Running Back Skills Assessment
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Running Back Skills Assessment

Test your knowledge of the key skills required to be a successful running back in football, including physical skills, ball handling, route running, blocking, and mental skills. Evaluate your understanding of the skills and abilities needed to excel in this position.

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Questions and Answers

What is the primary purpose of the power skill in a running back?

To break tackles and gain extra yards

What is the primary focus of ball handling skills for a running back?

Holding onto the ball in traffic and contact

What is the primary purpose of route running skills for a running back?

To create separation from defenders

What is the primary focus of blocking skills for a running back?

<p>Blocking for the quarterback and creating holes</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the primary purpose of agility in a running back?

<p>To change direction quickly and make sharp cuts</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the primary focus of mental skills for a running back?

<p>Understanding the game and making adjustments</p> Signup and view all the answers

Study Notes

Running Back Skills

Physical Skills:

  • Speed: ability to accelerate quickly and maintain speed
  • Agility: ability to change direction quickly and make sharp cuts
  • Power: strength to break tackles and gain extra yards
  • Vision: ability to read blocks and find holes in the defense
  • Elusiveness: ability to avoid tackles and make defenders miss

Ball Handling Skills:

  • Ball security: ability to hold onto the ball in traffic and in contact
  • Ball carrying: ability to properly carry the ball, including tucking the ball away and protecting it from defenders

Route Running Skills:

  • Pass catching: ability to catch passes out of the backfield
  • Route running: ability to run effective routes, including making sharp cuts and creating separation from defenders

Blocking Skills:

  • Pass blocking: ability to block for the quarterback and protect him from defenders
  • Run blocking: ability to block for the quarterback and create holes for the running back

Mental Skills:

  • Football IQ: understanding of the game, including reading defenses and making adjustments
  • Decision making: ability to make quick decisions on the field, including when to cut back or bounce outside
  • Patience: ability to wait for blocks to develop and holes to open up

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