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Drills Report – Blastoff! Using the Blaster to Create Physicality in Your WR Corps

by: Chris Metcal
Assistant Coach, Auburn High School (AL)
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As a former wide receiver, one of the hardest things for me as a player was to catch the ball when a big hit was coming. Now, as a coach, I have noticed that my players also struggle with securing the catch when being hit, or having to fight through contact. Wanting to be able to practice for this difficult situation, I was forced to examine the drills we do in practice. Most of our drills are traditional “ball” drills that focus on the different aspects of the catch, as well as the tuck and securing of the football. We also run routes on air to establish proper timing with the quarterbacks.

It became clear that none of these drills simulated contact. This presented a potential problem since contact is an integral part of playing football. As a coach, I need to prepare my athletes to be successful in each and every situation ....The full article can only be seen by subscribers.
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