Purpose

To teach defensive players how to sink their hips and react to a WR.

Drill Setup

  • Have players pair off with players of similar speed and size, and have the defensive player line up 6 yards off the line of scrimmage with both players in stance.

Match Hips Football Defender Drill

How it Works

  1. On the coach’s signal, the WR will fire off the line towards the defender, with the DB backpedaling along with him.
  2. The WR will breakdown, sink his hips and chop his feet every few yards.
  3. The DB will react and sink his hips along with the WR.
  4. Once they’ve gone 20 yards down field, have the players switch positions and repeat the drill coming back down the other way.

Coaching Tips

  • The WR should also occasionally break in or outside, forcing the DB to stay alert and react.

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