Category Archives: Football Drills

This football drills section contains dozens of skill building activities you can run in practice for every position on the field. Included in this collection of football drills you’ll find quarterback drills, receiver drills, blocking drills, tackling drills and more.

Pyramid Course Drill

Drill Type:  Wide Receiver Drill Purpose This wide receiver drill forces players to make three catches in quick succession – one heading from right to left, one heading from left to right, and one over the shoulder catch. This drill forces players to learn how to anticipate where they’ll go after making the catch, while…

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The Single-Barrel Drill

Drill Type:  Running Back Drill Purpose In this youth football drill, the barrel serves as an offensive lineman or an offensive blocker.  And we’re running right behind the blocker, who is blocking a defender. Set Up Set up 6 dummies, 5 yards apart starting at the 5 yard line. Execution The defender’s going to step…

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(SAMson) Blitz

Drill Type:  Blitz Drill Purpose Here we look to attack the strong side of the formation, with the Sam linebacker coming on a blitz to the ‘B’ gap while the rest of the defense players give a ‘Cover 1’ look. Execution Defensive Line: The defensive line will rush their regular gaps, trying to beat their…

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Peel Drill

Drill Type: Linebacker Drill Purpose: It’s rare that your linebackers will ever have a straight lane to the ballcarrier – they will usually have to shed at least one, and maybe two or three blocks before they can make the tackle.  And that’s just what you’ll be challenging the linebacker to do in this drill.…

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Open Field Tackling

Drill Type: Team Drill Purpose: In this tackling drill drill, we’re going to recreate an open field situation and focus on tackling. Set Up: Place your players ten yards apart. Execution: With the bag (or cones) separating them, the offensive player will sprint forward and break to either the left or the right at the…

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