Coaching the Long Snapper & Placeholder: Technique and Mechanics

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Ryan Senser, Michael Braunstein
31 minutes

Coaching the Long Snapper & Placeholder: Technique and Mechanics presents in-depth guidelines for mastering the basic techniques for both the long snapper and the placeholder. The DVD explains and demonstrates the fundamental skills involved in long-snapping, including the approach, grip, and reacting to the snap count. The DVD also reviews the essential components involved in coaching a fundamentally sound placeholder for field-goal and PAT attempts. Appropriate for coaches, teams, and players at all competitive levels, the DVD is designed to be an invaluable resource for coaches who want to address these important, yet often overlooked special team's roles.

Among the topics covered:

• The approach
• Proper alignment
• Stretch out to the ball
• The grip
• The snap
• Examples of snaps
• Proper snap height (coaching points)
• Preventing the snap from drifting sideways
• The holder for field goals and P.A.T.'s
• Snap, hold, kick demonstration