Category Archives: Football Plays

Looking for new football plays? Here, you’ll discover a complete collection of football plays for offense, defense, and special teams. Whether you coach Pop Warner or Varsity High School, this section will have a ton of material you can add to your playbook.

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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Return Kick Drill

Drill Type:  Special Teams Drill Purpose It’s important for players to set-up in the correct spot to block when returning a kick. This is a great special teams drill to teach the return team how to properly block for the return. Execution The kick return team will be on the field for this drill. They…

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Dramatic Break (Inside & Outside)

Drill Type:  Defensive Back Drill Purpose This defensive back drill works on two types of releases: a dramatic break on the inside, and a dramatic break to the outside. The goal for your defensive back is to maintain a leverage where he’s aiming for the top shoulder of the other player, but he doesn’t want…

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Slant and Hitch Zone Coverage Play

Play Type:   Zone Coverage Purpose Practice timing and route running, two of the finer aspects of the passing game, that are going to help you bring your percentage way up, and your interceptions way down. Setup Put the receivers on opposite sides of the field. Execution On the one side, the receiver will run a…

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Hook and Flat Zone Coverage Play

Play Type:   Zone Coverage Purpose By running a hook on the outside with a slant coming underneath towards the sideline, you are isolating the safety, and forcing him to come up and bite on the hook, leaving the slant uncovered, or sitting back and allowing the completion underneath. Setup Set up a series of garbage…

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