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© October, 2001
Building The Ideal Cornerback

by Tony Crutchfield
Secondary Coach, University of Idaho, Moscow, Idaho

PLAYING CORNERBACK IS not for every football player. There are times when even the best CBs get beaten or need help on a play. Your CBs need not only be athletic and fast, but also must be mentally strong enough to know their assignments and shake off getting beaten on a play.

The following are essential traits that your CBs must possess and things that you must do as a coach to develop a solid group of CBs.

The Ideal Cornerback:
  Is a complete athlete.
  Has a killer instinct.
  Is a great competitor.
  Has composure under pressure.
  Thrives on challenges.
  Is very confident.

How You Can Develop The Ideal Cornerback:
  Be patient when coaching your CBs.
  Realize that repetition is vital to your CBs success.
  Make practices harder than gam ...The full article can only be seen by subscribers.
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