Team Defense Skelly Drill


The purpose of this Defensive Secondary Skelly Drill is to work on and improve the different coverages vs different pass patterns. Also helps to give the Cornerbacks and Safeties a better understanding how the covering players have to work together and to build trust into the other zones and cover players.

Description and Coaching Points

  1. Coach signals routes to 1/2 of receivers
  2. Receivers run routes and 1/2 secondary covers
  3. Coach then signals other 1/2 of receivers their routes
  4. All Receivers run their routes and secondary covers.


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This Team Defense Skelly 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.