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Drills For Linebackers - Take Your Skills To The Next Level

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Adding in drills for linebackers will help improve your footwork, pass coverage skills, and technique to help take your linebacker skills to the next level.

Football has evolved into a pass first game. Majority of teams have abandoned the old school wing-t and i-formation to run a spread offense.

This means as a linebacker, you need to be able to do it all! You’re the leader of the defense. You need to stop the run, cover the pass, and cover sideline to sideline.

As a linebacker, your primary goal is stop the fun first, but once you confirm it’s a pass play, you need to react quickly to get into your pass drop to make a play for your team.

At Gridiron Elite Training, we work every skill it takes to be a linebacker in today’s game.

In this article, you will find specific football drills we do with our football players to prepare them for success on the field.   

To access more free linebacker training drills, including the pass coverage drills, rip technique and hand drills, and speed and agility drills, you can access the Gridiron Elite Academy below!

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5 Footwork Drills For Linebackers

Downhill Shuffle Open Break 45 Downhill

Suicide Shuffle to Lateral Break

Quick Shuffle to Slow Shuffle Change of Direction to Downhill Break

Tackling Breakdown Drill - Keep Feet Moving

Box Drill Open 45 - Shuffle - Break 45

Access More Drills For Linebackers

Want to improve your footwork and technique as a linebacker? Or maybe you need linebacker drills to do at home? If so, you can read some of our latest posts on the “Linebacker Drills to Improve Speed and Agility For Football” and “Speed and Agility Training Workout For Football“.

If you’re a serious football player looking to play football at the next level, you can access all of our sports performance training programs, football drills and workouts, and the Gridiron Recruiting Center inside “The Gridiron Academy” to help you with your football recruiting.

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Add more linebacker training drills into your football training by joining the Gridiron Elite Academy below.

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Gridiron Elite Training was started to help educate and provide football players with a community to receive proper training and guidance.

We created “The Gridiron Elite Academy” which is an online football performance network that provides football players of all levels with sports performance workout programs, football position-specific drills, mindset coaching, mental toughness training, recruiting guidance and help, and nutrition programs.

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Gridiron Elite Training

Gridiron Elite Training was started to help educate and provide football players with a community to receive proper training and guidance.

We created “The Gridiron Elite Academy” which is an online football performance network that provides football players of all levels with sports performance workout programs, football position-specific drills, mindset coaching, mental toughness training, recruiting guidance and help, and nutrition programs.

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