The purpose of this Defensive Back Backpedal Turn and Go Drill is to teach and improve the footwork when turning out of backpedaling.
Description and Coaching Points
- Back pedal
- Turn in direction coach gives
- Keep shoulders over knees
- Don’t “open” up
- Exaggerate forward lean
- Run in a straight line
- Cross over with far leg
- Stay off your heels
- Break on ball, intercept
This Defensive Back Backpedal Turn and Go Drill is contributed by ©2007 Leon Criner (✝️ Nov. 14, 2014), at the time Assistant Head Coach and Defensive Coordinator and Jimmy Sims, at the time Assistant Professor of Health & Physical Education / Head Football Coach at Los Angeles Valley College – The Los Angeles Valley College Monarchs played then in the Western States Conference, now in the SCFA, Southern California Football Association.