To get players loose while working on acceleration and running technique.

Set Up

  • Have the players line up and spread out on the goal line.

40 Yard Buildups Football Passing Drill


  1. On the coach’s signal, the players will begin running for the 40 yard line.
  2. Players will begin at about 70%, slowly building up their speed and intensity, until they are going full speed for the last 10 yards.

Coaching Tips

  • Make it clear to players that this drill is not a race. The focus is on warming up and running with control and pace.