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Andrew Coverdale - Trinity High School
“Quarterback School presentation by Andrew Coverdale at the 2009 Atlanta Glazier Clinic. Coverdale is a mad scientist, and this is just a little bit of what he has to offer.” Quarterback School Philosophy 1. Purpose of Quarterback School is to put the Quarterback a step ahead of everyone else a. Learns to be "The Guy" for the team -- talk about it with him b. On small staffs this is very important 2. Try and make things automatic for him (mental/physical) 3. Build a relationship with QB. Trust develops 4. Has to be the hardest worker - earn the ball being in his hands 5. Leader is earned and expected = time spent in offseason and knowledge of all
Quarterback School Calendar Winter/Spring • Goals established, knowledge of defenses and system, footwork and throwing motions ○ Start with individual goal setting meetings ○ muscle memory worked on ○ over-communicate, always know where he stands • • Sessions are two hours/2x a week Begin teaching in Quarterback School as if he knows nothing - sell the system to him. ○ Procedures ○ Terminology ○ Run Checks ○ Protections ○ Teach all drills Summer • Correct mechanics
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Work decision making/game mangement/situation understanding Self-evaluation Find out what he likes play-wise Get them to value what you value in a QB Have to know what he is thinking Sessions 2-21/2 hours, 3-4 x week Teach 1 day ahead of what you will be doing in 7 on 7 Develop the toolbox As summer goes on, emphasize areas to be fixed
Quarterback School Systems and Tips on Teaching • • • • • • • • • • Darin Slack's self correct DVD's are good Send them power points to teach, meet, and study. Also can be used as tests or quizzes Always get feedback Get him to take pride in the position Spring Dinner with all the QB's including the past 4 or 5 seasons Stance and 1st steps Staggered stance, be consistent, lot of weight on big toe, slightly pigeon toed Teach pitches (for the option) in the summer, don't build sessions into practice. They can pitch as they jog off the field to get water. Warmups are a great rep time. Don't just loosen arm, use as a development period for the Quarterback. Want front hand pressure on the ball to eliminate patting the ball.
Notes taken from 2009 Atlanta Glazier Clinic Presentation.