Stretch and Break Drill

Purpose To work on a defensive back’s awareness, recognition, and ballhawking instincts. Set Up You’ll need a passer on the LOS, and a WR on either side of him, about 10 yards

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Match Hips Drill

Purpose To teach defensive players how to sink their hips and react to a WR. Drill Setup Have players pair off with players of similar speed and size, and have the defensive

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Shed Block Drill

Purpose To work on defeating blocks, pursuit, and tackling. Drill Setup You’ll need a coach with a blocking shield, and a tackling dummy. The defensive players should form a line about 5-7

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Strip The Catch Drill

Purpose To teach defenders how to attack the ball as they make the tackle. Drill Setup Have players break off into groups of 3 - a passer, a receiver, and a defender.

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Man Press Drill

Purpose To give WRs and DBs a chance to get reps in a 1-on-1 game-like coverage situation. Set Up Have players pair off by size and speed. The first pair will step

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DB Zone Break

Purpose To teach defensive backs how to read the quarterbacks eyes and drive on the ball when in zone coverage. Set Up You'll need two WRs and a passer, as well as

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Bad Ball Drill

Purpose To work on a players ability to make difficult catches. Set Up Have the receivers form a single file line, and stand about 15-20 yards in front of it. You’ll also

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Stretch and Break Drill

  Purpose To develop a defensive back's ballhawking instincts Drill Setup Passer at the line of scrimmage with a football, and a receiver on either side of him, 10 yards apart Defensive back

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Three Weave Drill

Drill Type:   Defensive Back Drill Purpose Allows players to become comfortable with attacking a receiver three times in different directions. Set Up Place 2 players 5 yards apart, facing each other, with

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Football Drills

Zone Mesh Drill

Drill Type:   Defensive Back Drill   Set Up Have your quarterback line up with the runner in the backfield waiting on his signal. On the right side on the other side

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Football Drills

Cutback Drill

Purpose If you find that your players are constantly overcommitting and allowing large cutback lanes, this is a great drill to teach them how to stop and contain the ball carrier. Set

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Defense Drills

Open Field Tackling

Drill Type: Team Drill Purpose: In this tackling drill drill, we're going to recreate an open field situation and focus on tackling. Set Up: Place your players ten yards apart. Execution: With the bag (or

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Ping Pong Drill

Drill Type:   Defensive Back Drill Purpose This defensive back drill allows players to practice getting the best turn situation in terms of covering the maximum amount of ground.   The emphasis

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Score Tackling Drill

Drill Type:   Defense Drill Purpose This drill emphasizes getting in front of ball carriers and attacking them square. Set Up Set up 4 bags, or 4 lines of cones (3 cones deep)

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