The basics, the fundamentals, the mechanics these are the foundations and the building blocks that must be mastered and which are most neglected. For the quarterback it is the small things that matter the most and it is the sum total of a lot of “small things” that separate the average from the good; the good from the great.
Former pro quarterback Phil Simms made this comment to another father while watching their sons play youth football, “I made the comment that some of the best coaching I ever received hadn’t come till well into my pro career. The other father was amazed, not so much that I was learning new techniques but that there were so few coaches around who could actually teach the mechanics that would help me play at a high level. I told him that at this late stage in my career, I was finding that I had to rely on sound fundamentals more than ever to be effective and play my best. When I thought about it, my only regret was that I wasn’t coached this way when I was in high school and college”.
“I have known John Westenhaver for more than a decade. I have found him not only to be a man of great character and integrity, but a selfless and generous professional who loves to teach and coach Quarterbacks. He is highly evolved in his understanding of the QB position and is extremely articulate in communicating the science and nuance that goes with the coaching of the position. I hold John in high regard, have gone to him for his expert opinion, and consider him a friend.
Marc Trestman-Former Head Coach of the Chicago Bears and the Montreal Allouettes of the CFL, served as the QB Coach of 7 NFL teams and is currently the Head Coach of the CFL’s Toronto Argonauts
I teach the mechanics, in 1-on-1 sessions, that every QB should master in-order to be consistent and efficient at any level. These mechanics are compatible with any offensive scheme and include:
1-3-5 & 7 Step Drop
Set-up and Shotgun Drops
6 Aiming Points
Much More for QBs of all ages from Middle School to the Pros!
“WHEN IT COMES TO TEACHING THE QUARTERBACK POSITION, THERE ARE FEW BETTER THAN JOHN WESTENHAVER. QUARTERBACK IS THE SINGLE MOST DIFFICULT POSITION IS ALL OF SPORTS, AND JOHN’S UNDERSTANDING OF ALL THAT GOES IN TO PLAYING IT WELL IS UNMATCHED. THE TECHNIQUES, THE MECHANICS, THE FUNDAMENTALS – JOHN’S ATTENTION TO DETAIL SEPERATES HIM FROM MANY IN THE BUSINESS. AND I CAN TELL YOU FROM MANY YEARS OF WATCHING COLLEGE AND NFL COACHING TAPE THAT IT’S THOSE CRITICAL ELEMENTS THAT MAKE THE DIFFERENCE. I HAVE HAD MANY CONVERSATIONS WITH JOHN OVER THE YEARS, AND I ALWAYS LEARN SOMETHING NEW ABOUT THE QUARTERBACK POSITION.” GREG COSELL, NFL FILMS
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