Defensive Back 5 Yard Backpedal Drill


The purpose of this Defensive Back 5 Yard Backpedal Drill is to develop good body positioning during the backpedal and improve reaction time.


This drill is a full speed backward drill in a 5 yard area. Defenders will place toes on the line in a good stance and body position (chin over toes). On command »GO« , defenders will backpedal 5 yards, plant foot and sprint forward to the line, then backpedal and plant foot again and sprint past the line.

Coaching Points

Stress chin over the toes, vigorous arm movement, leverage foot and head up as they sprint forward.