Category Archives: Quarterback Drills

Ron Jaworski once said “The heartbeat of a football team is the quarterback position, and I think anyone who has any intelligence about the game understands you must have consistency at that position to be a championship team. ”

Below you’ll find drills and tips for coaching your quarterback covering agility, ballhandling, and passing.

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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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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Leading the Receiver Drill

Play Type:   Quarterback Drill Purpose To develop timing between the quarterback and receiver, teaching the quarterback how to lead the receiver. Setup The quarterback will stand at the line of scrimmage with a ball in hand, with wide receiver split out to one side.   Execution The quarterback will take the snap, and take a…

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“Ready, Set, Hut” Team Drill

Drill Type: Team Drill Purpose: This team drill will help players to get in the proper stance pre-snap. It will also help them explode on the snap of the ball. Set Up: Players get in lines across the field. Each player needs to be able to have the space to explode forward. (The quarterbacks will…

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Hook Flat Combination Drill

Drill Type:  Receiver Drill Purpose In this drill, we use a three-deep concept defensive alignment.  This is a great opportunity for quarterbacks to see spacing, for receivers to see the seams, and to work on all the fundamentals. Set Up 2 quarterbacks and 2 receivers 5 cones and 3 three barrels set up as the…

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