Linebacker baseball drill youth football drills

  1. Coach with a baseball stands at tailback depth behind rings set up like an offensive line
  2. Linebacker or defensive back aligns at a MLB position or other DB position
  3. Coach rolls baseball to simulate path of running back
  4. LB or DB moves laterally and low to cut off the baseball and scoop the ball similar to short stop
  5. LB or DB should scoop ball and run 3 to 5 yards to simulate driving through the running back

This defensive youth football drill is a great movement and footwork drill for your young defensive backs.  It also teaches them to stay low because they must scoop the ball.    I hope you enjoy the football drill.  I introduced the drill to a few of my linebackers last week and they loved it.  We started grading them on a 1 to 3 scale on 5 reps and whoever had highest score won the game.  They loved it.

Play for Fun and Winning is Funner!

Happy Holidays,
Coach Parker
Keller, Texas / Ft. Worth TX


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