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Techniques & Drills for Creating Championship Linebackers
with Mike Tressel,
Michigan State University Linebackers / Special Teams Coach
Coach Mike Tressel presents proven techniques to developing championship-level linebackers in an incredible DVD packed with drills, demonstrations and more. These are the same drills Tressel used to develop two of the top linebackers in the nation in 2010 who combined for 796 tackles in their careers at Michigan State.
Tressel outlines these crucial fundamentals:
- Stance, Alignment, and Key Reads
- Block Defeat
- Proper Tackling
- Pass Defense
- Blitz Techniques
In the DVD, Coach Tressel outlines five linebacker fundamentals that will teach your linebackers how proper stance and alignment is vital to getting leverage on the ball carrier and will put your LBs in position to defeat blocks with punch, dip, and rip techniques.
Defeating blocks with the proper leverage allows the inside-out angles to achieve the best tackling opportunities on opposing running backs. Blitzing is a cornerstone of playing linebacker and you will learn about snap indicators and timing keys to help your linebacker make big defensive plays. Linebackers also must cover receivers and this DVD covers how the hook-n-swat technique can help your linebackers as they cover the flats and other zones.
An interesting component of the presentation is Coach Tressel’s use of film clips that show how not to execute various techniques. By presenting an ineffective way to cover a drill, Tressel actually underscores the proper way of doing it.
With great enthusiasm and passion, Coach Tressel emphasizes the need to play fast, play to the line of scrimmage and tackle hard.
This DVD is designed to help coaches at all levels teach linebackers the skills needed to achieve success on the field. Whether you’re new to the coaching game, need a refresher course or just want to add new techniques to your coaching arsenal, this presentation has something for you.