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Football Linebacker Drill #1 Agility Drill Objective - Teach good feet agility and to keep the shoulders square. Action - Align five dummies on a line. Place a cone about 5 yards away on either side of the dummies. Line up your linebackers in single-file at one of the cones. On the coach's first signal, the first player in line sets up in a good hitting position. On the 2nd signal, the linebacker leads with his right foot as he shuffles over the dummies. At the last bag, the player turns and runs past the 2nd cone. After each player goes through the bags, have them repeat the football linebacker drill in the other direction. Coaching Details - Make sure each linebacker has the shoulders square, head up and is in a proper hitting position. Be sure they shuffle their feet without crossing over. Football Linebacker Drill #2 "Read" Drill Objective - Develop foot agility and the ability to read the flow of the ball. Action - Align 2-3 dummies about a yard apart and at a 45°. Then align 2-3 more dummies the same way so you create a "V" shape. The coach stands between the bags while the linebackers are positioned in a single-file line at the point of the "V". On the coach's 1st signal, the first player gets in good hitting position. On the 2nd signal, the coach points either right or left and the player hits the 2-3 dummies in that direction. After the last dummy, the linebacker should get back into hitting position again to finish the football linebacker drill. Coaching Details - Keep your linebackers low in proper hitting position with shoulders square, head up. Be sure they shuffle their feet without crossing over. Football Linebacker Drill #3 Downhill Shuffle Drill Objective - Improve fundamentals of the downhill shuffle and foot agility. Action - For this football linebacker drill, set up 5 dummy bags where you have 1 yard of space between each one and so it forms a line that's at a 45° to the line of scrimmage. Align the linebackers in a single file on the line. On the coach's signal, the first 'backer breaks down into the hitting position. At the next signal, the player leads with the right foot as he shuffles over the bags. Coaching Details - Keep your linebackers low in proper hitting position with shoulders square, head up. Emphasize an "attack" mentality. Run this football drill for linebackers from both directions so the players practice leading with each foot. Football Linebacker Drill #4 Stay In the Box Drill
Objective - Teach linebackers to stay their ground and to deliver a blow after only one step. Action - Use 4 cones to make a 2 yard square with the linebacker inside the square. Position 2-3 lineman about 5 yards outside the square. On the signal, the linemen try to block the linebacker out of the box. Keep the linemen coming quickly one after the other. Coaching Details - Make sure the linebacker is in good low position with the head up and delivers a good strong blow to each lineman during this football linebacker drill. Football Linebacker Drill #5 Step in the Hole Drill Objective - Teach linebackers to flow to the football and then fill the hole for the tackle. Action - Align about 6 dummies in a line about a yard or yard and a half from one another. A linebacker lines up on one side and a running back faces him on the other side. Have the back run down the line, then come forward into one of the gaps. The linebacker must mirror the back down the line, then fill the hole and make the tackle when the back makes his move. Coaching Details - Be sure the linebacker stays low and makes a quick move into the hole with power to make the tackle.
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Football Linebacker Drill #6 Popsicle Drill Objective - Teach 3-point contact fundamentals. Action - For this football linebacker drill, position linebackers in a single file in front of the one-man sled. On the coach's signal, the first player gets in a proper stance about a yard and half to two yards in front of the bag. On the next signal, the 'backer hits the sled with correct 3-point contact and continues to chop his feet. On the third signal, the player releases from the sled, take two steps upfield and then get into a proper hitting position. Coaching Details - Be sure to check stances. Emphasize that the linebackers must roll their hips on contact with the sled and work on getting separation. Football Linebacker Drill #7 One on One Drill Objective - Teach to react to various blocks in space. Action - Position 2 cones about 2-3 yards apart with a blocker in the middle. Align the linebacker about 3-4 yards in front of the blocker. The coach decides which block the blocker will use (pull, trap, down block, base, pass set, zone scheme, etc) and on the coach's signal the linebacker reacts. Coaching Details - Check stance. Emphasize the need for proper read and reaction.
Football Linebacker Drill #8 Interception Drill Objective - This football drill for linebackers develops good hands for getting those desperately needed turnovers. Action - Position the players in a single-file line. The first linebacker backpedals, then, on coach's signal, either breaks left or right at a 45° angle. He intercepts the pass and sprints upfield. Coaching Details - Be sure the linebackers use good hip movement on the break left or right during this football linebacker drill. Football Linebacker Drill #9 Zone Drop Drill Objective - Teach how to drop back and break on the football. Action - Position three receivers 12-15 yards off the line (already positioned behind the linebackers). Put one receiver in the middle of the field, one on the left hash, and one on the right hash. Line up two linebackers in their proper stance and position off the line. The QB or coach drops back (3, 5 or 7-step) as the linebackers take their drops, get square and break on the ball. One LB intercepts the football while the other one blocks the closest receiver. Coaching Details - Check stances and drop technique during the football linebacker drill. Emphasize squaring up when the quarterback sets his feet. Football Linebacker Drill #10 Read Routes Drill Objective - Teach how to read pass routes. Action - Put a safety back 15 yards in the middle, a corner about 12-14 yards back on the right hash and a third defender 5 yards off the ball. Line up a player in the tight end position on the right side. The linebacker who'll run the drill first lines up between the short defender and the tight end in a proper stance. The coach tells the tight end to run a flat, cross or vertical route. At the snap, the quarterback takes a 5 or 7-step drop as the linebacker reacts to the tight end's route. The QB should throw the ball to the safey, corner or dump it off so the LB has to square up and make a break on it. Coaching Details - Check stance and drop technique. Emphasize read, react and break on the ball. Run the football linebacker drill to both sides.
The defender then rolls sideways out of the way so the next defensive lineman can get into position. have the defenders explode out of their stances 4-5 yards up the field. Action . Football Defensive Line Drill #4 Hip Roll Drill (from knee) Objective . have the player explode into the sled with hands up and hips rolled.Be sure your defensive lineman keep their heads up and knees on the ground for proper hip roll.Make sure your defensive linemen have good fundamentals in their stances and when they take that initial step off the line.Teach your defensive line an explosive first step at the snap of the ball without going offsides. Break any offsides habits during this football defensive line drill.Teach defensive linemen to react off the offensive line's movement. not the cadence. Coaching Details . At the whistle. Coaching Details . trying to get the linemen to jump. then have the next group get set for their turn. The football is tied to a rope. Get the first lineman positioned on all fours right up close to the sled.Make sure your defensive linemen have good fundamentals in their stances and when they take that initial step off the line.Defensive linemen line up single-file in front of a one-man sled for this football lineman drill. Action .Roll the Hips Action . Repeat drill with the next pair and so on. Emphasize the need to react off the man. At the snap. The coach coach barks the signal and the offensive player explodes out into the defender when ready. Football Defensive Line Drill #3 Six-Point Sled Drill Objective . .Align 2-3 defensive linemen on the line in their stances. one defense) and have the first pair line up on a line of scrimmage.Develop the ability to roll the hips with power. Football Defensive Line Drill #2 Initial Step Drill (Man) Objective . Coaching Details .Football Defensive Line Drills Football Defensive Line Drill #1 Initial Step Drill (Ball) Objective . The defensive player must react on the movement.Divide defensive linemen into pairs (one will be offense. The coach has the rope and barks out the offensive cadence.
Be sure they come off the "blocker" well and work on quick feet shuffling as they move down the sled. Coaching Details . Defensive Line Drill #6 5-Man Sled Objective . three and four point stances. with power and explode their hands up into the dummy. he explodes up into the first dummy. the defender should then try to escape from the blocker. then roll sideways out of the way so the next defensive lineman can get into position. sink their hips and roll forward with the correct hand placement.Teach correct hand technique when shedding blockers.Pair up defensive linemen (one on offense. Have him repeat the football drill. Get the first lineman positioned on one knee right up close to the sled.Your defenders should come out of their stances low.Develop hand explosion and footwork. the other is the defender) and have them line up on a line of scrimmage. On the coach's signal. Action . the offensive player drives his helmet beyond the defensive player's right side in order to try and knock him off the line.Teach explosion out of the stance.Be sure your defensive lineman keep their heads up. choppy steps. Check stances take-off technique. The defender should shuffle to the right and shove his hands into the blocker's numbers in order to try and negate the block. depending on which one the coach points to.Align the defensive linemen in a single-file facing the first dummy on the five-man sled. Action . . Defensive Line Drill #7 Shed Drill Objective . Coaching Details .Defensive linemen line up single-file in front of a one-man sled. Then the next defender starts the football defensive line drill. On the coach's next signal. then get back into position on the opposite knee. At the whistle. Emphasize the need for proper hip roll as the defensive linemen lift the sled on contact. have the player explode into the sled with hands up and hips rolled. the defender must explode into the sled pad and drive the sled up with short. Once he's locked up. the player drops the sled and sprints out to the right or left cone. Football Defensive Line Drill #5 Explosion Drill Objective . Watch hand placement fundamentals. The defensive lineman should use good hand position and be leveraged on contact. Coaching Details .Position a cone 10 yards to the left of a one-man sled with another cone 10 yards to the right.Action . On the coach's signal. Then he moves down the sled attacking the remaining four bags with his hands. Line up the defensive linemen in a single-file in front of the sled with the first player in his stance about a yard away. The first player gets in his stance and at the whistle.Allow your players to practice this drill out of the two. Action .
Run the defensive line drill to both sides. Defensive Line Drill #10 Reaction Drill Objective . On the signal. the defender attacks the whatever block has been called. On the coach's signal. with a blocker facing the defensive lineman down between the other two cones.Emphasize to the defender the need to keep his outside leg and arm free.. such as a pull.Align two blockers: one on the line with the other positioned right behind him. For this example. Defensive Line Drill #9 Contain Responsibility Drill Objective . the first blocker tries to hook the defender inside as the running back sweeps out the defender's right side. Coaching Details . double team. Action .Position 3 cones into a triangle. reach block.Watch for correct starting stances and run the defensive line drill from both directions.Coaching Details . each about 7-10 yards apart. The coach will identify a blocking scheme.Teach better reaction skills to offensive lineman movement. The defender gets through the second block.Teach the fundamentals of keeping contain responsibility. so line up a running back behind the blockers and offset to the defender's left. The coach stands behind the defender and signals to the running back and blocker whether to run to the right or left cone. On the signal.Teach defensive linemen fundamentals of beating various blocking schemes. Action . the second blocker tries to chop block him as the RB tries to get outside. we'll run the drill to the defender's right. Be sure the defender attacks upfield. etc. Action .Emphasize and teach proper fundamentals for defeating the various blocking schemes. Put a running back at one cone.Section defensive linemen into groups of three (two blockers and one defender). Defensive Line Drill #8 Attack Blocking Schemes Objective . the RB runs to a cone while the defensive lineman fights off the block and prevents the ball carrier from reaching the cone. concentrates on one blocker at a time until he's free to attack the next block. . then takes down the RB with an angle tackle. using the proper technique for that blocking scheme. both facing the defender who is lined up "head up" over the first blocker. as well as whether to go off the ball or man movement. Emphasize quick foot movement to your defenders and correct hand placement in order to get good leverage. Coaching Details . After the defender gets around the first block. then moves in to tackle the running back behind the line.
The defender. about 5 yards apart.For this football tackling drill. of course. The first defensive player in line lines up with his feet on the line of scrimmage. the defenders should roll their hips and bring the ball carriers up and back about 5 yards.then on the second signal.Football Tackling Drills Football Tackling Drill #1 Fit Position Objective . the defender's engage the ball carriers in a fit position and hold on as the coach checks for proper form .Check for proper tackling form.Teach proper tackling form.Section defenders into two groups that face each other.Emphasize hip roll and leverage.Separate your defenders into 2 groups: ball carriers & defenders facing each on a line of scrimmage.Separate your defenders into 2 groups: ball carriers & defenders. Action . Action .Teach proper form tackling technique. steps up and makes the tackle before the ball carrier . The first ball carrier lines up about 3 yards away from the defender. One group of players are the ball carriers and they begin moving toward the defenders as the defenders move in for a proper form tackle. Coaching Details . The ball carriers shouldn't resist the tackle during the football tackling drill. the defender's engage the ball carriers in a fit position . knees bent. Football Tackling Drill #4 Goal-Line Objective . Football Tackling Drill #2 Fit Follow Through Objective . Action . On the coach's signal.Teach proper form tackling technique.Teach the follow through action of the tackle.feet about shoulder width apart for good base. back flat. Coaching Details .Check for proper fit form during the football drill. separate your defenders into 2 groups: ball carriers & defenders facing each on a line of scrimmage. Place 2 cones on the line. butt out and arms wrapped around the buttocks. the ball carrier attempts to get past the defender between the cones. spaced about five yards apart. On the coach's signal. Action . On the coach's signal. Coaching Details . Be sure defenders hit with their shoulder or chest with the head up. Football Tackling Drill #3 Form Tackle Drill Objective .
Football Tackling Drill #5 Angle Tackle Drill Objective . On the coach's signal. Emphasize staying under control as the defenders close in on the ball carriers. The defender must read this action. then breaks to one of the side cones set up on the line of scrimmage. The ball carrier starts behind one of the middle cones and the defender behind the other middle cone. linebackers & nose guards. The ball carrier should get creative and do whatever it takes to score during the football tackling drill. Action .For this football tackling drill. set up three dummy bags in a line (length-wise)on a line of scrimmage close to one another. 2) Tackles & tight ends vs. Coaching Details . the ball carrier runs toward the middle cone. then another on the other side (4 cones used total. Coaching Details .Teach fundamentals of the angle tackle. Football Tackling Drill #6 Open Field Tackle Drill Objective . Football Tackling Drill #7 Oklahoma Drill Objective . One group of players are the ball carriers and others are defenders.Separate team up into 3 different groups: 1) Centers & guards vs.Check for proper tackling form. Place two cones about five yards apart and halfway between the first ball carrier and defender in line. about 5 yards apart. . Then place a cone down the line of scrimmage and five yards away from and to either side of the bags. Separate your defenders into 2 groups: ball carriers & defenders.Teach defenders how to tackle in the open field. Action .Check for proper tackling form.can do so. Action .Section defenders into two groups that face each other. Then place one cone about 3 yards upfield and away from the middle bag.Teach defenders to shed the block and make the tackle during this physical football tackling drill. Be sure the defenders don't over-run the play and that they stay on the backside of the ball carrier. On the coach's signal. the ball carrier begins the football tackling drill by running to the designated cone while the defender moves in to make an angle tackle. points in which direction the ball carrier should go. then close quickly and make the open field tackle. Coaching Details . Proper technique is to get the head across the runner's body. defensive tackles & defensive ends. forming a diamond shape around the three bags). The coach should stand behind the defender.Check for proper tackling form.
defensive backs Each group has 2 dummy bags positioned about 3-5 yards apart.Make this a very competitive football tackling drill.Teach defenders to strip the ball when trailing the ball carrier from behind.Separate your defenders into 2 groups: ball carriers & defenders.Teach defenders.Run the football tackling drill from both directions and give each player sufficient reps as a defender. . Keep score for bragging rights. who tries to make it through the space created by the bags. On the coach's signal.Give both groups a chance to be the defender group and run the football tackling drill from both directions.3) Wide receivers vs. Pit the offense vs. especially linebackers & defensive backs to strip receivers of the ball as soon as the catch is made. The defender attempts to shed the offensive players block to "kill" the running back. Each line is in single file: ball carriers at line of scrimmage & defenders alongside but staggered 2-3 yards behind. Many teams begin camp with this drill to set a physical tone right from the start. Action . Coaching Details . One group is the receiver group and the other will be the defenders. Coaching Details . The defender breaks on the receiver and attempts to strip the football as soon as the receiver makes the catch. Be sure your defenders don't sacrifice a good tackle as they try to strip the ball. Coaching Details . Action . The coach. They should come down on the ball or attempt to punch up through the ball as they begin to bring the ball carrier down. Football Tackling Drill #9 Strip Receiver Drill Objective . Pass the ball out in front of the receiver and teach your defenders to break for the interception point and strip the football by bringing the outside arm down on the receiver's upfield arm. Each group also has a quarterback and a running back. the defense and challenge each side to do better. Put the defenders about a yard or two out from the sideline. Football Tackling Drill #8 Chase Drill Objective . the first ball carrier starts the football tackling drill by running about half speed down the field while the first defender sprints up and attempts to strip the football as they come up behind the runner. throws a pass to the first receiver who has run a pattern across the field. On the coach's signal. the quarterback hands off to the back. positioned at the numbers and about 10-12 yards from the receiver group.Align your defenders into two groups about 5-7 yards apart on the sideline.
Have them swing their arms back as they take each step to help move the body backward (just like you do to get the body going forward when running normally).Develop flexibility in the hips. This time.Align your defensive backs into two. You need to basically relate to your defensive backs that they're reversing the mechanics of running forward. On the next signal. the first player in each line backpedals out to the hashmarks. Keep your DB's low.Teach DB's the proper fundamentals of the backpedal.Their feet should be shoulder-width apart. Defensive Back Drill #4 Zone Turn Drill . On the coach's signal. you can have your DB's react to where you look and then throw the football to one of them. Coaching Details . Then the coach points in the other direction. Coach stands between the two lines and on his signal. The backs must break from their backpedal in the direction the coach points. start and backpedaling fundamentals. Action . the first DB in each line begins backpedaling. the defensive backs break and move to the back of the line. Coaching Details . As a variation. then react to where the ball is thrown. Coaching Details . shoulders over the thighs with their weight distributed evenly over the balls of the feet. Concentrate on getting your players to make a fast break in the correct direction. bent at the waist.During this defensive back drill. Defensive Back Drill #3 Hip Drill Objective . as the DB's get to the hashmark.Start this defensive back drill the same as Drill #1. the DB's pivot.Defensive Back Drill #1 Backpedal Drill Objective . Action . single-file lines at the sideline.Same as defensive back drill #1. open their hips in the new direction and run. Action . Defensive Back Drill #2 Backpedal & React to Ball Drill Objective . When the coach points. Emphasize correct stance. Be sure the players' eyes are locked on yours as they backpedal in a straight line (use the yard lines to keep them straight).Align your defensive backs into two.Teach players to backpedal. Don't allow the players to drift when turning and running. the players open up and run in that direction. Continue with the next one in line until each defensive back has a sufficient number of reps. single-file lines at the sideline. be sure your DB's stay low when changing directions and drive the near elbow to open up the hips. the coach points either to the right or left.
have the receiver sprint toward the DB to tag him. Action . Action . start and backpedaling fundamentals. Run this defensive back drill in both directions so players practice the centerfield turn to both sides. This time. Action . start and backpedaling fundamentals. as the players backpedal. the first DB in each line begins backpedaling. The coach points to indicate which direction the players should perform a zone turn in. single-file lines at the sideline.Align your defensive backs into two.Align your defensive backs into two. the first DB in each line begins backpedaling.Don't allow your players to break the fundamentals they learned in defensive back drill #1 as they now concentrate on the speed of their drops. Coaching Details . .Objective . The defender works on gaining speed to his backpedal technique.Emphasize correct stance. Watch for drifting during the defensive back drill.Work on backpedal speed. At the hashmarks. Drive the near elbow to open up the hips.Teach DB's the correct zone turn fundamentals. On the coach's signal. Defensive Back Drill #6 Backpedal Tag Drill Objective . the coach gives a signal to break right or left. Coaching Details . Defensive Back Drill #5 Centerfield Turn Drill Objective . On the coach's signal. The coach points to the right or left and the players then execute a zone turn and run to the hash mark.Teach DB's to stay in control and leveraged in their backpedal technique as they react to a receiver's breaks. Defensive Back Drill #7 Backpedal Weave Drill Objective . the coach signals which direction to weave. at which point the DB's execute a centerfield turn at 45 degrees. The coach then points in the other direction.Position defensive back five yards from a receiver. single-file lines at the sideline. On signal from coach.Teach DB's the correct centerfield turn fundamentals.Align your players at the sideline in two lines just like defensive back football drill #1. Emphasize the need to get out of the backpedal and into the sprint quickly. The defensive backs should weave in an "S-pattern" while staying in the proper backpedal technique (use hips and feet to aid each change of direction). Make sure the DB's get their heads turned around quickly to find the receiver and football again. Make sure each DB practices the zone turn to the right and left.Emphasize correct stance. Coaching Details . Action .
you can throw the ball to one of the DB's on the hashmark break.Coaching Details . Coaching Details . Action .This one begins to incorporate the backpedal into more game-like conditions as you'll use a QB and two WR's for the DB to cover. At the snap. Position a receiver on each hashmark with the defender five yards off the line of scrimmage in the middle of the field. As the quarterback turns to one side to throw. the DB rolls his hips in that direction and sprints to the receiver for the knock-down or interception.Help your players develop a nice.Again. form or mechanics as they add this new movement to the defensive back drill. . Teach them to accelerate through their turn and break into the sprint quickly. don't allow your players to lose proper stance. Have the quarterback throw the ball high 20-25 yards down the field. As a variation. Feet shouldn't be crossed during this defensive back drill. fluid turn out of the backpedal. Defensive Back Drill #8 Zone Protect Drill Objective .Another backpedal defensive back drill that teaches defensive backs to cover the deep zone. Watch that the defensive backs take the proper angle. not flat to the sideline. the receivers run go routes straight down the hashes while the defensive back backpedals ahead of them. Shows them it's possible to outrun the football and make the play. The shoulders should remain square to the line. This is a drill you should start slow and work up to full speed so your players have a chance to learn the correct technique.
2) Fit Drill Objective . or fire out from their stance. On the coach's signal. At the coach's signal.Teach linemen the correct way to "start".Align three or four defenders in the standing "fit" position with three or four offensive linemen in front of them. Action .Watch for good stances and leg follow-through during this offensive line drill. Teach offensive line players to step out with the back foot to maintain their base as the first step out replaces their down hand. Coaching Details .Get your linemen into a single file in front of a one-man sled. 3) Fit Follow-Through Drill Objective . Action . Be sure your players stay low as they roll over the up foot with the knee pointing to the ground. The linemen should be set in their stances. the offensive line players will roll their hips and accelerate forward.Instead of lining your linemen up in their stances. Sled Offensive Line Drills Line Drill #1 One-Man Drive Objective .Improve leg drive.To teach proper follow-through when blocking.To teach the straight ahead base block.Offensive Line Drills 1) Stance & Start Drill Objective . have the linemen explode either right or left into the defenders as they perform a basic drive block. Don't allow your blockers to over-extend and lose proper leverage during this offensive line drill. have the offensive line drill start with them already in the "fit" position against the defender.Watch for proper hip roll and foot acceleration. linemen's feet should be shoulder-width apart and pointed straight ahead. have the offensive linemen "fire out" of their stances. Make sure players' backs are arched. the first lineman performs a base .In their stance. Coaching Details . At the coach's signal. Action . The head should remain up. position your linemen along the line of scrimmage. with the first player about 1 yard away from the sled. Coaching Details . Action . the elbows should be in with palms near the bottom of the defender's shoulder pad breastplate. The idea is to teach the players to drive the defenders back until the coach blows the whistle.For this offensive line drill. On contact. the back flat as they take quick steps out. At the snap. butts are down and their heads are up "seeing" the defender's jersey number.
If they hit the sled with the right shoulder. Be sure each lineman starts out of a good stance.Be sure each unit has a chance to block with each shoulder. the player then does a seat roll and sprints ahead five yards before going to the end of the line. The next unit repeats the offensive line drill as soon as the group in front of them has moved out of the way. short steps. the players then do a seat roll and sprint ahead five yards before going to the end of the line. have all five blocker's hit the sled with the same shoulder and move the sled forward. Repeat offensive line drill with the next players in line. moves the sled ahead with the forward thrust of the hips. . now become the dummy holders while the original dummy holders now go to the end of the lines.Have the first unit line up in front of the 5-man sled. Offensive Line Drill #2 Hip Roll (2-Man Sled) Objective . short steps. they should move out to the left and vice versa.Be sure each lineman is in a good stance and takes a correct first step out with an explosive motion without the feet coming together. Coaching Details . At the coach's signal. without moving the feet. On the coach's signal. Coaching Details . Offensive Line Drill #3 Drive and Roll (2-Man Sled) Objective . At the next signal. On the next signal. Coaching Details . Offensive Line Drill #4 5-Man Drive Objective . each holding a blocking dummy.Line up blockers like in Drill #2. Emphasize "explosion" out of the stance. Make sure they're moving the sled ahead in a straight line with power-based. Repeat offensive line drill with next players in line. Action . position a player on either side and about 5 yards beyond the sled. Make sure they're moving the sled ahead in a straight line with power-based. with the first player in each line about 1 yard from the sled.Improve leg drive.Develop the hip roll. each player.Be sure each lineman is in a good stance and takes a correct first step out with an explosive motion. The two players who just performed the offensive line drill.Divide linemen up into two lines in front of a 2-man sled. Action . then uses proper blocking technique. the first player in each line explodes their inside shoulder into the sled and drives it straight ahead.Improve start and drive block with the 5-man sled.block (with explosive power) into the sled. Coaching Details . On the coach's signal. On the next signal. Also. each player performs a seat roll and explodes forward to block the lineman holding the dummy on their side of the sled. On the next signal. Repeat offensive line drill with next player in line. Action . have all players sprint out laterally to the side.Be sure each lineman is in a good stance.
Coaching Details .Improve agility and explosion. he fires out into the pad with the inside shoulder. The next unit moves in and repeats the offensive line drill.Start everything like Offensive Line Drill #4 except that now each blocker is lined up to the right or left of each sled pad.Emphasize the need to explode into the sled each time. Offensive Line Drill #6 5-Man Seat Roll Objective . depending on the direction of the reach block you want to work on.Be sure each unit has a chance to reach block from both sides.Align the lineman in a single file just to one side and parallel with the 5-man sled. then move out laterally on the next signal. meanwhile. Be sure each lineman starts out of a good stance. Coaching Details . all five players execute a reach block. Run this drill from both sides.Offensive Line Drill #5 5-Man Reach Drill Objective . drive the sled. then performs a seat roll and ends up in front of the next pad. On the coach's signal. On the coach's signal.Improve proper reach block. Repeat this offensive line drill until the last blocker in line has reached the far end of the sled. . The first player in line gets into a 3-point stance in front of the first pad. Emphasize driving the sled in a straight line. Action . The next player in line. these two players repeat the same drill as the next player in line gets into position in front of the first pad. then uses proper blocking technique. Action . then get a quick recovery in order to seat roll to the next pad. gets into a 3-point stance in front of the first pad. On the coach's signal.
With the back of the hand. Football Quarterback Drill #2 Drop Drill Extend arm from the body and hold ball with palm facing down. move the ball from hand to hand behind the back and between the legs. follow-through. repeat drill with the other hand. then try with two hands at the same time. Perform at least 15 reps with each hand. After ten reps back and forth. Do at least 15 reps with each hand. The next set of quarterback drills will help develop the proper mechanics of the delivery. Drop the ball and then regrip instantly. Bring football back to starting point and repeat at least 15 times. Football Quarterback Drill #6 Knee Drill Objective . etc. release. lifts the football like he would when taking the snap and passes the ball to his partner. With a flick of the fingers. drop. move the players five yards further apart and continue football drill from there. Repeat drill with opposite hand. hold the ball at one end. With each motion. the quarterback rotates his hand around the ball before re-gripping it. give the ball a full back spin so it lands on the back of the hand.To develop the proper wrist snap and release of the ball. throwing on the run. . flick the ball into a full front spin and re-grip the ball with palm facing down again.Football Quarterback Drill #1 Grip Drill With palm facing down. the follow-through is straight at the receiver with palm down. Do at least 3 sets that last 25-30 seconds each. The first QB gets the proper grip. Perform this football drill as fast as you can. Be sure the ball is brought up near the ear.Begin the football quarterback drill with the QB's on both knees. After at least 15 reps. Football Quarterback Drill #4 Spin Drill With palm facing down. be sure they re-grip the football. the quarterback grips the ball and moves the ball up and down. Football Quarterback Drill #3 Drop and Rotate Drill Same as the Drop Drill except that as the ball is dropped. Action . Align them about five yards apart. You can also do both hands at same time by using two footballs. Football Quarterback Drill #5 Basketball Drill Just like a basketball point guard.
Repeat at 20 yards. he should be set and ready for a pass with the ball held at chest level. Football Quarterback Drill #8 Wrong Foot Drill Objective .Develop the three. release and follow-through.. Partner repeats the process and returns the pass. Very important . performs a three step drop. boom. Do the three step 5-10 times.Be sure there are no false steps in the drop.Check grip. then do the same thing with a five step and seven step drop-back. Action .Emphasize the correct rotation of the hips and shoulders to reach the proper "delivery" position. repeat the football drill.(Reverse this for lefties) The right foot is forward with toes pointed in direction of throw. hip rotation. On the third step. . then with the left knee down. Football Quarterback Drill #9 Release/Follow-Through Drill Objective . Football Quarterback Drill #7 Alternate Knee Drill Repeat QB drill #6 with the right knee down. five and seven step drop-backs. Coaching Details . throw.Check for proper grip with opposite hand securing the ball. Action .Coaching Details .Make sure your QB performs this drill with adequate quickness and that at set-up. most of his body weight is positioned on the back foot. Move the QB's 15 yards apart.Develop a proper release and follow-through. Coaching Details .Align your quarterbacks with shoulders facing (standing sideways to one another) and about 7-10 yards apart. boom. shift weight forward onto the ball of the right foot.Quarterback starts in the pre-snap stance and on coach's whistle. Coaching Details . Be sure follow-through is correct and pay attention to accuracy.. As the pass is made. As the first player makes the pass. Action . Boom.Teach to throw off the wrong foot when scrambling. he rotates his hips properly in order to get the shoulder around for a good throwing motion. Football Quarterback Drill #10 Drop-Back Drill Objective .
You can then repeat the drill at 15 yards apart for a slightly longer pass or even five yards apart in order to practice the pitch-out. Make sure the follow-through is done correctly. call out "3 o'clock!". . Football Quarterback Drill #12 Sprint-out Drill Objective . Action . your quarterback will turn and throw a pass.Develop further the drop-back and stance. Once they reach the opposite side of the field. On the coach's signal.As with the drop-back drill.Football Quarterback Drill #11 QB Clock Drill Objective . Don't allow him to let his throwing fundamentals break down at any time during the football quarterback drill. give a pump fake. This drill will help develop the skill of leading the receiver.Develop "throwing on the run" skills Action . be sure your quarterback is taking a quick drop. Coaching Details .Be sure they keep their shoulders square and utilize correct hip rotation. they'll turn around and repeat the football drill back to the starting point. Repeat this with a each of the three types of drops.Standing about 10-15 yards apart.Be sure they keep their shoulders square and utilize correct hip rotation. have two QB's run in a circle as they pass the ball back and forth. they will then reverse and repeat the drill in the opposite direction. You can also have receivers set up and at each command.Align a quarterback on a yard line at the sideline 10 yards apart. "12 o'clock!". Coaching Details . then step into the next direction.As your quarterback drops back. they begin to run down their assigned yard line as they pass the football back and forth. At each call your QB must turn in that direction. etc. Football Quarterback Drill #13 Circle Drill Objective . "9 o'clock!". This football quarterback drill will help your QB's get good at leading the receiver as they to keep the circle motion going. On coach's signal.Develop "throwing on the run" skills Action . Coaching Details .
Be sure each player has the inside arm up. Action . . separate running backs into two lines. facing one another about 10 yards apart.Position two lines of dummy holders (about 5-6 men in each line) with a small path in between.Teach backs to protect the ball as well as stay upright on contact. Coaching Details .For this running back football drill. have them explode through the bags and a bit upfield. then squeeze ball away properly. As one back takes the football. Action .For this running back drill. The player with the ball hands off to the running back in the opposite line. As a variation. elbow out of the way and locks the ball with the bottom arm.Running Back Drills For Football "Ball Handling Drills" Running Back Drill #1 Handoff Drill Objective . Running Back Drill #3 Fumble Drill Objective . Slowly increase tempo of this running back drill until it reaches game speed. The bag holders should hit the back as he moves by and try to knock him down or fumble the football. he hands off to the next runner. break through immediate contact and hold onto the football. align two dummy bags next to each other about 2-3 yards from the running back. have the ball carriers hold a ball in each arm during this running back football drill. Have dummy holders take turns hitting the backs. Practice with running back taking handoff from the left and right sides. knees up.Teach correct way to receive handoff. Have the quarterback or coach handoff. Have the running backs take handoff and then sprint into the path between the bags.Teach running backs to take handoff.Be sure your running backs keep a low center of gravity. Action . Coaching Details . shoulders down. Place the ball at the front of one of the lines. As the back receives the ball. You can also place a linebacker after the bags to force the ball carriers to make open field moves. Running Back Drill #2 Bag Drill Objective . Have backs change lines so they practice receiving handoffs from both sides. Make sure they practice good ball protection as they move through the running back football drill.
your running backs will have to concentrate even more on protection of the football as they squeeze both into the body. After the backs break through the third bag in their line. Running Back Drill #4 Strip Drill Same running back drill as #3 except you have the men in line strip the ball from the runners rather than hit them with the bags. Coaching Details . At the whistle. Action . The back with the football steps out and throws the pitch. knees up.Have your backs practice catching the football pitch with both hands as they perform this running back drill for football. each QB will handoff to the first running back in his line as the backs cradle the football properly and run through the three blocking dummies.Be sure your running backs keep a low center of gravity. Continue the running back drill until they reach the other side of the field and then have them repeat it as they come back to the starting position.Teach the fundamentals of receiving the pitch. . Running Back Drill #5 Two-Line Bag Drill Objective . be sure they look the ball all the way in and secure it properly before they look back upfield. The cut at the end of the running back football drill should be sharp and quick. Running Back Drill #6 Football Pitch Drill Objective . As they run through the bags. shoulders down. Begin this running back football drill on the coach's signal.Align a group of running backs at the sideline on a yard line with another line of running backs lined up at the next yard line so the two lines are 5 yards apart. Be sure the bags are one yard apart and that the two lines are about five yards apart.Coaching Details . When the 2nd running back receives the pitch. the coach will signal a direction for the backs to cut to. Have the running backs change lines after each rep. Create two groups each consisting of a few running backs and one quarterback. he jogs in place as the 1st back runs past and receives the next football pitch. position them into two rows of three bags each. be sure they lift their knees and hold onto the football securely. Also. Each group should be lined up single file behind the first blocking bag. Action .Make sure each back sets up in a correct stance and then uses proper technique when receiving the hand-off.Using six blocking bags. With the 2-ball variation. Give the ball to the first back in the first line and have him jog in place while the first back in the next line starts running down the yard line to receive the football pitch.Teach proper hand-off fundamentals. Coaching Details .
Start by having the running backs go about half speed around the cones. 90 degree cut as they "corner" each cone. push it up to regular speed.Run this just like the regular pitch running back football drill (Drill #5). Action .For this running back drill.Developing the skill of staying balanced as defenders try to cut out the legs of the running back. making a hard. Running Back Drill #8 Square Cut Drill Objective . Running Back Drill #10 High Knee Drill Objective . Have the player with the ball deliver the football pitch in front of or behind the ball carrier. Coaching Details . Coaching Details . have defenders try to trip up the backs by swinging bags at their feet. Action . staying under control and getting a good push-off with the outside foot.Be sure your running backs pay close attention to securing the football before worrying about running with it. keeping their knees high.When the drill gets to full speed. Action .Don't allow them to lose focus on proper ball handling during this running back drill and be sure they keep their eyes looking up and ahead. Run the drill both ways so the backs get practice pushing off both the left and right feet.Running Back Drill #7 Bad Pitch Drill Objective . . Running Back Drill #9 Trip Drill Objective . emphasize staying low. Action . position 4 cones in a square with about 5 yards of space between each.For this running back drill.Lay 4-5 dummy bags down in succession on the field so there is enough space for the backs to high-step over them. Coaching Details .Teach the fundamentals of receiving a bad pitch. Emphasize explosive high knee action.Teach backs to keep their knees up high while running. Line up your backs in single file and have them each run over the bags in succession. When they have this down.Teach the 90 degree cut.
Coaching Details . the running backs should place their palm to the ground as if stumbling. . instruct them to start running. This happens every 5 yards until they reach the goal line. As they get up and regain balance. then repeat the running back drill back to the 25. At the whistle. Action .Make sure each running back switches the ball to the opposite arm after each stumble. they should switch the ball to the other arm. the chest out and drive the knees forward for power.Give each back a ball and have them position themselves at the 25 yard line.Running Back Drill #11 Stumble Drill Objective . Every 5 yards. Teach proper technique for regaining balance: bring the head up.Teach ball carriers how to keep their balance while falling as well as keeping the ball secured.
Align each receiver across from a defender. Coaching Details .Be sure they are throwing all types of passes to one another in the circle. Keep this cycle up for a sufficient amount of reps. Action .Have receiver release against a defender playing bump-and-run with a fake or swim move. Action . then run a go route up the field. Action .Position 4-5 receivers on a line and have them face a lone receiver positioned about 5 yards from them. Go through different route releases. Go Route. the receiver with the ball in line passes to the lone receiver. low.Start with about six receivers positioned in a circle. Receiver Drill #3 Circle Drill Objective . Have the quarterback throw the ball high so the receiver and defender battle for the catch. Action .Pay close attention to each receiver's release technique. Receiver Drill #4 Lone Ranger Drill Objective . Coaching Details . Use a cone to simulate the QB during this football receiver drill. mid-secion. Give one football to the lone receiver and one ball to one of the others. Wide Receiver Drill #2 Release.Teach hand-eye coordination and basic receiving skills. Coaching Details . Perform this wide receiver drill with the players lined up to the left of the cone (QB) and to the right. etc. This football receiver drill will also be a good drill for your cornerbacks. Teach receivers how to react properly to the defender's positioning and technique. Catch High Drill Objective . The football receiver drill begins with the lone receiver throwing a pass to a receiver in the line. You want your receivers to develop the skill of adjusting to the ball and the ability to "go get it".Teach receivers to release off the line properly.Wide Receiver Drills Receiver Drill #1 Release Drill Objective .Teach hand-eye coordination and the ability to catch all types of passes.Teach receiver to release and then go for the ball at its highest point while battling defender. Give them two footballs and have them pass the ball quickly to one another through the circle. high. . then slide everyone sideways until each player has a chance to be the "Lone Ranger". At the same time.Be sure each receiver is learning how to get up and catch the ball at its highest point.
.Coaching Details . The receiver should look the pass in.Position the receivers in a line about 5 yards in from the sideline.Teach players to protect the ball and to stay upright on contact.Teach to catch with the hands and then tuck the football in to secure it.. the first player runs a short out route and the quarterback throws the ball. Catch it first.. emphasize good body control and keeping a firm grip on the football. the receiver runs to the end of the line and the next receiver runs their route. After the catch.A wide receiver drill to teach players how to catch the ball at the sidelines. catch the ball with the thumbs in. Receiver Drill #7 Fumble Drill Objective . Don't allow your players to lose proper catching technique because they're worried about getting the feet down. Have the QB throw high or low passes. Wide Receiver Drill #6 Sideline Drill Objective .Position two lines of dummy holders (about 5-6 men in each line) with a small path in between. Receiver Drill #5 Tuck-It-In Drill Objective . The wide receiver then sprints between the bags.Teach receivers to get the head around and locate the ball quickly.Run this football receiver drill from the right and left sides. etc) so receivers can practice catching different types of balls.Be sure to throw a variety of passes (low..Make sure each receiver is looking the ball in and catching with their hands. A great football drill for wide receivers where you can emphasize great route running.For this wide receiver drill. Action . Coaching Details . Action . Receiver Drill #8 "Get the Head Around" Drill Objective . Action . Coaching Details . high.Have the receivers catch. Coaching Details .During this wide receiver drill. The bag holders should hit the player as he moves by and try to knock him down or fumble the football. Have the quarterback or coach throw to the first receiver in line. then concentrate on the feet. then tuck the ball away. . The wide receiver then makes the catch with both hands and concentrates on keeping both feet in bounds. Have them catch it one-handed as they fall out-of-bounds. then turn upfield and run up the sideline. Have a coach or quarterback throw the football to the first receiver in line. Variations . At the snap. align your receivers in a single-file line.
The quarterback stands about 12-15 yards behind the line of receivers. A key to this wide receiver drill is to "sell" the go route so the DB is fooled. Wide Receiver Drill #10 Endzone Drill Objective .This wide receiver drill teaches better concentration by forcing wide receivers to catch with one hand. then go to the back of the line on the opposite side. have the first player run a go route. they turn inside and come back to the ball as each QB passes to the receiver on his side of the field. Emphasize the need to get their hands up and in good position to make the catch. then lower the hips. Coaching Details . QB throws the ball so the wide receivers must make the catch just before falling out of bounds. locates the football and makes the catch.Position the wide receivers in a single file at one of the yard lines with their backs to the quarterback. Wide Receiver Drill Variation 2 .Have wide receivers run across the back of the endzone while the quarterback throws the ball high and in front of them. Run this variation to both sides. Receiver Drill #9 Curl Drill Objective . Coaching Details . the players should turn upfield.Split your receivers into two lines. After the catch. . Run the drill from the right and the left.Teach the curl route. The QB passes to the first receiver in line and yells "Ball!". Coaching Details . Don't let them use poor catching technique just because they're focusing on the route.Have receivers run an out pattern to the side of the endzone.Position your receivers in a single file line at the line of scrimmage.Be sure your wides receivers get themselves turned all the way around and are facing the ball during this wide receiver drill.Wide Receiver Drill Variation 1 . On that signal. Put 2 quarterbacks in the middle of the field. Emphasize getting the feet down in-bounds.Action . The quarterback should throw the ball so the receiver can make the catch with his upfield hand. At the snap the first receiver in each line explodes into a 10-yard curl route. Action . the receiver turns himself around completely. At 10 yards. They should also come out of the break low without any wasted motion. each line positioned out on the numbers. Action .Watch their body control. Receiver Drill #11 Catch It One-Handed Drill Objective . Action . At the snap.Teach receivers to catch the ball in the endzone while getting their feet down.Emphasize to your players that they must come back to the ball. and plant off the outside foot.
Action . Once they get this part of the route down. Make it a point to teach your wide receivers to catch the ball with the hand out and away from the body. shoulders and head in the adjustment to the ball. Coaching Details . Be sure to practice this football drill for wide receivers from both sides so your players can catch with the right and left hands. The wide receiver must now adjust to the outside position of the football. you can run the entire route out of your offensive sets.After deciding which route to run.Work on developing quick hands. Wide receiver #1 runs a go route looking inside for the football but the QB throws a high arcing ball over the receiver's outside shoulder.Position your receivers in a single file out near the numbers. The receiver can only raise his arms up to catch the pass. Action . Be sure they have their hands in proper position to make the catch cleanly.Repeat the wide receiver drill using a square-in route instead of the go route. makes the cut at the cone and catches the football.Teach wide receivers to make their route cuts decisively and finish each route. Helps develop hand/eye coordination. Coaching Details . Wide Receiver Drill #12 Adjust Drill Objective . The receiver starts to quickly run in place with hands pumping (as if running the route). The quarterback stands at midfield with the ball. fluid motion when turning their hips. After the catch. Action .Have the players lie on their backs while the coach stands at their feet and flips the ball to them.Teach receivers to snap their heads around quickly to better locate the ball. Keep the arms up and ready as they turn. Body control is key during this wide receiver drill! Wide Receiver Drills . place a cone where the cut should be made and position your receiver about 3-4 steps from the cone. Coaching Details .Your players should be taught to focus on the football and then look it all the way in. Wide Receiver Drill #14 Quick Hands Objective . the receiver should tuck the ball and head upfield.Ball Handling Wide Receiver Drill #13 Cut Drill Objective .Develop "over the shoulder" catching ability.Be sure your players achieve a quick. At the QB's signal. Be sure they then tuck the ball away properly and make their move up the field. . receiver finishes the last 3-4 steps.
Make sure they get their hands up fast.Teach your receivers to land on their sides when completing a diving catch.Make sure receivers are looking the ball in and catching the football with their hands.Emphasize quick location of the ball and getting the hands into position to make the catch. Coaching Details .Teach hand/eye coordination and how to react quickly to the football. except now we're teaching players how to dive. Action .Give each receiver a good amount of reps on this wide receiver drill. Anytime a player drops the ball. Wide Receiver Drill #16 Dive & Catch Drill Objective . You can increase concentration by having all eliminated players do pushups while they're waiting for the drill to end. The coach randomly throws the ball to each receiver with a shovel pass. he's eliminated.Position receivers in a kneeling position about 10 yards from the coach or QB. Do this wide receiver drill with the players standing and then down on one knee to get them used to bringing in a low ball. Coaching Details . Wide Receiver Drills . not cradling it into their body.Improve skills at catching the difficult or poorly thrown pass. . Wide Receiver Drill #17 Difficult Catch Drill Objective .Coaching Details .Concentration Wide Receiver Drill #18 Gauntlet Objective .Receivers run 10-yard out or in routes.This wide receiver drill will teach receivers to catch in traffic.Line up receivers on a yardline with the coach about 7-10 yards away and facing them. Have the coach or QB throw passes that are either high. low or behind the receivers. catch and fall when going after a low ball. Coaching Details . Give them practice diving to the right and left sides. Wide Receiver Drill #15 Eliminate! Objective . Throw the football so the players have to stretch out as they dive for it. Action .Similar to the "Eliminate!" drill. Action . then get upfield.
but "through" the defender so the receiver has to find it. The line closest to the QB will be the defenders and the other line has the receivers. This will help them become better in "traffic" during games.Teach your players to maintain proper catching techniqe and to stay focused on the ball.Teach receivers to catch while a DB is blocking their vision. not the defenders. The quarterback or coach is about 10 yards away near the numbers. He should run through the two dummy bags. Coaching Details . trying to distract the vision of the receiver as the quarterback throws the ball to the point where the players will cross. blocking their view of the quarterback. The defender should wave his hands.Line up two dummy bags (with some space between them) about five yards off the line of scrimmage and about 5-7 yards inside of where the wide receiver lines up. the QB then throws the ball to the receiver. then make a move on the third bag. The lines are about two yards apart.Emphasize to your receivers that they must keep their concentration off the DB and on the football. the receiver runs a short in route. Wide Receiver Drill #20 Crossing Drill Objective . One line will be the receivers and the other line is the defenders. The players holding the first two bags should hit the receiver as he makes the catch.Split the receivers into 2 lines at the sideline. The quarterback is positioned about 10-15 yards back and at the point where the two lines will meet. Coaching Details .Teach your players to maintain proper catching techniqe and to stay focused on the ball.Action . This will help them become better in "traffic" during games. The wide receiver drill starts with the first receiver and first defender running across the field toward each other (the receiver will run a bit behind the defender to avoid colliding). At the snap. . Wide Receiver Drill #19 Blur Drill Objective . not the defenders. the receiver makes the catch and then turns upfield. Action . the receivers run across the field while the defenders stay in front of them. Don't allow them to break down their catching technique just because the catch is a tough one. A key to this wide receiver drill is that the receiver must make the catch and then explode through the first two bags before making his final move to get around the third bag. After about 5-10 yards of this. Action . At the snap. then catch it. Coaching Details . the quarterback delivers the football.Align two lines on a line of scrimmage facing each other and about 10-15 yards apart. A third bag should be about 5 yards behind the first two.Teach receivers to catch while a DB is blocking their vision.
.hands inside.Wide Receiver Drills .During this wide receiver drill. have the receivers block as the defensive backs try to get around them. Once the DB recognizes the run play and slows down to make his move.The receiver breaks off the line with the look of a deep flag route (to get the DB backpedaling).Teach receivers to block defensive backs. Emphasize the need to get close to the DB during the initial drive upfield.Blocking Wide Receiver Drill #21 Stalk Block Objective . After 5-10 seconds. head up. Coaching Details . Action . look for proper blocking form . Also. One player of each pair will be the receiver and the other will be the DB.Position your wide receivers in pairs about five yards apart. Action . Wide Receiver Drill #22 Mirror Drill Objective . The feet shouldn't cross. teach your players to watch the defensive back's feet.Teach your wide receivers to keep good body balance so they can stay positioned in front of the defender. have players reverse roles and repeat the drill. butt down. Coaching Details .Teach receivers to block defensive backs. Don't turn the hips. wide base. the receiver needs to make contact for the block. On coach's signal.
Teach backs to hold their blocks once contact is made. Fit position: Head up. Action .Teach how to block correctly. Coaching Details . Each group lines up on a line of scrimmage so there is a long line of "pairs" facing one another. One line of players are the running backs while the other line will be defenders. one defense). Once contact is made. Coaching Details . hands inside. The back must stay locked on the defender until the coach signals the end of the running back drill.Form two single file lines facing one another (one offense. then blow the whistle. flat back. feet providing a wide base. Action .Emphasize a quick burst out of the stance. On the coach's signal.Running backs form two groups. The proper way to hit the sled during this running back drill is with the head up and shoulders squared.Run Blocking Running Back Drills Running Back Drill #1 Fit Drill Objective . The coach should let the running back drive the blocking sled about 5 yards or so. take choppy steps and maintain a wide base with the legs. The coach signals the defender to move left or right. forcing the running back to hold his block during the movement. the running backs move into the defenders and perform the "fit" blocking position. At the coach's signal. Running Back Drill #4 Toss Sweep Block .Emphasize the correct fit position with each movement during this running back drill.Teach the fundamentals of basic blocking.Line up the running backs about 5 yards in front of the popsicle sled. Be sure all backs start from a proper stance. Running Back Drill #3 Popsicle Sled Objective . Running Back Drill #2 Maintain Contact Objective . the offensive player blocks the defender using the fit position form.Emphasize the proper fit position and to keep the running back's feet moving with the defender. butt down. On coach's signal. the first back in line will burst out of his stance. Coaching Details . Action . hit the sled and drive the sled.
The fullback should graze the outside of the blocking dummy (tackle) and kick out the defensive end. Position a blocking dummy or cone on each side where the offensive tackle and tight end would be. The play side linebacker needs to attack the fullback while the center kicks out the back side LB as he tries to come across formation for the tackle. line up your center. run the off tackle play. run the isolation play. 2 tackles) on the line of scrimmage. Running Back Drill #5 Off Tackle Objective . Then have a linebacker positioned on either side of the formation so you can run the running back football drill to both sides. The fullback needs to find the LB on the play side. Now. The end should sometimes use a contain responsibility and sometimes attack the play inside to give the fullback practice with both blocks. Position a blocking dummy on each side where the offensive tackles would be. alignments and proper toss sweep technique. Action .Teach correct isolation play blocking fundamentals. If not. kick the defender outside. If so. the fullback must "read" whether the defender is attacking the block. Position four blocking dummies (2 guards. Running Back Drill #6 Isolation Drill Objective .For this running back drill. At the snap.Teach correct toss sweep blocking fundamentals.Instruct the defenders to come in from different angles and alignments so the fullback has to adjust his block. fullback and tailback. Action . The tailback needs to read the block for the proper lane to run through. . Coaching Details .Objective . run the toss sweep. Also. The tailback needs to follow the fullback through the hole and cut off the block. At the snap.Teach correct off tackle play blocking fundamentals. Coaching Details . Then have a defensive end positioned about a yard outside of each dummy.Line up your center. It's the tailback's job to stay behind the block and "read" which cut to take. Action . QB.Emphasize correct stances. QB. The fullback needs to identify the defender's position and make a block on the inside shoulder of the defender as quickly as possible. break down and then drive the linebacker back. Emphasize correct stances. Run to both sides. fullback and tailback. The fullback should break down right before the block for strength on contact.Line up your center. fullback and tailback. At the snap. Run to both sides. put 2 linebackers holding blocking shields about 3-4 yards off the line (generally positioned between the offensive guard & tackle). QB. alignments and proper off tackle play technique. perform a chop block on the outside of the thighs.
On coach's whistle. place 2 cones on the line of scrimmage representing the offensive tackles. slide. Run the running back drill to both sides. . QB and defender (on the edge). Action . step. Position two dummy bags out wide as offensive tackles on the line.Be sure the RB doesn't cross his feet during the initial shuffling "mirror" drill. Coaching Details .Line up your center. the defender plays contain and the RB sprints out to block the defender from an "outside-in" angle. Action . the two linebackes come in on the rush while the backs come up to meet them for the block. Action . Put a running back and defender on the line facing one another.Coaching Details . Running Back Drill #8 Basic Pass Protection Drill Objective . QB and two running backs split on either side of the QB.Teach proper pass blocking to running backs. alignments and proper isolation play technique.For this running back drill. Put two outside linebackers just outside the tackles.Emphasize correct stances.Teach running backs to pass protect linebackers off the edge. Make sure the running backs gather themselves as contact is about to be made and that they stay low.Position 2 cones on the line of scrimmage about five yards apart. Pass Protection Running Back Drills Running Back Drill #7 Mirror Drill Objective . etc. the quarterback sprints out. The running back needs to keep his knees bent during entire running back drill for a proper low position. Coaching Details . At the snap.Emphasize correct stances and alignments. At that point the defender tries to burst past the RB while the RB steps up. They should be approximately two yards apart. At the snap. The coach should signal again after about 5 seconds.Teach correct blocking fundamentals on the sprint-out. pass blocks him and maintains contact. Running Back Drill #9 Sprint-Out Pass Block Objective . Slide. the defender shuffles back & forth between the cones while the RB breaks down and "mirrors" his movements (running back keeps chugging his legs). Position your running back.
Coaching Details .Teach your running backs to use the shoulder and to drive it through the defender's outside thigh. .
By improving your team in practice. three yards apart from one another in a triangle formation. basic football skills needed. There are many youth drills for football players. Youth Football Drills Teach Good Balance: Good balance is important to all sports. are basic to the game. pushing. He will do this by pulling. Each one is meant to help youth teams learn fundamentals of the game. Your receiver will run a pattern specified by you. which will land him in the middle of the triangle. you will be giving them opportunity to overcome any obstacles on the field. Have each player grab the shoulder pads of the player situated directly in opposite from them. As the receiver touches the ball with his hands. This is one of the most important. and move his feet around to maintain balance. Walk up and down the lines as the players crouch into their stances. should ensure the receiver can get the ball. the players will pop into a pass protection position.Youth Football Drills All Begin With Ready Stance: The Ready Stance drill teaches one of the proper “ready” football stances. Each player should take turns trying to knock his “opponent” off balance. in quickly moving from the Ready Stance into a blocking position. the three players in the triangle will jam the receiver with their respective shields. Repeat these youth football drills as needed. but especially to all youth football drills. Youth football drills. Quick Hit Drill: The Quick Hit drill helps team members. Take three players holding hand shields and line them up ten yards deep. hone in on the ball. The opponent will get down into a low base. Once the receiver enters the triangle. Line up your team into lines and shout “ready”… “stance”. your quarterback will throw a high pass that will make the receiver jump to make the catch. Correct any players that are not in the correct position. have your team players line up across from one another on the field. and pat attention watching the ball throughout its flight until it lands clutched in his hands. as well as learn the importance of playing as a team unit. such as the blocking backs and linemen. take a quick step with the outside foot. and assume the squat position ready to strike a blow. such as this one. The players will make a circle and stand in their Ready Stance. Getting hit is not a factor in this drill. Youth Football Drills With Receiver Concentration: Youth football drills. . On your command. and tipping his opponent from side to side. For a Good balance drill. such as this one.
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