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Advanced Level Techniques for Today\'s Quarterbackby: Jeff hancock
Tight Ends Coach, Grand Valley State Uni
© July 2006
I have had the fortune of coaching at many different levels through the years. One thing that I have found is that at the ‘Non D-I levels’ it is hard to find a quarterback with good mechanics. The higher levels take their pick from the kids that are gifted athletically as well as mechanically. This becomes especially tough when you run an offense that revolves around the pass.
This article will focus on what I believe to be the proper mechanics of the QB throw. From the set-up/stance to the follow through, I have broken down the QB throw into 4 different phases. Obviously, there are phases leading up to the set-up/stance depending on the type of drop and whether your QB is going out of the ‘gun’ or under center. The four phases include: stance, cocking or loading phase, throw or ‘acceleration’ phase, and finally ....The full article can only be seen by subscribers.
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