Wednesday, May 7, 2008

How to Quarterback for a Football Team

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Quarterback is the greatest position to play. You handle the ball every play, and every play begins with you. It's also a tough position, because there's so much to remember. Here are some tips to help you throw more touchdowns.

  1. Study up. Quarterbacks have to be smart on and off the field. A quarterback has to remember every single play in the playbook and do it correctly.
  2. Develop your leadership skills. Quarterbacks need to control the game. There is no room for error in a football game so quarterbacks need to keep their heads up.
  3. Build up your arm strength -- you'll need to throw the ball far.
  4. Do your homework on defenses as well. You must be able to read coverages, and see mismatches.
  5. Work on your timing. You must make your throws before the receiver makes his break/cut so that the ball gets to the receiver as soon as he gets open.
  6. Learn to create space for your receivers by looking off the safety and not telegraphing who your are throwing to.
  7. Follow progressions and have bailout options in case of a blitz or broken protection. If you're not as fast as Vince Young, do not try to dance around in the pocket. Hit the open receiver or get rid of the ball.
  8. In the QB position, you must have strong legs. The stronger leg you have, better footwork, more accuracy passing, and even more throw power.
  9. Do not panic and throw one up for grab when the protection breaks, throw it away to a safe area, or just wrap the ball and take the sack.
Work in the offseason. Get a lot of reps in the offseason so your better then ever the next season. Build your endurance and you can excel at any level.