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Offline Jason638ny

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WR stalk blocking
« on: August 31, 2018, 05:09:05 PM »
Anyone have any good drill or tips for getting receivers blocking properly. Iíve got some decent size and skill out there, but Iíve got some smaller MPP players out there too. Just looking for some tips to help bring the other kidsí level up

Offline blockandtackle

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Re: WR stalk blocking
« Reply #1 on: August 31, 2018, 10:30:16 PM »
Anyone have any good drill or tips for getting receivers blocking properly. Iíve got some decent size and skill out there, but Iíve got some smaller MPP players out there too. Just looking for some tips to help bring the other kidsí level up

A lot of it is really just about getting in the way.  Some of the best spread teams I know simply have their WRs face out a DB like in basketball, getting in front of him and shuffling their feet to stay in his way without even touching him until he's within arm's length.

Another thing is to tweak your rules a little bit so that if you have a CB pressed up in the WR's face, instead of driving him off the LOS or trying to stalk and hand fight at the LOS, is to teach the WR a "push crack" technique to the S, where he'll explode off the line for 3-5 steps like he's running a slant, then angle inside to the S and use a legal crack technique.  If the DB's in man, you can often get a 2-for-1 from this with an effective block on the S and the CB out of position to make the tackle.

As Alex Gibbs says "We don't block f*ckin' corners!  They're the sh*ttiest tacklers in our league (the NFL) and the sh*ttiest tacklers in your league, too."  That's not always 100% in HS and below.

Offline flexbone

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Re: WR stalk blocking
« Reply #2 on: September 01, 2018, 03:04:02 AM »
In addition to what blockandtackle said, here is our WR stalk block progression

1. Mirror Drill
   Set up 2 cones, have WR mirror DB side to side within those 2 cones (buzz feet mirror the DB side to side)
2. Mirror drill and finish
   Same set-up except have DB commit to one side or the other and tell the WR to "take him where he wants to go"
3. 7 yard off then mirror
   Same set-up except we start the DB 7 yards back, coach WR to get halfway (about 3 1/2 yards) then start buzzing feet, mirror DB
4. Rabbit drill
   4 cones to create a square, have a WR, DB, and a rabbit (ball carrier). Have DB try to tag the rabbit, WR has to mirror and block DB from getting to rabbit. Can become competitive

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Re: WR stalk blocking
« Reply #3 on: September 01, 2018, 08:08:07 AM »
Anyone have any good drill or tips for getting receivers blocking properly. Iíve got some decent size and skill out there, but Iíve got some smaller MPP players out there too. Just looking for some tips to help bring the other kidsí level up
Hope this can help in some way:

https://coaches-clinic.com/teaching-stalk-blocking-youth-football/
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Offline Bob Goodman

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Re: WR stalk blocking
« Reply #4 on: September 02, 2018, 02:09:08 PM »
Read the opponent's eyes.  The stalk blocker's at a disadvantage not being able to see where the runner is, but how many CBs know to eye fake?

Offline Dusty Ol Fart

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Re: WR stalk blocking
« Reply #5 on: September 02, 2018, 05:49:03 PM »
Look Up the Mirror Drill.  Essentially the WR "Mirrors" the defender step for step.  It helps if you tell the backs about reading the Butts.  WTF?  Keep the blockers Butt between you and the defender. 
Not MPP... ONE TASK!  Teach them!  :)