Implementing effective football drills can be difficult for any starting player, even if they can be quite basic. This is because even the simplest moves can prove to be tedious to any new player. In order for drills to be a lot easier to perform is to make it fun, especially if the players are children or young teens. Just don’t make it too easy since the drills are meant for players to learn and enhance their skills at the sport.
The following football drills are meant for beginners to achieve a proper balance while keeping them highly into the sports. Such drills are also intended for players to get better and better in their game.
1. Football Knock out Drill
This football drill is meant to help the receiver and running back to acquire the ability to hold on tight to the ball as they run all thru the defensive line. The drill starts by positioning the players in two lines and facing each other while a yard apart. Then the receiver must take the hand-off and run through the players, which must form a tunnel and try to snatch the ball away from the receiver. The latter must utilize proper techniques when it comes to handling the ball in order to prevent it from being taken away from his arms.
2. Finding the Receiver
This is a drill that trains the quarterback when it comes to spotting receiver that’s open in the field. This football technique also helps players to learn how to throw the ball properly. The drill starts by having the quarterback set the goal line. Then, a number of receivers are positioned in the field while facing the player. As soon as the quarterback gets the snap, his coach will choose a receiver, which will acknowledge by having his hand raised into the air.
Upon receipt of the snap, the team’s quarterback scans the field searching for the player with raised hand. As soon as he finds the receiver, the quarterback passes the ball to the receiver, who must accurately catch it. In order to make the drill more challenging, the quarterback will have to find and pass the ball to the receiver while doing only a 5 or 3 step drop.
3. Tackling in the Open Field
This is a very helpful drill since it is effective in improving both defense and offense. At the same time, it teaches players valuable tackling abilities and the skill to avoid any tackle. The drill starts by marking a 10-yard box in the field. An offensive and defensive player will be positioned on each end of the box. The offensive or running player tries to reach the other end of box successfully, without experiencing any tackle. On the part of the defender, he will tackle the runner to prevent him from crossing the boundary line.
When playing the open field tackling, both offense and defense players must utilize the correct techniques. For instance, when running the drill, the runner must stop if the defender contacts him. As the drill is played a number of times and player improves, the runner is allowed to continue going while the defender can do the tackle completely.
About the author:
Edward Hamilton have been to various Football academies to train myself better and learn more about the game and the strategies one need to implement in different situations. His inspiration to succeed is Brad Pyatt who made his name in NFL.