I've gathered information on quarterback coaches in southern
California. Some of these coaches are associated with football camps,
but all are highly regarded as private tutors, as well. This isn't a
long list, since quarterback coaches are not abundant, but I think
you'll agree that quality is more important than quantity, and all
these men have outstanding references and backgrounds.
"[Steve] Clarkson, perhaps the most accomplished of a new breed of
private athletic coaches, tutors athletes from junior high onward.
Often they stick with him even after they've won college scholarships;
they come back to consult during vacations.
Clarkson is not alone. Individualized instruction for athletes, once
limited to individual sports such as tennis, has become a national
phenomenon in team sports, too, particularly for basketball, baseball
and soccer players.
Jim Clausen is a believer. He has seen Clarkson turn two of his sons
into major-college quarterbacks. Though Clarkson is called a coach or
guru, Clausen gives him another title. 'He's a dream-maker,' says
Clausen, an insurance executive in Granada Hills, Calif., whose two
older sons are Division I-A quarterbacks."
USA Today: The high price of grooming kids for stardom
Contact info for Steve Clarkson:
1141 Huntington Drive
South Pasadena, CA 91030
Air 7 Football
BOB JOHNSON & BRET JOHNSON
"Bob Johnson's coaching experience spans nearly 35 years. As head
coach, Bob has won 7 League Championships and 4 CIF Championships. He
was honored as California Coach of the year for 2002 and has coached 3
Orange County All Star games and 1 Shrine game.
Several of Johnson's high school quarterbacks have gone on to be
highly recruited by Division 1 schools, including his two sons Bret
and Rob Johnson. Bob's approach to teaching the art of quarterbacking
encompasses the entire player.
A quarterback himself for the Fresno State Bulldog's, Coach Johnson
believes in the importance of character, toughness, leadership and
family in developing his quarterbacks. Privately, Bob Johnson has
worked with over 100 division I quarterbacks. For the past 4 years he
has been asked to select and coach the top 11 college prep
quarterbacks in the nation to take part in the Student Sports
sponsored Elite 11 Quarterbacks program.
Sought after by agents, coaches and athletes of all ages, Johnson has
been featured on programs including NBC, ABC, CNN SI, ESPN, Fox
Sports, and countless publications. Referred to, as a 'Quarterback
Guru' Johnson is dedicated to his craft. In partnership with his son
Bret Johnson he has coached some of the top college prep quarterbacks
in the nation... For QB development, there are no better coaches in
the country then Bret and Bob Johnson...bar none."
Hit! Run! Score!: Bob Johnson Biography
Contact info for Bob & Bret Johnson:
Camp Quarterback Live!
24446 Macedo Dr.
Mission Viejo, CA 92691
Bret Johnson (800) 889-5575 Office
Camp Quarterback Live!
23181 Verdugo, Suite 105B
Laguna Beach, CA 92653
"Former UCLA All-America kicker Chris Sailer, who works with kickers
in the Orange County and Los Angeles area, also is swamped.
'I have more lessons than I have time,' he said. 'I'm turning down kids.'
The reputations of private coaches like Sailer and quarterbacks coach
Steve Calhoun, a former standout in European professional leagues, are
well known way beyond the Orange Curtain...
Few private coaches have as much influence on players getting Division
I scholarships as Sailer. With limited time and resources to scout
high school kickers in person, college coaches are increasingly basing
scholarship offers on evaluations by Sailer. Sailer estimates he has
evaluated 65 kickers currently playing in NCAA Division I."
The Orange County Register: Age of the Guru
Contact info for Chris Sailer:
2849 N. Lincoln. St.
Burbank, CA 91504
Chris Sailer Kicking
"Established in 2004 by Coach Steve Calhoun, Armed & Dangerous
Football was created to address every detail of the quarterback &
We train quarterbacks and receivers, ages 7 and up. Sessions last
between 1.5 - 2 hours individual and group sessions."
Armed & Dangerous Football
Contact info for Steve Calhoun:
My Google search strategy:
Google Web Search: private OR tutor california "quarterback coach OR coaching"
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