Wide Receiver Over The Shoulder Drill


The purpose of the Wide Receiver Over The Shoulder Drill is to get the receiver aquainted with catching the ball over his shoulder using different methods.


For best results, let the players run into the end zone to place emphasis on catching the ball for the touchdown. Players start to run at half speed toward the end zone looking inside for the ball. The ball is thrown in a high arc over the outside shoulder. The receiver has to adjust to the ball by either fading with the ball or turning his hips, shoulders, and head around to catch the ball.

Coaching Points

Emphasis is placed on body control, quick turning of the head, shoulders, and hips and to keep the arms up when turning around.


  • Balls
  • Lines or cones to mark endzone boundaries
  • eventually Quarterback(s)