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Stoerner turns to camps for QB and skill development.

Clint Stoerner Clinton Jacob Stoerner (born December 29, 1977 in Baytown, Texas) is an American football quarterback for the Nashville Kats of the Arena Football League (AFL). High school and college careers
He lettered in three sports while playing at Robert E.
, who quarterbacked the Arkansas Razorbacks The Arkansas Razorbacks, also known as the Hogs, are the names of college sports teams at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, Arkansas. The term Arkansas Razorbacks properly applies to any of the all-male sports team at the university while women's teams at the  from 1996-1999 and spent time as a Dallas Cowboys
    The Dallas Cowboys are a team in the Eastern Division of the National Football Conference (NFC) in the National Football League. They are based in the Dallas suburb of Irving, Texas.
     signal-caller, is passing along some of his quarterbacking knowledge these days.

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    He'll be joined by a handful of former college athletes at the PerformanceMax camp on June 22-25 at Mighty Bluebird bluebird, common name for a North American migratory bird of the family Turdidae (thrush family). The eastern bluebird, Sialia sialis, is among the first spring arrivals in the North. It is about 7 in. (17.8 cm) long.  Field in west Little Rock. His football camp will be geared toward skill players, but he'll also have a specified training for linemen and an all-around teaching camp for players as young as those entering third grade.

    Stoerner has been teaching a July invitation-only camp in Warren for the past few summers. This Little Rock endeavor will be open to all corners over four days.

    "We'll cover everything from the stance to starting the play to running routes to throwing," he said. "The grip, throwing motion, everything. It's not your normal camp because there is no one-on-one, no 7-on-7. Everything is position specific. We're not putting them in a position where they will bang heads."

    Stoerner likes the fact that everyone he's brought together to teach at his camp has had to overcome some kind of obstacle to become a top college player. Stoerner himself was considered too small but went on to lead Arkansas to 17 wins over his junior and senior seasons. J.J. Meadors, at 5-foot-5, was considered to short but went down in Hog history making some of the program's biggest catches. Lance Strothers was considered too undersized undersized

    see dwarfism, runt.
     and too slow to be a college receiver, yet excelled at Arkansas Tech.

    "He was a guy who had to do everything perfect, to practice every detail, to be a college player," Stoerner said. "He's now a coach down in Lafayette, La., He's just an unbelievable coach, from the mechanics to the attention to detail."

    Stoerner joked that when he began holding a private camp for Warren's Bo Hembree, the high school coach only let him come back a second year if he brought back Strothers.

    Other former players who will be helping at the camp are Robert Thomas Robert Thomas could refer to:
    • Rob Thomas (musician), singer-songwriter
    • Robert Thomas (counterfeiter), 18th-century British counterfeiter
    • Robert Thomas (director) (1927-1989), French writer, actor and director
    , who played for the Cowboys and at Henderson State, and former Hog quarterback and receiver Robert Johnson Robert Johnson may refer to:

    In politics:
    • Robert Johnson (governor), South Carolina
    • Robert Johnson (Texas) (1929–1995), member of Texas state legislature 1956–63
    • Robert D. Johnson (1883–1961), U.S.
    .

    Third through fifth graders will camp the first two days ($i00). Sixth through eighth-graders will camp the third and fourth days (July 24-25, $150). High school age (grades 9-12, $150) camp all four days. Weight-specific training ($100) will be offered to linemen for 90 minutes each morning. The older players can sign up for both the weight training, led by Dustin Coon coon: see raccoon. , and high school skills camp for $200, a $50 discount.

    For more information, visit www. performaxtraining.com or call 247-6460.

    Good Timing

    The camp coincides with an Arkansas Activities Association
    This organization is often addressed by the initials AAA. For other uses of this term, see AAA (disambiguation).


    The Arkansas Activities Association (locally known as the AAA
     dead period, allowing the players to work out during a week when they can't train with their high school coaches.

    The youngest players will learn the game, from correct tackling form and team tackling to pursuit of the football to correct throwing, catching and ball-carrying skills on offense.

    "A lot of them at that age don't know Don't know (DK, DKed)

    "Don't know the trade." A Street expression used whenever one party lacks knowledge of a trade or receives conflicting instructions from the other party.
     what position they'll eventually play, so we try to cover all the basics," Stoerner said. Position-specific work begins with grades 6-8, and quarterbacks are drilled both with shotgun and regular snaps.

    "I'm not trying to reinvent the wheel," he said. "There are a lot of guys in the training world and camp world and teaching different methods to be different, to be new. But my thinking is, if it's not broken why fix it? You look back to the Joe Montanas, Roger Stabauchs, Terry Bradshaws, they threw it the same way ... there is a reason Peyton Manning Peyton Williams Manning (born March 24, 1976 in New Orleans, Louisiana) is an American football quarterback who plays for the Indianapolis Colts of the National Football League. He was drafted by the Colts with the first overall pick in the 1998 NFL Draft.  and Tom Brady are the best two quarterbacks in pro football and neither can break 5-flat in the 40. They operate in the pocket better than anyone. We teach pocket presence. And you can break down the film and see that all those quarterbacks have very similar characteristics in the way they throw."
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    Author:Harris, Jim
    Publication:Arkansas Business
    Date:Jun 1, 2009
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