Qualities of a QB

1. Be a leader: Leaders are players who make good decisions on and off the field. They motivate their fellow teammates to give their all. They are passionate.

2. Keep Your Throwing Elbow Up: One of the most common habits of untrained quarterbacks is to drop the elbow of the throwing arm. Work to keep the elbow above the shoulder through the release.

3. Practice Accuracy: Accuracy should be your number one goal with every throw. Regardless of whether you’re warming up or throwing the long ball, always strive for a precise target.

4. Quick Feet: Jumping rope, carioca, quick footwork and drills which improve foot speed are essential for quarterbacks. Footwork is the foundation of a solid drop.

5. Strengthen the Core: The secret to a strong ball is not only a strong arm, but core strength. Activities which enhance the strength of the abs, oblique, hips and gluts will help put velocity on your ball. QB’s can improve these muscles by combining medicine or weighted balls with throws, rotations, and ab work.

6. Good Attitude: Respect your coaches and fellow teammates. While privately you may not agree with your coaches approach, never openly challenge his technique. Remain positive. Use body language that says you’re a winner, alert, and open to constructive criticism.

7.Head Steady/Eyes Focused: While you certainly don’t want to broadcast to your defender where you plan to throw, once you’ve located your man, zero in on your target. Keep the head steady, eyes focused and make the throw.

8.Explode away from Center or Gun: On all drops, explode away from the center or gun snap with speed, confidence, and purpose.

9. Improve your grip: Besides an INT, the worst thing a QB can do is fumble the ball. QB’s with “sticky” hands practice releasing, gripping and grabbing the ball.

       

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