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April 5, 2013

QB1 Training Day Travels To Charleston

The QB1 QB-WR TRAINING DAYS are spreading like wild fire around South Carolina. Saturday, the elite quarterback and wide receiver camp invades Charleston at Porter Gaud for an intense training session.

"There's little doubt in my mind," said QB1 founder Jim Baxter, "that these are the best instructional and training camps for quarterbacks and wide receivers available. Myself and most of my coaches have worked the national camps, including Elite 11 and Nike, for years and I can tell you that these mini-camps are as good as camp in the country."

QB1 was founded in 2011 by Jim Baxter and Byrnes Head Coach Bobby Bentley as a 'challenge event' to evaluate quarterbacks. But since that time, Baxter has taken the organization to another level and added the training camps in an effort to, as he messages often on Twitter, help the players "GET BETTER."

"One of the things that I found in the first two years of doing the QB1 CHALLENGE was that so many of the quarterbacks lacked proficiency in the footwork area," said Baxter. "This is glaringly evident when we coach these kids at the national camps when they come in and have no idea how to do some of the footwork drills that we put them through. So, I decided to do something about that and assembled the best coaching staff  I could find with the focus on developing the skills that these kids were lacking. Our goal is to not just make them better quarterbacks, but to prepare them for the exact skills that they are going to be evaluated on at national camps, as well as by recruiters. And I added receivers to the camps and challenge event because they are the other integral part of the passing game and it is only natural for them to train together. When these kids show up with teammates, it gives them extra hours on the field to sharpen their timing with the guys they will be playing with in regular season."

The Charleston Camp is scheduled for 10:00 am at Porter-Gaud High School and according to Baxter, has an impressive group of players coming.

"I think we've got a solid group of kids coming," said Baxter. "We've got quarterbacks from all over the low country coming in, some starters and some challenging this Spring for their starting jobs. I think the wide receiver group is going to be strong here, as well."

Some of the quarterbacks that Baxter mentioned were Berkeley's Matthew Harkness, Cane Bay's Devin Kilgore, as well as some younger quarterbacks like Wando's Bailey Hart and William Coleman, and Goose Creek's Dominique Jefferson. At receiver, he expects good things from Stratford's Chris German, Summerville Tight End Sean Smith, Edisto's Akeem Johnson, and Goose Creek's Jordan Barnes.

There will be a QB1 QB-WR TRAINING DAY NOTEBOOK story up on SCVarsity.com on Saturday night, reviewing the highlights and top players from Saturday's event.

If you are interested in attending a QB1 TRAINING DAY session visit the link below;  if you are a coach and interested in bringing a QB1 TRAINING DAY to your school, email [email protected]


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