The “Draw Block” Drill for the Offensive Line

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Even at the youth and middle school football levels, the Draw is a very significant running play in anyone’s offense, be it the quarterback draw, the fullback draw, or the tailback draw. In today’s video blog post, we are demonstrating an excellent offensive line drill to help your young players understand the importance of the…

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5 Drills for Running Back Footwork and Agility!

RUNNING BACK FOOTWORK 5 DRILLS

Agility is a skill every athlete needs, but in football, training for agility is position specific. When working with your running back, you want to incorporate drills that focus mainly on running back footwork and the ability to run not only straight ahead, but also ability to change direction without losing momentum. 5 Drills for…

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Eliminate False Steps with The Read Step Drill

ELIMINATE FALSE STEPS

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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Breaking Down The Offensive Line “Cut Off Block”

CUT OFF BLOCK DRIL

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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Running Back Pass Protection & “The Mirror Drill”

MIRROR DRILL RUNNING BACK PASS PROTECTION

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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