QuarterBacks and Receivers

          Personalized quarterback instruction is the staple to every great quarterback or receiver’s development. These lessons create an environment for players to learn at their own pace, helping them to better understand the position and the game as a whole. When it comes to player development, details of the passing game, and absolute results, the Gunslinger Academy is in a league of it’s own. Coach Colston has tutored more than 175 of Knoxville’s top gunslingers as well as over 500 quarterbacks from around the country that have participated in the “Gunslinger QB Challenge”.

A partnership with “Grade A Sports Performance” here in Knoxville, TN is a great opportunity for WR’s to prepare and train like the pros! Penny Smith has been part of 3 State Championship teams. Two back to back as a Quarterback at Fulton HS (2011 & 2012), and one as a coach (2021 Powell Panthers). His transition to the WR position in college was instrumental in developing his knowledge of the game. His creativity and energy during his sessions has already changed the trajectory of the skills development here in Knoxville!

    If your son has the drive and interest in playing Quarterback or Receiver at the NEXT LEVEL, The Gunslinger Academy is the experience you’re looking for!


training with a purpose

Time put into preparing for camps and combines are generally the difference in receiving offers in June and July or waiting till December. These events require players to compete one on one versus some of the best talent from around the country. Scholarships are earned and players discovered during these important "interviews"! Jordan Matthews had 0 scholarship offers and was a 2 star recruit prior to his Senior day visit to Vanderbilt University. Four years later he was 1st Team All-SEC, 3rd Team All-American and a 2nd round pick in the 2014 NFL draft to the Philadelphia Eagles. His preparation on releases and detailed route running allowed him to showcase his skills, earn a scholarship, and play in the NFL for 8 years.

  • Proper Stance – Footwork
  • Throwing Mechanics – Pocket Mobility
  • Drop Depth – Chalk Talk
  • Coverage Read & Recognition 
  • Routes vs Air – 1on1’s – Pass Skelly

Becoming the complete qb

Learn over 30 drops and movements that will transition directly to the game, no matter your age!

  • Under Center and Shotgun
  • Inside and Outside the pocket
  • Escapes and Extending the Play
  • How to move the defense
  • Stance & Start – Cone Drills   
  • Ball Drills – Foot Speed
  • Catching –  Sticks – Top of Route
  • Balance – Speed Cuts
  • Routes vs Coverage
  • Double Moves
  • Multiple Release Tech vs Coverage


Learn to Recognize and Attack the Tendencies of Zone, Man, and Combo Coverage.

Camp Prep

Sooner or later, it’s gonna be you and him, 1 on 1, with a scholarship on the line…Being prepared and lining up with confidence is the key to success in that moment! 


Accountability / Mental Toughness / Desire / Drive / Competitiveness / Perseverance / Focus / Passion / Dedication Perception / Preparedness / Attitude / Belief / Character / Confidence / Trust

Have Questions? No Problem!

If you have any questions about any of our Camps, Competitions, or Private 1on1 Instruction, Don’t hesitate to ask us!

To the right is the request form where you can submit your request.