What is your progression of teaching a block. We break it down by stance, start, approach, contact and finish.
We teach Drive, Reach, Gap, and Pass Pro "TECHNIQUE" in INDY periods:EXAMPLE:
BASE DRIVE BLOCK
A) Used at the P.O.A. B) 1 on 1 block. C) Take defender where he wants to go. D) Get movement – sustain. E) Back – option run.
1. Explode out. 2. Short first step (1/2 way to fingers of down hand; knee rolls over toe – NOT behind). 3. Back flat. 4. Bull neck. 5. Proper aiming point (aim face at throat of DLM; base of #’s of LB). Look the block in. 6. Second step MUST be beyond first step to win. Make contact on second step (most important step). Hit 1 yard through defender. 7. Whip the arms. 8. Blocking surface (drive the elbows inside & make contact with a triangle of hat & hands (thumbs up) to a lockout; contact the short ribs & “lift him out of his socks” on a 45 degree angle with fork lift motion. 9. Shoot the hips (unlock the power). 10. Driving steps. 11. Feet under you – good base. 12. Maintain contact. 13. 2nd & 3rd effort.
QUESTION: When do you whip the defender? ANSWER: When he tries to escape the block – you come alive and finish (STAY ON BLOCK).