Defensive Back Angle Form Tackling Drill


The purpose of this Defensive Back Angle Form Tackling Drill is to teach and work on the Defense Back’s angle tackling technique.

Description and Coaching Points

  1. Ball carrier breaks at 45 degrees
  2. Defensive Back takes cutoff angle
  3. Get head in front of ball carrier
  4. Keep elbows in
  5. Run “Up Through” ball carrier
  6. Wrap arms and grab cloth
  7. Don’t “recock” keep head up


  • Cones
  • Football(s)

This Defensive Back Angle Form Tackling Drill is contributed by ©2007 Leon Criner (✝️ Nov. 14, 2014), at the time Assistant Head Coach and Defensive Coordinator and Jimmy Sims, at the time Assistant Professor of Health & Physical Education / Head Football Coach at Los Angeles Valley College – The Los Angeles Valley College Monarchs played then in the Western States Conference, now in the SCFA, Southern California Football Association.