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November 2007

November 2007


The Drills Report: Defensive Backs: Drills & Techniques

by: Torrian Gray
Defensive Backs Coach, Virginia Tech
© November 2007

As a former player at Virginia Tech, I feel honored and privileged to have the opportunity to coach at my alma mater and work with such great people, coaches and players. I want to discuss our base footwork drills, the movements within the drills and how they coincide with the movements we perform during practices and games on a regular basis.

I truly believe that repetition is the mother of learning. I try to have our base footwork drills mimic the movements that through repetitions naturally occur during practice and game situations. When we watch practices, games or one-on-one drills, I like to point out to our defensive backs the movements they have made while covering the receivers. Often, they will see that their movements and natural reactions are the same movements they do during our footwork progression drills. Pointing....The full article can only be seen by subscribers.
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