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May 2011

May 2011


Being a Complete Running Back – Running with the ball is only one aspect of being a complete running back.

by: Aaron Ingram
Running Backs Coach Sacramento State University
© May 2011

As coaches, we are constantly evaluating our players. And our players are constantly evaluating themselves. How many times have you had a player come to you and ask, “Coach, what do I need to do to get more playing time?” or “What do I need to work on?” At Sacramento State, we emphasis ownership. We ask them to be accountable for themselves and their performance both on and off the field.  

    On the field, we ask the running backs “2B A PART”. This stands for:

Ball Security
Blocking (protection)
Awareness
Play – Action Game (playing without the ball)
Attitude
Receiving and Route Running
Toughness

    This device gives them something to remember and something to reference for improvement. Here are a few of our drills that develop each attribute for our....The full article can only be seen by subscribers.
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