"John Charles was the best passer I had seen growing up, and I wanted to play quarterback just like him. He was willing to work with me and develop my mechanics – footwork, delivery, ball handling – and he helped me understand the mentality of a pure passer.
"He knows the quarterback position and how to teach it, but more importantly, he helped me believe in myself and what I could accomplish.
"He gave me the confidence to win a high school championship and move on to play in the PAC 10 (at Cal). I recommend John to any quarterback wanting to learn the real tips that will elevate their game."
Former University of California Bears QB (1996-97), Rep 1 Sports Group agent for Ben Roethlisberger and Blake Bortles
A Dynamic Youth Football Skills Coach
"Charles is a dynamic youth football skills coach who knows the fundamentals of the passing game inside out. He has played QB at every level of football learning from the top offensive minds in the country like June Jones, Al Borges, and even Bill Walsh.
"If your child has the opportunity to work with Charles on the football field do not ‘pass’ it up."
Stanford Football Hall of Famer, Super Bowl XXIII ring holder
One of the Finest Fundamental Quarterbacks
"John Charles was one of the finest fundamental quarterbacks I’ve ever coached. His courage in the pocket and overall understanding of our offense made him one of the finest quarterbacks I’ve ever coached.
"He has great communication skills and is a valuable resource to anyone he comes in contact with. I’ve been fortunate enough to coach four first-round draft picks at the quarterback position. John was as good as any of them."
Consultant, Auburn University - current
Former Offensive Coordinator - Portland State, Oregon, UCLA, Indiana, Auburn, San Diego State, Michigan
Total Commitment and Outstanding Work Ethic
“John Charles has the ability to connect with young student-athletes. He is an excellent teacher who understands the mechanisms of playing the quarterback position. John has played the position successfully at a high level and is willing to share his knowledge and fundamentals with others.
"John was an outstanding player because of his total commitment and outstanding work ethic. I believe these qualities will make the AirOne Academy top-notch.”
Former Head Football Coach, Sacramento State University
A Great All-American and Mentor
"I am trying to be the best I can be. It is great to know I have an All-American mentor like John Charles to train me through high school and beyond!"
QB, Wilsonville H.S., Oregon
His Knowledge of Quarterback Play is Excellent
"In the spring of 1985, I was standing outside my classroom when I noticed a young man with a football in his hand. I had not seen him before on campus.
"When I saw him throw the ball some 60 yards, I immediately went up to ask him his name. He told me his name was John Charles and that he was a freshman and was going to try out for the Frosh-Soph football team the following year.
"I said to him, 'No son, you are going to be my starting quarterback on the varsity.' John started his varsity sophomore year and led the team to the semifinals in the playoffs, where he brought the team back from a 35-7 deficit in the second half to a 35-32 almost come from behind win.
"With John as our quarterback, we won two championships. John went on to break most of the junior college state passing records while attending Foothill College and continued his record-breaking career at Portland State, where he led his team to the Division II playoffs.
"He is an outstanding young man. John’s positive attitude is infectious and his knowledge of quarterback play is outstanding. I highly recommend John Charles."
– Dan Navarro
Head Football Coach, Mountain View High School
A Rare and Unique Ability to Make Your Sons' Training Fun
"I was John Charles’ first coach ever. As a 9-year-old, he began in the 1st annual O’Netta Harris Pee Wee Football League where he led the Eagles to a championship.
"Over the years, I was able to witness firsthand improvements in his growth, maturity, and knowledge of the quarterback position, so much so, that he became an All-American at every level of competition.
"I won’t ever hesitate to say if you ever want your son to develop in the quarterback position, John Charles is one of the best QB coaches you will ever get. He has a rare and unique ability to make your sons' training fun as they’re working hard to achieve their goals."
– Aaron Johnson
Director of O’Netta Harris Community Center (1978-2000)