Blocking Skills- (Shoulder block drill) A. Progression
  1. Surface- Fit into bag with shoulder of block forearm. The blocking surface is the shoulder, chest plate and forearm , keep butt down, back straight and eyes up
  2. Strike a blow- 6 point stance in front of bag with helmet 6" away from bag. Push off with legs delivering blow with forearm and shoulder sliding head to side of bag. Roll hips so belt buckle hits ground 1st eyes up.
  3. Step and Hit- 2 point stance 1 step from bag. Step with opposite foot of shoulder block, deliver blow and hold. Coach check for correct position. Butt down, back straight, eyes up.
  4. Run and Hit- 2 point stance 5 yards from bag. Run to bag, deliver blow and drive through bag. STAY LOW
Want to do 3 reps each shoulder for this drill. B. Specific Blocks- Use stand up bags
  1. Gap Block- used by Wing backs to block inside gap.
  2. Down block- used to block 1st man inside.
    - On both blocks you want to take a short lateral step to inside and then a crossover step, read defender, deliver a blow and drive inside finishing off with a scramble block.
  3. Kick Out block- used to kick a defender out from point of attack. Deliver a running shoulder block with head upfield.

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