Northeast Football Quarterback & Receiver Clinic Byfield, Massachusetts

Quarterbacks and receivers are two of the most skilled positions in the game, and they demand a great deal of discipline and repetition in perfecting the skill and techniques necessary to perform at these positions. However, in most cases, fall team practice cannot devote the individualized attention and concentration needed to maximize potential in the two areas of passing and receiving. If your expectations of yourself go beyond being average then this is the clinic for you.

"The best Individualized instruction in New England"

The Northeast Football Clinic offers EXCLUSIVE concentration on Quarterbacking and Receiving instructed by skilled coaches who have achieved measures of greatness in these two specific areas, both as  players and coaches. 

The Northeast Football Clinic is the total football experience. We instill the confidence and competence required to play the quarteback and wide receiver position. We teach proper training and conditioning techniques to maximize your physical fitness, while minimizing the risk of injury. We stress the importance of  academic grades for college recruitment and scholarship opportunities, as well as the 2014 NCAA Clearing House Rules and Regulations. We even incorporate off-field coaching techniques like college training films, classroom lectures and chalk talks. We are a teaching clinic.

Highlights Include

  • Individual Clinic Grades 6-12
  • EXCLUSIVE Concentration on Quarterbacking and Receiving
  • Great Exposure to College Coaches
  • Use of Governor's Academy Excellent Athletic Fields and Field House
  • Special Emphasis on College Recruitment and Scholarship Opportunities
  • Daily Classroom Lectures and Chalk Talks
  • Free QB/WR Clinic Shirt
  • **No Contact**

The Northeast Football Clinic is held on the campus of The Governor's Academy located in Byfield (Newbury), MA.  This private school campus is situated in a beautiful quiet setting which allows the participants to become proficient while enjoying a unique experience, wholesome and worthwhile.   The clinic utilizes two outdoor artificial turf fields, four indoor 1/2  field synthetic surfaces, gymnasium, field house, five dormitories, dining area, and all other facilities of the Academy

Meet your coaching staff

Alex Rotsko

Alex has 35 years of coaching experience with High School and College Quarterbacks and Receivers (Ithaca and AIC 13 yrs, Longmeadow MA HS 21 yrs,  Marshwood  ME HS 1 yr). 2013 Semi-Finalist,  2012 Div B Maine State Championship Runner-Up/2012 Portland Press Herald Coach of the Year, 2011 Div 1 W. Mass. State Champions.  During this period he has coached numerous All N.E., All League and All Scholastic Quarterbacks & Receivers.

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Alex’s HS record is 201-43, including a MA state record of 15 straight Super Bowls (16 including ME), winning 11 of 16 appearances. Until the 10th game of the ’08 season LHS had 46 consecutive victories.  LHS had been undefeated 4 of his last 9 seasons.  While a head coach at AIC, he was named NE Coach of the Year.  While an assistant at Ithaca College, the team won the National Championship.  Coach Rotsko is a much sought after clinician and is widely recognized as an outstanding teacher of the game.  In 2009, at the Waldorf-Astoria in NYC, Coach Rotsko received one of the 5 National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame Chapter, “Leadership Awards”


Doug Wood

Doug has 14 years experience as a Varsity Football Coach.  Doug's overall record includes 1 State Title and 2 League Championships.  Doug has been inducted  into the Mass. Football Coaches Hall of Fame and the Vermont Academy Hall of Fame.  He is also the former Athletic Director at Amesbury H.S. (32 years) and has been the owner/director of summer athletic clinics for the past 38 years.


Jay Wood

ATHLETIC DIRECTOR — Hillsboro-Deering High School


Quarterback & Receiver Coaches

  • Tom Beaton - Tufts
  • David Benoit - Western NE
  • Scott Brisson - LeHigh
  • Andrew Byron - Springfield
  • Peter Byron - Becker College
  • Drew Canan - Assumption
  • Joe Clark - Bowdoin
  • Mark Clements - Springfield
  • Tom Flaherty - Milton A. & Tufts
  • Pat Foley - Brooks
  • John Fraser - Trinity 
  • Ed Kiley - New Hampton
  • Josh Lima - La Salle A.
  • Eric McCarthy - Pace U.
  • Ken Osbon - Dover/UNH
  • Dan Rorke - Brooks/NAHS
  • Sandy Ruggles - North Middlesex
  • Chris Sapp - Bowdoin
  • Craig Sutyak - Franklin & Marshall
  • Tony Volpone - Castleton State
  • Scott Woodward - Fairleigh Dickinson U 


Quarterback & Receiver Assistants, Counselors & Supervisors

  • Jack Athanas - St. Anselm's
  • Drew Bolton - Plymouth U.
  • Nick Bona - Stonehill College
  • Ryan Brannigan - Endicott
  • Jamison Craft - Endicott
  • Cody Demers - Merrimack
  • Jim Early - UNH
  • Will Heikenen - Brown
  • Nick Imprescia - Endicott
  • Andrew Kukesh - Bates
  • Jimmy Nguyen - Endicott
  • CJ Scarpa - Bentley



In addition to our outstanding staff of coaches, Northeast QB/R Clinic employs a support staff of counselors who are all college football athletes from some of the top colleges in the Northeast. Many of them are products of Northeast QB/R Clinic. 

Learn more about Northeast Football Quarterback & Receiver Clinic

The Premier Quarterback and Receiver Clinic in New England

The Quarterback and Receiver Clinic is designed to give each athlete an opportunity to  receive concentrated work in the areas of skill and coordinated movement that will aid him in developing the ability to perform at the peak of his potential in an organized football program. 

QUARTERBACK EMPHASIS: quickness, speed and agility, ball handling, position and control behind the center, footwork, handoffs, pitches and option flips, passing techniques, steps and positioning, dropbacks, sprintouts, bootlegs, rollouts, play action, passing drills with emphasis on position of hands, arms, feet, and follow through (included in this will be  passing drills to recognize "open receiver" as well as quick delivery), leadership and  running.

RECEIVER EMPHASIS: running the correct routes, catching the ball, eyeing the ball in, line release, speed control, getting open, and recognizing defenses (man to man, zone and combinations). In short, our clinic will supplement  your Fall coaching staff, A REQUIREMENT FOR SUCCESS. 

Personal Equipment

Each athlete will need to furnish his own equipment, shorts, socks, shoes, shirts, towels, supporter and mouthpiece.



Players will be grouped according to age, experience and ability. Players from the same school or team will be allowed to work together if they wish.

Team/Sibling Discount

If ten or more campers register together, as a group by mail or fax, each camper will receive a $15 discount. Click “Get Brochure” above and print the application. All applications must be received at the same time via mail or fax. If all members of your group pay with a Visa or MasterCard, feel free to fax your applications to 415-479-6061 to expedite processing. Late or individual registrations are not eligible to receive the group discount.

If two or more siblings register together each camper will receive a $25 discount. Please call us directly to register with the sibling discount at 800-433-6060.

Dining Arrangments 

A professional food services staff of The Governor's Academy will serve overnight attendees from Friday noon through Sunday noon.  Day attendees will be served lunch only Friday through Sunday. Dinner will be served Friday and Saturday to Extended Day Attendees.

Open to

High School, Jr. High School, and Youth Quarterbacks and Receivers, including Tight Ends, Wide Outs, and Running Backs in a passing offense.


2014 H.S. Graduates MAY attend the clinic.


24-hour supervision is an important feature of our clinics. The boys will be supervised by capable adult instructors and clinic officials at all times. 

Coaching Staff

Potential staff includes coaches from the following colleges:

Bentley, Bowdoin, Endicott, Fairleigh Dickinson U, Franklin & Marshall, Holy Cross, Lycoming College, Pace, Plymouth State U., Southern CT, Springfield, Trinity College, Tufts, U Maine, UNH, Wesleyan, Western New England,

and the following high schools:

Becker, Bishop Brady, Brooks, Cheshire Academy, Concord Carlisle, Dover High, Exeter High, Georgetown, Governors Academy, LaSalle, Lexington High, Marshwood, Milton Academy, New Hampton School, and Whittier Tech. 

Sample Daily Schedule

  • Friday
  • 7:30-9:15 AM Registration
  • 8:30 AM Staff Meeting
  • 9:15 AM Orientation-Attendees & Staff – Outside Gym
  • 9:45 AM -12:00 PM On Field Schedule
  • 12:00 PM Showers, Early Lunch for Receivers – QB’s Video Session
  • 12:25 PM Showers, Lunch for QB’s – REST PERIOD
  • 2:00 PM Video Session for R’s, Secondary Coverage for QB’s
  • 2:30-4:45 PM On Field Schedule
  • 4:45 PM Coaches Corner – Individual Attendee Instruction
  • 5:00 PM Showers, Day Attendees Depart, DINNER- Overnight and Extended Day Attendees
  • 6:45 PM Meeting – Evening Schedule (field)
  • 7:00-8:15 PM Passing Games Competition
  • 8:15 PM Evening Program
  • 9:00 PM Pizza
  • 11:00 PM Lights Out in Dorms
  • Saturday
  • 7:00-8:30 AM Breakfast – Overnight Attendees
  • 8:45 AM Staff Meeting
  • 9:00 AM QB’s Video Session – Secondary Coverage for R’s
  • 9:45 AM -12:00 PM On Field Schedule
  • 12:00 PM Showers Early Lunch for QB’s – Video Session for R’s
  • 12:25 PM Showers, Lunch for R’s – REST PERIOD
  • 2:00-2:45 PM College Session – Outside Gym
  • 2:45-4:45 PM On Field Schedule
  • 4:45 PM Coaches Corner – Individual Attendee Instruction
  • 5:00 PM Showers, Day Attendees Depart, DINNER- Overnight and Extended Day Attendees
  • 6:45 PM Meeting- Evening Schedule (field)
  • 7:00-8:15 PM Passing Games Competition
  • 8:15 PM Evening Program
  • 9:00 PM Pizza
  • 11:00 PM Lights Out in Dorms
  • Sunday
  • 7:00-8:30 AM Breakfast – Overnight Attendees
  • 8:45 AM Staff Meeting
  • 9:00 AM Clinic Meeting Outside Gym– ALL WEAR CLINIC T-SHIRT
  • 9:15-11:45 AM On Field Schedule
  • 11:45 AM-12:00 PM Coaches Corner – Individual Attendee Instruction
  • 1:00 PM Departure


Check-in: 8:00am on Friday, July 11 for overnight campers. Day and extended day campers arrive at 8:30am.
Check-out: between 12:00-1:00pm on Sunday, July 13 


Players Grouped by: skill, age, years of experience
Evaluation: Written by coaching staff
Facility: Governor's Academy athletic fields and field house 


Dorm:  You will be assigned a dorm at check-in. 
Bathrooms:  Shared on the hall.
Linens: Bring your own pillow, sleeping bag/ blanket or  sheets.
Air Conditioning: No


Transportation is not provided. Attendees are responsible for getting themselves to and from the clinic. 

Directions From the North:
Take Interstate 95 South to Exit 55, Central Street, Byfield. From the ramp turn left and follow the directions below.

Directions From the South:
Take Interstate 95 North to Exit 55, Central Street, Byfield. Follow the red Governor's Academy signs that mark the route: From the ramp, turn right onto a winding country road. Stay on Central Street and cross a small bridge. Central street becomes School Street which you will follow to the end. Turn left onto Elm Street and travel one mile before turning left onto the campus at the GA sign.

Directions From the West:
Take the Massachusetts Turnpike (Interstate 90) to Route 128 North. Take Interstate 95 North and follow the directions above.

Directions From Logan Airport:
Take Route 1A North for a few miles to the intersection of Route 60. Take Route 60 to Route 1 North and follow Route 1 to Interstate 95 North. (Follow the directions above)

Directions From Other Means:
Buses between Boston and Portland, ME stop in Newburyport. Taxis are available there for the five mile drive to GA. The closest train station is in Newburyport, a five minute drive from GA, where taxis are also available.


There are several hotels in the area, including

Fairfield Inn/Marriott
Rte 110
Amesbury, MA  01913
(978) 388-3400

Best Western Seabrook Inn
Seabrook, NH  03874
(603) 474-3078

Hampshire Inn
Rte 107 & I 95
Seabrook, NH  03874
(603) 474-5700

Sheraton Ferncroft Resort
Danvers MA
(978) 777-2500

Country Garden Motel
101 Main St.  Rowley MA
(978) 948-7773, or (800) 287-7773

Read camper reviews

Former NE Clinic Attendee

  • 5/5.
I give the NE Clinic a lot of credit for my great season.

Your clinic really got my footwork better, helped me a lot on speed and gave me more precise mechanics. I give NE QB/R Clinic a lot of credit for my great season.  Thank you and see you this summer.

Former NE Clinic Attendee

  • 5/5.
Increased my confidence

The clinic helped me to work on my accuracy and reading defenses, leading me to throw only one interception off a tipped ball. Also gave me the confidence to throw the ball away when necessary.

Former Attendee and Former Coach

  • 5/5.
Staff continues to be my professional spring board.

I feel an immense sense of gratitude toward the Northeast Football Clinic.  They developed me first as a player to compete at the collegiate level and then poured the foundation for my coaching career. This staff continues to be my professional spring board.

Former NE Clinic Attendee

  • 5/5.
Great exposure

Very positive experience. Exposure to college coaches a big plus for those aspiring to play further. I'm being recruited by a coach that first saw me at your clinic. 

Former NE Clinic Coach

  • 5/5.
Crucial part of our team's preparation.

Our starting QB's at Longmeadow HS were 1st Team All Western MA 8 out of the last 10 seasons and all of them attended N.E. Clinic. It has been a crucial part of their preparation

Former NE Clinic Attendee

  • 5/5.
Went for 2 years - it's great!

This was a great clinic--it helps me build the necessary skills you need to play at a high level.  Went for 2 years--it's great!"

Former NE Clinic Attendee

  • 5/5.
Learned more at this clinic than 2 others combined.

Coaches and staff are great. Learned more at this clinic than 2 others put together.  Wonderful program.

Former NE Clinic Attendee

  • 1/5.
Great experience

Instructive – organized – fun, met players from many schools/states, great experience.

Former NE Clinic Attendee

  • 5/5.
Big reason I made all conference 1st team.

QB/R clinic helped me make the transition from WR to QB.  Clinic was great & was one of the reasons I made all conference 1st team

Northeast Football Quarterback & Receiver Clinic Alex Rotsko , Co-Director The Governor's Academy
1 Elm Street
Byfield, Massachusetts 01922


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