Holding onto the football during intense moments means the difference between gaining yards and turning the ball over. After all, ball possession may be the most important aspect of the game. These are just a few of the many drills that prepare football players to place a high degree of importance on ball security.
Changing hands as a ball carrier is a necessary, yet oft-neglected or overlooked skill, at the high school level for running backs and even quarterbacks and wide receivers.
The ability to get the football to a game breaker in open space is what every offensive coordinator wants to accomplish. A running back with the ball skills and route-running ability of a wide receiver presents great challenges for defenses.
In the two-point stance, or up stance, stand with both feet on the ground and your hands resting on your thighs. In the three-point stance, or down stance, you put your right or left hand on the ground, similar to an offensive lineman.
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.