Defensive Back Drills

IN PHASE ROUTE DRILL FOR DEFENSIVE BACKS 4

In Phase Route Drills for Defensive Backs

Football is a game of inches, and for defensive backs, how many times do you see a touchdown made or lost by a simple distance of a football? You want to constantly remind your defensive backs that the closer you can stay to the receiver, the better! Once you have practiced the general technique for…

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Press Man Trail Technique for the Defensive Back

Once you have established a good stance and inside alignment, with focus on the inside number and the cross hand jam, you are ready to move into teaching your defensive back how to play the football. Defensive Back Press Man Trail Technique Tips! Defensive back players should be hip to hip going into the transition,…

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“Out of Phase” Defensive Back Drill

So, maybe you’ve done a good jam, but the receiver gets a great release and is able to get open on you and create some space. It doesn’t do you any good to look back and find the ball if you aren’t close enough to the receiver to make a play on it.  This is…

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Jamming Technique for Defensive Backs

Once you have covered stance, back pedaling and re-tracing techniques, and general principles about breaking on the football, you are ready to implement technique drills that teach man-to-man coverage. Press man-to-man is useful for when you want to get into close quarters and line up very close on the offensive receiver, trying to disrupt his…

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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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