Agilities and Ballhandling are the prerequesites to being able to run the ball successfully. But understanding how the play is supposed to work and why, and then practicing to read the blocks of the blockers until it becomes second nature, that’s what’s makes a running back really good and valuable for his team. A slight adjustment on how a running back approaches the point of attack or how he takes on a would be tackler near the sideline might make the difference between a normal run for some yardage and a great run that might gain big 2-digit yards if not going all the way for a touchdown.
Running Back Running Drills
These running back running drills are designed to improve the running backs skills when running the ball, be it finding the open space when running inside or getting the most out of the run when running in open space or along the sideline.
- Sideline Running Drill
- The Sideline Running Drill works on getting the most possible yards along the sideline by fighting against a pushout.
- Daylight Inside Drill
- The Daylight Inside Drill works on the Running Back’s ability to find the open spot (daylight) on inside runs.
- Daylight Outside Drill
- The Daylight Outside Drill teaches the Running Back to identify the weak spot of the defense, when to attack downfield and when to go outside.
- Tripod Drill
- The Running Back Tripod Drill works on the ability to use his free hand to regain his balance and/or launch himself forward to gain additional yards.