Quote from Coach Aguilar

Practice with a Purpose

  • There are no short cuts around practice. You can never be accurate enough. Walk off the field a better quarterback than you were when you stepped on. That means taking it seriously, addressing your weaknesses and getting better.
  • Extensive repetition is more important for a quarterback than for any other player. You need to get to the point where your footwork and throwing motion come instinctively. All your practice and training will eventually kick in automatically. It’s all about muscle-memory and re-writing your muscular patterns.
  • If you don’t prepare … you will pay for it. More often than not, you’ll let down your teammates, embarrass yourself and perhaps get injured. As a quarterback, the will to win has no value without the will to prepare.
  • The quarterback has to know every player’s responsibility in to get a clearer picture.
  • Practice and playing together is the key for a quarterback and his receivers. After a while, you will be able to just feel things. You can tell by the way a receiver is running. For example, where he is going to break or how sharp he is going to be coming out of it. That creates vision … that’s an edge for you! The last thing you should be doing is taking too long to think about what is taking place.
  • The key to making the most out of each practice is to “Enjoy your drills and improve your skills.” The way you practice, and the work ethic that you bring to your preparation may not be obvious right away, but eventually … it will show.
  • You have to work on your ability to execute and focus when you are physically exhausted and mentally fatigued.
  • It always comes back to the same words of advice when it comes to getting better … “repetition, repetition, repetition.” After a while, that constant practice just becomes part of you. Put everything out of your mind and put your emphasis on making yourself better.
  • Don’t ever lose HEART! You have to have a passion for football and playing quarterback. Feel the BURN!
  • A quarterback’s workouts should exhibit how disciplined he is and reflect how exceptional his work ethic is.
  • The quarterback has to be the hardest working, mentally toughest man on the team … the one player who is relentless and pushes himself the hardest, even when things are not going well, and there must be early signs in the off-season that he has these qualities.
  • Practice hard with speed, quickness, and explosion!!!
  • Stay on the front part of your feet! All of the quarterback’s movement hinges on his front part of his feet. This habit is very difficult to master. This takes a tremendous amount of work in drills because if you don’t emphasize it … you will end back on your heels.
  • The ability to practice with deep concentration takes hard work. Your ability to focus is a skill, and it can be improved.
  • In the off-season, the quarterback needs to influence his receivers to work with him … pushing them to do more, telling them that it is the only way they’re going to make it. He needs to work out every day in the weight room, building his body up, and working on drills to improve his movement in the pocket.
  • Whenever an aspiring quarterback asks for my advice, I respond with, “WORK-ETHIC.” The only reward for taking the easy road is that it’s easy. Never get comfortable … to where you feel things are going to take care of themselves.
  • A quarterback demands perfection first and foremost of himself. He has to have an undying thirst for details.
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"Coach Aguilar combines immense knowledge about the Quarterback position with the ability to teach those skills. Coach Aguilar is tireless - he would coach for hours everyday and never seemed to slow down. He always focused on the positive improvements."

Linda Loftus - Parent