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What you need: 1 partner/coach
This is a simple linebacker drill that emphasizes proper stance and technique when getting started. The player will start down in their proper defensive stance with their knees bent and head up. The partner/coach who is standing in front of the linebacker will point to the left or right and then the linebacker will take a 6-inch step to the direction the coach points. Learning the short step in this drill shows the defender reading the offensive player and making the correct step in the direction they are headed.