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QB Country: Quarterback Training & Development

QB Country launches summer program for students interested in sports media

Introducing QB Country Media!

Interested in a career in sports media? Love football?

QB Country is excited to team up with Athletes’ Ink to offer aspiring sports journalists a unique training and development program. Like our quarterback training programs, you’ll receive personalized, high-level coaching that will help you pursue your passion, build your skills and open doors to future career opportunities.

The program is open to high school and college students interested in:

  • Sports writing
  • Photography
  • Videography/filmmaking
  • Graphic design
  • Broadcasting
  • Social media

Hone your skills covering QB Country’s rising stars in high school, college and pro football. Learn to create winning content and build a portfolio of published work. You’ll be part of a team of young writers and creatives and work directly with mentors in the sports media industry. Once you complete the program, you’ll have the opportunity to cover special events like the Reese’s Senior Bowl and NFL Pro Day Workouts.

What to Expect

  • Regular assignments related to quarterback training, recruiting, and on-field play
  • Regular review and critique of your work
  • Guidance and feedback from leading sports media experts
  • Regular calls/video meetings with team members across QB Country
  • Opportunity to build relationships and network in the world of sports
  • Opportunity to publish content and build your portfolio
  • Access to special events and programs
  • Be a key member of the QB Country family — even if you don’t throw a football on Friday nights
  • Receive QB Country gear
  • Access to special events

How to Apply
Please email Doug Young at doug@athletes-ink.com by June 7, 2019 with a brief letter of introduction with your name, school, hometown, graduation year and your specific area of interest (select from one or more of the following: sports writing, photography, videography/filmmaking, graphic design, broadcasting, social media). Include any other relevant information about your passion for sports and why you would like to cover football. Feel free to include samples of your work.

Who We’re Looking For
Just like our QBs, we’re looking for young people who are passionate about getting better, working hard, leading and succeeding and who love sports. You should have a basic skill set and ideally some experience (aspiring writers should be able to provide a writing sample, for example), but don’t worry if it’s not perfect or published. QB Country is located in the Southeastern US with locations in Mobile, Birmingham, Atlanta, Charlotte, Dallas, Memphis, Orlando, Nashville, Jackson and New Orleans. You don’t have to live in these cities to participate (some projects can be done remotely), but it will help — and is essential for on-site work like photography and videography.

This opportunity is limited initially to a small group of talented, hungry students who are available for a seven-week summer commitment beginning June 15. Another session will begin in the fall.

Sample Weekly Activities

  • Team meeting (via video conference call)
  • Video press conference (with pro football sportswriter, NFL agent, etc.)
  • Attend/cover quarterback training session in your city
  • Project assignment (examples: Q & A with college coach, highlight video for FBS prospect, podcast with 4-star high school recruit, recap of Manning Passing Academy, etc.)
  • Workshop (examples: “Developing a Successful Social Media Strategy,” “Sports Videography 101,” “Introduction to Podcasting,” “Creating a Winning Resume/Portfolio”)

Cost
$375 tuition for a seven-week summer training program (June 15 – August 4).
Payment and registration due once student has been admitted to program.

Guarantee
If this isn’t one of the best and most valuable learning experiences of your life, we’ll refund your tuition in full.

What Happens Next
Once you’ve submitted your letter of introduction, we will follow-up with you on next steps. This may include a phone or in-person interview and reference check.

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About QB Country
QB Country is the nation’s leading quarterback training and development company. Founded by former Ole Miss quarterback David Morris, QB Country currently trains NFL, college, high school and middle school quarterbacks in ten cities across the Southeast, with headquarters in Mobile, AL. Training focuses on proper footwork, throwing and body mechanics as well as the mental and physical aspects of playing the hardest position in sports. Our goal is to educate quarterbacks on how to play the correct way at game speed. Current QBC trainees include Eli Manning (Giants), Nick Mullens (49ers), AJ McCarron (Raiders), Daniel Jones (Giants), Gardner Minshew (Jaguars), Paxton Lynch (Seahawks), Cooper Rush (Cowboys) Jake Fromm (UGA) and Jake Bentley (South Carolina). QBC has trained three of the past seven FBS National Championship QBs.

About Athletes’ Ink
Athletes’ Ink provides strategic communications and storytelling services to professional athletes and sports brands. Key areas of focus include communication strategy, content development and community engagement. Led by veteran sports communications and brand consultant Doug Young, Athletes’ Ink handles a range of sports communications projects, including websites, blogs, visual storytelling, business and personal writing for NFL and NBA clients, professional coaches and some of the leading sports program providers in the world.

49ers quarterback Nick Mullens and QB Country founder David Morris

 

Questions? Email Doug Young at doug@athletes-ink.com.