By far football is one of my favorite sports. I love playing the game and when the season is on I can't pull myself away from the television. Today I want to go over 5 football drills that will seriously enhance your teams game play. Be sure to stretch before exercising or playing any kind of sport.
The first football drill I want to go over is a hitting drill. For this exercise you will need a hitting dummy. If you don't have one available not to worry. You can make one. All you need is two pillow cases and some sand. Fill up the two pillow cases with sand. Now tie them together and hang them from a tree.
To begin this hitting drill start with one hand posted on the ground and the other raised ready to grab the bag. Keep your knees bent, your head up and your back straight. Now with your legs push off springing forward and hitting the bag with your shoulder. Grab the bag wrapping your arms around it and pushing it as far as you can. Finally lower the bag back down and return to starting position. Do this hitting drill 5 to 7 times then relax. This is a serious football exercise and the hitting drill itself will strengthen your defense and offensive game.
The second football exercise I want to discuss is another hitting drill. For this exercise you are going to lay down 4 to 6 tires in front of the hitting bag. Now holding the football you are going to step through the tires and hit the bag with your shoulder pushing your way through. Run this drill 5 to 10 times then relax. As long as you are consistent with this exercise you will increase your speed and agility. You will also become more adapt to moving or pushing through hits.
The third football exercise is a throwing drill for quarter backs. For this exercise you will need to hang a tire from a tree. You will then stand back and throw the football through the tire. To intensify the drill move around to different spots and throw the ball through the tire. To intensify the drill even more swing the tire and throw the football through the tire. These exercises will enhance your passing skill when practiced consistently. Do each exercise 10 times then relax.
The fourth football exercise is a punt return drill. For this you will need 3 players. To begin player 1 will kick to player 3. Player 3 will receive and run the ball then player 1 and player 2 will go for the tackle. Run this drill one time then rotate positions. Player 1 will receive. Player 2 will punt the football and player 3 plus player 2 will go for the tackle. When practiced consistently this exercise enhances your teams overall performance. To intensify this drill add a 4th player to guard the receiver. Run this drill once then rotate positions.
The fifth football exercise is a pass/interception drill. For this exercise you will need three players. To begin player 1 will attempt to pass to player 3. Player 2 will attempt to intercept the pass. This exercise will enhance your players overall playing abilities.