1.X Cone Drill
The X cone drill works on offensive lineman’s agility and also their footwork. Put 5 cones down in the form of an X. Then send one person to the middle cone and have one person on the outside. The person on the inside will chop their feet, and the person on the
outside will point to a cone. Which ever cone the person points to the one on the inside will either run to the cone, touch it, then backpedal back or backpedal to the cone,touch it, then run back.
2. Jump rope
Jump roping is the best way for offensive linemen to get faster footwork. It’s important to find a jump the perfect length for everyone depending on their height. It’s also important to jump on the balls of your feet and not flat footed.
- Both Feet
- Left Foot
- Right Foot\
Start off with 25 jumps each then move to 50, 75, and then eventually to 100.
3. 4 Corners
Place 4 cones about 10 yards apart so they make a square. Have the lineman start off in a 3 point stance, and then you will a whistle. the player will sprint to the first cone, carioca to the second drill, backpedal to the third, and lateral shuffle to the last cone
4. Low Bags or Agility Bags
The objective to low bags or agility bags is to improve foot quickness in offensive linemen and also to teach them to keep the level of their pads down when changing their direction. Lay six low bags on the ground about 2 feet apart each. Then have the offensive linemen get in a straight line in front of the bags starting in a 3 point stance. On the snap count, the O-linemen will then go over the bags . There are many drills you can do to improve O-linemen’s foot quickness using this.
- sprint over the bags: one foot in each hole
- lateral steps: run over bags laterally without crossing legs
- twist: start with the lateral steps but after each hole the lineman will turn 180 degrees
- side-to-side: face the bag taking wide lateral steps going in and out of the bags
- hops: hop in each hole
- two feet: pound two feet in each hole
5. 10- Yard shuffles
Put the linemen on a line with another line 10 yards away. The linemen will put their foot on the line and you will blow the whistle. They will lateral shuffle from line to line for 1 minute. Over time you will gradually increase the time they have to shuffle. You can also make them when ever they touch the line to flip around 180 degrees.