Before you ask a question like, "Who needs a machine to pass footballs
when my quarterback requires all the practice he can get!" or make a comment
like "I just don't know how it would help my team," consider this:
every N.F.L. Team now uses a JUGS Football Machine, most colleges and
universities have now invested in JUGS®, as well as over 3000 high school
Dropped passes, punts, and kickoffs basically are caused by a lack of
practice. With JUGS®, you can throw up to 600 passes or "kicks" per hour.
Just think of the practice your receivers will get in a weeks time. And, as in
baseball, where pitchers are given enough work to develop their skills, but
cannot throw enough to give batters all the batting practice they need, the JUGS
Football Machine fills the same need by providing receivers more practice to
develop the desired expertise in catching a football.
The JUGS Football Machine can help you in these 5 areas:
- Running backs, tight ends, wide receivers, punt and kick-off return
specialists need constant practice catching the football. With JUGS®, these
players catch more passes and kicks in a week than they normally would in an
- Defensive backs and linebackers can be given practice on a variety of
reaction and zone coverage drills in a short period of time without having to
take your best quarterback away from where you really need him to be, with the
offensive unit. A substitute player, or even the team manager, can operate
JUGS®, thus freeing your coaching staff, quarterbacks and punters.
- On punt and kick-off return team drills, you do not waste any time with
JUGS® doing the "kicking." High lofting kicks go exactly where you want them
to, so your players learn their assignments fast.
- Simply put JUGS® on short legs and your punter and fieldgoal kicker can
get hours of perfect snaps. (Short legs sold separately.)
- Use JUGS® for more effective and more enjoyable conditioning drills. All
players get plenty of sprinting in while chasing down perfectly thrown passes
from JUGS®. With JUGS® you can toss the ball just beyond the reach of your
players. With the incentive to catch the football, your players will always
give that extra effort.
Here is what Hall of Fame pass-catching great, Raymond Berry, thinks about
the JUGS Football Machine:
"I have been amazed at what this piece of equipment can do in the training
Catching the football is their number one job, and there is no way to fully
develop this skill without catching 50, 75 or 100 balls a day on an established
Finding someone who can throw hard and accurate that many times to a full
corps of receivers is nearly impossible, or at least it was until JUGS® came
JUGS® throws the ball at whatever speed you want and whatever height or
trajectory you want, at whatever distance you want, and then throws each pass
exactly on target each time, with a perfect spiral.
JUGS® makes it possible to work a group of 10 receivers for 15 minutes, and
have each player catch 20 or 25 balls.
If I were still playing, I'd buy one myself and let my wife feed balls to it.
It's very simple to operate.
And you can use it to practice catching punts and kick-offs.
JUGS® is the greatest thing I've seen in a long time."
The distance and height of a pass are controlled by changing the speed of the
wheels and by tilting JUGS® upward or downward. Turning a dial changes wheel
speed. A simple level locks the unit after any lateral or vertical change. Once
set, the machine will throw footballs to the same spot time after time. Perfect
spirals up to 80 yards can be thrown.
"The JUGS Football Machine allows me to throw twice as many pass routes
compared with doing it myself. Time is limited for individual position work, but
we can now have time for repititions of all routes in our passing game. The
machine also works well during special teams practice."
Madison High School
Easy to Move
The JUGS Football Machine can be easily moved and set up by one person -
indoors or outdoors. Moving JUGS® involves tipping it down onto its transport
wheel, and rolling it to a different area like a wheelbarrow. By removing the
legs of the machine, it can be loaded into the trunk of any sized car.
"The JUGS Football Machine is extremely beneficial to our kicking game. It
saves valuable time simulating a kickoff or punt with great accuracy."
Eilers, Head Football Coach
Madison High School
Safe and Simple to Operate
Whether you are throwing perfect spiraling passes from 10 to 80 yards, or
booming punts, or kickoffs, JUGS is easy to operate. A simple chute change and
an adjustment of the wheel angle determines whether the football will be a
spiral or an end-over-end toss. To operate, the football is positioned in the
chute, and pushed forward with the pistol grip handle until the ball is seized
by the two rotating tires.
"The JUGS Football Machine is great for the passing game. But we use it
every day for punt returns, because a dropped punt can cost you a
game."The JUGS Football Machine.....
Bill Dressel, Head Football Coach
Benson High School, Portland,
You can use your JUGS Football Machine anywhere with the durable Yamaha 1000
Generator. This generator is light weight - just 49 lbs., runs on regular
gasoline for over 3 hours, and is fully guaranteed for one year.