Fundamentals and Drills for Defensive Line Success
© February, 2011
By Steve Tirrell
Defensive Line Coach and Special Teams Coordinator University of Massachusetts
When you install a fundamental base and give players a skill set of techniques to utilize, it will give them the confidence and ability to play at a high level. It will also simplify your job on game day in making adjustments. Here are a few of my favorite drills for instilling fundamental techniques for defensive linemen.
Core Drills for fundamental success:
Drill #1: Step Grid (See Diagram 1). Teach athletes a perfect stance and then teach fundamentals.
Players align by position, arms length apart with five yards of separation. We form a grid by position. First, we work right and then left-handed stances. We are working the perfect stance, pointing your toes North and South. Place y ...The full article can only be seen by subscribers.
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