Conditioning Drills for Football – Up-Downs


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We run what is called “up-downs” for our conditioning drills for football. If your team is competitive, this is an excellent football drill.

  • Start on one sideline.
  • Divide your team into several lines (depending upon team numbers) with equal number of players/line.
  • The first group will run the width of the football field starting on a called out number using our cadence.
  • Every line will go through the same type of run with the player in the group who finishes first moving up a group and the last finisher dropping down a group.

If any person jumps or slow out off the ball, that group will do pushups before they return on the run back.

Depending upon your conditioning goal, this may be 10 to 20 sprints w/competition  and a short rest between.   We try to teach snap discipline along with acceleration in a competitive format.  Of course the first group can only have a person move down.

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