To teach lineman how to fire out and drive low and in control.

Set Up

  • You’ll need a barrel or a large garbage can.
  • Have the player get in 3 point stance directly in front of the barrel.

Barrel Drills for Football Running Back Agility


  1. On the coach’s signal, the lineman will fire out and fit up on the barrel.
  2. If performing the fit correctly, the player should slide the barrel back without knocking it over.

Coaching Tips

  • If a player knocks the barrel over, it is because they are hitting the barrel too high.
  • They need to spread their base and keep their hips low as they fit up onto the barrel – they need to focus on keeping their center of gravity underneath them.