Press Man Coverage: Drills and Techniques

Keith Jordan

Coaches Learning Network Consultant


It is an honor to present this material to the members of the Coaches Learning Network.

When I go to clinics or read articles, I look for techniques, and the drills to teach them so that I can fit them into my system. Hopefully, I can present information here that will be helpful you and your players.


Unless you never blitz, everybody plays “Man” coverage at some point. For a long time it was hard to find good articles or tapes that taught man-to-man techniques.

The best two tapes I’ve found are by Bob Stoops, and Greg Brown, both are excellent, as is the article by coach Tim Schaffner on this website.


This presentation will talk about the techniques and drills that we use to run press man coverage.

When we consider drills I believe that they have to be applicable, consistent, and ingrain the proper technique. I only use drills that pertain to our technique. If it doesn’t make us better in press coverage it is not going to be used. ... To read this article, and for full access to all CLN resources, get your MEMBERSHIP NOW.