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Any good Defensive line drills?
« on: June 08, 2018, 12:13:44 PM »
Want to keep it fun as well

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Re: Any good Defensive line drills?
« Reply #1 on: June 08, 2018, 10:05:44 PM »
Want to keep it fun as well
You have to drill whichever moves you want them to learn, of course.  Not a lot of fun working on the mechanics, but they need it.  Do them in parallel w a live opponent each to minimize waiting time.

Fun is where you line up as O & D line, & a coach behind the D points out the POA to the O.  The DL have to get thru, the OL to keep them out or make a hole.  Another coach can walk from the O backfield thru the hole, or to work on pass rush vs. pass pro, stand in the pocket or roll L/R.

Sumo is fun for O & D.

If you want to teach submarine-&-pop-up penetr'n technique, you can race that way, the racers going up (getting to their feet) or down (starting to bear crawl) on coach's command as they race their way downfield.  It's like doing up-downs while running & crawling.  It's not much of a race, though, because they always cheat, taking more steps on their feet than they're supposed to.
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Re: Any good Defensive line drills?
« Reply #2 on: June 09, 2018, 03:20:24 AM »
Want to keep it fun as well

Last Fall, my buddy Brian and I worked with the bigs. He assisted me on o-line and I assisted him on D-line. He came up with a great D-line drill. All D-linemen were in a straight line, 5 yards apart. One d-lineman would face this line and run it like a gauntlet, alternating shoulders as he ripped through, weaving through each guy. Then, he'd switch it up and have them swim. Looked pretty fun and got them lots of reps ripping and swimming.
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Re: Any good Defensive line drills?
« Reply #3 on: June 09, 2018, 03:55:14 AM »
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It's not the drill that makes it fun; it's the coach.

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Re: Any good Defensive line drills?
« Reply #4 on: June 11, 2018, 11:13:12 AM »

My drills become fun when the boys see the results they get from participating in them :P

Seriously though, we drill based on what we want to do...in JJ's 33 stack we drill differently than we would drill for Jack's 63 than we would for the KB.

The only consistent drill is stance and get off across the 3 different defenses that I mentioned, because the jobs of the dlineman are different in each defense.
None of them suck, they just haven't found what the kid is good at yet.

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Re: Any good Defensive line drills?
« Reply #5 on: June 13, 2018, 10:55:05 AM »
we drill based on what we want to do...in JJ's 33 stack we drill differently than we would drill for Jack's 63 than we would for the KB.

Thank goodness for that. ^  Many don't.  I grew tired of watching our Varsity either play touch football, or run around doing general "busy-work" type drills that were non-specific to scheme or philosophical approach.

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Re: Any good Defensive line drills?
« Reply #6 on: June 13, 2018, 12:04:03 PM »
This may sound hokey, but I have my line wrestle once a week. We line up size on size first. Then we do speed on size. Then its "bring it on time". Anybody can call out anybody. I had a few of my guys call me out. No mercy was given because I don't think I can motor for 2 minutes straight anymore.

This is my solution for whos ball for bigs. helps them with aggression and core strength. My boys, I doubt have ever been in an actual fist fight.

   
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Re: Any good Defensive line drills?
« Reply #7 on: June 13, 2018, 12:09:57 PM »
This may sound hokey, but I have my line wrestle once a week.

Not hokey.

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Re: Any good Defensive line drills?
« Reply #8 on: June 13, 2018, 04:53:23 PM »
This may sound hokey, but I have my line wrestle once a week. We line up size on size first. Then we do speed on size. Then its "bring it on time". Anybody can call out anybody. I had a few of my guys call me out. No mercy was given because I don't think I can motor for 2 minutes straight anymore.

This is my solution for whos ball for bigs. helps them with aggression and core strength. My boys, I doubt have ever been in an actual fist fight.

 

Okay, you now have my undivided attention. How long does this take? Any advantage to this over Sumo? Rules?
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Re: Any good Defensive line drills?
« Reply #9 on: June 14, 2018, 12:52:36 PM »
Okay, you now have my undivided attention. How long does this take? Any advantage to this over Sumo? Rules?

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