Linebacker 2 Hits and a Tackle Drill


The purpose of this Linebacker 2 Hits and a Tackle Drill is to teach and practice the correct body position on shedding a blocker and regaining it for proper tackling.


Align two players about 5 to 6 yards apart. On command they jog at each other, when they meet, the designated defender will thrust his arms out to shed the would be blocker, then they backpedal to their starting point and repeat. When they meet the third time the defender performs a form tackle.

As a variation you can have them moving down a line and have the defender perform an angle tackle.

Coaching Points

Check for proper body position on each contact, and on the variation an inside out leverage as well.


  • Balls
  • eventually cones to mark starting points