RUN BLOCKING DRILLS

1 STEP: 2 STEP DRILL Purpose: Teach lineman footwork of reach, drop and trap pull steps. Technique: Reach Step 1 STEP: From 3 point stance lineman picks up foot and steps 6 inches right or left and points foot at 45 degree angle. Drive both hands back tight to hip pockets, drive other knee to the ground and keep flat back. 2nd STEP: Step with opposite foot 6 inches on 45 Degree angle keeping a good wide base and throw arms tightly through sides of body with thumbs pointed up. Technique: Drop Step 1 STEP: From 3 point stance lineman picks up foot and steps backwards 6 inches right or left and points foot at 45 degree angle. Drive both hands back tight to hip pockets, drive other knee to the ground and keep flat back. 2nd STEP: Step with opposite foot 6 inches on 45 Degree angle keeping a good wide base and throw arms tightly through sides of body with thumbs pointed up. Technique: Trap Pull Step 1 STEP: From 3 Point stance Lineman picks up foot and turns it 90 degrees and steps while pivoting other foot also. Lineman needs to throw elbow on first step while keeping back flat. 2nd STEP: Step with other foot keeping good base and pump arms when running and keep a flat black. CHOP FEET DRILL THROUGH CHUTES Purpose: Teach lineman to take small choppy steps and keep base on run blocking Technique: From 3 point stance line up lineman just out side chute. On cadence lineman take short quick choppy steps. Lineman try to take as many steps as possible before getting through the chute while pumping their arms and keeping their back flat. BAKSIDE CUT OFF/CUT DRILL Purpose: Teach lineman how to cut oft an inside technique and use the cut block as a change up. Technique: Line up one of the bean bags and have 1 lineman hold it. Offensive lineman should line up 1 man away from bag. On cadence lineman takes drop step footwork and runs on 45 degree angle, pointing head to inside of bean bag. When lineman approaches bag, he rips backside arm through front side of lineman and leans body on bag as he adjusts body to parrallel to line of scrimmage. As an alternate, lineman will lean body into bag and roll into the bag simulating a cut block.

Make sure lineman all hit sled at the same time each time and stress the importance of this. On third and fourth step lineman then works feet to straight up field while keeping shoulders and butt parrallel to line of scrimmage and finnally on 5th step lineman will slam the bag one side or the other and land on it CARUTHER SLED HIP EXTENSION DRILL Purpose: Teach lineman hip explosion Technique: Line up 7 lineman on the caruthers sled on both knees with hands at hip pockets. These teach lineman to keep base during drive block. Offensive lineman will line up 1/2 man to one side of bag and 1/2 yard away from bag. On cadence alll lineman take steps and explode with hands and hips into sled. start the next group. . On cadence lineman explode hands through bag with elbows tight to body. As they get tired they will tend to go on their own timing but we must train them to all go as one group. All lineman must hit the bag at the same time and must lock out elbows and not rest head on bags. Technique: Have 1 lineman hold bean bag. RODGERS SLED RAPID GET OFF DRILL Purpose: Teach lineman to get off ball as one unit. On cadence lineman take steps and explode hands into sled and drive hips through. lineman come off the ball with low pad level and explode into the bags keeping a good base and locking out elbows on contact. On cadence lineman takes reach step footwork(45 degree angle on first two steps) aiming head for play side shoulder of bag holder and striking hands on bag on second step. RODGERS SLED DRIVE BOLCK DRILL Purpose: Teach lineman to get off the ball as one unit. As soon as lineman lock out arms. Lineman also throw hips through on contact and end up with their hips on the ground and elbows locked out.5 times for each group of lineman. begin cadence again and have lineman repeat 4. Technique: Put 2-3 flat bags on the ground under the chutes. On cadence. Progress to using no bags. Technique: Line up 5 lineman on Rodgers sled.FRONTSIDE REACH DRILL Purpose: Teach lineman technique of reach blocks. hip explosion on get off. Have 3 lineman line up on one side of the chute with another person opposite each lineman holding a bag. Lineman should all hit the sled at the same time. hip explosion on contact and develop leg strength and conditioning Technique: Line up 5 lineman across the Sled. and conditioning lineman. locking out elbows. After line man have driven the sled about 10 yards. CHUTES DRIVE BLOCK DRILL Purpose: Teach lineman to come off the ball with flat back and low pad level.

Punch defensive lineman on closest number and get movement on him while having your eyes on the linebacker. Progress from 1. but progress to no bags and do this drill at full speed against defensive personal. fourth step continues 45 degrees. If linebacker blitzes. turning the shoulder of the defensive lineman but keeping shoulders square to LOS. to 2. Playside lineman: Step with reach step(6 inch) to play side. Progress with 3 situations to 3/4 speed tempo and finally full speed. Fourth step again is vertical and lineman should be knocked off the block by 2nd offensive lineman and progress to the linebacker. Third step is again at 45 degree angle look to knock playside offensive lineman off and take control of defender from the playside. Technique: This is similar to Slip and Scoop but we don’t want defensive lineman’s shoulders turned. to 3.) both defenders moving. Third step works to vertical(perpendicular with the line of scrimmage) and lock out punch arm. Fifth step is either vertical (if playside is sealed) or stays on 45 degree angle if playside is not sealed.ONE ON ONE DRIVE BLOCK VS LINEBACKERS Purpose: Teach lineman how to drive block on linebackers Technique: Line up 1 offensive lineman in 3 point stance and a linebacker oppposite him 3-5 yards away and shaded 1/2 man to a side. Backside lineman: Step with Drop step (6inch) to play side. If linebacker flows over top stay on defensive lineman and drive him backwards. We will start with bag holders. SCOOP/ SLIP DRILL Purpose: Teach lineman footwork and technique of slip and scoop blocks Technique: Line up two offensive lineman and two bag holders opposite. . Playside lineman should at all time keep eyes on linebacker and be ready to adjust to him. pick him up. On Cadence lineman will attack the playside armpit of the linebacker with his helmet and hands and keeping shoulders parrallel to line of scrimmage drive the linebacker backwards. if not stay on down lineman and get movement until you see linebacker flow over top of lineman. Progression: Start at half speed and focus on footwork and hand placement and technique. Second step is again at 45 degree angle aiming head and hands for playside armpit of defensive lineman. head should be on play side.) linebacker sitting. Use two groups at a time and get as many reps as possible. Guard: Take reach step work for 1st 2 steps except point toes vertical instead of at 45 degree angle. Second step is again at 45 degree angle and punch the bag holder with backside arm through playside number. SLAM DRILL Purpose: Teach lineman how to double team a down lineman while blocking a linebacker also. Tackle: Take drop step but aim head and punch for near side number of down lineman while keeping eyes on linebacker. If linebacker blitzes then tackle gets down lineman. one on the LOS between the two lineman and one behind him as a linebacker.)Linebacker run through(backer call).

On contact with bean bag. throwing playside elbow horizontally and keeping back flat. simulating a frontside defensive lineman. Focus on hips through on contact. Guard takes pull step. The lineman then runs keeping a good base and flat back towards upfield position of bean bag. Variation: Line two lineman up about 5 yards from two man sled and on cadence have lineman take pull steps and drive sled.COUNTER PULL DRILL: Purpose: Teach lineman footwork of pulling and to explode on contact of defender. . lineman throws arms through and launches body on top of bean bag. On cadence. Technique: Line up 1 bag holder holding the bean bag. Have guards line up about 5 yards away from bag.