Whether you’re coaching a power back who muscles the ball across the goal line or an ankle-breaking open-field specialist making defenders miss, you’ll improve their game with this great new book by Tim Horton, running backs coach at Auburn University.
Complete Running Back will help you provide your players with the skills to thrill and the knowledge to succeed. Tim Horton, running backs coach to Tre Mason, Darren McFadden, Felix Jones, and Knile Davis, shares his expertise, insights, and advice for becoming an every-down threat.
With 81 drills and coaching tips, your players will master the intricacies of these skills:
- Ball protection
- Open-field running
- Short-yardage running
- Pass catching
Complete with mental strategies, game preparation, in-game adjustments, and programming for increasing strength, power, speed, and agility, Complete Running Back is your guide to maximizing potential and performance of the sport’s most important positions.
I’ve watched Tim Horton coach running backs at Auburn. He’s the best I’ve ever seen, and the results on the field prove it. Complete Running Back is a must-read for anyone who wants to learn about the game – especially coaches. Pat Dye, Former Head Coach of Auburn University
Table of Contents:
Key to Diagrams
Chapter 1: The Complete Back
Chapter 2: Stances, Footwork, and Ball Security
Chapter 3: Running in the Open Field
Chapter 4: Blocking
Chapter 5: Catching Passes Out of the Backfield
Chapter 6: Developing Power and Strength
Chapter 7: Developing Speed and Agility
Chapter 8: Preparing for the Game
Chapter 9: Championship Mind-Set