Teach your kids how to catch, block, and tackle like the pros with these football drills and practice tips.
The defensive backs can be a bit tricky. Many times the two cornerbacks will be weak since you have stud outside linbackers/defenseive ends playing contain. The cornerbacks are just out there for a backup contain man hoping to scare the running back to the inside.
Competition is a great way to increase the energy of a practice. It is a great tool to inject some passion and get players to increase their effort level, but it must be used wisely.
I’d heard an NFL running back talk about run the ladder; getting down the sidelines for a touchdown, so I came up with this drill to teach my backs to break to the sidelines and score.
It’s important that your linebacker coaches really focus on stance, pursuit angle, shock and shed and a solid form tackle.
These two plays are a dangerous combination because they can force the defense to respect the full width of the field.
If your defense tackles well, you will eliminate those big plays and frustrate the offense.
By narrowing down the possible events it makes teaching and drilling the defensive linemen easier. The defensive linemen know the possible scenarios that they will be reacting to on every play.
When we play defense we will fly to the football with enthusiasm and effort. We will communicate and talk it up with each other. If we make a big play, we'll get pumped about it!
Coaches that focus on offensive line blocking and pressure on the defensive front equip their teams with the basic foundations of winning every game.
When you call a blitz, the defenders must blitz hard! Half-hearted blitzes will lead to you giving up big plays. You can live by the blitz, but you can also die by the blitz.
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