Wide Receiver Quick Ball Drills


To develop receivers quickness, body control and body lean.


One player lines up even with the goalpost in his stance. The coach stands ten yards away facing the net with four balls. The coach says “GO” and the player starts running 3/4 speed. When he reaches midway, the ball is thrown to him. The player should catch the ball and run to the other goalpost, toss the ball to the other player and turn quickly, staying in an up position and start back across. The player should catch four straight balls. The coach should throw the ball just in front of the player each time.

Coaching Points

Emphasize quickness, good body control and body lean.


  • Balls
  • Net
  • eventually Quarterback(s)