Top of Route #ThatstheDrill Seriesby Coach Winston October
The purpose of the Top of Route Series stems from the thinking that football plays are nothing but the extension of football drills.
The details in route running matters. A route runner being where they are supposed to be with precision/patience helps the confidence of everyone involved.
These short videos are suggestions of fundamentals and techniques to help the wide receiver get the separation and confidence needed to excel.
Coach October has 14 years of coaching experience. Matched with 11 years as a player between NCAA and the professional (NFL/CFL) ranks. He has coached and played on offense, defense and special teams and his units have experienced success.
Those experiences and many great mentors from before helped in the creation of the techniques detailed in these lessons. These techniques not only have helped increase the skillset of players, but also the overall production of the teams they were part of.
The mindset of the units over time has stayed consistent with 3 phrases:
"When one shines, we all shine!"
“The best player is not the one with the most skill, but who ANTICIPATES the fastest!”
“Say less, Play More!”
Fundamentals and Confidence in one’s ability will allow your talent to shine.