Testimonials

What People are Saying

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Jermaine Phillips

University of Georgia & Tampa Bay Buccaneers

“Tony is a man of character after hearing his story the way he endured the way he triumph over different ” . . . read more

Jermaine Phillips

University of Georgia & Tampa Bay Buccaneers

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“Tony is a man of character after hearing his story the way he endured the way he triumph over different trial and tribulations it makes you want to root for the underdog. Working with Tony you realize he never seen his self as a underrated talent.”

“The attention to detail and the enthusiasm he brings to work each day shows he is optimistic, a glass half full kinda guy. When it comes to the sport of football Tony is a man with a wealth of knowledge. Having love especially for the quarterback position, the mix of knowledge, passion, and fervor to teach, makes Tony a winning combination for any kid willing to learn. I Guarantee you will never find another like him.”

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Billy “White Shoes” Johnson

“I have worked with Tony on several occasions and enjoyed seeing him coach. The quaterbacks he instructs learn sound fundamentals and have fun doing it. His coaching techniques on the field and in film study gives his” . . . read more

Billy “White Shoes” Johnson

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“I have worked with Tony on several occasions and enjoyed seeing him coach. The quarterbacks he instructs learn sound fundamentals and have fun doing it. His coaching techniques on the field and in film study gives his quarterbacks confidence in their play. Tony is definitely someone I would endorse for quarterback instruction.”

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Robert Edwards III

“I have been blessed to be around and coach alongside Tony Ballard. He really cares about the wellbeing of the kids that he is coaching. He relates to them on a level they can . . . read more

Robert Edwards III

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“I have been blessed to be around and coach alongside Tony Ballard. He really cares about the well being of the kids that he is coaching. He relates to them on a level they can understand and apply what he’s teaching on the field.”

“Watching his coaching techniques has helped me to become a better football coach. I would be proud and blessed to have Tony work with my son because his teachings apply not only to football, but to life skills as well. In the words of Coach Ballard, “Relax, Relate, Release!” now that is a life lesson we all can use!”

Erik Richards

National Director US Army All American Game

“Quarterbacks that are looking to take their technique and leadership to another level should train with FBU and specifically Tony Ballard.” . . . read more

Erik Richards

National Director US Army All American Game

“Quarterbacks that are looking to take their technique and leadership to another level should train with FBU and specifically Tony Ballard. Tony has developed the last four Eastbay All-American quarterbacks and some of those alumni have turned up on the US Army Bowl watch list.”

Jim Guarantano

Rutgers University All-American / HoF WR

“Coach Tony Ballard / Hustle INC. has played a major roll in my son Jarrett’s development as a QB and as a young man. Coach Tony has taught Jarrett great QB technique and leadership skills” . . . read more

Jim Guarantano

Rutgers University All-American / HoF WR

“Coach Tony Ballard / Hustle INC. has played a major roll in my son Jarrett’s development as a QB and as a young man. Coach Tony has taught Jarrett great QB technique and leadership skills that has helped develop my son into a EastBay Youth All American and now one of the Top 2016 High School QB’s in the nation. I highly recommend Coach Ballard / Hustle INC. to anyone who is really passionate about being the best QB and person that they could be. Hustle INC. helps develop the player as well as the person with Leadership and Character skills that will help you Win in the Game of Life! Coach Tony is a Rare and Priceless coach, but even a more Rare and Priceless person!!”

Kilton Anderson

Player

“I met QB Coach Ballard at an FBU camp in tenth grade. It was my first camp and I had no idea if I had the talent to play QB at the high school level. Coach Ballard told me I had all the raw talent and all I had to do was to develop it” . . . read more

Kilton Anderson

Player

“I met QB Coach Ballard at an FBU camp in tenth grade. It was my first camp and I had no idea if I had the talent to play QB at the high school level. Coach Ballard told me I had all the raw talent and all I had to do was to develop it. I was awarded the camp Offensive MVP. During the evaluation after the camp Coach Ballard told me I needed to relax and just go with it. ‘When your swimming and you get tired, you don’t panic or you drown,’ he said. ‘You just keep paddling. That’s what you do- just keep swimming.’ I have heard those words repeat through my head for four years. Especially when things were critical. Those words have kept me calm and helped me to reach the next level. Coach Ballard identified, early on, what I would hear over the years and more or less master. Wow Coach Ballard. You are a blessing in my life and you have so much integrity and intelligence. Thank you for all of your support. You are honestly one in a million. I am blessed to have had our paths cross – Thank you Coach Ballard.”

Logan Byrd

High School Junior (developed under Tony for 4 years)

“I really like how Coach Tony will push me on and off the practice field to reach my potential. I have learned and grown so much” . . . read more

Logan Byrd

High School Junior (developed under Tony for 4 years)

“I really like how Coach Tony will push me on and off the practice field to reach my potential. I have learned and grown so much in the physical and mental aspects of the QB position during the past 4 years under Coach Tony. He has been by my side during all my college recruiting ups and downs, listening and helping me make decisions. Coach Tony will keep it real with his “Man, It is what it is!” I am thankful we met at a camp 4 years ago. I’ve been able to pursue my dream of being a College QB at the D1 level with his help.”

Hillery & Cynthia Douglas

Parents of Current QB Student

“Tony Ballard and Hustle, Inc. have been an integral part of our family since the summer of 2006. That’s when Tony became the QB coach to our son, J.P. While Tony did not have the “Big Name” that most people get caught up on” . . . read more

Hillery & Cynthia Douglas

Parent of Current QB Student

“Tony Ballard and Hustle Inc. have been an integral part of our family since the summer of 2006. That’s when Tony became the QB coach to our son, J.P. While Tony did not have the “Big Name” that most people get caught up on, it only took watching 20 minutes of his workout with J.P. to realize what he did have was an intricate knowledge of the QB position and the ability to teach sound mechanics in a systematic way. Tony’s secret is very simple, he drills the basics. “

“Tony has the skills and talent to instruct at all levels of ability. As a result, Tony has successfully transitioned J.P. from an 8th grade middle school QB to now playing QB at the collegiate level. Tony’s instruction was invaluable in giving J.P. the powerful mechanics and competitive edge to garner a full scholarship to Southern University in Louisiana where he was starting QB as a true freshman. Tony’s expertise has helped our son develop QB skills and leadership skills that will be with him for life.”

Mike Byrd

Parent of Current QB Student (4 years )

“If your son has the drive and desire to be a QB in middle school, high school, and potentially playing at the collegiate level, do not hesitate in making the investment to have your son work with Coach Ballard. It will be time and money well spent” . . . read more

Mike Byrd

Parent of current QB student (4 years )

“If your son has the drive and desire to be a QB in middle school, high school, and potentially playing at the collegiate level, do not hesitate in making the investment to have your son work with Coach Ballard. It will be time and money well spent, and a friendship and trusted Mentor your son will have for life. After 4 years, Tony is family, and we as parents trust him, and we trust him with our son.

Tony has traveled with Logan to college campuses, to summer camps, visited with collegiate coaches, and has used his network of contacts in the football community to further our son’s opportunities. And at this point in our “Business relationship” this is the “fun” stuff to share and experience with our son and family. Tony is committed to the success of his Quarterbacks, supporting and seeking opportunities for all his students. He really cares about their development. Coach Tony (Ballard) will “keep it real” with his parents and QB’s about their development and potential. He will keep your son well grounded and focused on what will carry your son to the next level and set him apart from all the competition, “his talent/skill set on the field and his football I.Q. in the classroom.”

Steve Mills

Parent of current QB Student

“Tony Ballard has been Davis Mills’ quarterback coach for approximately two years. Tony has helped my son improve every aspect of his game. Tony is a great trainer of fundamentals and teacher of the advanced footwork” . . . read more

Steve Mills

Parent of current QB student

“Tony Ballard has been Davis Mills’ quarterback coach for approximately two years. Tony has helped my son improve every aspect of his game. Tony is a great trainer of fundamentals and teacher of the advanced footwork, mechanics of throwing and the classroom aspects of the position. Tony is an effective communicator, motivator and a positive influence on his students. I would highly recommend Tony Ballard and believe him to be among the select elite quarterback coaches in the country.”

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