There is so much more to playing running back than just carrying the football. Running with the football is only one aspect of playing the position.
As a coach the thing that I can’t stand is a lack of efficiency. When our players are on the field during practice, I want to make sure they are always in constant motion and getting better at their skill sets.
These are the three running back progression drills we did at our international youth football camp last month. These drills are very easy to execute and they focus on the core fundamentals.
Passing in the 2 Minutes offense is a unique situation that many coaches don’t prepare for. The common answer of coaches in two minute offenses is to throw the ball deep and to the sideline.
In my opinion, the jet sweep is the best play in youth football. My teams will always run jet sweep regardless of the age level I am coaching.
The quickest way to lose a game at any level is to turn the ball over. This is why the number one rule for every offensive player is that at the end of the possession we have the ball.
Taking a Handoff in Football I bet there are thousands of plays across the country that are wasted because of poor handoff exchanges. Taking a handoff in football is overlooked by many youth football coaches.
Here is a definitive guide to coaching youth football running backs. Follow these instructional points for a successful run game: Attitude- Running backs must develop an “attitude” when they run the football.
Running Back-Quarterback Exchange At least 90 % of football plays are running plays which require a running back-quarterback exchange. It is imperative that you practice this exchange often in practice.
Youth Football Speed Training One of the biggest lies I hear young coaches tell players is that you can’t teach speed. To me, speed is like any other muscle, if you train it right, you can improve on it.