Are you looking to cut down individual time for your Cornerbacks? Time is at a premium in almost every football practice in America, and Cornerbacks coaches face the same problem.
So how can you cut your cornerback drills time in half? Are you sitting down?
The Open SlideIf you’ve never coached kids to backpedal and read, plant on the 3rd step, pick up the foot, roll over and break in one of 8 directions, you’re missing out. It may be the most frustrating thing in the world, for everyone involved. Cornerback drills have traditionally involved tons of backpedals around cones, all day.
So we started teaching the Open Slide a few years ago. Our DB coach needed a whole new list of cornerback drills for practice, because everyone could pretty much open slide after about 5 minutes.For cornerbacks in Quarters Coverage, we aligned a yard outside of the #1 receiver, in an open stance with the belt buckle pointing toward the middle of the field. His back is turned to the side line.
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