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.

Hook Flat Combination Drill

Drill Type:  Receiver Drill Purpose In this drill, we use a three-deep concept defensive alignment.  This is a great opportunity for quarterbacks to see spacing, for receivers to see the seams, and to work on all the fundamentals. Set Up 2 quarterbacks and 2 receivers 5 cones and 3 three barrels set up as the…

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3 Deep Concept Drill

Drill Type:  Quarterback/Receiver Drill Purpose This drill works the hook-flat combination. This drill is all about spacing and seeing seams in the defenses’ alignments. Set Up Defensive alignment is a three-deep concept. The three barrels represent the two corner positions and the middle safety. Execution The outside receiver will be running the hook route. The…

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Base Coverage Drill

Drill Type:  Quarterback/Receiver Drill Purpose This drill is set up to give an impression of base coverages. Set Up Set up a two-high coverage using the barrels as the safeties. The cones are used as the underneath coverage; the corners and the linebackers. Execution We have two receivers and two quarterbacks, so one quarterback will…

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3 Step Drop Technique

Play Type:   Quarterback Drill Purpose To teach the quarterback how to execute a three step drop. Setup The quarterback will line up with a football, holding it out in front just as he would upon receiving a snap. Execution The quarterback will snap the ball, opening up and taking a step back with his right…

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Pitch Drill

Play Type:   Quarterback Drill / Running Back Drill Purpose A good team drill for getting both the quarterback and running back reps throwing and receiving the pitch. Setup The quarterback will start at the line of scrimmage, with the football in hand. The running backs will form a line behind the quarterback, with the player…

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