In football, its important to know exactly what should happen with the feet on contact with the block. In today’s video blog post, we are breaking down the exact technique to use to make proper contact with a defender.
How To Make Proper Contact with the Football Defender
When you are engaging the football defender, you want to make sure you have a good, strong base. Without a strong base, the defender is going to be able to throw you off balance easily, because you have no strength in that position. So a good base is very important.
The foot contact on the ground should be comprised from the ball of your foot to the heel, so that the entire area of the foot is touching the ground. The toes should be slightly turned out, to allow you to maintain good foot control.
You always need to maintain good foot control because you aren’t always going to be working straight ahead. If the defender goes to the left, you need to be able to quickly follow him agilely. You want to mirror the player the entire time, while maintaining your solid balance.
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