You Are Who You Want to Be….

Just put this on Twitter and couldn’t help but elaborate….

At some point, an average Long Snapper becomes a great one when they realize they can be as good as THEY want to be. You control yourself.

No matter how physically gifted you are, without the proper form and work ethic, you will never advance to the next level. No matter what level that may be.

Form is one thing. Having a solid attitude and believing you can do it makes you a complete package. Too many times I have seen a good Long Snapper stay just that….a good Long Snapper. Why did they not advance? Either they did not have the drive (working on form, drills, etc) or they did not believe they could do it. Coach bringing you down, parents not supportive, you are tired….suck it up. Get off your butt and MAKE YOURSELF the best. Make it happen. Stop making excuses. Do it. Done.

The great ones know they are great. Splash of cockiness in the Long Snapping world is accepted by me WHEN you can back it up and know how to toe the line. Are you hiding from a challenge (lessons, camps, events) or are you sticking your chest simply waiting for the next person/victim?

The great Long Snappers realize their potential, see it, grabs it and runs, no sprints, with it. Is that you?

___________________________________________________________________

Rubio Long Snapping is, by far, the biggest and best resource for Long Snappers in the country. Rubio has been featured in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the USA Today, Deadspin and countless other publications.

Offering the best instruction and most exposure in the world, Rubio Long Snapping can help you to become the best snapper you can be!

In just 12 years, Chris Rubio, President and Owner of Rubio Long Snapping, has become the #1 Long Snapping instructor in the country and the go-to man when a college coach needs a Long Snapper. Colleges from across the country rely on “Rubio’s” word day in and day out on who the best Long Snappers are in the country. Rubio Long Snapping has assisted in over 300 Long Snappers earning FULL SCHOLARSHIPS to major colleges and universities just for Long Snapping and many into the NFL as well.

284

Rubio Long Snapping Lessons for Weekend of Feb 4-5

Right: Senior Instructor, Matt Wigley, holds private and group lessons in Orange County weekly.

The off season is the perfect time to take advantage of any instructors in your area. The list is constantly growing and changes are posted each week.

Rubio Long Snapping has Senior Instructors and Staff Members all over the country running private lessons and holding group sessions.  The objective is to get Long Snappers ready for upcoming Rubio Long Snapping camps.  The instructors teach the Rubio way by getting Long Snappers ready mentally as well as physically while still having fun.

To find out more about upcoming Rubio Long Snapping events click HERE.

For more detailed information on lessons and instructors in your area, please contact Samantha@RubioLongSnapping.com

Here is a complete list of  instructors throughout the country holding lessons this weekend:

California

  • Casey Hales  – SF/Bay Area
    • Saturday
      10am – 2pm
    • Sunday
      10am – 2pm
  • Matt Wigley – Anaheim
    • Saturday
      1pm: Private
      2pm: Group
      4pm: Private
      5pm: Private
    • Sunday
      8am: Private
      9am: Private
      10am: Group
      12pm: Private 

*All of the gentlemen listed are Rubio Long Snapping Senior Instructors or Senior Staff Members.

For more detailed information on lessons and instructors in your area, please contact Samantha@RubioLongSnapping.com

—————————————————————————————————————————

r4ubio5Rubio Long Snapping is, by far, the biggest and best resource for Long Snappers in the country. Offering the best instruction and most exposure in the world. Rubio Long Snapping can help you to become the best snapper you can be!

In just 12 years,  Chris Rubio, President and Owner of Rubio Long Snapping, has become the #1 Long Snapping instructor in the country and the go-to man when a college coach needs a Long Snapper. Colleges from across the country rely on “Rubio’s” word day in and day out on who the best Long Snappers are in the country. Rubio Long Snapping has assisted in over 300 Long Snappers earning FULL SCHOLARSHIPS to major colleges and universities just for Long Snapping and many into the NFL as well.

149

VEGAS XXIX 40 Yard Dash Times

Below are the 40 yard dash times from the VEGAS XXIX Event that took place on January 14th-15th, 2017. Athletes are listed in alphabetical order.

VEGAS XXIX Groups

 

NAME

40 Time

Abrell, Erik

5.43

Aguilar, Ryan

5.28

Allen, Cody

 DNP 

Aloni, Matthew

5.77

Anderson, Koltin

 DNP 

Anthony, Enzo

5.89

Appio, Zachary

5.06

Applefield, Alex

5.82

Arroyo, Ross

6.09

Assel, Brock

5.52

Babcock, Justin

4.84

Baker, Braxton

5.55

Baldeck, Matt

5.43

Bareis, Will

5.80

Bastuga, Michael

6.97

Battles, Karsten

5.32

Beattie, Brendan

5.11

Becker, Chad

5.22

Becker, Hunter

6.65

Bedell, Derek

5.59

Bennett, Codey

5.31

Bentley, Brendan

5.45

Bergeron, Johnny

6.41

Betten, Lucas

5.37

Black, Dylan

5.08

Boan, Andrew

5.86

Boan, David

5.39

Boudreaux, Murphy

5.27

Bourque, Phillip

6.07

Bouwens, Bryce

 DNP 

Bowden, Peter

5.36

Bowles, Michael

6.89

Bozanich, Ryan

5.12

Broussard, Grayson

5.86

Bursell, John

 DNP 

Burson, Hunter

5.22

Cahill, Kevin

5.22

Calcagno, Joe

5.35

Caldwell, Noah

 DNP 

Campbell, Gavin

5.15

Cannon, Zach

5.48

Casasante, Jac

4.75

Casillas, Mark

5.68

Castano, Zac

4.96

Castro, Dylan

5.91

Cervantes, Gabriel

5.60

Cesta, Domenic

5.16

Chason, Bryce

 DNP 

Chestnut, George

5.50

Christensen, Kyle

5.81

Clark, Jayden

5.21

Clements, Cody

5.98

Clore, Chris

5.43

Cobb, William

5.41

Cognetti, Dustin

5.51

Coulson, Bryce

 DNP 

Covan, AJ

5.51

Crabtree, Kevin

5.20

Culbertson, Ryan

 DNP 

Derosier, Charles

5.55

Dixon, Danny

5.75

Domingo, Andrew

5.10

Dragna, Andrea

5.00

Drevno, Zack

5.50

Dunagan, Payton

5.34

Durham, Nate

5.76

Durr, James

5.52

Durschlag, Max

5.02

Dvorchik, Evan

5.53

Dyer, Kellen

5.68

Edwards, Zach

5.00

Elmore, Luke

5.31

Estrada, Aaron

5.37

Eury, Marshall

5.13

Farris, John

5.82

Fiene, Robert

5.29

Fontana, Alexander

5.96

Fridolfs, Hunter

5.36

Fuentes, Johnny

5.58

Gable, Trey

5.43

Gaines, Ron

6.54

Gambs, Charles

6.01

Gannon, Matthew

5.33

Garcia, Jacob

6.13

Garcia, Matt

5.17

Gates, Breck

 DNP 

George, Brad

5.24

Gibbs, Kyle

4.97

Gibson, Evan

 DNP 

Gibson, Jake

5.41

Gill, Tuck

5.52

Golden, Maddie

4.82

Gonneville, Andrew

5.27

Green, Steven

5.08

Grotelueschen, Trent

 DNP 

Guillemette, Adam

5.07

Hadley, Jack

5.61

Hahn, Derek

5.77

Hall, Dillon

5.14

Hall, Mitch

5.28

Hall, Nathan

5.94

Hallacy, Brendan

 DNP 

Halper, Jack

4.65

Hanken, Will

 DNP 

Hankins, Justyce

5.47

Hanstein, Hunter

5.27

Hatcher, Philip

5.22

Hathoot, Justin

 DNP 

Hawkins, Kameron

6.25

Hayes, Dillon

5.37

Heffel, Zach

5.78

Hembrough, Matt

5.10

Higgins, Grant

5.49

Hinders, Ross

5.05

Hirsch, Josiah

5.68

Hoffman, Harrison

5.41

Hood, Hayden

5.30

Hooker, Blake

5.80

Hooper, Devon

5.85

Hooper, Jesse

5.61

Howell, Noah

5.66

Hudak, Ethan

5.11

Hudgins, Frank

5.52

Hughes, Jack

 DNP 

Hughes, Joseph

5.66

Jacobson, Jarrod

5.38

James, Clay

5.21

Jenkins, Eli

 DNP 

Jenkins, Zach

5.35

Jennings, Evan

5.81

Johnson, Logan

5.03

Johnson, Nico

5.47

Johnstone, Christian

5.13

Kaye, Griffin

5.10

Keaton, Tyler

5.42

Kelleher, Kasey

5.50

Kent, Chris

7.00

Key, Jarrett

5.56

King, Cameron

4.94

King, Gage

5.30

King, Zach

5.86

Kobs, Josh

 DNP 

La Rouche, Conor

5.56

Landherr, Jack

5.31

Langan, Ryan

5.11

Lassiter, Zach

5.23

Lau, Dean

4.83

Lawless, Paul

5.25

Lawver, Caleb

5.50

Lindsay, JJ

5.77

Lipel, Jonah

 DNP 

Little, Drew

5.48

Livingston, Aidan

5.56

Long, Alex

 DNP 

Long, Cade

5.09

MacDonald, Logan

5.49

Maningo, Zane

 DNP 

Manning, Dillon

5.14

Mayo, Darryl

5.03

McCaffrey, Chris

5.89

McCauley, Declan

5.42

McCauley, Jack

5.58

McCormack, Nate

6.57

McCracken, Zane

5.30

McCullough, Roen

5.27

McCully, TJ

5.26

McInerney, Patrick

5.08

McPherson, Chase

5.67

Melgarejo, Frank

5.09

Michaelsen, Alex

5.25

Milliron, Brennen

4.99

Mimoun, Jacob

5.69

Mitchell, Will

5.74

Montoya, Jacob

5.27

Morton, John

6.39

Moses, Chandler

5.34

Mosier, Austin

5.49

Munoz, Michael

5.98

Nelson, Chancelor

4.90

Newsome, Matthew

5.25

Nieland, Max

5.47

Noth, Devin

4.87

O’Connor, Kyle

5.65

O’Steen, Brian

5.36

Ortega, Austin

5.29

Osthus, Luke

5.86

Pagel, Jake

5.21

Pak, AIdan

4.99

Pallissard, Turner

DNP

Palmer, Blaise

5.89

Palmer, Dallas

5.19

Payne, Luke

6.05

Pedrozo, Jude

 DNP 

Petrucci, Kyle

5.67

Pfeiffer, Cayson

5.36

Pickett, Coy

6.35

Plattner, Randen

5.28

Prevette, Davis

5.97

Pugh, Gabriel

5.74

Purcell, Ryan

5.85

Raines, John

5.66

Rea, Brian

5.62

Reeves, Austin

5.12

Reiter, Ross

5.38

Reynoso, Raymond

5.55

Rhodes, Matthew

5.74

Riddle, Campbell

5.44

Riggs, Austin

5.19

Rizzo, Luke

5.44

Robertson, Corbin

5.56

Rodriquez -Trammell, Noah

5.19

Rosenberry, James

5.47

Rossback, Nolan

6.06

Rovetti, Nicholas

5.58

Rubio, Tre

 DNP 

Rudolph, Jake

4.93

Sage, Maxwell

5.27

Samarzich, Simon

5.14

Sanchez, Jaden

4.87

Sather, Neo

5.49

Satnan, Chaz

 DNP 

Schwindt, Cody

5.21

Serapiglia, Dom

 DNP 

Shadley, Oscar

4.99

Sharp, Aidan

5.16

Shaw, Tyler

5.48

Shefland, DJ

5.47

Shimko, Joseph

4.96

Shirley, Ben

5.25

Short, Cooper

5.56

Shottenkirk, Kaleb

6.34

Simmons, Reed

5.82

Sivore, Timothy

5.52

Skinner, Quentin

5.23

Sleeper, JT

6.30

Sleeper, Landon

5.30

Snyder, Hayden

5.65

Springer, Tyler

4.90

Stewart, Cole

5.02

Stover, Will

5.34

Suter, Rhys

 DNP 

Suzuki, Joshua

5.24

Symes, Kyle

4.78

Szczesniak, Patrick

5.08

Tamayo, Adrian

5.27

Taylor, Billy

4.75

Taylor, Steven

5.34

Thayer, Ace

5.28

Thomas, Karson

5.44

Tibbetts, Nick

4.78

Tokos, Matthew

5.50

Tokos, Michael

5.29

Toothman, Andrew

6.21

Townsend, James

5.00

Tucker, Wyatt

5.16

Turner, Noah

5.35

Twining, Jacob

 DNP 

Van Der Brink, Dylan

5.53

Vance, Ryder

5.00

Vasquez, Jesse

5.78

Vega, JC

 DNP 

Villarreal, Tony

 DNP 

Vines, Kent

5.80

Vinson, Michael

5.39

Vojvodich, Michael

4.98

Voyles, Cole

5.08

Wagner, William

5.38

Walker, Jacob

6.14

Walker, Ryan

5.62

Walsh, George

5.70

Walsh, Ryan

5.22

Walsh, Scott

5.58

Warn, Pierce

5.27

Warren, Ethan

5.12

Washburn, Johnathan

5.49

Watson, Brendan

5.14

Wells, Andrew

4.92

Wells, Ethan

5.70

Weneta, Nathan

4.90

White, Cody

5.74

White, Justin

7.39

Whitfield, Chase

5.37

Williams, Bailey

5.35

Williams, Tanner

5.03

Willis, Ethan

5.42

Wise, Drew

5.14

Wiysel, Joseph

5.12

Wojciechowski, Mike

5.85

Wood, Camren

5.19

Worthen, Jackson

5.40

Yanagi, Peyton

5.55

Yeager, Grayson

5.43

Zuhr, Jacob

5.78

 

___________________________________________________________________

Rubio Long Snapping is, by far, the biggest and best resource for Long Snappers in the country. Rubio has been featured in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the USA Today, Deadspin and countless other publications.

Offering the best instruction and most exposure in the world, Rubio Long Snapping can help you to become the best snapper you can be!

In just 12 years, Chris Rubio, President and Owner of Rubio Long Snapping, has become the #1 Long Snapping instructor in the country and the go-to man when a college coach needs a Long Snapper. Colleges from across the country rely on “Rubio’s” word day in and day out on who the best Long Snappers are in the country. Rubio Long Snapping has assisted in over 300 Long Snappers earning FULL SCHOLARSHIPS to major colleges and universities just for Long Snapping and many into the NFL as well.

1524

The 2016 Chris Rubio Award Ceremony

1. What is it?

  • The Chris Rubio Award is presented, on an annual basis, to the best national high school Long Snapper for that given season.

2. Where is it?

  • Suncoast Hotel & Casino (The Madrid Room)
    9090 Alta Drive
    Las Vegas, NV.

3. When is it?

  • Friday, January 13th at 7:00pm.

4. Who is allowed to attend the Awards Show?

  • Open to all, free to attend.   Attire is casual. Doors will open at 7:00pm at the Suncoast Hotel & Casino in the Madrid Room (follow the signs). Trust me when I tell you, you will NOT want to miss this as a special MC will be hosting AND we will be presenting other awards as well that could to you!

5. Who are the three finalists this year?

  • Thomas Fletcher, IMG Academy, FL
  • Kyle Gibbs, Norco HS, CA
  • Mitch Hall, Clayton HS, NC

6. Who is on the Chris Rubio Award Selection Committee and what is their role?

They are the people that vote on the winner. Each committee member votes for a 1st, 2nd and 3rd place Long Snapper. Votes are tallied and the winner is announced at the awards ceremony.

Justin Drescher – Four year starter at Colorado. Currently with the New Orleans Saints.

Christian Yount- Four year starter at UCLA. Two time, and only, Playboy All-American. Senior Bowl participant. First Long Snapper to be offered a scholarship his junior year. NFL Long Snapper with the Cleveland Browns

Corey Adams – Four year starter at Kansas St. All four years without a bad snap (almost 400). 2010 Lowes Award finalist for being a tremendous student-athlete on and off the field.

Aaron Brewer – Four year starter at San Diego St. All four years without a bad snap. Former #1 for Rubio Long Snapping in high school. Currently the starting Long Snapper for the Arizona Cardinals.

Kevin Gold – Kevin Gold is an NFLPA Certified Contract Advisor and creator of the award-winning Web site Longsnap.com, dedicated to football long snapping. Longsnap.com was founded in 2000 and, in April 2009, converted to its current blog format. Mr. Gold has negotiated in excess of 50 NFL player contracts.

Carson Tinker – Four year starter at Alabama. Currently with the Jacksonville Jaguars.

John Finch – Three year starter at Purdue. Senior most Rubio Long Snapping staff member.

Jon Weeks – Played his collegiate ball with Baylor. Currently with the Houston Texans.

Brandon Huffman –  Brandon is in his seventh year with Scout.com, currently as a National Recruiting Analyst and West Regional Manager.

Randy Taylor – Randy is a Recruiting Analyst and National Speaker for NCSA Athletic Recruiting.

Greg Biggins – Assistant Recruiting Editor & West Regional Coordinator at ESPN.

Chris Sailer – President and owner of Chris Sailer Kicking

Chris Rubio – President and owner of Rubio Long Snapping.

Above: The 2015 Chris Rubio Award Winner, Johnny Den Bleyker. Den Bleyker now plays for UCLA.

7. Who are the past winners?

  • Johnny Den Bleyker of UCLA (2015)
  • Blake Ferguson of LSU (TWO time winner 2014 & 2013)
  • Cole Mazza of Alabama (2012)
  • Scott Daly of Notre Dame (2011)

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you have any questions about the ceremony, please contact Samantha@RubioLongSnapping.com.

——————————————————————————————————————————

The National Long Snapper of the Year is named in honor of Chris Rubio for his outstanding high school career and nearly single handedly changing the world of long snapping.  Chris is now the most prominent private long snapping coach in America.  He has made the position of long snapping a specialty and revered around the country through his website, as well as camps.  Through his training and development of young long snappers, dozens of high school long snapping specialists now receive full ride scholarships each year for their skill in that position.

Chris Rubio played high school football for Charter Oak High School in California from 1989-1992.  He was part of team that won the league championship in 1992 serving as the teams Long Snapper and left tackle.  He was voted Center of the Century in the San Gabriel Valley.  His long snapping ability earned him a spot on the UCLA football team where he was a 3-year starter at Long Snapper for three All-Americans.

379

Rubio Long Snapping Lessons for the Weekend of June 11th – 12th

Scotty Lessons

Pictured Left: Long-time Rubio Long Snapping Staff Member, Scotty Thompson holds lessons in Southern California.

As you know, Rubio Long Snapping has staff members all over the country running lessons.  The objective is to get Long Snappers ready for upcoming Rubio Long Snapping camps.  They teach the Rubio way by getting Long Snappers ready mentally as well as physically while still having fun.

With several upcoming SUMMER camps, COLLEGE camps and FBU camps now is the time to utilize the instructors in your area.  To find out more about upcoming events click HERE.

Here is what you can expect to see every WEDNESDAY!

For more detailed information on lessons, please contact Samantha@RubioLongSnapping.com

The following instructors are available by appointment in their respective areas:

  • Arkansas > Ryan Eustace – Jonesboro
  • California > Matt Wigley & Scotty Thompson – Orange County
  • California > Casey Hales – San Francisco
  • California > Jason Bertoni – Santa Monica
  • Florida > Ryan Farr – Gainesville
  • Georgia > Jeff Abraham – Atlanta & Harrison Elliott – Macon/Atlanta
  • Illinois > Nolan Owen – Chicago area
  • Indiana > Josh Appel – Terre Haute
  • Louisiana > Blake Ferguson – Baton Rouge
  • Massachusetts > Aaron Golub
  • Maryland > Matt Fortin – D.C.
  • Missouri >Nick Monaghan – Columbia
  • Nebraska > Gabe Miller
  • New Jersey > Alan Lucy – New Brunswick
  • New Mexico > Steven Romero – Albuquerque
  • North Carolina > Tyler Griffiths – Raleigh
  • South Carolina > Danny LaMontagne –  Greenville
  • Tennessee > Derrick Lopez
  • Texas > John Finch – Dallas Fort Worth
  • Texas – Houston area > Chris Roberson & Kevin Ballinger 
  • Utah > Matt Foley – Provo
  • Virginia > Matt Fortin – D.C.
  • Washington – Seattle Area > Drew Ferris & Brendan Lopez

*All of the gentlemen listed are Rubio Long Snapping Senior Instructors or Staff Members.

For more detailed information on lessons, please contact Samantha@RubioLongSnapping.com

————————————————————————-

r4ubio5Rubio Long Snapping is, by far, the biggest and best resource for Long Snappers in the country. Offering the best instruction and most exposure in the world. Rubio Long Snapping can help you to become the best snapper you can be!

In just 12 years,  Chris Rubio, President and Owner of Rubio Long Snapping, has become the #1 Long Snapping instructor in the country and the go-to man when a college coach needs a Long Snapper. Colleges from across the country rely on “Rubio’s” word day in and day out on who the best Long Snappers are in the country. Rubio Long Snapping has assisted in over 300 Long Snappers earning FULL SCHOLARSHIPS to major colleges and universities just for Long Snapping and many into the NFL as well.

155

5 Things a Parents Should Be During the Recruiting Process….

1. SUPPORTIVE!
Your child will need you more than ever during this period. This will be extra challenging as they are a teen and know it all. Therefore, you must remain supportive and on their team. Guide them in the right direction but let them walk the path.

2. ORGANIZED!
There will be tons of pamphlets, camps, emails, directions and communication. A teen usually has too much on their plate to manage it all. This is where an adult’s organization skills can hopefully relieve some pressure off the athlete.

3. A ROLE PLAYER!
Practice with your child the conversations he/she will have with the coaches and recruiting coordinators. It looks terrible when a coach asks an athlete a question and the athlete looks to mommy or daddy for the answer. Even worse is if mommy or daddy simply answers for the athlete.

4. OPEN-MINDED!
Not every athlete is going to attend the top D1 schools in the country. If your son wants to play, there are literally hundreds of schools out there with teams. Find several that aren’t necessarily on your radar and embrace them. There is something out there for everyone.

5. IN THE BACKGROUND!
The coach doesn’t want to talk to you. Trust me, I speak to them all the time. They are recruiting the athlete, NOT you. Like I have said a hundred times, when you (the parent) were dating your spouse, did you want to date them or their parents? Exactly. Stay in the background and let your son/daughter be a big boy/girl. This goes for interviews with sports writers, as well. Let the athlete speak for themselves.

signature

___________________________________________________________________

Chris-Rubio-2Rubio Long Snapping is, by far, the biggest and best resource for Long Snappers in the country. Offering the best instruction and most exposure in the world. Rubio Long Snapping can help you to become the best snapper you can be!

In just 12 years,  Chris Rubio, President and Owner of Rubio Long Snapping, has become the #1 Long Snapping instructor in the country and the go-to man when a college coach needs a Long Snapper. Colleges from across the country rely on “Rubio’s” word day in and day out on who the best Long Snappers are in the country. Rubio Long Snapping has assisted in over 300 Long Snappers earning FULL SCHOLARSHIPS to major colleges and universities just for Long Snapping and many into the NFL as well.

1441

3 Things That Will Upset a Coach

Starting a text with “I have a question

  • JUST ASK! Now, you have wasted the coach’s time and have put him in a bad mood right off the bat. Just come out with your question right off the bat. All he is going to say is “Ok” and then you are going to ask the question. He will be busy enough, so he doesn’t need to double up questions.

Starting a text or email with “I know you are really busy but….

  • If you know the person is busy, why are you bothering them? You will just end up upsetting them. You don’t want to be known as that kid.

Bragging to them about meaningless things

  • There is no need to tell them you are the top Long Snapper at your high school. We should hope so for the love of all that is holy. Definitely no need to brag about being the top Long Snapper at a camp that had ten kids at it. That would be like Sailer bragging he has more hair than me…not really saying much:)

signature

 

___________________________________________________________________

Chris-Rubio-2Rubio Long Snapping is, by far, the biggest and best resource for Long Snappers in the country. Offering the best instruction and most exposure in the world. Rubio Long Snapping can help you to become the best snapper you can be!

In just 12 years,  Chris Rubio, President and Owner of Rubio Long Snapping, has become the #1 Long Snapping instructor in the country and the go-to man when a college coach needs a Long Snapper. Colleges from across the country rely on “Rubio’s” word day in and day out on who the best Long Snappers are in the country. Rubio Long Snapping has assisted in over 300 Long Snappers earning FULL SCHOLARSHIPS to major colleges and universities just for Long Snapping and many into the NFL as well.

1521

5 Key Points for the Class of 2015 Long Snappers

  • You still have a long way to go with recruiting. Breathe, relax, take a chill pill. Read THIS ten more times. Laminate it. Memorize it. Breathe. Every single year, I will have a couple Long Snappers get picked up in August of their senior year. Yes, the August that is about 8 months from now. TONS will happen between the time you read this and August. Like I always tell everyone, this is probably your first time going through the recruitment of a Long Snapper…just think of how many times I have done it.
  • You should be attending every single Rubio Long Snapping camp this spring that is near you (yes, VEGAS XXVI as well)….just like normal. Those that take their foot off the gas because “they are committed” end up really struggling as they enter college. Trust me, I have seen it hundreds of times. Nothing will piss off a coach more than recruiting a kid and he isn’t VERY ready when he steps on campus.
  • In the summer, you should attend the Rubio Long Snapping College Camp for College Long Snappers to see how really compare to Long Snappers that are already in college. Welcome to the real world my friends.
  • Be someone to be followed and lead by example. Don’t be the guy that future Long Snappers ask “What ever happened to ________ and why didn’t he ever pan out?”
  • Be SMART and end your high school career strong. Be nice to everyone on the way out and be ready to move on.

PS….DO NOT EVEN THINK YOU SHOULD BE CONSIDERED FOR MY STAFF UNTIL YOU HAVE PROVEN YOURSELF IN COLLEGE. Until you arrive on your college campus, you should be busting your butt so you can dominate at the next level. Doing well in high school is one thing, doing well in college and in the NFL is a whole new ball game.

signature

 

___________________________________________________________________

Chris-Rubio-2Rubio Long Snapping is, by far, the biggest and best resource for Long Snappers in the country. Offering the best instruction and most exposure in the world. Rubio Long Snapping can help you to become the best snapper you can be!

In just 12 years,  Chris Rubio, President and Owner of Rubio Long Snapping, has become the #1 Long Snapping instructor in the country and the go-to man when a college coach needs a Long Snapper. Colleges from across the country rely on “Rubio’s” word day in and day out on who the best Long Snappers are in the country. Rubio Long Snapping has assisted in over 300 Long Snappers earning FULL SCHOLARSHIPS to major colleges and universities just for Long Snapping and many into the NFL as well.

1375

Long Snapper SCORES Touchdown

D'Appollino, AlanAs I am sure everybody knows (well, everybody involved with Long Snapping), a Alan D’Appollonio of Arkansas scored a touchdown! If you haven’t seen this VERY creative play, it is a must watch.

Alan attended several Rubio Long Snapping Vegas Events and ended up being a 5 Star Long Snapper that was ranked 11th in the country in 2011. Alan has always had tremendous athleticism and it looks as though the Arkansas staff has taken note. Congratulations to Alan and the Arkansas football team.

297

New Avenues for Small Town Athletes

I thought I would share with you an article I wrote the Lewiston Tribune that was published today. Enjoy:

If you are a high school athlete reading this, you live in a small town. It may not be the smallest of towns, but it is a small town nonetheless. Twenty years ago, it would have been extremely tricky for you to get recruited by a college. That is no longer the case.

Recruiting is much different now than it was 20 years ago. Before, it was all on your coach and what he/she could do for you. And, since you are in a small town, a coach would degrade your talent as being just the best of what is available. Sad, but true. With less people, usually comes less talent. That is simple math.

Therefore, the athlete has to prove to the college coach that he/she is not only the best in their small town, but they are also one of the best in the country and that the coach should undoubtedly recruit them for the next level.

Nowadays, with the proper use of technology, athletes can easily expose or “sell” themselves to colleges across the country. No matter if you are from a small town or a big city, the playing field is equal for all athletes on the Web. Technology allows even the smallest-of-town athletes to reach the biggest of city universities – instantly and for free.

Athletes can create a YouTube channel to highlight their games, practices and improvement over their careers. An athlete can create a Facebook and/or Twitter account to get in contact with a coach and send them film.

All of the above is fine and dandy, but if you still aren’t a top-tier athlete you won’t get past hello with the coaches.

Once you have set up your social media outlets to get your recruiting process going in the right direction, you need to let your current coach know that you are serious about playing sports in college. Let them know you have the desire to push yourself to do what it takes to play a sport at the next level. Your coach will also be able to contact coaches on your behalf and give you some insight into the whole recruiting process.

Plus, if you have expressed your desire to the coach and shown you have talent, he/she is undoubtedly going to remember your name if a college comes into their office recruiting another athlete. “Oh yeah, Sally is a great right fielder. You should also check out my pitcher Julie.” Now your name is in the coach’s head. They will ask for film (you will simply send them your YouTube link) and now your recruiting starts to pick up speed.

If you are really serious about your athletic ability, you need to look into a very good personal coach that specializes in your exact talent. A high school coach is good but they have to focus on the whole team and not just one athlete. They will often tend to know a little about a lot, while a specialized coach will know a lot about a little (think one particular position or aspect of the sport). Plus, your personal coach, if he or she has been around the block and has put other athletes into college, will have many contacts as well that can help you out in the recruiting process.

Every college will hold camps during the summer that athletes can attend to learn and prove themselves. These camps are less for learning (too many athletes attending) and are more for tryouts. You do not need to be invited to but it helps if you are so they know who you are going into the camp. You really want to focus on these camps between your junior and senior years. However, I would highly recommend going between sophomore and junior years to get your name in their head and get a trial run of what the camp will entail.

To be invited, simply have your current sports coach contact the school and say they think you should be invited. If your coach isn’t really motivated to help you, contact the school yourself. Give them some simple stats and let them know you are very interested in becoming a _____ (mascot of your choice). You are now in the school’s recruiting database and will now start to receive mail from them on a regular basis. Once you get to the camp, you must dominate.

Remember, an immediate knock on you as an athlete will be that, being from a small town, you aren’t playing against top talent simply because there aren’t as many athletes. Now, at the camp, you will be head-to-head with the actual top talent from all over the country. This is the moment when either you prove you have the ability to be playing with the big dogs or are simply the best of the average.

It is all on your shoulders at this point. Yes, you are an athlete from a small town, but you have set yourself up to be on the big stage.

Do you have the talent to be there?

_________________________________________________________________

Chris-Rubio-2Rubio Long Snapping is, by far, the biggest and best resource for Long Snappers in the country. Offering the best instruction and most exposure in the world. Rubio Long Snapping can help you to become the best snapper you can be!

In just 12 years, Chris Rubio, President and Owner of Rubio Long Snapping, has become the #1 Long Snapping instructor in the country and the go-to man when a college coach needs a Long Snapper. Colleges from across the country rely on “Rubio’s” word day in and day out on who the best Long Snappers are in the country. Rubio Long Snapping has assisted in over 300 Long Snappers earning FULL SCHOLARSHIPS to major colleges and universities just for Long Snapping and many into the NFL as well.

Rubio_Card_frontMAGNET

109

Average Long Snapper Salary in the NFL

In this day and age of the NFL player salaries have increased drastically and the guaranteed amounts have as well. For this past 2012 season the Rookie NFL minimum salary was $390,000.

Long Snappers are no exception. Jon Condo of the Oakland Raiders is the highest paid Long Snapper in the NFL at a base salary of $1,200,000 per year. The list goes on with the top ten highest paid Long Snappers all making over $500,000 per year.  Former Rubio Long Snapper and current Houston Texan Jon Weeks made $540,000 in 2012.

With the average length of career for Long Snappers being much higher than your average player, Long Snappers stand to earn a healthy living for many years. Obviously training, precision and health play a major role in long term careers.

Rubio Long Snapping places many Long Snappers in the NFL and is the key to helping them create these long term careers.

#Full Embrace

_________________________________________________________________

Chris-Rubio-2Rubio Long Snapping is, by far, the biggest and best resource for Long Snappers in the country. Offering the best instruction and most exposure in the world. Rubio Long Snapping can help you to become the best snapper you can be!

In just 12 years, Chris Rubio, President and Owner of Rubio Long Snapping, has become the #1 Long Snapping instructor in the country and the go-to man when a college coach needs a Long Snapper. Colleges from across the country rely on “Rubio’s” word day in and day out on who the best Long Snappers are in the country. Rubio Long Snapping has assisted in over 300 Long Snappers earning FULL SCHOLARSHIPS to major colleges and universities just for Long Snapping and many into the NFL as well.

Rubio_Card_frontMAGNET

1420

The Importance of Repetitions and a Performance Mindset in Long Snapping

Three (must have) keys to success in Long Snapping are good instruction, practice and repetition, and most importantly – trust in your skills.

Repetitions train the mind and body to learn a specific skill set like Long Snapping. It allows you to execute the perfect snap time and time again, because your body is essentially programmed this way.

There is a false assumption about learning a new technique such as Deep Snapping and Accuracy that athletes should be able to apply it right away. Likewise, some players believe that they should be able to make adjustments in their game, and have it pay off right away. Change doesn’t happen overnight. When you expect change to happen overnight, you are setting yourself up for failure. Athletes must practice what they learn in order to put it into action. Why? Old habits are hard to change. So anytime you learn something new (or teach something new), it takes a lot of repetition to change.

Repetition trains the body to mechanically achieve the desired result of a “perfect snap”, but the mind is a whole other mechanism that is as equally important.

You might have outstanding form or technique, but you must trust in what you have learned in practice in order to apply it in competition. A lack of trust in ones skills is the top reason Long Snappers can’t repeat – in competition – what they do easily in practice every day.

Several mental barriers can get in the way:

  • Fear of failure
  • Perfectionism
  • High expectations
  • Focusing on results, rather than the process
  • Pressure of the moment

The concept of trust applies universally from youth to professional Long Snappers. To perform your absolute best – with consistency – you must trust in what was learned from practice.

So, how do we trust our skills in competition?

First, overcome the mental barriers mentioned above and perform at a high level. This is called the performance mindset.

Top Long Snappers have both a training/work mindset and a performance mindset. When you combine the two you develop a “flow” that allows your body to almost effortlessly execute at the highest level.

Change doesn’t happen overnight. It takes good instruction, practice and repetition, and trust in your skills to be a top Long Snapper.

_________________________________________________________________

Chris-Rubio-2Rubio Long Snapping is, by far, the biggest and best resource for Long Snappers in the country. Offering the best instruction and most exposure in the world. Rubio Long Snapping can help you to become the best snapper you can be!

In just 12 years, Chris Rubio, President and Owner of Rubio Long Snapping, has become the #1 Long Snapping instructor in the country and the go-to man when a college coach needs a Long Snapper. Colleges from across the country rely on “Rubio’s” word day in and day out on who the best Long Snappers are in the country. Rubio Long Snapping has assisted in over 300 Long Snappers earning FULL SCHOLARSHIPS to major colleges and universities just for Long Snapping and many into the NFL as well.

Rubio_Card_frontMAGNET

114

The 10th TOP 12er is Bronson Bruneau!

The 10th member of the exclusive TOP 12 is Bronson Bruneau (MN, ’14)!

Bronson is an incredible talent with an extremely long frame. He snaps the ball very quickly right now and is still raw. With some fine tuning, he could easily move well into the top of his class. Keep a very close eye on this Long Snapper.

Once again, congratulations to the 10th TOP 12er – Bronson Bruneau!

_________________________________________________________________

Chris-Rubio-2Rubio Long Snapping is, by far, the biggest and best resource for Long Snappers in the country. Offering the best instruction and most exposure in the world. Rubio Long Snapping can help you to become the best snapper you can be!

In just 12 years, Chris Rubio, President and Owner of Rubio Long Snapping, has become the #1 Long Snapping instructor in the country and the go-to man when a college coach needs a Long Snapper. Colleges from across the country rely on “Rubio’s” word day in and day out on who the best Long Snappers are in the country. Rubio Long Snapping has assisted in over 300 Long Snappers earning FULL SCHOLARSHIPS to major colleges and universities just for Long Snapping and many into the NFL as well.

Rubio_Card_frontMAGNET

Bronson Bruneau

65

The 9th TOP 12er is Curtis Billen!

The 9th member of the exclusive TOP 12 is Curtis Billen (WA, ’14)!

Billen did an exceptional job out in Vegas with excellent form that led to a very, very fast overall average snap of 15 yards (.70). Body is solid and he works right and hard. Billen is on the path to greatness.

Once again, congratulations to the 9th member of the TOP 12 – Curtis Billen!
Curtis Billen

 

_________________________________________________________________

Chris-Rubio-2Rubio Long Snapping is, by far, the biggest and best resource for Long Snappers in the country. Offering the best instruction and most exposure in the world. Rubio Long Snapping can help you to become the best snapper you can be!

In just 12 years, Chris Rubio, President and Owner of Rubio Long Snapping, has become the #1 Long Snapping instructor in the country and the go-to man when a college coach needs a Long Snapper. Colleges from across the country rely on “Rubio’s” word day in and day out on who the best Long Snappers are in the country. Rubio Long Snapping has assisted in over 300 Long Snappers earning FULL SCHOLARSHIPS to major colleges and universities just for Long Snapping and many into the NFL as well.

Rubio_Card_frontMAGNET

71

8th TOP 12er is Davis Winkie!

The 8th member of the exclusive TOP 12 is Davis Winkie (GA, ’14)!

Davis has continued to just improve and improve over the past couple of years. Always had tremendous size and just needed to control it. Well, it looks like he is doing it now and that is not good news for the rest of his class. Easy D1 size and speed right now. As long as he continues to maintain his form, there is no telling how far he can go with his snapping.

Once again, congratulations to the 8th member of the TOP 12 – Davis Winkie!

Davis Winkie

 

 

_________________________________________________________________

Chris-Rubio-2Rubio Long Snapping is, by far, the biggest and best resource for Long Snappers in the country. Offering the best instruction and most exposure in the world. Rubio Long Snapping can help you to become the best snapper you can be!

In just 12 years, Chris Rubio, President and Owner of Rubio Long Snapping, has become the #1 Long Snapping instructor in the country and the go-to man when a college coach needs a Long Snapper. Colleges from across the country rely on “Rubio’s” word day in and day out on who the best Long Snappers are in the country. Rubio Long Snapping has assisted in over 300 Long Snappers earning FULL SCHOLARSHIPS to major colleges and universities just for Long Snapping and many into the NFL as well.

Rubio_Card_frontMAGNET

150

The 7th TOP 12er is Reid Buckingham!

The 7th member of the exclusive TOP 12 is Reid Buckingham (KS, ’14)!

Reid had an excellent weekend out in Vegas for the 11th Annual Event. His form is solid and so is his body. As he continues to fine tune the little things, he will continue to move up the charts. Works well under pressure and is driven.

Once again, congratulations to the 7th member of the TOP 12 – Reid Buckingham!

Reid Buckingham

 

 

_________________________________________________________________

Chris-Rubio-2Rubio Long Snapping is, by far, the biggest and best resource for Long Snappers in the country. Offering the best instruction and most exposure in the world. Rubio Long Snapping can help you to become the best snapper you can be!

In just 12 years, Chris Rubio, President and Owner of Rubio Long Snapping, has become the #1 Long Snapping instructor in the country and the go-to man when a college coach needs a Long Snapper. Colleges from across the country rely on “Rubio’s” word day in and day out on who the best Long Snappers are in the country. Rubio Long Snapping has assisted in over 300 Long Snappers earning FULL SCHOLARSHIPS to major colleges and universities just for Long Snapping and many into the NFL as well.

Rubio_Card_frontMAGNET

63

11th Annual National Event in Las Vegas – STATS

Last weekend, January 19-20, in Las Vegas, the largest Long Snapping Event took place in the world.

Saturday was filled with the best instruction with a 3 to 1 ratio of Long Snappers to instructors and Sunday was filled with competition. Long Snappers tested on The Rubio Target, ran 40 yard dashes, were filmed for YouTube, timed by Rubio and did live punts/pats. The weekend was a smashing success, yet again, as the reviews keep coming in from all over the world.

The winner of Event was Cole Mazza (CA. ’13)! To say Mazza was dominant throughout the whole weekend would be a tragic understatement. He was beyond impressive all when you saw him in person and, even more so, when you look at the stats.

Speaking of those stats, here you go……

Long Snappers Average Speeds
Long Snappers Scores on The Target
Long Snappers RSI Scores
Long Snappers 40 Yard Times

The spring schedule for Rubio Long Snapping is already up and summer camps will be posted soon. Be sure to follow on Twitter and Facebook for updates.

YouTube
ALL of the YouTube videos are up for the Long Snappers from the 11th Annual Event in Las Vegas. To view them, simply go the Rubio Long Snapping YouTube channel and type in the Long Snapper’s name you’d like to embrace. That should give you a list of that Long Snapper’s videos that he has done with me. If you are still having troubles, type in “Rubio Long Snapping, Name of Long Snapper, 11th Annual Event” and this should do it.

KEY POINTS TO REMEMBER:

  • Anytime you go to a Rubio Long Snapping camp, you get another YouTube video made for you.
  • All of these videos will be posted on your profile within two more weeks.
  • Yes, you can use these videos for your own recruiting purposes and you should as it shows credibility from me and not some Average Joe making it.
  • No, I don’t know how to download them but I bet Google does:)

_________________________________________________________________

Chris-Rubio-2Rubio Long Snapping is, by far, the biggest and best resource for Long Snappers in the country. Offering the best instruction and most exposure in the world. Rubio Long Snapping can help you to become the best snapper you can be!

In just 12 years, Chris Rubio, President and Owner of Rubio Long Snapping, has become the #1 Long Snapping instructor in the country and the go-to man when a college coach needs a Long Snapper. Colleges from across the country rely on “Rubio’s” word day in and day out on who the best Long Snappers are in the country. Rubio Long Snapping has assisted in over 300 Long Snappers earning FULL SCHOLARSHIPS to major colleges and universities just for Long Snapping and many into the NFL as well.

Rubio_Card_frontMAGNET

362

The 5 Star Long Snapper

In the past, I have described to you what it takes to be a great Long Snapper. When you combine all of those factors, you create the ultimate Long Snapper….you create the 5 Star Rubio Long Snapper.

Please notice, I didn’t just write a 5 Star Long Snapper. I wrote a 5 Star Rubio Long Snapper. There is a difference.

The term/prize/accomplishment of 5 stars is thrown around a bit too much, and too easily, these days. It has become almost like a standing ovation at an awards show or an encore at a concert, it has become expected. And, when something is expected, it is shocking when it doesn’t happen. People can’t grasp the concept that such a high honor is not something that is just given, it is earned. It takes a great amount of skill, work and dedication.

One of the biggest “complaints” I receive from parents and Long Snappers is that they don’t understand how their child/them is NOT a 5 Star for me if someone else has them as such. Simple, they just aren’t a 5 Star Long Snapper…yet. My rankings are my rankings. I do them myself. I take great pride in them. I travel to all my own camps and see everything. I don’t rank off a Target, charting or some sort of made up mathematical formula. I know what it takes to snap at the next level and I know what the college and pro coaches want in a Long Snapper. There is a reason my top Long Snappers are always with the top programs.

I see the most Long Snappers in the country…by far. Therefore, being a 5 Star Rubio Long Snapper is an actual accomplishment. A 5 Star Rubio Long Snapper combines all of the aspects that make up a great Long Snapper (you better know them by now) with the fact, that in my eyes, you could play a college game tonight…let alone in a year or two.

Being a 5 Star Rubio Long Snapper is something to take pride in. You have put in the right work and accomplished a real goal. It was not handed to you and it was out of real field of athletes.

Will you be the next 5 Star Rubio Long Snapper, a true and real accomplishment.

_________________________________________________________________

Chris-Rubio-2Rubio Long Snapping is, by far, the biggest and best resource for Long Snappers in the country. Offering the best instruction and most exposure in the world. Rubio Long Snapping can help you to become the best snapper you can be!

In just 12 years, Chris Rubio, President and Owner of Rubio Long Snapping, has become the #1 Long Snapping instructor in the country and the go-to man when a college coach needs a Long Snapper. Colleges from across the country rely on “Rubio’s” word day in and day out on who the best Long Snappers are in the country. Rubio Long Snapping has assisted in over 300 Long Snappers earning FULL SCHOLARSHIPS to major colleges and universities just for Long Snapping and many into the NFL as well.

Rubio_Card_frontMAGNET

 

42

Chris Sailer Kicking and Rubio Long Snapping Alums Square off in Denver this Weekend!

This weekend’s Divisional AFC Playoff game in Denver, CO featuring the Baltimore Ravens vs. the Denver Broncos includes two Chris Sailer Kicking and Rubio Long Snapping alums. The featured alums are both rookies and stars in the making.

Justin Tucker, Kicker for the Baltimore Ravens is having a phenomenal season and was just a few votes away from being selected for the Pro Bowl. Tucker has connected on 30 of 33 field goals this year and has been a reliable asset on special teams for the AFC North Champs Ravens.

Denver Broncos Long Snapper Aaron Brewer is another standout Rookie out of San Diego State. Brewer has started all 16 games this season and will look for his first playoff victory this weekend. Brewer beat out veteran Long Snapper Lonie Paxton in training camp and has never looked back.

Look for these two Rookies in the game’s most critical moments to see who comes out on top.

Chris Sailer Kicking and Rubio Long Snapping are proud of the success of these two great football players on and off the field.

Good Luck guys!

_________________________________________________________________

Chris-Rubio-2Rubio Long Snapping is, by far, the biggest and best resource for Long Snappers in the country. Offering the best instruction and most exposure in the world. Rubio Long Snapping can help you to become the best snapper you can be!

In just 12 years, Chris Rubio, President and Owner of Rubio Long Snapping, has become the #1 Long Snapping instructor in the country and the go-to man when a college coach needs a Long Snapper. Colleges from across the country rely on “Rubio’s” word day in and day out on who the best Long Snappers are in the country. Rubio Long Snapping has assisted in over 300 Long Snappers earning FULL SCHOLARSHIPS to major colleges and universities just for Long Snapping and many into the NFL as well.

Rubio_Card_frontMAGNET

123

So, if a K/P gets All-Pro, their Long Snapper automatically does as well, right?

The NFL recently announced it’s All-Pro team for the 2012 season. On this list, there is every player listed EXCEPT Long Snapper. Obviously, this is an outrage but I have a solution.

Long time Rubio Long Snapper Justin Drescher of the New Orleans Saints had his punter picked…therefore, Drescher is automatically in. Done.

Long time Rubio Long Snapper Christian Yount of the Cleveland Browns had his kicker picked…therefore, Yount is automatically in. Done.

Glad I solved that problem. I am off to work on this whole fiscal cliff issue:)

_________________________________________________________________

Chris-Rubio-2Rubio Long Snapping is, by far, the biggest and best resource for Long Snappers in the country. Offering the best instruction and most exposure in the world. Rubio Long Snapping can help you to become the best snapper you can be!

In just 12 years, Chris Rubio, President and Owner of Rubio Long Snapping, has become the #1 Long Snapping instructor in the country and the go-to man when a college coach needs a Long Snapper. Colleges from across the country rely on “Rubio’s” word day in and day out on who the best Long Snappers are in the country. Rubio Long Snapping has assisted in over 300 Long Snappers earning FULL SCHOLARSHIPS to major colleges and universities just for Long Snapping and many into the NFL as well.

Rubio_Card_frontMAGNET

85