WRTE DRILLS WRTEs Drill Library WR Drills 1
WR/TE’s Drill Library WR Drills 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 Stance & Postion Tip Drill Hand Position & Loose Ball Drill Catch & Tuck Drill (1) Catch, Tuck & Catch & Tuck Drill Distraction Drill 4 Cone Distraction Drill Hang Them High Set Up Drill Throw at Shoulders Drill Bind Throw Drill Spot Toss Drill TE Releases Tug of War Stalk Block Drill Elude Stalk Block Drill Bag Attack Drill Catch w/Bags Explode & Cut Bag Balance Drill WR/TE Strip Drill Cruise Drill & Turn Drill 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 Quick Feet Drill Spot Blaster Drill 2 Bag Contact Drill WR Tunnel Drill Karaoke Line w/Catch & React 2 Man 1 Catch Drill Post Play 3 Ball Drill Slalom Pole Drill Miami Concentration Drill WR Chutes Drill Cow Hoop Drill China 3 Man Drill ***Also See OL Drills for TE Blocking
Stance “Proper Stance” q. Curl from foot. q. Inside leg up. q 75% to 25% front foot to back foot ration. q. Bent at the waist in an athletic position. q. Hands up and in front.
Hand Position & Loose Ball Hand Position Drill Loose Ball Drill
Catch & Tuck drill
Catch & Tuck Drill and Off Balance drill Catch & Tuck Drill Off Balance Drill
4 Cone Distraction Drill
Hang Them High
Set Up Drill
Throw At Shoulders Drill
Blind Throw Drill “Blind Throw” q. Players stand with their backs facing the coach. Coach calls out a number and that player must turn around, find the ball and catch it. Coach “Ball”
Spot Toss Drill “Spot Toss” q. Place a black spot on a football. Players play catch and verbally call SPOT or NO SPOT. q. This helps them to focus on the ball as it arrives.
TE Releases “TE Releases” q. Work TE clean releases vs. different defensive fronts. q. Use dummy bag or player. 6 i 6 9
Tug of War “Tug of War” q. Players grip ball on its end cylinder. When coach starts the drill they tug back in forth to see which player can draw the ball away. q. Great for competition and hand/finger strength.
Stalk Block Drill Stalk Drill 1. Use cones or towels to make a five-yard by five-yard box. 2. Have a RB 10 yards away run inside the box, cutting inside or outside of the WR’s block. 3. On command, the DB attacks to block off of the WR closing the distance quickly. 4. The DB approaches square, with a lower pad level than the WR and his hands inside the WR’s hands. 5. The DBs hands should strike the breast pad of the WR violently while hitting at an angle up, knocking the WR into an upright position. 6. Simultaneously, increase the leg drive putting the WR into an ‘uncontrollable backpedal. ’ *Keep in mind the WR is trying to do the same thing to the DB. 7. The object is to knock the WR into the RB and slide off and execute proper tackling technique. *Point of emphasis is to teach DB to escape to the ball without delay which would allow the WR to re-establish a blocking position.
Elude Stalk Block Drill
Bag Attack Drill: Receiver will run end of route and catch ball thrown as he is being hit with bags or has to split bags. Technique: 1. Head and eyes on football. 2. Proper body position. 3. Pull ball down and tuck it away. 4. Relax your hands. Purpose: Teach concentration, catching in a crowd, running after the catch, proper ball maintenance (fumble drill also). Note – Players holding the bags will make contact on the receiver high, not low, just as he is catching the ball.
Catch w/Bags Catch w/Agility Bags Jump & Catch w/Bag Drill: Jump over bags – sideways; hop over bags – sideways and facing front also; running in and around bags. Drill: Jump over bag, making good concentration catch. Purpose: Teaching proper balance and developing quick feet. Purpose: Teach concentration – catching in a crowd over the middle.
Explode/Cut & Bag Balance Drill Explode and Cut Drill Bag Balance Drill: Catch, tuck, turn, explode and cut maintaining proper running form and technique. Drill: C, T and T drill to stay in bounds. Purpose: To teach concentration, ball maintenance and running with your head and eyes up. Purpose: Working to stay in bounds and keeping shoulders square and moving forward.
Strip Drill: Line up two receivers on an angle about arm’s distance apart. On coach’s command they both take off. Throw the ball to the lead receiver and then have the chaser strip him of the ball. Grab arms; pull down over the top, etc. Technique: 1. Use your body between ball and defender. 2. Catch it away from your body. 3. Tuck it away tightly. 4. Separate from defender. Purpose: To increase concentration, toughness and ball maintenance.
Cruise & Turn Drill Cruise Drill Five Yard Turn Drill: One hand catches while running at X speed. Line up receivers and have them run about ten yards and make extended catch. Drill: Receiver stands five yards away with his back to coach. Coach will yell ‘ball’ and throw over the right or left shoulder. Receiver will turn only his head; he must keep his shoulders up field. Locate ball with eyes and hands. Purpose: To make the great catch and develop good concentration Technique: 1. Thumbs out, elbows in, little fingers together. 2. Snap head around. 3. Bring ball down to tuck position. 4. Adjust body to ball if needed. Purpose: To develop hand eye coordination finding the football.
Quick Feet Drill: Put six cones about two feet apart (tighter as you get better). Have receivers run in and out of the cones at full speed. When all receivers have gone through, repeat the other way. Have the receivers carry a ball and emphasize proper ball position and running form. Purpose: Emphasis on quick feet, proper running form and ball control.
Rapid Fire Gauntlet drill PASS Player Rapid Fire Gauntlet Drill 1. X on side = Player w/ball. 2. Drill takes 5 balls 3. Player turns make catch, secures ball & drops off to side. 4. Players rotate from 2 side down to 3 side up. X X X
Spot Blaster Drill Coach Spot Blaster Drill 1. Player runs any variety of route. 2. Catches the ball form the coach and instantly turns around. 3. Sprint threw two players holding bags. Player Ba gs X s g Ba X
2 Bag Contact Drill Coach 2 Bag Contact Drill: Catch Ball from coach. Drop ball off and quickly turn and catch 2 nd ball from player. Come through bags each time to make catch. System: Catch, Left bag, Right bag than 2 nd player. Bags Player X Bags X Player
WR Tunnel Drill
Karaoke Line w/Catch & React Explanation: Opening up hips and making the catch. Then reacting to the defender. Drill: Karaoke Line Catch & React. Technique: 1. Start on command of coaches cure. 2. Catch ball and prep for bag read. 3. React to the opposite side of the bags direction. Note: Drop ball back with QB and get back in line. Coach 10 -12 Yards QB B A G “Karaoke” 5 -8 Yards WR WR
2 Man 1 Hand Catch Drill Explanation: Hand eye coordination. Drill: 2 man 1 hand catch drill Technique: 1. Press hands together at one time. 2. Time it out. Note: Flip ball back to coach to repeat. WR WR Coach
Post Play 7 Yards Explanation: Getting open in space. Drill: Post Play 1. Defense starts with back facing the ball. 2. TE can not use lob move. Technique: 1. Get open by any means necessary 2. TE has 5 seconds to get open. Note: Defense, Offense and out “Defend” LB LB QB TE LB “Get open” Coach
3 Ball Drill Explanation: Catching the ball Drill: 3 Ball Drill Technique: 1. WR takes off and catches ball in middle. After catch flip to WR behind cones and repeated. 2. Catch 2 nd ball and flip to WR. 3. Catch 3 rd and rotate out. Coach: Wait for ball to be flipped before throwing next. Note: 1 st Line, WR to 2 nd line. WR 3 1 Coach 5 -8 Yards 2 WR WR WR
Slalom Pole Drill Explanation: Catching the ball wile now allowing it to get to our body. Drill: Slalom Pole Drill Technique: 1. WR is knees at about 5 -8 yards away from Coach/other WR. 2. Run hands to simulate running a route. 3. Straddle the Slalom pole. Coach: Can participate if needed. Note: Can go with as many slalom poles as you have. W R Coach 5 -8 Yards
Miami Concentration Drill B A G Explanation: Everything a back needs to work on after the catch. Drill: Miami Concentration Drill Make a cut on the coach Note: Coaches or extra players with in the rotation can be used. End: Offense, Cutter, Passer, Whacker & Out. Coach B Coach Whack back! Pass ball! Coach
WR Chutes Drill Explanation: Teach WR to sink hips with low center of gravity. Come to balance before making the cut. Note: Explode out of your stance but stay low. 1. Come to pause after coming under the shoot. 2. Player who are out of balance after this can not make an effective cut. Coach: Best when done with 1 -2 at a time. Technique: WR/TE dictates their stance. WR Blue Roof Coach WR
Cow Hoop Drill Explanation: Working the comeback outside needed for the “Cow” Route. . Note: Cow Route adjusted 8 -10, Make break once CB turns and runs. 1. Work back to the ball and the sideline. 2. Can also use cones if hoop is not useable. Coach: Use the big DL/OL hoop & gives sideline. WR WR Big Hoop Coach
China 3 Man Drill Explanation: Working the China route with 2 -3 players at a time. Drill: Set up 3 players in 3 lines, 3 cones and work the expanded hitch route for the china concept. 1. Expand the zone 6 yards and back to 5 at a 45 degree angle. 2. Off set cones 2 -3 yards. 3. Come back to the ball on the inside. Coach: Use the big DL/OL hoop & gives sideline. WR WR WR Coach