This drill is designed to help running backs find the space between the linebackers.

Set Up

  • Set two bags five yards apart. Coach, quarterback, or another player, stands in front of the bags about half way between them.


  1. Coach says “Go,.”
  2. Player runs from one bag to the other, reverses direction and runs back to the original bag, then reverses direction again and “settles” in the space between the two bags.
  3. The ball is thrown to the player, who catches it, turns and runs upfield.

Coaching Tips

  •  Make sure players are “settling down” with their hips low and their foundation solid. Then creating a good target, catching the ball properly, tucking it and tapping it.
  • Another option would be to add a person with a bag to pop the running back when he catches the ball.