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5 Steps To Better Run Blocking

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© April, 2001

by Chuck Donohue Jr.
Assistant Football Coach, Southern Regional High School, Manahawkin, N.J.

TO STABILIZE and improve the running game, your offensive linemen need to master these 5 basic run blocking steps:
1.  Base Step.

2.  Reach Step.

3.  Gap Step.

4.  Pull Step.

5.  Zone Step.

Blocking-step techniques are performed with hands or shoulders depending upon whether your players are blocking up the field or down the line of scrimmage on an angle.

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