Mega Drills for the Defensive Line



with Ron Burton,
Michigan State University Assistant Coach/Defensive Line,
former defensive line coach at Air Force and Grand Valley State during the Lakers’ 2002 NCAA Division II National Championship run, played four years in the NFL

Ron Burton explores the most important aspects of defensive line play. Through years of playing and coaching experience Coach Burton presents various aspects of the defensive line that will make each one of your players successful.

Coach begins with the basics of the defensive line and the importance of being a very disciplined player. He details all of the basics he feels are the most vital for guaranteed success – exploring essential philosophy, stance, and how to get off the ball in an explosive manner.

With over 20 drills, Coach Burton exhibits various progressions between drills and how they are all building together to produce the most complete defensive lineman. Burton shows various techniques in these drills in order to contain and stop the most prolific offenses that are being showcased today at every level of football.

Coach begins with various chute drills to get off the ball explosively when talking about his six point and three point explosion. You’ll see in order to get off the ball, utilize quick hands, and escape various blocks. His fit escape drill focuses on teaching players how to get out of negative positions and back into their gaps. Burton also provides a drill designed to help lineman fight through double teams while maintaining gap integrity. As more offenses implement and expand their screen games his half hoop drills is designed to help defensive lineman recover and make plays.

As an extension of his beginning explosion drills, Coach Burton goes through his bridge explosion series to help get off blocks easier and explode trough them to the ball carrier. He continues to demonstrate technique drills for your five technique defensive line players, and then extends to hand escapes in this technique for pass rush.

With practice times being so valuable today, Coach Burton shares his D-Line medley drills in order to adapt to time restrictions. He ends with game footage to show how all of these drills and techniques apply in a game situation.

Coach Burton’s presentation will help your defensive line explode this season and wreak havoc upon your opponents. The technical skills and drills displayed are essential and a must have for your collection.