Defensive Back Drill Work

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Tim Banks
66 minutes
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In Defensive Back Drill Work, Penn State Co-Defensive Coordinator and Safeties, currently the Defensive Coordinator at the University of Tennessee, Coach Tim Banks reviews his “core fundamentals” of secondary play and provides position specific drill work to improve defensive back play in your program. Coach Banks gives detailed examples of drills to improve footwork, quickness, agility, speed, and tackling. The drills serve as a blueprint for developing the coverage and tackling skills of defensive backs, while helping improve the tackles for losses (TFLs), turnovers, and points allowed statistics. Additionally, Coach Banks demonstrates how these drills translate into gameday improvements, while also outlining the different skillsets required for all positions in the defensive secondary.

Topics covered include:

• Position Specific Drills
• Communication in the Secondary
• Agility
• Quickness
• Creating Turnovers
• Defeating Blocks
• Coverage Skills
• Footwork
• Hand Positioning
• Tackling/Pursuit Angles