Offensive lineman learn that blocking is not just about hitting a player once and then letting them go.   It is about engaging, maintaining and driving that block out of the hole.

Set Up

  • You only need the offensive lineman and a coach or player holding a tackling dummy.


  1. The offensive lineman fires out and drive blocks the tackling dummy.
  2. He holds his block and drives at least 10 yards before letting go.
  3. Coaches should offer a little resistance on the bag, to give the lineman the feeling of having to ”˜drive’ a player off the ball.

Coaching Tips

  • Make sure players maintain proper drive block form (head up, feet shoulder width apart, feet moving and hands in tight underneath shoulder pads).