3 Football Drills for Kids
Stop Route1 of 4
Every play has a passing route that includes both the distance and direction a receiver should travel in. Common plays include the hook, slant, out, post, and dig routes. In the Stop Route, a player starts by placing the inside foot forward. Following the snap, the player explodes off the line of scrimmage and drives about eight yards in the direction determined by the play. Once the player has reached the pre-determined distance, the player must plant the outside foot and drive back towards the quarterback. From there, the player catches the ball and turns up field to score.
Defending the Deep Ball2 of 4
For defensive backs, protecting the deep ball prevents big offensive plays that can shift a game's momentum entirely. In this drill, Larry Anam, former New England Patriots defensive back and current CoachUp coach, walks through key points to remember while defending the deep ball.
Football Tackling Drill3 of 4
Using good tackling technique not only keeps the defender's head and neck safe, but also prevents injuries to the opponent being tackled.?First, the player squats down while keeping the back straight and head up so they can see exactly where they'll hit the opponent. Now that they are in position, they straighten the knees and propel the body forward. It's important to sink the hips while paying attention to the target's hips, as this will always tell the player where they're headed. Ultimately, the goal is to make contact with the opponent's hips, wrap the arms around their torso, squeeze, and bring them down.