So, You Didn’t Make the TOP 12, Now What?

10985429_799770960099036_576669887791321499_nFor the past couple weeks, you have been watching the TOP 12 Camp Invited Long Snappers get chosen one by one. Daily, you stared at your Twitter feed, Instagram or Facebook waiting for the inevitable clues to be dropped. Each day, a couple people were ecstatic while countless others felt the opposite emotions. A couple days ago, the final members of the EVENT ELITE were announced and a balloon was popped for many 2018 and 2019 Long Snappers. Now what?

Couple ways to look at it….

You can be upset with me for not selecting you. You can be upset with yourself for not performing when it counted. You can even find a way to blame others, but, it is ultimately on you. The only thing you can control is how hard and smart you work. Everyone in Vegas is competing for the same spots. Don’t let anybody outwork you and you will see different results.

You need to use this as motivation to make sure you perform better. This is all up to you. The choice is yours.

If you are a Long Snapper that strives to be the best, you want to be at that TOP 12  camp during the summer. Any single athlete that has been there (scholarship Long Snappers, All-Americans, NFL players) will tell you it is, by far, the best camp they have ever been to in their life. What you need to do is get back on the horse. Work smarter and harder.

Many great Long Snappers did NOT make it simply because in Vegas they didn’t feel they could. They did NOT have confidence. They were HOPING they would snap well instead of KNOWING they would snap well. Sound familiar?

Just because you didn’t make the TOP 12 does NOT mean you are a bad Long Snapper at all and that you should just stop. It means that you need to work harder and smarter at VEGAS 30 to be selected to the next barch of TOP 12 Campers to be invited. Remember, I will be choosing twenty more there and then those forth will be narrow down at the camp to see who really is THE TOP 12 LONG SNAPPERS.

You need to knock my socks off. THE RANKINGS CAN BE ADJUSTED ANYTIME I SEE YOU LIVE. You need to show everyone this spring as I pass through the country that you are the best. Dominate. Know you can do it AND do it!

The best of the best ALWAYS step up.

Are you one of them? Time to decide. Prove to me, and the rest of the world, that you belong.

Or don’t.

THE CHOICE IS YOURS…..

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Working Hard is Stupid….

…if you aren’t working smart as well.

You will never get better if you simply are trying to outwork your opponent with your body. You need to outwork them with your body, as well as your brains.

If you are doing the wrong thing over and over while busting your butt, you will NEVER get better.

You will get worse. Considerably worse.

You will get frustrated because you aren’t improving and then there is often no recovery. No fix. You will spiral out of control. You try to work harder and harder but just end up getting worse and worse.

Sadly, I have seen it countless times with athletes. (Just one more snap turns into fifty more bad snaps and you just made your form go to the dumps)

More often than not, I have to fix an athlete that has been overworked. They had a “coach” who thought they knew what they were doing and just ended up hurting the athletes body, mind, chances & future. (Doing anything over and over and over shows no thought process and will not benefit you….cough, cough: just snapping non-stop at a camp)

The athlete should have been working smarter. Not counting the reps but making the reps count.

If you are going to just work hard, I feel sorry for you because you are going to have a very, very long road ahead of you in life.

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Do You Have the….

Courage to stand on your own, when, at times, it feels as though no one is supporting you and your dreams?

Open-mindedness to listen to those that know more than you and actually do want to guide you along the way to help you succeed?

Noticeable difference in your attitude, in a positive way, compared to others?

Faith to believe in yourself and what you are planning to do with your life?

Intelligence to know how to work smart and hard instead of just working hard?

Dedication to stick with your mission until it is complete?

Endurance to withstand the seconds, minutes, hours, days, weeks and years it will take to achieve your goal?

Nod of approval from your superiors that will one day be recommending you?

Character to be someone that the next generation will want to follow and emulate?

Enthusiasm to be positive throughout your ordeal, as not every aspect of it will be enjoyable as you plow through it?

Do you have the __________________ to make all your dreams a reality?

(Go ahead and fill in the blank by using the first letter of each word that is in bold)

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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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