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  • Adapted from UWW Whitewater and WLC blocking schemes
  • Coaching the wr and te

    1. 1. Coaching the WR/TE position<br />Eric Treske<br />Cedarburg Bulldogs Varsity Assistant and JV Offensive Coordinator<br />
    2. 2. It Starts With Attitude<br />Play with a Pit Bull mentality<br />Expectations<br />WR’s and TE’s will do the dirty work<br />WR’s and TE’s will be students of the game<br />WR’s and TE’s will put in the extra work<br />WR’s and TE’s will not be ME players- this is not a prima donna position<br />
    3. 3. Practice Progression<br />Stance<br />Balanced stance<br />Weight over toes<br />Front foot forward and slight pigeon toed<br />Hands will be down, unless in press coverage<br />
    4. 4. Practice Progression<br />Starts<br />All begins with solid stance<br />NO false starts<br />Roll off the front foot<br />Drive out and stay low, prepared to cut at all times<br />Each start should look the EXACT same <br />
    5. 5. Practice Progression<br />Releases vs. Jam<br />Aggressive hands<br />Good lateral movement (1, 2 and 3 step release)<br />Use head movements if possible<br />Releases in the open field<br />Stemming <br />Get on DB’s toes<br />Aggressive hands<br />
    6. 6. Practice Progression<br />Blocking from WR position<br />Stalk block-explode at defender, keep 3-4 yd cushion, block with feet first (position)<br />Crack block- head across, look to make impact block and seal<br />Convoy block- get into the picture- these are difference makers<br />
    7. 7. Practice Progression<br />Blocking from TE position<br />Stance<br />Outside hand down<br />Off hand rest wrist on knee<br />Weight should be 50% on hand 50% on feet<br />Solid base <br />squat position<br />shoulder width<br />butt back<br />HEAD UP ALWAYS<br />
    8. 8. Practice Progression<br />Blocking from TE position<br />Stance and Step (proper angle of departure)<br />Drop Step= 3 in. (when covered)<br />Bucket Step=6 in. (when uncovered)<br />Knees remain bent<br />Hips are loaded<br />Weight on insteps<br />Reach for guns<br />
    9. 9. Practice Progression<br />Waddle Technique<br />Used once engaged in block<br />Used when moving to 2nd level<br />Weight stays on insteps<br />Arms are Powerful<br />Bent at elbow<br />Move at shoulder<br />Cut grass with feet<br />Finish Block<br />Hand placement (thumbs up, grab chest)<br />Roll hips through<br />Lock out and shove off @ whistle<br />
    10. 10. Practice Progression<br />Reach Block<br />Drop step<br />Gain outside leverage and seal<br />Double Team<br />Correct and incorrect steps<br />Inside arm<br />Head Up<br />Put all together<br />Stance, Step, Angle and Waddle<br />Use boards<br />Incorporate partner <br />
    11. 11. Practice Progression<br />Route basics<br />3 Step Routes <br />bubble-drive off inside foot, get depth, turn head <br />quick out- roll into route, banana path, 6 back to five<br />hitch-drive low, 5 step route, numbers down, come back to ball<br />slant- stem to DB, (5-6 yds) angle varies by coverage <br /> -Changes vs. press or tight 2<br />fade- Press vertically, get width once on DB’s toes, shield DB and give QB space<br />fade-stop- Same as fade, put brakes on from 8-10-TIMING<br />
    12. 12. Practice Progression<br />Route Basics Cont.<br />5 Step/ Boot Routes <br />Post- Stem inside, get to DB’s toes, step hard outside<br /> -angle changes vs. man, 2 and 3<br />Corner-stem inside, step hard on post<br />vertical angle vs. 3, flat vs.2<br />Drag or Drive- go hard, read zones to know when to settle<br />
    13. 13. Practice Progression<br />Dig- traditional route, stem inside, sell vertical, use hands and break inside<br /> - post cut at 8-10 break inside at 12-15<br />10 yard out- speed out (same as quick out, roll inside foot, rise to 12, break BACK to 10<br />10 yard out- speed out (same as quick out, roll inside foot, rise to 12, break BACK to 10<br />Curl- stem, work to 12 break BACK to 10, cont. working back to void<br /> -may use post cut at 8-10 drive to 12-14 and break back<br />Comeback –sell deep fade, breaks at 15 and work back to 12<br />
    14. 14. Drills<br />Running and Cutting-<br />stance and starts<br />one cutting<br />beat the drum (straight line, square, diagonal, mini)<br />routes on air (with or without ball)<br />ropes<br />Releases (shake and bake, stab, rip, negative)<br />vs. each other<br />vs. me<br />vs. DB<br />
    15. 15. Drills<br />WR Blocking<br />match up, engage, drive vs. man (WR or DB)<br />match up, engage, drive vs. sled<br />one on ones vs. DB’s<br />cut drill vs. dummy<br />
    16. 16. Drills<br />TE blocking<br />Stance<br />Stance and Step<br />Stance, Step and Waddle<br />Waddle Drill <br />Four Point gunslinger<br />Bags and Boards- covered and uncovered<br />Finish Drill<br />Partner Fit Drill<br />King of the board<br />Combination Block (double team work)<br />
    17. 17. Drills<br />Catching<br />fireball (forward and sideways; fades)<br />good morning drill (straight at the ball and with 45 degree cuts)<br />circuit drills (straight out, hip turn, one hand)<br />one hand bullets<br />competition drill<br />turn around drill<br />distraction drills (groups of 3 w/ one distracting, or half and half w/ distraction line)<br />four catch drill<br />fade disorientation drill<br />Gauntlet<br />wet ball drill<br />chaos drill<br />combine line<br />