Why the first step is the LAST step when coaching QB drops

Why the first step is the LAST step when coaching QB drops

Achieving success begins with the end in mind. You have to know what you want to happen in order to plan how to make it happen. So I do a lot of “working backward” from the desired result through all the necessary and dependent steps necessary so that I “end up” at...
Sprint out to gain the edge

Sprint out to gain the edge

One of the best ways to combat a good pass rush, assist a QB without the strongest arm, and attack defensive coverages by extending the play duration is the sprint out – sealing the edge and rolling your QB out puts all his reads and progression in his line of...

The Quarterback Mechanic: 4 Keys to Optimal Throwing Motion

Intro | 4 Keys of Throwing the Football Kinesiologists have proven that throwing a football is the most complex mechanic in any sport, any position. So how are we supposed to get a kid to to be able to do that consistently, predictably, and with high confidence so we...

Video analysis of arm mechanics and correlation to accuracy

The five-minute cutup below is a video analysis of four high school quarterbacks, three sophomores, one freshman, executing ladder drills with two types of throws: a sprint mechanic and a stationary pocket throw. You should see a consistent correlation to arm mechanic...

Principles of throwing: arm rotation in the vertical plane

The key component affecting accuracy of a throw is the path taken by the arm as it extends to the target. Since projectiles go straight with only gravity pulling them downward, we should release the ball with a vertical arm path so that we can actually use gravity as...

Principles of throwing: extension of the arm

Perhaps the most vital component of effective and efficient throwing mechanics is the full extension of the throwing arm coordinated with the pronation of the wrist. Simply put, power is exerted through straight lines, or extended joints. This mechanic is called...

Principles of throwing: 90 degrees

One of the essential principles of an efficient throwing mechanic is to open the elbow straight back after ball separation from the front hand to a position of 90 degrees in the elbow and 90 degrees in the arm pit. An elbow lower than that will have to come...