We can not predict what will happen next in the youth sports world in the coming weeks and months due to the impact of Covid-19 (Novel Coronavirus). There is much speculation as to how local leagues will be effected by the current pandemic.
As an up-tempo spread based team, we are always looking to get our receivers as many catches as possible. Because we have short practices we often miss out on individual time where receivers can get the base catches that allow them to develop the skill necessary to make big time catches in games.
One of the most frustrating things about coaching in a game is making sure the correct people are out on the field. During offense and defense this is normally a pretty easy task to accomplish, but during Special Teams, especially early in the season, this can be a very difficult task.
One of the most effective skills a Quarterback can have is the ability to throw the football on the run. When the Quarterback is able to break the pocket and threaten the defense with the run, while at the same time being able to throw the ball to a receiver downfield, the defense is put […]
As a coach the thing that I can’t stand is a lack of efficiency. When our players are on the field during practice, I want to make sure they are always in constant motion and getting better at their skill sets.
Here is an excellent linebacker drill that focuses on read and react techniques and conditioning.
The Sideline Drill is a great drill that combines change of direction with tackling to help players maximize their time. Players tend to love the drill because it adds some competition and is very easy to have fun with.
The ability to keep leverage and make a tackle on a ball carrier can be one of the most difficult aspects of tackling. By using the Vice Drill players will be able to develop the necessary skills to keep their leverage on the ball carrier while working with a teammate.
One of the most difficult things in coach Special Teams is teaching players to change from dropping back to moving forward to make the block. On the same note it equally difficult to teach coverage players to press the blockers and get past them.
One area where defenders tend to struggle is transitioning from a full sprint to a position to make a tackle. Many tacklers will continue going as fast as they can as they approach a ball carrier, as a result they are susceptible to any moves the ball carrier tries.
The Approach Drill is getting attention across the country as one of the top tackling drills in football. In the Approach Drill athletes learn how to track the near hip of a ball carrier and adjust to any moves by the ball carrier.
One of the most critical aspects in tackling is teaching players to shoot their arms through while unloading their hips in the tackle. Many players struggle with connecting these two actions because they must happen at the same time.
The Set and Punch Drill is a great tool to get offensive linemen efficient practice on their pass protection. The drill is designed to work on the footwork, punch and finish of the pass sets.
There are a variety of different drills teaching Defensive Backs the essentials of their position. One of the best drills to work keeping proper stance in the backpedal is the Throttle Drill.
Here are the 3 wide receiver progression drills we did at our international youth football camp. These drills are done in progression and they focus on the basic fundamentals of wide receiver play.