Founded by former professional quarterback Cleveland McCoy in 2019, Quarterback Football Training (QBFT; www.qbfootballtraining.com) was established to provide quarterbacks of all ages an outlet to reach their fullest potential on the playing field. What started off as a dream is now a reality. QBFT’s mission is to enhance individual performance by dedicating time and quality quarterback specific workouts to empower success on and off the playing field. McCoy has been coached by some of the more popular names in football today. He and his clinicians are committed to superior development and training for all positions of the game of football and are passionate about enhancing development for all youth football players, regardless of their individual skill level.
Cleveland McCoy is a former, professional quarterback. Raised in South Carolina, he is an alma mater to Baptist Hill High School and South Carolina State University. As someone who is committed and passionate about developing athletes on and off the field; Cleveland started his own business (QBFT) in 2019. Cleveland strives to enhance individual performance that can be applied to team and game situations. He’s been trained by many great coaches on all levels from high school to professional ranks. Cleveland is able to bring personal growth, experience, and valuable life lessons to the program; that translate to everyday life. MYAS (Rising Stars Football Academy) and QBFT have partnered together to establish football opportunities so foundational tools are developed and youth are confident and equipped to perform at their maximum capacity. Athletes will seek gains and accomplish success while working with Coach McCoy.
The MYAS Rising Stars Sport Academy was established in 2019 with the goal of providing young Minnesota community athletes, regardless of their athletic ability, opportunities to train, develop, and enhance their skills at an affordable price. At MYAS, Inc., our mission is to improve the delivery of youth sports services, and we believe the Rising Stars Sports Academy is a wonderful supplement to our foundational offerings of competitive game play through leagues, tournaments, and specialty events.
Over the past two years, MYAS has offered camps, clinics, and additional developmental opportunities in the two major sports we serve, which are baseball and basketball. The MYAS team is excited to add on to our sports academy with the addition of youth football training and development!
The focus of the MYAS Rising Stars Academy is to bring sport specific player development experts to the community athlete so that they are able to receive necessary resources. We are excited to announce our Rising Stars Football Academy Manager, Cleveland McCoy, of Quarterback Football Training (QBFT; www.qbfootballtraining.com). Mr. McCoy is a former professional quarterback, and his passion and commitment to developing community athletes make him a perfect fit. Cleveland started his own business, QBFT, in 2019. From his business and past Parks & Rec professional experience, he has crafted a foundational program to enhance confidence and maximize capacity of performance from each player.
The initial offering through the *NEW* Rising Stars Football Academy, presented by QBFT, will be two seven-week camps throughout the winter. The academy is structured for 3rd-5th and 6th-8th graders. Athletes will receive speed and agility training, football positional coaching, offense vs defense 1-on-1’s, and pass game repetition in 4v4 and 7v7 formats.
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Minnesota Youth Athletic Services, Inc. (MYAS; www.myas.org) originated in 1991 as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to improving and enhancing youth sports programs and services (leagues, tournaments, events, training/development, and educational offerings and resources) for Minnesota’s youth athletes, coaches, parents, officials/umpires, and parent-volunteer athletic associations. Today, the MYAS is Minnesota's largest multi-sport organization and acts as a central clearinghouse for youth sports with more than 150,000 kids participating in programs and services each year. The MYAS is committed to providing a safe, positive, and productive experience for today’s youth athletes.
In 2019, the MYAS launched the Rising Stars Sports Academy (www.mnrisingstars.org) as an affordable option to fulfill training and development needs for the entire youth sports community. The Rising Stars Minnesota portfolio includes coach and player development, training and skills camps, leagues, player evaluations, tryout evaluations, and skills challenges for all skill levels in the sports of basketball, baseball and now football.