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Receiver Skills and Drills Glazier Clinic Chicago 2007 Session #2.

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1 Receiver Skills and Drills Glazier Clinic Chicago 2007 Session #2

2 Wide Receiver Basics Wide Receiver Basics Alignment Alignment Stance Stance Blocking Blocking Routes Routes Catching the football Catching the football

3 Alignment Which side of the ball? Which side of the ball? On or off the line of Scrimmage? On or off the line of Scrimmage?

4 Flankers The WR to the TE side The WR to the TE side yards from the EMLOS yards from the EMLOS You should be 1/2 to 3/4 of a yard off the LOS You should be 1/2 to 3/4 of a yard off the LOS

5 Split End The WR opposite the TE The WR opposite the TE yards from the EMLOS yards from the EMLOS You need to be on the LOS You need to be on the LOS

6 Slot Receiver Align 1/2 way between the split end and the offensive tackle Align 1/2 way between the split end and the offensive tackle Your alignment off the LOS is the same as the flanker Your alignment off the LOS is the same as the flanker

7 Stance Sprinters’ stance Sprinters’ stance Inside foot up Inside foot up The farther off the DB is the longer your stance can be The farther off the DB is the longer your stance can be Good forward lean Good forward lean DB should not be able to read your #’s DB should not be able to read your #’s Hands Up Hands Up Ready to fight or run Ready to fight or run

8 Blocking Stalk block Stalk block Crack back Crack back Cut-Off block Cut-Off block Blocking is taught using the ABCD’s Blocking is taught using the ABCD’s Alignment Alignment Bead Bead Contact Contact Drive Drive

9 Stalk Block Alignment Alignment Where is the DB at? Where is the DB at? Hard or Soft Corner? Hard or Soft Corner?

10 Stalk Block Bead Bead On the Stalk block our aiming point is typically the Outside # On the Stalk block our aiming point is typically the Outside #

11 Stalk Block Contact Contact Is made with the heel of the hand with the thumbs up Is made with the heel of the hand with the thumbs up We are trying to gain control of the breastplate of the shoulder pads We are trying to gain control of the breastplate of the shoulder pads If you bounce off keep working to gain position and control If you bounce off keep working to gain position and control

12 Stalk Block Drive Drive No Stalemates No Stalemates Take the defender where he wants to go Take the defender where he wants to go

13 Stalk Blocking Drill Sideline 5 yards 10 yards R DB RB DB, DB R, R

14 Crack Block Alignment Alignment Is he a LB or a S? Is he a LB or a S? Is he in a position to or showing blitz? Is he in a position to or showing blitz? Take an appropriate angle to the target Take an appropriate angle to the target

15 Crack Block Bead Bead Breakdown five yards from the target Breakdown five yards from the target Read the play Read the play Get in position to make the block without committing a penalty Get in position to make the block without committing a penalty

16 Crack Block Contact Contact Blocking area is the same as a stalk block Blocking area is the same as a stalk block Force the defender to come underneath the block not play over it Force the defender to come underneath the block not play over it NO PENALTIES!!! NO PENALTIES!!!

17 Crack Block Drive Drive Pin the defender inside Pin the defender inside If the opportunity presents put the player on the ground If the opportunity presents put the player on the ground

18 Cut Off Block Alignment Alignment Who is the 3rd level defender? Who is the 3rd level defender? Bead Bead Same as stalk Same as stalk Contact Contact Same as stalk Same as stalk Drive Drive Same as stalk Same as stalk

19 Types of Receiver Drills Ball Handling Ball Handling Speed/Quickness Speed/Quickness Catching Catching Routes Routes Blocking Blocking

20 Ball Handling Drills Can be done easily by kids on their own Can be done easily by kids on their own Also make excellent warm up activities Also make excellent warm up activities Improves players ability to handle the ball Improves players ability to handle the ball Strength Strength Quickness Quickness

21 Speed and Quickness Explosive movement are necessary to play receiver. Explosive movement are necessary to play receiver. These drills also can be performed by kids outside of practice These drills also can be performed by kids outside of practice

22 Mechanics of Catching Stationary Catch Stationary Catch Thumbs and pointer fingers together Thumbs and pointer fingers together Focus on the nose of the ball Focus on the nose of the ball Catch the ball away from the body Catch the ball away from the body Eyes stay on the ball until it is tucked away Eyes stay on the ball until it is tucked away Running Catch Pinkies together Use your back hand to stop the ball Use the front hand to catch it Catch the ball away from the body Eyes stay on ball until tucked away

23 Catching Drills Focus on Focus on Basic routes Basic routes Mechanics of catching the football Mechanics of catching the football Types of Catches Types of Catches Wide open Wide open Sideline Sideline Distracted Distracted

24 Route Running Drills Add catching a ball into these drills whenever possible Add catching a ball into these drills whenever possible Types Types Cuts Cuts Box Drill Box Drill M Drill M Drill 3 Man Drill 3 Man Drill

25 Box Drill This drill teaches ninety degree cuts RRRR

26 M Drill This drill teaches 45 degree cuts RRRRRR

27 3 Man Drill RRRRRR This drill helps teaching uniformity of cuts


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