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Running Back/Speed Training
« on: June 06, 2013, 02:03:50 AM »
I offer a popular two chapter DVD called "Running".  In one chapter I coach a team of slow 8 year olds proper running form and train one of them to race the second fastest kid in his entire league (The race is on the DVD).  This is a one night teach and one I usualy use on "no pads" week.  I use 27 yard run times (1/2 the width of a football field) and the average run time improvement for this age is .3 to 1.0 seconds in about 60-90 minutes.

The second chapter is of me training a 10 year old who had never played running back before to perform the jump cut, spin, and stiffarm.  The film is in real time and it took me 19 minutes to teach him the moves, protect the ball, PLUS teach him how to read the defender to know which move to use.  This training would normally take about six weeks to accomplish (He ripped off a 90 yard run in his first game after this lesson.).  The equipment I used was a football and two cones but I could have done it with two socks (The player automatically learns how to high step without the need for tires or ropes.). 

The DVD is $ 50 and can be purchased via Paypal.  I guarantee it's nothing you've ever seen before.  My e mail address is my payment account number.  Ask for the "Running" DVD.     
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Re: Running Back/Speed Training
« Reply #1 on: June 12, 2013, 09:50:57 PM »
i will like to order the dc-46 defense and the running dvd :-X
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Re: Running Back/Speed Training
« Reply #2 on: June 30, 2013, 04:22:13 PM »
Just sent you $50 via paypal for the running DVD.


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Re: Running Back/Speed Training
« Reply #3 on: July 01, 2013, 12:40:21 PM »
I highly recommend Clark's RB/speed training dvd.  It teaches the RB's in a very simple and easy to understand way.  The speed training is quick and gets results!

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Re: Running Back/Speed Training
« Reply #4 on: August 22, 2013, 01:01:51 PM »
coach clark came on my show and made the DVD for me. it's still very helpful even at the HS level. I'm a JV coach and we get a lot of kids that never played before. so the drills he shows help coaches give the players the key things needed to become a solid runner. he even came on my show to talk about the dvd and some key points that may not have been covered on his dvd
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Re: Running Back/Speed Training
« Reply #5 on: June 26, 2014, 02:49:02 PM »
Greetings,

I would like to purchase the DVD. Send me your email address so I can pay pal you the money. Thanks.


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Re: Running Back/Speed Training
« Reply #6 on: June 26, 2014, 04:00:17 PM »
You need to contact Clark Wilkins (DumCoach). PM him and he will answer.

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Re: Running Back/Speed Training
« Reply #7 on: June 28, 2014, 04:55:36 AM »
You can order the "Running" DVD I made by sending payment via Paypal to this account:

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Re: Running Back/Speed Training
« Reply #8 on: January 07, 2015, 01:23:08 PM »
I offer a popular two chapter DVD called "Running".  In one chapter I coach a team of slow 8 year olds proper running form and train one of them to race the second fastest kid in his entire league (The race is on the DVD).  This is a one night teach and one I usualy use on "no pads" week.  I use 27 yard run times (1/2 the width of a football field) and the average run time improvement for this age is .3 to 1.0 seconds in about 60-90 minutes.

The second chapter is of me training a 10 year old who had never played running back before to perform the jump cut, spin, and stiffarm.  The film is in real time and it took me 19 minutes to teach him the moves, protect the ball, PLUS teach him how to read the defender to know which move to use.  This training would normally take about six weeks to accomplish (He ripped off a 90 yard run in his first game after this lesson.).  The equipment I used was a football and two cones but I could have done it with two socks (The player automatically learns how to high step without the need for tires or ropes.). 

The DVD is $ 50 and can be purchased via Paypal.  I guarantee it's nothing you've ever seen before.  My e mail address is my payment account number.  Ask for the "Running" DVD.     


Coach,

Is this DVD specific to RB's in the Wing T or can it be used to get any non-typical rb type kids to be able to be an effective  ball carrier? I would like to be able to develop more ballcarriers in the single wing backfield. Last year we had very few kids that were good at running the ball and when we had injuries, I wasn't able to get most of the other kids to be able to run the plays as effectively.

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Re: Running Back/Speed Training
« Reply #9 on: January 07, 2015, 01:55:57 PM »

Coach,

Is this DVD specific to RB's in the Wing T or can it be used to get any non-typical rb type kids to be able to be an effective  ball carrier? I would like to be able to develop more ballcarriers in the single wing backfield. Last year we had very few kids that were good at running the ball and when we had injuries, I wasn't able to get most of the other kids to be able to run the plays as effectively.

I run the UBSW.  It applies to RBs in general. Developing skills, footworks, and "moves."
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Re: Running Back/Speed Training
« Reply #10 on: January 14, 2015, 02:41:16 AM »
Coach

Reaching out from Mississippi - hopefully the only one around here who has your killer bee.  I am, also, interested in your speed program (mainly for my two boys haha).


Thanks


I teach five different types of Run Training.  The first I use as a Draft technique.  We get to watch the kids run and get their run times.  I rank their form as "1" (runs like gazelle), "2" (runs average), and "3" (runs like a three legged elephant). 

And usually the time they call out fits the form.  The "gazelle" brings in a top time, "average" brings in average, and the "three legged elephant" is dead last.

And I either drafted last or next to last.  The other coaches drafted the gazelles and, by the time I got to draft, they were all gone. 

So what I did was watch for kids with poor form but good run times.  My opponents could ALWAYS be relied on to draft that smooth running gazelle over the clumsy giraffe that came in just one tenth of second behind him (That's why they let us watch them run - So we could spot the gazelles.). 

Since they (the gazelles) were all gone by the time it was my turn to draft (first place finish equals last place draft pick), I picked the clumsy giraffe and then fixed his RUN FORM.  To do this, I had to be able to SPOT his form problem in just ONE RUN.  And then, I had to know the SOLUTION.  Without BOTH you've got NOTHING! 

Spotting the problem and installing the solution are both on my RUNNING DVD.  On it, I coach a team of 8's (8's have tons of problems) and I fix them all, every single kid, in about two hours.  Kids with good run form already you can't speed up, but 50% of this team I speeded up, one to RUNNING BACK SPEED.  When I was in Denver this last summer doing Mahonz's clinic, I ran the group they gave me and fixed them ALL in about three or four runs.  I had parents watching me and they openly asked me, "Who are you?  We've never seen anybody do that before!"  One of the parents even sent Mahonz an E mail on the job I did.

Now it's not like I invented Form Training.  Jack Gregory does it too (And very well).  But I cheat.  I bring a 100 foot long rope to practice, pull it tight on the grass, and make them run on that rope in place of a line (On my practice fields, they didn't give us lines.).  That rope not only lets me spot problems but gives the player an aiming point for solutions.  The rope is on the DVD.  Watch how fast I use it and watch how fast they use it.

I could normally speed up a clumsy giraffe by .3 seconds in a 27 yard dash (The league used 30 yards in tryouts) so, if I speeded up a giraffe that finished .1 seconds behind the other guy's gazelle, my giraffe was now .2 seconds faster than his gazelle.  In the war of SPEED, I won.

I carried this to the EXTREME.  Any time I had a choice between two kids of equal speed, I ALWAYS picked the one with the worst form.  Because, once I fixed his form, he was faster than the other kid.  135 coaches let me do this to them.  The number that did it themselves?  Exactly ZERO.  None knew how fix FORM. 

But my running DVD will show you exactly how I did it and in one night.

But I didn't stop here.  You can speed up a player by strengthening certain muscle groups.  However, this is much slower to do (8 weeks) and is why HS programs run their "camps" way before the season starts.  It may be slow, but it works.  After 8 weeks, my last round draft picks are as fast as my opponent's first round draft picks, including those who had good run form to begin with.  This is not on the RUNNING DVD but it is in my DC46 manual.  You need fast kids to run DC46.  If they wouldn't give them to me, I had to make them.

Likewise, I taught ENDURANCE.  Endurance training is the exact opposite of speed training.  They are in opposition to each other.  Endurance training is timed to the length of your game (In my case 60 minutes for age 10).  You want your kids to finish the 4th quarter as strong as the first.  If your kids drag tail in the fourth, it's a GUARANTEED 1-2 TD's for your opponent.  Endurance training is SCIENCE two different ways.  First, it can't undo your speed training (Which it will if you let it because they are OPPOSITES and will cancel each other out.).  Second, the drills are timed to match your game length.  The longer your games, the longer your endurance training (Youth ball is "iron man" football in that EVERYONE has at least four players going BOTH WAYS.).  This is also in my DC46 manual.

So now I had fast kids that could last the entire game.

I stated I coach five things in running.  So far, I've mentioned FORM, STRENGTH, and ENDURANCE.

That's still not enough.

That's because I had to beat their running backs with my running backs when everybody else drafted before me.  In seventeen years of coaching, I got to draft exactly three players who joined the team as natural running backs.  The other fourteen times, I had to make my own. 

This is a simply GIGANTIC problem because the kids have watched TV, seen backs make their moves, and then try and do the same when they have LAST PLACE talent in the league.  So you hand off to them and they do "duck and dodge" just as they saw on TV and they are so far down the talent list they couldn't "duck and dodge" a quadriplegic in a wheelchair.   Your "last place" backs don't know they're last place backs.  They think, because you picked them, they must be the BEST and, therefore, FIRST.

And they will do what's called "Dancing in the hole".

What is "Dancing in the hole"?

It's when the back uses multiple moves to beat one defender.  The back thinks he's going to beat the defenders, ONE AT A TIME.  So he'll use 2-3 moves to get past the first one, without going forward.  And - Yes - he might actually beat him.  But in those 2-3 moves, he's brought TEN OTHER DEFENDERS 2-3 steps closer to him.  He beats the one and ten others collapse on him.  When an inferior back DANCES, it's almost impossible for him to gain more than TWO YARDS. 

So I created the RABBIT DRILL, which is FREE in my DC Wing T manual.  As soon as you add a "rabbit" to ANY PLAY the runner will ALWAYS go forward.

Still not good enough.

The runner still has to beat the first defender he meets.  The problem hasn't changed - Only the number of moves he has to get by him (ONE).  So now he needs ONE GOOD MOVE. 

And that's what's on my RUNNING DVD.  In fifteen minutes, you can teach a kid to run with the moves of a running back for Alabama with two years of training (This is not an exaggeration.  It is a fact.).  He may not have the TALENT of a running back for Alabama, but he'll know how to get by a defender without "Dancing in the hole". 

Everything has it's limits.  Can you take a last place back to a first place back in 15 minutes?

No.

But you can take a last place back and make him the 3rd or 4th worst back (or the 3rd or 4th best back) in your league in 15 minutes.  And that's time well spent.

How is that possible?

Because none of the other backs in your league got the 15 minutes.  Only YOUR back did.  Nobody else improved their back.  Just you.  They ALL DRAFTED their talent.  They created NONE.

But let's go even FURTHER.  Your running backs are allowed to use their moves in PRACTICE, even in tackling drills.  Not only do they get to practice using their moves but the defense gets to practice tackling them.  Because, if they can tackle your back using moving moves, they can tackle the OTHER TEAM'S back using MOVES.  And both are taking place in your normally scheduled practice time.

My RUNNING DVD covers just RUN FORM and RUNNING BACK MOVES.  They are the two fastest teaches.

Youth football is all about TIME MANAGEMENT.  We NEVER get enough practice time to cover everything we want to do.  So, all else being equal, whoever makes the best use of their practice time wins. This DVD is designed so that in two hours and fifteen minutes (All of which can be accomplished on a "no pads" night) your team is 50% faster and your backs 50% better. 

And that is time well spent.

To order the RUNNING DVD, send $ 50 via Paypal to this account:

clarkwilkins@charter.net

And state you want the RUNNING DVD.  Allow 3-4 business days for delivery.

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Re: Running Back/Speed Training
« Reply #11 on: January 14, 2015, 12:15:30 PM »

I teach five different types of Run Training.  The first I use as a Draft technique.  We get to watch the kids run and get their run times.  I rank their form as "1" (runs like gazelle), "2" (runs average), and "3" (runs like a three legged elephant). 

And usually the time they call out fits the form.  The "gazelle" brings in a top time, "average" brings in average, and the "three legged elephant" is dead last.

And I either drafted last or next to last.  The other coaches drafted the gazelles and, by the time I got to draft, they were all gone. 

So what I did was watch for kids with poor form but good run times.  My opponents could ALWAYS be relied on to draft that smooth running gazelle over the clumsy giraffe that came in just one tenth of second behind him (That's why they let us watch them run - So we could spot the gazelles.). 

Since they (the gazelles) were all gone by the time it was my turn to draft (first place finish equals last place draft pick), I picked the clumsy giraffe and then fixed his RUN FORM.  To do this, I had to be able to SPOT his form problem in just ONE RUN.  And then, I had to know the SOLUTION.  Without BOTH you've got NOTHING! 

Spotting the problem and installing the solution are both on my RUNNING DVD.  On it, I coach a team of 8's (8's have tons of problems) and I fix them all, every single kid, in about two hours.  Kids with good run form already you can't speed up, but 50% of this team I speeded up, one to RUNNING BACK SPEED.  When I was in Denver this last summer doing Mahonz's clinic, I ran the group they gave me and fixed them ALL in about three or four runs.  I had parents watching me and they openly asked me, "Who are you?  We've never seen anybody do that before!"  One of the parents even sent Mahonz an E mail on the job I did.

Now it's not like I invented Form Training.  Jack Gregory does it too (And very well).  But I cheat.  I bring a 100 foot long rope to practice, pull it tight on the grass, and make them run on that rope in place of a line (On my practice fields, they didn't give us lines.).  That rope not only lets me spot problems but gives the player an aiming point for solutions.  The rope is on the DVD.  Watch how fast I use it and watch how fast they use it.

I could normally speed up a clumsy giraffe by .3 seconds in a 27 yard dash (The league used 30 yards in tryouts) so, if I speeded up a giraffe that finished .1 seconds behind the other guy's gazelle, my giraffe was now .2 seconds faster than his gazelle.  In the war of SPEED, I won.

I carried this to the EXTREME.  Any time I had a choice between two kids of equal speed, I ALWAYS picked the one with the worst form.  Because, once I fixed his form, he was faster than the other kid.  135 coaches let me do this to them.  The number that did it themselves?  Exactly ZERO.  None knew how fix FORM. 

But my running DVD will show you exactly how I did it and in one night.

But I didn't stop here.  You can speed up a player by strengthening certain muscle groups.  However, this is much slower to do (8 weeks) and is why HS programs run their "camps" way before the season starts.  It may be slow, but it works.  After 8 weeks, my last round draft picks are as fast as my opponent's first round draft picks, including those who had good run form to begin with.  This is not on the RUNNING DVD but it is in my DC46 manual.  You need fast kids to run DC46.  If they wouldn't give them to me, I had to make them.

Likewise, I taught ENDURANCE.  Endurance training is the exact opposite of speed training.  They are in opposition to each other.  Endurance training is timed to the length of your game (In my case 60 minutes for age 10).  You want your kids to finish the 4th quarter as strong as the first.  If your kids drag tail in the fourth, it's a GUARANTEED 1-2 TD's for your opponent.  Endurance training is SCIENCE two different ways.  First, it can't undo your speed training (Which it will if you let it because they are OPPOSITES and will cancel each other out.).  Second, the drills are timed to match your game length.  The longer your games, the longer your endurance training (Youth ball is "iron man" football in that EVERYONE has at least four players going BOTH WAYS.).  This is also in my DC46 manual.

So now I had fast kids that could last the entire game.

I stated I coach five things in running.  So far, I've mentioned FORM, STRENGTH, and ENDURANCE.

That's still not enough.

That's because I had to beat their running backs with my running backs when everybody else drafted before me.  In seventeen years of coaching, I got to draft exactly three players who joined the team as natural running backs.  The other fourteen times, I had to make my own. 

This is a simply GIGANTIC problem because the kids have watched TV, seen backs make their moves, and then try and do the same when they have LAST PLACE talent in the league.  So you hand off to them and they do "duck and dodge" just as they saw on TV and they are so far down the talent list they couldn't "duck and dodge" a quadriplegic in a wheelchair.   Your "last place" backs don't know they're last place backs.  They think, because you picked them, they must be the BEST and, therefore, FIRST.

And they will do what's called "Dancing in the hole".

What is "Dancing in the hole"?

It's when the back uses multiple moves to beat one defender.  The back thinks he's going to beat the defenders, ONE AT A TIME.  So he'll use 2-3 moves to get past the first one, without going forward.  And - Yes - he might actually beat him.  But in those 2-3 moves, he's brought TEN OTHER DEFENDERS 2-3 steps closer to him.  He beats the one and ten others collapse on him.  When an inferior back DANCES, it's almost impossible for him to gain more than TWO YARDS. 

So I created the RABBIT DRILL, which is FREE in my DC Wing T manual.  As soon as you add a "rabbit" to ANY PLAY the runner will ALWAYS go forward.

Still not good enough.

The runner still has to beat the first defender he meets.  The problem hasn't changed - Only the number of moves he has to get by him (ONE).  So now he needs ONE GOOD MOVE. 

And that's what's on my RUNNING DVD.  In fifteen minutes, you can teach a kid to run with the moves of a running back for Alabama with two years of training (This is not an exaggeration.  It is a fact.).  He may not have the TALENT of a running back for Alabama, but he'll know how to get by a defender without "Dancing in the hole". 

Everything has it's limits.  Can you take a last place back to a first place back in 15 minutes?

No.

But you can take a last place back and make him the 3rd or 4th worst back (or the 3rd or 4th best back) in your league in 15 minutes.  And that's time well spent.

How is that possible?

Because none of the other backs in your league got the 15 minutes.  Only YOUR back did.  Nobody else improved their back.  Just you.  They ALL DRAFTED their talent.  They created NONE.

But let's go even FURTHER.  Your running backs are allowed to use their moves in PRACTICE, even in tackling drills.  Not only do they get to practice using their moves but the defense gets to practice tackling them.  Because, if they can tackle your back using moving moves, they can tackle the OTHER TEAM'S back using MOVES.  And both are taking place in your normally scheduled practice time.

My RUNNING DVD covers just RUN FORM and RUNNING BACK MOVES.  They are the two fastest teaches.

Youth football is all about TIME MANAGEMENT.  We NEVER get enough practice time to cover everything we want to do.  So, all else being equal, whoever makes the best use of their practice time wins. This DVD is designed so that in two hours and fifteen minutes (All of which can be accomplished on a "no pads" night) your team is 50% faster and your backs 50% better. 

And that is time well spent.

To order the RUNNING DVD, send $ 50 via Paypal to this account:

clarkwilkins@charter.net

And state you want the RUNNING DVD.  Allow 3-4 business days for delivery.

::Clark::

Coach,

I definitely want to pick up that dvd. Will have to probably wait as I'm going to be heading to the SW Conclave and will be purchasing some items.

Is the DC46 manual available to download? I wanted to read about the strength and endurance part. Also, what page(s) is the rabbit drill on in the Wing-T manual?

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Re: Running Back/Speed Training
« Reply #12 on: January 16, 2015, 04:42:13 PM »
Coach,
Just sent you a paypal payment for the dvd. Looking forward to it!

Rob

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Re: Running Back/Speed Training
« Reply #13 on: January 17, 2016, 08:15:54 PM »
Just ordered the running dvd because my kid begged me too, lol.
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Re: Running Back/Speed Training
« Reply #14 on: August 30, 2017, 11:53:53 PM »
 My son has always been fast enough to be a good MIKE, but never quite in the top 30% of the team 2-4th grade in speed. We followed Clark's prescription this summer, pretty religiously.

It worked and worked very well! He scored in the top 1-3/21 players in speed and agility. Highly recommend! It's work but it is worth it. Grateful for the advice and video.