Discover practical defensive back drills for improving game performance.
- Prepare your players to effectively track the ball in the air and knock it down or make the interception
- Bolster your secondary's ability to make touchdown saving tackles
- Train your DBs to quickly get off stalk blocks and kick-out blocks and position themselves to make tackles
with John Neal,
former University of Oregon Assistant Coach (Passing Game Coordinator/Secondary)
John Neal delivers a video packed with game-like practice drills to help your defensive backs develop the skills they need to succeed on the field. No gimmicks or gadgets are needed for these drills, and players are taught how to "finish" every drill to ensure maximum benefit.
Train your players to quickly change direction and react to the football. Coach Neal teaches proper stance, driving to the ball, backpeddling, man turns, zone turns, and footwork in these purposeful drills.
Once your athletes take the field, their goal is to get the ball back. The goal of these drills is to finish with a fumble recovery, interception or knockdown. You will see techniques for recovering fumbles, breaking on the ball, knocking down passes, and covering the deep ball.
Improve your players' ability to quickly get off stalk blocks and kick-out blocks and position themselves to make tackles. The "Fit", "Fit-Close" and "Fit-Close & Release" drills will teach your players how to get off blocks so they can be more effective at stopping the run and quick screens. Using a punch-and-push method, Coach Neal's players demonstrate how to attack the blocker and drive them back to create problems for your opponent's running game.
The secondary is your last line of defense, so they need to be sure tacklers. Coach Neal demonstrates 10 tackling drills that teach every aspect of tackling players will use in a game. Open field tackling is demonstrated, as well as tackling drills that can be used without pads.
Coaches of all levels will benefit from the teaching of one of the nation's best secondary coaches. With more than 30 years of experience and the results on the field to back it up, Coach Neal's instruction will help your defensive backs refine their technique and improve their game performance.
70 minutes. 2015.Football Videos