Coach Borough covers drills to bring out the aggressiveness and hone the skills of your linebacker staff in this series.
"Just like with everything else in football, we start with our feet," says Steven Hicks, Linebacker, Defensive Coordinator of Huntingdon College. In this football skills video, we start with the feet and end with the basic linebacker stance. Coach walks and talks us through the basic stance including foot position, the "bend," and weight distribution. Add a couple of football practice drills to work on going from stance to advance and your defense is on its way to the win!
Watch this video to see drills you can incorporate into your practice routine to hone your defensive backs skills at the "backpedal and break".
Weather the defensive back breaks left, right, forward or has to turn 180 degrees to pursue the ball or a receiver, the key is practicing the maneuver until it's performed flawlessly each and every time by your free safety and other defensive backs.
This drill series progresses by starting with the basics of a great backpedal, then it moves to techniques your free safety needs to know in order to quickly change his direction. After the basics are covered the drill moves to get the defensive backs picking up on visual cues to know when and in what direction they need to break to make the play.
Developing linebackers takes planning and execution and in this video series you'll get ideas that will help you plan your practice drills then execute them so you get the most benefit from your football practice.
What's the key to making the most of football drills during practice time? Repetition. Repetition. Repetition. Coach Randy Cook Head Coach at Minor High School, and formerly with the Hoover High School football staff, works his team through a daily football practice. Here you'll find a number of football drills that are perfect for fine tuning fundamental skills. Angle Tackling, Footfire, and Back and Slide are just a few of the drills Coach Cook runs his players through in this video series. Coach Cook then reviews the practice footage and gives frame by frame review of the good, the bad, and the just plain frustrating. Both coaches and players can see for themselves what works and what doesn't when going up against an opponent.