Purpose

To teach defensive players how to control the hand fight between them and an offensive lineman.

Set Up

  • Have players pair off with teammates of similar size and strength, and stand an arms length away from each other.

Karate Football Defensive Line Drill

Instructions

  1. Designate one player on offense and the other on defense.
  2. The offensive player will attempt to strike the defensive player’s chest with his hands , and the defensive player will react and use his hands to knock the offensive player’s hands away.

Coaching Tips

  • The main focus here is just on protecting the chest and knocking away the hands, but as players get more advanced, they can begin to work rip moves and swim moves in as well.

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