BATON ROUGE, Louisiana — QBA is excited to announce the launch of a camp series catering to Receivers.
Introducing WRA Receiver Academy. Same high standards, same great training. Now for QBs and their Receivers.
Leading the Academy in the addition of WRA camps is a name familiar to those close to Division-1 football, DJ McCarthy.
“We’re very excited to add DJ McCarthy to our coaching staff,” said QBA founder Darin Slack. “DJ brings a wealth of next-level experience and knowledge in receiver play that will raise the skill level of receivers and tight ends all over the nation.”
The addition of McCarthy and the WRA camp series makes the Academy the nation’s undisputed leader in training for offensive skill positions.
It also creates a platform to expand the E4 and Receivers’ Edge systems in development by Academy coaches in recent years.
“I’m totally excited to join the Academy,” McCarthy said. “I’ve been to youth camps and being a guy who recruits all over the country, I see a lot of kids who are underdeveloped or under-coached. To become a part of getting those guys ready to go at an earlier age, I’m excited about that.”
McCarthy has won NCAA national championships both as a player for Washington, and as the Receivers Coach for LSU.
“I’m one of few people who’s been fortunate enough to have an opportunity to win a national championship as a player and as a coach,” McCarthy said. “I know what it takes to be winner on the field and in life. My passion is developing better receivers, but also helping them become better people off the field too.”
- Washington: Bachelor’s Degree, 1994
- LSU: Receivers Coach, Kick / Punt Returners Coach, 2007-2009
Bowl game victories: 2007 BCS National Championship, 2008 Chick-Fil-A Bowl championship
Coached three All-SEC Receivers in a span of three seasons: Early Doucet, Brandon Lafell, Terrence Tolliver
- UCLA: Receivers Coach, Kick / Punt Returners Coach, 2006-2007
- Central Florida: Receivers Coach, Kick / Punt Returners Coach, 2004-2005
- Nevada: Receivers Coach, Punt Returners Coach, 2000-2004
- Oakland Raiders: Coaches Assistant – Defensive Backs, 1998-2000
“Three things sold me on the Academy,” McCarthy said. “One, Darin Slack and QBA worked with our QB, Matt Flynn, when LSU won the national championship in 2007. To watch him develop over the summer and take us to the national championship, I was sold on QBA right there.
“Two, the quality of the men I’ll be working with. It’s not just about wins and losses, it’s about developing young men as well. My job is not just to make guys better players on the field, but to make them better people off the field.
“Three, there’s really nothing out there like this to make receivers better from junior high up to some college and pro receivers I’ve coached in the past who want to get back to form just before they go into training camp.”
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