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Developing the Quarterback with a Macro and Micro Approach

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© June, 2011


by David Needs
Assistant Head Coach and Quarterbacks Coach Carson-Newman College

There are many different ways to develop and teach quarterbacks. At Carson-Newman College, we approach the teaching and development of the quarterback position through a macro or big picture look when installing the offense or plan of attack each week. But, on the practice field, we favor a micro plan, working on individual skills before we incorporate those skills with other positions. Both approaches serve their purpose, for when we install the offense, the QB sees the “big picture”. He realizes his role in how the offense is run and why his teammates do what they do. On the practice field, we want him to totally master the skills it takes to play QB, before we even integrate him with other positions. Thus we spend qu ...The full article can only be seen by subscribers.
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