5 Yd. Backpedal

Purpose
  • To develop good body position during the backpedal and improve reaction time.
Description
  • This drill is a full speed backward drill in a 5 yd. Area. Defenders will place toes on the line in a good stance and the body position (chin over toes). On command "GO", defenders will backpedal and plant foot again and sprint past the line.
Coaching Point:
  • Stress chin over the toes, vigorous arm movement, leverage foot and head up as they sprint forward.

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