Category Archives: Running Back Drills

This section will cover a variety of drills and coaching tips for running backs, including speed and agility work, ballhandling, receiving and blocking.

The “Score” Drill

Drill Type:  Running Back Drill Purpose This running back drill focuses on playing close to the goal line, as 4 defenders try to hit and knock the runner to the outside. Set Up With the running back on the 20 yard line, space 4 defenders at each of the 5 yard lines to and icnluding…

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“Double Barrel” Running Back Drill

Drill Type:  Agility Drill Set Up Create 2 lines of barrels with 3 barrels per line, approximately 5 yards apart. Place an additional barrel in the middle of both lines about 10 yards behind the last barrel. Place 2 players in the end zone, each with a football. Execution In this drill, players will attack…

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Pitch Drill

Play Type:   Quarterback Drill / Running Back Drill Purpose A good team drill for getting both the quarterback and running back reps throwing and receiving the pitch. Setup The quarterback will start at the line of scrimmage, with the football in hand. The running backs will form a line behind the quarterback, with the player…

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5 Drills for Running Back Footwork and Agility!


Agility is a skill every athlete needs, but in football, training for agility is position specific. When working with your running back, you want to incorporate drills that focus mainly on running back footwork and the ability to run not only straight ahead, but also ability to change direction without losing momentum. 5 Drills for…

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Eliminate False Steps with The Read Step Drill


Many youth football players are slow to the point of attack because they make a simple mistake–they false step. False stepping is taking a wasted step away from the direction you are wanting to move in. In today’s competitive football environment, any wasted movement that slows a player down can be the difference between a…

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