March 31, 2013

Long Snapping Lesson with James Ring

By: Long Snapping Coach Kyle Stelter

March 24th 2013 I met up with James Ring for a long snapping lesson. James and I have been working for a few months now and you can tell by his long snapping that he has been working hard. If you have read previous posts on James you would know that he came to me as a beginning long snapper. We had to implement everything from the grip to the stance, to the correct motions to go through.

March 4, 2013

Special Teams University Interviews Philadelphia Eagles Long Snapper Jon Dorenbos

By: Long Snapping Coach Kyle Stelter

Recently Special Teams University was able to catch up with Philadelphia Eagles long snapper Jon Dorenbos to ask him a few questions.

Q: What is your earliest recollection of snapping a ball?

A: My high school coach, Coach Craven, told me I should snap. I messed around with it my Senior year. And I could do it.... but I definitely didn't practice it or take it serious. It got the job done.

After high school I went to a Junior College. I played OLB and some fullback. We had a unbelievable long snapper whose name was Tim Thurman, a 6'6" TE that could snap, really well.

I later added some of his snapping film to my highlighted tape and sent it to colleges. I ended up getting a full ride to University of Texas, El Paso (UTEP Miners) because of it. Being that the snapper wasn't me on the tape, That's when I started taking snapping serious.

March 2, 2013

Special Teams University To Work With Raiders Backup Long Snapper

Starting Monday March 4th, Coach Kyle Stelter of Special Teams University will start working with Jason Foster, center for the Oakland Raiders on his long snapping! Jason has contacted Special Teams University because he knows that we train the best. We will be scheduling virtual long snapping lessons to improve his form to avoid a situation like last year. We look forward to working with Jason and helping him improve his long snapping.