Defensive Back Dive Layout Drill


The purpose of this Defensive Back Dive Layout Drill is to develop ability to accelerate and drive to the ball, and secure the football before going to the ground.


Two defensive backs will align 5 yards form the coach with 5 yards separation between.

On direction, backs will sprint laterally and plant on outside foot and sprint in opposite direction.

When ball is tossed in the air, backs will call “Ball” and drive and intercept the ball before it hits the ground.

Ball will be tossed chest high and backs must dive or layout and get it.

Coaching Points

Players must sprint near full speed.

Defense Back should pull the ball into his body as soon as he has control, and should try not to land on his elbows as this most likely will knock the ball lose.


  • Football(s)