To teach players the proper technique when it comes to sinking the hips to change direction.

Set Up

  • Have the players form a line, and place a cone 10 yards downfield in front of them.

Softball Plant Drill for Football Training


  1. Starting from an athletic stance, the player will sprint downfield towards the cone.
  2. As they approach the cone, they will chop their feet, sink their hips, plant, and touch the cone with their inside hand.
  3. They will then push off, and explode for 5 yards at about a 45 degree angle back towards the line of scrimmage.

Coaching Tips

  • To add an extra layer to the drill, have either a coach or a quarterback stand 5 yards behind the line of players and throw a pass to the player after he has made his plant and cut back to the ball.