Brace+Hop for Bridge & Pillar

Brace+Hop for Bridge & Pillar

The “Brace+Hop” drill trains players to uncoil their hips to drive their hands. A partner will apply pressure backwards forcing the player to brace+hop and uncoil their hips.

CTB to Fit: Lead Blocks & Pulls

This Sharpen drill develops the proper posture, mechanics and timing of coming to balance and striking with the Buckle shoulder fit on lead blocks and pulls.

CTB to Fit: Kick-Out Blocks

This Sharpen drill develops the proper posture, mechanics and timing of coming to balance and striking with the Buckle shoulder fit on kick out blocks.

Coil to Fit: Kick-Out Blocks

This Sharpen drill develops the proper posture, mechanics and timing of the 90˚ Brace Foot and Buckle Shoulder fit. After developing these skills, advance to the CTB to Fit progression.

Coil to Fit: Lead Blocks & Pulls

This Sharpen drill develops the proper posture, mechanics and timing of the 90˚ Brace Foot and Buckle Shoulder fit. After developing these skills, advance to the CTB to Fit progression.

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 Drills: Lead Blocks & Pulls

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 Drills: Lead Blocks & Pulls

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.

Coil to Fit w/ Harness

The next progression after the Teeter Drill with the harness. This drill allows players to feel and develop the mechanics of the hip uncoil with a partner supporting their weight through the use of the harness.

Teeter Drill with Harness: Troubleshooting Errors

For most players, the missing link in understanding how to fully uncoil the hips is the “Teeter”. This drill uses a harness to allow players to feel and develop the slight teeter transition of weight prior to the uncoil.