Sunday, May 22, 2011
Daron received a big news few days ago that one of the QBA coaches contacted his father (me) that Daron got invited to participate at the Duel of the Dozens! They were so impressed with him when he went to QBA Off Season Camp in Las Vegas last year! Duel of the Dozens is a invitation only National Quarterback Competition held in Canton, Ohio on July 16 and 17. Daron will be competing against the 6th Graders!!! Daron is only 3rd grader right now. That s a big achievement for Daron! Daron is very thrilled and exciting to go. He is even more exciting to hear that his mother is coming with us to Ohio to watch him compete! Lets go Daron and represent for the state of CT and make them proud! We are proud of you Daron! We know you will do great no matter what! Just have fun!
Daron attended at the Youth Under Armour Combine in New Jersey. We went with Andrew Pinnock who is former NFL player for the San Diego Chargers as a Fullback and his son Andrell. Andrell is 13 and 7th grader at Bloomfield. He is an awesome football player with great speed! Daron's time results at Youth Under Armour Combine: 3.38 shuttle, 5.85 L cone, and 3.75 20 yards dash. It was an improvement since he went to Offense Defense Combine last weekend. His 20 yards dash was higher only .03 more than last weekend but his L cone was a HUGE improvement. He nailed it at 5.85 one of the fastest but he did slow down at the end! Last weekend his L cone was 7.50!
Former NFL Quarterback, Elvis Grbac took the time to work with Daron after the High School Under Armour Combine which was hosted after the Youth Under Armour Combine. He was very impressed with Daron s footwork and throwing mechanics! He said he s going to have a great future if he keeps up with it! He loved him!
Daron had a great time overall. He met former Pittsburgh Steelers Running Back, Barry Foster who is one of Under Armour Coaches there! He also met his new friends who found out about him at the Offense Defense 4 life web site www.OD4life.com
Enjoy the pictures below!
Former NFL Pro Bowl QB giving out pointers to Daron!
Daron and Elvis Grbac!
Daron s friend Andrell, Coach Barry Foster, and Daron
Daron s new friends "Brake Boys" from the OD4life.com!
"The Futures" Football Players, Andrell and Daron representing for the State of Connecticut at the Under Armour Combine with their Dads, Andrew and Craig!
Monday, May 16, 2011
Daron learned a lot of good stuff at Offense Defense Youth Combine! He had a lot of fun and meeting new friends as well! Ray Isaac the Offense Defense Quarterback coach is very impressed with Daron determination and mechanics. He gave me his business card and would love to train Daron one on one someday in near future! Great staff at the combine especially Coach Milow! He was one of the fastest players there. His 20 yard dash clocked at 3.72 seconds against a little wind in his face! His "L" drill clocked at 7.50 seconds which was 2nd best in his group! His combine results will be on the web site tomorrow so I will keep you posted. His next combine will be at Youth Under Armour Combine this Saturday in New Jersey. We will be going with Andrew Pinnock and his 13 year old son, Andrell. Should be a fun day!