Creating a Run Stopping Linebacker in the 4-2 Defense

by Grant Caserta
Creating a Run Stopping Linebacker in the 4-2 Defense


Part of the Black Friday/Cyber Monday Position Coach School - LB Edition Bundle

This course contains over two hours of instruction on how to train linebackers against the run in the 4-2 defense. Going through stance, reactions, run fits, block destruction and tackling, this course can help you create a run stopping linebacker!

What you can expect to learn from this course:

  • How to coach the stance for maximum movement efficiency
  • What to read and how to react (Guard reads and RB paths)
  • How to fit zone, gap and perimeter plays (10 different plays covered)
  • Block destruction techniques for various scenarios (5 techniques)
  • Tackling coaching points and drills (Track, Prepare, Connect, Accelerate, Finish)

Whether you are looking for a complete run stopping manual, or just more specific coaching points for your LBs, this course is for you!


The Coach


Grant Caserta

Linebackers coach - Ferris State University


Grant Caserta served as the Linebackers Coach for the back-to-back Division II NCAA National Champions Ferris State Bulldogs.

Prior to FSU, Caserta was part of the Illinois Wesleyan University staff, after four seasons as the defensive coordinator and secondary coach at Husson University (Maine). In 2019, the Illinois Wesleyan University Titans defense led Division III in Team Sacks per game and Tackles for Loss per game. The Titans also had two All-Conference linebackers in 2019.

At Husson, he was the 2017 Eastern Collegiate Football Conference assistant coach of the year and was a 2016 finalist for Football Scoop's NCAA Division III Coordinator of the Year following a season in which his defense held opponents to under 200 yards per game (#1 in Division III).
Husson won three straight ECFC championships for the first time in program history and made three NCAA playoff appearances and, in 2018, the team was the No. 6 ranked rush defense in Division III.

In 2014, Caserta was the linebackers coach at Maine Maritime Academy (Castine, Maine) and spent the 2013 season at his alma mater, Saginaw Valley State University, as a graduate assistant linebackers coach and video coordinator.

A native of Holland, Mich., Caserta earned bachelor's and master's degrees in business administration from Saginaw Valley State, where he was a four-year starter and three-year team captain playing for Jim Collins, a former IWU assistant.
Caserta was a three-time all-Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference linebacker and a CoSIDA Academic All-American first team selection his senior season. 

Ratings and Reviews (2)

Brian Banker

Great course, lots of great information

Apr 21, 21 12:45 PM

Michael Erickson

Superb course. Extremely thorough description and explanation of ILB reads and play versus all likely schemes. Great teaching points on block destruction and tackling as well. Highly recommend.

Jun 11, 23 03:36 AM

This Course Includes

24 hours on-demand video
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Lifetime access
Certificate of completion
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Course Info

Rating: (2)
Caterory: Football/Linebacker
Bookings: 94
Videos: 20