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.

Overload Punt Drill

Drill Type:  Special Teams Drill Purpose When an opponent overloads one side of the formation in an attempt to block a punt, your team needs to know who they will block and how. This special teams drill will help them make the right decision. Execution Half the punt team will take the field – just…

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Return Kick Drill

Drill Type:  Special Teams Drill Purpose It’s important for players to set-up in the correct spot to block when returning a kick. This is a great special teams drill to teach the return team how to properly block for the return. Execution The kick return team will be on the field for this drill. They…

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“Rush Against the Pop-Up” Drill

Drill Type:  Pass Rush Drill Purpose In this pass rush drill, we simulate ball movement without using the offensive line or each other, instead performing a rush against a short pop-up dummy.  This drill ties everything together: great take-offs, the slap, the rip, the swim, the dip in the hip, and the acceleration to the…

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Hook Flat Combination Drill

Drill Type:  Receiver Drill Purpose In this drill, we use a three-deep concept defensive alignment.  This is a great opportunity for quarterbacks to see spacing, for receivers to see the seams, and to work on all the fundamentals. Set Up 2 quarterbacks and 2 receivers 5 cones and 3 three barrels set up as the…

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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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