To teach and reinforce the proper blocking technique when In pass protection.

Set Up

  • Have players get into groups of three, with each group grabbing two blocking shields.
  • The two players with shields will stand arms length away on either side of the blocker.


  1. On the coach’s signal, the blocker will punch the bag on his left, immediately retract the punch, reset, and punch the bag on his right.
  2. The player will continue, alternating bags for 30 seconds or until the coach’s whistle.

Coaching Tips

  • The two biggest keys to delivering a strong punch, are for the player to pivot his feet, and keep his thumbs up and his elbows in. This will allow him to maintain a powerful base and stay in a low, strong athletic stance without losing balance.