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Daily Ball Security Drills

Drill #1: Weave, 1-on-1+

Drill Setup/Instructions

  • Figure 8 thru players
  • Ball outside hand
  • Exchange ball around each player
  • Last player chases ball carrier thru the figure 8
    • Poke/punch/swat/strip

Coaching Points

  • Exchange smoothly
  • Snap ball to high-n-tight after exchange
  • Maintain contact across the body during exchange
  • Use off hand to protect ball during contact (5 points)

Drill #2: Partner Security 2-on-1

Drill Setup/Instructions

  • Ball side defender = poke/swat/strip
  • Off hand defender = simulate tackle
  • Ball carrier = protect ball, shed tackler with stiff arm
  • Finish

Coaching Points

  • Maintain ball high-n-tight
  • Violent stiff arm finish

Drill #3: 3 Man Wall, 3-on-1

Drill Setup/Instructions

  • Form a 3 man wall shoulder to shoulder
  • Brace for impact, pad level and dig into the ground.
  • Ball carrier picks R or L gap, do not go head up on a defender 

Coaching Points

  • Shoulders down 
  • Head up 
  • Maintain a power base 
  • Accelerate feet on contact
  • Protect ball with 5-points of contact, use off hand as additional security vs 2+ defenders
  • Finish!

Drill #5: Gauntlet

Drill Setup/Instructions

  • Create a human gauntlet
  • Provide resistance and go for the ball
  • Switch between R/L hand
  • Rotate ball carrier every rep

Coaching Points

  • Maintain pad level, shoulders over toes
  • Maintain power base
  • Go from 4-points to 5-points of contact, use off hand as additional security vs 2+ defenders
  • Finish!
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