WHAT QBi & MSP powered by EXOS presents Pre-Season Mini Camp
WHERE Oklahoma City, OK
WHEN July 15-17
After recently partnering with Mercy Sports Performance in conjunction with EXOS performance consultant Carl Thomas, Tom George believes their vision is now exactly what they had hoped to see.
In this month’s Q&A, George, who is the the lead QBimpact Performance quarterback coach, and Jones High School (OK) quarterback coach, breaks down the benefits of a prospect’s development, when exposed to more than what takes place on the football field.
Next weekend, beginning on Friday, Jul 15, at Oklahoma City’s Boat House District, QBi & MSP powered by EXOS will host their 3-Day Pre-Season Mini Camp. The event will be comprised of 25 quarterbacks and 25 receivers invited from states throughout the country, which includes Michigan, California, Florida, Mississippi, Tennessee, Texas and Oklahoma. Prospects who plan to attend, will be receiving instruction and guidance from George and his staff of coaches from College Bound Athletics and Quarterback University.
George spent over two decades as a Regional NSW/ATFP Coordinator and Naval Aviator, Senior Chief, with 12 deployments to the Middle East and other countries. Prior to his military service, the veteran competed at the quarterback position at Honolulu’s (HI) Kaiser and St. Louis High Schools. George went on to the University of Arizona and played two more years in Europe in 1994, where he led the league in both passing yards and passing touchdowns.
As a coach, George spent eight seasons in a role as the passing coordinator at Clay High School, which included an appearance in the 2013 Florida 5A state title game. During his tenure, the Blue Devils led the state in major offensive categories.
George has assisted college camps with QB development, including Florida State, Florida and Ohio State. He also has four years of experience as an Elite 11 Regional quarterback coach, and two years with Debartolo Sports. Last season with Jones, the Longhorns went 13-1 overall and advanced to the Oklahoma State semifinals.
What allowed for EXOS and Mercy Sports Perfomance becoming an ideal fit for your combines? EXOS was starting a performance based training at Mercy in Oklahoma. They contacted me to look into a partnership, it was a “no brainer”. EXOS is the leader in NFL combine work and experience.
How do you go about identifying prospects which you planned on inviting to a combine? Inviting prospects is not an easy task, the goal is not to just go out and find the best guy, it’s to find the one that fits. A great athlete who works hard everyday, it isn’t given to them. Young men with high character that want to get better.
How has you background in football and in the military shaped your approach to coaching and developing student-athletes? I have 24 years in the military, at the end of the day, the goal has always been to impact the lives of young men through my leadership roles in the Navy, or my role as a coach on the field.
Do you plan on expanding your camp locations to new states throughout the country over the next year? In 2017, the goal is to go nationwide. 6-8 regional camps while partnering with Corey Alexander (College Bound Athletics), Donovan Dooley and Andy Denryter (Quarterback University), and TAG (safety in football equipment).
What type of experience can the prospects expect when working with College Bound Athletics and Quarterback University? If you come to the QB Impact camp, you are going to work for 3 days, we are going to educate you and your parents, and make you a better football player, while instilling values of leadership and high character. The goal is to make great young athletes on and off the field, athletically and academically, who understand how to act in times of success and adversity.