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 Fall Camp

Rubio Long Snapping traveled to CA on October 29, 2017 for their fall camp. Rubio Long Snapping will travel the country this fall instructing Long Snapper and getting them all ready for their season and beyond. Following WA, Rubio Long Snapping will head to TX on 11/12, NC on 11/19, GA on 12/3, AZ on 12/10, OH on 12/17 and then the Super Bowl for Long Snappers, VEGAS XXXI on January 1-15, 2018.

Long Snappers from CA, NV and Japan all traveled to his camp to get the best instruction and exposure in the world of Long Snapping.

The overall winner of the camp was Kameron Hawkins. Kam is a 2020 Long Snapper from CA that was just coming off a win in Seattle last week. Just like last week, Kameron was the overall champion as well as the speed champion. His confidence is building and he doesn’t look to be letting up on the gas. He left no doubt of his dominance in the finals by only hitting threes! Not to mention, every single three Kameron hit, was a pure “swish” going into the opening. It was incredible to watch as he only took three snaps total in the finals. Kameron is an absolute workhorse that continues to improve on a daily basis with his Long Snapping, attitude and athleticism. As for snapping the ball, Kameron is at the college level right now.

The finals in CA were between Kameron Hawkins (CA, 2020), Charles DeRosier (CA, 2018), JJ Lindsay (CA, 2019), Danny Dixon (CA, 2019), Hidetka Kanazawa (Japan, JC) and Aidan Livingston (CA, 2019).

You can see the full finals video below…

Here are the RSI Scores from the CA Camp…

TOP JC & 2018 LONG SNAPPERS

John Aloma

John Aloma is a JC Long Snapper that is matured well with his body and mind. Snapping form is very solid and he throws some solid heat back to the punter. He has one of the smoothest and prettiest snaps in the country. He does a great job of exploding and using all of his body when he snaps.

Kyle Petrucci is a massive man that has been with Rubio Long Snapping since 2012 and it is easy to see. His form is excellent, he gets his long legs fully involved and his ball is extremely easy to catch. Very solid personality on this Long Snapper that can be snapping for many years to come.

Kyle Petrucci

Noah Howell is thick, strong and is beginning to truly snap with a lot of confidence. When Noah really lets the ball fly out of his hands, he is as good as anyone in the country.

Jac Casasante is a pure athlete that can rip the ball back to the punter. Incredible amount of power and speed on his snaps and his footwork.

Hidetka Kanazawa is a JC Long Snapper from Japan that is currently playing in the states and was impressive all day long in CA. Body is strong and he moves very well on his feet. Ball was quick and can easily hit D1 speeds.

Robert Fiene has incredible follow through and snaps a very powerful ball. His ball will punish the punter’s hands if he is not ready. Moves well on his feet.

Noah Howell

Charles DeRosier has improved well over the past couple of months and he is snapping the ball with solid power. Impressive Long Snapper with great pop on his snaps. Excellent attitude on this hard worker.

Max Nieland is looking thick and strong with solid snaps all day long. Moved very well on his feet and shows great promise to be able to snap at the next level.

Morgan White is an extremely powerful Long Snapper that can easily snap a ball in the .7s when he lets the ball fly out of his hands.

Mason Somerman has really done a good job of increasing his body mass and is snapping with solid confidence.

TOP 2019 LONG SNAPPERS

Nathan Weneta

Nathan Weneta was very impressive all day long in CA. His body is looking solid and he is really good on his feet. Weneta was snapping some incredible balls and left no doubt he definitely has the ability to play at the next level. Keep a very close eye on him at VEGAS XXXI.

Simon Samarzich

Simon Samarzich is easily one of the most consistent Long Snappers in the country. Every single snap is right at the D1 level and they all look the same. It is almost amazing to see Simon snap pearl after pearl after pearl. One of the most athletic Long Snappers in his class that could be doing this for a long time.

Jack Landherr has the ability to snap a D1 ball that can rip through a punter when he is on. Love his athleticism as he can absolutely fly down the field. Pure poetry when he is running on punt coverage.

Dylan Black came out from Nevada and snapped balls sub .80 all day long. He is growing well and is looking like a D1 Long Snapper with his body and snaps. Moves very well on his feet.

Jack Landherr

Aidan Livingston is a smooth and consistent Long Snapper with a ball that is easy to catch. Methodical Long Snapper with very high academics. Listens well and is coachable.

JJ Lindsay is a smooth lefty that has a ball that really pops back to the punter. Frame is solid and he has long legs that generate a great amount of power on the ball.

Gage King has a great frame and his potential is off the charts.

Danny Dixon is a thick and strong Long Snapper that did a great job in making it to the finals.

Jesse Vasquez is improving quickly and will have tremendous accuracy once both hands get all the way through to the punter on each snap.

Notables: Nicholas Peck, Justin Morris, Travis Hansen, Andrew Gonneville, Peter Bowden

TOP 2020 LONG SNAPPERS

Kameron Hawkins

Kameron Hawkins was simply a machine all day and is simply overflowing with confidence. Ball is at the D1 level right now, easily, and he doesn’t seem to be letting up at all. Incredible work ethic.

Jacob Garcia looked very solid at the CA camp. Body is maturing and he is getting stronger by the second. Ball is very tight and he was extremely consistent with his snap speeds that just lived at .75 all day long. Keep an eye on Garcia at VEGAS XXXI.

Tony Villarreal was snapping with great power with snap speeds consistently under .80. He has gained some good size and was impressive all day long.

Jacob Garcia

Cruz Rubio is a thick and powerful Long Snapper that moves well on his feet for his size. Cruz can easily get the ball sub .80 when he gets his eyes through and follows all the way through with his fingers. Great upside.

Aaron Estrada showed solid athleticism and quick hands that consistently had the ball under .80

Andrew Wells is a pure athlete that can run like the wind. Body is powerful and he is quick with his hands. Locking down his spiral will push Wells way up the rankings.

Cody White has a great attitude and a smooth snapping motion.

Notables: Davis Salom, Triston Hayes, Trevor Heid, Bryce Felt

TOP 2021 & BEYOND LONG SNAPPERS

JT Greep

JT Greep was very accurate and consistent all day long. Ball was smooth and he showed very good promise. Balance is solid and he handled pressure well.

Chris Kent

Chris Kent is a big Long Snapper with good speeds and a smooth snapping motion. Great attitude and excellent upside on Kent.

Notables: Jack Ritchie, Jamie Feldermann, Brendan Smith, John Mora

 

 

 

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.

Chris Rubio can help you to become the best snapper you can be! In just 12 years, Chris Rubio has become the #1 snapping instructor in the country and the go-to man when a college coach needs a snapper. Colleges from across the country rely on Chris Rubio’s word day in and day out on who the best snappers are in the country. Chris Rubio has assisted in almost 1,000 Long Snappers earning full scholarships and preferred walk-ons to major Universities just for snapping.
Offering the best instruction and most exposure in the world, Rubio Long Snapping can help you to become the best snapper you can be!

It’s simple, if you want to get yourself better, noticed and into the next level: go through Rubio Long Snapping

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