Play Type:     Quarterback Drill / Running Back Drill


A good team drill for getting both the quarterback and running back reps throwing and receiving the pitch.


The quarterback will start at the line of scrimmage, with the football in hand. The running backs will form a line behind the quarterback, with the player currently doing the drill lined up 5-7 yards behind the quarterback.

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  1. The quarterback will snap the ball, opening up and using proper pitch technique, leading the tailback with the throw so that it hits him in the numbers.
  2. The running back will run out wide, receive the pitch and turn up field.

Coaching Tips

It’s a great idea to rotate positions, so that you have lots of players capable of both delivering or receiving pitches.

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