The purpose of this Linebacker Play Recognition Drill is to teach the linebackers to read the play by watching the backfield and executing the corresponding task, depending on the play read.
Place cones to represent the offensive linemen and have a QB or Coach and two running backs (these could be LBs playing RBs).
You should have your opponents plays drawn up on cards.
Have your linebackers read the opponents plays by watching the backfield action and get to their assignments.
I believe that you have someone assigned for FILL, SCRAPE, CUTBACK and BOUNCE on every play.
- 6 or 7 Cones
This Linebacker Play Recognition Drill is contributed by ©2007 Mike Wyatt, at the time Head Coach at Oklahoma Panhandle State University – The Oklahoma Panhandle State Aggies are an Independent Team playing at the NCAA II Level.