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.

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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Base Coverage Drill

Drill Type:  Quarterback/Receiver Drill Purpose This drill is set up to give an impression of base coverages. Set Up Set up a two-high coverage using the barrels as the safeties. The cones are used as the underneath coverage; the corners and the linebackers. Execution We have two receivers and two quarterbacks, so one quarterback will…

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