Complete Running Back
There is nothing more exciting than watching a skilled running back sidestep a tackler, hit an open hole in the line, pivot, turn, and accelerate up the field for a huge gain. It’s a position that many have played but few have excelled in. And not one has succeeded alone.
Complete Running Back will help you step onto the field with the skills to thrill and 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.
You’ll learn to think, move, and play with a purpose. With 81 drills and coaching tips, you’ll 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.
Table of Contents
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
ExcerptsFive Tips for Increasing Strength and Power
Special Moves and Skills
Two-Point and Three-Point Stances