This is a fantastic warm up and agility drill that we like to do to get the eyes and hands ready to go. This agility drill allows players to work on both agility and catching the football.
Breaking Down the Popcorn Agility Drill
In this agility drill, the coach is going to throw the player as many balls as he can while they are moving laterally.
Your focus is on working lateral movement, and not clicking the feet. Be sure to keep the head and eyes up. The player shouldn’t cross over, and they should stay right on the line the entire time.
The second time through, I sometimes add a second football and throw the ball a little bit harder, increasing the pace of the drill.
This agility drill can be pretty challenging. Your players who are good on their feet and good at moving laterally are going to do best at this drill.