Hard to believe it is that time of the year already but the Boys of Fall are already back working. And the camp that produced many of the best Quarterbacks in the Northwest last season it back!
This Sunday Coach John Charles brings back his Air One Football Academy and in 2013 he is expecting bigger and better things. And all of you are invited to come and get to work!
This is a 4 Star Camp in the Pacific Northwest and known for smaller group sessions and top notch instructional work. All the kids will get more skill training and reps here then anywhere else in our experience.
“This year we enter a new era. The same great camps we have had but we have added some new positional coaches that the kids will get to learn from and they are going to love what we have in store. We are really excited to have a new facility to use out at Parkrose High School. We are working with some first time kids and some real future stars. The work is going down here and our focus is one to one attention with each kid to make them the best they can be,” said Charles.
Coach Charles is the one QB Coach in the entire Region who is a true All American. His Collegiate and High School records still stand and he has worked with some of the best QB’s in the Region as well as being a private QB Coach for players at some of the Premier High Schools in the West. This is a guy who is paid to fly and work with guys on the bubble of being future NFL players.
Right here in the Pacific Northwest we have a real gem. If your kid is a QB or an aspiring QB here is a Coach with a few loyal student athletes that he is molding into a premier group of gunslingers.
Think of other camps and many times you will see anywhere from 30 to upwards of 100 QB’s out there. And if your a High School guy you better make sure your Coach is there for you when the Coaches call. We saw Charles put his entire weight behind a few QB’s last season and he was there for them no matter what they needed. That was refreshing.
If your a Wide Receiver, Defensive Back, Tight End, or Running Back get out to Camp as well. You will be Coached by some of the very best. That will include Collegiate and NFL guys including these gentlemen who many of you will recognize.
CONNOR KAVANAUGH – QUARTERBACK INSTRUCTOR
High School career:
Lincoln High School: 2004-2007
In his first season as a starting quarterback at Lincoln High School in Portland,Kavanaugh lead the Cardinals to the state championship game, passing for more than 3,416 yards andrushing for more than 400 yardswhile accounting for 44 touchdowns in 2005. The junior was namedFirst-Team All-State and State Offensive Player of the Year. As a senior,Kavanaugh was named Oregon 6A first-team All-State as a senior after throwing for 3,283 yards and 34 touchdowns. Finishedwith 6,821 yards passingand 72 touchdowns in his high school career… also rushed for 965 yards and 13 touchdowns in three seasons. Named 2007 OregonGatorade Player of the Year and the MVP of the 2007 Les Schwab Bowl. Kavanaugh was also an First-TeamAll-Conference basketball player and a state qualifer in the 300m hurdles as a senior for the Cardinals. In 2007, Kavanaughaccepted a scholarship to play football for the Portland State Vikings.
Portland State: 2008-2011
Connor proved his worth in 22 games as a starter, finishing with 3,253 passing yards, 1,959 rushing yards and accounted for 33 touchdowns. Finished Honorable-Mention All Big Sky Conferencein 2010 as a junior. In 2011, Kavanaugh lead the Vikings to a 7-4 record throwing for 1,628 yards and rushing for 1,060 yards. Kavanaugh recieved the National Player of the Week award after rushing for 212 yards on 12 carries with 4 touchdowns versus Idaho State. Kavanaugh finished his Portland State career as the Big Sky Conference leading rusher for a quarterback in a season with1,060 yardsand a career with 1,959 yards.
Connor graduated in 2012 with a Business Finance degree and has accepted a job at Mass Mutual Financial as a financial representative in Portland.
DAMON GRIFFIN – WR, DB & SPEED INSTRUCTOR
High School career:
Monrovia High School:
At just 5’9 and 140 pounds in high school, Damon was a student athlete with big hopes and dreams for a teenager of his stature. If his build weren’t a big enough obstacle, he played for Monrovia High School- a lower division school with a combined winning record of 8-12 his senior year. Needless to say, recruiters weren’t knocking down his door, but he knew if university coaches saw his ability, he would win their confidence. It wasn’t until he played a team with a roster filled with All-American athletes, that his talents were noticed. Fortunately, the best game of his high school career was also the day that college recruiters were in attendance. Immediately following that game, He began receiving calls from various universities, ultimately receiving a scholarship from the University of Oregon.
University of Oregon: 1994-1998
Honors: 2-Time All-Pac 10 Wide Receiver
4 year NFL Career: 1999-2002
San Francisco 49ers, Cincinnati Bengals, St Louis Rams (Superbowl Champions)
Boise State Graduate Assistant: 2009-2011
In his two years on the coaching staff, he had a 26-1 record, and became the 2010 BCS Fiesta Bowl Champions and 2011 Las Vegas Bowl Champions.
Damon owns and operates Integrity Sports Recruiting. His objective is to give an opportunity to student-athletes who have what he calls the “full package”: a high passion for sports, great character, athletic ability, and good grades. With those intangibles, that increases the athletes ability to receive partial or full scholarships.
For more information: www.myintegritysports.com
JASON PABILLANO – WR, DB & SPEED INSTRUCTOR
High School Career:
Fort Vancouver High School: 2000-2003
GSHL 1st Team All league DB/WR/PR 2002, 2003
National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame-Scholar Athlete 2003
Arena Football League: LA Avengers 2009
Northwest Football League: 2005
Portland Football League: 2010 to current
Personal Trainer Certifications:
International Sports Science Association…National Council of Strength and Fitness
National Academy of Sports Medicine…24 hour Fitness Personal Trainer (2000+ hours served)…CPR Certification
USA Football Certification
Strength Performance…Stablization Endurance,Core, Balance, Reaction
Speed, Agility, Quickness…Youth Fitness Development…Mental Development
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John Charles Himself has a Resume that would take to long to repeat. It is let’s just say unrivaled.
John was a featured Coach at the Nike NFTC Camps this past season working with the best Quarterbacks in the Nation and Nike’s Premier camp!
But here is a Taste:
In his 2 years at Portland State, he completed 63.9 percent of his passes and went 326 of 510 for 5,389 yards and 65 touchdowns against only 19 interceptions. He finished his Portland State career with an efficiency rating of 183.4…The first player in Western Football
Conference history to be named player of the year twice… Completed 33-40 passes with 444 yards and 3 touchdowns to upset 16thranked Boise state University…first player in conference history to be named player of the week four times in one season, three weeks in a row, seven times in two seasons…named Sports Illustrated national player of the week in 1991…named national player of the week twice in 1992 with USA Today and Sports Illustrated… honored by NCAA for winning total offense national title in 1992…passed for three touchdowns or more in 17 of 18 starts the past two seasons, three or more touchdowns in every game… Oregon Banquet Of Champions finalist two years in a row…finalist for the prestigious Harlon Hill Award (Division II’s equivalent of the Heisman Trophy). Despite wrist injury and 8 games, he finished third in balloting with 106 points and 13 first place votes…completed a perfect sweep of NCAA All-America First Teamsby being selected to theUSA Today All-America Team,Kodak/American Football Coaches Association, andAssociated Press All-America Teams…He was one of five National Jefferson Award winners for Public Service in 1993. Winners receive a Bronze medallion from the Franklin Mint in Washington, D.C. and also published with the American Institute for Public Service in Washington, D.C.
And our staff will make it out there as well. We are looking for talent and covering the camp for Rivals.com; the nations Largest High School Sports Websites. Also for any of you that need your story told, have questions, or need your folm reviewed or a Head Shot…well let’s just say that is all on the house!
OK so Sunday- Almost Any Sunday you can make it out and get in on the Training by Air One Football!
Get to Camp and Get Better-
About the AuthorDirk Knudsen
Dirk is a lifelong resident of the Pacific NW; athlete and Merit scholar. He runs camps, clinics, and has been a sports writer and analyst for nearly a decade now; mostly with Rivals.com as the editor of OregonPreps and WashingtonPreps.com. Dirk is the founder of NWPR & BrainChampions.org; a charity for injured athletes suffering from Brain Trauma / Concussion. He is a father of three and married.