Purpose

To work on footwork, agility and develop ballhawking instincts.

Set Up

  • The defensive backs will form a line 5 yards in front of the coach, who will have a football in hand.

Execution

  1. The DB will keep his eyes on the ball in the coach’s hand.
  2. The coach will lead the DB with the ball, with first movement signaling a snap and for the DB to get into a backpedal.
  3. Next, the coach will point to the right, and a DB will plant and shuffle to his left.
  4. Lastly, the coach will throw a pass at a 45 degree angle over the head of the DB – as soon as the coach begins his throwing motion, the DB will open their hips and break on the ball, intercepting the ball.

Coaching Tips

  • Make sure to alternate directions and ball placement to keep players on their toes.
  • Make sure players stay low and keep their eyes up on the coach.

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