In The Huddle
Your inside look at our
Let It Fly Football Drills & Skills Camp!
Listed below are the 24 circuit stations
campers will experience during our football camp.
Circuit Station #1 = Tennis Ball Drill = This drill is designed to enhance eye/hand coordination as the player is to pick up a total of four tennis balls in a shuttle style race. The player fires out of his three point stance under the bar that is held over the starting line. By making the player go under the bar, the player is gaining positive yardage on his first step by replacing his down hand with his back foot. The player is to stay low throughout the drill as he works on his footwork, agility, quickness, and stamina. The four tennis balls represent the four quarters of a football game.
Circuit Station #2 = Pop Up & Catch Drill = This drill is designed to help receivers with their overall quickness, agility, and eye/hand coordination. The player does a push-up off the ground at the same time as his feet start moving allowing the player to gain positive yardage as he runs his come-back route. The player is to catch any ball coming in above the waistline by forming a diamond with his hands by putting his thumbs together. Any ball coming in below the waistline, the player catches the ball by putting his pinkies together. "Thumb to thumb, pinkie to pinkie." The player is to extend his arms towards the incoming pass allowing himself to catch the ball out in front of his body by using his hands.
Circuit Station #3 = Running Back Letter M, N, & O Box Drill = This drill is designed to work on the players footwork, agility, balance, coordination, and overall quickness by having the player learn how to properly transfer the football from his left arm to his right arm while running around the cones. The player is to sprint between the cones and chop his feet around the cones. This drill is great for running backs.
Circuit Station #4 = Running Back Misdirection Agility Drill = This drill is designed to work on the running back's ability to quickly change directions while properly transferring the ball from his right arm to his left arm as he changes directions around the various cones. The player is to carry the football with the "Four Points of Pressure."
Circuit Station #5 = Wide Receiver Turn Around & Distraction Drill = This drill offers two different elements. The first one has the receiver stand with his back to the quarterback and upon hearing, "Ball," he is to spin around quickly landing with both feet on the white line while locating the flight of the ball. After the player catches the ball, he is to tuck it away. The second element has two players running at each other through their separate lanes. The player in the front lane acts as a defensive player while the player in the back lane acts as a wide receiver. The two players arrive at the center of the lanes at the same time the ball is arriving. The receiver is to catch the ball despite the defender trying to distract him as the ball is in flight.
Circuit Station #6 = Window Route Receiving Drill = This drill is designed to enhance the route running for wide receivers. The receivers run three different routes through three different windows on the field. The first route is the hook, the second route is the post, the third route is the dig. This drill works on overall eye/hand coordination, footwork, and body control as the receivers run the three different routes.
Circuit Station #7 = 3 Cone & Shuttle Drill = The 3 cone drill needs you to stay close to the cones as well as staying low as you run in order for you to work on your overall quickness as you improve your footwork. The shuttle drill is meant for you to move laterally as quickly as you can. Stay low in and out of your pivots. This drill enhances overall quickness as you improve your footwork.
Circuit Station #8 = Defensive Back Backpedal Drill = This drill is designed to work on the defensive backpedal. This is a drill that will work on coordination and balance as players are working on their footwork as they backpedal and turn to find the ball and make a play by catching the ball as it's thrown at them as they turn and find the ball in flight.
Circuit Station #9 = Defensive Back "W" Drill = This drill continues focusing on the proper technique of a defensive back as he drops into coverage. This drill consists of backpedaling, planting the right foot, pushing off the right foot as the player attacks the next cone. Once the player arrives at the next cone, the player must break down and begin the process again until he has done this activity four different times which symbolizes the four quarters of a football game.
Circuit Station #10 = Linebacker Slide-n-Glide Drill = This drill is designed to help teach the proper technique for linebackers as they backpedal into their areas of coverage, and then slide their feet as they glide back and forth from left to right, before turning and covering a tight end who is running a seam route.
Circuit Station #11 = Wide Receiver In & Out Route Drill = This drill is targeted to develop proper route running technique by the wide receiver by first teaching them how to utilize the proper swim move technique to get around man to man press coverage. Once the receiver has properly gotten past the defensive back, the wide receiver runs a ten yard out route, followed the next time with a ten yard in route. The receiver is taught how to properly catch, tuck, plant, turn, and sprint after the pass is thrown to them.
Circuit Station #12 = Lion and the Zebra 4 Cone Drill = This drill focuses on having a defensive player chasing an offensive player around four cones. The offensive player wears a set of flags around his waist as he represents a zebra who is running to stay alive. The defensive player follows the offensive player around the four cones in pursuit of his prey as he represents the lion who is looking for his next meal. If the defensive player pulls the flags off the offensive player before he reaches the finish line, he wins, if not, the offensive player wins. The object of the drill is to teach a player how to run close to the cones, thus shortening his overall number of steps it takes to reach the finish line.
Circuit Station #13 = 6 Bags Up & Over Agility & Tackle Drill = This drill is designed to enhance a player's footwork, speed, agility, as well as their tackling technique as they make their way over and around six bags before shedding a blocker on their way to sacking the quarterback.
Circuit Station #14 = Running Back Rubber-band Sprint & Pull Drill = This drill is designed to force the runner to stay low as they run with a forward lean while pulling a coach who is holding on to a rubber-band. This drill works the legs while the runner is engaged in the drill.
Circuit Station #15 = Defensive Back Backpedal, Turn, & Sprint Drill = This drill is designed to work on staying low throughout the backpedal, turning around quickly, and then sprinting up the field. This is a great drill for defensive backs as well as linebackers.
Circuit Station #16 = Bosu Ball, Kettle Bells, & Weighted Balls Drill = This drill will have the player doing push-ups, shoulder shrugs, and duck walking with the three various pieces of equipment. This station will work on the triceps, shoulders, chest, back, abs, thighs, and hamstrings.
Circuit Station #17 = Platform Explosion Jump, Lateral Jump, & Broad Jump Drill = This drill will encompass three different types of jumping exercises which will work on the leg muscles. The player will learn how to keep their balance as they explode through the jump and land on their two feet.
Circuit Station #18 = Yellow Net High Knees Drill = This drill focuses on developing quick feet, agility, and balance. The player runs through elevated netting while being forced to lift his legs and feet. The player is challenged to keep his eyes up while running. This allows them to simulate game action in which their eyes would be focused on avoiding the next tackler and not looking at the ground.
Circuit Station #19 = Offset I Right, 26 Y Cross-block Drill = This drill will allow for players to learn how to line up in a particular formation as they run an actual play that is found at all levels of competitive football from youth through the pros.
Circuit Station #20 = Ladder & Hurdles Drill = This drill encompasses having the players utilizing quick feet as they are stepping through the ladder. The players then sprint over the low hurdles as well as learning how to slide in and out of the hurdles. The players will also be challenged to perform two feet jumps over the hurdles. This drill is done while carrying a football.
Circuit Station #21 = Parachute Sprint Drill = This drill has two players lined up against one another side by side. Each player carries a football while pulling a parachute that opens up behind them while sprinting the required 30 yards. The two players will run a total of four sprints before taking off the parachutes.
Circuit Station #22 = Defensive Back Agility Drill = This drill is designed to teach the player how to backpedal and then change direction quickly by planting their foot and pushing forward. The player will then quickly run around a cone before defending a pass that is being thrown to a receiver.
Circuit Station #23 = Running Back Read & React Drill = This drill teaches players how to read and react to a defensive player. The player lines up as a running back and then receives a hand-off. The player is to run towards a bag that is simulating a linebacker. The player waits to see which way the bag moves, and then reacts by running in the opposite direction. This drill works on eye/feet coordination.
Circuit Station #24 = Man in the Middle Linebacker Drill = This drill is designed to work on developing quick reactions as the player is moving backward, forward, and side to side throughout a timed drill. The drill forces the player to stay low while quickly moving between four cones.