Pushup & Catch Drill
To work on concentration and conditioning while catching the ball
- Have the players form a line, single file. The first player in line will stand a couple yards in front, lying face down on the ground. The coach or passer will be 4-5 yards in front of the line, with a football in hand.
1. On the coach’s signal, the first player in line will perform a push up to get up onto his feet, then sprint forward.
2. The passer will lead the player with a pass, forcing him to get up, get going, and get the ball very quickly.
As players get comfortable with the drill, you can throw the pass earlier and earlier, making it that much more challenging to get up in time to make the catch.