Rubio Long Snapping Lessons – VEGAS PREP WEEKEND

Our National Event: VEGAS 30 is next weekend! NOW is the perfect time to take advantage of any instructors in your area. Several long time instructors are holding sessions specifically to get you ready for VEGAS 30. The list is constantly growing and changes are posted each week.

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

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

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

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

California

  • Matt Wigley – Laguna Hills
    • Saturday 5/6
      11am: Private Session
      12pm: Private Session
      1pm: Group Session
      3pm: Private Session
      4pm: Private Session
      5pm: Group Session
    • Sunday 5/7
      9am: Private Session
      10am: Private Session
      11am: Mini Vegas 30 – Group 1
      12:30pm: Mini Vegas 30 – Group 2
      2pm: Private Session
      3pm: Private Session

Illinois

  • Neal Dahlman – New Lenox
    • Saturday 5/6
      9am – 10am: Private Lesson
      2:30pm – 3:30pm: Private Lesson
      4pm – 5:30pm: Group Session

Missouri

  • Tom Swoboda – Chesterfield
    • Saturday 5/6
      10am: Group Session

North Carolina

  • Casey Hales – Charlotte
    • Sunday 5/7
      12pm – 2pm: Group Session
      2pm – 4pm: Group Session
  • Harrison Elliott & Tyler Griffiths
    • Saturday 5/6
      12:30pm – 2:30pm: Group Session
      3pm – 5pm: Group Session

Texas

  •  John Finch
    • Sunday 5/7
      2pm – 4pm

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

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

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

In just 13 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 Snapping Lessons for the Weekend of April 29-30

Third from the right: Rubio Long Snapping Instructor, Matt Wigley, leads private and group sessions in Orange County California.

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

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

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

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

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

California

  • Matt Wigley – Laguna Hills
    • Saturday 4/23
      12pm: Private Lesson
      1pm: Private Lesson
      2pm: Private Lesson
      3pm: Group Session
      4:30pm: Group Session
    • Sunday 4/30
      8:30am: Private Lesson
      9:30am: Group Session
      3pm: Private Lesson
      11am: Speed & Agility Session
      1pm: Private Lesson
      2pm: Private Lesson
      3pm: Private Lesson
      4pm: Group Session

Louisiana

  • Geron Eatherly – New Orleans
    • Saturday 4/28
      12pm – 1pm: Private Lesson
      1pm – 2pm: Private Lesson
    • Sunday 4/29
      Private Lessons

Missouri

  • Tom Swoboda – Chesterfield
    • Saturday 4/29
      10am: Group Session

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

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

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

In just 13 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 Snapping Lessons for the Weekend of April 22 – 23

Center: Rubio Long Snapping Instructor, Casey Hales, holds private lessons and group sessions in Northern California.

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

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

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

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

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

California

  • Casey Hales – San Francisco
    • Saturday 4/22 (San Francisco)
    • Sunday 4/23 (Walnut Creek)
  • Matt Wigley – Orange County
    • Saturday 4/22
      1pm: Private Lesson
      2pm: Private Lesson
      3pm: Private Lesson
      4pm: Group Session
      5:30pm: Group Session
    • Sunday 4/23
      1pm: Private Lesson
      2pm: Private Lesson
      3pm: Private Lesson
      4pm: Group Session
      5:30pm: Group Session

Illinois

  • Neal Dahlman – New Lenox
    • Saturday 4/22
      Private & Group Lessons

Missouri

  • Tom Swoboda – Chesterfield
    • Friday 4/22
      6:30pm: Group Session

Nebraska

  • Gabe Miller – Lincoln
    • Sunday 4/23
      2pm: Group Sessions
      4pm: Private Lesson
      6pm: Private Lesson

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

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

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

In just 13 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 Snapping Lessons for the weekend of April 15 – 16th

Center: Rubio Long Snapping Instructor, Gabe Miller, holds lessons in Nebraska.

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

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

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

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

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

Florida

  • Harrison Elliott – Fort Walton
    • Saturday 4/15
      Private & Group Sessions

Illinois

  • Neal Dahlman – New Lenox
    • Saturday 4/15
      Private & Group Sessions

Missouri

  • Tom Swoboda – Chesterfield
    • Saturday 4/15
      10am: Group Session

Nebraska

  • Gabe Miller – Lincoln
    • Saturday 4/15
      1:00pm: Private Lesson
      3:00pm: Private Lesson
      5:00pm: Group Session

Pennsylvania

  • Tyler Griffiths – Kutztown
    • Saturday 4/15
      1pm-3pm: Private & Group Sessions

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

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

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

In just 13 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 Snapping Lessons for the Weekend of April 8th & 9th

Center: Rubio Long Snapping Instructor, Tom Swoboda, holds private lessons and group sessions in Missouri.

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

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

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

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

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

California

  • Casey Hales – San Francisco
    • Saturday 4/8 San Francisco
    • Sunday 4/9 Walnut Creek
  • Matt Wigley – Laguna Hills
    • Saturday 4/8
      12pm: Private Session
      1pm: Group Session
      3pm: Private Session
      4pm: Group Session

Georgia

  • Jeff Abraham – Cumming
    • Saturday 4/8: Private Session
    • Sunday 4/9 : Private Session

Illinois

  • Neal Dahlman – New Lenox
    • Saturday 4/9
      2:30pm – 4pm: Group Session

Missouri

  • Tom Swoboda – Chesterfield
    • Saturday 4/8
      10am – 11:30am: Group Session

North Carolina

  • Harrison Elliott & Tyler Griffiths – Monroe
    • Saturday 4/8
      9am, 12pm & 2:30pm: Group Sessions

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

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

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

In just 13 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 Snapping Lessons for the weekend of April 1st & 2nd

Second from the Right: Rubio Long Snapping Instructor, Tyler Griffiths, leads session in North Carolina.

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

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

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

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

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

California

  • Casey Hales – San Francisco
    • Saturday 4/1
      10am – 12pm: Group Session
    • Sunday 4/2
      10am – 12pm: Group Session & Private by request
  • Matt Wigley – Laguna Hills
    • Saturday 4/1
      12pm: Private Session
      1pm: Private Session
      2pm: Private Session
      3pm: Private Session
      4pm: Group Session 
    • Sunday 4/2
      Group Session – Speed & Agility w/ Coach Sully (Location and time TBA)
      3pm: Private Session
      4pm: Private Session
      5pm: Private Session 

Colorado 

  • Tanner Gibas – Denver
    • Saturday 4/1
      10am: Group Session

Illinois

  • Neal Dahlman – New Lenox
    • Saturday 4/1
      3:30pm – 5pm: Group Session
      *Private sessions available upon request

Missouri

  • Tom Swoboda – Chesterfield
    • Saturday 4/1
      10am – 11:30am: Group Session

North Carolina

  • Tyler Griffiths – Raleigh
    • Sunday 4/2
      1pm: Group Session

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

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

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

In just 13 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 Snapping Lessons for the Weekend of March 25th-26th

Far Right: Lead Rubio Long Snapping Instructor, Neal Dahlman, hold groups lessons in the Midwest.

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

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

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

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

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

California

  • Matt Wigley – Orange County
    • Saturday 3/25

    • 12pm: Private
      1pm: Private
      2pm: Private
      3pm: Private
      4pm: Private
      4:30pm: YOGA/GROUP

    • Sunday 3/26
      11am: GROUP

      1pm: Speed & Agility w/ Coach Sully 

Illinois

  • Neal Dahlman – New Lenox
    • Sunday 3/26: Group
      10:30am – 12pm 

Georgia

  • Jeff Abraham – Cumming/Atlanta
    • Saturday 3/25: Private Lessons
    • Sunday 3/26: Private Lessons
  • Harrison Elliott – Warner Robins/Macon
    • Saturday 3/25: Private Lessons
    • Sunday 3/26: Private Lessons

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

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

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

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

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Rubio Long Snapping Lessons for the Weekend of March 18th – 19th

Center: Rubio Long Snapping Instructor, John Finch, holds lessons in the the Dallas, Texas area.

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

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

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

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

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

California

  • Matt Wigley – Orange County
    • Saturday 3/18
      1pm – Private Session
      2pm – Private Session
      3pm – Private Session
      4pm – Private Session
      5pm – Group Session
      7pm – Private Session

Illinois

  • Neal Dahlman – Darien
    • Sunday 3/19: Group
      10:30am – 12pm 

Texas

  • John Finch
    • Saturday 3/18
      10:30am – 12pm (Georgetown)
    • Sunday 3/19
      10:30am – 12pm (Fort Worth)

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

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

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

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

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Rubio Long Snapping Lessons for the Weekend of March 4th-5th

3rd from the Right: Senior Rubio Long Snapping Instructor, Matt Wigley, offers group sessions, private lessons and yoga training in Orange County California.

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

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

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

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

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

California

  • Matt Wigley – Anaheim (For those attending CA Spring camp)
    • Saturday 3/4
      12pm – Private Session
      1pm – Private Session
      2pm – Group
      3pm – Private Session
      4pm – Private Session
      5pm – Group
      6pm – Yoga Training 

Georgia

  • Harrison Elliott – Roswell
    • Saturday 3/4
      1pm: Group
    • Sunday 3/5
      1pm: Group

Illinois

  • Neal Dahlman – Lockport/Homer Glen
    • Saturday 3/4: Group
    • Sunday 3/5: Group

North Carolina

  • Tyler Griffiths – Raleigh
    • Sunday 3/5
      3pm-5pm

Texas

  • John Finch – Dallas Fort Worth
    • Saturday 3/4
      9:30am: Group

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

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

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

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

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Advice for Current College Athletes from Former College & Pro Athletes

Last week, I posted a blog that was current college freshman Long Snappers giving advice to incoming college freshman Long Snappers. It was great to read and, hopefully, gave some insight to the next batch of dominant college Long Snappers.

I decided to take it a step further and asked several of my former college Long Snappers if they have any advice they would like to give to the current batch of college Long Snappers. There is some absolutely terrific bits of wisdom here and well worth reading.

Here is what they had to offer up…

Justin Drescher – Colorado/New Orleans Saints “Enjoy all aspects of college and be a well rounded individual by the end of your time, because it only lasts 4-5 years! Its a short period of your life where you get to grow from a boy to young man, so cherish each and every moment no matter the difficulties in Football, Academics and Social life!”

Jason Bertoni – Arizona Choose the people you hangout with wisely, pick people that can help you grow and not hold you back. You will not only be judged for your actions but theirs as well.

Jeff Palmer – University of Oregon Embrace the grind with as many classes and tutors as early on as possible in your career so that you can enjoy your experience later in your career. Have fun early on but embrace the grind and accept the heavy workload because it will be rewarding to be an older leader on your team taking fun elective classes, having the younger guys on your team asking you for advice, and having more spare time to start preparing for your future (whether its training for the NFL or networking to find a job).

Tanner Gibas – University of Kansas “Make sure you make friends and get involved in as many things outside of football as possible. You never know when your last play is.”

Brandon Long – Rice University “Best thing you can do is get in with the O-line and avoid being seen as a kicker. Makes life easier. Also, have fun and don’t put added pressure on yourself, everything in athletics is a mind game at some point.”

Carson Tinker – University of Alabama “Know that you aren’t as athletic as everyone but work like you are”

 John Finch – Purdue “Realize that you are on the team to do one job and don’t expect any respect or gratitude from anyone until you perform on the field on Saturdays. No one owes you anything. Show up and do your job.”

Neal Dahlman – Bowling GreenKeep education number one, maintain a high GPA. There is life after football. As far as football, treat everyday like an interview, there is always someone out there working just as hard or harder than you. Continue improving to earn or keep your spot, never be complacent.”

 Tom Harrington – Western Michigan “Don’t let a coach change anything that they do.  A lot of times coaches want a snapper to change something in their form or the way they snap.  Do what got you to college and continue to work at that.  Most college special teams coaches has no idea about long snapping and how to teach someone.  I know it’s hard to tell your coach no but if its in your best interest then do it.”

Casey Hales – Duke “Take a minute and reflect on the 1st dream you had about being a long snapper in college. What did that dream look like? What did you look forward to most about playing in college? Now, take a moment and think about how that dream has changed or stayed the same.  Are you doing all you can to maximize what you want out of your experience? My advice, take a hard look at how you spend your time. Make the most out of your situation. Take advantage of all the resources around you to make your college football experience the best it can be. Work with Rubio! Spend time with your strength and conditioning coaches, nutritionists, and your academic support staff. You are living the dream right now, be grateful you are where you are and EMBRACE.”

Kevin Ballinger – Purdue “Keep working and have fun. You’re in a very unique position of playing at a high level without people noticing you. Take advantage of every opportunity a regular student does not get. Every student at your school would kill to be in your position. Secondly, work hard. The guys behind you who aren’t playing are working to take your spot. Finch is one of my best friends but my goal everyday was to take his spot on the field. Work so hard that the coaches have no choice but to play you. Have fun when it’s time to have fun, work hard when it’s time to work hard.” 

Tyler Schmitt – San Diego St./ Seattle Seahawks “My biggest piece of advice to a college snapper would be to think/ and train like you are a linebacker. Because on punt, you are a linebacker. Your NOT a kicker! Whether its running with the team in the morning, weightlifting, film ect. you need to train like a position player. Not only will you gain respect from other teammates, but your snapping will improve. The biggest advantage will be making tackles, which in a such a competitive position these days, is crucial.”

Evan Jacobsen – New Mexico Always try to perfect your art. You are there to snap so do it correctly. Our season never ends. Challenge yourself. Make your target smaller and smaller each time. Push yourself conditioning and weight room wise. Try to be the strongest player on the team. Always practice blocking because you never know what scheme you will run next year (I changed 4 times). In short, always push yourself and always get better. DO NOT PLATEAU. Do not be satisfied and watch film and critique yourself. Always try and improve. Listen to Rubio.

Zach Nolan – Stanford “Basically, every day is a chance to make an improvement, no matter how big or how small.  It’s a simple idea, but it’s something that really changed my outlook when I really started to think about it.  Everyone’s goal is always to be perfect.  Unfortunately, perfection is something that we can never truly attain.  There are so many things that we need and want to get better at, but if each day you set a goal that you’re going to pick one area that you hope to improve upon and put forth all your effort into that one aspect of your life (whether it’s on the field or off), you can get closer and closer to achieving perfection.  I believe every day is an unbelievable opportunity, and it’s up to you whether you take advantage of that opportunity or let it slip away.”

Mike Zupancic – Eastern Michigan “Never get complacent, if you want to be the best you must constantly work on your weaknesses. Every challenge that you face, bad weather or tough block, use it as an opportunity to become the best.”

Brendan Lopez – Washington Embrace the reality that one day you won’t play football anymore.  Every player has to come to terms with this and the sooner you do it the more successful you will be in the future. Thinking about the future can be very uncomfortable but having a plan and a goal in mind early on is better then trying to figure something out once you get there.  Don’t let playing football deter you from pursuing a career you might think is out of reach.  Apply to the business school, take organic chemistry, strive to be a doctor or an entrepreneur.  Playing football will only enhance these goals because every time you say “I play college football” you will automatically have a leg up on the other guy who didn’t.  Always have a goal and never settle for where you are today.” 

Corey Gibas – Texas A&MI have two pieces of Advice for current long snappers. School/Academics- Use all the resources your school and your athletic department provides for you. You have a busy schedule to maintain so lessen your stress level with the help provided. Get all your hard core curriculum classes out of the way so your junior and senior years are easy. Football- Cherish every moment you have left on and off the field. It’s not going to be the practices, workouts, or meetings your going to miss. Once you have ended your career you will miss the locker room, team functions, game day, traveling for away games, and your teammates. Those are the things your going to miss the most so cherish each moment. Take pictures so you can look back at this awesome moment of your life. Also share with people that did not get the opportunity you have received. Give back to the game as well. It’s treated you well during your life time so give back to it in anyway possible. Stay humble and never quit.

Corey Adams – Kansas St. Our very first team meeting in training camp, our coach asked the seniors to get up and say something to the younger players. The first person to stand up was the most respected senior (Jordy Nelson) and the room when completely silent. He was one of the people who let his actions speak louder than his words, so hearing him speak in front of the whole team was rare. The thing he said was “Freshmen, don’t rush to get out of here. Slow down and enjoy every minute with your friends, teammates and brothers. After this, whether you play professionally or get a job in the real world, everything becomes a business. You won’t ever have an atmosphere like this, where you are with your best friends every single day of the week, all working together towards the same goal with the same purpose in mind.” At the time, I was a freshmen thinking I knew everything in the world. I heard what he was saying, but didn’t really listen to his message. Five very short years later, I had been in and out of a couple NFL training camps, and now work as a financial analyst. I quickly realized what Jordy had said at my first ever team meeting in college was dead on. You may be on another team, either in the NFL or corporate world, but you don’t have the bond you have with your teammates in college. They start out as strangers, but quickly turn into lifelong friends.”

PJ Tobyansen – UCLA “The one bit of advice i would like to give to a current college Long Snapper is – enjoying the dedication to preparation. What I mean by that is of course every college longsnapper is dedicated to his craft of Long Snapping. But to understand truly why you are doing things, and to truly enjoy the process will carry these habits latter on in life – to make you truly successful weather you go pro in the NFL or pro in something else. Today I work in the movie business for Marvel – currently working on Iron Man 3. I would not be where I am today without the lessons Rubio taught me, and enjoying the dedication to preparation. As Rubio always says -Taking the time to do things properly – quality reps over quantity.  Practicing, staying late so you truly know the in and outs of your assignments or task.  Muscle memory – doing things the RIGHT WAY over and over and over so when it comes time to shine in a crunch situation you know that you are truly prepared and can truly enjoy the moment.(YOU DONT HAVE TO THINK) If you truly understand this and enjoy this and practice these keys. It will  truly make you successful and let you rise quicker in your career or later in life. Like today working at Marvel people always say I cant believe how young you are. well I owe my success to those hobbits I learned while long snapping in college and truly enjoying my dedication to my preparation. It works! If you dont enjoy it why do it? Only you can make things work. always enjoy what you are doing. Always have a smile on your face, enjoy the moment. (and you can because you do not have to think if you are ready or not)” 

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