How To Become A Better Wide Receiver
Learning how to become a better wide receiver is weapon to any football game. A wide receiver is a player who shakes defenders and make big plays when his offense needs him to. A receiver is a fast player who can get off the line quickly and blocks the defense, by pushing them back and forms a pocket for him to catch the ball. The offense highly depends on their receivers to take charge of the ball for them. You can learn how to become a better wide receiver through practice, exercise, and drills.
- Improve your catching ability. A wide receiver must know how to catch a ball. He will improve his skills by improving his hands and catching the ball. A good receiver should be able to catch any and everything within their reach. There should be no excuses why the football is not caught as long as it is in within your arm's reach. Work on catching drills daily with a partner to help improve your catching ability. Practice short passes and as well as long passes.
- Increase your physical and mental toughness. One hundred percent concentration is mandatory when a wide receiver is preparing to catch a ball. The receiver needs to be like an automatic machine that when he sees the ball coming he does what it takes to make the catch. His mind should be fully focused in on catching the ball. A receiver should also be prepared to take a hit from the defense at any time, but he should be physically prepared to handle this and get right back into the game.
- Read over the play book and practice. Practice running the right plays and routes with the quarterbacks, and being consistent. The wide receiver and quarterback need to always been on the same page during the same play. This can help to eliminate unnecessary interception and possibly an incomplete pass. Know your routes as a wide receiver with your eyes closed and practice daily.
- Build up those muscles by working out in the gym. A wide receiver needs to be strong in every area of his body. Use leg weight lifting machine to do leg exercises to increase your leg strength, which will help to increase your running speed. Make sure to do of plenty squats, leg curls and quad exercises. It is also important to work out the upper body such as the arms, chest and abs. This will help the wide receiver to absorb hits from defenders, without getting too banged up.