Principles of Catching the Football for Wide Receivers

When coaching wide recievers, you want to be sure to emphasize catching the football with the eyes as well as the hands. A great way to incorporate this skill into your practice is marking the football with visual aids and having the reciever react using the skill you want to improve. This could be a mechanical reaction or a verbal reaction, such as calling it out which strengthens the visual response. Also be sure to emphasize following through with good finger spead, a little spring in the elbow and securing the football up under his arm.


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