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Joe Klanderman - The Ultimate Linebacker


The Ultimate Linebacker provides an overview of the fundamentals, skills, and techniques involved in sound linebacker play. Coach Joe Klanderman details the basic attributes that coaches should look for in their linebackers, as well as details the six areas that should be the focal points of a systematic teaching progression for developing linebackers.

Coach Klanderman also offers a series of game-tested practice drills for enhancing the performance level of linebackers. These drills are designed to enable coaches to accomplish specific, targeted objectives on the field-where it counts. 

Among the topics covered:

  • Characteristics of a linebacker 
  • Teaching progression 
  • Drill work 
  • Initial-footwork drills 
  • Key-reads drills 
  • Block-destruction drills 
  • Tackling drills 
  • Movement drills 
  • Pass-Rush drills
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