Score Tackling Drill

Drill Type:  Defense Drill Purpose This drill emphasizes getting in front of ball carriers and attacking them square. Set Up Set up 4 bags, or 4 lines of cones (3 cones deep) to create alleys. Offense and defense players will face each other at the middle alley. Execution The offensive man will initiate the drill…

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3 Deep Concept Drill

Drill Type:  Quarterback/Receiver Drill Purpose This drill works the hook-flat combination. This drill is all about spacing and seeing seams in the defenses’ alignments. Set Up Defensive alignment is a three-deep concept. The three barrels represent the two corner positions and the middle safety. Execution The outside receiver will be running the hook route. The…

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Base Coverage Drill

Drill Type:  Quarterback/Receiver Drill Purpose This drill is set up to give an impression of base coverages. Set Up Set up a two-high coverage using the barrels as the safeties. The cones are used as the underneath coverage; the corners and the linebackers. Execution We have two receivers and two quarterbacks, so one quarterback will…

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Angle Tackle Drill

Drill Type:  Tackling Drill Purpose This tackling drill focuses on getting into the proper tackling position and the mechanics of a tackle from an angle. Set Up The cones should be set up two yards by two yards. The inside cones are two yards apart, which makes the cones that the players are at, facing…

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Dramatic Break (Inside & Outside)

Drill Type:  Defensive Back Drill Purpose This defensive back drill works on two types of releases: a dramatic break on the inside, and a dramatic break to the outside. The goal for your defensive back is to maintain a leverage where he’s aiming for the top shoulder of the other player, but he doesn’t want…

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