Quarterback drills

Quarterback drills

I spoke with a college football recruiter and asked him what they look for in a high school quarterback. He said 4 things! The first thing they look for in a quarterback is mental and physical toughness. The second thing they look for is QB footwork. The third thing they look for is Vision. And finally is the arm strength to make all the throws to the quarterback. If a quarterback has these four of these abilities, then you might just get a football scholarship!

A lot of mental toughness comes with working in the football classroom. One of the most underrated phases of quarterback training is in the football film room and on the board. Most teams give the quarterback scouting reports that the coaches will review with them. Many teams, after reviewing the scouting reports, have the linebackers write the various pass schemes. Such as the goal line pack, 2 minute scrimmage pack, 3rd down pack. the packet without collation, if you have one, the first packet passing through. From this list you will usually have 2-4 plays selected and reviewed.

So as you can see, the quarterback needs to spend some time learning how to read defenses! I see there are now quarterback coaching websites that sell quarterback how to read defenses DVDs. I highly recommend any serious QB to get them!

A quarterback’s footwork can develop in many ways. Jump rope, jump benches and boxes. Playing football, playing tennis, playing basketball, ladder training, obstacle training. Again, there are great cheap soccer training DVDs that you can buy on the internet. Just look for a quarterback drill DVD or a football drill DVD.

Nest is vision, it’s a skill that all great defenders must have. You must be able to read defenses, find the open receiver and make the throw! The first part of read protection is identifying the coverage of the pass. Is it cover 2, cover 3, man-to-man, zone, or a combination type of pass defense, or is a blitz coming? Again, all QBs need to spend some time on study film in the classroom and learn to read defenses!

Finally, all defenders at the higher levels have a strong enough arm to make all passing throws in a passing tree. Typical routes include fast exit, fast tilt, or fast attach.

The traversal tree includes 3 steps, typical routes include fast exit, fast slope or fast attach. 5 steps to fall, with typical routes being twist, out, in. And 7 drop or shotgun steps, with typical routes being deep in, deep out, return, post and out.

This passing tree and the throws used are the bread and butter used by all college and NFL coaches or scouts. If you want to play quarterback, you need to learn these throws. You can attend a quarterback camp, or again, there are some great cheap quarterback drill DVDs you can buy online to see more detailed quarterback drills.

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