Linebacker Shed and Throw Drill


The purpose of this Linebacker Shed and Throw Drill is to develop proper position to defeat a potential blocker and make the tackle.


On three men sled LB’s assume proper football position one yard from their sled. On command they attack sled. A ball carrier is positioned 8 yards away and on command reacts in 45° angle in direction coach requests. LB’s working feet and hands throw sled and accelerate to ball carrier.

Coaching Points

Have LB’s place hands properly. Maintain leverage, separation and foot movement. Once in proper position find ball carrier, throw/rip and get to ball carrier.


  • 3-men sled