Watch these pass rushing drills and have a sheet of paper handy to take some notes! The techniques in this pass rushing drill series have been used by top coaches to build defensive fronts that sack quarterbacks and cause footballs to be poorly thrown.
This drill starts by reviewing the dip and lean technique and builds on the hoop drill shown here and here. In an ideal world your defensive linemen would do the dip and lean technique, speed right past the blocker and bury the ball carrier before he had a chance to get to the line of scrimmage.
Football is NOT a game of ideal though and the offensive lineman is doing his best to stop the defensive lineman and neturalize the dip and lean. With a little practice and attention to detail, this drill will help your defensive linemen handle any block that comes his way.
The hoop drill football simulates the path your defensive linemen follow to the quarterback during a pass rush. And this proven drill from The Southeastern Line camp is easy to do and very effective at teaching your defensive linemen a great pass rush technique.
This football clinic video is full of ideas for the passing portion of a sound offensive pressure package that you can easily incorporate into your own offensive package.
Every football coach knows that his offensive package includes multiple items. You know that you must force the defense to defend the entire football field by attacking all areas of the football field. This will allow your offensive coaches to create mismatches that are critical to the success of an offense.
Every football coach knows that you must establish a running game to take some of the teeth out of the defenses ability to defend the pass. You can find out more about establishing your running game here.
You also have to minimize the mistakes your offense makes because the defense is looking for mistakes to capitalize on.
The nuts and bolts of this clinic on developing your passing game is a set of plays that are simple to learn, offer a multi prong attack and are easy to modify. Watch this clinic and learn how you can use your receivers to spread the defense out over the entire football field using just a few concepts that your offense can easily pick up and apply.
A skillful swim technique will help your defensive lineman beat a bigger and faster offensive lineman. To develop a skillful football swim technique, a defensive lineman must practice until the movements are second nature. Until those movements necessary to perform the perfect swim technique just happen without your defensive lineman having to think about the details.
Surprisingly, the swim technique gets its name because when properly executed, it looks like the defensive lineman is swimming right past the offensive lineman! OK...maybe it's not a surprising name, but it is an essential pass rushing technique.
This series of football drills works the swim technique as the defender is shading right and left with an objective of getting to the ball carrier, securing the tackle and getting control of the football.
There is a saying that recognizing a problem is 90% of solving the problem. I know football coaches that would modify that line and say "...recognizing a play is 90% of stopping a play."
Screens and draws seem to be the accepted trick football plays that every offense loves to run as they try to confuse a defense. This drill helps your defensive linemen learn to recognize an outside screen or inside draw then react accordingly. As you study this video, you'll want to use the rewind feature regularly so you can let your eye practice picking up mistakes the kids make...improving your skill as a coach as you think of how you would correct the linemen.
Wrist, elbow, shoulder.
In the trenches of the line of scrimmage your defensive linemen will need to win the hand fight with the offensive lineman in order to get to the ball carrier and this drill shows how to get started. The drill is short, but you need to make sure that all of your defensive linemen have this hand fighting drill committed to their muscle memory!
Having an offensive plan for any situation lets you face any defensive situation your opponent throws at you. Coach Yeager covers several offensive running plays and some things you can take to your practice today.
Coach Scoggins covers the squeeze technique with a kickout using drills and repetition. It's worth watching every repetition of this drill and you'll pick up some great coaching tips.
Getting off the ball properly must start with your defensive linemen in a great stance. As a football coach, you can never assume everyone knows a good stance, so take a few minutes early on to insure your defensive lineman have great stances. Remember...if your defensive lineman isn't starting correctly, he can't wreak havoc on the offense!
Planning helps make better use of your time, and in this video Coach Rozell covers proven planning techniques that have helped field consistently great football teams.
Football Wristbands will help you run more plays in less time, without confusion and without letting your opponent know what you're plan is. And if you don't want to spend your time teaching your offensive players a good football wristband is necessary to keep everyone in formation! This video has some great information about one of the best football wristbands systems on any football field ever.
A good plan, violently executed now, is better than a perfect plan next week.
George S. Patton, Jr.