Here’s a great drill that emphasizes ball security and smooth footwork transitions.
Your QB will work on dropping back, moving laterally in the pocket, then getting set and making an accurate throw.
- Set up six cones with four cones set up in a vertical line five yards apart.
- The fifth cone should be set five yards to the left of cone 2 and the sixth cone should be five yards to the left of cone 3.
- You’ll need a target for the quarterback to throw to.
- The coach should be nearby to call commands.
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- The coach says “Go.”
- The quarterback starts at the first cone and drops back to the second cone.
- At the second cone he slides across to the third cone.
- At the third cone he drops back to the fourth cone.
- At the fourth cone he slides across to the fifth cone.
- At the fifth cone he drops back to the sixth cone.
- At the sixth cone he slides forward until the coach says throw.
- He sets and throws the ball to the target, who has flashed his hands.
- The drill can be reversed with players starting at the opposite end of the cone setup.
Three things to look for during this drill: smooth transitions from cone to cone, two hands on the ball for ball security and eyes upfield.
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