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Backpedal & React


One player will stand in front of the coach about 5 yards away. They should be facing each other.


The coach will give the backpedal command by pulling the football up toward his chest. After the player backpedals for about 5 to 6 yards, the coach will turn 45 degrees to the left or right. The player should react by making a 45-degree break in that direction. After the player breaks, the coach should throw the football in the defenders direction.


  • Transition from backwards to forwards as quickly and efficiently as possible.
  • Explode from backpedal to forward spring in the direction the coach turns.
  • Catch ball with hands.