Quarterback Spot Throw Drill


The purpose of the Quarterback Spot Throw Drill is to teach and work on the QB going through the progression to find the open receiver.


  • ¬†Coach calls out specific pass play and coverage.
  • Receivers position themselves on spots according to read progression.
  • Coach designates open receiver.
  • QB executes drop. Receivers indicate “open” or not with hands up or down.
  • QB hits open receiver.


  • Use one route at a time for timing purposes.
  • Use Safeties kick drill (mirrored routes).
  • Use Defenders to determine open receivers.

Coaching Points

  • Work eyes and feet together.
  • Two hands on ball while waiting for open receiver.
  • Emphasize proper footwork and timing.


  • Ball(s)
  • Receivers