Category Archives: Team Drills

In addition to practice time spent on individual skills and group work, it’s also essential to use team drills to simulate game-like scenarios and help your athletes become more comfortable with their teammates. Below are a collection of drills you can run with your entire offense, entire defense, or entire team.

Open Field Tackling

Drill Type: Team Drill Purpose: In this tackling drill drill, we’re going to recreate an open field situation and focus on tackling. Set Up: Place your players ten yards apart. Execution: With the bag (or cones) separating them, the offensive player will sprint forward and break to either the left or the right at the…

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“Ready, Set, Hut” Team Drill

Drill Type: Team Drill Purpose: This team drill will help players to get in the proper stance pre-snap. It will also help them explode on the snap of the ball. Set Up: Players get in lines across the field. Each player needs to be able to have the space to explode forward. (The quarterbacks will…

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Simon Shows

Drill Type: Team Reaction Drill Purpose: Much of football is seeing and reacting as the play develops. This drill will help players learn to read and react.  This is similar to the children’s game “Simon Says” except you show the players how to move with a football. Set Up: Players stand facing the coach. They…

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Onside Kick Drill

Drill Type:  Special Teams Drill Purpose Sometimes the situation of the game calls for an onside kick. Sometimes a coach likes to use an onside kick as an element of surprise as well. This special teams drill helps the kickoff team practice executing an onside kick. Set Up Players will line-up to onside kick to…

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Overload Punt Drill

Drill Type:  Special Teams Drill Purpose When an opponent overloads one side of the formation in an attempt to block a punt, your team needs to know who they will block and how. This special teams drill will help them make the right decision. Execution Half the punt team will take the field – just…

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