Category: Defensive Back Drills

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Breaking Down the “W” Defensive Back Drill

In today’s video blog post, we are demonstrating another fantastic defensive back drill. It’s called “The W Drill” and it works the back peddle as the runner retraces his steps in the pattern of a “W”. This defensive back drill is great for corners and safetys. Breaking Down the “W” Defensive Back Drill Starting from [...]

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The “Figure 8” Circle Footwork Drill

The “Figure 8” Circle Footwork Drill The Figure 8 is something that you should incorporate into your practice plan every day. It is fantastic drill for quick footwork, that uses PVC pipes that are made into 2 circles, and your players will basically run in a figure 8 pattern around the PVC circle route that [...]

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SHED TACKLE DRILL

The Shed Tackle Drill

There are a number of different ways to run a good solid, fundamentally sound shed tackle drill.  Incorporating a popsicle sled that you can actually let the kids put their hands on and get off of is invaluable, in my opinion.  In this video, I share my favorite Shed Tackle Drill, which really focuses on explosion, escape [...]

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Breaking Down the Side Tackle

Breaking Down the Side Tackle Football is a game of angles, and we must be great side tackling defensive players. We want to be able to put our youngsters in a position to have thousands of repetitions making good tackles. Yet we don’t want to put them in situations where they are always pounding on [...]

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The Angle Drill for Tackling and Pursuit

In today’s blog post, we’re taking a deeper look at the Angle Drill for tackling and pursuit. This drill is set up two yards by two yards with the cones. The Angle Drill for Tackling and Pursuit The inside cones are two yards apart, which makes the cones that the players are at, facing each [...]

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