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Angle Drill Advanced


Place 2 cones about 5 to 7 yards apart. Place another five cones side by side at 6, 8, 10, 12, & 14 yards from starting point. These cones represent the lanes the players will run through. Players will be in two lines, one offensive and one defensive.


The ball carrier will run down the line and choose a set of cones (zone) to run between. Once a zone is passed, the ball carrier may not run back through that zone. The defender needs to mirror the ball carrier and pull the flag once he commits to and enters a zone. The defender should be slightly behind the ball carrier until he cuts between two cones.



  • Take a good angle and proper speed to make the tackle in the lane.
  • Never get ahead of the ball carrier as it will create a cut-back lane.
  • When meeting the ball carrier in the lane, pull the flag and hold it up.


  • Use different speeds to create an opportunity to either run past defender or cut-back before passing the zone.
  • Use jukes and spins when appropriate.
  • Don’t flag guard.