To work on agility, balance and improve a runner’s ability to recover after a stumble.

Drill Setup

  • Setup 4 flat agility bags, pool noodles, gym bags or other soft objects into an X pattern on the ground.
  • Setup two more bags 3-4 yards away from the ‘X’, and a partner, stand up dummy or any kind of obstacle 3-4 yards after the last flat bag.
  • Player starts off with a football in one hand and their free hand down in the middle of the ‘X’.X Drill for Football Agility

How it Works

  1. The player will rotate through the bags, keeping a hand down in the middle and cycling both feet through each section of the ‘X’.
  2. After completing one rotation, the player will get upright and run over the 2 flat bags on the ground with high knees.
  3. Player finishes by spinning off the dummy and exploding for a 5 yard sprint.

Coaching Tips

  • Players can finish with a juke, stiff arm – any move they like!
  • If you have a partner, they can replace the standup dummy and offer some token defense, forcing the runner to react and run in the opposite direction that they commit.

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