Running Backs - Bag Drills [ARTICLE]

Running Backs - Bag Drills
By: Tim Horton

Originally Published in: Complete Running Back

Provided by: Human Kinetics

JUMP-CUT BAG DRILL

Purpose - Improve footwork and ability to quickly change direction.

Procedure

1. Set up five to seven 3-foot half-moon dummies 1 yard apart. The two middle dummies are staggered.

2. Face straight ahead.

3. Run through with two feet in each hole.

4. Land on two feet after the second and fourth bags to initiate the jump-cut maneuver.

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Coaching Points

• Keep your eyes up.

• Move your feet quickly while staying balanced and keeping your shoulders square.

• Do not let your feet cross over or let your heels make contact during the jump cut.

• Stay on the balls of the feet; do not let the heels touch the ground.

BAG DRILL: WAVE

Purpose - Enhance foot quickness and ability to change direction.

Procedure

1. Set up four 3-foot half-moon dummies, laying them horizontally across the field, 2 yards apart.

2. Start the drill in the middle of the bags, facing the coach.

3. The coach stands 5 yards in front of you, facing you.

4. The coach directs you to go either left or right as you move through the bags.

5. Put two feet in each hole as you move through the drill.

6. The drill is over when the coach directs you to run toward him. Sprint 5 yards.

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Coaching Points

• Keep your eyes up to see which direction the coach is pointing.

• Move your feet quickly while staying balanced and keeping your shoulders square to the coach.

• Do not let your feet cross over or let your heels make contact.

• Stay on the balls of your feet; do not let the heels touch the ground.

BAG DRILL: SHUFFLE

Purpose - Improve foot quickness and ability to change directions.

Procedure

1. Set up five to seven 3-foot half-moon dummies 1 yard apart.

2. Start in the middle of the first bag.

3. Shuffle through each hole before sprinting to the next bag.

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Coaching Points

• Keep your eyes up.

• Move your feet quickly while staying balanced and keeping your shoulders square.

• Do not let your feet cross over or let your heels make contact.

• Stay on the balls of the feet; do not let the heels touch the ground.

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19 Apr 2017


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