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Okay, so maybe that was a slight embellishment, but technically it is true. However, I am going to speak about the great program that is Alabama football. First off, if you have not been to Tuscaloosa, AL it is a fantastic campus that embodies Southern traditions and in specifically embraces sports. The clinic was well run and coordinated by Brandy Moore, the Football Operations Coordinator at Alabama. We had the opportunity to meet with a lot of great coaches and see some incredible new products on the market. One company in particular that caught my eye was Forced Strength and their utility weight bar. It is a great product and its multi-use gives a team the ability to eliminate many other types of lifts, saving teams money & increasing efficiency. Another new product, that is very innovative and I think a vital part of a team’s strength training program is This is the Hudl of strength training and I’m confident that in 5 years, this will be the direction every football program moves in.

This is the 2nd year that the Fumble Pro made a trip to The University of Alabama. The number one thing that I took away was the detail that every coached emphasized. These very details have attributed to 3 National Championships since 2009.


It has also led to some of the finest facilities in the country here are a few pictures…



These amazing facilities train some of the finest athletes in the country. It was a great experience to watch them first hand at practice. After watching them at practice, specifically the Defense, there is no doubt in my mind that they will be competing for another National Championship. On the offensive side of the ball they place the highest emphasis on Ball security, reducing turnovers, & absolutely no fumbles. This is why it is important we get them some Fumble Pros!

Overall it was a great clinic. The Fumble Pro team was in full force, thanks to support of my Green Beret friend Adam Free who makes one heck of a pitchman for the Fumble Pro. I put him through some grueling hours, but I’m pretty sure the nights out in Tuscaloosa made up for it.


Matthew Hall



The Fumble Pro Debut at the Auburn Clinic Coaches Clinic

I’m two weeks past due on my postings, but The Auburn Coaches clinic was too good not to write about. Hosted by Head Equipment manager Dana Marquez, the clinic was well run and they did an excellent job accommodating everyone, not to mention the fantastic food! I had the opportunity to listen in on some of the coaches meetings and I would recommend any staff to attend this clinic. It would be very beneficial to hear what Coach Gus Malzahn and staff are doing at Auburn. The Auburn staff conducts their business in a way I’ve never seen in my 23 years of football. There is no doubt in my mind that Malzahn and company will continue to change the game of football. They’re as innovative of a football staff that I’ve ever seen. That’s why it’s so awesome that they’ve chosen to use the Fumble Pro as their number one training tool to eliminate fumbles and turnovers. In addition to the Auburn staff, there was an excellent cast of coaches that spoke at the meeting. The list included legends like Lou Holtz and nationally famed high school staffs, such as Hoover H.S. in Alabama.

As for the Fumble Pro we started off with a bang. Shortly after arrival, I first meet with Dana and he described how Auburn is utilizing the Fumble Pro daily. Their running backs coach Tim Horton told me that they’ve been using the Fumble Pro all offseason in the weight room. As I went out to their scrimmage, I was pleased to see that they’ve incorporated the Fumble Pro into their running back drills as well. Ball security is not something that is just preached at Auburn, it is a part of everything they do. I repeatedly heard their coaching staff state “it is okay to end every position with a kick”, “Hold on to the football”, & “high and tight”. It is all about the 5 points of pressure with Auburn. By the 5 points I mean the proper way to hold on to the football and prevent fumbling. As seen below:

  1. Fingers
  2. Palm
  3. Forearm
  4. Bicep
  5. Chest



My favorite part of practice (other than watching Auburn use the Fumble Pro) was watching Coach Malzahn run his live 1st & 3rd down plays. Coaches at the clinic referred to it as the “Dirty Show.” If you’ve never seen it, it is a no huddle part of practice, where the coaches are communicating by headset, meanwhile the music is booming to a head-bobbing beat. It is adrenaline-charged and left me with no wonder on why recruits would want to be a part of it. I was ready to throw the pads back on and play, but I’m not sure Coach Malzahn has much use for this broken down old body.

*One other highlight of note. In anticipation of our new debut of the Rebound pro, I spent time with Auburn basketball coach who worked through some rebounding drills and he demonstrated to me on how he thought the Rebound pro would be a great addition to a basketball practice.

Fumble Pro At Auburn


Fumble Pro At Auburn


Matthew D. Hall

CEO, Innocept

In a recent trip to Southwest Florida to visit schools and check in with current programs using The Fumble Pro, I came away with a couple of positive impressions. One, teams love it and it has proven to make an actual difference in their turnover ratio for the season. Two, teams have found new and different ways to incorporate The Fumble Pro into their everyday practice routines. That includes weight room, pre-practice, and practice. They taught me several different quarterback and receiver drills I hadn’t even thought of.  In receiver drills, the Fumble Pro was used to increase grip strength and the Wide Receiver’s ability to catch with their hands and bring the football to their body. We will have new videos loaded up to our website that demonstrate the Wide Receiver drills soon.
The thing that most caught my eye was quarterback coach Josh Vogelbach, of Sport Specific Training in Ft. Myers, using The Fumble Pro to teach quarterbacks increased pocket awareness. He found unique ways to incorporate it into his football drills. He stated, “the muscle memory the quarterbacks gained throughout training made a direct impact throughout the season.” One of his quarterbacks, a NCAA Division 1 prospect, made giant strides in reducing turnovers after taking hits in and out of the pocket. These drills can be used for players at every level – Pop Warner, High School, College, and the NFL.
We want to hear from you.  Let us know how you are using the Fumble Pro at your practices.  Even better, send us a video and we’ll make you famous on our website.  Please continue to check out our videos page as we update it with new drill ideas. 


Throughout my career I was plagued by fumbles. Athleticism was able to carry me through High School but soon after graduation I realized it takes a lot more than athleticism to make it. I moved on to play Division 1 football at the United States Naval Academy and I quickly realized that the higher the level of competition, the more athleticism is nullified.  I also realized that I would not play very much if I couldn’t hold on to the football and it all boiled down to this: if a coach can’t trust you, then you’re not going to play.  No levels of competition are immune to this statement, and no athlete at any level deserves to put in so much hard work, only to have the moments that define a great career taken from him.  Even in the NFL, some of the most talented running backs have struggled with fumbling and had their playing time questioned in critical points of the game. While playing in Navy’s triple option offense, I was capable of making big plays from the fullback position.  I lettered 3 years and started all of my junior season, but ultimately fumbles would be my Achilles heel.  Everyone would offer his or her own forms of encouragement and suggestions but simply put, I was told to hold on tighter to the football.  (Obviously… like that had not already crossed my mind!) When that did not work, I was told that it was a mental issue.  It was a helpless feeling to believe that a mental hurdle stood in my way.  Plus, every athlete knows that when the ball is snapped, instincts take over there is no time to think about fumbling. That is why I was convinced that there must be something that could help me become physically better at holding on to the football.  I started thinking about different ideas that would help me through my situation and to get me back on the field.  It had to be something different that my coaches and I had not already tried. This is what led me to the idea of the Fumble Pro.  Unfortunately, I was not able to take advantage of it and my 16-year football career ended on a fumble in a bowl game against Boston College; however, I would tell you now that I have finally overcome fumbling.  I was able to take one of the biggest negatives in my life and turn into something that I could use to help others.  I learned that as we encounter adversity, we must recognize that there is a greater purpose and use that fuel to overcome the hurdles that stand in our way. 

As Rick and Joe passed the slot machines and roulette tables on their way to their booth at Nike’s Coach of the Year Clinic in Atlantic City, they were not distracted by the chance to win it big.  They knew that in their hands was their key to success – the Fumble Pro. They, however, left nothing to chance.  Before noon on Thursday they were already acting like high rollers standing in front of their high-definition display showcasing the Fumble Pro to some of the top high schools and colleges in the country.  The first day of the clinic flew by and, while everyone took some good advice and pointers from the highly qualified presenters, coaches were soon realizing that the key to their success was not in those meeting rooms – it was at the Innocept booth.  Every coach that got his hands on the latest in football training technology instantly felt how this tool could improve his team and, as usual, the lure of Innocept’s feature product was undeniable.

We went ‘all in’ on the second day of the clinic and really hit it big.  The clinic director was so impressed with the product that after purchasing a Fumble Pro for himself, he gave Rick and Joe the opportunity to showcase the Fumble Pro in the main meeting room.  In addition to over 230 coaches, Chris Petersen from Boise State, David Shaw from Stanford, and Mark Dantonio from Michigan State were also in attendance and looked on as the Innocept team demonstrated how teams can benefit from the Fumble Pro.  Looks of understanding and enlightenment filled the room as coaches realized that they no longer had to chalk up a gifted and athletic player as a ‘fumbler’.  They could now possess the tools to teach their players NOT to fumble instead of making them run an extra lap or do pushups – exercises that only punish players and do not help them improve.  The response from this demonstration was outstanding as many coaches left the meeting and immediately placed their orders for their own Fumble Pro.  Before it was all said and done, 3 high school championship teams from Delaware, New Jersey, and Virginia purchased Fumble Pros for their own programs along with multiple other high school and college teams.  The top teams in the nation also had the chance to witness the next big thing in sports-specific training and we could not be happier with the overwhelming response to our product. Dozens of teams expressed their interest in placing orders and we look forward to helping all of these teams succeed in the future and are thankful for everyone’s support.  We are also thankful that Rick and Joe escaped the Atlantic City casinos with their dignity and bank accounts in tact.


The Innocept Team
Ball Security. Don’t Preach It, Teach It!

“The Fumble Pro is the ultimate training tool to reduce turnovers for players of all ages.”