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If you’re searching for a quarterback guru, then you probably already know how important it is for young quarterbacks to receive the proper instruction for their position.

Players who want to go on to greatness in college and the NFL – or simply help their teams win more games – must have the proper QB foundation created through a Quarterback Guru. That means having an extensive knowledge of quarterback mechanics, practicing the right quarterback drills and mastering every aspect of the position. All of which can be accomplished through an effective Quarterback Camp.

Unfortunately, most youth and high school football players never receive this level of instruction.

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Here’s why – and what it could mean for you:

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  • Youth football leagues and high school teams do not have the resources to work one-on-one with their quarterbacks.
  • Your average coach may know the basics of the QB position, but if the player is serious about a career in the game, then he needs to receive additional training.
  • Improper instruction taught by youth coaches leads to unnecessary mistakes on the field.
  • Repeated mistakes will hurt the player’s chances of being found by scouts, as well as hurt their team’s chances of winning.
  • Young quarterbacks can also risk injuring themselves if they’re not practicing the right drills or using their arms and legs correctly.

These are just a few of the reasons why it’s crucial that young QBs receive help from a skilled quarterback guru who can guide them in the right direction.

As you’ll see below, working with a quarterback guru not only enhances a player’s skills tremendously, but can also guide him toward a successful football career.

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What Is A Real Quarterback Guru?

steve 254x300 Quarterback GuruMany football coaches may claim to be a “quarterback guru,” but actually very few have the knowledge, experience, accolades or effective teaching style to be regarded as gurus.

A guru is a true master – a top-rated and renowned coach who possesses a deep understanding of the quarterback position. This type of coach knows the ins and outs of the position, what’s required of players and, most importantly, how to help those players significantly improve their ability.

Knowing what makes a great quarterback is only one aspect. To be a guru, a coach must be exceptionally skilled at transferring his own knowledge to the players he’s instructing. In other words: a guru’s success can’t be measured merely by his own abilities, but instead by the success of his students.

That is what separates a quarterback guru from an ordinary coach.

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Why Work With A Quarterback Guru?

Getting help from a quarterback guru has numerous benefits – especially for QBs who want to win more games and do everything they can to set themselves up for a future career in the NFL or in college.

Even young QBs who are just preparing for high school can experience a significant boost in their skill level.

If you have an aspiring player who wants to learn from the best, here are some reasons to get help from a professional coach.

Lacking high school programs
steve2 300x245 Quarterback GuruAs mentioned above, most players simply won’t receive the individualized quarterback training they need while in high school or youth football programs. If a player wants to master the QB position, he’ll need to get that level of instruction somewhere else.

Proper mechanics
Succeeding in the QB position is all about having the right mechanics – footwork, defensive maneuvers, passing, rushing and more. The way a quarterback moves his body plays a central role in how he performs during each and every play. A quarterback guru will help a player master these movements and develop a better sense of timing.

Focused drills
Quarterbacks must devote a sizable portion of practice time to drills that are focused exclusively on the QB role. Simply practicing the team plays isn’t enough. A QB guru uses effective drills and workouts that are proven to help build strength, build endurance, increase accuracy, improve timing and develop the right mechanics.

Chemistry with receivers & the team
You could be the best quarterback in the country, but if you don’t have chemistry with your team or your receivers, then you’ll never achieve greatness. The best coaches can teach players to become better leaders and communicators on and off the field, so that everyone wins.

Future potential
The nation’s most talented QB prospects need to set the right expectations about the recruitment process and all the pressure they may experience from coaches, family, scouts and the media. A top quarterback coach helps players understand this process and teaches them how to act professionally in every situation, despite all the scrutiny.

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Learn From The Top Quarterback Guru In Football

Named by ESPN as “the most powerful football coach in football,” Steve Clarkson is a renowned quarterback guru who has had outstanding success as a private coach and tutor for some of the finest quarterbacks at the professional, college and high school levels.

QBU San Marino 0421 300x200 Quarterback GuruSteve Clarkson’s Dreammaker offers focused QB camps that give aspiring quarterbacks the chance to learn from Steve and his team of professional coaches. Every player receives rigorous, position-specific mental and mechanical training, on and off the field, giving them the opportunity to build upon their football foundation and significantly improve their quarterback skills.

In addition to position-specific training, athletes and their families will receive a high-level recruiting education seminar. Plus, Steve Clarkson’s camps often receive significant media exposure, putting attendees in the national spotlight.

Read more about our Quarterback Retreat and Field Generals QB camps to find the right training for your player, or contact us for more information.

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Disclaimer: Now before you read this blog, let’s make it clear that I am an AJ McCarron fan.  I think he is poised beyond his years and if you need proof, just check my tweets.

 This is a huge weekend for the “quarterback position” for this years’ upcoming NFL draft.  It’s the time of the year when the top college QB prospects will get grilled and prodded like a Bone-in Rib-Eye.  Yes!  You guessed it…The NFL Combine. 

For a few it’s a time to build your case on why a team should select you.  Others will be left to pick up the pieces on what was once a promising career.  For some of these prospects the wheels were wobbly even before getting to this point.  Example: AJ McCarron of Alabama, who I love coming out of their bowl game.  Only to not participate in the Senior Bowl, and to follow that up by NOT participating in the throwing drills at the combine, this I just don’t understand.  AJ’s biggest asset is his LEADERSHIP qualities! Furthermore, his very impressive resume, which includes two National Titles (which could have easily been three), and a possible Heisman Trophy (had it not been for a freak field goal return for a touchdown). 

Up until this point AJ McCarron has done everything right……However, by not playing in the Senior Bowl AJ missed the chance to show just how valuable he could be to a team.  Especially those looking for a potential franchise quarterback in the likes of Tom Brady, Peyton Manning or Joe Montana.  By doing so he went against what he has always done best, and that is to COMPETE! 

Again, I want to be very clear…I’ve always been a huge fan of AJ and I’ve taken plenty of heat for doing so.  I just don’t agree with this approach when he has so much to gain and not nearly as much to lose.  What is the down side?  That your arm wasn’t the strongest in draft?  No secret, we all know that.  But we also know that there is no other quarterback who was better prepared to seize the moment, like AJ, the Quarterback that played for Americas most demanding Coach (Nick Saban) and Fan Base (Alabama).

 Furthermore, to make things more frustrating you have decided to PASS at the NFL Combine, where the throws are very simplistic and not as challenging as most people think.  So by skipping the Senior Bowl AND the throwing portion of the combine you are taking the all or nothing approach, (just throwing at Pro Day) which could lead to the biggest upset of your career.

 AJ, you are a true competitor and champion.  But you know better than anyone what can happen when you put all yours eggs in one play!  #GoingForTheFieldGoal instead of playing safe for overtime!  You Remember…  

 Good Luck AJ!!!  Hope you have a Rabbits Foot!  If not I’ll put one in the mail.

Roll Tide! 

Posted: February 14, 2014, 1:39 am

Interesting topic for debate brought to you by Jason La Confora of CBS: which suggests that NFL quarterbacks are greatly underpaid compared to other sports stars and entertainers.  For years I’ve always felt that the NFL has missed the boat by not protecting and compensating their most valuable asset.  

Finally, someone else agrees with my way of thinking…  

The top tier quarterbacks should be exempt from the salary cap, which has gone in reverse since 2009.  Even though at the same time individual NFL Team profits have gone up!  Did you know that the NFL just set a world record for views on a “single telecast” with more than…………….One-Hundred- and-Eighteen- MILLION viewers who tuned for the #SuperBowl48.  Yes, Peyton Manning was awful but he WAS, and will continue TO BE box office!  This was accomplished by Peyton playing his entire career in a small market!  

Due to the all salary cap restrictions…the NFL’s richest team owner, Paul Allen has had the luxury of owning a Porsche while only having to pay for the price of a Volkswagen!  What a deal?  Or steal?  

Let’s face it…Eddie Murphy hasn’t made a good flick since “Coming to America," yet he still gets 20 MILLION a film!  

"Ba,ba,ba,ba,ba,ba, BOOM!  Help!  Eddie!  Aunt Bunny fell down the Steps!"

Posted: February 11, 2014, 9:07 pm

All quarterbacks should take note for their off season…This guy right here…Russell Wilson


He talks about his drive to be “better than yesterday & better tomorrow than today.” I think the biggest asset to Russell Wilson’s game is his ability to HANDLE THE MOMENT. He doesn’t ever look at what WAS or what WILL be, just what IS and the importance of being the most efficient player on the field every single down! As a quarterback coach, one of the first things I look for in a QB is his ability to create a NEGATIVE into a POSITIVE.

Russell Wilson continues to impress me with his ability to come up with big timely plays when needed the most. There have been times this past season where Russell has not had a great game statistically, but when needed most has made a key throw or run to keep drives alive. Which then led to game winning moments. Maybe the most impressive thing about his game has been his ability to avoid the big hits and remain heathy. Today’s game is very challenging for the style in which Russell plays so that’s a huge accomplishment! Just ask RGIII!

Posted: February 6, 2014, 9:31 pm



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