To work on reaction time and improve catch radius as well as body control.

Set Up

  • Line up 5 cones in a straight line.
  • Stand 10 yards from your partner with your back towards them.
  • Partner starts with a football.

blind sides football receiver drill


  1. Start off looking over your left shoulder, with the passer just in the corner of the receiver’s peripheral vision.
  2. Partner will make a pass, aiming for a spot just off the right shoulder of the receiver.
  3. As partner releases football, receiver will snap over to left shoulder, locate the ball and make the catch.
  4. Repeat, making 10 catches on each shoulder.

Coaching Tips

  • Once players have become comfortable making catches, you can increase the challenge by increasing the distance or speed of the passes, or asking the receiver to catch with one hand.