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Air

Part of USA Football’s Levels of Contact. Drills in which players go unopposed without contact.

Air Raid

An offensive philosophy derived from the West Coast Offense, but adapted to the shotgun formation. In this offense, the running game is heavily de-emphasized while the quick pass, medium pass and screen game are highly developed.

Alley

TBD

Alligator Arms

A term used to describe the way a wide receiver's arms not being completely extended in an attempt to catch a pass.

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