Updated: Apr 24
Recently we were able to catch up with one of our coaches Alex Rosemond.
Alex has been a great addition to the team with his knowledge of football, the recruiting process, and technique in the game of football.
Alex has played football in many different places such as Mount Ida and then playing at Curry College. He has played multiple different positions during his career such as Wide Receiver and Running Back.
Alex loves the game of football with playing it and coaching the younger generation. He has big aspirations for the future.
When did your love of the game start?
My love for the game started as a youngster out on the playground like most of us. It didn’t matter what it was, if it had to do with football, I was participating.
What was it like to grow up in California?
Growing up in California was an interesting experience to say the least. The sports culture back home is something that you have to experience for yourself to get. My fellow athletes from California know how it feels to represent our state and show off the swagger we have. We are a very competitive group of people and will show it day in and day out.
How was your recruiting process like out of high school?
Recruiting out of highschool was very cool for me. I made sure I went to camps to make sure that I was seen and me pushing myself to get out there paid off in the end.
Why did you choose Mount Ida over other schools?
I chose Mount Ida based on the coaching staff they had at the time. They made me feel like I was at home even though I was on the opposite side of the country. The players instantly brought me into their brotherhood which resonated with me and ultimately led to my decision to continue my education and athletic career in Mass.
Can you talk about your experience looking for a new school after Mount Ida closed?
Man was that a movie, or at least it felt like it. It felt like being in highschool all over again. The second the news broke that Ida was shutting down, schools and coaches from all over reached out to see if they would be my next school of choice. I had fun in the process because at that point I was more mature and I was ready to make a decision on where to close out my playing career and also set myself up with an education that could propel me even farther than ever before.
What made you want to coach?
Coaching to me has always been in the back of my mind. I knew that I always wanted to give back to the sport that gave me everything. I wanted to be that person that showed these kids things that I never knew or did in my early stages of football.
How did you get involved with QB Velocity?
My good friend Mike Pina and his father approached me asking if I wanted to help out with a few training sessions. We took off from there and haven't looked back.
What have you learned from coaching at QB Velocity?
I have learned a lot from coaching with QB Velocity. I was able to see how I learned things and change them up in a way that I could better explain to our younger athletes. I learned different techniques of how to coach different positions other than the ones I have played before.
What are some tips for up and coming skill players to focus on?
The little things are the most important. Make sure that your footwork and your hand speed is always being worked on because that will separate you from other players in your position. The weight room is also a place that you need to consider your second home when playing this sport. Honing in on your skill day in and day out will not only produce good habits for football but for life.
Any advice for athletes trying to get recruited?
Grades, Grades, Grades. Your education is THE most important thing when getting recruited to play football. You need to value school just as much if not more than sports. If you have good grades and you can ball, the right school will find you. One thing to remember when thinking about this topic. Football is temporary, but knowledge lasts forever.