If you are looking for an awesome power and explosion drill for your linebackers, you’ve got to check out this out!   This linebacker technique drill uses leverage and good body mechnics to lift an opponent who is coming at him.     With good body position, the linebacker should be able to explode forward and keep the oncoming players off him or achieve the tackle.

Breaking Down the “Explosion Drill”

– The linebaker starts in a strong, firm stance with his legs bent.

– Taking a read step off the line, the linebacker is going to try to get his hands up underneath the oncoming players shoulder pads, around the pec muscles.

– The linebacker is then going to sink his hips and drive into the opponent.

– The defense player should jump up as they meet to assist in the lift.


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