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.

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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20 Yard Cone Drill

Drill Type:  Agility Drill Purpose This drill gets your players used to distributing their weight in a good football position to change in directions, reaching for a target. Set Up Place 4 cones 5 yards apart, so you have a 20 yard stretch of field for the players to travel. Place a football on the…

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(SAMson) Blitz

Drill Type:  Blitz Drill Purpose Here we look to attack the strong side of the formation, with the Sam linebacker coming on a blitz to the ‘B’ gap while the rest of the defense players give a ‘Cover 1’ look. Execution Defensive Line: The defensive line will rush their regular gaps, trying to beat their…

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The Slalom Drill

Drill Type:  Agility Purpose This agility drill focuses on lateral change of direction shuffle. Setup Set up a series of cones in two straight rows about 5 feet apart, and your players will begin at one end of the cones.  You can set up any number of cones you prefer, based on your player level.…

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