When he stepped under center in 2018, David Ternosky was uniquely prepared for his second season of tackle football.
Over the previous five years, he worked with Gladiator Sports Training under the guidance of coach Nick Bryant. Ternosky also took the time necessary to prepare for football season.
“Gladiator Sports was founded on the philosophy that a strong athletic foundation must be built before implementing too much game play,” he said. “That’s why I concentrated more on training and development at this young stage and less on accumulating any personal stats.”
The statistics will likely be very impressive in seasons to come, but Ternosky continues to build a strong base while developing into a solid QB.
“I train every day,” said Ternosky, who calls Uniontown, Ohio home. “I look forward to working with the NFA staff and coaches in 2020 and beyond.”
Working to improve his quarterback skills have reached beyond training with NFA.
“Over the past year, I learned to hit a baseball 260 feet and throw a baseball 64 miles per hour,” Ternosky said. “I trained my arm to throw a high school size football 30 yards and worked tirelessly at drills to try and perfect footwork both in the pocket and on the run.”
In addition to the massive amount of time he has put in with Gladiator Sports, Ternosky added even more knowledge and skill when he started training with NFA in 2018.
“NFA has made me a better quarterback by breaking down my throwing mechanics and footwork and giving me pointed direction in order to perfect it,” he said. “The basics of the R4 system have accelerated my learning of defenses and given me a better overall understanding of the position. The NFA coaching staff has really fueled my passion for football, and most importantly, NFA’s message of leadership traits, accountability and strong Christian beliefs have added the most to my ability to be a QB.”
Earning a Duel bid at a three-day camp in Charlotte, N.C. last March, Ternosky finished in second place among incoming fifth graders at NFA’s July showcase competition held in Nashville.
“It was a serious confidence boost for me, and it gave me a gauge as to where my training has me positioned within my age group,” said Ternosky, a Sraight-A student at Green Intermediate School. “I am sure my confidence will carry over to the upcoming football season but finishing second at the Duel leaves room for improvement and will act as an igniter to help get me better.”
Needless to say, Ternosky was looking forward to putting on the pads and getting on the field for the Bulldogs last season.
“I am going to strive to better my teammates and better my team with my efforts, on and off the field,” he said. “And of course, I want to move the chains.”