Defensive Line Quarter Eagle Drill


To work on good hit position for the defensive line player, and make it a “natural” body position for him.

Description & Coaching Points

  1. Feet shoulder width apart
  2. Toes pointed straight downfield
  3. Weight on balls of feet, heels flat
  4. Knees bent at 90 degrees
  5. Head up, back straight
  6. Arms relaxed between knees
  7. On command HIT! bring hands up
  8. On command FEET! chop feet in place
  9. On command RIGHT! turn 1/4 turn right
  10. On command LEFT! turn 1/4  turn left
  11. Defensive Line Player must not stand up in “HIT” position
  12. This position is key to playing football


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This Defensive Line Quarter Eagle 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.