The FIRST PHASE of the 4 corner drill is the straight ahead
sprint. Your linebacker starts by freeze stepping and then
sprints 10 yards, once reaching the 10 yard cone he then
pivots around off his inside foot which will put him facing
SECOND PHASE of 4 corners is CARIOCA, once your linebacker
comes out of his pivot he will then step with one foot and
crossover with the other, then step again and crossover
behind. Keep Shoulders square to the line of scrimmage while
maintaining a "Z" in the knees and keep eyes focused
on the coach. Go as fast as you can and stay low. Once reaching
the second cone you come out of your carioca shuffle by
pivoting and go into a back pedal.
THIRD PHASE is a BACK PEDAL which requires your linebacker
to begin backward movement with a good body lean with the
chin in line with the knees. Make sure when back pedaling
your weight is distributed over the knees and in line with
the hips. Always keep arms pumping when back pedaling.
FORTH PHASE of 4 corners is the shuffle, once reaching the
third cone, pivot and keep shoulders square to the LOS.
Shuffle for ten yards to the next cone by keeping feet shoulder
width apart, never allow the feet to come together or crossover.
Keep the "Z" in the knees and shoulders square
to the LOS while always maintaining eye contact with the
you reach the forth and final cone turn and finish the drill
with a hard 5 yard sprint.