“I believe the real strength of our instruction is our unique focus on the individual in a one on one or small group environment. As I am the only instructor, I personally see to the development of each one of our quarterbacks. Our focus is on skill development for all aspects of the position. We make extensive use of video in our training and quantify many aspects of our workouts so as to challenge the QB to excel toward a measureable goal. I am passionate about the position and teaching it to young men.”
EliteQB is Coach Matt Bastardi. Coach Bastardi has been involved with the quarterback position as a player and coach for 41 years. As a player, Bastardi played quarterbacked for the Linwood -Somers Point Panthers (youth), Mainland Regional High School and as a freshman for the University of Delaware.
His coaching experience began shortly after graduation from the University of Delaware in 1980 where he played football and baseball. He served as an assistant football coach at McCorristin High School in 1981 and Head Coach in 1982. From there, he moved on to coach 10 years at Trenton State College (now known as The College of New Jersey). At Trenton State, he coached quarterbacks and receivers and served as offensive coordinator from 1987 to 1992. During his time as coordinator, the Lions offense was known for its balance between the run and pass and was often ranked in the top 10 of Division 3 football in the category of total offense.
Upon leaving college coaching after the 1992 season, Bastardi began his own quarterback training and development camps. In 1998 he co-founded the Pop Warner football program in his home town of Montgomery, New Jersey. The Montgomery Youth Football and Cheerleader Association marked the first organized tackle football program in town history. Following that first season, Bastardi helped lead a successful drive to begin football at the high school level. From 1999 thru 2001, he served as head coach of the Pop Warner Midget team. In 2002 he served as offensive coordinator at Montgomery High School for the first year of varsity football. In that first year, the Montgomery offense produced a 1,000 yard passer and 1,000 yard rusher. In 2003, he served as an assistant coach at Ridge High School in Basking Ridge, New Jersey. His duties included head coach of the freshman team and wide receivers coach for the eventual Group III State champ Red Devils. In 2005, he served as a volunteer assistant coaching the quarterbacks at Montgomery High School.
In 2013, he became quarterbacks coach and passing game coordinator at Montgomery High School. The Cougars offense passed for 2,000 yards in their up tempo, no huddle spread offense. In 2014, Montgomery’s offense passed for 2,900 yards and was led by All State QB and West Virginia commit, Chris Chugunov. In 2015, The Cougars offense passed for 1,600 yds and set a school record for completion percentage (62%) with first year starter Matt Stagnita.
Coach Bastardi conducts private training and small group camps year round in Montgomery and at specific locations and resides in Montgomery, New Jersey with his wife and three children.