Recap of the AZ Spring Camp (3/25/18)

Rubio Long Snapping Sr. Instructor Casey Hales traveled to AZ on March 25th, 2018 to lead the highly anticipated Spring Regional Camp.

Rubio Long Snapping will continue traveling the country this spring Instructing Long Snappers and getting them all ready for their season and beyond. Following AZ, Rubio Long Snapping will head to IL on 04/07, then GA & TX leading up to the Super Bowl for Long Snappers, VEGAS XXXII on May 12th-13th, 2018.

Long Snappers from AZ, TX, CO, CA, KS,  & IL all traveled to his camp to get the best instruction and exposure in the world of Long Snapping.

Here are the RSI Scores from the AZ Camp…

Looking at the days results, I was most impressed by the steady progression of this group. From where we started in the morning session, to where we ended in Camp Finals, it is evident that every Rubio Long Snapper achieved new personal bests or found new techniques that will play a key role in their development moving forward.

This Group of Rubio Long Snappers rose to the occasion all snapping their best at the end of the day.

Camp Champion Dustin Inness and Instructor Casey Hales

The Overall Camp Champion was Dustin Inness (accuracy) and Ryan Jurcak (Speed). Dustin seemed to have this sort of quiet confidence all day with a slight smirk that never left his face. Keys to his success – terrific attitude, he paced himself well not snapping too many balls before competition, and most definitely built momentum throughout the day and snapped better and better as the pressure mounted crushing RSI testing and receiving a 2 seed in the Finalists Bracket. Ryan Jurcak snapped like a man possed to do one thing, snap the ball as hard as possible. Very raw talent here with a little form work will be on his way to great things.

The Speed competition late in the day had the more .75 snaps than the entire day combined.

Jurcak, Hudak, and DeRosier who were all dipping down into the .68-.72 range consistently.

Far an above the most fun and competitive group I have see in a while. Additional standouts include Bryce Felt, Dustin Inness, Declan Capposola and Joe Kelly.

Live Snapping Champions – Hudak, and DeRosier stole the show with their consistency in live punt and pat drills. Both looked like machines, snapping pearl after pearl without loosing focus.

A couple of key take aways from our film session, remember “don’t think about the distance.” Remind yourself first of the form and technique that will be your guide to harnessing your full power. Flexibility was a huge theme today.

Athletes who demonstrated exceptional  footwork and speed down field: Jurcak, Headberg, Joe Kelly, and Trevor Heid,

Ryan Jurcaz

Class of 2018

Ryan Jurcaz- Ryan showed true strength an raw ability to snap the ball well under .75, to .70. Ryan dominated the speed competition and if he starts to lock down his spiral…watch out! He is someone I would want to watch. Quick on his feet and fast downfield. He has a D1 Frame now and is close to being great. Need to focus on balance and tighten up release point to achieve his full power. If you start and finish with your weight back, and can fall back on heels he will only improve accuracy and speed.

Charles DeRosier – Flat out showed up today! Great all around performance. Easily one of the top snappers at the camp. Had one of the Top RSI Scores with 22.37. When you get set, it is is glorious.  Reminder Be confident every time. Snap it as hard as he can everytime. Big things ahead for DeRosier.

Class of 2019

Ethan Hudak

Ethan Hudak – One of the top snappers of the day! Form is air tight. Really like how quick his hands are and how he uses his low center of gravity to unlock more power. Hudak has a good athletic build, and size. Highest RSI Total with a score of 46.58

Dustin Inness – Well rounded snapper with above average athleticism. Really came into his own late in the day and surged to the top of the accuracy and speed competitions.

Nathan Headberg – Made a huge jump in overall RSI testing with 25.61 finishing in the Top 6 and finished in the Finals again Inness and took 2nd Place Overall in Target Competition.

Class of 2020

Bryce Felt

Bryce Felt: Smooth form and lighting quick hands helped this Rubio Snapper Consistently dip into the .75 range throughout the day, Bryce owned accuracy drills and live snapping like a Champion. Continue to remind yourself to get set and trust yourself with your speed and power. The sky is the limit for this one

AJ Laux – Big Frame – Get Set, stay square after the snap (don’t look back at your snap!!! and you will be better every time you snap moving forward

Mitch Carmer – Stood out to me with his quick hands and tight spiral. When he is compact with his arms diving through he dominates.

NOTABLES: Trevor Heid and Dominic Duggan

Class of 2021

Declan Cappasola

Declan Cappasola – Beautiful spiral and excellent form for this maturing young snapper. Cappasola really dominated speed drills and competition finishing in the .75 group finalists. He continued to turn heads as his confidence grew throughout the day. Big key for him, get set and really dive through to tap into your top speed overtime.

Grant Sands – Explosive Long Snapper with a long frame. Excellent spiral and power. Avoid hoping and work on sliding more balanced with a hard pop slide and leg lock out.

Will Mastler – Top of my list for Most Improved during the Rubio Long Snapping Spring AZ Camp. One of the most determined, coachable, and confident young snappers in the class of 2021.

Top RSI Scores:

  1. Ethan Hudak 46.58
  2. Dustin Inness 33.33
  3. Ryan Jurcak 30.14
  4. Winden Trimble
  5. Nathan Headberg
  6. Charles DeRosier 22.37
    1. Next closest score *Bryce Felt with 22.22

Very impressed with this groups overall skill level and work ethic.

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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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Recap of the CA Spring Camp (3/4/18)

Rubio Long Snapping traveled to CA on March 4th, 2018 for their fall camp. Rubio Long Snapping will be traveling around the country this spring with stops in CA, NC, WA, NJ, AZ, IL, GA and TX with all camps leading right into VEGAS XXXII on May 12-13, 2018!

Long Snappers from CA, OH, CO, OR, AZ & NV all traveled to this camp to get the best instruction and exposure in the world of Long Snapping.

The overall champions of the camp were Ryan Aguilar (overall) and Simon Samarzich (speed). Ryan was dominant with his beyond smooth snaps that just appear in the punter’s hands. Form is good and he handles pressure extremely well. He barely even missed one time in the finals. Tremendous snapping when it counted the most.

You can see the full finals video with Aidan Livingston, Ryan Aguilar, Jack Landherr, Simon Samarzich, Brendan Beattie and Jacob Garcia below…

Morgan White

TOP 2018 LONG SNAPPERS
Morgan White left no doubt he was the best senior Long Snapper in attendance. He is strong and snaps a very powerful ball. Morgan hovered in the .7s all day and moves well on his feet. Kid is aggressive on the field and can easily play at the next level.

Niko Johnson shows great determination and moves extremely well on his feet. This JC Long Snapper has all of the tools to play at the next level.

Jake Mauch can pass an eyeball test from a 1/4 mile way and has all the potential in the world. Once it clicks for him, he will dominate.

Notables: Josh Garcia

TOP 2019 LONG SNAPPERS

Simon Samarzich

Simon Samarzich continued his dominance and left no doubt he is one of the most consistent Long Snappers in the country. He can move very extremely well on his feet, snaps with confidence and handles pressure like a champ. He ended up winning the speed competition and can snap at the next level right now.

Jack Landherr was on fire in CA. Body is great and when he gets his upper body all the way through, he absolutely crushes the competition. Upside is off the charts and I like his attitude. Kid is a flat out stud.

Ryan Aguilar is one of the smoothest Long Snappers in the country and ended up winning the overall competition! Pressure means nothing to him and when he catches fire, it is over for anyone going against him. He is so smooth it doesn’t even appear like he is doing anything and then, BOOM!, the ball crushes the punters hands.

Jack Landherr

Peter Bowden left no doubt he is one of the top juniors in the country. Great frame, moves well on his feet and I love his attitude.

Nathan Weneta looked great in CA. Pure athlete that is extremely smooth on his feet. Doesn’t even look like he is putting in any effort and he just chews up ground. Form is excellent and he didn’t have a snap over .78 all day long.

Aidan Livingston is an accurate Long Snapper with a good spiral. Aidan has the highest RSI score of the day and was the #1 seed go into the finals. Smooth and accurate Long Snapper that moves really well going forward.

Dean Lau is a machine on his feet and snaps with great power. Going straight back is going to make him unstoppable.

Brendan Beattie came out from Ohio and snapped some heat in CA. He can fly on his feet and when his spiral is on, he can crush the punter.

Andrew Gonneville has all of the potential in the world. Reaches through very well and can rip the ball back to the punter.

Matthew Rhodes was solid with his large frame and great balance.

NOTABLES: Danny Dixon, Nathan Hedberg, Josiah Hirsch, JJ Lindsay, Koby Tryggestad and Jesse Vasquez

TOP 2020 LONG SNAPPERS

Kameron Hawkins

Kameron Hawkins had a very solid day in CA. Body is getting stronger and he rips the ball back to the punter with zero wasted movement. He snaps and the ball just appears in the punters hands. One of the most consistent Long Snappers in the country…in any class.

Jacob Garcia is an extremely smooth Long Snapper with one of the most catchable balls in his class. The ball will stick to the punters hands. Accuracy is very solid as he made it into the finals. All the tools to be one of the greats.

Cruz Rubio did very well in CA. He is a very thick and strong Long Snapper that moves pretty darn well on his feet. He has no problem keeping the ball in the mid .7s and could easily play at the next level if he keeps improving at this pace.

Jacob Garcia

Jaden Sanchez is one of the most athletic Long Snappers in his class and can rip the ball back. Great attitude.

Michael Munoz has great potential and I am a big fan of his frame.

Bryce Felt impressed me with his attitude and how he continues to improve. Love his drive and he can get the ball under .79.

Tony Villareal is beyond smooth and snaps a very catchable ball.

Andrew Wells is one of the most athletic Long Snappers in his class and can crush a punter when he leans back.

AJ Laux is a monster on the field and snaps a powerful ball back to the punter.

Davis Salom is big, powerful and is improving by the second.

Michael Tokos is coming along nicely and I love his attitude. Smooth and consistent Long Snapper.

NOTABLES: Nick Barcelos, Troy Sicaeros, Josh Hilton and Cody White

TOP 2021 LONG SNAPPERS

JT Greep

JT Greep had a great day in CA. Body is strong and he can already hit in the .7s. Smooth Long Snapper with excellent upside.

Chris Kent is big, strong and has great form. Very smooth Long Snapper that is already using his whole body very well.

Devon Hooper is very athletic and has great consistency on his snaps.

Triston Heyes has one of the best follow throughs in his class and great potential.

NOTABLES: Jamie Feldermann, Valentino Nguyen, Cade Parks, JB Revell and Camden Sten

 

 

Here are the RSI’s from the camp…

Aguilar, Ryan

35.21

Arguello, Jake

9.57

Barcelos, Nick

6.25

Beattie, Brendan

29.49

Black, Tucker

0

Bowden, Peter

25.97

Carmer, Mitch

3.19

Chesney, Kurt

3.33

Dixon, Danny

6.59

Eleopoulos, Alexander

8.82

Feldermann, Jamie

6.45

Felt, Bryce

3.3

Freeman, Wyatt

0

Garcia, Jacob

29.11

Garcia, Joshua

10.34

Gonneville, Andrew

17.65

Greep, JT

11.11

Hall, Nathan

12.63

Hawkins, Kameron

22.37

Hedberg, Nathan

24.42

Heyes, Triston

3.33

Hilton, Josh

10.34

Hirsch, Josiah

21.43

Hooper, Devon

16.48

Hutton, Mason

15.63

Johnson, Niko

7.32

Johnson, Ty

3.03

Kent, Chris

3.13

Landherr, Jack

34.25

Lau, Dean

7.79

Laux, AJ

3.37

Lindsay, JJ

10.84

Livingston, Aidan

44.87

Masura, Adam

12.12

Mauch, Jake

3.09

Millea, Bobby

9.38

Mora, John

9.09

Munoz, Michael

19.57

Nguyen, Valentino

0

Orona, Michael

12.24

Orozco, Leroy

12.24

Parks, Cade

3.03

Rea, Brian

15.15

REVELL, JB

13.04

Rhodes, Matthew

17.65

Ritchie, Jack

14.56

Rubio, Cruz

21.95

Salom, Davis

18.18

Samarzich, Simon

30.56

Sanchez, Jaden

9.81

Shaw, Spencer

18.56

Sicaeros, Troy

7.14

Sten, Camden

22.58

Tokos, Michael

6.74

Tryggestad, Koby

0

Vasquez, Jesse

13.19

Villarreal, Tony

21.95

Wade, Nick

0

Wells, Andrew

10.71

Weneta, Nathan

14.29

White, Cody

3.66

White, Morgan

22.37

Wilson, Chloe

8.04

 


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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Recap of the CA Summer Camp

Tanner Carew, Casey Hales, Jason Bertoni and Wesley Bertoni made up the CA Staff!

Rubio Long Snapping traveled to CA on July 27th, 2017 for their Summer camp. Rubio Long Snapping traveled the country this summer instructing Long Snappers and getting them all ready for the season and beyond!

Long Snappers from OR, CA, OR, NV, PA & AZ all traveled to this camp to get the best instruction and exposure in the world of long snapping.

For the overall RSI Scores from the CA Camp, please go HERE

Speed Champion, Jac Casasante and Overall Champion, Max Nieland 

The overall winner of the camp was Max Nieland (CA, ’18). Max was solid all day long in CA and really caught fire late in the day. On the Target, in the finals, he only missed a couple of times and his misses were by inches. His accuracy is excellent, consistency is off the charts and he has an excellent attitude. Max does an excellent job of not remaining stagnant and is always improving. Very proud of Max and how far he has come with his Long Snapping.

The finals in CA were between Peter Bowden (56.76), JJ Lindsay (55.26), Matt Tokos (46.15), Max Nieland (45.32), Cruz Rubio (43.42) and Simon Samarzich (41.67). You can see the full finals video below….

TOP 2018 LONG SNAPPERS
– Jac Casasante was the speed champion of the day with 15 yard snaps in the low .6s! His attitude is incredible, he can run with the best of them and his ball is obviously at college speeds right now. He is going to be a great pick up for a college coach.
– Matt Tokos had a great day making it into the finals of the speed and accuracy competitions. Excellent attitude and one of the most consistent Long Snappers in his class. He is going to be a great asset to a coach on and off the field.
– Gabriel Cervantes is a long, pure athlete that is improving week to week. He is a coachable Long Snapper with excellent upside and a frame that can easily put on another forty pounds throughout college.
– Hunter Becker is a smart Long Snapper that is thick, strong and has great form. High academics make him a big pickup for the right college. Always improving.
– Morgan White has great power and the ability to really rip the ball back to the punter. I was impressed with his size and upside. Locking down the spiral and consistency will be huge for him.
– Chance Nelson is a great JC Long Snapper that runs like the wind and has solid accuracy with every ball he snaps to the punter.
– Robert Fiene is a strong and athletic Long Snapper with great upper body follow through.
Notables: Michel Heller, Jack Hughes, Jacob Mauch, Dante Mirogilo, Axel Raarup, Wyatt Rech, Mason Somerman, Tanner Williams

TOP 2019 LONG SNAPPERS
– Simon Samarzich is a pure athlete with great form and excellent consistency. Made it into the finals, again, and showed great snaps throughout the day. Smooth and accurate with an excellent attitude.
– Luke Rizzo looked very powerful and was snapping the ball with some solid confidence all day. When he snaps with absolute full power, he is easily one of the best in his class.
– JJ Lindsay looked extremely smooth throughout the day and left no doubt he has been working hard and smart the past couple of months. Keep a close eye on him this fall and at VEGAS XXXI.
– Jack Landherr has the ability to be one of the best Long Snappers in his class. Good frame that is strong and still has room to put on some good size over the next two years of high school.
– Dean Lau is one the purest athletes in his class. He has put on some good size and has quick hands to get the ball back to the punter with good pop.
– Peter Bowden had the top RSI of the camp and was impressive in CA. Built very long with room to put on some good weight. Form is good and he can get the ball ball back in the high .7s to low .8s. Once he makes sure he is really getting his upper body all the way through and not turning so quickly after the snap, he will dominate his class. Keep an eye on Bowden.
– Kyler Greenway looked solid with good form and consistency. Listens well and is very coachable. Good upside on Kyler.
Notables: Josiah Hirsch, Nathan Hedberg, Brian Rea, Jesse Vasquez, Nick Wade

TOP 2020 LONG SNAPPERS
– Kameron Hawkins continues on his path to greatness. Form is excellent, ball is clean and his hands are quick. He is now able to get the ball, consistently, under .78 and he shows no signs of letting his foot off the gas. Great Long Snapper on and off the field.
– Cruz Rubio is a big and powerful Long Snapper that can already get the ball in the .7s. Moves well on his feet and has good form. Making sure he is leaning back, following through with his fingers and keeping up with his athleticism could push him to the top of his class.
– Aaron Estrada looked very solid athletically and with his snapping. His hands are quick and that really helps get the ball out of the gate well. Estrada is a very hard working Long Snapper that will be an asset to any team he is on.
– Michael Munoz handles pressure really well and has all of the tools to be a great one. Built with good length and a smooth snap, the sky is the limit for Munoz.
– Jaden Sanchez is beyond strong and built for his age. Moves well on his feet and has one of the most powerful balls in his class. Locking down the spiral is going to be massive for Sanchez moving up the rankings.
– Cody White had a great day in CA. I thought he looked solid at the Underclassmen Invitational and he went beyond that on Sunday. Really impressed with the direction “Drago” is headed.
– Michael Tokos is beyond consistent and might be the overall quickest Long Snapper his class. I love his attitude and how the ball gets out of the gate. Getting fully set and putting on some size will be huge for Tokos.
– Tony Villarreal looked beyond smooth in CA. His ball just flies out of his hands and appears in the punters hand. I love to watch him snap and I know his punter will love catching snaps from him.
Notables: Brendan Duffy, Davis Salom, Troy Sicaeros

TOP 2021 & 2022 LONG SNAPPERS
– Cameron Warchuck showed great speed for his age with snaps to the punter already hitting in the .7s. Big and strong Long Snapper with great upside.
– JT Greep was solid with nice form, a great attitude and consistent speeds.
– Jamie Feldermann has good form and a very accurate ball.
– Cody Allen showed great athleticism and accuracy.

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Rubio Long Snapping is, by far, the biggest and best resource for Long Snappers in the world. 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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