Indirect Pass Drill
Purpose: To develop good passing and receiving techniques using an indirect pass.
Equipment: 3 cones and 2 balls. 5x5x10 yards (Throwing distance 11 yards)
How: The receiver is in a two-point receiver’s stance and the passer is in a ready to throw position. On “GO” the receiver jogs up field and has he reaches the cone looks back over his shoulder. The passer throws the ball just has the receiver reaches the cone. He must lead him and the ball is thrown indirectly. The receiver must adjust to the ball and catch it.
Keys to Receiving:
· Get in your eyes on the ball and get your body in front of the ball.
· Spread your fingers and get your thumbs together to form a triangle if the ball is above your waist. Watch the ball in to the triangle and as the ball comes in wrap your hands around it.
· If the ball is below your waist get your pinkies together and form a shovel and get them under the ball.
· Secure the ball to your side.
Keys to Passing:
· The ball is by the ear and the throwing arm is cocked and ready to throw.
· The non-throwing foot is pointed at the receiver and your hips are square to the receiver as well.
· As you throw it starts from the twisting of your hips, upper body, and into your arms. The hand as you release the ball should point in the direction of the receiver. This forces the hand to come down on the ball creating spin.
· If the ball is thrown directly at the receiver the hand should be pointed at the chest of the receiver. (bullet pass)
· If the ball is lofted at the receiver the hand should be point above the receiver and the throwing shoulder should drop slightly. (bomb/pooch pass)
· A receiver moving must be lead. The distance you have to throw the receiver determines the lead. The longer the throw the more lead. A short throw should lead a receiver at least 1 yard, a long throw should lead a receiver 5 yards.