Checkdown with Ataveus Cash

A Q&A with B2G's new offensive coordinator, Ataveus Cash...

B2G Sports is honored to have former NFL player Ataveus Cash on its staff and we thought it would be great to ask him a few questions.   Join us as we offer insight into the man who serves as our QB Specialist.

What were you doing before you became a quarterback trainer?
I was a National Football League player for five years.  I also founded a not-for-profit, The Ataveus Cash Legacy Foundation (www.ataveuscash.org) to grant college scholarships to inner city public school students, which I operate to this day.

How did you get started training and why with B2G Sports?
After moving to California three years ago, I was a Pop Warner coach for the Snoop (Dogg) Youth Football League, and I coached the Leimert Park Chargers.  Parents began to notice an improvement in their kids' performance, so I started coaching private sessions, and then I met Ron and Henry of B2G. It's been a blessing to be a trainer for B2G. Their focus and history of training high school All-Americans was the perfect platform for me as a QB coach and what better place to be than in So Cal?  (Laughs)

How would you explain the difference between you and the rest of the saturated supply of QB trainers in Southern California?
The biggest differences between myself and other QB trainers, is that as a former All-American QB I've won championships as a QB on every level that I have played. I bring the experience of a winner. As a professional football player, I learned from elite quarterbacks like Chad Pennington, Eli Manning, Vinny Testaverde, and Kerry Collins.  Most trainers can't say that.

What have been your most shining moments or most notable accomplishments in 2010 as far as your pupils are concerned?
The biggest accomplishment has been coaching my QBs to a victory at the Badger Sports/New Level 7-on-7 Western Region Championship in Las Vegas.  Our QB, Mike Bercovici was named overall MVP. 

As the Offensive Coordinator for the team, I felt proud to take what we teach in our Instinct Training sessions, and have it translate to success on the field.   To compete and win it all says a lot about what I stand for as a coach, and that is winning championships. 

What's your inspiration for being a QB trainer?
I'm inspired by seeing a young man that likes playing quarterback learn to love being a leader on and off the field.  Seeing a kid grasp the true meaning of leadership and the responsibility of being a QB means the world to me, I love building leaders. 

What have you learned thus far from training prep athletes that you didn't know before?
For me it's simple, in meeting the young superstars of footballs future I recognize the importance of emphasizing hard work, instilling confidence and molding talent.  It pays off.  For example, we had our QB Chad Jeffries take MVP honors at the LA Nike Camp this year. 

Do you have any advice for a young QB who has big dreams of playing college ball?
Yes.  Keep chasing your dream. Practice on being accurate and consistent, have great footwork and ball skills and always lead by example.

Thanks, Coach!

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Coach Cash will once again, serve as Offensive Coordinator for Team B2G during the Badger Sports/New Level 7-on-7 National Championships, to be held July 3 – 4, 2010 at the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa.

*Mike Bercovici is a Junior QB at Taft Senior High School, Woodland Hills, CA
*Chad Jeffries is a Junior QB at Glendora High School, Glendora, CA
*Ron Allen and Henry Bell are co-founders of B2G Sports www.b2gsports.com


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