Defensive Back Backpedal Drill

Defensive Back Backpedal Football Drill

Illustration of Defensive Back Backpedal Drill

In order to keep up with speedy receivers off the line of scrimmage, defensive backs need to master the ability to backpedal with efficiency. Implementing this backpedaling drill will help train your DB’s overall technique and improve man-to-man coverage.

Starting from a proper position, (knees bent at a 45-degree angle, head up, back straight, arms hanging loose in front of your body, weight on the balls of the feet), push off the front foot and begin backpedaling for ten yards. Keep chest over the feet, feet close to the ground, and pump arms.

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