Linebacker Angle Tackling Drill


The purpose of this Linebacker Angle Tackling Drill is to improve inside out path to ball carrier with good leg and hip explosion


On command, tackler is in good football position, feet moving. Second command ballcarrier takes two steps forward and breaks at 45° angle. Tackler moves when ball carrier does and drives through outside number and gets his number across ball carriers outside number. Tackler drives feet and ballcarrier back 2 yards.

Coaching Points

Tackler must close distance keeping on ball carriers inside half to take away cutback. Tackler must work form low plane to high plane. Hit on the rise. (For minimum contact work in 5 yards square)


  • Football(s)
  • Cones