Thursday, April 19, 2012

RB Boom Drill

Boom, sucka!

The off-arm is an under-utilized weapon for the RB. Most RBs know how to use the stiff-arm to keep a defender away from them; however once the defender is right on the RB, the Boom Drill is what we want our RBs to use to help them to run over the defender or break the tackle.  We teach our RBs to use this right upon contact or immediately after contact to help gain separation from the defender trying to tackle them.

The Boom helps to lift a defender's center of gravity so the RB can run through him or at least gain extra yards after contact.  It is a very violent and explosive move by the RB; especially the Marion Barber clip vs. Alabama at the very end of the video.  It happens so fast, that even though I slowed it way down, you can still barely see it.  He attacks the defender with his shoulder initially, and then Booms him with his off-arm.

I have been getting many requests to share documents.  If anyone wants to share any of my Google docs with someone else, just send the page link to whoever you want.

BIG shout out to msnyder on the Huey board for this list of RB Drills on youtube:

Ladder Jump cut

over and explode

Hip explosion

1 on 1 in space

Frank Solich Ball Security

Outside arm ball security

Hand off / Run Mesh

High knees pad level

Side ways pad level

Zig Zag Coach intro

Zig Zag # 2

Zig Zag # 3

45 degree with leverage finish

Plant posture

Jump Cut

T Drill

Double L Drill

Balance touch # 1

Balance touch # 2

Rise & Blow Intro

Rise & Blow Chute

rise and blow explosion

Pass Pro Mirrior Punch

Set the pocket

Pads out

Nike ball security

Vikings ota

Limp shoulders

Pick up the line

Nike change direction

Ladanian Tomlinson

Virginia Tech Rise and blow

Top gun bags

Ohio State Pro day

Pass pro

Frank Solich


Circle warmup

Goal line over drill

Notre Dame Ladder

Pass block

Notre Dame


Daylight drills

Daylight 2

Central drills

Florida cans

Sideline blasters

cone, roll

Complete Strech Drill

Rise and rip

jump cut footwork

Bags in and out

Purdue ball (Circle drill)

Youth FB Iso Drill


  1. Coach, is this video available somewhere else? Apparently I can't watch it in Europe


  2. Coach, email me at