UMR Linebacker Drill Work

Erik Kruppe

Linebacker Coach, University of Missouri-Rolla
UMR Team Clinic


As I mentioned in my previous article Linebacker Play in the 43 Defense we are an attacking 43 defense.

However, scheme is just half the equation of playing good defense.

You also have to teach the base fundamentals and techniques for each position.


The following information and video clips cover some of the drills our linebackers run through weekly to improve upon all facets of their game.

Our drills are performed in a progression. We will start with agility work and then perform drills designed to improve our ability to read and react to our keys.

We will then progress to more contact-oriented drills such as shedding blocks and tackling. We finish individual periods with work on pass defense and our stunt technique. ... To read this article, and for full access to all CLN resources, get your MEMBERSHIP NOW.