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 yards in front of it.
  • Place a cone 1 yard to the right and the left of the 2nd cone, creating a T shape.

How it Works

  1. Player begins by accelerating forward from 1st cone to 2nd.
  2. At the 2nd cone, the player will perform a lateral jump cut, then accelerate up the field for 5 yards.
  3. Repeat.

Coaching Tips

  • When making the jump cut to the right, the player should plant his left foot hard and explode laterally to the right, keeping his hips and shoulders facing downfield. (vice versa for the opposite side).
  • Players should always have the ball in the outside hand.
  • As players get more comfortable with the drill, you can increase the length of the acceleration zone to 7-10 yards.
  • You can also increase the width of the jump cut zones from 1 yard to 1.5.

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