FBU Top Gun Showcase & The U.S. Army All-American Bowl – 2017!

Chris Sailer Kicking and Rubio Long Snapping have a long-standing partnership with the All-American Games’s Football University (FBU).  FBU combines position-specific technique training with NFL-experienced coaches. They are also the largest football training service in the US.  This partnership is special as it allows for the pooling of resources to give you MAXIMUM EXPOSURE & TRAINING.

Since Chris Sailer Kicking and Rubio Long Snapping are the official specialist selection partners, each year, we have the honor of choosing six specialists (2 Kickers, 2 Punters & 2 Long Snappers) to participate in the US ARMY ALL-AMERICAN BOWL and Football University’s ALL-AMERICAN BOWL GAMES (Freshman All-American Bowl & 8th Grade All-American Bowl).

All selections will be made at the FBU TOP GUN SHOWCASE on July 7th – 8th, 2017 in Rock Hill, South Carolina.

*You DO NOT have to participate in an FBU regional camp to qualify this year.

*To be considered for the US ARMY ALL-AMERICAN BOWL, you must participate in the FBU TOP GUN SHOWCASE.

Lock in your spot for the TOP GUN SHOWCASE TODAY!

VISIT: fbu.net

CALL: (973) 366-5027

EMAIL: registration@footballuniversity.org

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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.

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Which Rubio Long Snapping Camps Should I Attend and When?

One of the most common questions that I get asked is, “Which camps should my son attend and when?”.

I have been running Long Snapping lessons, camps, and national events for over a decade now so I know what works out the best for the athletes. In a perfect world, here is exactly what I would do as a parent, and most likely will be doing before you know it.

6th Grade

  • If you feel your son is NOT ready mentally and physically, have him attend at least one Rubio Long Snapping camp as a spectator.  See what it is all about.  I would choose a 1 Day Camp in CA, NC, GA, TX, NJ, FL, WA or IL.  This will give you a chance to meet me and understand the way I work and speak.  Listen to instruction.  Become familiar and comfortable with the camp scene. There is no charge for this.
  • If you feel your son is ready mentally and physically, contact me and we can discuss him actually participating in a Rubio Long Snapping camp. I would choose a 1 Day Camp in CA, NC, GA, TX, NJ, FL, WA or IL. The sooner they get the form down, the better they will be in the long run. Once I get their form down, we just wait for their body to develop and BOOM, you have greatness.

7th Grade

  • If mentally and physically mature enough, I will allow a 7th grader to attend my camps. The sooner they get the form down, the better they will be in the long run. Once I get their form down, we just wait for their body to develop and BOOM, you have greatness.
  • If you feel your son is NOT ready mentally and physically, have him attend at least one Rubio Long Snapping Camp as a spectator.  See what it is all about.  I would choose a 1-day Nike Camps in CA, NC, GA, TX or IL.  This will give you a chance to meet me and understand the way I work and speak.  Listen to instruction.  Become familiar and comfortable with the camp scene. There is no charge for this.
  • Start private lessons with either me or someone I recommend.  Contact me (Rubio@RubioLongSnapping.com) and I will discuss the options.
  • Buy the Chris Sailer Kicking and Rubio Long Snapping Instructional DVD.  This is the best way to learn.  Plus, you can watch it over and over again.

8th Grade

  • This is the time to begin attending Chris Sailer Kicking Camps.  I would choose the 1 Day Camp in CA, NC, GA, TX, NJ, FL, WA or IL.  I would attend ALL 3 camps when Rubio Long Snapping comes to your region of the U.S.  We come to each of these locations 3 times per year (Fall, Winter / Spring, and Summer).
  • At this age, if mentally and physically mature enough (major bonus if they have been to my camps), they should start the Vegas Events. No one will expect anything from an 8th grader, so this should be the least stressful Vegas they will ever encounter. Once again, the sooner they go this, the better they will be in the long run.
  • Continue private and group lessons with Rubio and/or a Rubio Long Snapping private coach.  Contact me (Rubio@RubioLongSnapping.com) and I will discuss the options.
  • If invited, attend the Underclassmen “Invite Only” Event.  This camp is “Invite Only” is for the players and parents.  Learn about your future and how to handle it each step of the way.

9th Grade

  • Attend Rubio Long Snapping  Camps.
  • Attend ALL 3 of the  1-day camps in your region (CA, NC, GA, TX or IL).  We come to each of these locations 3 times per year (Fall, Winter / Spring, and Summer).
  • Attend 1 Camp in another state.  Start to get a feel for travel and other competition.
  • Attend VEGAS EVENTS in both January & May.  The time is now to see what it is all about.  See what it takes at every level (Fr, So, Jr, Sr, JC, College, and Pro).  The experience will pay off!!!  Time to set goals.
  • Continue private and group lessons with Rubio and/or a Rubio Long Snapping private coach.  Contact me (Rubio@RubioLongSnapping.com) and I will discuss the options.
  • If invited, attend the Underclassmen “Invite Only” Event.  This camp is “Invite Only” is for the players and parents.  Continue to learn about your future and how to handle it each step of the way.

10th Grade

  • Attend Rubio Long Snapping  Camps.
  • Attend ALL 3 of the  1-day camps in your region (CA, NC, GA, TX or IL).  We come to each of these locations 3 times per year (Fall, Winter / Spring, and Summer).
  • Attend 1-2 Camps in another state.  Start to get a feel for travel and other competition.
  • Attend VEGAS EVENTS in both January & May.  The time is now to see what it is all about.  See what it takes at every level (Fr, So, Jr, Sr, JC, College, and Pro).  The experience will pay off!!!  Time to set goals.
  • Continue private and group lessons with Rubio and/or a Rubio Long Snapping private coach.  Contact me (Rubio@RubioLongSnapping.com) and I will discuss the options.
  • If invited, attend the Underclassmen “Invite Only” Event.  This camp is “Invite Only” is for the players and parents.  Continue to learn about your future and how to handle it each step of the way.
  • Attend 1 Local College Camp.  These are essentially tryouts.  Go to get experience.  It will pay off for when it really counts.

11th Grade

  • Attend Rubio Long Snapping Camps.
  • Attend ALL 3 of the  1-day camps in your region (CA, NC, GA, TX or IL).  We come to each of these locations 3 times per year (Fall, Winter / Spring, and Summer).
  • Attend 2-3 Camps in another state.  Start to get a feel for travel and other competition.
  • Attend VEGAS EVENTS in both January & May.  This is the time to get your name on the map. College coaches will be setting up their recruit boards.  This is the time to shoot for “TOP 12″ and “Event Elite”!
  • Continue private and group lessons with Rubio and/or a Rubio Long Snapping private coach.  Contact me (Rubio@RubioLongSnapping.com) and I will discuss the options.
  • Attend Multiple College Camps within reason.  These are essentially tryouts.  Be realistic with your skill level.  Attend camps at all levels of college football (D1, D2, D3, etc.)
  • Attend the “TOP 12″ & “Event Elite” Camp.  This is an “Invite Only” Camp that brings together ONLY the best of the best.  You can only get invited by attending the VEGAS Events and proving that you are one of the best while competing again the best.  This camp is the ULTIMATE GOAL.  This is the best camp that you will ever attend, if invited.

12th Grade

  • Attend Rubio Long Snapping Camps.
  • Attend ALL 3 of the  1-day camps in your region (CA, NC, GA, TX or IL).  We come to each of these locations 3 times per year (Fall, Winter / Spring, and Summer).
  • Attend 3-4 Camps in another state.  Start to get a feel for travel and other competition.
  • Attend VEGAS EVENTS in both January & May.  The time is now to prove to every college coach in the United States that you are worthy of a scholarship or walk on spot.  Scholarships and preferred walk on spots will be earned based on performance as a Long Snapper!
  • Continue private and group lessons with Rubio and/or a Rubio Long Snapping private coach.  Contact me (Rubio@RubioLongSnapping.com) and I will discuss the options.
  • DO NOT stop working once you have decided on a college.  This is the #1 mistake made.  Work harder than ever as the next level is even more difficult. DO NOT REST ON YOUR PAST ACCOMPLISHMENTS.…It will catch up with you. Trust me.

College / NFL

  • Attend the College Camp each year to stay sharp and prepare yourself for upcoming seasons and an NFL Future.
  • Rubio Long Snapping will be holding another NFL camp this coming year. Last year’s was a great success with many Long Snappers being brought into NFL camps simply for their performance at the camp! Be on the lookout!

Chris Sailer Kicking and Rubio Long Snapping are the #1 Kicking, Punting, and Long Snapping Businesses in the World.  Feel free to ask around. We will teach and guide you from 7th Grade all through the day that you retire from the NFL.

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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 tomajor colleges and universities just for Long Snapping and many into the NFL as well.

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40 Times from VEGAS XXV

Each Long Snapper was timed twice on Sunday running a 40 yard sprint. Here are their averages (alphabetically).

Adams, C

4.96

Alexander, D

5.87

Aloma, J

5.60

Anderson, K

6.16

Anthony, E

7.68

Appio, Z

5.53

Arent, N

5.26

Arroyo, R

6.98

Arroyo, T

DNP

Ashe, A

5.28

Babb, W

5.71

Baldeck, M

5.89

Bale, J

5.37

Barham, J

5.27

Barstow, S

5.31

Baugus, T

5.45

Beauford, B

5.93

Becker, H

7.13

Bentley, B

5.87

Bettis, J

5.55

Biby, B

5.17

Blaylock, A

5.75

Block, A

5.49

Boudreaux, M

5.40

Boudreaux, T

5.52

Bowling, T

5.32

Brady, J

5.38

Brennan, C

5.67

Brennan, J

5.05

Buis, M

5.83

Burcher, M

5.81

Cadavieco, M

6.01

Calcagno, J

5.71

Cameron, B

5.50

Campbell, G

5.82

Cantrell, D

5.46

Capp, B

5.58

Carty, A

5.95

Casillas, M

6.05

Castro, D

7.09

Ceballos, N

5.53

Cervantes, G

6.36

Cesear, J

4.64

Chase, D

5.50

Cline, G

5.31

Clore, C

6.42

Cognetti, D

5.95

Colwell, J

5.85

Comaroto, P

5.68

Coughlin, P

5.58

Cruikshank, W

5.83

Crum, G

6.37

Culbertson, R

5.60

Curry, M

5.53

Daggett, B

5.75

Daniel, G

5.72

Davis, J

5.68

Den Bleyker, J

5.09

Dhabalt, T

5.33

Dickerson, E

5.01

Diffee, D

5.41

DioGuardi, B

5.77

Dixon, J

4.98

Drager, L

5.52

Durham, N

5.82

Eatherly, G

5.16

Eckelberg, K

6.25

Edwards, A

5.60

Eitemiller, S

5.64

Eldridge, D

6.17

England, Z

5.88

English, M

5.36

Epley, T

5.25

Farnsworth, W

4.73

Fean, T

5.36

Ferguson, B

5.24

Finnicum, C

5.49

Fisher, J

5.96

Fletcher, N

5.55

Fletcher, T

5.31

Foley, M

5.94

Freeman, H

5.31

Freund, F

5.44

Gaines, R

8.05

Galvan, O

5.64

Giammalva, L

5.09

Gibbs, K

5.43

Gibson, J

5.83

Gifford, B

5.97

Gilbert, O

5.40

Gilliam, T

5.95

Givens, T

5.27

Gluhaich, G

5.16

Goodison, M

5.39

Goodwin, J

6.03

Grant, Z

5.62

Griffiths, T

5.48

Guthrie, J

5.66

Hale, B

5.38

Hall, M

5.94

Hamilton, L

5.00

Haney, J

5.11

Hasty-Grant, T

5.47

Hayes, D

6.39

Hayes, K

5.65

Hernandez, C

5.87

Hess, J

6.94

Hiett, R

5.94

Hoffman, H

5.60

Holman, J

5.79

Hutson, N

5.59

Jacobs, Z

5.90

Jacobson, J

5.56

Jaffe, G

5.57

James, C

5.66

Jenkins, E

6.47

Jenkins, S

5.27

Jerman, D

5.80

Johnson, D

5.41

Jumper, B

5.09

Karres, G

5.21

Kelleher, K

5.54

Kemp, P

5.58

Key, J

6.05

King, J

6.01

Kirkegaard, C

5.15

Klippenstein, K

5.65

Klotz, S

5.50

Klusman, L

5.29

Knight, J

5.74

Knight, M

5.63

Knowlton, J

5.72

Korinek, S

5.44

Koziel, B

5.50

Kragero, C

5.42

Kramer, T

5.44

LaCilento, M

6.29

Lauvai, I

5.49

Lawson, E

6.32

Lawver, C

6.10

Leath, W

5.42

Leckrone, M

6.06

Lefton, P

7.01

Letter, J

5.27

Long, C

5.60

Lowery, B

5.80

Magness, J

5.71

Mahorney, J

6.05

Marker, J

7.67

Markgraf, K

5.80

McCracken, D

5.27

McCullough, L

5.40

McCullough, R

6.01

McDonough, C

5.13

Merickel, T

5.64

Meyer, S

5.95

Michaelsen, A

5.67

Miller, G

6.23

Miller, J

6.02

Miller, S

5.84

Mimbs, T

5.33

Mimoun, J

5.87

Mitchell, C

4.88

Mitchell, J

5.51

Monaco, P

5.33

Moore, I

5.74

Moore, J

5.76

Moss, Z

5.56

Muller, R

4.68

Munoz, J

5.29

Munsey, J

5.89

Murphy, J

5.75

Myers, J

5.63

Nicholas, T

5.75

Nielsen, C

6.41

Noth, D

5.41

O’Connor, K

5.96

O’Donoghue, M

5.63

Oak, R

5.00

Ober, J

5.00

Oliveira, M

5.41

Pagel, J

5.34

Palmer, D

5.60

Paprota, D

5.72

Parris, R

6.18

Petrucci, K

6.40

Piatt, C

5.42

Picerelli, J

5.26

Pladson, W

6.54

Plash, S

5.16

Pohlman, E

5.21

Pool, L

5.70

Poujol, M

5.37

Powell, K

5.51

Prevette, K

6.02

Probst, J

5.31

Quiggle, J

5.19

Racina, N

5.47

Raines, J

5.78

Ramos, J

5.53

Ramos, J

6.02

Ratliff, A

5.08

Ray, J

5.37

Reeves, A

5.61

Reiter, D

6.30

Reiter, R

6.43

Richardson, B

6.28

Riddle, C

6.60

Riordan, J

5.32

Robinson, B

6.22

Robinson, P

5.67

Rubenstein, J

5.91

Ruff, R

5.58

Sablan, S

5.87

Sablan, T

5.98

Sainsbury, B

6.15

Sak, H

5.52

Samarzich, C

5.43

Samarzich, S

5.90

Sassler, B

5.21

Sayan, C

6.03

Schoenberger, Z

6.30

Scoggins, G

6.18

Scott, C

6.70

Seacat, I

4.94

Shannon, J

5.10

Sharp, D

5.41

Shores, S

5.25

Siegel, S

5.35

Simmons, R

5.61

Skinner, Q

5.51

Skrobot, G

5.21

Smith, M

5.50

Smith, M. B.

5.12

Snodgrass, P

5.42

Sokach-Minnick, T

5.66

Somers, S

5.72

Soto, M

5.41

Spiewak, A

5.65

Stephenson, Q

5.69

Steward, G

6.35

Stracener, T

5.65

Sullivan, B

5.28

Suter, R

5.68

Tanner, J

5.94

Tebbetts, C

5.97

Thomas, A

6.86

Thomas, K

5.52

Thomas, P

5.78

Thompson, T

6.26

Toothman, A

6.93

Torres, L

5.92

Trammel, N

5.37

Tulo, A

5.93

Turner, N

5.61

Urbach, C

5.12

Vaca, J

5.96

Varnell, K

4.98

Vaughn, J

5.57

Vega, J

5.99

Walker, R

6.32

Walsh, K

5.53

Walsh, R

5.92

Walsh, S

6.22

Watkins, B

5.22

Watkins, R

5.72

Watson, B

5.77

Wellenhoffer, J

5.42

Weneta, N

5.34

Wethli, S

5.79

Wilcox, R

5.57

Wilhite, P

5.76

Williams, P

6.25

Willis, B

6.43

Wirtel, S

5.02

Wood, C

5.96

Wood, Z

5.87

Workman, J

5.32

Worthen, J

6.87

Wright, H

5.15

Wyatt, B

5.31

Zakavec, J

5.75

Zimolzak, B

5.28

Zindler, Z

5.16

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2015 Spring and Summer Camps

Here we go, you have seen what others say about Rubio Long Snapping and now is the time to get involved. Here is a list, and explanations, of the Rubio Long Snapping spring and summer schedule for 2015

Tyler Griffiths 2014 Fall INSTRUCTIONAL, EVALUATION & EXPOSURE CAMPS

Spring and summer Long Snapping Camps are open to ALL levels Long Snappers. You do NOT have to be invited to attended any spring or summer Rubio Long Snapping Instructional Camps. These Long Snapping Camps are open to Long Snappers from 8th grade (younger with permission from Rubio) through college. The winners of each camp receive a FREE admission to the May Vegas Event put on by Rubio Long Snapping (travel and accommodations excluded). Please note: these camps will sell out quickly!

These camps are one day camps that offer instruction, film and classroom session, Long Snapping Discussion, NCSA recruiting meeting, Nutritional Discussion and Competition. Attending these camps gives you top notch instruction and the chance to be added to the Rubio Long Snapping Player Ranking Section of the website.

Why attend? To get the best instruction and the most exposure possible in the world as a Long Snapper, to be ranked with Rubio Long Snapping, to receive a Rubio Long Snapping shirt, To be filmed for YouTube (Long Snappers),To have the chance to win FREE admission to the Chris Sailer Kicking and Rubio Long Snapping National Spring Event in May in Las Vegas (travel and accommodations not included)

  • March 1, CA – SOLD OUT! (please email Rubio@RubioLongSnapping.com for the the wait list as spots tend to open up)
  • March 15, TX – SOLD OUT! (please email Rubio@RubioLongSnapping.com for the the wait list as spots tend to open up)
  • March 28, NC – SOLD OUT! (please email Rubio@RubioLongSnapping.com for the the wait list as spots tend to open up)
  • March 29, GA – SOLD OUT! (please email Rubio@RubioLongSnapping.com for the the wait list as spots tend to open up)
  • April 12, IL – SOLD OUT! (please email Rubio@RubioLongSnapping.com for the the wait list as spots tend to open up)
  • July 11, IL
  • July 23, TX
  • July 25, NC
  • July 26, GA
  • July 29, CA

You can register for any Rubio Long Snapping spring and summer camp HERE

VEGAS EVENT - 2014VEGAS EVENTS

As you know, the Vegas Events are the biggest and best Long Snapping camps in the world. They are truly a national event to see how you compete against the best in the nation, and world. The May Event, or VEGAS XXVI, is the second largest Long Snapping camp we run (VEGAS XXV in January is the biggest). The main difference is the weather and there are less seniors since many have already stepped onto their college campuses for their next stage of their life.

The Vegas Events are NOT an invite only camp. They are first come, first served. Long Snappers ranging from 8th grade – JC are allowed to attend.

This is the SUPER BOWL for Long Snappers. No other kicking event comes close to the exposure offered by the National Snapping Events. Rubio Long Snapping is, by far, the most credible recruiting source for Long Snappers in the country. The “TOP 12” and “EVENT ELITE” is the list to be on if you are seeking national exposure. From the Vegas Events, the Rubio Long Snapping Staff will select the “TOP 12” Seniors/JC & the “TOP 12” Underclassman (January) and “Event Elite” (May). Over 90% of the “TOP 12” have received full ride D1A scholarships in the past. Over 99% members of the “TOP 12” have gone on to play college football. In addition the “TOP 12” Underclassman will be invited to attend an exclusive summer camp to train and compete amongst that elite group.  The Competition Finals Round Winners (FG, Punt, and LS) will receive FREE Rubio Long Snapping Camps for 1 FULL YEAR. (Excludes transportation and Hotel). The Vegas Events offer the best exposure possible for Long Snappers. Rubio Long Snapping have personal relationships with over 100 D1A Universities and many more at other levels. This is your chance to get recognized on a national scale. Rubio Long Snapping work very closely with Scout.com, Rivals.com, Espn.com, etc. and have also been featured in Sports Illustrated, USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, Deadspin, etc.

  • VEGAS XXVI Prep Camp, May 3, CA
  • VEGAS XXVI, Small Group Sessions, May 8 – SOLD OUT! (please email Rubio@RubioLongSnapping.com for the the wait list as spots tend to open up)
  • VEGAS XXVI, May 9-10

You can register for any Rubio Long Snapping VEGAS EVENT HERE

TOP GUN groupFBU CAMPS

For the second year in a row, Rubio Long Snapping and Chris Sailer Kicking will be teaming up with FBU to run their specialists portions of their camps. FBU is the world’s largest football training service and has hired us to handle their Long Snapping section. It is an honor and we are proud to do it again. It is a top notch organization that benefits countless athletes across the country.

This year, Rubio Long Snapping will be running more camps in order to hit more areas around the country. To be able to do this, I will only be at certain locations. The locations in italics are camps that I will personally be at this spring and summer. Those not in italics, will have two senior Rubio Long Snapping instructors in attendance (staff members that have been with me for well over 30 camps). They will follow the same format as myself and report directly to FBU and yours truly.

We will be choosing the two Long Snappers that will participate in the US ARMY ALL-AMERICAN BOWL at the FBU TOP GUN CAMP in Ohio on July 16-18. Chris Sailer Kicking will also be selecting the East Bay Youth All-American for the Class of 2019 (Freshman All-American Bowl) and 2020 (8th Grade All-American Bowl) at the FBU TOP GUN CAMP in Ohio on July 16-18. You MUST be invited to the TOP GUN camp by performing well at one of the regional camps prior to the TOP GUN Camp. Bottom line, you will have to do well at one of the camps, that the Chris Sailer Kicking staff  is in attendance at, to pick up an invite from myself and/or one of my senior instructors.

You will need a code to register for an FBU camp, and since you are a Rubio Long Snapper, you will have it right now: CR15. Use this code to register now for an FBU camp as they will sell out.

  • April 24-25, Central Florida
  • May 1-2, North Carolina
  • May 1-2, Dallas
  • May 15-16, New Jersey
  • May 22-23, Atlanta
  • May 29-30, South Florida
  • June 5-6, Chicago
  • June 5-6, San Francisco
  • June 19-20, Los Angeles
  • June 19-20, Houston
  • July 10-11, Ohio
  • July 16-18, Dublin, Ohio, TOP GUN CAMP (this is the camp where the US ARMY BOWL ALL-AMERICANS, FRESHMAN ALL-AMERICANS & 8TH GRADE ALL-AMERICANS will be selected)

COLLEGE LEVEL CAMP

  • June 29-30, CA

This camp will be ONLY for 4 year university college Long Snappers AND Long Snappers entering into a 4 year university. 1st year JC and freshman, sophomores and juniors in high school can NOT attend this camp.

This will be a very high level camp that will be run similarly to the TOP 12 and EVENT ELITE camp. Cost of the camp will include hotel, transportation to the fields and the instruction. This camp is built for Long Snappers looking to dominate the college camp and get ready for the NFL.

You can register for the Rubio Long Snapping College Camp HERE

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  • March 3, CA

You (the specialists) asked for it, you got it. They (NFL coaches) asked for it, they got it. As you know, Chris Sailer and myself have always run the biggest and best exposure camps for high school Long Snappers and kickers. Now it is time for us to move completely into the NFL realm to give the needed exposure to our college athletes.

Chris Sailer and myself have been asked COUNTLESS times to run a free agent camp since it is something that has been lacking for quite some time in the world of specialists. It is now time. This one day camp will be a showcase for NFL coaches. There will be little coaching (you shouldn’t need a ton if you are at this camp) as this camp will all be about exposure. NFL coaches and personnel will be on hand to personally see the Long Snappers in action.

In order to attend this camp, you must be out of college and be eligible for the NFL draft.

You can register for the NFL Free Agent camp HERE (spots will be limited)

Rubio, Saban and SailerCOLLEGE CAMPS

Rubio Long Snapping will be in charge of several university led college camps across the country. These are camps that the universities put on and have us run. You will register through THEIR site. Here is the list, so far, as more will be added once the dates are finalized…

  • Alabama, June 6
  • Texas A&M, June 8
  • Oregon, June 13
  • UCLA, June 18
  • LSU, July 19
  • USC, TBD

TOP 12 & EVENT ELITE CAMP

This camp is open ONLY to those invited personally by Chris Rubio. You are chosen to attend this camp by performing extremely well at either the January or May National Snapping Events in Las Vegas. Do NOT sign up for this camp unless you have been formally invited by  Rubio. Former “TOP 12” and “EVENT ELITE” members includes countless college and NFL players, All-Americans, NFL Pro Bowlers and Super Bowl participants.

Top 12 and Event Elite - 2014Some Long Snapping “TOP 12” Alumni: Christian Yount (Cleveland Browns), Justin Drescher (New Orleans Saints), Aaron Brewer (Denver Broncos), Jon Weeks (Houston Texans) to name a few.

The “TOP 12” is chosen after the January Event (VEGAS XXV) and the “EVENT ELITE” is chosen after the spring Event (VEGAS XXVI). There are obviously 12 chosen for the “TOP 12” and there is no set number for the “EVENT ELITE”. Those that deserve it and are top of their class in May, get chosen…it could be one, it could be 20.

The success rate of those we have been selected in the past that go on to play college football (most on scholarship) is over 95%.

Invites go out after each Vegas Event.

  • June 15-17, CA

Underclassmen Invite Event - 2014UNDERCLASSMEN INVITE EVENT

You will almost think of this Event as a baby TOP 12 & EVENT ELITE Camp. This two day event is a camp that Rubio Long Snapping will be completely gearing towards the athletes and their parents/guardians. This camp is meant to not only get the athletes headed in the right direction in the beginning of their high school careers, but also the parents as well. It will provide information regarding nutrition, social media, recruiting, film, education and, of course, on field instruction. This event is just as much for the parents/guardians as it is the athletes!

College recruiting for Long Snappers is finally getting where it needs to be. Scholarships are being offered earlier and earlier each year. Early exposure is necessary these days. The Rubio Long Snapping Underclassmen “Invite Only” Event is the perfect opportunity to make a name for yourself and solidify your national ranking at the perfect time. The middle of the summer is now the time college coaches build their underclassmen lists. You want to be on that list. This camp will get you there. It is also your first opportunity to prove that you are a “TOP 12” candidate in your class. The camp is set for early July for a reason, college coaches asked us to do this. They want the inside track early. Don’t be surprised to see more and more underclassmen offered during the season in the near future.

There will be formal meetings/classroom sessions on individual topics such as: Training (what level is right for the underclassmen athlete, how often, proper techniques), Nutrition and Lifting (Good habits, bad habits), Social Media (Setting up and using the proper social media outlets – this has become a must), Filming (proper angles, techniques, times, set up), Education (the importance of it, standards, year by year plan)

Invites go out in May.

  • June 19-20, CA

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Rubio Long Snapper Earns Freshman All-American Honors!

IMG_0055Rubio Long Snapper Bobby Joe Nielsen has been named a Freshman All-American at Midwestern State for USA College Football Division II!

Nielsen has been with Rubio Long Snapping since 2012 and is one of those Long Snappers that never stopped improving. He has excellent form and an even better attitude.

He as also chosen as an All-Conference Long Snapper as well. All of this, while having a torn MCL. WOW!

Congratulations to Bobby Joe and his family!

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Happy Ranksgiving to the Class of 2018 Long Snappers

The rankings are completed for ALL  2018 Long Snappers that participated in the Rubio Long Snapping fall Camp in IL.

Next ranking opportunity will be in NC on November 22, GA on November 23rd and at VEGAS XXV.

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Ross Hinders

This class of Long Snappers is starting to grow some roots. VEGAS XXV will be very interesting to see who can really jump out to an early lead in the class.

  • The best 2018 Long Snapper at the camp was Ross Hinders. Ross was throwing some good heat all day and even could dip into the .7s.
  • Ryan Walsh might have the best form in his class and is snapping with a ton of confidence.
  • Ron Gaines is a large man with a lot of potential that showed good form and potential in IL.
  • Matt Knight was very impressive for his first Rubio Long Snapping camp.

Notables: Keaton Prevette and Albert Tulo

KEY POINTS:

  • My rankings are NOT done just from The Rubio Target
  • My rankings are NOT done from some mathematical formula.
  • My rankings ARE done by me and only me. That is why they take a good amount of time. (Think of it this way, it takes MONTHS to build a Rolls Royce but only hours to build an average car)
  • My rankings are based off of this blog I wrote about what makes a Long Snapper great.
  • If you would like anything added to your profile page, simply email me (Rubio@RubioLongSnapping.com) the information and consider it done.
  • All Long Snappers are ranked after their first fall camp of their freshman year in high school.

A Long Snapper has the ability to adjust their ranking anytime I see them LIVE, not on video.

For the rankings section, simply go to RubioLongSnapping.com  rollover PLAYER RANKINGS, rollover which CLASS you are looking for, click that CLASS, click LONG SNAPPERS and find your name.

Be sure to check out the amazing recap video below from the Rubio Long Snapping fall camp in IL.

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Is Your Son Ready for a Rubio Long Snapping Camp?

“Rubio, I’m nervous my son is not ready for your camp since he is just starting out”

“Rubio, all your camps have a ton of great Long Snappers and I don’t know if my son will be able to handle it”

“Rubio, how do I know if my son is ready for your camps?”

“Rubio, what skill level is required for your camps?

There are all very common questions that I get continuously throughout the year. The answer is simple: your child is ready. Now. Yup, now.

Here is the thing…Yes, there are many great Long Snappers at my camps, but do you know how they became great, by going when they weren’t great.

For every amazing Long Snapper you see, I can EASILY show you film of them being absolutely terrible. Everyone starts from somewhere. Like I always say, no one comes out of their mother snapping a .75. It takes time, it takes good form, it takes effort, it takes working hard AND smart. It happens. It always does.

Great example is Rubio Long Snapper Taybor Pepper of Michigan St. The first video is from 8th grade where he is, let’s just say, not really great. The second is from this past summer where he is, lets just say, phenomenal. (P.S. I could show you HUNDREDS of examples like Taybor)

Bottom line, there is no time like the present to get your kid to a Rubio Long Snapping campThe sooner I see him and get him going with the proper form, the better he will be in the long run. If he goes to someone who doesn’t know what they are doing first, I have to correct all of the mistakes then start building the form to greatness.

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Happy Ranksgiving to the Class of 2017 Long Snappers

The rankings are completed for ALL 2017 Long Snappers that participated in the Rubio Long Snapping CA Camp on February 23, 2014!

This class is just starting out and a couple kids are already starting to shine. It is always fun to watch the young Long Snappers and how quickly things can change in the rankings over the years.

KEY POINTS:

  • My rankings are NOT done just from the Target
  • My rankings are NOT done from some mathematical formula.
  • My rankings ARE done by me and only me.
  • My rankings are based off of this blog I wrote about what makes a Long Snapper great.
  • If you would like anything added to your profile page, simply email me (Rubio@RubioLongSnapping.com) the information and consider it done.
  • All Long Snappers are ranked after their first fall camp of their freshman year in high school.

A Long Snapper has the ability to adjust their ranking anytime I see them LIVE, not on video.

For the rankings for the class of 2017, please go HERE

2017 Rankings

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Happy Ranksgiving to the Class of 2017 Long Snappers from the Vegas Event

The rankings are completed for ALL 2017 Long Snappers that participated in the Rubio Long Snapping Las Vegas Event on January 18-19!

This class is just starting out and a couple kids are already starting to shine. It is always fun to watch the young Long Snappers and how quickly things can change in the rankings over the years.

KEY POINTS:

  • My rankings are NOT done just from the Target
  • My rankings are NOT done from some mathematical formula.
  • My rankings ARE done by me and only me.
  • My rankings are based off of this blog I wrote about what makes a Long Snapper great.
  • If you would like anything added to your profile page, simply email me (Rubio@RubioLongSnapping.com) the information and consider it done.
  • All Long Snappers are ranked after their first fall camp of their freshman year in high school.

A Long Snapper has the ability to adjust their ranking anytime I see them LIVE, not on video.

For the rankings for the class of 2017, please go HERE

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Underclassmen Invite Event – RECAP

Over 50 Long Snappers from around the country came out the Underclassmen Invite Event in Los Angeles, CA for the weekend of June 29-30. This camp is special, not simply for it being the top 2017, 2016 and 2015 Long Snappers in the country, but also because it completely allows the parents/guardians to become a member of it as well. Over half of the weekend is spent in the classroom learning about recruiting from a parent’s point of view, fitness/nutrition, NCSA, Herbalife and social media. To say the weekend is packed with information would be a massive understatement. Not only did these Long Snappers gain knowledge on the field and in the classroom, they also gained many lifelong friends. The camaraderie of the group was overwhelming.

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Terry Thompson was exceptional in guiding the parents through the recruiting process

The weekend started off with a phenomenal classroom session led by Rich Goudis and Terry Thompson advising the parents about the recruiting process through a parent’s eyes. Rich and Terry have had a kicker and Long Snapper, respectively, go through the Chris Sailer Kicking and Rubio Long Snapping process and were able to guide the parents in the process. I have heard nothing but good things about their speeches/q&a session from parents that were in the room.

All of the specialists were in a separate room with myself and Chris Sailer running over the details off the weekend and getting them ready for greatness…physically and mentally.

After the morning session, the specialists were led on the field to gain the best instruction possible in two sessions. The Long Snappers were attentive, listened well and all improved. The first day was a massive success.

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Terry Crosby did a great job in leading the social media seminar.

The second day started off with Chris Sailer and myself going through a year by year recruiting breakdown in high school for parents and specialists. After this, an amazing social media seminar was led by Terry Crosby who led the audience through a journey of ups and downs in social media with MANY solid examples. After this segment, there is no excuse for all parties knowing the ins and outs of social media.

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Van Hook was outstanding when he spoke to the parents and Long Snappers.

Following Terry Crosby was Brian Van Hook talking to the parents and Long Snappers about lifting, nutrition and stretching. Van Hook was overflowing with information and the audience couldn’t ask questions fast enough. This entire segment, like the others, was fantastic for all involved.

The final two classroom sessions were led by Herbalife and NCSA. Two dynamic speakers were brought in and they did not disappoint.

After lunch, all Long Snappers were on the field for competition and their YouTube videos (which are already uploaded). The Long Snappers did not disappoint. The overall winner of the camp was Garrett Wilson (2015, NC). Garrett is built very long and has quick hands. Sky is the limit for him as he has a huge upside. Handles pressure well and was great all weekend.

Some other top Long Snappers were….

2017/2016

Mitch Hall – (2017) Long Snapper has tremendous form is growing rapidly and is showing no signs of slowing down.

John Aloma – (2016) Long Snapper left no doubt he is one of the best in the country. He has exceptional form and snaps a very quick ball for his age.

Travis Arroyo – (2016) Massive Long Snapper with great form and attitude. Keep an eye on him over the next three years…and beyond.

Josh Brady – (2016) Showed a big upside and listens well. VERY quick learner.

Damon Johnson – (2016) Improving by the second and is extremely close to having it all click. When it does, this will be bad news for other Long Snappers in his class. Consistency will be key.

Conner Kirkegaard – (2016) Great speed and power from this Long Snapper. Very close to putting it all together.

Scott Meyer – (2016) Was very impressive with his size and smoothness of his snap. Big upside.

Donald Reiter – (2016) Has a great attitude, a tight spiral and is extremely accurate. Love the direction he is headed, physically and mentally.

John Shannon – (2016) Did as expected all weekend: GREAT. Built well and is solid with his form. Some slight tweaks will make him one of the greats.

2015

Jeremy Ashworth – Did a tremendous job all weekend. Great form and quick hands. Solid improvement.

Peter Comarato – When he is on, he is really on. Has the ability to easily snap a D1 ball at times.

Darren Diffee – Continues to impress me with his form and snapping. The more aggressive he gets, the better he will be with his snapping.

Tyler Douglas – Built like a senior and snaps like one at times. Consistency will be huge for him.

Wes Farnsworth – Long, athletic and massive upside. Watch him. Could be the dark horse of the group.

Ryan Farr – Was the best Long Snapper at the camp all weekend. Almost blasé when he snaps the ball. SKY IS THE LIMIT for Farr.

Matt Foley – Has improved a ton and is looking to make quite a name for himself.

Harrison Goebel – Massive frame, long arms, BIG upside. I really like what I see from him. Easy TOP 12 choice next year if he continues on this path.

Tyler Griffiths – Built well and snaps hard. Great direction and drive.

Ben Makowski – VERY impressed with Makowski all weekend. Works hard and smart….and it is obvious. Great Long Snapper and person.

Steven Nixon – Was snapping bullets all weekend. He just keeps getting better.

Jordan Ober – LONG athlete that will be top kid as he gets some size.

Ryan Simmons – Excellent form and attitude. Very accurate. The harder he snaps, the better he will be.

Garrett Stotts – Caught my eye all weekend with his size (thick and strong) and his snapping. Great attitude.

Austin Spence – Built very long. Massive upside.

Chase Urbach – Body is coming along nicely. Great form. The more confidence he has with his snapping, the better he will be.

Hunter Varga – Solid all weekend. He snaps hard and he is great…when he snaps hard.

Next stop for Rubio Long Snapping will be CA on July 11, LSU on July 13, NC on July 15, GA on July 17, College Camp in CA on July 19-21, MA on July 25, IL on July 27 and CA Season Prep Camp on July 29th. Be sure to follow Rubio Long Snapping on Twitter (@TheChrisRubio) and Facebook (Rubio Long Snapping) for continuous information!

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So, You Didn’t Make the Underclassmen Invite Event Cut….Now What?

As you know, Chris Sailer and I sent out the invites to the Underclassmen Invite Event in CA yesterday. Many woke up happy today, while many were left wondering what happened.

The world is not ending. If you did not get invited, you can still prove yourself to us either at the remaining spring camps (NC, GA and even CA Prep) and, more importantly, at the 11th Annual National Snapping Spring Event in Las Vegas on May 4-5, 2013. Sailer and I will be choosing a couple deserving athletes from these locations.

Therefore, if you feel that you are deserving of being invited, prove it to us in either NC, GA, CA and/or VEGAS!

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Confused as to what this camp really is all about? Here you go:

Underclassmen Invite Event –
Date: June 29-30, 2013

Location: Sherman Oaks Notre Dame HS, CA

Description: This two day event is the first time that Chris Sailer Kicking and Rubio Long Snapping will be completely gearing a camps towards the athletes and their parents/guardians.  This camp is meant to not only get the athletes headed in the right direction in the beginning of their high school careers, but also the parents as well.  It will provide information regarding nutrition, social media, recruiting, film, education and, of course, on field instruction. This event is just as much for the parents/guardians as it is the athletes!

There will be formal meetings/classroom sessions on individual topics such as….

1. Training (what level is right for the underclassmen athlete, how often, proper techniques)

2. Nutrition and Lifting (Good habits, bad habits)

3. Social Media (Setting up and using the proper social media outlets – this has become a must)

4. Filming (proper angles, techniques, times, set up)

5. Education (the importance of it, standards, year by year plan)

College recruiting for Kickers, Punters and Long Snappers is finally getting where it needs to be.  Scholarships are being offered earlier and earlier each year.  Early exposure is necessary these days.  The Chris Sailer Kicking and Rubio Long Snapping Nike Underclassmen “Invite Only” Event is the perfect opportunity to make a name for yourself and solidify your national ranking at the perfect time.  The middle of the summer is now the time college coaches build their underclassmen lists.  You want to be on that list.  This camp will get you there.  It is also your first opportunity to prove that you are a “TOP 12” candidate in your class.  The camp is set for early July for a reason, college coaches asked us to do this.  They want the inside track early.  Don’t be surprised to see more and more underclassmen offered during the season in the near future.  

Camp Includes:
Instruction, Video Analysis, Recruiting Meeting, Parent Meetings, Competition, YouTube recruiting video, a Chris Sailer Kicking / Rubio Long Snapping shirt and a chance to be ranked with Chris Sailer Kicking / Rubio Long Snapping.

Who can attend: 
Kickers, Punters and Long Snappers that will be entering the 9th, 10th or 11th grade. This is an INVITE ONLY EVENT. You must be invited by Chris Sailer or Chris Rubio to attend.

How do you get invited:
1: Chris Rubio evaluation that shows you have college potential and/or commitment.
2: Recommendation  
3: Invitations will begin being sent out starting April 8   

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Spring Ball is the Time of the Year When…

Spring Ball is the time of the year when football players and coaches come together to see who has been working hard or hardly working.

Spring Ball is the time of the year when no one’s job is safe.

Spring Ball is the time of the year when the starter can separate himself from the backup.

Spring Ball is the time of the year when the backup can overtake the starter.

Spring Ball is the time of the year when you meet with your coaches to discuss your position on the team.

Spring Ball is the time of the year when the walk-on can show the coaches he can do it under pressure.

Spring Ball is the time of the year when the scholarship athlete leaves no doubt he is worth the money.

Spring Ball is the time of the year when you show everyone why you did all of those drills during the winter.

Spring Ball is the time of the year when you want to hide because you haven’t been preparing.

Spring Ball is the time of the year when you decide your destiny for next season.

What is yours?

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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.

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10 Common Questions Regarding the Spring Vegas Event

1. How do I get invited to the 11th Annual National Snapping Spring Event in Las Vegas? You don’t! It is not an invite only camp. It is a first come, first served Event. You register and you are in. 

2. How old do you have to be to attend the 11th Annual National Snapping Spring Event in Las Vegas? All levels of High School through second year of Junior College. I will allow younger if it is pre-approved through me. Seniors should still be attending since we will be right in the middle of the third wave of recruiting.

3. Is the 11th Annual National Snapping Spring Event in Las Vegas only for advanced Long Snappers? NO, it is open to all levels of Long Snappers. The early you go, the better you will be in the long run. Trust me, I have seen it countless times. Don’t be the guy who waits and then blows it because they were too nervous. Go early and get your butterflies knocked out sooner than later. 

4. Will there be small group sessions this spring? Yes! There will be a 4-5 pm and 5-6 pm session. They are one hour blocks meant to knock off the rust, get some last minute fine-tuning in and get used to the fields, brand new football and myself. 

5. Is there a hotel you recommend for the Long Snappers and their parents? Yes, we have a group rate with the JW Marriott. It is about one mile from the fields and is superb.

6. When should we book flights? Plan on arriving on Friday and either leaving after 7 pm on Sunday evening (camp will end at 5 pm) or Monday morning.

7. Is there a rental car company you recommend? Yes, for rental cars, follow these steps: Go to www.enterprise.com, Fill in the information as dates and times needed, In the optional area you will add L540231 and then click continue, The next screen will ask for a PIN which is RUB, Choose your car and enjoy the discount.

8. If I have spring ball on friday, can I arrive on Saturday morning? Yes, but I MUST be notified as early as possible so I can put you in a later group on Saturday. 

9. Why is the 11th Annual National Snapping Spring Event in Las Vegas important? It is a major one for the final recruitment of seniors (look at #2), beyond important for the underclassmen as their recruiting will just be going into high gear and your only chance to be selected to the EVENT ELITE (the EVENT ELITE will join The TOP 12 at the Invite Only TOP 12 and EVENT ELITE camp this summer in CA)

10. What do I get for attending the 11th Annual National Snapping Spring Event in Las Vegas? The best on Long Snapping instruction in the world, a Rubio Long Snapping shirt, a profile page with Rubio Long Snapping, a YouTube video to be used at your discretion, a recruiting and nutritional seminar at the hotel, a chance to make the EVENT ELITE and the winner of the camp receives one year of free Rubio Long Snapping camps (accommodations and transportation not included).

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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.

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Top 7 Things a Coach Asks Me about a Possible Recruit….

How are his grades? (No grades, no college….pretty simple concept, I would hope)

What type of person is he? (Long Snappers have a lot of free time and they want someone they don’t have to worry about)

Would you let him date your daughter? (In other words, can they trust you)

Is he coachable? (Nothing upsets a coach more than someone who thinks they are better than coaching that hears what they are saying and not listening. Trust me, they, and I, know the staring through someone trick)

Do you think he has “it?” (If you don’t know about this, you don’t have “it”)

Does he have video on YouTube? (the only time they bring up another video service, like Brand H, it is with disgust and DVD’s are pretty much obsolete)

Would you hang out with him? (Pretty much rolls with #2, #3, #4 and #5)

In case you haven’t figured it out yet, they don’t ask too much about a recruit’s athletic ability. They will know all about that from talking to me and your football coach. A coach, at any level, and agents, will want to know about things that usually aren’t on paper since those things will play a major role, in the long run, in how you do on the field.

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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.

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Rubio Long Snapper Daniel LaMontagne picks up Award

Long time Rubio Long Snapper Daniel LaMontagne of Furman University has been named to the All-Freshman Team for the Southern Conference! This is a massive honor and couldn’t happen to a better person.

LaMontagne has been with Rubio Long Snapping for over two years and just continues to improve with each showing at a camp. Originally, his form was a tad off and he was little undersized. He worked right and hard to achieve greatness. He is now, obviously, one of the best Long Snappers in his class. Tremendous attitude and work ethic make him an excellent snapper and person for Furman University to have on their roster.

LaMontagne will be on the Rubio Long Snapping staff this January at the 11th Annual National Snapping Event in Las Vegas. See you there.

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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.

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Rubio Long Snapper Jeff Overbaugh dominating at SDSU

Dominating Rubio Long Snapper, Jeff Overbaugh is a five star long snapper for the class of 2012.  Jeff is originally from Anchorage, Alaska where he made ESPN’s high school all-Alaska team, helping his team, the Robert Service High School Cougars to a 10-0-1 overall record in 2011.  Ranked #3 overall in the country by Rubio Long Snapping, The true freshman starter, now playing for San Diego State, heated up in summer camp and didn’t cool off. With twelve regular season games in the books, freshman Jeff Overbaugh is 105 for 105 in all snap attempts.

Jeff is my third Rubio Long Snapper in a row to get picked up by and dominate at San Diego State.  Tyler Schmitt was my first, who has now gone on to be drafted by the Seahawks, and Aaron Brewer was second, who currently is with the Broncos.  Rivals.com said, “Instructor Chris Rubio who rated Jeff a five star D1 ready long snapper must be smiling knowing he got it right.”  Yes, yes I am smiling!  The success of my students is what drives me.

Watch the clip and see for yourself!

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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.

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Adjusting to Something New

All over the country, Long Snappers are right in the mix of starting their football seasons. They are meeting new people, learning new things and possibly even living in new locations. Many are experiencing the exact same things and don’t even know it. I am going to clarify some glaring issues for all….

“My coach is not the same to me now as he was when he was recruiting me”
Well, of course he isn’t. He got what he wanted (you on the team and not playing for someone else) and you are essentially locked in. He did what he did to get you and now YOU have to prove yourself to HIM. He proved himself to you to get you there and now the rolls are reversed. He is the general and you are his soldier. You have a war coming up (season) and he is using you to do the fighting. He NEEDS to make sure you are ready on all accounts. If you are not, he looks like an idiot for recruiting and playing you. If he looks like an idiot, he gets fired and doesn’t get paid. You are with the big boys now and the stakes are higher. Deal with it.

“The other players are treating me like crap because I am a Long Snapper”
This is standard. You know how many of them think what you do is stupid and anyone can do it? You know how many of them are upset you took a scholarship from either a buddy of theirs or even them personally? You know how many of them can’t stand the fact that you get as much stuff (scholarship, gear, etc) as them, yet don’t have to go through the same type of practice as them? Hint: The answer to all is almost 100% of them.

You need to be yourself and take pride in what you do. Don’t act like just a long snapper, you need to act like THE Long Snapper. Take pride in your job. Don’t look down on it. Don’t publicize it too much (they won’t embrace right off the bat) but let them know (by action) that you take a sincere amount of pride in your job (extra drills, always perfecting your craft). This will pay off once they grasp the concept that you aren’t robbing the system, are actually very beneficial to the team and they won’t be able to win without you.
“I am not ready for the speed at this level!”
Very few are right off the bat. It takes time, you just have to be on a strict learning curve. Think about it this way: often, a team will bring in a top notch quarterback, has that quarterback been absolutely flawless? I am betting he has not. Everyone needs some time to adjust and you will as well. The trick is to putting in some extra work the right way (drills, film, meetings with coaches) to ensure that you are learning to deal with the speed at a quicker pace than others. Being overwhelmed is acceptable at the start . Being overwhelmed and not doing a thing about is not.

“I am having a tough time dealing being away from home and making new friends”
It is time to put on your big boy pants. As I stated in my last blog, if you are obsessing about the past, you can’t live in the present and make your future. It is wonderful to have a ton of friends back home and, with the onslaught of social media, it is easier than ever to remain in contact with them. But, now that you have moved on, and hopefully they have as well, it is time to spread your wings and meet new friends. Welcome to the real world and learning to associate with people outside of your comfort zone. Meet new people, learn new things, embrace differences. A couple of my greatest friends in college were not football players and it was definitely a nice change of pace. Once school starts, the possibilities are endless for meeting new people. Try to jump out of your normal routine to find new folks and see what they are all about. You might just be surprised. Remember, it is not what you know, but who you know and how well you know them:) 

I am going to end this blog with some words I took, by permission, from the first Long Snapper I have trained. His name is Casey Hales and he played at Duke back in the day. He looks nothing like a Long Snapper (think surfer that has been sleeping on the beach for a solid decade) but holds the record for most starts at Duke and is an absolutely terrific person. Here is what he had to say about the above statement:

As a freshman in college it’s easy to get frustrated when you’re finding your way in a new environment.Being away from home, in a new state or even across the country can be/is overwhelming at times. You don’t know anyone, you’re doing your best to get around campus, and from time to time you get lost.In this situation it is easy to look back at the comfort and familiarity of your hometown HS relationships and feel even more uncomfortable with the transition to making new friends in College. This is completely natural, but can be a slippery slope if it prohibits you from branching out. 
Adapting to college culture right out of high school is a process. Right out the gates you are holding on to what you know: your home life, HS friends and “remembering what that was like.”As you begin to get settled in and embrace college, you start to slowly let go of the times and experiences from HS to make room for new ones in College. This brings up two important topics to keep in mind: Attachment and Detachment. You will always have your friends from HS, but it’s crucial to make sure you’re not too attached to them, it can consume your energy by dwelling on missing those relationships. It is common to feel the bond of attachment to home and all that is dear to you, but keep in mind the the stages of human development. We must be free and able to detach and search for new friends and experiences. Change is happening all the time all around you, and you need to flow with it. The big key here is to be aware of these feelings, and recognize when you are too attached to something or someone that is preventing you from living an independent lifestyle.In this case, a need to detach yourself from the past to embrace the present i.e. College and everything that awaits you.Don’t sit on the sidelines, there are no spectators here, College is about participating and taking advantage of new opportunities. You will be amazed at what learn about yourself during this time.

I spoke with Casey about this topic last week and wanted to use him as an example. Not because he speaks so well and just dominated college life, but just the opposite and this is something very few people in the world know about him. In the second semester of Casey’s second year in college, he came into my home with his mother and told me he was done with football and school at Duke. He was going to transfer and knew exactly how he was going to do it. He couldn’t handle being away and was having a very rough time adjusting to college life and football.

He and I basically had it out right then and there in my home. We went back and forth with me explaining to him exactly what he was about to throw away (free education and new experiences in lieu of paying for education and experiences he already had). He listened and listened well. He decided to stay at Duke and ended not coming back on his allotted time (spring break, summer, etc) because he was having such a good time out there once he learned to accept and embrace it. He dove head first into college and experienced every single thing it had to offer him.

Never ever forget……
You make your life. Good or bad, you are in control of it. You make it what it is and what it will be. 

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How to BE a Freshman – Part 2

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”
– Mark Twain

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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.

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How to BE a Freshman

BE Quiet – You should be extremely proud of all that you accomplished in high school, but remember just that…it was in high school. If you are lucky enough to play a college sport, you will be surrounded by All-Americans. Get over yourself and keep what you did in the past, in the past. Strive for new accomplishments and dominate.

BE on Time – You should always be at least fifteen minutes early to everything. Be late once and a coach will never, ever forget it. My motto is if you can’t be on time, be early.

BE Responsible – You should know that you are now officially a role model and many people are looking up to you and will want to emulate you. Whether it be the child that wants to be you or the parent that wants their child to be like you, you have a major responsibility to not let them down. Think before you do anything (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram). One slip up can hurt you for the rest of your life.

BE Nice – Whether it’s to the equipment guy, kids wanting an autograph, your parents, your tutors or academic advisor, you need to be nice. There is no doubt that all those involved in your life will speak to one another and if you are rude to one, they will all know and begin to look at you in a different light.

BE Assertive – It is very common for the upperclassmen to try and pick on you. It is what they do so get over it. They are simply testing you to see if you belong on “their” team. Advice: stick up for yourself but don’t start anything. IF, and the key word is if,  someone at practice attempts to push you around, push them back. Don’t take any crap or you will immediately be know as someone with no backbone that they (the team) won’t be able to rely on in a time of need. I repeat, stick up for yourself but don’t start anything.

BE Willing and Able to Adapt – When you go off to college, that is your new home. Accept and embrace it. Know that you are making a change and go in with an open mind. It is a new stage in your life and you need to go into it with wide open arms and not continuously talk about, think about or want to be home. If you are obsessing about the past, you can’t live in the present and make your future.

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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.

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What is Grayshirting?

It pains me to say this, but it is true so I must. Long Snappers are usually the last to get recruited. Please take a moment to catch your breath and pick up all of the things you just threw in rage.
Since we are often so late to the dinner table of scholarship winners (of course, there are your exceptions that dominate early) coaches will often do whatever they can to get us a seat. This is where grayshirting comes in. According to NCAA.org, grayshirting is:
“Grayshirting” is a term used in the recruiting process to describe situations in which a student-athlete delays initial enrollment in a collegiate institution to the winter or spring term after the traditional academic year begins. Students who “grayshirt” often use the fall to take classes part time or choose not to enroll in college at all. “Grayshirting” is not a formal designation by the NCAA or the National Letter of Intent program. If you are interested in “grayshirting” and signing a National Letter of Intent, it is important to review the applicable NLI provisions and to be aware of the informal nature of this commitment.

Let me bottom line it for you, a school will want you to grayshirt if they have filled up all of their spots for their current recruiting class. That way they can bump you to the next class of recruits.

Still hazy? Let me use an example. Say your uber athlethic son is a Long Snapper (given) and he is in the class of 2012. He is outstanding and being heavily recruited because he has been coached well. All of a sudden a certain school makes a big move on him (trips, handwritten letters, phone calls from special teams coach and/or head coach). They want your son and they want to sign him on the dotted line (actually cant do that until Feb of his senior year, but work with me). The problem is they have already offered eleventeen position players (qbs, receivers, running backs, etc) and they are out of scholarships. What to do, what to do? Simple: grayshirt.

They will now ask if this is something you are interested in. Your son would now, essentially, be their first recruit for the class of 2013. He would graduate like normal for his senior year (May/June) but wouldn’t report to his college until January (most report right after graduation if on scholarship to get some extra classes in and to do the “volunteer” workouts over the summer).

I have had a couple of my kids (kids = my Long Snappers) do this and it does work…..with the right person. One of the more notable ones is Christian Yount of UCLA/Pro. He decided to grayshirt, instead of take the normal route, because UCLA really, really wanted him (well done) and he wanted to go there (as he should). It worked for both parties.

There are some definite advantages and disadvantages. Here they are, in my opinion:

DISADVANTAGES:

  • Time off. Your son may think it is the best thing in the world that he will technically have off from graduation until he reports. That could be a nightmare for him and you. Imagine a six month long summer where he has no responsibility. Exactly.
  • Emotions. Many kids that do this have a tough time being the top dog (recruitment, newspapers, etc) to someone who is forgot about for six months. No football for some for that long of a time can be very difficult.
  • Staying in the groove of school. How many times have you heard someone say I am just going to take a semester off to get refreshed and then I am coming back full speed? I think we know the ending of that story nine times out of ten. School and football are usually a good thing for a kid since it gives them a routine. Get them off that routine and oh man.
  • Identity. Sometimes it takes some time for a Long Snapper to adapt to which class he essentially is in when he does report. Is he with his original class of 2012’s (all his age and grad year) or is he with the class he will be signed with (2013, younger but will do all the meetings with)?
ADVANTAGES:
  • Time off. It can be a good thing to let your body heal and really get ready for when you report. The coaches will expect you to be perfect (as they do with any Long Snapper of mine they are bringing in mind you….focus up). High School football can take a major toll on the body. Some coaches are just insane with their lengths of practices and that can be taxing on the old chassis.
  • Socially. You will have to adapt to being able not be a full on football player right off the bat. After speaking with Christian, he said this was huge for him as it forced him to socialize with non-football players while the team was traveling (hint, hint: girls)
  • School. If you do this and have some money available, the best thing is to actually enroll in classes (can’t be a full load) at the school you will be attending. This way you can get a major jump on the rest of the kids in your class (2013 at this point) and you should EASILY be able to graduate on time, and if worked correctly, should be able to get your Masters on their dime. Winner, winner, chicken dinner!
  • School again. Say the money is not obtainable, you can still take JC classes local to you as long as it is not a full load. More units for you to walk into college with. Win.
  • School again again. Getting there a bit early and not having to deal with football right off the bat, can really make a difference in getting comfortable with the workload. Anyone that has played a sport and gone to school at the same time can tell you it can be quite daunting. Doing a grayshirt gives you training wheels for the first quarter or two since you don’t have football to get in your way.
  • Maturity. You will have to get into the mature groove very quickly with the schooling system. You won’t have the football program to help you here. You will have to set up your classes and you usually won’t have tutors at your side until you are officially with the team (January)
  • Injury. Say you do get injured, you still have your redshirt year in your back pocket. Side note, if you grayshirt and redshirt, you better get your Masters or I won’t talk to you ever again…especially since they are paying for it!
  • Coaches. They will love you even more if you actually do end up doing this and going in early (basically with the rest of the 2012 class) but just don’t do any activities with them as a team. You would have to be very self-motivated and responsible (welcome to being an adult, suck it up!). You would be able to work out and be on the field with the guys…..just not at the exact official times as the team. For instance, the team works out from 4-6 pm and you would have to work out from 2-4. Coaches love this dedication and trust me they notice.

Bottom line, grayshirting is something that can work IF done by the right person. It can definitely be brought up to a coach as another way for you to become a player on their team and become another dominant Rubio Long Snapper in college.

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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.

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