Set up three separate groups of players. The coach will
move from one group to another, having only one offensive
player angle-block at a time.
offensive player who is lined up in front of the defender
to be blocked should move quickly on the snap count to the
side opposite the angle block.
is important for the angle-blocking offensive lineman to
understand that the defender will not be focused on him,
but will instead be moving toward the offensive player directly
in front of him on the line of scrimmage. The coach should
give the offensive men the snap count, call out the cadence,
and observe the block, making certain that it is executed
the snap, the offensive blocker should take a short, two-inch,
angle step down the line of scrimmage with the foot closest
to the man he is attempting to block. This step serves two
purposes. One, it allows the blocker to get his head in
front of the defender, stopping penetration; and two, it
allows him to open his hips, making it possible for him
to attack the defender with a low, square, blocking surface.
blocker must then bring his far foot quickly across his
body, making certain that the step does not narrow his base.
Because this second step serves to set the power foot of
the angle block, the blocker must be sure to drive it aggressively
into the ground. As the power foot hits the ground and the
blocker explodes into the defender, he should jam the palm
of the far hand into the side of the defensive player with
as much force as possible.
the offensive lineman must finish off the block. Maintaining
a wide base, he must continue to drive his legs, thrusting
his hips forward and lifting up and through the defender.
the entire block, the offensive lineman must concentrate
on staying low, always trying to get under the shoulder
pads of the defender. The blocker needs to take short, choppy
steps, keeping his shoulders square and his back straight.
As with all blocks, the offensive lineman must have his
head up, neck bowed, and his eyes focused on the target.