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football Hand Fighting Drill Hand Fighting Drill

Wrist, elbow, shoulder.

In the trenches of the line of scrimmage your defensive linemen will need to win the hand fight with the offensive lineman in order to get to the ball carrier and this drill shows how to get started. The drill is short, but you need to make sure that all of your defensive linemen have this hand fighting drill committed to their muscle memory!

Hand Action Drill, Football Hand Fighting

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football Defensive Line Pass Rush Moves and Technique - The spin move Defensive Line Pass Rush Moves and Technique - The spin move

Call it a spin move, hump move or ice pick, the spin move pass rush technique opens up the inside rush lanes by playing off of the offensive lineman's outside moves.

This drill series starts with dummies and moves till it's working man vs man and is a simple and effective way you can teach your defensive lineman to be great spinners when necessary. As you watch this video, you'll see some linemen have this football rushing technique down and others are struggling. Hopefully, you'll be able to work these spin technique drills enough that all of your defensive linemen will be into the backfield quickly ready to make a tackle.

spin technique, pass rush

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football Dip & Lean to Limp Arm Dip & Lean to Limp Arm

This drill starts by reviewing the dip and lean technique and builds on the hoop drill shown here and here. In an ideal world your defensive linemen would do the dip and lean technique, speed right past the blocker and bury the ball carrier before he had a chance to get to the line of scrimmage.

Football is NOT a game of ideal though and the offensive lineman is doing his best to stop the defensive lineman and neturalize the dip and lean. With a little practice and attention to detail, this drill will help your defensive linemen handle any block that comes his way.

dip and lean, limp arm counter

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football Football Fundamentals: The Pass Pro Drill Football Fundamentals: The Pass Pro Drill

It's one-on-one in this Football Pass Pro Drill. Coach Tony Johnson of Pinson Valley High School makes these Southeastern Line Camp athletes work for it. Covering both offensive and defensive skills, this football drill focuses on the pass rush. Leveraging against an opponent for the attack, athletes learn how to attack "half the body" rather than go for a head-on collision. This drill is basic man-on-man action that works on the fundamental skills needed to out maneuver the opposition.

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football Defensive Line Drills - Hand Placement for Shock and Awe Defensive Line Drills - Hand Placement for Shock and Awe

Hand placement seems like it's to tame of a term, because this defensive line drill is about more than just "placing" hands somewhere. To a defensive lineman, hand placement is a form of "Shock and Awe", a way of telling the offensive lineman who's boss. In fact, hand use for a defensive lineman is something that scouts look at when they are evaluating recruits because strong hands, properly used control the line of scrimmage. This defensive line drill is all about teaching the defensive lineman how to get his hands to the correct place while using his hips to transmit power into the offensive lineman.

Watch this defensive line drill as football Coach Paul Averitt explains the proper hand placement for the defensive lineman. These drills teach players to maximize the defensive attack by using proper hand placement while hitting the target and rolling the hips to increase the power of the contact.

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