Dave is available to give individual lessons to QB's 13 and up. Dave tailors his lessons to the ability of each individual. The same points of fundamentals are used with each quarterback, but the path to improvement for each individual is set per the evaluation Dave makes of each and every quarterback.
Dave has found it more effective to teach quarterbacks from 10-12 years of age in a group setting of 2 or more.
Individual lessons start at $50 per hour. Contact Dave for group lesson rates.
Andrew Hearon, Metro Christian Academy and Carnegie Mellon University: "Coach Rader has been vital in my progress as a QB. Not only did he help to improve my mechanics, his encouragement strengthened my confidence."
The University of Tulsa
Coach Rader was the Head Coach at the University of Tulsa for 12 seasons.
Coach Rader has coached 7 quarterbacks that furthered their careers to the NFL.
Brodie Croyle was a 3rd Round pick by the Kansas City Chiefs. Brodie had this to say about Coach Rader: "Coach Rader definitely helped prepare me for the NFL. His emphasis on drills, fundamentals, and mental preparation allowed me to be in better position to transition to the NFL."
Gus Frerotte played 15 seasons in the NFL. Gus: "Coach Rader prepared me both mentally and physically for the NFL with his emphasis on fundamentals, teaching the game, and encouraging me to improve everyday."
Football Position Lessons
Not everyone plays quarterback, yet individual tutoring on a specific position can be beneficial, as well. For instance a wide receiver who learns to better run routes and/or catch the ball will only add to the success of his team. A tight end would compliment his team in the same way with the same skill improvement, and would increase his ability to succeed by use of proper steps.
A punter who is consistent makes a good defense even better. Dave is available to teach proper punting techniques which includes, drop, steps, timing, accuracy, as well as consistency.
Individual lessons start at $50 per hour. Contact Dave for group lesson rate
Coach Rader coached three different individual positions during his 22 years of coaching major college football.
Coach Rader has coached a number of individuals at a variety of positions who had careers in the NFL
Recruiting is a process college coaches do on an annual basis. Yet, a student-athlete and his/her family, on most occasions, experience the process but one time. Too often, once the experience ends, the student-athlete and family look back on the process and realize all they would have done differently or better. (It is similar to a family leaving a large internationally known amusement park and immediately makes a plan on how to better "do" the park next time.) Consequently, if a student-athlete can enter the recruiting process better prepared to experience the process, i.e. how to better present himself/herself, and how to better to know the "language" of recruiting, then the better the decision the student-athlete makes in satisfying his/her desires and needs for a college/university. Dave's experience in this field can answer many questions, and bolster the confidence in making this most important decision.
Packages start at $100 for an hour of meeting discussing, learning, translating, and expectations of the recruiting process
The basic recruiting process is the same for all sports - men and women. Coach Rader is available to counsel both.
Coach Rader has evaluated and recruited hundreds of student-athletes.
Dave communicates messages of commitment, leadership, and team building in a clear, concise, and memorable way. He connects with the crowd via stories, humor, and sincerity.
Dave is often called upon to speak at churches and church groups. In those settings, he mixes his faith story as well as scripture to blend with the topic or theme of the event.
Contact Dave via email for available dates and cost.
From an old coaches point of view, David Rader has a way of getting your attention with a straight forward focused message. Not a message with boisterous comments but one of commitment to the task at hand.
Tim Hendricks, Businessman & Men's Group Leader
After hosting and attending banquets for many years I can honestly say David Rader is one of the best speakers I have heard. Coach Rader is an inspiring speaker who was engaging and challenged all who attended to become better. I would recommend him without reservations for your event. Shawn Blankenship Executive Director Teen Challenge of Oklahoma
I can sincerely recommend David Rader as a speaker without reservation. Over the years I have heard him speak on a variety of subjects and have always found him to be knowledgeable, humorous, and genuine. I have had the opportunity to book Dave as a speaker on numerous occasions and the feedback from those speaking engagements has been positive and outstanding. I would not hesitate to ask him to speak at future functions.
Jeff Smith Director of Accounting The Crosby Group LLC
Dave has spoken in venues of several hundred to several thousands (Promise Keepers; AFCA convention; churches; business forums; state seminars), as well as small groups at breakfast/lunch gatherings.
Dave speaks to groups of various sizes and make-ups.
Meeting with a men's group over an extended teaching period is a passion of Coach Rader. Over his many years of coaching and addressing young men he has recognized men, in general, respond well to ideas and exhortations out of their comfort zone regarding exhibiting and living positive character traits and attributes. Dave presents these ideas in a way that is examined, considered, and grasped by those in attendance. His encouraging tone assures those in the group these traits and attributes are not only recognizable, but attainable.
Contact Dave via email for available dates and cost.
Coach Rader challenged and encouraged our group. His three presentations were well received and well discussed. David Owens, Men's Group Leader
Not only did our group enjoy Coach Rader's study, they commented afterwards of how much it spoke to them personally. Bill Overstreet, Pastor
The feedback from groups Dave has led on weekend retreats has been most positive.
Coach Rader is available for consulting, game preview, game preview, organizational structure, or problem solving for the myriad of issues that arise with a head coach or coaching staff. His experience can assist in determining direction, setting policy, laying a foundation, or confirming a strategy and/or approach.
This service is available to coaches at a cost of gasoline and a sandwich.
Coach Rader has 22 seasons of experience coaching at the highest level of college football.
Coach Rader has worked with some of the brightest minds in football.
Coach Rader for 12 seasons was the Head Coach at the University of Tulsa. He has been an offensive coordinator at 3 SEC programs.
Coach Rader has many coaching contacts around the country