Category: Defensive Back Drills

figure eight footwork drill

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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tackling progression

Tackling Progression Drill to work on Balance and Leverage

In today’s video blog post, we are looking at a great drill for conditioning and developing good tackling technique!   This Defensive Back Tackling Progression drill helps develop good tackling position, rapid footwork, and safe hitting practices. Defensive Back Tackling Progression Drill Drill Commands and Drill Actions: Holster – Players get into a football position, with [...]

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Defensive Back Drills - The Buddy Drill

Video: Defensive Back Drill – The Buddy Drill

This defensive back drill is very helpful with teaching defensive backs to read the quarterback, get their eyes inside, read the front shoulder and transition their feet. It also helps build an understanding of the opportunities to pick the ball or intercept it. Picking the Ball Off I call this our Buddy Drill, and I [...]

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three weave football drill

Check Out These Awesome Defensive Back Drills!

Today, we’re focusing on football drills ideal for helping your defensive backs improve and become more skilled. Three Weave Drill Working against a receiver, we’re going to work on the weave in that transition–the three weave position. We’re going to attack the receiver three times in different directions. The defensive back will weave three times [...]

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football practice technique drill

Defensive Back Drills Sure to Increase Your Players’ Skills

The following drills are fantastic for working with your defensive backs during football practice. Baseball Turn Technique Drill This is a turn designed to obviously maximize our speed and protect the deep zones. Have your player start out in a backpedal. He’s going to open on a 45, gather his feet, and drive on another [...]

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