The Agility Ladder For Quarterbacks

Aaron King

footwork football quarterbacks agility quickness ladder Published over 1 year Ago

This a great asset to all positions on the football field. One position that is the most hunted in a game is that of a quarterback. Every defender on the field wants his shot at the quarterback, which is why he has to have superior footwork.

How the agility ladder impacts the quarterback position.

Positioning

It’s great if a quarterback can make plays with his feet, but it is greater to move the team down the field with pinpoint passing. Enough quick footwork in the pocket can help buy time for a big play.  A quick sidestep or move up in the pocket, even a turn of the shoulders can be the difference in a sack or six.

Quick Release

Defensive players are getting bigger and, and getting to the quarterback is their main objective. The most prolific quarterbacks to ever play the game had a subtle elusiveness and ability to get rid of the ball.  Having the ability to get your feet in the proper position allows the quarterback to get rid of the ball in time.

 

Accuracy

Any quarterback coach will look to a quarterback’s feet if he misses his target.  It is fundamental football that a quarterback must step to his target.  When the pocket breaks down, the quarterback must be able to square his shoulders to put the ball on his receiver.  A passer with heavy feet will not be very accurate.

Overall the agility ladder proves to be a great asset to all quarterbacks and it's best to get started at a

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