“King of the Ring”: Leverage Competition

“King of the Ring”: Leverage Competition

“King of the Ring” is our leverage competition drill. It allows players to apply a number of Tip of the Spear concepts and techniques in a competitive pass or fail environment. The key to winning is being able to execute the techniques and skill learned throughout the C.U.F.F. progression.

“Logging” the “Wrong-Arm” on Kick-Out Blocks

The technique highlights how to take on the “Wrong-Arm” by a defender on kick out blocks.

Fit to Finish: Kick-Out Blocks

Fit to Finish, or sometimes referred to as “Brace + Squeeze”, starts the player engaged in contact using the Buckle Fit. Players learn how to use the opposite foot to create a 90˚ Brace Foot where power from the ground and hips will be directed from. After gaining confidence in this drill, advance to the… Continue reading Fit to Finish: Kick-Out Blocks

Fit to Finish Drill

The Fit to Finish drill reinforces players to close and climb with their hips after contact. Developing and training this skill combats the instinctual response of taking a long “greedy” step after contact.

“C.U.F.F.” Progressions

C.U.F.F. is our skill development model for developing contact skills. C.U.F.F. stands for Coil, Uncoil, Fit and Finish.  

Refit Drill: Leverage Recovery

The “Refit Drill” develops and reinforces muscle memory to regain control of an opponent when the player’s hand are not in an ideal location. This drill should be done as much as possible in order to create a habitual pattern.  

Brace-Hop: Leverage Recovery

The “Brace+Hop” is a pressure response to a player being pushed backwards. By taking a small hop backwards and landing on the insteps, the player is able to redirect opposing force vertically by uncoiling the hips. This is another great leverage recovery drill that should be drilled often.