DB Tackling Drills
The secondary’s job in football
The secondary football has actually just 2 jobs:
First of all it’s to defend the pass, by covering the receivers and preventing them from catching the ball. Easier said than done, true, but to improve with this task we have the DB Coverage Drills.
But their second and not lesser task is to securely tackle the receiver should he be able to make the catch – or tackle the runningback should he get through the ranks of the Defensive Line and Linebackers. And as this is at least as important as defending the pass …
Why not practice more substantial tackling drills?
Well, here are some DB Tackling Drills, which should give you coaches a some nice ideas how to improve the tackling skills of your secondary:
- Come to Balance Tackling Drills
- The Defensive Back Come to Balance Tackling Drills teach and improve the foot work, body positioning and weight distribution before executing a full tackle
- Tackling Progression Drills
- The Defensive Back Tackling Progression Drills teach and improve proper tackling technique.
- Open Field Tackling Drills
- The Defensive Back Open Field Tackling Drills improve the chances of the Defense Back to make a safe tackle in the open field.
- Machine Gun Drill
- The Defensive Back Machine Gun Drill works on and improves good body balance while fighting off blocker and making the tackle.
- Angle Form Tackling Drill
- The Defensive Back Angle Form Tackling Drill teaches and works on the Defense Back’s angle tackling technique.
- Open Field Form Tackling Drill
- The Defensive Back Open Field Form Tackling Drill teaches and improves the open field tackling technique and abilities.
- Man Maker Drills
- The Defensive Back Man Maker Drills works on fighting off or avoiding low and high blocks and making an open field tackle from inside out.
- Strip and Fumble Recovery Drills
- The Defensive Back Strip and Fumble Recovery Drills emphasize the turnover and properly recover the fumble or pick it up and run.
- Sideline Tackling Drills
- The Defensive Back Sideline Tackling Drills work especially on the open field tackling, using angles, the sideline and taking away the cutback.