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Terry Copacia, Director
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An update on one of your former attendees. Austin Ernst of Cincinnati is a frosh qb at nationally ranked Ohio Dominican University. Ernst is a scholarship player and has made the travel squad as a true frosh. He owes a lot to your schools from the footwork , fundamentals and the mental approach he learned at All State QB School. Thank you for providing such a strong teaching qb school and allowing our son to exceed his goals.
Eric Ernst (dad of Austin)
Coach Copacia pushed me past what I thought I could do because he believed in me and knew I could always go farther and be better. He motivated me with inspirational stories, positive thinking, and instilled leadership qualities beyond technique that I needed as a quarterback, so that I believed in myself and my abilities. He committed himself to me, and truly was invested in my success, week by week, game by game. He is a great coach and role model. He taught me not only how to be a better quarterback but also how to be a better human being.
Nick Rao - Quarterback Birmingham Brother Rice HS / Birminghan Michigan
I wanted to thank you for the coaching and guidance you provided my son, Nate Gaggin over the past six years. Quite simply, working with you and utilizing your teachings since he was 12, Nate was able to enjoy a most remarkable HS QB career:
- 1st Team All-State by the Associated Press and the Detroit News (12th)
- All-East Team-quarterback by Detroit News (12th)
- M-Live East Dream Team 1st Team quarterback (12th)
- MIAC Conference MVP (12th)
- 1st Team All-Conference – MIAC (10th, 11th, 12th)
- Team MVP (10th, 11th, 12th)
- Set all University Liggett School passing records (9th-12th)
- Led team to three consecutive State Playoff appearances (10th, 11th, 12th)
Nate (University Liggett High School) was able to start all four years of his HS career at QB and passed for 6,539 yards and 75 TDs. He averaged nearly 200 yards passing per game. He also rushed for more than 2,000 yards and 30 TDs (1,000 yard season his senior year which he credits to your foot work drills for the ability to evade the rush).
Nate began working with you when was 12 and your program formed the foundation for his technique, foot-work, and ability to play the position. He embraced not just the technical things you taught, but the personal development side as well. You taught him to take responsibility for the team's performance and to persevere through mistakes and challenges, while demonstrating poise and humility. You were, and always will be, his QB coach.
I couldn't recommend a better coach for the QB position than you. Thank you again for all you've done for Nate.
My best regards,
Brian Gaggin (Grosse Pointe, Michigan)
"The Terry Copacia All State Quarterback camp is a must for every Quarterback, young or old - no matter what level you are at. First and foremost, Terry was a Quarterback himself and speaks the Quarterback language. If you are looking to put your son in a camp that will ignite the Quarterback fire inside of him, Terry's is the camp. From the fundamentals to building a young man’ confidence in the position, your son will come home a different kid. Terry doesn't just teach Quarterbacking, he teaches old school respect for parents, coaches, and people in general. He is a “man molder”. Having played Quarterback myself at the college level, I recognize that Terry can Coach at any level. You will never outgrow what Terry can teach you. I only wish I had the benefit of a Coach like Terry when I was growing up.
My son tutored under Terry in group settings as well as privately. I can boast like those fathers that make everyone around them sick to listen to about the success my son had at the high school level but I will simply say my son had a very successful high school career. I know that much of that success is attributable to Terry. As a Quarterback myself, when I began searching for camps for my son to go to, I looked for "The Best". Isn't that what we all want for our kids? I took him all over the country, QBU, Steve Clarkson, QBR, several big name University Camps with hundreds of college coaches in attendance and even the Elite 11. The true testament to Terry comes when I ask my son Sean who he felt was the best Quarterback camp he attended and Terry's name at the top of that list. The old saying is you get what you pay for. From the Quarterback to the man I have in my son, I owe Terry a lot more than I paid."
Patrick Charette - Proud father of Sean Charette - Quarterback - Grand Valley State University
“At Lake Orion High School, our success depends greatly on our quarterback play. For years, a major part in the development of our quarterbacks has been their work with Terry Copacia and his staff at their All-State Quarterback Camps. As the head coach and offensive coordinator, I enjoy going and watching Terry and his staff work so I can continually learn how to better coach my quarterbacks.
Terry’s fundamental and no nonsense approach to the position helps teach my quarterbacks how to prepare, how to lead and gives them the confidence and muscle memory in their fundamentals to be great. As a father, watching my son improve as a quarterback and a leader through Terry’s camps is something that I will be forever grateful for. We are fortunate to have such a great resource for the development of our quarterbacks. The All-State Quarterback is and always will be a part of my off-season training for our quarterbacks. Thank you Terry for the job you do for our kids.“
Chris Bell - Head Football Coach - Lake Orion High School
After my first season playing quarterback as a freshman in high school, I knew I wanted to continue to play and be competitive at the position. My dad signed me up for one of Terry Copacia's camps, and after the first session I had already learned so much. We went over everything from footwork, to motion and release, to drop-backs, to throw varieties, and so on. I knew he was someone who could help me become a much better quarterback, so throughout high school I participated in several camps run by Terry. He was also available to work with me in a one-on-one session to help with even more detailed parts of my game.
My dad and high school coach, John Callahan, each had their major parts in my success, but if I had not learned what I did from Terry I would not have achieved what I was able to achieve. I started as a Division 1 quarterback at Eastern Michigan and as a senior at Grand Valley State. After college I was able to be the offensive coordinator and quarterback of the Polish league champion Gdynia Seahawks.
Thank you for everything, Terry. I would not have been the quarterback I was without all of your help.
Kyle McMahon - Eastern Michigan University, Grand Valley State University
“I am a former D1 Football player and Varsity High School coach. At a young age, my son developed an interest in the quarterback position. I was a former linebacker and didn’t know the intricacies of the quarterback position. My son, Justin Allor, began attending Terry Copacia’s QB camps at the age of 10. I knew how important it was that he learn proper mechanics at young age versus retraining poor habits later in life. I credit much of my son’s success to sound fundamentals acquired at Terry Copacia’s QB camps and private lessons with Terry.
Thank you Terry and staff.”
Also, Justin just asked me to also tell you, Thank you!!
Jeffrey Allor - Rochester, Michigan
Just wanted to give you an update on my son and his new position. First time quarterback Cody White (Freshman, Walled Lake Western) just threw for 247 yards tonight and had 2 touchdowns dropped. Would have had a 300 yard game without the drops. His accuracy was very good and he only missed 1 throw in the short to intermediate range. Curls, Digs, Posts, Fades, Flats, throws on the run...
You gave him a base of drills, throwing techniques and overall quarterbacking fundamentals to build on last spring/summer and for the third straight week, he has played his best game of the season.
He is now over 1,000 yards passing for the season in 7 games so far on his freshman team at Walled Lake Western.
Sheldon White - Vice President of Pro Personnel - Detroit Lions, Inc
Trevor Harris Testimonials
"Growing up, I always imagined myself in the back yard playing for an NFL team. I always set it as a goal and wanted to reach the professional level. I always wondered what it would take to reach that level. I found out that it takes more than grunt work and getting your elbows dirty. I found that the most important thing for me to do was to train properly and pay attention to the fine details of being a great quarterback. That is precisely what I got when I started to train with Coach Terry Copacia at the All State Quarterback School. Training with Coach Copacia took me to the next level and allowed my mechanics and footwork to be second to none. You can have all the talent or not much talent, and Coach Copacia will tremendously improve your footwork and help you start spinning the ball off your hand! I found benefits in the mental part, hand placement, accuracy, ball security, quickness of my feet, and attitude about being the leader of a team. Coach Copacia does not just stop at throwing the football. He truly covers everything about quarterbacking except for your own personal team playbook! My footwork drills that I learned with Coach Copacia are still being done by me each week and I'm in my 4th year of professional ball. Through years of Collegiate, NFL, UFL, Arena League, and CFL experience, I am yet to work with someone so intricate and detail oriented in terms of throwing the football. No matter what your skill level is, I would strongly suggest attending All State Quarterback School with Coach Copacia. As quarterbacks, we are never done learning or progressing. Training with Coach Copacia will do nothing but make you a better overall quarterback and sharpen your skills that you already have. I am very thankful for my relationship with Coach and look forward to continuing to learn from and train with him in the future!"
Trevor Harris - former Quarterback for the Jacksonville Jaguars / Current Quarterback for the Toronto Argonauts
Picture from when he was the Quarterback for the Jacksonville Jaguars
This is an update for you on one of your past students. Junior QB Austin Ernst of Cincinnati Archbishop McNicholas played QB and safety as a sophomore on McNick's 2010 Greater Catholic League champs; Ohio regional and state final four team. Recently he was invited to participate in the US Army National combine in San Antonio in 2012. This season he earned first team GCL and led the GCL Central division in passing. He was 3rd in the ESPN Elite 11 QB skills comp./ranked 7th overall as a sophomore at the regional camp at Ohio State last May. He is an honor student, student council member and school ambassador at MHS and has performed well over 100 hours of community service through MHS. Austin attended the HOBY leadership week at Miami University, Oxford Ohio this past summer. He also is the point guard on the hoops team at 6' 1" 180 lbs.
He is getting college interest for football and wanted me to tell you thanks for teaching him the fundamental steps to becoming a better QB. He said he learned how to think like a quarterback at your camps.
He has recently worked with a long time NFL QB and he told Austin his footwork was very good and wondered who taught him that-Terry Copacia of course.
Thank you for helping Austin achieve his goals."
"Dear Coach Copacia... with the thousands of kids you have helped over the years, I wouldn't expect that you would remember my son Kyle Weninger:
(from Kenston High School in NE Ohio and an 8th grader when he went to his first camp at Canton Hoover, when Mike Fischer was the senior QB at Kenston. We also drove up to Michigan when he was a freshman to spend a one on one day with you where you gave him personal instruction and then to four more of your camps.)
Well he graduated this month and although he did not play as a junior, he had a very nice senior year and was offered 7 seven DII scholarships. He didn't like any of the schools, (small and remote) so he'll be playing DIII in Washington DC which he's excited about. Thanks again for all the years of great instruction, and I'm confident it will serve him well as he plays in college.
Best to you and your family and much continued success in all you do Coach!"
Ernst Weninger - Ohio
Let me start off telling you that my son participated in your football camp back in June at Texas A&M Consolidated High School. I don't expect you to remember us, as I know that you see many, many young men and their dads through the year. My son was one of the youngest in the camp and probably the second or third shortest. On the second day, as we were walking across the street to the field, I stopped you to thank you for what you were doing and told you that it was the best $185 I'd ever spent.
Justin had never played football before he tried out for the seventh grade team. He wanted to be a quarterback and was selected to the "C" team as the starting QB. By the end of the season, his attitude had let him fall and he ended the season as the "C" team back-up. That's not exactly what I had in mind for him. That's when I found your website. I signed him up and we attended. You changed his attitude, his ability, and his life. He walks with his head up now, he has confidence in himself. We just found out today that he made "B" team for the eighth grade. We don't know yet if he will be the starter, but, he and I both agree that it is not important. He is so proud of himself for moving forward, I am very proud of what he has accomplished and I thank you for helping make that happen.
I just want you to know that what you are doing is making a difference in people's lives. Some you may never know about, but, I wanted to make sure that you know about this one. Thank you again and I look forward to seeing you next year."
Ronnie Kmiec - Tomball, TX
"I wanted to touch base with you and thank you again for your efforts with Sam Pearce. We ended up moving to Nobleville, IN and he has won the starting position on the varsity squad and looks fantastic. He went to FBU and I was told by Mike Kruzcek (former offensive coordinator with the Cardinals) that he had the fewest flaws of any sophomore they had seen this year.
He has worked hard on what you taught him and the difference is unbelievable. Thanks for your expertise and coaching style. You have made a tremendous difference in his life!"
Mike Pearce - Noblesville, IN
"My son attended your QB school and I would like to take this opportunity to extend our sincere thanks. He is having some real success both on and off the field and we believe (my son and I both) that your school has had a lot to do with this. He attended your school. He came out a different player. He especially grew from your leadership development segments. He now knows the expectations of his teammates, his coaches and the community. Of course the technical skills have paid off as well.
Most importantly, you impacted his character. While he has always been respectful, he seems to better understand the impact. He handles himself differently, and in a more mature manner. Your words impacted him.
In conclusion, I thank you so much for your dedication, passion and teaching skills. It has really impacted his life as a player and most importantly, as an individual.
Thanks for making a difference!"
We came down to the Canton Camp for two years (couldn't make it this year because of commitments) from Toronto - the only Canadian kid in your camp! Alex came to you in July of 2007 to learn how to play quarterback the proper way - you taught him and he worked hard at it - listening to everything you talked about and putting in the training time. He has transferred to Riverside Military Academy in Gainsville Georgia to play his Senior year in the United States (his dream). He just e-mailed me to tell me he has won the starting quarterback role for the Riverside Eagles for the 2009 season - very exciting.
I just want to thank you for teaching and powerful influence on my son. As a young Christian man trying to do the right thing you made it easy for him to follow his faith and his dream of competing against the best. It was truly a "God-thing " that we found you and your camp and I want to let you know you are appreciated."
Thank you again,
Greg O'Donnell - Toronto, Canada
Craig Krenzel Testimonial
There's no doubt that the reason I've had the opportunity to be here and play at this level is because of what Terry Copacia taught me. He pushed me to be my best. He taught me the fundamentals of quarterbacking and reading defenses and how to handle yourself on the field.
Through my experiences with Coach Copacia, I have developed the skills that are required to play college and professional football. The importance of the drills learned in this camp cannot be stressed enough even at the college level.
NFL Quarterback, Cincinnati Bengals (2005) & Chicago Bears (2004)
Former Ohio State Quarterback
2004 MVP Fiesta Bowl
2003 MVP Fiesta Bowl
2003 Academic All-American
2003 Vincent DePaul Draddy Award
College Football's Top Scholar Athlete
aka: 'Academic Heisman'
2002 Undefeated (14-0) National Champions
2002 2nd Team All-Big Ten