OSD Football QBA Camps
The Quarterback Academy OSD are 80 national training camps that take place in 30 cities from December through May of each year. The OSD camps are scheduled for 16 hours over 3 days of focused small-group quarterback training. Each quarterback will receive one-on-one interaction with the camp coaches. The Quarterback Academy OSD camps strive for a five player to one coach ratio.
College coaches and recruiters look for 4 qualities in a high school quarterback: 1st they look for mental and physical toughness; 2nd thing they look for arm footwork; 3rd they look for vision – being able to read defenses. 4th they look for arm strength – the ability to make all the throws.
4 Qualities of a High School Quarterback
To improve mental toughness in the off season quarterbacks should start in the classroom studying film and scouting reports with their coaches. After reviewing the film and scouting reports coaches and their quarterbacks should discuss how to read the defenses of the teams they will play in the next year and which of their offensive plays will work against the different defensive schemes. The Quarterback Academy’s coaching staff will teach your son how to read defenses.
In the off season a quarterback’s footwork can be improved and developed by running ladder drills, jumping rope, jumping benches and jumping boxes. Also playing soccer, tennis, or basketball are great for improving footwork as well.
Vision is next, this is a talent all great quarterbacks have. You must be able to read the defense, find the open man and complete the pass. The first part of reading defenses is identifying the defense and the pass coverage. Is it man-to-man, zone, cover 2 or a combination type pass defense, or is the defense in a blitz?
Most important, quarterbacks in college and the pros need to have a strong arm to be able to make all of throws in a passing tree. The passing tree includes 3 step drops with these routes: a quick out, quick slant or quick hitch; 5 step drops with these routes: curl, out, in; and 7 step drop or shotgun with these routes: deep in, deep out, comeback, post and go route.
Spending a few hours a day in the off season working out with your receivers and practicing these routes and passes with not only improve your arm strength, but get the timing of the routes down with your receivers as well, which will help a lot come game time.
Enroll your son in a Quarterback Academy camp near you just like youth football camps in California, we offer (“OSD”) off-season and pre-season three day camps in the winter and spring across the country. The OSD camps are designed to maximize preparation time between seasons.
The training options for your son are geared toward building up to game-readiness and are appropriate for the time of year each given camp is scheduled. Our training camps offer distinct paths that are appropriate to age and ability level of your son. From our QB Next Youth players (ages 9-12) up through high school and college players in our invitation-only ProspecTRAK curriculum.
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