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August/September 2013

August/September 2013


Drills Report: Defensive Backs: Footwork, Block Protection, Tackling, and Ball Skills

by: David Riede
Cornerbacks Coach Villanova University
© August/September 2013

Our focus on drill work for defensive backs has played a role in our success and paid dividends in the fall. At Villanova, our base defensive front is a 3-3 stack. With five defensive backs on the field in varying roles, we focus our teaching on a select number of skills to best prepare the entire group within our time constraints. Our goal is to spend at least five minutes each practice developing four specific skill categories: footwork, block protection, tackling, and ball skills.

FOOTWORK: REACTIVE TRANSITION
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Diagram 1: Reactive Transition

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