The Two Minute Drill
The two minute drill is a drill we put together to simulate the hurry-up offense. This drill is used to help wide receivers remember the routes from the route passing tree, improve endurance and to develop focus in the clutch while under pressure.
What you’ll need to perform the two minute drill:
To Perform the two minute drill start by lining up at the north or south end zone on the football. From there, the quarterback will yell out a number from the route passing tree at which point, you will nod to confirm you’ve got the call/route. After acknowledging the route, the quarterback will then Yell “Hike”. At that point, you will run the assigned route.
Once the quarterback releases the ball and you catch it, take a few steps up-field and stop. Toss the ball back to the quarterback then line back up on the line where you stopped at. Repeat this process until you’ve made it into the end zone. The quarterback should be alternating the number/route that they call out so that each route is ran in succession during the drill. At the very least, you should be running from end zone to end zone and back, totaling 200 yards.
To make this drill effective, the two minute drill must be ran quickly with a very small window for recovery. Your goal is to keep your form intact, make sure you run clean routes and stay alert to make a successful catch each time. The routes should be ran at game speed and once the ball is caught, hustle back to the line and line up for your next route.
NOTE: If you happen to drop a pass, you must start run back to the line of scrimmage where the ball was hiked, simulating a running clock with less than two minutes to go and run a new route or the same one over again before you can progress up field.