Category Archives: Offensive Line Drills

Without a reliable offensive line, even teams with an abundance of “skilled” players will struggle to move the ball upfield. This section of the blog will include drills and tips to improve the footwork, run blocking, and pass protection skills of your offensive linemen.

The Cupping Drill for Pass Protection

Play Type:   Pass Protection Purpose You must have good teamwork and technique for successful pass protection. This drill teaches linemen the cupping shape to create a pocket and protect the quarterback. Setup Coach sets up in the QB position with offensive linemen in front of him, on the line of scrimmage. Execution Coach calls Hut…

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Stance to Start – Offensive Line Drill

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There’s no position that requires more discipline or technique than offensive lineman. Success as an offensive football team hinges on their ability to control the line of scrimmage. It all starts with the basic fundamentals. The Pre-Set, Stance and Hitting positions are the foundation an offensive lineman will build from. Players must master the mechanics…

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Double Team Offensive Line Drill


Often called a power block, the purpose of this offensive line drill is to learn good movement and chipping off the linebacker. In this offensive line drill, you want to have two defenders and two blockers.  The two offensive players at the point of attack are going to focus on knocking one defensive player back. …

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The “Draw Block” Drill for the Offensive Line

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Even at the youth and middle school football levels, the Draw is a very significant running play in anyone’s offense, be it the quarterback draw, the fullback draw, or the tailback draw. In today’s video blog post, we are demonstrating an excellent offensive line drill to help your young players understand the importance of the…

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Breaking Down The Offensive Line “Cut Off Block”


Many coaches don’t spend enough time working on the Cut Off Block. Generally used on running plays, the Cut-off block allows a defensive player to come free, or untouched, across the line of scrimmage. After that happens, an offensive lineman deliberately gets in the way of this on-rushing defender. This block is sometimes called an…

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