10 Football Routes Every Receiver Should Know

Playing the role of receiver requires much more than speed and the ability to catch the football. In order to be effective at the position, players must run crisp, consistent routes that provide their quarterback the confidence to know they will be where they’re supposed to be.

So once you’ve identified who your playmakers are, it’s time to train them up to be the best route-runners they can be. The following routes are an excellent place to start.

Virtually every position coach and offensive coordinator has their own nuances and variations related not only to the passing tree in general, but also based on their own preference for the depth and execution of a given route. It should be noted that the routes discussed in this article are loosely based off of the 0-9-route passing tree utilized by Auburn University.

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