Each year, more and more of these outstanding young men train at MQA. Like Sean White, who won the NIKE Elite 11 competition, was MVP at the Under Armor All Star game and attends Auburn on a full Football scholarship. And Peyton Bender, who set school records at Cardinal Gibbons and is now on scholarship for the Washington State Cougars. And Wade Freebeck, who trained with MQA while at St. Thomas Aquinas, and now attends Vanderbilt on a football scholarship. Dwyer HS Daniel Parr, who has trained with Ken Mastrole since the 8th grade has lead his team to a State Championship and was honored as the 2013 Florida Player of the Year.
A training program, designed by Ken Mastrole, to provide high school quarterbacks the necessary instruction and evaluations to maximize potential while accomplishing personal as well as team goals. Each year we train and evaluate hundreds of quarterbacks not just in Florida but also across the country. Our network of college coaches and reputation has been built on our quarterback development success at the high school level.
MQA has produced over 55 collegiate quarterbacks in the last 5 years. In 2014, Ken Mastrole trained 14 quarterbacks that signed football scholarships. All 14 had spent 3 plus years within the MQA system. Quarterback Daniel Parr, Dwyer HS & FAU commit, trained with MQA since his 8th grade year. Parr went on to win a state championship in 2013 and Florida 6A-8A player of the year. 2017 quarterbacks Toddy Centeio (Royal Palm Beach HS) and Jake Allen (Cardinal Gibbons HS) have already received scholarship offers and are starting at the varsity level as freshman and sophomores. Both quarterbacks are training year round with Ken Mastrole and have developed into major college prospects through he MQA system.
Our systematic approach is unmatched. We provide a unique evaluation, training, development, and exposure program that has generated over 8 million dollars in scholarship money as well as produced hundreds of starting quarterbacks at the high school level. We use a proven model testing core competencies. We provide a qualitative and quantitative analysis for quarterbacks and parents. This allows the athlete to compare himself on a high school national average (for quarterbacks we have worked with and tested). For example we have developed a series of tests for throwing mechanics, ball velocity, release times, foot speed, flexibility, and decision-making. Our testing provides the most accurate and realistic evaluation for the quarterback, parent, and potential college coach.
The class of 2014 for Mastrole Quarterback Academy was the best quarterback class in the Nation. Sean White (University School) was named Nike Elite 11 & The Opening MVP, Under Armour All-American, Under Armour Game MVP, All State, and signed with Auburn University. Peyton Bender (Cardinal Gibbons HS) set multiple season and career passing records for his high school and now is competing for the starting job at Washington State University. Wade Freebeck (St. Thomas Aquinas HS) signed his letter of intent with Vanderbilt University and has started as a true freshman for the commodores. Blake Sims is an excellent example of how MQA develops quarterbacks mentally and physically. After spending 3 years as a backup to AJ McCarron, Blake was a Senior and finally ready to compete for the Crimson Tide’s starting QB. The level of competition at the position was quickly elevated when a highly touted transfer, who just missed winning the job over Heisman Trophy winner Jameis Winston, arrived on campus. Here is a time line of Blake’s progress and success after winning the starting QB job at Alabama.
On March 15th, 2014 Spring had begun with Sims returning from a week of intense work on the field and in the film room with private QB coach Ken Mastrole in South Florida
On April 5th, 2014 Senior quarterback Blake Sims led the offense with 227 yards while completing 70 percent of his passes (16 of 23) and tossing two touchdowns
June 2014 Sims heads back to Florida to work with Ken Mastrole. Their focus: Balance, alignment, stroke path, and breathing. This combined with a heavy dose of film study, understanding the dynamics of a west coast offense and how to “learn” and not memorize a playbook.
July 2014 Sims spend one more week with coach Mastrole prior to the start of fall camp. Fine tuning, understanding emotional IQ, video analysis, and film study where the final pieces before returning to Tuscaloosa. http://espn.go.com/college-football/story/_/id/11619467/blake-sims-had-many-guiding-hands-road-becoming-alabama-crimson-tide-quarterback
August 30th, 2014– Alabama vs. West Virginia: The University of Alabama’s Blake Sims set Crimson Tide records for completions and attempts by a quarterback in a starting debut game.
September 20th, 2014– Alabama vs. Florida: Sims completed 23 of 33 passes on the afternoon and his 445 yards through the air ranks second on the Alabama single-game passing yards list behind Scott Hunter’s 484-yard performance against Auburn in 1969.
November 4th, 2014– Quarterback Blake Sims was selected as one of 16 semifinalists for the 2014 Davey O’Brien National Quarterback Award, the Davey O’Brien Foundation
The 100 plus hours Ken Mastrole and Blake Sims spent together from before spring football to the start of the 2014 season was an accelerated mental and technique driven program that has been the recipe for success with other quarterbacks that have trained with MQA.
EJ Manual’s rise from the 9th rated quarterback in the 2013 NFL draft to the 1st selected QB (Buffalo Bills/ 1st Round/16th overall)
January 7th, 2013- EJ Manuel begins training with private QB coach Ken Mastrole. Rated the #9th quarterback in the draft Manuel prepares for the upcoming Senior Bowl in Mobile, Alabama.
January 26th, 2013– Manuel propelled his South squad to a 21-16 victory on Saturday with two touchdowns, securing Most Outstanding Player honors in the process. Manuel starts his rise up the draft boards
February 25th, 2014- NFL Combine; EJ Manuel is named one of the top performers at the NFL combine in Indianapolis. 4.56 in the 40, 34 inch vertical, 118 inch broad jump, 7.08 in the 3 cone, 4.21 20 yd shuttle, and an exceptional throwing workout for during routes on air. Manuel continues to climb the boards and impress scouts with his on field performance as well as off field interviews. The off field X’s & O’s, film study, and interview prep process with coach Ken Mastrole is paying dividends immediately with NFL scouts and personnel.
March 20th, 2013- Ken Mastrole conducts EJ Manuel’s Pro Day at Florida State University where he solidifies himself as one of the top quarterbacks in the draft with a 67 for 69 completions-attempts throwing workout in front of over 100 NFL coaches, scouts, and personnel. Mike Mayock of NFL Network praises the coordination and execution of the workout.
April 25th, 2013- EJ Manuel, waiting patiently in the Green Room at New York’s Music City Hall hears his name called by the Buffalo Bills in the 1st Round (16th overall) and the biggest riser in the draft steps on stage to greet the commissioner. http://miamiherald.typepad.com/hssports/2013/05/mastrole-elevates-ej-manuel-to-1st-round-selection.html
In 2014, Mastrole continued with first round quarterbacks when he took over the Pre NFL draft training for Louisville star quarterback Teddy Bridgewater. Mastrole organized private workouts in South Florida, while training Bridgewater, for several NFL teams. The most important, the Minnesota Vikings, would go on and draft their quarterback of the future in the first round (32nd overall). Mastrole was also responsible for the most decorated quarterback in Clemson football history Tajh Boyd. Boyd’s Pro Day was recognized, in 2013, as one of the best orchestrated Pro Day’s by Media and NFL Scouts. Boyd executed almost a flawless workout with only one incompletion in 68 throws.
Ken Mastrole provides many of today’s college, professional, and high school quarterbacks the opportunity to sharpen and mold their fundamentals, mechanics, and mental toughness year round. Jake Rudock of Iowa and Brandon Doughty of Western Kentucky are spending a morning with coach Mastrole sharpening areas of their footwork and mechanics that will help provide them with the edge to master their respected craft.
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It took almost 100 hours of intense field training, film study, and mental development to mold an unfinished product in Alabama quarterback Blake Sims. Mastrole who has coached some of the top quarterbacks at the collegiate level as well as the last two years of first round NFL quarterbacks selected designed a program that best fit Sims.
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