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July 2013

July 2013


Drills Report – Techniques to Prevent Blocks

by: Brad Forshey
Defensive Line Coach and Director of Football Operations, West Liberty University
© July 2013

When a player is blocked, it is commonly due to two things. He has concentrated solely on the ball carrier and not the individual who is coming to block him, giving him little chance of success. Or, his attack and body position taking on the block doesn’t allow him to use any power. Without enough power, you are unable to gain advantage or leverage on a blocker. When you have proper position and use power, you are able to strike and neutralize the opponents’ power to maintain your gap of responsibility or, better, to overpower the blocker.

The effectiveness of the strike delivered will be dependent on the force exerted. This starts by using all of your ground-based weight room training to your benefit. Attack the blocker with a great ‘base foot’. This is about power and timing. When attacking a blocker, you have a ‘man foot’ ....The full article can only be seen by subscribers.
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