Defensive Back Intercept Tipped Pass Drill


The purpose of this Defensive Back Intercept Tipped Pass Drill is to work on catching a tipped or deflected pass.


  1. Defensive Backs line up in one line at the sideline, Coach stand at the hashmark at the same yardline.
  2. Place a “tipper” about half way between the coach and the sideline
  3. On command the first Defensive Back runs towards the tipper, while the coach throws the ball within the reach of the tipper to the Defensive Back
  4. The “tipper” skims the ball
  5. The Defensive Back catches the tipped ball and runs past the coach to score

Coaching Points

  1. Run full speed towards “tipper”
  2. Breakdown and move feet
  3. “Tipper” just skim the football, not a volleyball “set”


  • Football(s)

This Defensive Back Intercept Tipped Pass 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.