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How To Backpedal In Football

The ability to change direction in football is one of the key qualities of an excellent defensive player. Linebackers and defensive backs need to be able to move Omni-directional at a moment’s notice. Backpedaling and transitioning forward play a large part in this process. The shoulders must be over the toes to backpedal in football …

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Football Tackling Drills For Youth And High School

Football tackling is one of the most technical things to do in all sports. Coaches worldwide are teaching different styles of football tackling. In this article, we spoke to HHH Tackling Academy’s Spencer Smith, who walked us through his tackling progression and how he teaches his athletes. Football Tackling Technique Rugby is a contact sport …

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How To Play Press Coverage In Football

Every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, you’ll notice the corners playing about a yard away from the wide receiver. This is known as press coverage. As it’s otherwise known, press coverage, or man coverage, is when the defensive player lines up 1 yard away from the receiver and tries to disrupt his route. Players will have …

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Understanding Defensive Line Techniques & Alignments In Football

The defensive lineman is in charge of controlling the line of scrimmage. Teams who control the line of scrimmage on either side of the ball typically win the game. To control the line of scrimmage, defenses need to defend gaps. What are gaps? Gaps are the space between the offensive lineman. Between the center and …

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