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© June, 2011
Wide Receiver Techniques and Releases

by Joe Osovet
Wide Receivers Coach • C W Post University

Most people don’t realize all the fundamental things that go into a pass reception. I use the analogy of playing wide receiver to flying an airplane. In flying a plane you have 3 elements – the takeoff, the flight itself, and the landing.

The takeoff for a wide receiver is the stance. I teach the pigeon toe stance. This prevents any “false steps” and gets the weight on the ball on the lead foot. The WR should have a good forward lean, head over chest and chest over toes. Hand placement should be above the waist. This will help when facing hard leve ...The full article can only be seen by subscribers.
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