Category: Defensive Back Drills

jamming technique for defensive backs

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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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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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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