Set up cones indicating two lines that are 10 yards apart. Players will spread out on the first line facing away from the second line. You can stack players for a second line.
Players should be facing the coach. The coach will command the players to backpedal by holding the football out in front of him. After backpedaling for about 6 to 8 yards, at the coach’s command, players should break into a forward spring by the coach pulling the football up around his ears.
Next level would be for the coach to direct players back and forth in the same round a few times before letting them complete the drill.
KEY FOCUS POINTS
- Players should stay low. Keep hips low with shoulders over feet.
- Arms should pump like they’re running forward.
- Push off the balls of your feet with knees bent. Head up.
- Transition from backwards to forwards as quickly and efficiently as possible.