Read and Recognition Drill
One of the most common quarterback drills, it allows players to practice their physical and mental skills simultaneously.
Spread five receivers across the field a short distance away
As the QB drops back, coach points at one of the receivers, who raises his hand in response
QB must recognize the indicated receiver and make a quick and accurate throw
To add difficulty, have the receivers hold up numbered cards and make the quarterback call out the receiver’s number. Or roll an object into the quarterback’s path. This will force him to focus downfield even when he is rushed.
Target Practice Drill
This drill is specifically designed to increase a quarterback’s accuracy.
QB throws passes at a suspended tire, an empty trash can or a target net
The smaller the target the better
One-on-One Passing Drill
This is an advanced version of the Target Practice drill.
QB must make an accurate throw to a receiver, who’s being covered by a single defender
The moving target element makes this drill more difficult
This drill runs like a live-game situation using the back seven defensive players and seven offensive players, including the quarterback and a center to snap the ball.
Practice pass plays with the defense in different coverages, mimicking a game
This is the ultimate test of a quarterback’s ability, because he must correctly read a live defense and make accurate throws as the pass rush bears down on him.
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