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Up Downs in Football

What are Up Downs in Football? (Full Explanation)

By Coach Martin | Football Drills

Football is a very intense sport — it requires not only a lot of skill, but plenty of physical and mental toughness, as well as endurance.

Coaches will work to build up these skills in all of their players throughout spring practices and training camps before the season starts.

To do this, they will run certain conditioning drills that usually are relegated only for the off-season programs.

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

By Coach 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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45 Football Drills for All Ages, Skill Levels, and Positions

By Coach Martin | Football Drills

Having a list of effective football drills is important for every coach.

Football is a sport that, maybe more so than a lot of others, takes a specific set of skills that are unique to the sport.

While characteristics such as speed, agility and strength are all important, there are a lot of football skills that only pertain to certain positions.

That’s why in practice, youth football teams will start by breaking players into their certain positions for individual drills.

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