Jaxon Shipley is done playing pro football after being cut by the Arizona Cardinals last NFL season.
But, former Texas Longhorns WR Jaxon Shipley has found a new calling.
Shipley recently launched Shipley Performance as a way to work with youth and high school football players who need specialized training.
Shipley isn’t just thinking about Wide Receivers, though.
In an interview with Spectrum News, Shipley discussed the full extent of his post-football plan:
Shipley wants to target general football players as well as athletes from other sports who can borrow from football techniques.
He’s just starting with his WR brethren and looking to change their games. Here’s why…
Jaxon Shipley Says College Isn’t Preparing WRs
Jaxon Shipley knows a thing or two about successful college Wide Receivers.
Shipley is the brother of all-time leading Texas WR Jordan Shipley.
And, Jaxon had his own successful Longhorns career.
But, once he reached the next level in the NFL, Jaxon says he was behind the curve.
If you wonder why sure-fire, can’t-miss WRs simply cannot make the transition from college to the pros, there’s a reason.
Here’s what Shipley said about it:
"“Getting into the professional level, there were a ton of things that I learned that I had never been taught before. It’s nothing against any coaches previously. There’s stuff being taught in the NFL and those techniques just don’t trickle down to the college level and the high school level. It’s just the way it is. Some of those things have to be learned through experience and watching guys who have played for a long time.” – Jordan Shipley"
So, Jaxon wants to help the next generation of WRs not fall into the same traps as other WRs who were ill-equipped for the next level.
It’s not about one program or the college system, though.
Shipley said it’s just the way it is. There is a limited amount of time that coaches get to work with players at the high school and college level.
Then, in the pros, it’s a job. It’s a career. It’s bigger.
Some players simply cannot make that jump. Others can and eventually become superstars.
Jaxon Shipley on Interesting Coaching Journey
Now, Jaxon Shipley is trying to drop nuggets of NFL information into the next wave of talent.
That also took him all the way to Panama City … not Florida, but Panama the country.
Jaxon and Jordan Shipley were asked to work with athletes at an English-speaking private school in Panama, which turned into a unique opportunity to expand the reach of Shipley Performance.
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Now, Jaxon is running football camps across Texas, reaching kids from Houston, Dallas, Austin, and other regions.
This is only Step 1.
Next is expanding nationally.