Because of the limited area available to run pass routes when a team is near the opponent’s goal line, one or two special routes should be designed specifically for this area. Routes that can be effective in this area are the fade route and the pivot in or pivot out pass.
All quarterbacks want to pass the ball. A quarterback’s success as a passer depends a great deal on the amount of time that he devotes to learning the proper mechanics for throwing the ball. One of the most important ways for the quarterback to grow is to master the throwing techniques.
Master the fundamentals for consistent execution with Football Skills & Drills, Second Edition, by veteran NFL and college coach Tom Bass. Full-color photos and step-by-step instruction teach the game’s essential skills: tackling, passing, catching, blocking, and kicking.114 drills reinforce proper technique for individual and team success.
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Solid blocking, sure tackling, proper footwork, precise routes, correct coverage angles, and synchronized body movements—these basic techniques are all essential to winning football. Football Skills & Drills is your guide to success, explaining how to teach key skills and consistent execution to players in offensive, defensive, and special-teams positions.
You will benefit from the same techniques used by top college and professional teams as well as from a complete arsenal of more than 100 drills. From quarterback rollouts for winning touchdowns to block-shedding maneuvers for drive-stopping sacks, Football Skills & Drills translates technical instruction into on-field application, depicting exactly how each pass, pattern, route, catch, block, tackle, and kick is performed.
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Acknowledgments Introduction Key to Diagrams Chapter 1 All Players Chapter 2 Quarterbacks Chapter 3 Offensive Linemen Chapter 4 Running Backs Chapter 5 Wide Receivers Chapter 6 Tight Ends Chapter 7 Defensive Linemen Chapter 8 Linebackers Chapter 9 Defensive Backs Chapter 10 Special-Teams Players Drill Finder About the Author
Tom Bass coached with three NFL teams—the Cincinnati Bengals, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and the San Diego Chargers—as well as at the collegiate level at San Jose State University and San Diego State University.
For the past ten years coach Bass has served as the technical writer and advisor for USA Football and was a major contributor to the content of USA Football’s new multilevel youth football age specific coaching certification program. He serves as the chairman of the technical committee for USA Football and hosts the "Let’s Talk Football" Q&A column on their website www.USAFootball.com. Coach Bass also interacts with and advises football coaches, players, parents, and fans. Bass is the creator of Coach Bass Sport Maps, the author of a Nintendo game from NFL Properties named “NFL,” and several books. He is a longtime editor of the official Super Bowl Program. He has been a featured guest on numerous sports talk and interview shows on radio and television, including HBO, ABC Nightly News, and ESPN. Bass resides in Carlsbad, California.
”Tom has always been regarded as one of the great minds in the game of football. Football coaches at all levels will find great benefit from his thoughts and principles.”