Each training session is 100% dependent on the skill level of the athlete, in conjunction with the player's goals, respective position(s), frequency of training, and length of training period (i.e. number of weeks). Initially, athletes are taught how to warm-up, as to increase time dedicated to position-specific skill work, which is the #1 priority. 75% percent of the session is geared towards building skills.
A few of my Position-Specific Areas of Mastery:
Relative to a QB, each signal-caller must have adequate footwork/pocket presence, ability to throw on rhythm from a 1-step, 3-step, 5-step, and even 7-step drop, throw on the run, as well as completing the entire route tree from the middle of the field, near hash, and far hash. Some QB sessions will include receivers, running backs, and defensive backs to ensure that Quarterbacks are able to make their read from their progression and throw on time.
Relative to a WR, each technician must to be able to run the entire route tree, run each route with an understanding of how to defeat the press, off-man, and zone techniques, create windows for the QB, block a defender in space, and catch the ball with their hands from a number of angles and body positions.
Relative to a RB, each workhorse must know how to carry the ball, how to "stick a foot" in space to avoid a tackler, catch the ball from the backfield and run a multiple of routes versus man and zone, make a defender miss at the 2nd and 3rd level, and understand "the 2-to-1-release" blocking progression.
Relative to a DB, each ball hawk must understand zone coverage, press coverage and the appropriate arm bar, how to tackle in the open field and in closed quarters, how to defend the entire route tree, and understand a QB's profile, relative to a 3-step drop, a 5-step drop, 1 balls, 2 balls, and the deep ball. Respective to the last point, a ball hawk MUST know how to play the ball in space.
Lateral to building each player's skill set, there is time focused on the 40-yard dash (the start, transition, and finish), other combine-specific tests (vertical jump, broad jump, 5-10-5 pro agility, 60 yard shuttle, L Drill), and areas of weakness within the athlete's kinetic chain (the feet, the hips, lack of mobility, lingering injuries, etc.). Attached to the latter point, I advise athletes on movements that have to be added, and in some cases deleted, from their current strength training regimen. Lastly, each athlete is provided with nutritional and active recovery protocols to increase progress and overall productivity.
Each session ranges in duration from 75 to 90 minutes.
If possible, I ask athletes to provide game footage, send HUDL clips and/or games to better assess areas of strength, weakness, and overall deficiency to better devise a plan of action.
My philosophy is rooted in each player being a B.E.A.S.T!
Each student-athlete must adhere to the following disciplines:
B - BELIEVE (I can be great).
E - EFFORT and EXCELLENCE (I will exhibit all-out effort and demonstrate excellence in all that I do).
A - ACADEMICS and ATHLETICISM (I will operate at a high-level in the classroom and be the best athlete I can be).
S - SKILL, SPEED, STRENGTH, and STAMINA (I will master the skills important to my position(s) and have a great base).
T - TESTED and TRUE. (I will accept any and all challenges, and walk in truth on and off the field).
And the fabric that connects it all...grit.
Thank You much, and I look forward to assisting You in the Process!