wrap up Hit & Shed 15 Hit & Shed 20 STRIP DRILL Rip out GATA PASS RUSH 25 NS "POWER" play NS "Option" (weak)play 30 35 40 LINE READS down / pass LINE READS pull / reach .AT .pass tip 25 FUMBLE RECOVERY DEVIL/ROVER POS .OUT (6) 45 IN .AT .pass tip 20 bull in ring vs shield 45s .OUT (6) 40 IN .OUT (6) Half Line 9 PADS 10 PADS 19-Aug time 20-Aug hit & shed vs shield 5 hit & shed vs shield Base Route Drill (man) 10 one step tackle Base Route Drill (man) 15 45's .POWER / SWEEP 30 DEVIL 9 TECH POS .OUT (3) Half Line IN .

LINE READS down / pass LINE READS pull / reach 45 x maher 381-8850 wn tate 323-3302 x early 324-4150 x riley 381-2335 brennan 324-9950 robinson 32306576 x ferguson 326-2194 x terry 324-7817 x warner 322-7920 band field at school defense review big plans for season 12 weeks until camp 4 weeks till team camp .

OUT (3) GOAL LINE TACKLE 45 IN .61 .62 REVIEW ILB/OLB OL READ 30 HALF LINE READ 5 MAN SLED shiver / extension circuit 35 HALF LINE READ GOAL LINE TACKLE 40 IN .6 . 9 PADS 10 PADS 19-Aug time 20-Aug hit & shed vs shield 5 hit & shed vs shield Base Route Drill (man) 10 one step tackle Base Route Drill (man) 15 45's .2.6 .2.61 .OUT (6) .62 REVIEW ILB/OLB OL READ 25 3 .AT .AT .45's & ball 21 / 61 ASSIGNMENT REVIEW 20 3 .

PREDICTED MAC FINISH 1 1 Bettendorf 8 1 COMMENTS 1 2 Assumption 8 1 3 3 Pleasant Valley 6 3 3 4 North Scott 6 3 4 5 Central 5 4 4 6 West 5 4 6 7 Muscatine 3 6 7 8 Burlington 2 7 9 Clinton 1 8 10 North 0 9 2hr COMMENTS reviewing tech vs ball carrier pass drops fundamentals lateral pursuit reviewing tech vs ball carrier pass drops fundamentals lateral pursuit .

skelly route reads 3 1hr COMMENTS landmark drops reads / help landmark drops reads / help chalk talk RUN FORCE TACKLING .

TURNOVER BLOCK PROTECTION READS 5 STRIP DRILL 5 STRIKE DRILL 5 STRIKE & ESCAPE 5 PUNCH & ESCAPE 5 READ & FILL DRILLS STUTTER 2 STEP CROSSFIELD MIRROR LONG & SHORT BOX DRILL .CONES DOTS COD COMBO CODS BAGS RUN * GATHER PRESS PRESS / CUT BREAK * JUMP PRESS * BURST BASE/ CUT PRESS PRESS * TACKLE COD * TACKLE JUMP * TACKLE .

COD / PRESS BURST CUT OPEN FIELD STRIP EYE OPENER POST DROP FAST REPS 3 STEP CUTS M DRILL POST DROP POST FLAG POP UPS CUSION 1 ON 1 form tackle open field 3-way chop block c-5 technique alley shuffle punch out.zone drop back pedal / junk drop/ break on ball big m base form tackling (separated by agile bag) start/ stop / tackle chop drill chop drill w/ 2 linemen circles bending .

olb pass rush goal line tackling chop drill #2 3 on 1 block destruction ladder (3 cone ) .

1 SHORTS time 65r announcements .off 5 season 10 defense / position review 15 3 alignment 20 3 alignment 25 6 alingment 30 2 alignment .

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WINNING EDGE MACHINE GUN POWER TACKLE SHOOTS EYE OPENER CUT DRILL OPTIONAL DRILL WINNING EDGE A MACHINE GUN SHOOTS WINNING EDGE A 1 MAN STRIKES .

ALLEY SHUFFLE .

WINNING EDGE .

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WINNING EDGE DOWNHILL SHUFFLE EYE OPENER NG EDGE A WINNING EDGE B EYE OPENER TRAIN WRECK NG EDGE A WINNING EDGE B BIG 'M' .

SHUFFLE TIP DRILL SUPPORT .

DEPTH CHART DEVIL SAM WILL ROVER S CORNER W CORNER FERGUSON MAHER TATE M HOWE DOETTERER MIMS EARLY TATE BRENNAN TERRY M HOWE LELLIG LOSASSO WHITFORD EARLY LOSASSO LOSASSO ANDERSON BRENNAN RILEY EARLY ROBINSON E HOWE MANNING ROBINSON DOETTERER M DAVIS HALL LOSASSO HALL MARTINEZ .

FREE SAFETY MITCHELL LOSASSO ROBINSON .

2005 DEFENSIVE CHALLENGE TOTAL MISSED MISSED TEAM PLAYS ASSIGNMENTS TACKLES LOAFS PENALTIES NORTH SCOTT LANCERS WEST FALCONS NORTH WILDCATS ASSUMPTION KNIGHTS BURLINGTON GREYHOUNDS PLEASANT VALLEY SPARTANS BETTENDORF BULLDOGS PLAYOFF 1 PLAYOFF 2 .

HALLENGE SHEET RED ZONE BIG PLAYS TAKE AWAYS 3rd DOWNS HURRIES SACKS W/L R/P .

stress the importance of planting the inside foot ILB DOWNHILL SHUFFLE 1 4 Agility bags at an angle within a 10 yd area 2 3 blockers between the agility bags with a 4th outside the b 3 ball carrier aligns 10 yds away from bag #4 in a backoff po 4 on command. cut blocks. The high. who defeats the block w 2 Next the LB defeats a low block from the FB with a hand shiver 3 After defeating the two blockers. ** another FB can be added to the backfield for an additional block.MACHINE GUN OLB 1 On the snap the TE attempts to reach the LB. the LB executes a form tackle on the drives him back five yards. each bloker steps forward to expose h LB's trail foot hits inside the near bag 6 During the shufle. 5 Repeat the drill untill all LBs have had a turn in . 7 Blocker #4 will attempt to low block the LB after he has cro 8 after shedding the low block. all subsequent blocks are low. the LB executes a form tackle on the drives him back five yards. 4 The 'blocker' always comes high and hard. the LB steps with his near foot to shuffle uph 5 within the bag area. who defeats the block w 2 Next the LB defeats a low block from the FB with a hand shiver 3 After defeating the two blockers. OLB ILB 1 On the snap the OG attempts to reach the LB. BULL IN THE RING 1 Circle the LBs and have one leader in the midd 2 The LB gets 2 hits & sheds (one with each foot) 3 The LB controls the contest by pointing to a 'blo him out with a "You!" call. ** On the LBs approach. the LB turns and sprints to ex tackle on ball carrier. the LB hand shivers each blocker.

on the final rep. the LB goes live.POWER TACKLE 1 Align cones in a 5 yd square with a LB facing the RB slight inside. 5 The LB must not over run the ball carier. but he doesn't ta press the first LB makes contact shuffle CUTBACK TACKLE 1 Align cones in a 5 yd square with a LB facing the RB slight inside. ** The drill should take turns from a Left and Right position *** A stripper (backside LB) can be included. This forces him to 5 YDS backside hip press shuffle . 2 The RB runs at a 45 degree angle (on a power) towards th 3 The LB shuffles then presses toward the ball carrier 4 The RB cuts back to the LBs backside shoulder. 2 The RB runs at a 45 degree angle (on a power) towards th 3 The LB shuffles then presses toward the ball carrier 4 The LB executes a form tackle on RB * Usually. the L will get 3-4 heavy hitting tackles without putt 5 YDS ground.

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who defeats the block with a rip om the FB with a hand shiver he LB executes a form tackle on the RB and BAG 45s ackfield for an additional block. the LB turns and sprints to execute an angle 17 YDS LBs and have one leader in the middle of the circle. who defeats the block with a rip om the FB with a hand shiver he LB executes a form tackle on the RB and each the LB. cut blocks. drill untill all LBs have had a turn in the middle. EYE OPENER each the LB. t to low block the LB after he has crossed the last bag COVER GROUND DRILL block. mportance of planting the inside foot on contact. er' always comes high and hard. break gle within a 10 yd area e agility bags with a 4th outside the bags. s 2 hits & sheds (one with each foot) ntrols the contest by pointing to a 'blocker' by calling h a "You!" call. roll hips ds away from bag #4 in a backoff position. The first OL block is pull up w. . steps with his near foot to shuffle uphill across the bags ach bloker steps forward to expose his chest when the e the near bag LB hand shivers each blocker.

presses toward the ball carrier m tackle on RB 3-4 heavy hitting tackles without putting the RB to the p. but he doesn't take action untill DOWNHILL SHUFFLE W/ LINEMAN READ square with a LB facing the RB slightly to the runner's COACH egree angle (on a power) towards the far cone. the LB goes live. This forces him to stay on the RB's . urns from a Left and Right position B) can be included. run the ball carier. BASE ROUTE DRILL (MAN) square with a LB facing the RB slightly to the runner's egree angle (on a power) towards the far cone. presses toward the ball carrier he LBs backside shoulder.

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1 Place 4 agility bags parallel in a space of 20 yds. crisp collisions should result. 3 The RB can run through any of the gaps. 6 Once LB pull up. 5 yds apart 2 Linebackers are to take a series of 45 degree drops on command 3 Facing the coach with their backs to a row of 3-4 agility bags roll hips the coach directs them through by pointing the ball left or right. * The bags are staggered to permit the LB to press upfield. 4 The LB shuffles behind the RB but presses as the RB declares his open gap. although the LB doesn't take the RB to the ground. 2 The LB always aligns behind the RB and stays on his backside hip to prevent any cutback. the coach can set up to throw. 1 LB takes position squared as if he has already pulled up QB 2 This simulates a QB drop of 7-9 yds an LB pulled up to 10-12yds downfield 3 3 Receivers 5 yds away on either side and in front of LB 4 The QB will throw to one of the receivers 5 The LB should break on the indication and easily cover 5 yds to the intended receiver. 1 Place 4 agility bags parallel but staggered to simulate holes for a RB to attack. so the LB must focus on him. 17 YDS Place the receivers farther apart as LB skill increases . they are glued visually to the QB for their break on the ball. 5 Hard. 4 The LB respond by crossing over at 45 degree angles and keeping eyes on the coach (QB) 5 At any point.

the receiver runs the prescribed inside. ** The drill will simulate bootleg action to the outside. 4 on command. the coach will give a 'flashing color' lineman read LB's should read the block and take the appropriate angle of attack 6 Exiting the bags. 1 LB take their assignment alignent 2 LB versus TE or RB 3 On commad. or vertical pattern. reinforcing proper angles and staying parallel to the LOS is key. outside. the LB steps with his near foot to shuffle uphill across the bags 5 within the bag area. the LB will attack the upfield shoulder of the 'QB' barrel. 4 Coach evaluates each of the LB's responses * A QB can be added to make for a competitive 1-on-1 drill ** The receiver should also block to incorporate that reaction as well 1 4 Agility bags at an angle within a 10 yd area 2 3 blockers between the agility bags with a 4th outside the bags. . 3 ball carrier aligns 10 yds away from bag #4 in a backoff position.

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10 YDS To train linebackers to quickly diagnose back keys and where they are to respond with action. to train linebackers to cut the distance between ball carrier and CHOP DRILL maintain a solid neutral base prior to delivering a blow. and not overrunning the RB . 6 Once LB pull up. MAT TACKLE 1 Place 5 cones staggered in a space of 20 yds. diagnosis. 4 The LB respond by crossing over at 45 degree angles and keeping eyes on the coach (QB) 5 At any point. BLOCK DESTRUCTION 1 LB & RB take formation alignment 2 On comand. JUMP TACKLE to train defenders post-approach on tackling fundamentals and hip roll explosion. they are glued visually to the QB for their break on the ball. so the LB must focus on him. or OUTSIDE path 3 LB shuffles at attacks open seam 4 LB is graded on his key read. the coach can set up to throw. AT. RB takes the prescribed IN. 5 yds apart 2 Linebackers are to take a series of 45 degree drops on command 3 Facing the coach with their backs to a row of 5 cones the coach directs them through by pointing the ball left or right.

and explode off a stationary base. you cannot move it unless you apply force from the base. diagnosis. or OUTSIDE path 3 LB shuffles at attacks open seam 4 LB is graded on his key read. attempt to get forearm lift over the fron t foot to gain separation from the blocker as out hips explode. He should set the front foot with a very small stagger. Imagine moving heavy furniture. he's in the strongest position to fight pressur The upper body is the contact surface with the blocker. When using shoulder. AT. The hips follow the path of the front foot. Str Players should use a compact base from which to uncoil his hips.Simultane The LB must launch his pads (contact surface) inot the blocker by uncoiling his hips. hop or skip to a correct base. and fill respective responsible gap. The front foot must point at the target. or 5 man sled can be utilized for reps . LBs must be the "low man" to win this battle. RB takes the prescribed IN. We want the b der control and just before contact. LBs determine frontside / backside. get pad under pad. AT OUTSIDE * can incorporate linemen for flashing light keys / or pass drop keys GOAL LINE TACKLE An advanced variation on In / At. in the same vein. We will stress shoulders for linemen and fullback isos / loads. 1 LB & RB take formation alignment 2 On comand. and not overrunning the RB AT OUTSIDE * can incorporate linemen for flashing light keys / or pass drop keys BENDING (CIRCLES) In order to get an advantage in moving a blocker. not the edge of the opponent. directed down the middle of the blocker. we want our LBs coming UP and UNDER the blocker. When a player plants the same-side foot to the ground just before meeting the blocker. 4 key fundamentals in this drill ght individual phases of this technique one at a time blocker.

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defeat cut block and perform form tackle on BC. either LG or RG execute a scooping cut block on LB 3) BC will run L or R depending on which guard cuts OG x OG 4) LB must run downhill on movement. OL fires out R or L and attempts to wall off LB 3) LB must shoot hands into chest of blocker and maintain separation OL 4) LB espcapes and returns to line. the LB fires out and performs a form tackle BC on BC. JUMP TACKLE 1) LB & BC align 5 yards apart from each other. 3) On command. 2) On command. LB begins shuffle pursuit and executes a lateral jum over agile bag pile 3) After jumping.MAT TACKLE 1) One player is the tackler and the other the 'tacklee' 2) The tacklee will stand 1 foot away from the large blue mat. the LB (2. LB BLOCK DESTRUCTION 1) This is a rapid fire drill with LB & OL spaced 5 yards apart 2) On command. 2) On command. drop his hips and execute a proper form tackle THROUGH the mat.5 yards away) will approach. . LB CHOP DRILL BC 1) BC & OG align 5 yards apart with BC 5 yards deep.

BC attempts to cross the goal line in a 5 yard wide alley and can choose right. BC BENDING (CIRCLES) 1) Two LBs race around hoops in a figure-eight pattern 2) 2nd LB chases first LB through hoops 3) Emphasis on staying low and bending hips through turns. LB LB . or straight angles. AGILE LB GOAL LINE TACKLE 1) LB aligns with heels on goal line 3 yards from agile bag (BC) behin 2) On command. LB 3) LB must shuffle and keep feet and execute a form takle to prevent a score. left.

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BC approaches 5 e large blue mat. 3) LB must approach cone aggres and pursue and tackle BC before h LB nd executes a lateral jump d performs a form tackle scooping cut block on LB at cut block and perform ed 5 yards apart empts to wall off LB r and maintain separation . drop his hips. OPEN FIELD BC 1) BC & LB align 5 yards behind c 2) On command. or Right to the corresponding cone ll approach.

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1) BC & LB align 5 yards behind cones 20 yards apart. BC approaches 5 yard cone. 3) LB must approach cone aggressively and under control. 2) On command. . breakdown and pursue and tackle BC before he reaches the far outside cone. then breaks either Left or Right to the corresponding cone 5 yards away (5 yards wide).