Playing the position of receiver requires skills such as good hand-eye coordination, great balance, explosive lower body strength, good agility, and great athleticism just to name a few. One of the most important fundamentals that will help take any receiver to another level is the ability to get off the line of scrimmage against a man defender. Here’s a link to 22 minute teaching video for receivers to get off of press coverage. 

At the youth or high school level you don’t often encounter man coverage, however, learning how to get off the line of scrimmage versus a man defender is a skill that needs to be learned at some point, particularly if a receiver wants to play at the college level. It’s never too early to teach this skill!

In the event that a high school or youth team has a defense that plays man coverage, and we’ve seen plenty at the high school level, a receiver who doesn’t have the skills to get off the line of scrimmage can be completely taken out of a game. This gives the defense a huge advantage. Most defenses will blitz an opposing QB with six to seven defenders when employing certain man schemes. If receivers can’t get off the line, the QB doesn’t stand a chance.

My Football Mentor’s most recent teaching video with receiver Coach Van Tassel covers multiple scenarios associated with how to get off the line of scrimmage versus a jam technique and a soft press technique by the defender. These are techniques that coach VanTassel has taught to his receivers at the professional level. The video details various hand release techniques as well as how to apply single and double moves when attacking the defender.

This video is one of the most effective teaching aids ever created for youth and high school players on how to get off the line of scrimmage versus a man defender! Even college and professional players will benefit. So, whether you’re a coach or a player, we highly recommend this incredible coaching aid!

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