Watch this video to see drills you can incorporate into your practice routine to hone your defensive backs skills at the "backpedal and break".
Weather the defensive back breaks left, right, forward or has to turn 180 degrees to pursue the ball or a receiver, the key is practicing the maneuver until it's performed flawlessly each and every time by your free safety and other defensive backs.
This drill series progresses by starting with the basics of a great backpedal, then it moves to techniques your free safety needs to know in order to quickly change his direction. After the basics are covered the drill moves to get the defensive backs picking up on visual cues to know when and in what direction they need to break to make the play.
What's the key to making the most of football drills during practice time? Repetition. Repetition. Repetition. Coach Randy Cook Head Coach at Minor High School, and formerly with the Hoover High School football staff, works his team through a daily football practice. Here you'll find a number of football drills that are perfect for fine tuning fundamental skills. Angle Tackling, Footfire, and Back and Slide are just a few of the drills Coach Cook runs his players through in this video series. Coach Cook then reviews the practice footage and gives frame by frame review of the good, the bad, and the just plain frustrating. Both coaches and players can see for themselves what works and what doesn't when going up against an opponent.
Coach Borough covers drills to bring out the aggressiveness and hone the skills of your linebacker staff in this series.
Developing linebackers takes planning and execution and in this video series you'll get ideas that will help you plan your practice drills then execute them so you get the most benefit from your football practice.
Coach Wright covers the fundamental skills a linebacker needs to know and offers some agility drills to help develop aggressive and agile linebackers.
Football Coach John Pledger works on players defensive skills in this video segment. These drills are designed for the Safety, but can be modified for use with Cornerbacks. The coaching starts with a footwork drill then incorporates Man Turn and Zone Turn Drills. The guys put it all together with work playing man to man against the Receiver.
Stances and starts plus techniques and drills to build linebackers that cause the quarterback to sweat .
"Just like with everything else in football, we start with our feet," says Steven Hicks, Linebacker, Defensive Coordinator of Huntingdon College. In this football skills video, we start with the feet and end with the basic linebacker stance. Coach walks and talks us through the basic stance including foot position, the "bend," and weight distribution. Add a couple of football practice drills to work on going from stance to advance and your defense is on its way to the win!
Many big plays happen...or are prevented because of mistakes or great jobs in the defensive secondary, here's drills to help build a secondary that makes your crowd stand and applaud.
Coach Derrick Ansley of Huntingdon College demonstrates defensive back drills starting with the fundamentals of stance, back peddling, sticking, and turning. These drills progressively incorporate these fundamentals while adding additional skills that are "must haves" for Defensive Backs. Breaking Drills - Turning Drills - Acceleration Drills - they're all here to help your DBs learn how to make the cut.. and the stick...and the turn...and the...okay, enough, you get the idea. Now get to the videos!
It's not the load that breaks you down, it's the way you carry it. Lou Holtz