Offensive Line Drills

CUT OFF BLOCK DRIL

Breaking Down The Offensive Line “Cut Off Block”

Many coaches don’t spend enough time working on the Cut Off Block. Generally used on running plays, the Cut-off block allows a defensive player to come free, or untouched, across the line of scrimmage. After that happens, an offensive lineman deliberately gets in the way of this on-rushing defender. This block is sometimes called an […]

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shoulder catch drill for wide receivers

“Over The Shoulder Catch” Drill for Wide Receivers

“Over The Shoulder Catch” Drill for Wide Receivers The “Over The Shoulder Catch” Drill for Wide Receivers is a great drill to really warm up the hands. It emphasizes the mechanics and techniques used when catching a deep ball and also reinforces the importance of keeping your eyes on your hands and the ball. So […]

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WIDE RECEIVER DRILLS CUT AND CATCH

Wide Receiver Drills: The Cut & Catch Drill

There are many important components of catching the football. 1. Focus on the front stripe of the ball. 2. Keep your body balanced as much as possible. 3. Extend your arms and attack the ball to cut down the flight time. 4. Relax your body. 5. Adjust to the ball. 6. Lock it away quickly. […]

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Quarterback Drills

CRADLE DRILL QUARTERBACK FUNDAMENTALS

Quarterback Fundamentals: The Cradle Drill

A critical phase in teaching quarterback ball carring techniques is teaching your athlete how to run with a secure grasp.  In today’s video blog post, we are breaking down the “Cradle” drill for your quarterback fundamentals training. We demonstrate a great technique that will allow for proper execution of a handoff, a throw or a […]

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TAKING THE SNAP quarterback drills

Quarterback Drills: Taking the Snap

If you are looking for great basic quarterback drills for working on the snap, then today’s video blog post is just what you need! Quarterback Drills: Taking the Snap Quarterbacking is one of hardest skills to master. As a quarterback, you need to learn the basic skills of offense and defense, along with outside skills […]

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ESSENTIAL CONDITIONING DRILLS

Essential Conditioning Drills for Training The Feet

There is never a substitute for great feet for a quarterback. In today’s video blog post, I am sharing some essential conditioning drills for training the feet to be quick and agile. Essential Conditioning Drills for Training The Feet Jump Rope Drills Put some duct tape or athletic tape down on the ground in the […]

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Running Back Drills

ELIMINATE FALSE STEPS

Eliminate False Steps with The Read Step Drill

Eliminate False Steps with The Read Step Drill Many youth football players are slow to the point of attack because they make a simple mistake–they false step. False stepping is taking a wasted step away from the direction you are wanting to move in. In today’s competitive football environment, any wasted movement that slows a […]

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MIRROR DRILL RUNNING BACK PASS PROTECTION

Running Back Pass Protection & “The Mirror Drill”

Running Back Pass Protection & “The Mirror Drill” Pass protection is one of the most important skills that you need to emphasize to your running backs, and one of the greatest drills that you can do to work on pass protection skills is “The Mirror Drill”. It teaches a player to keep their body in […]

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figure eight footwork drill

The “Figure 8” Circle Footwork Drill

The “Figure 8” Circle Footwork Drill The Figure 8 is something that you should incorporate into your practice plan every day. It is fantastic drill for quick footwork, that uses PVC pipes that are made into 2 circles, and your players will basically run in a figure 8 pattern around the PVC circle route that […]

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Linebacker Drills

EXPLOSION DRILL LINEBACKER DRILLS

Linebacker Drills for Power: The Explosion Drill

Linebacker Drills for Power: The Explosion Drill If you are looking for an awesome power and explosion drill for your linebackers, you’ve got to check out this out!  This linebacker technique drill uses leverage and good body mechnics to lift an opponent who is coming at him.   With good body position, the linebacker should be […]

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BALL CUT TACKLE DRILL

Block Protection: The Ball Cut Tackle Drill

So many times, you’ll see offensive players try to cut you to keep you from getting to the football. We need to give our players some focal points that will help them defeat that block.  You need to teach your players how to take on a block, how to get off a block, and then […]

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SHED TACKLE DRILL

The Shed Tackle Drill

There are a number of different ways to run a good solid, fundamentally sound shed tackle drill.  Incorporating a popsicle sled that you can actually let the kids put their hands on and get off of is invaluable, in my opinion.  In this video, I share my favorite Shed Tackle Drill, which really focuses on explosion, escape […]

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Defensive Line Drills

BALL CUT TACKLE DRILL

Block Protection: The Ball Cut Tackle Drill

So many times, you’ll see offensive players try to cut you to keep you from getting to the football. We need to give our players some focal points that will help them defeat that block.  You need to teach your players how to take on a block, how to get off a block, and then […]

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breaking down the side line tackle drill

Breaking Down The Side Line Tackle Drill

So many times as a coach, one of the most frustrating mis-tackles that we see our players make is that tackle when the ball carrier is running own the sideline, and all he really needs to do as a defensive player is force him out of bounds. In this video blog post,  I am sharing […]

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SHED TACKLE DRILL

The Shed Tackle Drill

There are a number of different ways to run a good solid, fundamentally sound shed tackle drill.  Incorporating a popsicle sled that you can actually let the kids put their hands on and get off of is invaluable, in my opinion.  In this video, I share my favorite Shed Tackle Drill, which really focuses on explosion, escape […]

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Defensive Back Drills

the w drill defensive back drill

Breaking Down the “W” Defensive Back Drill

In today’s video blog post, we are demonstrating another fantastic defensive back drill. It’s called “The W Drill” and it works the back peddle as the runner retraces his steps in the pattern of a “W”. This defensive back drill is great for corners and safetys. Breaking Down the “W” Defensive Back Drill Starting from […]

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figure eight footwork drill

The “Figure 8” Circle Footwork Drill

The “Figure 8” Circle Footwork Drill The Figure 8 is something that you should incorporate into your practice plan every day. It is fantastic drill for quick footwork, that uses PVC pipes that are made into 2 circles, and your players will basically run in a figure 8 pattern around the PVC circle route that […]

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SHED TACKLE DRILL

The Shed Tackle Drill

There are a number of different ways to run a good solid, fundamentally sound shed tackle drill.  Incorporating a popsicle sled that you can actually let the kids put their hands on and get off of is invaluable, in my opinion.  In this video, I share my favorite Shed Tackle Drill, which really focuses on explosion, escape […]

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