April 14, 2015

Announcing the National Long Snapping Association!

By: Long Snapping Coach Kyle Stelter

The National Long Snapping Association (NLSA) was founded by nationally recognized long snapping instructors Nolan Owen, Kyle Stelter, and Matt Wigley. The NLSA Mission is to help long snappers gain the skills and exposure required to reach the collegiate level! The NLSA has revolutionized the Long Snapping industry with its innovative and proven capabilities. The National Long Snapping Association offers the following for EVERY one of its long snappers:

April 8, 2015

Special Teams University adds Another New Long Snapping Coach!

By: Long Snapping Coach Kyle Stelter

ECU Long Snapper Charlie Coggins

If you pay attention to the NFL draft, you may have already heard of the long snapper with the great idea to hand out beer cuzies at local bars during the NFL combine. He was one of the top snappers in the nation, being selected to play in the Medal of Honor Bowl game this year for top seniors.

NFL Combine Beer Coozies
That long snapper is Charlie Coggins and we are very excited to announce that one of the top Draft Eligible College Seniors will be joining our staff as a coach as he pursues the NFL! Coach Charlie Coggins will be working in North Carolina and surrounding areas to help snappers at every level become as successful as he has in the game of football.

March 10, 2015

Interview with University of Texas Long Snapper Nate Boyer

By: Long Snapping Coach Kyle Stelter

Long Snapper Nate Boyer before running on the field before the game
Special Teams University Long Snapping Coach Kyle Stelter was able to catch up with former UT long snapper Nate Boyer as he prepares for his pro day and attends a few college senior combines.
Long Snapper Nate Boyer 2013 NFF Legacy Award Recipient
1. How did you learn to long snap? When did you learn to snap?
I taught myself to long snap by watching Youtube videos and just trial and error. I learned to snap 3 years ago.
2. How nervous were you going into your first game?
The first snap was a little nerve racking just bc I knew the team was relying on me and I didn't want to let them down.
Long Snapper Nate Boyer hands a ball to a young fan pregame
3. What was it like walking onto a big program?
Walking onto Texas was an amazing experience. There's nothing like playing in front of 101,000 people.
Long Snapper Nate Boyer shakes hands with fans before the game
4. Has your age helped or hurt you?
It's been tough with my age for people to take me seriously, however my experiences give me a sort of confidence that I think is an advantage.
5. When did you decide the NFL was a goal of yours?
I decided to shoot for the NFL just a couple of months ago after I played in an all-star game and received from interest from scouts.
Long Snapper Nate Boyer running down field on a punt
6. How did you transition from punt snaps to FG snaps?
I actually started out doing field goal snaps, the transition was easy because they are completely different long snaps.
7. Is there a similarity between being a soldier and a football player? Differences?
Football and combat have absolutely nothing in common, but the discipline to be a soldier and play football at an elite level have many things in common.
Long Snapper Nate Boyer posing for a picture over-seas
8. What has been your favorite moment of playing for the University of Texas?
My favorite moment was coming from behind in the 4th quarter to beat Oregon State in the Alamo Bowl a few days after my best friend passed away, and then beating OU in the Cotton Bowl the next season.
9. Who are some long snappers you look up to?
I don't really know too many other long snappers, but I guess I'd say Jon Dorenbos from the Philadelphia Eagles because he has such an amazing story.
Long Snapper Nate Boyer after a win
10. How much have you evolved as a snapper from when you started until now?
Any advice for young snappers?
I'm constantly evolving and trying new things when it comes to long snapping. Since I've only been doing it for 2 years there is still much room for improvement. My advice is get your butt in shape. Just because you long snap it is not an excuse to be a non-athlete. Get in the weight room and work harder than anyone else, at any position group. It will produce results you couldn't even imagine if you're willing to sacrifice.
University of Texas Long Snapper Nate Boyer
We wish Nate the best of luck in his pursuit of the NFL!

March 9, 2015

Special Teams University Adds New Long Snapping Coach: Jesse Medrano of UTSA

By: Long Snapping Coach Kyle Stelter
Coach Stelter and long snapper Jesse Medrano at the Alamo Dome

Coach Jesse Medrano attended high school at John Jay High School in San Antonio, TX where he severed as the team's long snapper as well as wide receiver. He also played baseball in high school and he always thought that would be the sport that took him to college.

December 3, 2014

Long Snapping Tips and Tricks Brought to You by Special Teams University

By: Long Snapping Coach Kyle Stelter

We have started a weekly long snapping video series called "Long Snapping Tips and Tricks". The purpose of these videos is to educate long snappers and coaches about basic techniques and little tricks picked up from the experience Coach Famiglietti and I picked up from playing at the Division 1 and Professional levels. A new video will be posted every Wednesday! We want to share our advice with all of you to help you become better long snappers!

Check out our videos, give them a like, and start getting better today! The newest videos are at the bottom, please view them all! We don't want you to miss out on anything!