Category Archives: Quarterback Drills

Ron Jaworski once said “The heartbeat of a football team is the quarterback position, and I think anyone who has any intelligence about the game understands you must have consistency at that position to be a championship team. ”

Below you’ll find drills and tips for coaching your quarterback covering agility, ballhandling, and passing.

6 Cone Drill for Quarterbacks

6 cone drill

Purpose Emphasizes ball security and smooth footwork transitions. Your QB will work on dropping back, moving laterally in the pocket, then getting set and making an accurate throw. Setup Set up six cones with four cones set up in a vertical line five yards apart. The fifth cone should be set five yards to the…

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Quarterback Fundamentals: Decision Making & The Decision Drill Run

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An important phase in the development of a quarterback is the decision making process. Too many times, coaches fail to incorporate decision making drills into their practice plan, and they expect a player to go out into a football game and react to situations that he may never have seen. Anytime you can set up…

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“Hold The Runner” Ball Security Drill

HOLD THE RUNNER BALL SECURITY DRILL 2

Teaching your quarterbacks techniques for ball security is something that you want to include in your daily practice plan. In today’s video blog post, we are demonstrating an excellent ball security drill called the “Hold The Runner” drill. This drill does 2 things: it emphasize good forward body lean and protection of the football and…

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Open Shoulder Ball Carrying Drill for Quarterbacks

open shoulder ball carrying drill

This drill teaches a quarterback where to position the football as he’s dropping back to set up for a pass. This technique is used on drop back passes, play action passes and quarterback draws. So a quarterback has to have the ability to put the ball where it’s secure as he drops back for the…

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“One Foot Forward” Quarterback Throwing Drill

ONE FOOT FORWARD QUARTERBACK THROWING DRILL

Standing throw drills are an excellent tool for quarterbacks to work on their throwing mechanics, as they emphasize good throwing motion and good upper body form. In this quarterback throwing drill, you can take 2 QB’s and place them 8-12 yards apart, with their toes pointing at each other, the lead foot forward. The QB’s…

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