National Football Academies founded by Darin Slack in 1988, NFA’s core principles flow from Coach Slack’s proven agenda to build better football players by building better men!

25,000 athletes attest to the success in life, work and football achieved through training and developing with Academy Camps, books, and DVDs. Coaches and parents have returned year after year to benefit from our proprietary progressive, sequential, dynamic development curriculum.

Recognizing the immense value of systematic, precision training, we have invested heavily in coach certification so you can have confidence that every camp meets our industry-leading standards.

AT QBA WE DAILY PROVE:

QBA’s PRIMARY AIM:

“Accelerated Development and Leadership.”

Mission Statement

  • Change the way a young man thinks about football, career and purpose in life and you ensure his future.
  • Earning respect and leading by example are the marks of true victory.
  • Because every player can make a difference, every player must achieve full potential.
  • Fostering Confidence, Consistency, Character and Commitment–the backbone of the C4 Self-Correct System–is our primary duty to parents and coaches.
  • Tomorrow’s leaders are today’s football leaders!
  • Our story is still being written and we invite you to be another successful chapter!

QBA provides the highest quality skills training systems and services coupled with ultimate customer service. We provide coaches, athletes and parents the highest level of instruction and information, personalized service and knowledge they need to advance their training programs.

  • Vision – Train, Teach and Build young men.
  • Motto – Confidence – Character – Commitment – Consistency
  • Credo – Self-Correct, not self-destruct

CORE VALUES

  • We believe we can change the way young men think about football, career, and purpose for life.
  • We believe a QB’s highest achievement isn’t a scholarship or a victory. It’s earning the respect of teammates and leading them by example.
  • We believe that every athlete can make a difference, and therefore must achieve their potential.
  • We believe that if even one athlete in every place we go hears the call to make a difference with his gift, then we’ve succeeded.
  • We believe it is our privilege to assist coaches in developing skilled, self-motivated young men for their programs who remind them how much fun they have doing what they do.
  • We believe it is our duty to assist parents, in fostering Confidence, Consistency, Character, and Commitment, the backbone of the C4 Self-Correct System.
  • We believe that the next generation of leaders is lost without understanding the rich reward and legacy that comes to men who sacrifice for a greater good.
  • Thank you for taking the time to consider what we believe.

QBA STAFF

QBA Management

Darin Slack

Darin Slack

President / Founder
Darin Slack was an All-American quarterback at the University of Central Florida, and in 1987, he became the first player in school history to pass for over 3,000 yards in a season.

After graduating from UCF, Coach Slack founded National Football Academies and pioneered a new way to serve coaches and athletes through specialized sports training.

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Dub Maddox

Dub Maddox

Director of Player Development and Coach Curriculum
Coach Maddox is the Offensive Coordinator and QB Coach for the nationally ranked Jenks Trojans in Oklahoma and the Director of Player Development and Coach Curriculum for National Football Academies.

Coach Maddox is considered to be one of the leading experts in QB training and offensive scheme tactics in the country.

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JC Boice

JC Boice

Director of Operations
JC Boice is a multiple threat for NFA, and as a Senior Level, C4 Certified Coach, he thrives on developing quarterbacks.

Born into a football family, Boice has played and coached quarterbacks for nearly two decades. With a complimentary background in engineering and design, Coach Boice has emerged as one of NFA’s premier throwing mechanic instructors.

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QBA Coaching Staff

Mansur Ivie

Mansur Ivie

C3 Senior
Following a successful coaching career at the collegiate and high school levels, Mansur Ivie joined NFA in June of 2010 as a Certified Coach before adding Director of Logistics to his full-time responsibilities.

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Casey Donovan

Casey Donovan

C3 Senior
Casey Donovan is the Passing Game Coordinator and Quarterbacks Coach at Arcadia High School in Phoenix, AZ. He also offers private QB training in the Phoenix area.

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Todd Espeland

Todd Espeland

C3 Senior
Espeland is the veteran Quarterbacks Coach at Forest City High School in Iowa, and he served as the Indians’ Co-Head Coach in 2013. As QB Coach, he developed First Team All-District quarterbacks four out of five years.

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Rod Robison

Rod Robison

C3 Senior
Rod Robison is the Owner/Operator of Coach Rod 1st Sport and Scholastic Success Systems in Nevada and Northern California.

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Adam Britt

Adam Britt

C3 Senior
Coach Britt has spent the last 8 years immersing himself in the Quarterback position. Specializing in biomechanically correct throwing mechanics he has also been the QB coach for Archer High School

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Michael Slack

Michael Slack

C3 Senior
Michael is the son of Darin Slack, the founder of NFA, and has been helping coach quarterbacks for ten years. He is an Exercise Science major and incorporates his knowledge to assist the development of quarterbacks. He is also a Senior Certified quarterback coach with NFA.
Tyrone Crabb

Tyrone Crabb

C2 Teaching
His desire for QB development began with the late Joe Krivak, former Maryland Head Football Coach. Coach Crabb worked with Coach Krivak for over 4 years. Coach Crabb was then introduced to Dub Maddox and Darin Slack and he has continued his professional development under these great men.

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Chad Case

Chad Case

C2 Teaching
Chad Case is the Offensive Coordinator and QB Coach at Lincoln High School (Lincoln, NE). Chad is also a Certified Nutritionist; Certified Children’s Nutritionist, and is CEO of Max Muscle of Nebraska.

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James Martinez

James Martinez

C2 Teaching
Coach Martinez has been coaching with NFA for 8 years and has been coaching the game of football for over 20 years. James has trained many student athletes at camp and is one of the only NFA coaches in the northeast region, running regional trainings as well as small pod trainings and private trainings.

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Doug Greenwood

Doug Greenwood

C2 Teaching
Coach Doug Greenwood began coaching in 1994 at Anna-Jonesboro High School in Southern Illinois. Over the course of 19 years at AJ, Coach Greenwood managed and coached the Jr. High program, was the Head Freshman Coach, Offensive Coordinator, Varsity Defensive Coordinator, and has coached all positions on both sides of the ball.

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Jonny Ulibarri

Jonny Ulibarri

C2 Teaching
Coach Ulibarri is entering his 11th year coaching HS Football. In his 1st season at Warrenton HS working with the QB’s he worked with an inexperienced group of QB’s. In the first 2 seasons his starter went on to break all of Warrenton’s passing records and a college scholarship.

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Boyd Boshears

Boyd Boshears

C2 Teaching
Coach Boshears graduated from the University of Arkansas where he played football for the Razorbacks. He spent several years coaching high school football in Arkansas and has always

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