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February 23, 2013
Youth Shines At QB1 QB-WR Training Day
The rain and storms put a halt to most sports activities in the Midlands on Saturday, but it could not stop QB1 from executing our mission! The QB1 QB-WR TRAINING DAYs continued in Columbia on Saturday, February 23rd, as 40 of the state's quarterbacks and wide receivers GOT BETTER at their respective positions.
It was another outstanding day of work outs, instruction, and performance and, as with each passing week, the improvement is very noticable in the athletes. At both positions.two After evaluating film from the first session from two weeks ago, one of the most noticable things where there was room for improvement was in the footwork of the quarterbacks and the precision of pattern running by the receivers.
"The footwork was something we knew we needed to concentrate on this week," said QB1 quarterbacks coach Robin Bacon. "We evaluated the kids from session one and while there were a lot of good things taken from that session, the most glaring weakness was the footwork of the quarterbacks so we really hit that hard today."
After an hour of agilities focusing on the feet with the quarterbacks, the second hour of skills also worked in some drills to improve in that area.
"It was a really good work out," said Union County quarterback Ben
Beck. "I know I got better with the footwork and one thing I've been
working on a lot that was discovered in the first session is my hip
rotation. I think I'm more polished now, after just two sessions, than
I've ever been. I still have some work to do, but I can feel myself
Blythewood's Lynard Jamison, Wando's Terrell Venning, and
Orangeburg-Wilkinson's Wallie Tarte all three stood out in the
performance phase, showing soft hands and solid improvement on their
patterns. Tarte and Jamison are both 2014 players and Venning is a 2015
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