QB Training and Development
Playing quarterback on any level is more demanding than any other position in any other sport on the same level. The higher the level of competition the more demanding it becomes. The great Paul Brown said it best, “Playing quarterback in the NFL (for that matter any level) is so tough it is almost impossible. The basic reason is that there is a degree of excellence required that is virtually unimaginable to outsiders”.
Former pro quarterback Phil Simms made this comment to another father while watching their sons play youth football, “I commented that some of the best coachings I ever received hadn’t come till well into my pro career. The other father was amazed, not so much that I was learning new techniques but that there were so few coaches around who could teach the mechanics that would help me play at a high level. I told him that at this late stage in my career, I was finding that I had to rely on sound fundamentals more than ever to be effective and play my best. When I thought about it, my only regret was that I wasn’t coached this way when I was in high school and college”.
Objective: To teach the proper passing mechanics and the intangible qualities that are of the utmost importance to any successful QB.
Method: 1. All sessions are 1-on-1 with special attention to the particular phase of the session. 2. No drills for drill’s sake. The player will be exposed to a few vital drills and repeat them many times. 3. Throughout the sessions, some of the most important intangible qualities of a QB will be emphasized over and over.
- AREAS OF INSTRUCTION:
- DELIVERY STANCE
- STAGING THE BALL
- PASSING GRIP
- RECEIVING THE SNAP (UNDER CENTER & SHOTGUN)
- POWER TRANSFER SEQUENCE
- THE 6 AIMING POINTS (6 EYES)
- PASSING STROKE
- ARM SLOT
- ALTERNATIVE PLATFORMS
- BALANCE IN THE DELIVERY
- WRIST SUPINATION
- ARM FOLLOW THROUGH
- FRONT FOOT PLACEMENT
- POCKET MOVEMENT
- ESCAPE ROUTES FROM THE POCKET
- DOWNHILL DELIVERY (OUTSIDE OF THE POCKET)
- DOWNFIELD AWARENESS (GOING DEEPER INTO READS)
- PLAY ACTION PASS TECHNIQUES
- VECTORING THE BALL (THROWING RECEIVERS OPEN)
- PREFERRED BALL LOCATIONS IN RELATIONSHIP TO VARIOUS RECEIVER ROUTES
THE QB’S MOST IMPORTANT JOB – PROTECT THE FOOTBALL- LIVE TO PLAY THE NEXT DOWN!