Coaching Linebackers

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Steve Szabo
200 pages
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In Coaching Linebackers, coach Steve Szabo, one of the most knowledgeable defensive minds in the game who has coached with the New England Patriots and Buffalo Bills, as well as at the collegiate level at Ohio State and Michigan, breaks down all the elements of a successful linebacker.
From agility, movement, and tackling, to pass coverage, blitzing, and block protection, Szabo explains why teaching technique is the most important focus to having successful linebacker play.

For defensive coaching staff, especially those who guide a linebacker group, the diagrams, descriptions, images, and lessons Szabo shares can help build a championship-caliber linebacker corps, being both technically sound and highly effective.

Chapter 1—Agilities and Movement
Chapter 2—Tackling
Chapter 3—Block Protection
Chapter 4—Keying
Chapter 5—Pass Coverage
Chapter 6—Blitzing
Chapter 7—Stripping the Ball

What coaches are saying:

One of the most respected position coaches in the game has written a must-have resource for linebacker coaches at all competitive levels. Coach Szabo's book should be in the professional library of every coach.
    - Loyd Carr
      Retired Football Coach
      Head Coach of the University of Michigan, 1995-2007

Steve Szabo has written the definitive guide on sound linebacker play. Thorough. Insightful. Invaluable.
    - Frank Lenti
      High School Football Coach
      Winningest Football Coach in Illinois History

In Coaching Linebackers, Steve Szabo shares over 50 years of coaching insights, ideas, and information concerning what it takes to develop top-flight linebackers. Steve's book is a compelling read and an indispensable resource.
    - Brant Boyer
      Former NFL (10 seasons) Linebacker
      Current NFL Coach (New York Jets)

In an easy-to-read and -understand style, Coaching Linebackers details the key fundamentals of sound linebackers play, from A to Z. Steve Szabo's book is full of useful information.
    - Stephen Boyd
      Former NFL Linebacker
      Two-Time Pro Bowl Selection

Steve Szabo nails what it takes to develop quality linebackers. Featuring proven drills designed to help develop each essential skill of exceptional linebacker play, Coaching Linebackers is the go-to bible for linebacker coaches everywhere.
    - Mark Duffner
      Senior Defensive Assistant for the NFL's Cincinnati Bengals