Youth QB Training
Coach Tim Jenkins developed a special quarterback curriculum and biomechanics checklist to best develop his youth quarterbacks. The idea behind youth training is to put the quarterback in a position to have a consistent release their entire life by growing up with proper mechanics. Coach has worked with countless youth quarterbacks throughout Colorado and the surrounding states with his youngest passer starting at the age of 6. The youth QB training program has all of the same benefits as the high school training but at a rookie pace and a rookie work load. Training stays fresh and fun to keep the young passers focused and invested in their own training. Look below for a list of youth training types, training emphases, and training aids.
|Training Types||Training Emphasis||Training Aids & More|
|Private 1 on 1 Sessions||Proper Throwing Biomechanics||Hudl Film Software|
|Initial Evaluation||Footwork & Drops||Go Pro Cameras|
|Quarterback School||Posture & Balance|
|Small Group Training||Rhythm & Timing|
Private 1 on 1 Session - Each private 1 on 1 session is 75 minutes with Coach Jenkins. Every quarterback is different especially at the youth level. The 1 on 1 session gives coach Jenkins a chance to work on the field with each quarterback on what they most need addressed. Each session will be a specially designed workout with drills designed specifically to help that quarterback improve their game. Private training is included with every quarterback in their first month and there is the ability to add on more private training credits with whatever membership level is picked by the family.
Initial Evaluation - The initial evaluation is the first step in developing the quarterbacks in the JenkinsQB program. Each quarterback starts their first month with an initial evaluation where Coach Jenkins and the young passer will spend 60 minutes on the field working through the quarterback’s throwing motion and getting a base level of where the quarterback is. Then Coach Jenkins and the quarterback will spend 60 minutes in the classroom breaking down the tape of the quarterback so the young passer can see their reps on film in slow motion breaking down the biomechanics of the release. They will also watch cutups to get a gage of the quarterback’s football acumen.
Quarterback School - Quarterback School is the arena in which Coach Jenkins develops his young quarterback’s football IQ. Understanding the game of football is what takes great on field passers and morphs them into elite level quarterbacks who can digest and process information in seconds. At Quarterback School they start with the simple aspects that the youth quarterbacks encounter on Saturdays such as a 4-4 defense and where they can attack. Once they get comfortable with the basics of how to watch tape, identify a Mike Backer, and so on the quarterback will graduate to more complex concepts. This is the true avenue in which college and pro quarterbacks are developed.
Small Group Training - Small group training is where the quarterbacks take the field in a small group atmosphere with players of like age and ability level. This is where the quarterbacks learn how to compete, build friendships, and take what they learn at private lessons and put them on display. In a unique atmosphere Coach Jenkins develops these young passers into phenomenal players and leaders who are not afraid of the bright lights.
Proper Throwing Biomechanics - Arguably the most important part of developing youth quarterbacks is teaching them the proper throwing biomechanics before they develop any bad habits. Throwing a football with tremendous accuracy and arm strength is by no means as simple as picking up a ball and simply making it spiral. To get the most out of your quarterback’s natural arm talent you need proper throwing mechanics that have been studied and proven to be the correct way to throw a football. There are many bad habits that can be developed from over compensating with certain muscles so make sure to let Coach Jenkins teach your young quarterback the proper mechanics early and reinforce them often.
Footwork and Drops - "Building a quarterback from the ground up.” is a phrase commonly used in quarterback circles. Not only teaching a quarterback to use his feet to escape the pocket but also teaching the quarterback how to get away from under center is becoming a lost art with shotgun offenses. Coach Jenkins helps teach youth quarterbacks the proper footwork that will help them in games on Saturday as well as help prepare them for the high school, college, and professional ranks.
Posture and Balance - Posture and balance are key components to delivering the ball on time and accurately. Most quarterbacks are extremely underdeveloped when it comes to being on balance when they throw and maintaining proper posture. Posture and balance are one of the cornerstones to development at JenkinsQB making sure to prepare the quarterbacks to make throws while maintaining correct posture and coming to balance throughout the motion.
Rhythm and Timing - Rhythm and timing is one of the most critical aspects to completing passes. Whether we are working the primary receiver or making reactionary reset throws we must be accurate from the pocket. Working on all rhythm and timing steps are crucial to our training. Becoming an accurate passer is more than just completing the pass to your primary receiver. A quarterback has to be just as accurate on their second, third, and fourth progressions.
Training Aids and More
Hudl Film Software - Each JenkinsQB member receives their own Hudl account that gives them access to watch the workouts wherever they are. Simply downloading the Hudl app on any of the quarterback’s devices will give them access to college and NFL cutups shown at QB school and access to watch themselves at workouts. Always having access to the film helps the athletes work at their own pace, restudying and re-watching their reps to gain mastery over their craft.
Go Pro Cameras - At JenkinsQB training we utilize Go Pro cameras to find out exactly where our quarterbacks are looking when we are throwing routes. Most quarterbacks struggle with eye location and Go Pro cameras have been our “go to” for solving this issue. Having something that we can upload to watch exactly where the quarterbacks’ eyes go has been a great asset to our training.
JenkinsQB Training Includes QB's From: Colorado | Denver Metro Area | Centennial | Denver | Highlands Ranch | Aurora | Littleton | Englewood | Parker | Lone Tree | Castlerock | Broomfield | Evergreen