Virtual Online Rankings

After countless requests, Rubio Long Snapping will be now be offering virtual rankings. Due to the lockdowns, camps and travel have been limited, so this will provide the perfect opportunity for any Long Snapper (you do not have to have attended a Rubio Long Snapping Camp) to get ranked from their own home.

Each time a Long Snapper completes a virtual ranking, they will be ranked (you can get ranked virtually once or fifteen times, it all depends on how many times you register for this service).  If a Long Snapper is being reranked, their ranking will either stay the same or improve. A Long Snapper’s star ranking will NEVER go down. For example, if a Long Snapper is a 4 Star, he/she will never drop to a 3.5 Star. On that note, a Long Snapper can be jumped by another Long Snapper in the rankings. As more Long Snappers take advantage of this new virtual ranking option, the more difficult it will be to maintain your ranking.

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Here is how it will work:

  • First off, NEVER cut the tape…..EVER.
  • You will provide Rubio Long Snapping with two video links on your own time. You want to do it asap or in ten weeks, that is on you.
  • The first will be strictly Long Snapping, and the second will be athleticism.
  • You will upload your video to YouTube and send me the links. If you are “tech-y” enough to combine the Long Snapping Section and the Athleticism Section videos, that is beyond acceptable. Yes, I know there will be a cut in the video, but it will be the only one.
  • At the very beginning of the video, you will need to introduce yourself by saying the following “Your Name, State, Grad Year, Height, Weight, GPA.” Speak loud and be clear. Do NOT cut the tape if you mess up.
  • Right after your intro, please have whomever is assisting in your video get a tape measure out and measure you from the ground to the top of your head. Make sure the person is a good distance from you to see all of you when you are speaking and then zooms into the tape measure to see the numbers. After this is complete, you will go immediately into Snapping.
  • The video link can be private or public, that is completely up to you.
  • You will be ranked/re-ranked within 48 hours of me receiving the video link.
  • Also, within 72 hours, we will set up a five-minute phone meeting to discuss the ranking.
  • All videos will be uncut and unedited. All video needs to be continuous. Take your time, do not rush, and do NOT stop the video! If it takes some time to get the Long Snapper back and rested, that is perfectly fine. Take your time, do not rush and do NOT stop the film.
  • Do NOT worry about the length of the video. If there is down time on the video, I can simply fast-forward it.
  • These videos can be shot simply with a smartphone and, if you have one, I would highly recommend a tripod so the footage is not unstable.

PART #1 – Long Snapping Section
*You need to be on a lined football field.

SHORT SNAPS (15 Total Snaps):

    1. The person catching the ball (the holder) will need to be seated exactly 7 ½ yards from the ball. The holder will spread their legs out, lift their knees, place their elbows inside their knees and reach out to where the ball will be snapped. This will ensure the holder can’t reach out for the ball and will allow the ball to come to them. This also allows me to be able to see the position of the laces.
    2. The Long Snapper will snap eight consecutive balls. Please position the camera angle to show 8 yards from the front (4 from the left “A gap” and 4 from the right “A gap”). Take your time, do not rush, and do NOT stop the video.

      3. The Long Snapper will snap seven consecutive balls. Please position the camera angle directly above the holder’s head so that I can see the trajectory of the ball and see the laces when the ball hits the holder’s hands. Please make sure the Long Snapper is in the frame as well. Take your time, do not rush and do NOT stop the film.

PUNTS (26 total snaps):

  1. The Long Snapper will snap ten consecutive balls for 15 yards. For this, the holder will back up to the punter’s position (15 yards from the Long Snapper). The holder will put their heels on the yard line that is 15 yards from the Long Snapper. Please position the camera angle from the front and a bit off the one side or the other. The sun should be BEHIND the camera in order to avoid glare. Basically, THIS is the angle I would like to see for the Long Snapper. Take your time, do not rush and do NOT stop the film.
  2. After the original ten snaps, the Long Snapper will then snap three balls at 15 yards and block left, then snap three balls at 15 yards and block right.
  3. When the Long Snapper is blocking, I would like the camera angle to be from the opposite side of his/her block so that I can see the ball hit the punter AND see the block. (i.e. if you’re blocking right, have the camera on the left.  If you’re blocking left, have the camera on the right.) Remember, do NOT stop the film. If it takes some time to get the ball back, that is perfectly fine. Take your time, do not rush and do NOT stop the film.

SNAP & RELEASE:

  1. The Long Snapper will snap a total of ten balls. The first eight snaps will be snapping to the punter/holder from 15 yards (remember, heels of the holder should be on the 15 yard marker). For the first 8 snaps, the Long Snapper will snap and release as quickly as possible. The release only needs to be approximately five yards. The camera can be on the either side in the front as long as the sun is behind the camera, and I can see the snap, the ball, the holder, and the release. The camera person will have to back up a bit in order to cover the full area. Moving the camera with the Long Snapper is fine AS LONG AS I can see the ball hitting the holder as well. Bottom line, I don’t want to see the Long Snapper releasing without actually seeing the snap. I need to see both. Remember, do NOT stop the film. If it takes some time to get the ball back, that is perfectly fine. Take your time, do not rush and do NOT stop the film.
  2. The last two snaps will be full 15 yard snaps and then a full release of 40 yards. The camera should be in front of the Long Snapper on the same angle as above with the sun behind the camera. The camera should back up slightly to see the Long Snapper, the flight of the ball, the holder, and then follow the Long Snapper (just turn the camera, no need to run after them) all the way through the 40 yard marker. Remember, do NOT stop the film. If it takes some time to get the Long Snapper back, that is perfectly fine. Take your time, do not rush and do NOT stop the film.

PART #3 Athleticism Section
*You need to be on a lined football field.

The Long Snapper will have to be on a football field so that I can see the actual yardage. Once the camera starts, do NOT stop it for any reason. Do NOT worry about the length of the video. If there is down time on the video, I can simply fast-forward it.

  1. The first part of the athleticism section will have the Long Snapper run three consecutive 40 yard sprints. The camera will have to be to the left or to the right of the Long Snapper. The camera will have to be far enough away that I can see the full length of the 40 yard sprint without moving the camera. The camera should be at the 20 yard marker but off to the side. For example, imagine the Long Snapper running down the middle of the field while the camera is on the sideline or even in the bleachers. Remember, do NOT stop the film. If it takes some time to get the Long Snapper back and rested, that is perfectly fine. Take your time, do not rush and do NOT stop the film.
  2. The second part of the athleticism section will consist of the Long Snapper doing a defensive back drill called the Speed Turn Drill.  The Long Snapper will have to do it three times to the left and three times to the right. The camera should be directly in front of the Long Snapper about two yards in front of them. The sun should be behind the camera person. Remember, do NOT stop the film. If it takes some time to get the Long Snapper back and rested, that is perfectly fine. Take your time, do not rush and do NOT stop the film.
  3. The final part of the athleticism section will consist the NFL L Drill. The Long Snapper will have to do it three times. The camera should be towards the start of the drill so that I can see the beginning and the end from the same angle. Please keep the sun behind the camera. Remember, do NOT stop the film. If it takes some time to get the Long Snapper back and rested, that is perfectly fine. Take your time, do not rush and do NOT stop the film.

 

You will upload this film to YouTube and send me the link. If you are “tech-y” enough to combine the Long Snapping Section and the Athleticism Section videos, that is beyond acceptable. Yes, I know there will be a cut in the video, but it will be the only one.  The video link can be private or public, that is completely up to you. 

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*Please note: this service may or may not be continued once the lockdowns are lifted….
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