5 Drills to Improve a Offensive Lineman’s Agility

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. WhiX cone drillch 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 four-cornersin 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 agility bags drill

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.

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A Few Drills to Improve a QB’s Form

The objective of this drill is to warmup a QBs arm simultaneously working on concentration on the target and ball release.in this drill a QB will pair up with a receiver or another QB and they will line up directly across from each other about 10 yards apart and get on both knees. Their partner will hold both hands up giving the other person a target to throw at. Don’t throw hard and concentrate on the target.

In this drill put your knee on your throwing side, grip the ball with one hand, cock it high with two hands, and throw to you partner. You will need to over exaggerate your throw. Use only your arm and lead with your elbow. Switch down to one knee for variation. This drill will help stronger arc and wrist snap.

The objective of this drill is to warm up the arm and at the same time to time teach concentration on a target and working on a passing technique. Pair off about 12 yards apart directly in line with each other and Increase the distance as you warm up but don’t go over 20 yards and do not take a step with your foot. This drill helps develop your arm.

5 wide receiver drills to boost your reception percentage

In this first drill if the pass is in front of your body catch it with your pinkies together. If the pass is behind you your pinky fingers will be together while turning with the ball. If it is a low pass your pinky fingers will be together. If it is a high pass or a pass to the chest your thumbs will be together. And finally if it is an over the shoulder catch your pinky fingers will be together.5 WR drills to boost your reception percentage pic

In the second drill two or three people and a resistance band is needed for this drill. The objective is to help you catch and hold on to the while being a defender is on you as well. This drill will increase your shoulder and arm strength. This drill will also help to improve your ability to catch in traffic.

In the third drill the objective is to find the laces on the ball as it is being thrown at you. You can also put a sticker or something like that on the ball. While the ball is coming at you focus on the laces or sticker. If you focus on the ball it will prevent you from dropping as many ball therefore increasing your reception percentage. If you want to make it more difficult you can jog and routes as well.

In the fourth drill the objective is to be moving your feet and to catch the ball at the same time. This drill can help receivers move laterally and it will also help on the line of scrimmage beating pass coverage.

In the final drill you will need four people.  With the first two catches you will focus on finding the laces. With the next catch focus on hand position and catching the ball before you go out of bounds. The final catch will be a full speed route while up against a defender.

Getting Started

 

Hey my name is Brendan and I love football. I like football because I’ve been playing for so long and when I play I can just take my mind off everything that’s going on in your life and just play. You can also make a lot of friends playing football. If you’re just starting you’re going to need a few things before you go out and start playing.gettingstartedblog

One of the pieces of equipment you will need is shoulder pads. Shoulder pads are a piece of protective equipment used in American football and also other contact sports such as Canadian football and also hockey. They are made of a plastic outer layer with a foam padding underneath of that. Shoulder pads will always either have a strap or buckle to tighten them.   They are used to try and prevent injuries such as fractures, spraining, and swelling. Shoulder pads that fit properly are crucial. Shoulder pads are fitted to an adult football player by measuring there back from shoulder to shoulder then adding half an inch to that. There are many types of shoulder pads. For quarterbacks they are made light and loose so they can move around easily and for linemen they’re made with few flaps so they can’t be grabbed and held easily.

A different piece of equipment is a helmet. The helmet is made out of a hard outer layer with a thick padded layer on the inside of the helmet. Attached to that is a facemask that is bolted on and chinstrap that attaches to that. The helmet helps prevent injuries such as concussions. The chin strap is used to make sure the helmet stays on and also to protect your chin.

You will also need a mouth guard. The mouth guard is used to protect your teeth, gums, arches, and also your lips. They are most often used in contact sports such as football, hockey, rugby, and also boxing. Some professionals also use them in soccer and basketball. It is usually made out of plastic. There are also different types of mouth guards. One type is a stock mouthpiece. That’s when it’s manufactured in a preformed shape in various sizes and no adjustments to fit the user’s mouth. There is also a mouth adapted mouth guard. This mouth guard you put in boiling water and then after a while you will take it out and bite it so it fits your mouth perfectly.

Another piece of equipment you will need is padded pants. The interior of the pants have for pockets. In the top two pockets are where you put the thigh pads and then the bottom two is where you would put the knee pads and there’s also a tailbone pad. There are also pants were the pads come sown in already so you don’t have to take the pads out every time you have to wash them. The pads are made out of plastic and are usually have a foam covering.