Will Hewlett Lead QB Skills Coach
Having trained more than 60 Division 1 quarterbacks in the past several years, quarterback coach Will Hewlett has quickly become one of the country’s most sought after experts on the position. Hewlett is known for his focus on elite-level passing mechanics, helping quarterbacks improve speed of release, accuracy, and performance under pressure.
“Traditionally, the quarterback has been one of the most under- coached positions on the team,” says Hewlett. “Playing QB can be both frustrating and rewarding. I love seeing the progression from a youth camper into an elite position player – physically and mentally.”
Parents and coaches alike have seen the progress Coach Hewlett can bring about in a young QB – often referred to as the “difference maker”.
Hewlett is constantly traveling throughout the country working with quarterback prospects from coast to coast.
Hewlett says, “I love working with developing talents all over the country. To meet with a young player’s coaches, see the programs and even watch the progress unfold on Friday nights is as fulfilling to me as anything in my career.”
Hewlett has consulted with NFL, UFL, and NCAA coaches and continues to work with quarterbacks in the SEC, ACC, Big 10 and other conferences. In addition, Coach Hewlett is a top-ranked speaker at the Glazier Clinics tour, the largest football coaching clinics with over 26,000 active members and has co-authored a top selling book on passing mechanics.
Hewlett is the first Australian-born quarterback to play NCAA football. His playing career extended to the pro-ranks, with a stint in the Arena League. His college experience included the University of Nevada and the University of Dubuque.
Will lives near San Francisco, CA where he conducts NFL preparation and development in Livermore, CA. He lives with his wife, Julia, and their four young children, Locklan, Nova, Braxton and Camden.
CJ Wellington Lead Performance Coach
Starting out his athletic career in high school as a 3 sport all conference athlete in Illinois, CJ then decided to play football in college and was a two years starter and captain his senior season at wide receiver. This lead to a desire to learn about physical preparation and performance. Wanting to gain experience at an elite level athletic program for grad school, he chose the University of Louisville, and earned a place interning with the sports performance staff.
Since then, having trained numerous high school, college, and professional athletes in various sports, coaching has become a passion for CJ. Focusing his efforts on relationship building and helping athletes toward success, Sparta Science in Menlo Park, CA became home for the next couple years. We are proud to introduce, CJ as the new lead performance coach at The Range Training Facility.
McLeod Bethel-Thompson Quarterback and Offensive Consultant
McLeod Bethel-Thompson is currently an NFL quarterback who is was most recently a member of the Miami Dolphins. He is the grandson of the 1948 Olympic shot put champion Wilbur ‘Moose’ Thompson. He brings five years of NFL experience with a deep understanding of NFL offensive systems and what it takes to make it.
After a redshirt year at UCLA in 2006, Bethel-Thompson shared the Bruins’ quarterback duties in 2007. He started in the 2007 Las Vegas Bowl where the Bruins lost to BYU. Bethel-Thompson played at California State University, Sacramento for the remainder of his collegiate career.
Victor James Offensive Consultant
Victor James CSCS, works as a consultant coach for Range skill sessions. Owner and Founder of Proving Grounds sports performance, Victor is a former D-1 football player (University of New Mexico) and professional football player (Seattle Seahawks, San Jose Sabercats, Winnipeg Blue Bombers). He is a current teacher who decided to share his knowledge and passion for sports with young people. Training alongside many high level NFL athletes has given him perspective on what it takes to make it to the top.