A football gauntlet is a training drill that is used to improve a player’s ball-handling skills and reaction time. It typically consists of a series of cones or other markers that are placed in a straight line, with a ball placed at the start of the gauntlet. The player then runs through the gauntlet, attempting to control the ball and navigate around the cones as quickly and accurately as possible.
To make your own football gauntlet, you will need:
- Cones or other markers: These can be purchased at a sporting goods store, or you can use household items such as bottles or cans to mark the gauntlet.
- A ball: Any type of ball that is small enough to be controlled easily with your feet will work.
- A flat, open space: This can be a field, a parking lot, or any other surface that is large enough to set up the gauntlet.
To set up the gauntlet, simply place the cones or markers in a straight line, spaced about a foot or so apart. Place the ball at the start of the gauntlet, and then have the player run through the gauntlet, attempting to control the ball and navigate around the cones as quickly and accurately as possible. You can vary the distance and spacing of the cones to adjust the difficulty of the drill. You can also have the player run through the gauntlet multiple times in a row to increase the intensity of the workout.