Wide Receiver Tap Dance Drill


The purpose of this drill is to help improve the player’s ability of catching the ball near the sidelines and planting one foot or two feet in bounds before going out.


Players will line up about 15 yards from sidelines. On the command “GO” the receiver starts to run 3/4 speed toward the sideline. The coach will throw the ball about five yards from the sideline. The receiver will catch the ball, planting one or two feet in bounds before going out of bounds. The drill is used from left and right side.

Coaching Points

The coach should emphasize catching the ball and then check the proper feet position in relation to the sideline.


  • Balls
  • Sideline
  • eventually Quarterback(s)