To work on defeating blocks, pursuit, and tackling.

Drill Setup

  • You’ll need a coach with a blocking shield, and a tackling dummy.
  • The defensive players should form a line about 5-7 yards away from the coach, with the tackling dummy another 5 yards behind the coach, slightly offset to to one side.

Shed Block Football Defense Drill

How it Works

  1. The defender will bust out of his stance, shed the first block, and make a strong tackle on the dummy.

Coaching Tips

  • Emphasize power, balance, and proper form on the tackle – breakdown, wrap up, hip roll!