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wr1sBy The X&O Labs Staff

This week we offer a detailed look at how Wide Receiver coaches are training their players as part of our Self Scout Your Career survey results series.



By The X&O Labs Staff

This week we offer a detailed look at how Wide Receiver coaches are training their players as part of our Self Scout Your Career survey results series.

As we mentioned before, survey is still ongoing (if you or your staff hasn't taken it yet, check it out here), we wanted to share some of the insight that the surveys have unearthed. We also recognize that while many of you have already taken one survey from selfscoutyourcareer.com, you likely have not seen the results of the other 10 surveys. In addition to the Wide Receiver Coach Research Report you are currently reading, we will also be releasing our Defensive Back Coach Research Report this week.

Here are a few of the highlights you will find in the graphs and questions contained in the Wide Receiver Coach Survey results below:

  • When asked what they spend the most time on in their individual periods, Wide Receiver Coaches provide the answer route technique was given twice as much (42%) as the second highest topic.
  • Over half, 51%, of wide receiver coaches use the “inside foot up, hands at the ready” stance as their standard pre-snap body position.
  • The “club and rip” release technique was the most popular (54%) to beat press coverage.
  • 71% of coaches team their players to use steps as opposed to landmarks to determine proper depth and spacing in the quick game.
  • Near half of the coaches polled (48%) teach their players to read both the leverage of the corners AND the rotation of the safeties when compared to other coverage reading techniques.

Check out each of those questions and their responses below and see how the information compares to your team. As always, we would love to hear your thoughts on the data presented in this report. Please feel free to share your opinions and thoughts in the comments section below.

**Note: The data shown below is the current information from our ongoing study. It will likely change over time and as that happens, we will be sure to keep you apprised of the trends as they become apparent. Again, if you or your staff has not already participated, or if you want to just take a different survey (you can use the same email address without a problem) please CLICK HERE.

 

1. Which element of WR play do you spend the most amount of time on during practice?

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2. In which of the following ways do you teach your WR’s stance?

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3. Which of the following releases do you feel are most beneficial when defeating press coverage?

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4. Which of the following do you use when teaching routes in the quick game (three-step)?

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5. How much depth do you get into teaching your wide receivers about coverage identification?

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In addition to the questions above, Wide Receiver coaches that completed the survey also provided interesting insight into the following topics:

  1. How much practice time are you given on a daily basis to work with your WR’s?
  2. Which element of WR play do you spend the least amount of time on during practice?
  3. Which is the ideal amount of weight you want on the front foot of your wide receivers when getting in their stance?
  4. What do you teach your wide receivers as an aiming point when defeating press coverage?
  5. Which of the following do you use when teaching routes in the intermediate game (five-step)?
  6. Which of the following do you feel is the most efficient way to teach routes in your pass game?
  7. Which of the following types of routes do you spend the most amount of teach time instructing?
  8. Which of the following types of routes do you spend the least amount of teach time instructing?
  9. Which of the following is the most important physical skill you can teach your WR’s to possess in order to be successful?

For access to this information, you can either click here to take the Wide Receiver coaches survey and receive your own, instant results or you can log in to the Insiders.  

 

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