When speaking to another QB coach or movement expert about throwing mechanics, I tend to tread lightly. Some QB coaches believe that every quarterback should throw the ball the same exact way and that there is only one way to throw most efficiently. This happens to be VERY WRONG because as human beings we are very complex in nature. We are complex in the way that we learn movement patterns over the course of our lives, we are complex in the way our systems are made up, and we are complex in the ways that our brains interpret information. As a coach may know a proper strategy to increase efficiency in the throwing motion, it is up to him to decide if that teaching: 1.) Can be learned and performed 2.) Is the proper teaching for this specific individual 3.) Is making a difference over time due to effective measurement of the skill trying to be attained. Today, I want to debunk some of the common quarterback teachings that are out there and give a different perspective for QB coaches out there that are trying to make their players better.
I recently had a discussion with a group of quarterbacks on some of the common teachings that are out there now around the quarterback position. There’s two teachings that I think are quite unique that are being taught on a regular basis right now. The first is to drag the drive foot and to allow it to trail. The next is to cross the off arm across the chest during the follow through to keep the torso upright. The main reason on why these are being taught is to maintain balance throughout the throwing motion because quarterbacks are “out of control.” Today, we will dive into the main cause that’s causing this imbalance and why development of the lateral chain stabilizers are so extremely important for a quarterback during his motion.
Where has the time gone? Can you believe that 2020 is here? Even saying the year 2020 sounds like we are really far into the future. Over the past year we have had on a countless number of great guests on our podcast called “The QB Docs Podcast.” We have gone over topics that range from mental health in young males to how to build the perfect highlight tape during the recruiting process. All of these conversations have been extremely enjoyable, but today we are going to recap the top 5 downloaded podcast episodes from 2019.
This time of the year was often times our favorite whenever we were still playing because we could now focus on getting bigger, faster, and stronger. This included many training sessions with loud music and tons of squats, presses, and deadlifts. One thing we didn’t take that seriously while we were playing was the importance of what we put in our bodies and how it affected our ability to improve our physical traits. Today, we give 4 tips on ways to improve your ability to get bigger, faster, and stronger this off season. You don’t want to miss this read!
It can be awfully overwhelming when trying to strategize a plan to start the off season program for a quarterback. Quarterbacks need to become stronger, faster, and bigger. They also need to get prepared to perform well at camps by getting their throws in and watching film. None of this happens if we don’t eat right, sleep right, and recover well. They are also trying to to develop these key habits to aid in overall performance. What do you do? Well, we got you covered! We are about 150 episodes into our podcast and we are going to give you our Top 3 Podcasts to point you in the right direction!