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October/November 2014

October/November 2014


Shotgun Snapping in a Run-First Offense - Teaching proper techniques and practicing as many reps as possible will improve the performance of your shotgun snapper.

by: Jeff DiSandro
Assistant Head Coach, Greenville College
© October/November 2014

Shotgun and pistol snapping have become more commonplace in today’s game. It is also common for some high school and college teams to operate out of the shotgun for the majority of their offensive snaps. We are a run heavy team (75 %/25 %) and we operate out of the shotgun nearly 100% of the time.
    A few years ago, I researched as much as I could about the shotgun snap. I read from multiple sources and emailed, called, and met with various coaches. I wanted to understand the mechanics thoroughly and I wanted to be able to communicate, at a high level, how to shotgun snap effectively. I was then able to narrow the snap down to a few basic principles and coaching points. We have had tremendous success in teaching the snap to a wide range of linemen. All coaching points in this article are for a right-handed snapper.....The full article can only be seen by subscribers.
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