Open Field Running and Blocking
Ron Prince Kansas State UniversityHow to be Grinders.Dip and Slip = Outside Hat BlockingMethod to run with the ball that attempts:1.Create/Save space on the field to run.2.Attempt to deal with defensive pursuit in general.3.Coordinate the runner with the blockers who can’t see him.4.Method to defeat a defender in the open field: one on one.
Principles of the Dip and Slip
In an effort to beat the defensive pursuit the blocker and runner must:1.Attack defenders from inside out. (not a stretch and cut mentality)2.Get “on” the defender before making a decision. Blockers- Get belt to belt,marry the feet. Runners- make no decision until on the blockers’ heels.3.Be wiling to “cram the ball” and get 3 yards.
Principle for the Runner
1.Attack block or defender inside-out2.“Dip”- if defender bites the “slip” outside to the green grass.3.“Dip”- if defender sets the edge, “cram it” inside and the attempt to repeatprocess on next defender.
What the Dip and Slip is not?
1.Purely outside running system2.Finesse running system3.Only a system
Dip and Slip Drill
1.Entire team run it during fundamental periods/ specials teams practices everyspring and training camp2.Offense runs drills every Tuesday during season3.Our core running philosophyThis drill is just like a defensive pursuit drill. Group A is the QBs and Kickers, GroupB is the WR and DBS, Group C is OL and DL, and Group D is your ball carrier.Group C start 5 yards apart. Group B start 10 yards apart. There will be a coachoutside each of the groups with a hand shield if the ball carrier does not hug next tothe blocker he will hit them the hand shield. Group A will also have a shield and theball carrier will work on his finishing move into the end zone. If you have thenumbers this drill can be done down both sidelines.