Category Archives: Wide Receiver Drills

This section will cover coaching techniques for wide receivers and tight ends in youth and high school football. You’ll discover lots of fun, proven drills and activities for developing receiving, ballhandling, and blocking skills.

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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90 Degree Cut Cone Drill

Drill Type:  Wide Receiver Drill Purpose This drill will improve your wide receiver’s speed, agility and response time. Set Up Set up six cones so that they are in 90-degree angles to one another.  This will allow you to work on your out-cuts.   Execution Begin at one end on the outside of the cones,…

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Team Catch Drill for Wide Receivers

Developing reliable pass-catching hands is one of the most important skills a wide receiver can possess. This fun drill will help your players focus on seeing the ball into their hands, and develop stronger, more coordinated fingers. Setup Two receivers stand facing each other, roughly one yard apart The receiver on the right side will have…

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