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Excerpts — Football

Determine and develop running speed for fast plays

In football, speed is generally measured by a player’s time in running the 40-yard dash.

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How to successfully intercept the ball

A second situation in which the ball is caught is when a defensive player intercepts an offensive pass.

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Three powerful blocks to stop the opponent

Pass-protection blocks are designed to stop the pass rush of a defender by getting between the quarterback and the rusher.

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Change-of-Direction running drill

The short shuttle is a timed race in which players run a total of 20 yards, changing directions twice—once to the right and once to the left.

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