Purpose

To work on pursuit and tackling form in the open field.

Set Up

  • Setup 4 cones, all 10 yards apart.
  • Have the LB’s form a line on one end, with the ball carriers on the other end with a football in hand.
  • The coach will stand behind the LBs, in view of the RBs.

Execution

  1. The first player in line will step up and beginning running forward.
  2. The LB will step up stay square. After the RB has run about 5 yards the coach will direct the runner either right or left.
  3. The LB will then close in and tackle the ball carrier before they get past the cones.

Coaching Tips

  • The key is for the LB to keep his feet moving and stay focused on the players torso – you can’t juke with your hips!

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