DECEMBER 2017 ANNOUNCEMENT bulletin!

ANNOUNCEMENT #1
2018 WINTER SCHEDULE RELEASED

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We are returning back to our 90 MIN Groups on Sundays as they were VERY successful in its production numbers! We had FOUR class of 2017 Long Snappers start as True-Freshman this year...all of which attended the Sunday 90 Min groups REGULARLY! We want to continue that success and produce even better numbers this year, so will be jumping back over to the 90 MIN Groups!

2018 WINTER SCHEDULE START DATES


SUNDAYS -- January 7, 2018
MONDAYS -- December 18, 2017

TUESDAYS -- December 19, 2017
WEDNESDAYS -- December 20, 2017
THURSDAYS -- December 21, 2017
FRIDAYS -- December 22, 2017


ANNOUNCEMENT #2
TALKS WITH NOLAN - THE SEQUeL

*Friday, December 22nd, 2017 - 8:00PM*

This is a time for the athletes of Nolan's Long Snapping to get together, hang out, open up, and learn valuable lessons of how to navigate through the journeys of High School, College, and Life. Not every event will be the same! Events will vary between Team Building, Ministry, Testimonials, Game/Movie Nights, etc. The objective is to provide a place for our young athletes to have fun while gaining direction on how to become valuable young men in this world. Young men that will inspire and lead others through honor & humility. SORRY...NO PARENTS!

What is the Schedule?

8:00 PM -- Doors OPEN --> Meet & Greet, Hang Out/Play Games, Eat Snacks
9:15 PM -- TALK --> Ministry, Testimonials, Life Talks, Self Evaluation, & More
10:00 PM -- Last Words --> Conclusion of Session

PLEASE CONTRIBUTE BY BRINGING SNACKS FOR ALL!


ANNOUNCEMENT #3
christmas eve eve lessons

We are going to have lessons on SATURDAY, December 23rd and NO LESSONS on Sunday, December 24th!

WE ARE GOING TO LEAVE THIS UP TO YOU....

What would you rather attend?
Christmas Eve Eve Midday Lessons
OR
Christmas Eve Eve Evening Lessons

VOTE BELOW!

CHRISTMAS EVE EVE LESSONS?
MIDDAY
EVENING
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ANNOUNCEMENT #4
KORNBLUE KICKING & SNAPPING SHOWCASE

*December 30th, 2017 -- Ft. Lauderdale, FL*

 
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NOLAN'S LONG SNAPPING WILL BE THERE RUNNING THE SNAPPING SHOWCASE

  REAL TESTS -- Showcase your TRUE readiness to play Division 1 College Ball through the testing of Snap Accuracy, Snap Times, Snap Consistency, Post Snap Athleticism, & Pressure Situations. 
  REAL EVALUATION -- You will be evaluated fairly and justly based off of how you do at that camp and in consideration of how you have done through Nolan's Long Snapping Program -- in particular Nolan's Season.
  REAL RATINGS & RANKINGS -- Receive ratings and rankings that are the most PURE and impacting towards College Coaches.
  REAL LEGITIMATE OFFERS -- Through these game changing comprehensive tests, evaluations, and ratings -- Colleges will have more cause and justification to hand out legitimate offers that lead to playing time. 


ANNOUNCEMENT #5
NEW YEARS EVE LESSONS?

There is the potential that we will be having lessons on SUNDAY, December 31st after Nolan's Long Snapping returns from the Kornblue Showcase. There needs to be at least 5 guys who would want to get a lesson in.

WE ARE GOING TO LEAVE THIS UP TO YOU....

Would you be able to attend a New Years Eve Midday Lesson?
YES
OR
NO

VOTE BELOW!

NEW YEARS EVE MIDDAY LESSON?
YES
NO
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ANNOUNCEMENT #6
the christmas & NEW YEARS bash!

*Saturday, January 6th, 2018 -- Time TBA*

December is VERY BUSY this year as Nolan's Long Snapping will be out of town for a couple of Saturdays. That being the case, we are unable to hold our ANNUAL Christmas Party...HOWEVER, we are still wanting to celebrate with our athletes and their families! This means that we will just have to bump it back a couple of weeks and hold a Christmas & New Years Bash on January 6th, 2017! There will be more information to follow shortly :)


MUST READ! The NEW 2017/18 Nolan's Bundles & Sunday Athletic Yoga

* * * JUST RELEASED! * * *

THE NEW 2017/18 NOLAN'S BUNDLES

The 2017/2018 Nolan's Long Snapping packages have been reconstructed to fit every families needs!

ALL Packages are now 6 WEEK Packages.
Sugar, Orange, & Rose Bundle NOW applies to ALL Groups, Privates, Film Privates, & Virtual Lessons.
The NEW Rose Bundle is at an unbeatable rate that includes UNLIMITED attendances for 6 WEEKS to Groups, Privates, & Virtual Lessons.
Added NEW Early Bird Private Rates -- Now includes the Prospect Package!
Added NEW Sunday Third Group Rates.

The Virtual Lesson Bundle now includes the Prospect Package!
Any family that has purchased the former BIG 8 Bundle after 10/8/17 is automatically grandfathered into the NEW Rose Bundle! 

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SUNDAY ATHLETIC YOGA FOR LONG SNAPPERS STARTING OCTOBER 29, 2017!

YOGA TIMES - SUNDAYS @ Nolan's Dojo - STARTING  10/29!

 Yoga Group #1: 12:45 – 1:15 PM -- 30 Min Session
✓ Yoga Group #2: 1:30 – 2:00 PM -- 30 Min Session

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SUNDAY ATHLETIC YOGA - 6 WEEK sessions - $60.00

  • 6 SESSIONS
    • 4 Yoga Sessions with Clay Potvin
    • 2 Prehab Movement & Mobility Sessions with Curt Hanson
  • COST $60
    • 6 Week Session - No refunds or carryovers on unused visits
  • REGISTRATION DEADLINE
    • Registration closes a week before the first scheduled session.
      *Registration closes 10/23/17 for 6 Week Session #1
  • REQUIREMENT
    • Must have at least 5 ATHLETES combined between both groups signed up for the 6 Week Session in order to run.
  • PAYMENTS
    • Will be made directly to LGN Performance
  • LATE SIGNEES
    • Can pay a prorated amount to join mid session.

CLAY POTVIN - CERTIFIED YOGA INSTRUCTOR - LGN PERFORMANCE

A certified instructor through Yoga Alliance, Clay teaches a Vinyasa-style class with integration of Ashtanga principles. His classes are designed to challenge your flexibility and balance while encouraging your breath with each movement. Clay is a 6'6" former DIII Collegiate Basketball Player... He will challenge our athletes to be better athletes.

CURT HANSON - COACH/OWNER - LGN PERFORMANCE

A NSCA Certified Personal Trainer with several other certifications in the industry, Curt trains athletes in the necessary requirements in improving strength, speed, durability, and overall athleticism. Curt is the Head Coach & Owner of LGN Performance with many years of experience in Prehab Movement & Mobility... He, too, will challenge our athletes to be better athletes. 

"WHY OFFER ATHLETIC YOGA?"

Simply, our snappers NEED to become stronger athletes. According to recent feedback from many D1 Coaches, we have some of THE BEST long snappers in the country. However, they too have said that our snappers are LACKING in athleticism. As your coach, when I hear that, I know something needs to be done to change that! There is NO reason why our snappers cannot be the best at long snapping & the most athletic long snappers in the country. I firmly believe that improving flexibility, strength, and endurance through the addition of Yoga & Prehab/Mobility will promote stronger athleticism.
P.S. - Yoga too protects athletes from injury, which some of ours have been prone to this past year.

USE THE BELOW FORM TO CONTACT LGN TO SIGN UP FOR ATHLETIC YOGA OR IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS FOR CURT AND/OR CLAY!

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SEND A MESSAGE TO CURT HANSON OF LGN -- NOT REQUIRED!

MESSAGE from Nolan

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Snappers & Parents,

In the below message I and many of our Alumni will be taking the time to address an issue that we all have been noticing from many of the current High School snappers in the program. This is not every athlete in the program, however, I feel the need that every athlete should be included in this message. So ALL of you, please read.

I have been noticing a lack of dedication from the athletes toward this program, to their work ethic away from lessons, and their focus at lessons.

Many sessions we have been grinding and working hard to gain a leg up on our competition, however this has NOT been going on without complaints and a lack of positive attitudes. 

I am not new to coaching, I have been a long snapping coach for 11 years, 7 of which were after college, and 3 of those years full time. I say this to express that I know when athletes are fully engaged into the program or when they are halfway (or less) into it. To be a part of my program, it is REQUIRED that you work on your long snapping -- DAILY. You need to be wholeheartedly invested into this program or we will not succeed in accomplishing your goals as a long snapper.

It is a TEAM EFFORT in getting athletes to college football. I expect to see my snappers regularly.

Like that of any other sport, when working on a position you should be seeing your coach as close to 1 time per week as possible...if not more. The more frequent, the more likely you are to grasp the concept and get even better. In combination to frequent lesson attendances, I expect my snappers to be doing DRILLS & SNAPPING every day. Regardless of what's on "your plate". Regardless if you are in-season. Regardless if you play both sides of the ball. If you want to be a long snapper in college football than you will find the time to do the necessary work to get there. It is not enough to be getting 15 snaps per day.

You need to be getting at least 45 MINUTES a day of snapping -- working on technique, drills, ball wall, and LIVE SNAPS. 

If you need to stay after the team and work on your snapping (like how I did in High School) then do it. If you need to go home, eat, homework, then snap...do it. If you need to wake up earlier in the morning...do it. If you need to work on it during your lunch break (like how I did in college) THEN DO IT!

Long Snapping takes time, dedication, and a PASSION for it. Rediscover WHY you want to be Long Snapping. Is this your ticket to playing football in college? Are you just consumed by the feeling you get when you have a perfect snap? Are you "addicted" to the position and its truly your favorite thing to do? Is this your ticket to affording college? Is this your ticket to getting to a top tier college that you never thought you would be able to attend strictly based off of academics?

I too was once a High School Student who "said" I want to be a Division 1 Long Snapper.

It took me failing and embarrassing myself to realize that I needed to treat this with far more importance. I didn't become a 52 Division 1 College Game Starter because of God given athletic talent. If any of you knew me in High School...you would have realized that I was not a great athlete, but I gave everything 100% and I would not take "NO" for an answer. I would honestly ask myself at the end of every day "did I outwork the other long snappers in the country today?" I judged my progress based off of my practice and commitment to it.

Understand why you WANT to Long Snap and understand WHAT you have to do to achieve your goal! 

Simply, I am not going to sugar coat it, I am disappointed in the lack of dedication, respect to the program, attention to detail, and attitude from several of the athletes in the program. The reality is that I am not the only one who is feeling this disappointment, so to are our Alumni. They were equally a part of growing the success of this long snapping program.

Many of our Alumni reached out last night to the athletes in our Group Chat expressing their standpoint as you can read below.
 

HAYDEN SAK -- NIU HUSKIES, JUNIOR, 3 YEAR STARTER
5 1/2 Years in Nolan's Program
Lesson Attendance Average in HS -- 1-2x/Wk (includes during football season)

"When you're at Nolan's you're there only to get better at what you do. Almost every single session that I went to when I was their age (senior/junior) I didn't care if it was hard or whatever I just wanted to go to play college football and I knew that Nolan would help me get there. I did whatever it took; handfuls of late night LONG sessions with Nolan - one on one was only a fraction of what I did. Bottom line I just took it really seriously. We have worked together for so long, that we have built a relationship and mutual respect for each other. Getting to train with Nolan is a privilege. Don't take that for granted. If I never got in touch with Nolan who knows what I'd be doing right now. Almost 6 years of it."  

ERIK ABRELL -- JUCO, '18
2 1/2 Years in Nolan's Program
Lesson Attendance Average in HS -- 2-3x/Wk (includes during football season)

"As a member of both 2017 and 2018, 2017 had a lot more work ethic and 2018 infrequently shows up and when they do they lack a positive attitude."

JOHN DAVIS, JR. -- NC A&T AGGIES, FRESHMAN, 1st YEAR STARTER  
5 Years in Nolan's Program
Lesson Attendance Average in HS -- 1-2x/Wk (includes during football season)

"We (class of 2017) all wanted to be D1 athletes SO badly that we did whatever it took to get there. The younger classes seem to think it's gonna pop up on a silver platter. They need to gain the motivation inside of them to be the freaking best! Yeah its all fun and games until you're at signing day wondering what you've been doing with your life."

JACK DARBY -- TOLEDO ROCKETS, FRESHMAN, NAMED STARTER FOR 2018 SEASON  
3 1/2 Years in Nolan's Program
Lesson Attendance Average in HS -- 1-2x/Wk (includes during football season)

"I would practice on my own outside my house with a target I built everyday until it either got dark or I couldn’t move my legs/arms."

TRENT KRAMER -- MIAMI (OH), RS FRESHMAN  
1 Year in Nolan's Program

"I found that the only way to get better was by taking what I learned in my lessons and work on that alone. If I didn't work alone after my lessons I wouldn't have retained what I learned, and I wouldn't have gotten better."

NATE DURHAM -- UNT MEAN GREEN, FRESHMAN, 1st YEAR STARTER  
2 Years in Nolan's Program
Lesson Attendance Average in HS -- 1-2x/Wk (includes during football season)

"These youngsters need to find their 'WHY' in long snapping." 

MATT HEMBROUGH -- OK ST COWBOYS, FRESHMAN, REDSHIRT  
2 Years in Nolan's Program
Lesson Attendance Average in HS -- 1-2x/Wk (includes during football season)

"You need to listen to Nolan because he knows what he's talking about.  Whether that be about recruiting, your personal life, or your snapping form, Nolan cares about us all like family and wants us to succeed.  He wouldn't lead you down the wrong path and wants nothing for us but success. You need to treat him with the same respect as he gives you. We are a family and you need to remember that. So listen to him and stop messing around, because if you want to make it to the D1 level you need to listen to Nolan and put in the extra work throughout the week that is necessary for your success."

ETHAN TABEL -- U OF ILLINOIS, RS FRESHMAN, 1st YEAR STARTER  
2 1/2 Years in Nolan's Program
Lesson Attendance Average in HS -- 2-3x/Wk (includes during football season)

"So true! Guys here have had some crazy stories about how they got into snapping and how Nolan got them where they could only dream of. I went from riding the bench in HS to being asked to play for a D1 program in 14 months. For you guys that have been with him for years—there’s no excuse for you to not be the best. If he can turn me into a D1 snapper in 14 months, I’ll be damned if you guys aren’t getting scholarship looks."

DYLAN CASTRO -- USF COUGARS, FRESHMAN, 1st YEAR STARTER  
4 Years in Nolan's Program
Lesson Attendance Average in HS -- 1-2x/Wk (includes during football season)

"Nolan is a huge part of our snapping success. He got all of us where we are today." 

TUCK GILL -- EMU EAGLES, FRESHMAN  
2 1/2 Years in Nolan's Program
Lesson Attendance Average in HS -- 2-3x/Wk (includes during football season)

"Y'all better start working on your own and appreciate Nolan because when you're in college you can have a virtual but there is no hands on work. Personally not having Nolan there to be hands on could be a struggle. I never thought I would make D1 ball when I first started even my dad questioned me on whether or not I actually thought I would. I did because I knew Nolan and I knew the effort he was going to put into it and I knew that I had to return the favor. There was a time my last lesson before I was about to leave it was like I forgot how to snap a ball even Nolan was like what the heck just happened but I trusted him to fix it stayed after and everything was good. You have to do the extra things on your own to make it to D1 ball. My HS coach always told me I wasn't going to go D1. He told me to look at D3 and D2 schools for so long and that I should not waste time at practice. Instead, I chose to work on the small things that Nolan told me I needed to fix and I ended up going on to play D1 ball."

After their posts of personal experiences, the Alumni started posting videos of their first lessons in the program and their last lessons before they headed out...

matt hembrough

camden boyle

JOHN DAVIS, JR.

dylan castro

So this is my CALL TO ACTION... 

I expect to see some leadership taking place at the lessons from the older long snappers and too see them leading by example. It should go without saying that EVERYONE should be dedicated by working on their long snapping at home daily. They too should trust that I have their best intentions in mind, so when I provide critiques, they need to listen and pay attention to the detail. 

I too expect for all of the athletes to attend lessons as close to weekly as possible. If it is ever an issue of finding a ride, reach out to me, I can find a snapper who is close to you as many snappers have carpooled to get to lessons. If it is a matter of finances, please too reach out. We always find ways to make things work. There should rarely be a reason why an athlete is not coming to lessons.

Hayden Sak could not have said it anymore clearer above, because of the consistent practice, training, and teamwork, we developed a mutual respect for each other. A teamwork that has helped him grow into one of the best college long snappers in the country.

This is why I have a cell phone, email, etc...it is open to ALL OF YOU. The best snappers we have had in this program closely stayed in touch with me so that the trust was there when it came to lessons.

I hope to see you all next week with a NEW positive mindset ready and willing to do whatever it takes become successful long snappers.

Thank you for taking the time to read this message as it has been heavy on my heart.

God Bless,
Nolan

Talks With Nolan -- "The Intro" POSTPONED!

SNAPPERS & FAMILIES, 

The 1st Official TALKS WITH NOLAN has been POSTPONED one week!

TALKS WITH NOLAN -- "The Intro" is now scheduled to be held at LGN Performance in South Elgin, IL on SATURDAY 8/5/17 @ 7PM! 

Why Postponed? 
We want this to really take off and be something special to our program. With many athletes out of town this week for vacation, we wanted to push it out one week for everyone to have the opportunity to attend. 

Why Location Change?

We also changed the hosting location as we have determined that there will be more space and much more to do at LGN. We have had a lot of great ideas of what the athletes want to do at these events and we have determined we need the room. Similar to the SR Send-Off, we will now have room for gaming, spikeball, kan-jam, ping pong, bags, etc... 

What is the TALKS WITH NOLAN, again?

This is a time for the athletes of Nolan's Long Snapping to get together, hang out, open up, and learn valuable lessons of how to navigate through the journeys of High School, College, and Life. Not every event will be the same! Events will vary between Team Building, Ministry, Testimonials, Game/Movie Nights, etc. The objective is to provide a place for our young athletes to have fun while gaining direction on how to become valuable young men in this world. Young men that will inspire and lead others through honor & humility.

What is the Schedule?

7:00 PM -- Doors OPEN --> Meet & Greet, Hang Out/Play Games, Eat Snacks

8:00 PM -- TALK --> Ministry, Testimonials, Life Talks, Self Evaluation, Book Study, & More

9:00 PM -- Last Words --> Conclusion of Session

These events are ONLY for the ATHLETES... Sorry, NO Parents!

If you plan on coming, please reach out and let me know!