EYES. I can’t tell you how many WRs will have a great over the shoulder catching opportunity and they will start to glance up with their eyes and miss the ball. They think they are tracking it but they are not. You want to always “take a picture of the ball with your eyes” or “see the ball hit your hands” make sure especially on those awkward over the shoulder ones you are heavily emphasizing your eyes to the catch when in training. We want that habit to be automated so when you get to a game time situation we only worry about our play responsibility and how to get open.
Obviously as a WR you cannot just work on your hands to be successful, you need to have exceptional route running, be able to beat all kinds of press coverage and you must showcase your explosiveness/stability on film to be successful. If you would like an 8 WEEK WR ON FIELD WORKOUT SCHEDULE with over 300+ WR drills to improve those things mentioned above, click below! ⬇️⬇️ https://www.firstdowntraining.com/product-page/8-week-wr-on-field-workout-plan The second way to improve your over the shoulder catching is to be late with your hands. If you have a DB trailing your back hip you do not want to raise your hands up to the ball. A DB is taught to play your hands so as soon as you show, he will rip. Make sure you are as late as possible with your hands but don’t let the ball drop past your hip. It is super essential to track this ball with your eyes when using this principle. Takes repetition and a lot of skill, but 100% doable.
And last but not least, keep a good pad level when you look back for the ball. SO MANY WRs will look back for the ball and their pad level goes straight up and they stop pumping their arms. You can never let that happen. You need to keep a good pad level and simply just glance for the ball. When we look back for the ball we do not want to lose any speed. This will help you catch up to those deep throws that the QB will send downfield.
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