In a world where there is access to SO MUCH INFORMATION, it almost takes as much time sifting through all of it to understand what is actual good information vs being able to use all of what is found for your own good. In the world of QB coaching, this couldn’t be more true. The drills, techniques, and teachings are almost never backed by a true reasoning of “why” they are being done. Because of this, we are going to list our Top 3 blog posts of 2019! These 3 blog posts give a ton of valuable information on the journey to being a great quarterback or quarterback coach. Better check these out below!
1. Two Areas That QB’s Must Have Screened
During the development of our “QB Performance Screen”, we started to see a common theme on areas where quarterbacks have adaptations within their bodies that severely limit their ability to perform well at the QB position. Even though there’s probably 10-12 of these common impairments, we wanted to highlight two very important areas to give players and coaches a sense of where the impairment is and how it is affecting the play at the position. Remember folks, a player can only be as good as the foundational structure he is working with at the current time. If the foundation isn’t good, then it is likely that there will always be a cap put on performance, no matter how much the QB practices their skills. Click on the picture above to see where these areas are at!
2. The Art of QB Coaching
This is a blog post that I spent a lot of time on, but thought it was necessary to outline the gradual progression of skills that a QB coach can teach their players through the training continuum. Many times, we see that quarterbacks are progressed way too fast in what the coach asks them to do. Whether it be not having enough stabilization in the hip or too much mobility in the shoulder, coaches often times ask players to perform movements or drills outside their capability. This does a number of things such as develop poor habits, layer power and strength on a poor foundation, and predispose the athlete to injuries at the elbow, shoulder, low back, and hip. This is a QB training blueprint for any coach out there that is trying to get the most out of their players. Just like anything else, coaching the QB position is a system of systems. Make sure you click on the image above for this one. You don’t want to miss it.
3. 3 Most Common QB Throwing Syndromes
Dusty and I have been able to be around the QB position for a tremendous amount of time now. By playing the QB position for 15 years and now coaching it for almost 10, there are certain flaws that quarterbacks present with that we have identified. These clusters of signs and symptoms for each set of flaws have now been grouped in to what we are calling “Throwing Syndromes.” You see these common throwing issues all the time. Examples would be over striding, a big lateral lean to the left when throwing for a right handed quarterback, over extension of spine, and falling off balance to the left during the follow through. Are there actual reasons why quarterbacks perform these deficiencies? Absolutely, there are! In this post, we dive deep into outlining why these issues are happening and how to fix them. Click on the picture above for more info!
If there are 3 blog posts that you need to either read for the first time or understand at a higher level, these are the 3. Take the time to go through and understand these concepts because it is extremely important that you do! If there are questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out! You can email us at email@example.com or txt/call at 812-343-4226. We want to help you down the QB development journey, whether you’re a player or a coach.
-Drew Kiel PT, DPT, CSCS