Friday, May 11, 2018 8pm-CST, Coach Stone's guest on Coach Stone Podcast will be Coach David Pinto, inventor of the P2 Bar.
David Pinto was born and raised in New Jersey. He attended William Paterson University where he was a four year starter on the offensive line and finished his career as an all-ECAC and all-New Jersey Athletic Conference (NJAC) selection as a senior offensive lineman in 2001. Pinto played semi-pro ball with the New Jersey Colts (1996) and Giants (1997), as well as the Brooklyn Mariners (2008-09). Also a member of the American Indoor Football Association’s New Jersey Revolution in 2009, he played in the 2002 NationalAllStars.com College Football All-Star Game.
David created the P2 Bar when he was coaching at William Paterson University because his players were having a difficult time with balancing themselves during pass protection. They would do different drills during their individual period and he would have to get real creative in finding ways to help them. He's a big fan of the drill Mirror Dodge, where the offensive player has to follow the “rabbit”, or defensive player side to side in a span of 5 yards. He would incorporate ideas such as having the defensive players grabbing the offensive players arms or jersey to work the balance aspect of push pull. This method became extremely difficult to replicate because players were ripping each others shirts and scratching each other's arms. He also used the broom stick handle, which was a better alternative, but it didn’t offer that vertical hand placement. So after many weeks, many hours, and many prototypes, he came up with something that he thought could help every player, not just linemen, with hand placement and balance. After that, the P2 Bar was born.