To work on good hit position for the defensive line player, and make it a “natural” body position for him.
Description & Coaching Points
- Feet shoulder width apart
- Toes pointed straight downfield
- Weight on balls of feet, heels flat
- Knees bent at 90 degrees
- Head up, back straight
- Arms relaxed between knees
- On command HIT! bring hands up
- On command FEET! chop feet in place
- On command RIGHT! turn 1/4 turn right
- On command LEFT! turn 1/4 turn left
- Defensive Line Player must not stand up in “HIT” position
- This position is key to playing football
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.