Screen Reaction Footbal Defense Drill

Screen Reaction Drill

Purpose To teach defensive lineman how to react to and pursue the ball on a screen pass. Set Up Have four defensive linemen lay down on their backs,with their heads on the

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Block Recognition Football Defense Drill

Block Recognition Drill

Purpose To get defenders reps reacting to and dealing with a variety of blocks in a game-like situation. Drill Setup Have three offensive linemen get down in stance, with a defensive lineman

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X Drill for Football Agility

X Drill

Purpose To work on agility, balance and improve a runner’s ability to recover after a stumble. Drill Setup Setup 4 flat agility bags, pool noodles, gym bags or other soft objects into

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Jump Cut Drill

Purpose To work on jump cut footwork, balance, acceleration and deceleration. Drill Setup You will need at least 4 cones, but ideally 6-7. Place one cone to begin from and another 5

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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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Gamewinner

Purpose To get players used to getting set quickly and getting off the FG in a hurry-up situation. Drill Setup Have you’re entire offense out on the field, and one ball. How it

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Side to Side

Purpose To get players loose and comfortable catching the ball on the move. Drill Setup Have the players separate and form two lines about 5 yards apart, facing each other at the

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Ring Drills

Purpose To work on agility and flexibility while getting the players loose. Drill Setup You’ll need 3-4 hula hoops. You can set them all up separately, or have a two hoop circuit. How

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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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Ladder Hops To Carioca

Purpose This drill works on lateral agility, balance and explosion. Drill Setup Set up an agility ladder on a flat surface. Or create your own using chalk or tape. Place a cone

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Softball Plant Drill

Purpose To teach players the proper technique when it comes to sinking the hips to change direction. Set Up Have the players form a line, and place a cone 10 yards downfield

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40 Yard Buildups

Purpose To get players loose while working on acceleration and running technique. Set Up Have the players line up and spread out on the goal line. Execution On the coach’s signal, the players

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Sudden Change

Purpose To improve a quarterback’s footwork and ability to locate his target and make an accurate throw under pressure. Set Up Line up two hula hoops 3-5 yards behind you, one yard

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Stops & Starts

Purpose To work on straight line speed, acceleration and deceleration Set Up Line up 5 cones in a straight line, 5 yards apart. Line up at 1st cone. Execution Start off by sprinting

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Deep Ball Drill

Purpose To teach players how to track the ball and make the catch on deep throws. Set Up Have the WRs line up about 8-10 yards away from the sideline. The QB

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Routes on Air

Purpose To give QBs and WRs a chance to focus exclusively on developing timing and chemistry, without defense. Set Up For this drill you’ll need one football, a center, a QB, and

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Shuffle and Switch

Purpose To improve ball security and work on keeping center of gravity low and the shoulders squared. Set Up Lay down 4-6 agility bags or pool noodles, 2-3 yards apart. Start at

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