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How to Run the L Drill to Improve Speed and Agility (3 Cone Drill)

By Coach Martin | Football Drills

The L Drill is one of the best drills coaches can teach their football players.

It’s a drill that should be run by players at all positions since it works on improving speed and agility.

It’s very simple to set up and teach.

And in addition to helping players improve their agility and speed, the L Drill can also integrate team-building activities into your practice.

Here’s a look at how this drill is set up and run so that you can teach your players how to run it.

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football agility drills

5 Football Agility Drills for More Explosiveness and Speed

By Coach Martin | Football Drills

Building agility is very important in football.

It’s a sport that’s constantly requiring players to change directions, run at angles, and run as fast as they can, but not in straight lines.

Agility is a skill that all football players need to constantly work on.

It’s not necessarily a learned skill, such as how to block, how to throw a ball, how to tackle, and how to catch a pass.

It’s more of a skill like speed and strength that you’ll work on in practice with the entire team for players at every position.

Any football coach that’s looking to build agility in his players should start by running these five football agility drills.

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football tackling drills

5 Football Tackling Drills to Be More Effective on Defense

By Coach Martin | Football Drills

Teaching the basics of tackling is the most important thing defensive coaches can do for their players.

You can work for hours on positional drills and defensive schemes, but it won’t be worth anything if your players don’t know how to tackle properly.

Tackling is a skill that needs to be taught at the youngest ages of football, but it’s also something that needs to be reinforced and worked on as players advance to higher levels of the game.

Ultimately, tackling is probably the most important skill any defender will learn.

Here are five football tackling drills every coach should teach their players:

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football conditioning drills

5 Football Conditioning Drills to Reach Peak Fitness

By Coach Martin | Football Drills

Endurance is essential for all football players, regardless of which position they play.

And the best way for coaches to have players work on their endurance is through football conditioning drills.

They’re a great way to make sure that your players get their bodies acclimated to the running, effort, and endurance that’s needed to make it through an entire four-quarter football game.

So, here are five football conditioning drills coaches should use to improve their entire team’s conditioning.

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wide receiver drills

5 Wide Receiver Drills to Improve Route Running and Catching

By Coach Martin | Football Drills

Being a great wide receiver takes speed and a solid pair of hands.

But it also takes extensive knowledge of the offensive playbook, pinpoint route running, and the awareness and ability to make adjustments on routes to find open spaces in the defense.

While the saying is that you can’t teach speed and you can’t teach good hands, you certainly can work on plenty of skills that wide receivers need to do well at their position.

Here are 5 wide receiver drills that can help wide receivers develop the skills necessary to improve their route running and catching.

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linebacker drills

5 Linebacker Drills to Improve Speed, Reads, and Tackling

By Coach Martin | Football Drills

Linebackers have a lot of responsibilities that other positions don’t have.

They need to shed blockers to get to ball carriers to make tackles.

They need to backpedal, shuffle from side to side, and then angle to get to ball carriers — all in the same play.

They also need to keep their eyes in the backfield while preparing to react as they read whether a play is a pass or run.

Because of this, linebacker drills will be a little different than ones that coaches use for other positions.

Here are five linebacker drills that all coaches should teach their linebackers to help them improve their speed, reads, and tackling.

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defensive line drills

5 Defensive Line Drills to Get More Sacks and Tackles

By Coach Martin | Football Drills

Defensive line is a very demanding position.

Not only must players have good speed, footwork, and strength, they also must take on shed blocks from big offensive linemen.

They also face constant contact from a variety of players that come from all angles, as they look to break free and get to a ball carrier or a quarterback.

So, here are 5 defensive line drills to help players pick up the skills that they need to play the position.

These drills will go a long way in teaching your defensive linemen the basics to consistently shed blocks and record more tackles and sacks.

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5 Offensive Line Drills to Keep the QB Safe and Protected

By Coach Martin | Football Drills

The big boys on the offensive line will often dictate how successful a football team’s offense is.

The quarterback and other skill position players get a lot of the credit, but none of what they do would be possible if the offensive line didn’t perform well.

The offensive line has the fairly straightforward responsibility of protecting the skill players on the team. This includes opening up holes for the running game and keeping the quarterback enough time to throw on passing plays.

And coaches play a crucial role in teaching them how to be outstanding football players.

So, here are 5 drills to help your offensive linemen build their strength, speed, and stamina, as well as teach them effective blocking methods and tricks for protecting skill players on their offense.

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quarterback drills

5 Quarterback Drills to Develop Incredible Accuracy and Power

By Coach Martin | Football Drills

Throwing with accuracy and power is one of the most important skills a quarterback can learn. And teaching him to do so is a multi-step process.

As a coach, you should start by having a quarterback work on throwing with his upper body and hips.

Then, you can work in some footwork and receiver recognition before integrating quarterback drills to teach him how to avoid pressure.

Finally, you can combine all the teachable skills so quarterbacks can learn how to hit receivers running routes in stride.

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running back drills

5 Running Back Drills to Increase Agility and Speed

By Coach Martin | Football Drills

When people think of the running back position, they often just think of taking hand-offs or pitches from the quarterback and running with the ball.

But a running back’s job is so much more complex than that.

And it’s actually pretty demanding. They have a lot of roles and responsibilities that take a lot of different skills to master.

As a coach, you can help your running backs work on two of the most important skills (agility and speed) by running these 5 drills.

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