To teach players how to run with power and control and finish off runs at the goal line.

Set Up

  • You can have multiple groups running this drill at the same time, or just one. Either way, you’ll need two blocking bags, a football, and 3 players per group.
  • The two defenders will stand side by side holding the blocking bags, while the ball carrier begins 3 yards in front of them.


  1. On the coach’s signal, the ball carrier will explode forward with both hands securing the ball as they pump their feet and burst through the defenders.
  2. After each rep, rotate one offense to defense so that all players get reps.

Coaching Tips

  • You can have the defenders start down on a knee to really emphasize the need to get low to maintain leverage for the ball carrier.