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Youth Flag Football Drill - Defense Backpedal Drill - Coverage - Defensive Back Skills


Many young defensive players allow receivers to get behind them and catch the "long ball." This technique will immediately improve the defensive player's ability to keep up with and defend any receiver. Simple principles for players of any age. Great for coaches, parents, or players to facilitate.


  • Get the posture right
  • Stay low
  • Look forward at the WR and QB
  • Swing arms (controlled)
  • Build speed
  • Fluidly turn INSIDE and run to stay with the WR
  • No-one behind you!

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