After Starting as Running Back Dawson Neighbors Finds Home at QB

For the first eight years of his football career, Dawson Neighbors was a running back.

When he was a freshman at Warner High School in Oklahoma, Neighbors was preparing to be the backup running back on the Eagles’ varsity. But during a scrimmage a week before the season opener, Warner’s starting quarterback went down with an injury.

And, just like that, Neighbors became a QB. “They just kind of threw me in there,” he said with a laugh. “But I wasn’t very nervous, and it just kind of worked out.”

It worked out well enough that Neighbors quickly emerged as the Eagles’ starter, and he played quarterback as a freshman and a sophomore.

This year, he is playing for Hilldale High School, a bigger, more competitive program in Muskogee, Okla.

Neighbors has gotten some playing time at QB for the Hornets, and he’s also played defense.

But with senior Jaron Nail getting most of the snaps for the varsity, Neighbors stayed sharp by starting 8 games for Hilldale’s JV team. “I got some really good work playing with the JV team,” he said.

The Hornets were 10-1 heading into the quarterfinals of the state playoffs this year. Next season, Neighbors’ goal is to be the varsity starter at quarterback.

“That is the plan,” the 5-foot-11, 180-pounder said. “There’s no doubt in my mind I can play there. My goal is to lead the Hornets to the state finals and be recruited to play at the college level. I really like playing on a team that has a strong desire to win.”

As Neighbors has shown since he moved from running back to quarterback, he has strong skills at the position. “I really like being in control of the offense,” he said. “I have the ability to be a duel threat. I just need to improve my arm strength and reading defenses.”

Training with QBA for the past year has helped Neighbors make a solid transition from playing running back for eight years to QB. “QBA has helped me to correct myself when I’m throwing the ball and taught me how to be a better team leader,” he said. “I want to give a special thank you to Coach (Jonny) Ulibarri and Coach (Dub) Maddox. They helped me learn more about the QB position than anyone, and my success at the Duel is because of them.”

Receiving his Duel invitation at a QBA camp in Jenks, Okla., Neighbors finished second among incoming juniors at the July competition in Atlanta. “I was honored to be invited and never thought I would do as well as I did,” he said. “It felt good to finish second. I didn’t think I was going to do as well as I did. I figured there would be a bunch of good quarterbacks there. I was just trying to do what I could and it worked out great.”

Battle-Tested Brevinn Tyler Ready to Take Game to Next Level

Located in Columbia, Missouri, Battle High School first opened its doors in 2013. In that short time span, the Spartans’ varsity football program has already established itself as a state power.

Not surprisingly, Brevinn Tyler was Battle’s starting quarterback in each of the past four seasons.

“I think what I’m most proud of is setting a winning atmosphere at Battle,” Tyler said. “Setting that trend so people know that Battle football is a successful program and has been from the very start. It was a fun ride. I definitely enjoyed it a lot.”

Heading into his freshman year in 2013, Tyler already was determined to make an impact. “When I first heard Battle was opening, my goal was to be the starting quarterback right away,” he said. “A lot of people were like, ‘There’s no way you can do that.’ I was able to do it and I thought it was really cool.”

State champions

The Spartans were not eligible for the playoffs in their first year of existence, but they won a state championship the following season. “To go win a state championship as a sophomore, it was pretty crazy,” Tyler said. “I was just thinking about playing on my own team. I wasn’t thinking about winning a state championship and we were able to go and do that.”

With Tyler under center, Battle advanced to the state semifinals in 2015 and they made the semis again this past season. “Looking back now, I’m really happy about it,” he said. “I’m really glad that we were able to set high goals for ourselves and achieve them. I would say sophomore year I was a little bit surprised, just with our team as a whole. But I feel like we had really good leaders on that team. The senior class was very good and they set a really good example of how to practice and how to approach a different opponent week in and week out.”

NFA influence

Tyler grew into a tremendous leader for the Spartans, and he gives big credit to NFA. The 5-foot-11, 185-pounder started training with Coach Dub Maddox, Coach Jonny Ulibarri and NFA as a sixth grader.

“Technique-wise, they did a lot for my arm speed and gave me a system where I can constantly evaluate myself,”

Tyler said. “When something was going wrong, I knew how to fix it. But I think the biggest impact on me as a young man, just growing up, was constantly hearing Coach Maddox saying, ‘It’s not about you, it’s not about you. It’s about the people around you.”

“I think I really embraced that, especially this year, the senior year. I was making sure it was not about me, it’s not about what I can do to show college coaches what I can do. It’s really about how can I put my team in the best position to win? It’s really serving your guys. NFA says that all the time, you have to serve the people around you before you can get what you want. I think that’s really the biggest thing.”

As a senior this past season, Tyler passed for 2,600 yards, rushed for 1,602 yards and accounted for 56 touchdowns while leading Battle to a 14-1 record.

The dual-threat quarterback is looking forward to taking his game to the collegiate level. “I have eight scholarship offers right now and I’ll be playing somewhere,” he said. “I definitely believe I can play in college and I’m taking this whole month for college visits. I think I have a good skill set and versatility as an athlete. If I’m not playing quarterback, I can play somewhere else.”

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Triton Chandler Builds Off Big Success at Duel

Playing football is a lot like riding a rollercoaster. Stay buckled in long enough and there are going to be plenty of ups and just as many downs.

Still a young quarterback, Triton Chandler has already experienced both sides of the ride. As a sixth grader, his team rolled to a 10-2 record. As a seventh grader at Grove Middle School in Oklahoma this past season, the Ridgerunners never got it going and finished 1-7.

Whether you’re winning or losing in football, you should be learning. That’s why the season wasn’t a complete loss for Chandler.

“Heading into the season, the team goal was to win games,” he said. “And I wanted to complete more passes. I got to throw a lot more than I expected to going into the season, so I was happy with that.”

Airing it out

Chandler passed the football 73 times for Grove Middle School, and he connected on 45. He also had 7 passing touchdowns and was intercepted twice.

A QB since the first grade, Chandler is entrenched at the key position. “I love throwing the ball and leading the team,” he said. “When the game is on the line, I want the ball in my hands.”

His strengths as a quarterback? “Reading defenses and accuracy,” Chandler said. “And throwing on the run, I have to do that a lot.”

For as good as he’s been at quarterback, Chandler is not resting on his success. “I’m working to improve my distance throwing the ball,” he said. “And I want to improve my footwork in the pocket when I’m under pressure.”

NFA influence

Chandler has shown steady improvement as a quarterback and he gives NFA much of the credit. “I’ve been training with NFA for five years,” he said.

The hard work has been paying off. At the Duel in July, Chandler finished fourth among incoming seventh graders.

“I just wanted to make the final gauntlet,” he said after going out and accomplishing the goal. “I had been to the Duel several times before and wanted to be one of the ones in the final round. To do so well, it was unbelievable. I set a goal and worked hard to achieve it.”

Chandler’s success at the Duel boosted his confidence and that spilled over into his season with the Ridgerunners. “I knew I was capable of throwing the ball to my receivers,” he said. “My running back was with me at the Duel and his confidence in me helped, too.”

With his talent, work ethic and positive outlook, Chandler has been a perfect fit with NFA.

“They’ve taught me leadership (Passio), the correct throwing form and how to read coverages,” he said. “And training with NFA has helped me build relationships with coaches and players that share the same goals and dreams as me – to be an NFL quarterback.”

Quinten Dormady back in a big way

Quinten Dormady back in a big way

There’s an old saying in sports – you don’t lose your starting job to an injury.

As Quinten Dormady is showing, you don’t lose your status to an injury, either.

This is a story that has two sides, and the first one is not pleasant. But the ending is decidedly upbeat.

As a sophomore at Boerne High School, located outside San Antonio, Texas, Dormady made an instant impact as the Greyhounds’ quarterback. He completed 228 of 372 passes for 3,010 yards and 27 touchdowns and was voted District 27 Offensive Player of the Year.

Primed for an even more impressive junior season in 2013, Dormady was playing varsity baseball for Boerne near the end of his sophomore year when he dove back into second base.

Just like that, his prized right throwing shoulder was severely injured. “I knew pretty much right off the bat something was wrong, but we didn’t know how bad it really was,” Dormady said. “There was a little bit of time there where there was a little bit of hope I could rehab it and be OK. Once I found out I needed to have surgery and I was going to miss the football season, that was the hardest part. We were going to pretty good last season, so that made it tough.”

Dormady injured his shoulder in a May 31 playoff baseball game. A week later, he was in Florida, where the renowned Dr. James Andrews repaired the damaged labrum.

The injury wiped out his junior football season, but that didn’t mean Dormady stayed away from the sport he loves.

Team player

“Once I got hurt, I kind of turned into a coach,” said Dormady, whose father Mike is Boerne’s head football coach. “I didn’t really have a backup. My sophomore year, we had a senior that played quarterback if I went down, but he didn’t take many practice reps. Going into my junior year, I was kind of the guy, you know, so once I got hurt I turned into a coach and had to get one my good friends in my grade (David Snelling) to play that role, play quarterback. We trained every day during the summer, 7-on-7, that kind of stuff to try to get him ready.”

Big-time athletes can handle a serious injury in one of two ways. They can sulk and stay down or they can pick themselves up and stay a part of the team.

Dormady – who has been training with NFA since middle school – obviously positioned himself in the latter camp, and that speaks volumes of his character.

But while he was helping the Greyhounds from the sidelines, Dormady was also working hard to come back from the shoulder injury.

“The day after the surgery, they were moving my arm so I didn’t build up scar tissue,” Dormady said. “For a month after that, my arm was in a sling and I was doing nothing. The biggest thing I could do was ride a stationary bike. A couple weeks after I was out of the sling I started jogging and doing footwork stuff. So a month and a half out from surgery, I was doing football stuff, not throwing, but working on my footwork.”

The Greyhounds were not able to overcome the loss of their standout starting quarterback last season. Had they been able to make the playoffs, Dormady was hoping to be back under center. “I started throwing the football again about halfway through the season,” he said. “So that was about three and a half months after surgery. That’s two weeks earlier than most people, so I was really moving fast as far as the rehab went. It went really good.”

Moving forward

This is where the story starts taking a positive turn for the 6-foot-4, 210-pound quarterback.

Not only is Dormady’s torn labrum completely healed, being away for his whole junior football season has reinforced the passion he has for a sport he’s been playing since his childhood. “It put things into a new perspective, for sure,” Dormady said. “Going into this year, I mean it was hard, my junior season. There were times where it was, ‘Man, this is just rough.’ But right now, now that I’m back and I’m not just standing there not being able to do anything, I can actually throw and all that stuff, I am definitely ready for this season. Being hurt, it really makes you think about what you’ve been given and the gifts you’ve been given, and that they can be taken away in a split second like it was for me. It definitely makes you look forward to each day and take it day by day and not be complacent.”

Playing college football has long been a dream for the tall Texan, but missing his key junior season surely makes that impossible, right? Wrong.

As we mentioned at the top of the story, Dormady’s shoulder injury has not had a negative impact on his status for playing at the next level. Injuries, even major ones, can only slow big-time talents like Dormady. Now that he is back up and running, Dormady is attracting widespread college attention.

First offer

Houston is the first school to offer. “I visited (in late March) and watched their practice,” Dormady said. “I kind of clicked with their coaches right away. They wanted to come (to Boerne H.S.) the first day they could, April 15, and watch me. It was pretty much a certainty they were going to offer me then. But I got a direct message two days after I was there and they offered me because they just felt like I fit.”

Is Dormady also a fit at schools like Texas, Alabama, Oklahoma State, Penn State and TCU? “I just kind of want to wait it out until the end of the spring, most likely,” he said. “Wait and see what happens there as far as more offers and who knows what else. There are a couple of schools that I like and I feel good about with their coaches and everything. So I just want to wait it out and see. Hopefully, I’ll know where I’m going before my senior season.”

There were probably times early in the rehab process where Dormady didn’t see the light at the end of the tunnel. That’s just human nature. Not only has he come barreling out on the other side, Dormady is fired up for his final year of high school football and moving on to the next level.

“Right now, I’m really excited, even with starting 7-on-7 and competing with the guys again,” Dormady said. “I’m looking forward to getting into the fall here and then I’m graduating early, hopefully. That’s my plan, and then get there and start living what my dream’s always been and set new goals.”

 

Born in the NFA: The R4 System (Part 2)

Born in the NFA: The R4 System (Part 2)

Part 1 of the R4 System explained how NFA Master Coach and Director of Product Development Dub Maddox and NFA Founder/President Darin Slack came up with the innovative idea after the 2006 football season.

In Part 2, let’s look at why R4 is so effective.

In addition to his stellar work with NFA, Maddox has served as the Offensive Coordinator at Jenks High School in Oklahoma since 2010. From 2006-09, he was the Trojans’ Quarterback Coach/Passing Game Coordinator.

A nationally known football powerhouse, Jenks has won 14 state championships since 1979, including back-to-back titles in 2012-13.

In 2007, Maddox implemented the R4 System into the Trojans’ offense. “That season, we just shattered every quarterback record in our program,” he said. “We set the all-time state scoring record that year, we had a 73 percent completion percentage. Our numbers just went through the roof, and it was credited to that process.”

Looking at even more superlative numbers generated under the R4 System, Jenks set an Oklahoma 6A scoring record with 53.4 points per game in 2010, and the Trojans established the state’s all-time rushing record of 3,884 total yards the following season.

Not only is the R4 System highly effective – Jenks averaged 39 points per game this past season while going 14-0 and being ranked No. 14 nationally by USA Today, – it is not overly complicated. R4 stands for: Rhythm, Read, Rush and Release.

“The words create buckets for the Coach, quarterbacks and wide receivers that will help them organize routes by their characteristics of timing and space,” Maddox said. “The understanding of the Rhythm, Read, Rush, Release structure gives them the capability to better sync wide receiver routes, quarterback drops, and the mental decision making in a rhythmic progression that is in sequence with the timeline of the play.”

The R4 System is an especially effective tool against modern-day defenses.

Blazing a new trail

“With the R4, you’re able to read the reality of what you’re seeing,” Maddox said. “The old way of doing things in the quarterback world was everything was pre-snap reads. You get your pre-snap read, you make your decision, read one guy and throw it opposite of where he goes. The problem is, defenses have evolved where they disguise coverages so well and they pattern read coverages now.

“So, if you don’t have the ability to process in the three seconds after the play, the defense is winning. What the R4 system does is it allows you to read the reality of what’s happening based on the accelerators we identified; the non-negotiables we’ve identified that lets the quarterback know what to look for.”

Once the offense learns and practices the R4 System, decisions can be made quickly and that helps negate much of the pressure – and mistakes – that often comes with playing in front of a hostile crowd or emotional type game. The quarterback and the rest of the offense can run through the R4 buckets and know what to do.

“For example, with inside receivers, inside slot guys, the first accelerator the defense is trying to use against us is collision,” Maddox said. “If their No. 1 job is to collision an inside receiver, that’s their weapon. Our quarterback and receivers now know that if inside receiver gets collisioned on a play, do not stay on that guy, come off.

“That’s an accelerator to go to another guy in the progression,” Maddox continued. “Basically, we’re taking what they’re using against us and the quarterback is using against them so he can buy back time and find the more open guy. And it helps the receivers because they know what the defense is trying to do, and that’s what the quarterback is using to determine if they’re going to stay on them or not. They know do a much better job of avoiding that collision by using different releases, using different spins.”

Catching on

Jenks High school started using the R4 in 2007 and other prep programs started noticing the huge success.

“It’s starting to take and grab a niche across the country,” Maddox said. “A lot of programs and people are having success with it. It’s a really good tool for coaches and quarterbacks to use to increase their offensive production on the field.”

And to think, the R4 System was born because Maddox wanted to know how to teach a quarterback “What open is.”

“What we created was a common language and we identified a process that can be overlaid over any passing play and a quarterback can run and can know where to go, know when to go and know the whys behind what he’s looking at because this system encompasses everything that matters most in the game of football,” Maddox said. “It’s kind of like the iPhone. People don’t know what they needed until you show them. We were going so against the mainstream of football and how passing plays are taught. I think the reason why we’ve had so much success is because the process teaches the way the mind and the body works and we deal with the non-negotiables.”

As Jenks continues to win state championships and establish offensive records, look for higher-level football coaches to start taking a closer look at the R4 System.

“College and pros are so ingrained in what they do, and they’re so closed off to outsiders,” Maddox said. “We’re kind of the outlier out there … ‘Who are you to tell us you found a better way?’ What’s happening is when you watch our film, you’re seeing 16-, 17-year old common kids do things it takes years for NFL guys to do. We’ll read them full fill progressions in under three seconds and we’re finding the open guy under pressure with just common kids. Imagine if we had the talent that those guys are driving with.”

NFA has been teaching the R4 System since its inception, and the results have been predictably positive.

“The feedback has been off the charts,” Maddox said. “And the last four years, we’ve run the R4 concept camp in Fairfax, Virginia. We’re doing it again at the end of April, and it fills up really quick. The kids walk out of that camp and it’s like they’ve been given a new pair of glasses. The R4 is an operating system like Microsoft Windows is for computers, it makes it run better. The R4 goes beyond anything that’s ever been developed before because it can be used in any offense.”

 

Born in the NFA: The R4 System (Part 1)

Born in the NFA: The R4 System (Pt. 1)

Dub Maddox remembers the game like it was yesterday.

In reality, it was played back in 2006, Maddox’s first year as the Quarterback Coach/Passing Game Coordinator for Jenks High School, a perennial state power in Oklahoma.

“We had a playoff game in 2006, and I had a very good quarterback that year,” said Maddox, who is also a Master Coach and Director of Product Development with NFA. “We were in a huge game, a pressure game. We were behind on the road in a hostile environment. The play we called was a Curl/Flat concept, a real simple read. Read one defender. If he drops and covers the curl, throw the flat route. If he breaks for the flat route, you throw the curl. Simple, easy read.”

As it turned out, the routine call took a decidedly wrong turn for Jenks.

“What happened was with that pressurized environment, it affected the decision making process, the ability to process what’s going on,” Maddox recalled. “The defender didn’t move; he just stood there. And our QB threw it right to him and the defender runs it back for a touchdown. So we’re down 10 instead of 3.”

When Jenks’ QB returned to the sideline after being picked off, he went right to his coach.

“He says, ‘Coach, I have no idea what I’m seeing out there,'” Maddox said. “And it was at that moment as a coach where I knew I didn’t have the tools necessary to bring him out of that. All I could offer was just a few sweeping statements, ‘Hey, suck it up.’ ‘Shake it off.’ And here comes our Head Coach (Allan Trimble) down the sideline and he’s kind of, ‘Hey, you better get this guy figured out, we’ve got to have him.’

“So there’s a lot of pressure on me to know what to do, and I felt exposed as a coach because I didn’t know what to do at that point. The kid was usually great under pressure, but it eventually it got to him.”

On a mission

Rather than accept the human element of the game without question, Maddox showed why he is one of the top offensive football coaches in the nation. He went looking for answers.

“I was on a mission to talk to great quarterback minds, offensive coordinators,” Maddux said. “I wanted to find out how they teach a quarterback on what open is. Define an open receiver for me. How do I coach that? It was a very simple question.”

Or so he thought. The more Maddox sought out answers from highly-regarded coaches supposedly in the know, the more frustrating the mission became.

“I was in the office of a very well-known offensive coordinator,” Maddox said. “He was Division-I, a very good QB coach, he wrote several books. We were in his office during spring ball, me and a couple other coaches. Closed room. He’s talking and I asked him, ‘Coach, how do you teach your quarterback what open is, or know when to throw the ball and know what is open?’ And he looked at me like I was – I don’t know – an imbecile. ‘You just know,’ he said.

“To me, in my mind, that wasn’t good enough,” Maddox continued. “I needed some sort of language, or process, so we could define what open is.”

Relentlessly pursuing an answer, Maddox wound up getting together with NFA Founder/President Darin Slack. And just like that, the R4 System was close to being born.

“Darin and I sat down that off-season and we studied quarterbacks and more,” Maddox said. “Anybody in an occupation of high stress, high pressure, in order to be great at the occupation, you have to be able to identify the non-negotiables of a scenario. For example, a firefighter goes into a burning building, he can’t think and worry about all the 20 to 50 things that can go wrong. In those seconds when the pressure is on and lives are at stake, he can only focus on the things that matter most. What they teach those firefighters is you identify the smell the flame, the color of the flame, the intensity of the heat. Those are the three things that matter most that keep them alive.

“In our world as quarterbacks, what matters most is not throwing interceptions. We’ve got to be able to identify three to four things that matter most and we have to understand what to look for, what the defense is doing. That’s how you get rapid cognition. You identify the non-negotiables, you develop a process for the quarterback to go through that’s tied in with the rhythm of the speed designed, that’s tied into the routes of the receivers and then you rep it and you get faster.”

Boom. The R4 System is born, and Maddox and Slack remain proud parents to this day. The obvious question is: What does R4 mean?

“Rhythm, Read, Rush, Release,” Maddox explained. “Those are the four families of the passing game concepts.”

Closer look at R4

Let’s take an even closer look, with Maddox offering further details:

-Rhythm routes. “Routes have certain DNA and certain timing built into them, the way they’re constructed. A route that’s been deemed a rhythm route breaks in 1.8 seconds. It has one stem. It doesn’t have multiple breaks. That allows the quarterback, he knows, ‘I want to look at my rhythm route first because it’s going to break open when I hit the last step of my drop.’ The goal is to be able to be able to throw the ball as the receiver is coming open, not after he comes open. So when we tie our footwork into route breaks we understand the timing and the purpose of them, we can know where to go, when to go and why, and once we can define what open is, we can know whether to throw it or not. Rhythm families are routes that break open first.”

-Read routes. “They are routes that break open in 2.2 to 2.6 seconds. Double-move or decelerating routes that can attack space.”

-Rush. “They are routes that are short, under 5 yards, hot routes, check-downs. By putting Rhythm, Read and Rush routes into ‘buckets,’ it allows the quarterback to mentally process what family to look at first, second and third on a play and he knows what they’re designed to attack and he knows how to tie his footwork into that.”

-Release. “This portion is, ‘Well, what I do as a quarterback if everyone is covered?’ We’ve got to release and the release is, there’s a practicing of different gap escapes and extending the timeline. That’s probably the thing that makes quarterbacks so deadly, the guys that can do that, like Johnny Manziel or Russell Wilson, guys that can get out of those bad situations and they practice those gap escapes, and that’s when big plays happen because that’s when defenses break down.”

Editor’s note:

The upcoming Part 2 article will focus on what makes the R4 so effective and why NFA is so good at teaching the System to quarterbacks across the country. Also, be sure to check out Coach Maddox’s book on the R4 System: From Headset to Helmet.

 

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Colby Moore heading to Kansas State

Colby Moore heading to Kansas State

Colby Moore is heading to the next level, and he’s going to be very well prepared. The day after the senior quarterback graduates from Liberty Christian High School in Argyle, Texas, Moore is going to pack up and head to Kansas State University.

“I verbally committed back during the season and I am going to start as a preferred walk-on,” Moore said. “They are taking me as an athlete. It’s kind of funny because I’ve spent a lot of time with NFA and just working my tail off at quarterback and that’s what has helped make me a better athlete. The coaches up there said it’s basically going to be a tryout, they’re going to see where I’ll fit. I’m really excited about the opportunity.”

Moore has been playing quarterback since he was in second grade, and he is very much at home under center or standing in the shotgun. He’s also highly skilled at the position, as his numbers this past season (2,372 passing yards, 25 touchdowns, 1,343 rushing yards, 15 TDs) indicate.

“At quarterback, I just always enjoyed being able to call a play in the huddle and you know that everybody’s looking at you because you’re the one telling them the play,” said Moore, a 6-foot-1, 200-pounder. “You have the opportunity to show your skill off on any play and your job on that field is just to get first downs and move the chains. Get the ball to the playmakers. Quarterback is one of those positions where sometimes it’s really good and sometimes it’s not so good. You just have to keep your head clear and don’t listen to everything else.”

While he hopes to continue playing QB at Kansas State, which beat Michigan 31-14 this year in the Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl, Moore is heading to college with an open mind. “I can play anywhere,” he said. “It’s just one of those things where God’s given me the ability to be really fast and I think that’s going to help keep me on the field, wherever it is. I just have to work at it and become the best at it.”

Blazing speed

Going to a big-time program has long been a dream for Moore, who runs an eye-opening 4.39 in the 40-yard dash. “It’s always been on my mind,” he said. “I remember sitting down with my dad (Mike) in seventh grade; I really knew that I wanted to keep on playing in college. That was my goal. My dad said he was going to do whatever he could to get me there, keep me on the track, and that summer we ended up going to an NFA camp and that’s when it started clicking. We knew they were the right group for everything.”

Moore started going to NFA camps six years ago, and his game went to another level. “I spent most of the time with Dub Maddox since he was pretty close to me up in Oklahoma,” Moore said. “I’d go up there once a month, once every two months. We’d kind of fine-tune things and I’d just keep working when I got home. I’d spend an hour a night with my dad, throwing, footwork, just trying to fine-tune things as much as I could.”

Maddox, a Master Coach with NFA, has relished the time he’s spent working with Moore. “I have trained Colby for the last four years,” Maddox said. “I have never coached a kid that was more disciplined and determined to master the mechanics of QB than Colby. If something needed to be fixed or improved, he worked on it relentlessly until it was perfected. Colby has the unique competitive nature and toughness that is seen in great football players. He physical ability combined with his intelligence and mental toughness is going to carry him far in college and in life.”

J.C. Boice, NFA’s Director of Operations, has also worked with Moore. “I met Colby at a summer camp in Texas when he was a seventh grader,” Boice said. “I remember very clearly noticing a smiling kid that just seemed really happy to be at our camp … like he was enjoying it more than anyone else in Texas football. Looking back, I realize now that was just his intense passion for football spilling out. The kid just really loves the game and loves the work that goes with it.”

Moore doesn’t think he’d be heading to a major program like Kansas State without NFA’s help. “They’ve helped me on two levels – the physical part of the game and the mental part of the game,” he said. “The mental part is huge, just going to the camp and hearing (NFA Founder/President) Darin (Slack) talk an hour before camp and it really started clicking. There’s more than just playing the game of football and being good. There is the leadership behind it, your job, the accomplishments that you can have without making it all about you. The physical part, I don’t know of any other quarterback group that fine-tunes as much as NFA does.”

Mentally and physically, Moore is looking forward to arriving at Kansas State and getting after it, regardless of the position. “My goal is just getting on the field as fast as I can,” he said. “I’m going to work at it and whatever position they tell me to play, I’m going to bust my butt off so I can get on the field.”

Film link:

http://www.hudl.com/athlete/o/467349/highlights/112773375

 

 

DSQA concepts lift Jenks to state semifinals

Sawyer Kollmorgen

JENKS, Oklahoma — DSQA veteran Sawyer Kollmorgen and Jenks High School (12-0) advanced to the Oklahoma Class 6A state semifinals, with a 28-14 win on Friday.

Kollmorgen (14 of 20, 203 yards, TD), engineered two fourth-quarter scoring drives to decide the game.

The junior is a veteran of DSQA camps and extensive individual training on the C4/R4/F4 concepts with certified coach Dub Maddox.

Maddox, Dub
Maddox

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DSQA principles blowing up Oklahoma playoffs

kollmorgen, sawyerJENKS, Oklahoma — DSQA-trained QB Sawyer Kollmorgen and Jenks High School opened Class 6A state playoffs with a 44-6 win.

Kollmorgen (14 of 17, 254 yards, 3 TD) completed three scoring passes in the first quarter and didn’t play the second half.

The junior QB is a veteran of DSQA camps, and Jenks’ passing game is built on DSQA’s R4 principles.

“We average 20 yards per completion,” said Dub Maddox, DSQA coach and Jenks Passing Game Coordinator. “The way we check coverage and leverage, the defense is never right.”

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Maddox, Dub

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Strategy. Skills. Execution. Get-2-0!

–CD