Good Monday Morning!
When you put the words “Monday” and “Football” together, what do you usually think of right away? For me, it’s Monday Night Football and more specifically, Hank Williams’ rendition of “Are You Ready For Some Football?” So let’s get right into it shall we?
Today we’re talking about cut blocks on the defensive side of the ball, and how we can incorporate SandBell training on the football practice field and in the weight room.
I’ve got Coach Blake Gould (A Better Bag of Sand) helping out with the drill today. The main purposes of the drill are spotting the opponent coming at you, decelerating his force, and stepping aside while throwing him to the ground. This drill allows you to work on the technique behind preparing for a possible cut block but without risking injury to a player on the practice field. It’s a fun drill that makes sense for football players at all ages. I’ll see you out on the practice field and don’t forget to watch the Packers try to stop Adrian Peterson and the Vikings tonight on Monday Night Football!!
Never Stand Still!
Bill Meyer, SCE, USAW
Head Hyper Wear Coach
Performance Director, CATZ-Austin