This drill is designed to help quarterbacks improve their accuracy and release time.


Two players start out standing five yards apart and then move to 10 yards apart after six to eight reps. The coach should be nearby to call commands.


  1. The quarterback with the ball gets in “profile” position, which means knees are bent, the lead shoulder is pointed toward the target and feet are moving.
  2. Receiver flashes a hand.
  3. Immediately upon seeing the flash of the hand, the quarterback throws the ball toward the hand.
  4. Perform six to eight repetitions.

Coaching Tips:

  • Again, pay close attention to grip and form during this exercise. Keeping balanced and properly shifting weight will help the quarterback improve accuracy.