How to Run the Pursuit Drill in Football (Includes 3 Variations)

ByCoach Martin|Football Drills

One of the most important skills a defensive player needs to learn in football is pursuit.

After mastering the ‘basics’ (proper formation, exploding out of a stance, and basic tackling), they need to learn how to pursue ball carriers.

The basic skills teach players how to get in the proper position to make tackles — and then properly wrap up and take ball carriers down.

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What is Targeting in Football? (Rule Explanation)

ByCoach Martin|Football Basics

In the last few years, football leagues have been trying to crack down on plays that have a high chance of causing serious injuries.

This is especially true for those that could result in a serious head injury.

As a result, the NFL, college football, and even other levels have instituted a new rule called Targeting.

This is a great new rule that really seeks to eliminate hard hits to an opponent’s head, which is a serious cause for concern.

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