It’s not every day you get to go back in time and see legendary NFL quarterback Peyton Manning complete quarterback drills from his time at the University of Tennessee. However, you’ll do just that courtesy of David Cutcliffe, Duke University head coach and 2012 ACC Coach of the Year.
Drill Summary: Coach Cutcliffe wants quarterbacks to always be moving in every drill. The QB’s head and eyes should be up and the football should be in a position that it can easily be thrown. The key to pocket movement is staying in a “ready to throw” position because you never know when you’ll need to fire a pass. The main drill in this clip is the pocket movement drill, which has the quarterback move forward and backward between barriers roughly a yard apart. Do it as fast as possible while keeping feet low to the ground.
This video came from Championship Productions’ video “David Cutcliffe: Quarterback Technique & Passing Game Execution.” Browse other world class Football videos at ChampionshipProductions.com!
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United States Olympic gold medalist and American record breaker, Josh Davis, gives you three breaststroke drills designed to develop faster swimmers. You will work on keeping your head up, shooting through the air, strengthening your arms and improving your timing in Davis’ drills.
Drill Summary: There are three different drills in this clip.
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Kevin Dresser, head coach at Virginia Tech University and two time All-American at the University of Iowa, shows you three drills that help wrestlers train to get off the mat quickly. Athletes will learn the proper positioning and how to escape with explosion and quickness.
Drill Summary: There are three different escape drills in this video.
The first drill is the “Position Drill.” The Position Drill is a solo drill that has wrestlers work on getting their leg up off the mat quickly with explosiveness. Get in a simulated bottom position, then lift one leg up onto the mat with good posture. Work both legs through multiple reps.
The second drill is the “Head Gear Drill.” In it, the wrestler gets into a simulated bottom position and the coach places head gear on the wrestler’s upper back. Next, the coach stands 5 feet behind the wrestler and blows the whistle. On the whistle, the wrestler gets one foot onto the mat and tries to throw the head gear all the way to the coach using only their back.
The third and final drill is the “Chair Drill.” Start in a pinch next to the wall. On the coach’s whistle, the wrestler gets to the wall in a chair position with their elbows in. Make sure to get to the wall from both directions.
One of the most important aspects of the breaststroke is timing. Ian Pope, Melbourne Vicentre Swimming Club head coach and Australian National Team coach, runs through a few of his favorite drills that focus on getting the arms, body and legs in sync while executing the breaststroke.
Drill Summary: Swimmers push off the wall and work on using a butterfly kick with sculling arms. Every time the hands sweep in, swimmers should take a breath. The hips should follow the rhythm of the body and the kick should be timed so that it whips the body forward in the water.
East Carolina University head women’s coach, Heather Macy, knows the importance of training her players to become mentally tough when it matters most on the court. Because of this, she’s strung together a drill progression that helps athletes practice game-like shots and perform better in the clutch.
Drill Summary: For the first drill, the team splits into two even groups and every player should have a ball. Have one group at one basket and the other group at the other. Players gather around the three point line, then the coach blows the whistle and players start shooting. The goal is to get 80 makes on both ends in three minutes. Once a group has got their 80 makes, they are allowed to go to the other end to help the other group.
If the team meets their goal, they move on to the next drill: “Transition 3’s.” To set up for this drill, set up with one player in the deep corner (shooter), one player under the basket (rebounder) and one player at the opposite wing (outlet). This should be set up at both ends of the court. Have a ball start with both rebounders, who kick to both outlets and make their way up the floor. Once the outlets have crossed half court, they fire a pass to the shooters in the corner, who shoot the ball.
For both drills, if a goal isn’t met, the entire team has to go back to the first drill and start all over!
Keys to the Drill:
1) Count makes out loud.
2) Accurate shooting.
3) Fast pace.
4) Mental toughness.
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