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.

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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 fall Camp in CA.

Next ranking opportunity will be in IL on November 9th and at VEGAS XXV.

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#1 Long Snapper in the class of 2017, Thomas Fletcher

This class of Long Snappers is really staring to shine with three sophomores standing out.

  • Leading the pack was Thomas Fletcher of WA. Fletch was outstanding all day long in CA. He has done a good job of perfecting his form and getting bigger hasn’t hurt at all. He was on fire all day long and was even snapping in the low .7s to high .6s at times. Kid is very good and did well enough to take the top spot for his class!
  • Liked what I saw from Noah Rodriguez-Trammel as well. Kid is built VERY long and is dripping with potential.
  • Peter Snodgrass did well at the camp with his very quick hands and consistent snaps.

Notables: Koltin Anderson and Karson Thomas

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 CA. You will love the drone footage.

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What are you looking forward to most at VEGAS XXV?


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No Matter Where You Are, Someone Gave You A Boost

Here is an article that I wrote for my local newspaper, The Lewiston Tribune, that I thought you would enjoy….

If you’re reading this, thank someone. I don’t care if it is a higher power, your parents, your kids, your neighbor or even the person you got the paper from, thank someone.

They deserve to hear it and you need to say it. Think about it: Without others, you are nothing. I don’t care how great an athlete, businessperson or student you think you are, you did not get there on your own.

You had help along the way. Everyone does.

A world-class Olympian sprinter doesn’t come out sprinting. They fall, they crawl, they walk, they jog and then they run. There are steps and there are always people assisting along the way.

A top-tier business owner didn’t get to the top on their own. I don’t care if you invented the perfect “widget,” you had help along the way. From someone teaching you to read, to someone showing you how to write, to the manufacturing of the “widget,” you had help. No one does anything completely on their own.

Those people who are assisting you have been there and they have done that. Usually, of course not always, people don’t just talk to talk. They talk for a purpose. They talk to be heard. They want to help.

You have been helped. You need to thank someone.

Then, after you thank that person or persons, you need to ask for more advice and really listen. The next step is key: Make a plan and don’t stop until you get there.

It doesn’t matter how tough the first part of your plan will be – never stop. Champions don’t stop until they get to the championship. That is why they are champions.

The great ones have taken advice from many along the way, they have implemented the advice, they made their plan and they did not stop until they reached their goal.

Everything is hard when you first start. Suck it up. Get over it. Learn from it. Move on and then dominate it.

If being a champion, in anything, was easy … everyone would do it.

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Happy Ranksgiving to the 2015 NC Long Snappers

The rankings are completed for ALL  2015 Long Snappers that participated in the Rubio Long Snapping Summer Camp in NC.

Next ranking opportunity in NC will be on November 22 at William A Hough HS.

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.
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IL Summer Camp Recap

Long Snappers came out on July 13 to attend the Rubio Long Snapping Camp in IL from WI, KY, NE, MI, OH, IN, IA, CAMO, NC, RI, NJ, FL, CO and IL to get the best  Long Snapping instruction and exposure in the country for Long Snappers. Long Snappers, and their parents/guardians, were instructed on the field, had a film and classroom session, a recruiting seminar and ended the day with a competition with Rubio present and running the camp. Each Long Snapper was filmed and will have a player profile provided for them on RubioLongSnapping.com.

This was a camp where college Long Snappers could come out to get instruction and assist with the camp, and they did not disappoint. College Long Snappers that were present and got better were: Taybor Pepper of Michigan St, Nick Monaghan of Missouri, Seth Combs of Illinois St. Nate Hawkins of Navy, Reid Buckingham of Emporia St, Wyatt Pfeifer of Western Michigan, Josh Appel of Indiana St, John Wirtel of Kansas, Scott Daly of Notre Dame, Will Henrichs of Olivet Nazarene, Greg Hohenstein of Bowling Green St and Nathan Gibbs of Youngstown St.

CALCAGNO, JOEThe overall winner of the camp was Joe Calcagno (IL, ’17). Calcagno did very well throughout the entire day of camp. When he gets his body set up in the right direction and snaps the ball hard, he will be very hard to beat. Thick and strong Long Snapper with a lot of upside. Very good attitude and handles pressure well. Keep an eye out for Calcagno in the future.

To see videos and pictures of the Long Snappers below, please go to RubioLongSnapping.com

TOP 2015 LONG SNAPPERS…

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  • Ben Makowski (IN) was phenomenal all day long. Great size and attitude. The Purdue commit showed he is definitely worth a scholarship and the Boilermakers are lucky to get him. All around great human being.
  • Hunter Varga
  • Owen Gilbert
  • Zach Wood
  • Jake Knight
  • Chase Urbach
  • Harley Whitehouse
  • Tommy Merickel
  • Brendan Lowery

TOP 2016 LONG SNAPPERS…

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  • John Shannon (IL) left no doubt he is the best Long Snapper in his class. He is strong and snaps the ball as hard as anyone I have ever go through Rubio Long Snapping. Very close to having it all click. Regardless, he is a full on scholarship Long Snapper.
  • Steven Wirtel
  • Bradley Robinson
  • Phillip Thomas
  • Trent Kramer

TOP 2017 LONG SNAPPERS….

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  • Jake Hess had a great camp and could have easily won the whole thing. His form is coming along nicely and he is built strong. When he gets his head all the way through and with speed, he is phenomenal. Handles pressure very well.
  • Marshall Coluzzi
  • Nate Dunham
  • Shiloh Mast
  • John Davis

TOP 2018 LONG SNAPPERS…

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  • Ryan Walsh has come along way in the past couple of years and just continues to get better and better. Built strong and has great form. Confidence will be key in the next couple of years. Kid can already snap well.
  • Ross Hinders

The next stop will be Dallas, TX on July 15, followed by Charlotte, NC (July 26), Atlanta, GA (July 27) and Los Angeles, CA (July 30).  For more information, rankings, evaluations, etc., visit RubioLongSnapping.com

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Beware of Smoke and Mirrors

Below is an email I received from a parent in the Midwest this morning (names have been removed)…..

Hey Rubio, I wanted to drop you a quick email and share something with you. My son had the opportunity to attend one of the “other” national long snapping camps on Monday. The only reason we elected to do it was because it was an hour from our house and it was a day my son had free. 

In a nutshell very disappointing, minimal interaction and info for parents, minimal stretching and prep, my son had easily 300+ snaps with minimal instruction, correction, and one instructor for all long snappers.  After the camp my son got a text from the instructor inviting him to their “National Invite Camp” and he politely declined, partly because he has a college camp the same day. Normally I would encourage him to look big picture but my gut was telling me a lot of smoke and mirrors. What was advertised and what we received at the one day camp were two completely different things. 

At the end of the day my son’s comment was “Dad I am glad I’m a Rubio guy that camp was miserable.”

I guess the reason for my email is not to rip on the other guys but to send a big THANK YOU, for the continued great job you do instructing our young men.

As I have said before, many CLAIM certain things but rarely, if ever, do they actually back it up. Many will invite you to their “invite only” camps telling you what you want to hear but, what you need to realize, is that they invite EVERY SINGLE PERSON they see. If everyone is invited, how special is that invite?

Be sure to ASK AROUND before you waste your money and time.

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