Tuesday, December 2, 2014

ACE Off-Season Training: A Formula For Success

With ACE Quarterback and Receiver Training scheduled to begin in December, the bells of success stories from last years' off-season are still ringing loud! With participants ranging from 4th grade through College there were multiple MVPs, Championship appearances and winners, All-League selections, and even players earning starting positions on their team! A sure sign for those parents who made sure their sons could attend in 2013/14. The hard work has surely been rewarded.

ACE off-season training's focus is unique. Instruction is extremely detailed and done in smaller groups which allow for maximum instruction. Last year, the special group of close to 100 Quarterbacks, Receivers, Running backs, Linebackers, Defensive Backs, and even Offensive and Defensive Linemen had participated in various A.C.E. training sessions taking place from December and rolling through to August, including some specialized camps by position.

Vernard Abrams and a collection of coaches from Youth and High School programs across the city, hosted semi-private training sessions preparing athletes for their upcoming seasons. Besides quality football coaching, Abrams introduced the participating athletes to a variety of the top strength, speed, and agility coaches that the tri-state region has to offer.

A few of the notable guest instructors included, trainers, Julius King from AF (All Fitness in Warminster, New Orleans Saints', Jahri Evans), Greg Garrett (Level 40 in King of Prussia, Minnesota Vikings', Sharrif Floyd), Tony Fulton (Speed Intensified in Phila., Eagles', Lesean McCoy), and Will Eagles (Optimum Performance Academy, Archbishop Wood).

After months of hard work and dedication, the young men of ACE training can truly say that the sacrifice pays off. Having the opportunity to workout indoors avoiding the goofy weather of the Northeastern region during the Winter and Spring seasons is truly beneficial. The results are real based off of post season accolades received by many. They really saw their game improve...They discovered what the name A.C.E. really stands for...ATHLETES CREATING EXCELLENCE!

And create excellence they did! Good luck to those still playing(Finish Strong) and congrats to the others on a great 2014 season!

If you or someone you know is interested in improving this offseason go to http://ace-training.co/training/ and REGISTER NOW! Spaced are limited.

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Pennsylvania Region Lacks "Big Time" Football Talent to Compete in National All-Star Games - Fact or Fiction...Conspiracy?

For years and years the so called "hotbed" of recruiting has been border states such as California, Texas, and Florida. In recent years (IMO), the northeast region and particularly Philadelphia region of the country has produced some very top notch talent on a national level. There are more out there, but just off the top of my head you've got Minnesota Vikings DT, Shariff Floyd, or Atlanta Falcons QB, Matt Ryan to name a couple. Plus, recruiting year after recruiting year for the past couple years, PA has had outstanding players dominating in the college ranks or at the very least playing prominent roles at big time schools.

So...here is my question: Considering the amount of talent represented in the college ranks and in the NFL from the Pennsylvania region. Why is it that other than a sprinkle here or there, none of the exceptional talent is gets selected to play at national showcases? 

Examples: Take a look at the 2013 & 2014 Army All-American Game and Under Armour Rosters. Together these games had about 5 PA players represented and that's out of 200 players. I won't even get started on the lack of players from the cities! This is preposterous!

See for yourself
 2013 Army AA Roster                           2014 Army AA Roster
 2013 Under Armour Roster                           2014 Under Armour Roster

So with all of that being said:
1. Does PA not have ballers on an "All American" level?
2. Has politics completely ruined the selection process?
3. Why aren't PA coaches up in arms about the lack of PA representation?

If someone has the answer to this very complex question, please enlighten us all?

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Who to Look For on the 2014 Camp Circuit: 2015 WR/DB Ahkil Crumpton

Averaging more than 20yds per catch in 2013, West Catholic's WR/DB, Ahkil Crumpton, is no stranger to the big play. Crumpton, an Pennsylvania All-State selection, will be touring the country to show scouts and coaches that his competitive nature and playmaker ability is not something to be passed up on. He will open eyes on the 7on7 and camp circuit this off-season without a doubt.

Check out Ahkil Crumpton's Junior highlights

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Who to Look Out for On the 2014 Camp Circuit: Ryan Whayland (Class of 2015) 6'3 205lb Record Holding QB

Ryan Whayland is 6'3 205 and the Inter-Ac's single season record holder. The 2015 QB is from Episcopal Academy in Newtown, PA, has good size and the arm to match. Keep an eye out for Ryan as he will be spending this off-season showcasing his talents on the 7on7 and camp circuit. Look to see him pull in interest from some 1A & 1AA level schools. Check out Ryan's Junior Highlights: Total Passing Yards 2081 Passing TDs-17