The deep pass is one of the toughest passes to catch on the run – especially for younger players. These football coaching drills work on teaching this pass.
What you need – Once again, you can have two quarterbacks side-by-side, one with a line on his left, and another with a line on his right.
How this drill works – The receivers will take off down the field in a straight fly pattern. When you first start this football drill, the QB should throw the ball within the first 5 yards or so. This makes it a short pass, and the receiver can get used to catching the ball over his shoulder.
As the QB and the receiver are able to get on to the same page with the deep ball, they can start running the patterns a little deeper, giving the receiver better development of this skill. Coaches should be watching for proper cradling of the ball when it is received – and the catch, tuck and tap.
Result – Receivers will learn to catch the ball over their shoulder and QB’s will perfect the deep pass.