December 31, 2012

Special Teams University Long Snapping Lesson with James Ring

December 30th 2012 I met up with James Ring and his father Dave for our second long snapping lesson. We met in Stillwater MN at the Stillwater Soccer Dome.

This facility is great because it is very large and is a great distance for me to get into MN and work with my clients there. The last time we had a long snapping lesson we focused on very basic aspects of snapping due to the fact that James was a beginner that had no previous long snapping instruction.

Winter NCS Camp Hosted by Special Teams University and Husted Kicking

December 29th 2012 Brady Beeson and I partnered up Husted Kicking and Special Teams University to put on a National Camp Series evaluation camp in Vadnais Heights Minnesota.

The camp was held in the Vadnais Heights Dome which was an extremely nice facility. We had enough room for all 15 of our athletes to compete and learn. I had a total of 4 long snappers attend the portion of the clinic that I was coaching.

December 27, 2012

Special Teams University Long Snapping Lesson with James Ring

Dec 27th 2012 I met up with James Ring and his father Dave for our first long snapping lesson together. James is a student at The Blake High School in Minnesota. While talking with James I found out that he has snapped in 8th grade and this past year for his football team but has had no prior instruction to long snapping.

Usually during a first lesson I like to cover the basics of what I teach and get a feel for what the student knows and can do already. We started off by checking his grip which was good, we were on the same page, then we went into how to properly release the ball. James was able to get a spiral before but was not releasing the ball quite the way I would like him to.

December 18, 2012

Special Teams University Long Snapping Lesson With Ross Markham

Tuesday Dec 18th I was able to meet up with one of my students Ross Markham. I first met Ross while I was a counselor at the UW-RF kicking, punting, and long snapping camp back in 2007.

We started doing private long snapping lessons in 2011 so that he could help his chances of making it on the football team for the U.S. Coast Guard Academy. Ross is currently attending the U.S. Coast Guard Academy and was the backup long snapper his freshman year. We plan on changing that soon.

Working live snap, hold, kicks

Past Articles From Outside Sources about Kyle Stelter

Star Tribune - Sept 11th 2012

Tuesday a Game Decided by a Long Snapper (Just a little shout out here)

Star Tribune - Aug 24th 2012

Snap Decision Could Pay Off

St. Paul Pioneers Website - Aug 2012

Stelter Goes Pro

JS Online - July 26th 2012

Special Teams University Will Hold a National Camp Series Event in Baldwin - June 28th 2012

Special Teams U. Hosted a NCS Evaluation in New Richmond

St. Paul Pioneers - Aug 2010

Pioneers Honor Their Best and Brightest

Kickology Blog - Dec 5th 2010

Kyle Stelter: Acquisition and Acknowledgement of Accuracy

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My Story - Kyle Stelter Owner Of Special Teams University

I stole this from a friend but live my life this way

I want to give you a little background on how I got into long snapping and my story.

(Just a heads up, I have a horrible memory so digging deep into my past is tough...haha) The first memory I have of long snapping is from my freshman year of high school.

Like many freshman teams, the special teams portion is not quite developed and not many guys even know how to snap, kick, or punt.

Somehow I was wrangled into long snapping and knew just enough about snapping to get the ball back to the punter and holder.

Welcome to the Long Snapping Blog by Special Teams University

Welcome to the blog! I am Kyle Stelter, owner and operator of Special Teams University.

A professional long snapper myself, I most recently with the NY Jets for Rookie Mini Camp and with the Sacramento Mountain Lions of the United Football League 2012. This blog is intended to help young long snappers maximize their abilities and play to their potential—whether they intend to compete at the high school, collegiate or even the professional level.