Coach Valesente's expertise is developing the complete linebacker against the run and pass. He believes that great technique and angles can make up for talent - good players are always in position to make the play. Pad level and leverage are two main points made by Valesente. Good linebackers recognize the run, identify the blocker and sting him, shed and go to the ball. Drill work for linebackers is a big part of this DVD. He begins with drills that should be run every day in practice. In teaching man-to-man coverage, Valesente stresses speed, aggressively pursuing angles and building a wall. Four keys to coaching linebackers include formation, distribution, responsibility and technique. Distribution comes down to flare, flow and flood. Using an overhead, Valesente diagrams coverage, reads and finer points of successful linebacker play.
51 minutes. 2007.
Very well done. There is not much out there on linebacker coverages. Coach Valesente does an excellent job of presenting the material. Very good teacher.
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