February 15, 2012 Comments Off

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The Pro Day is often times the only major public workout for elite quarterbacks. These workouts present an incredible opportunity to demonstrate your skill set exactly how you would envision it. Through training, we will coincide the rhythm and order of the routine.

These workouts are usually 50 to 85 throws, including displays of movement, pocket agility and other special dynamics (throwing on the run, power, touch, etc).



Johnny Manziel’s Pro Day conducted by coach George Whitfield Jr.


Once the college football season is done, Whitfield Athletix begins preparing talented college quarterbacks for the NFL draft process.  Quarterbacks are submerged into a cutting-edge, methodical training regime that improves every facet of their performance and ability.  As a prospect, you only have one initial run into the combine, pro day and draft.

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Cam Newton trained with Whitfield Athletix for his NFL Draft preparations – 2011


Pro Days coordinated by George Whitfield Jr.:

Stanford University
  Florida Atlantic University
 University of Arizona
  Cam Newton’s “Media Day”  
 University of Auburn
University of Cincinnati
University of Georgia
University of Louisville
University of Oklahoma
Virginia Tech University
Texas A&M University


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Andrew Luck trained with Whitfield Athletix for his NFL Draft preparations – 2012



College quarterbacks searching for a competitive edge or simply looking to improve have found both here in San Diego.  Quarterbacks come in from all over the country from different divisions and different performance objectives and goals to work with Quarterback Engineer, coach George Whitfield Jr.


Whitfield Ahtletix college quarterback training at Mission Beach, CA

Left to right. QB Jason Thompson (Utah), QB Dakota Prukop (Montana State), QB Tim Burns (Coastal Carolina), QB Gregory McPherson (West Virginia), and QB Chase Murman (Concordia) training near the Pacific Beach ocean during their college spring break

College Quarterbacks that trained during their college SPRING BREAK:

1. Logan Thomas (Virginia Tech)
2. Johnny Manziel (Texas A&M)
3. Bryce Petty (Baylor)
4. Taylor Kelly (ASU)
5. Marquise Williams (North Carolina)
6. Tajh Boyd (Clemson)
7. Kelly Hilinski (Columbia)
8. Landry Jones (Oklahoma)
9. Braxton Miller (Ohio State)
10. Connor Cook (Michigan State)
11. EJ Manuel (Florida State)



Many collegiate quarterbacks chose the week of spring break to travel in and improve themselves in preparation for their Spring practice.  Their objectives vary from mechanical corrections in throwing motion and footwork to concept and route help with a new playbook/ coaching staff.  To be notified of future Spring Break QB trainings with Whitfield Athletix – Sign up under CONTACT US.


Whitfield Ahtletix college quarterback clinic at UCSD

QB Bryce Petty (Baylor) next to QB Jerrod Heard (Texas) training during their college spring break to train with QB Engineer George Whitfield Jr.



The summer training opportunities are critical for all college quarterbacks.  Whether you’re returning all-conference play-maker or incoming freshman, you want to be as complete and prepared as possible.  Is your arm conditioned enough to ‘thrive’ through the summer training camp?  Is your footwork and passing mechanics fluid and efficient?  These objectives should be met before you trot onto the practice field to start your new season.  And this is the place to get it done.


Whitfield Ahtletix college quarterback training at Mission Beach, CA

QB Gavin McCarney (Colgate) next to David Watson (Virginia) training on the beaches of San Diego during their break from school.



COMPREHENSIVE VIDEO BIOSPY – Quarterbacks are filmed from 5 different angles every week of training for a mechanical look at their throwing motion, release and drop back footwork.  Coach Whitfield studies this footage with the prospect to advance the training progress.


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QB Johnny Manziel (Texas A&M) doing film work during his 2014 NFL Draft Preparation




The biggest hurdle today’s NFL hopefuls have is the understanding and execution of the 3 step, 5 step and 7 step drops.  Most of today’s college QB’s are in shotgun dominated systems.  Prospects will be coached to execute ‘clean’, effecient drops with depth and quickness.  Scouts and NFL coaches want to see a quarterback demonstrate fluid, rhythmic drops when throwing the route tree while maintaining balance and power.


Whitfield Ahtletix college quarterback training at Mission Beach, CA

Quarterbacks working on their drop step in the Pacific Ocean with coach George Whitfield Jr.




Many times quarterbacks complete their collegiate careers and are ‘cast’ into a type of passer (i.e. “system passer”, “pitcher”, “finesse thrower”).  Our objective is to take the prospect’s percieved passing weakness and drive it into a strength.  This could be a physical transformation such as throwing with more power or touch, or it could be concept transformation such as throwing classic NFL routes that maybe unfamiliar to the prospect.


Johnny Manziel at Whitfield Athletix NFL draft prep clinic at Petco Park, San DIego, CA

Johnny Manziel working on his 40 times at Petco Park in San Diego during his 2014 NFL Draft Preparation



How mobile is the prospect? Scouts don’t hold a quarterback’s 40 yard dash performance with the same weighted value that they do for all other positions.  They do, however, want to see a level of agility and athleticism that reassures them that they’ll have a player that can get himself out of trouble or extend a play.

College QBs training at Prolific Athletes with Whitfield Athletix

Our quarterbacks working on strength and conditioning




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Landry Jones training for 2013 NFL Draft

QB Landry Jones training for his 2013 NFL Draft. Drafted by Steelers, Round 4, Pick 18, Overall 115


Jarrett Lee (San Diego Chargers) training with coach Whitfield Jr. for his 2012 NFL Draft prep. Lee signed a contract with the San Diego Chargers in 2012.


Andrew Luck (Indianapolis Colts) training for the 2012 NFL draft. Drafted #1 overall in 2012.


Cam Newton (Carolina Panthers) preparing for 2011 NFL Draft. Drafted #1 overall during 2011.


Donovan McNabb training in San Diego during 2012 with coach George Whitfield Jr.


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Matt Scott training for 2013 NFL draft. Drafted to Arizona Cardinals


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Nate Montana training with coach George Whitfield Jr., for his 2013 NFL Draft Preparations