Category Archives: Football Drills

This football drills section contains dozens of skill building activities you can run in practice for every position on the field. Included in this collection of football drills you’ll find quarterback drills, receiver drills, blocking drills, tackling drills and more.

The Redirect Drill

Drill Type:  Defensive Line Drill Purpose This defensive line drill focuses on having a quick reaction, getting across the line, finding the ball, and getting to it in the shortest line possible. Execution The coach is going to have the ball snapped on movement. The defensive line players are going to step across the line…

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6 Cone Drill for Quarterbacks

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. Setup Set up six cones with four cones set up in a vertical line five yards apart. The fifth cone should be set…

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Wave Drill

Play Type:   Linebacker Drill Purpose Teach runners to attack the hole and drive heart, and teach tackling positions to read a ball carrier and stop the attack. Setup Players in two lines, facing each other 5 yards apart, one line with the ball for running, the other line as tackling. Using cones, coach makes two…

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3 Deep Concept Drill

Drill Type:  Quarterback/Receiver Drill Purpose This drill works the hook-flat combination. This drill is all about spacing and seeing seams in the defenses’ alignments. Set Up Defensive alignment is a three-deep concept. The three barrels represent the two corner positions and the middle safety. Execution The outside receiver will be running the hook route. The…

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90 Degree Cut Cone Drill

Drill Type:  Wide Receiver Drill Purpose This drill will improve your wide receiver’s speed, agility and response time. Set Up Set up six cones so that they are in 90-degree angles to one another.  This will allow you to work on your out-cuts.   Execution Begin at one end on the outside of the cones,…

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