About Air It Out

Air It Out Passing Camp provides young quarterbacks, receivers, running backs and tight ends with the best instruction in skill development. The football camp also focuses on faith, character and leadership development, drug and alcohol awareness that will help young men be successful both on the playing field and in the game of life.

Areas of Instruction

Quarterback Instruction

  • Under Center – Shotgun
    • 3 Step Drop
    • 5 step Drop
    • Sprint Out
    • Screen Techniques
  • Grip -Taking snap from center
  • Throwing Fundamentals
  • Footwork Fundamentals
  • Reading Defenses
  • Ball Handling
  • Leadership
  • Unmatched Repetitions


  • Stance – Starts
  • Release Technique
  • Footwork
  • Hand Work
  • Catching Technique
  • Route Running
  • Reading Defenses
  • Ball Handling
  • Unmatched Repetitions


Young men entering the 7th through 12th grades are eligible to attend Air It Out Passing Camp. This is a specialty camp where quarterbacks, receivers, tight ends and running backs will be the only participants. All 7th-12th graders are eligible to participate.

  1. Check the camp dates page to ensure that there is still availability for the camp you want to attend.
  2. Complete the registration form
  3. Register and Submit a $175 non-refundable deposit
  4. Once your registration form & deposit are received, you will receive a confirmation via email.

Passing Camp Coaches

The coaches who instruct at the camp were either quarterbacks or receivers in college, or they have coached record setting players in high school or college levels. We want your kids to have a great camp experience and learn the fundamentals of throwing and catching the football.

Cody Hodges

Former Quarterback at Texas Tech University

Kirk Rogers

Former WR Kansas City Chiefs, HSU All-American, OC Coach at Austin Westlake High School

Phil Blue

Grapevine-Colleyville ISD, Quarterback at University of Texas at Arlington

Don DeLozier

Head Coach Hereford High School, Tight End at University of Texas at Arlington

Mike Scott

Abilene High School, Quarterback at Eastern New Mexico University

Thad Fortune

OC at Odessa Permian HS, QB at ETBU

Scott Parr:Texas Tech University, Wide Receiver HSU
Taylor Harris:West Texas A&M, Record Setting QB
Brian Thiebaud:Quarterback University of Houston, OC at Wimberly HS
Jared May:OC at Texas A&M-Commerce, Wide Receiver HSU
John Contrucci:
HC at Lubbock Roosevelt HS

Chuck Griffin:
OC at Georgetown HS

Steve Gideon:Austin Area QB Coach
Sam Shields:Texas Coaching Legend, Plano, Texas
James Rains:Fort Worth Country Day
* And other top high school and college coaches

Executive Director

Alan-WartesAlan Wartes

Alan Wartes, was the offensive coordinator for Hardin Simmons University from 1990-2010. His teams have established themselves as one of the most consistent offenses in the nation.

Coaches from all levels of play take pages out of the HSU playbook and his Air It Out Passing Camp is a big hit among quarterbacks and receivers all over the Southwest.

Since 1990, HSU quarterbacks have thrown 576 touchdown passes and over 60,000 yards. Coach Wartes has coached five All-American quarterbacks, Tom Enloe, Kevin Beam, Todd Baumann, Dustin Proctor, and Justin Feaster. Coach Wartes has also coached eight All-American receivers.

Coach Wartes has coached 148 offensive players to all-conference honors at HSU, including eight players of the year.

The Air It Out Mission Statement:  To provide young quarterbacks, receivers, running backs and tight ends with the very best instruction and skill development.  The camp will also focus on faith, character and leadership development, drug and alcohol awareness that will help young men be successful both on the playing field and in the game of life.


Air It Out passing camp began in 1990 as a program for junior and senior high quarterbacks and receivers to learn the proper skills for their position. Since its inception, the camp has been a fundamentals training ground for many of the finest players in the Great State of Texas. The program has grown from one session in Abilene to multiple locations across the State of Texas. We are excited that the program has been so successful we are expanding to other cities which include Dallas, Houston, Fort Worth, Austin, San Antonio, Amarillo, Alice and Nashville. In addition to the best skills training, the total development of a young man is a top priority of the entire staff.

What Coaches Say

The Air it Out camp has been a mainstay in Texas Football for 20+ years. It is time tested and athlete proven as a training stronghold for QBs and Receivers. Coach Wartes is simply the best at training QBs and Receivers.

Sam HarrellState Champion HS coach, Dad of three former campers

I've been sending kids from 7th through 12th grade for 20 years. It is phenomenal the work they get in 2 days.

Brad TurnerHead HS Coach, Dad of two former campers

This was with out a doubt, the best 'working camp' for Quarterbacks and Receivers that I've come across.

Coach Greg MorganHead Coach Madisonville High School

Our kids love it!!

Todd DodgeState Champion HS Coach

My kids have always come away from this camp with more than just football, and don’t get me wrong, the football is outstanding. I appreciate the attention to the aspect of leadership and becoming a better person as well. This sets AIO apart in my opinion.

Marty SecordHS Coach, Dad of Former Florida State QB Will Secord