Intercept and Return Team Drill


The purpose of this Defensive Secondary Intercept and Return Team Drill is to teach and work on switching from coverage to blocking for the ballcarrier.

Description and Coaching Points

  1. Coach signals routes to all receivers
  2. Receivers run routes and all secondary covers
  3. Coach then signals direction of interception
  4. DDefensive Back nearest interception blocks nearest stand-up dummy
  5. EEveryone turns back to ball carrier and blocks designated stand-up dummy


  • 11 Stand-up dummies
  • Alternatively additional players with hand shields
  • Football(s)

 This Defensive Secondary Intercept and Return Team 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.