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SEE SECTION III FOR PLAYOFF RULES!

2018 OFFICIAL RULE BOOK

Section - I

NOLAN'S SEASON Introduction

  • The Nolan's Season will start the Week of August 27th and end with the 2018-19 Playoffs on Sunday, January 13th, 2019.

  • As of the 2018-2019 Season, Virtual Lesson Athletes are NOW INCLUDED in the Nolan's Season.

  • To be eligible to be named MVP of the Week, athletes must attend at least ONE Nolan's Long Snapping Lesson for that week.

  • UP TO FIVE Snappers will be named MVP of the Week for all lessons held from Tuesday through Sunday.

  • The previous week's MVP(s) will be announced every Tuesday via Nolan's Long Snapping social media accounts. -- Twitter: @NolanOwenLS | Instagram: @NolanOwenLS | Facebook: @NolansLongSnapping

  • The Athletes with AT LEAST THREE MVP WINS at the conclusion of the regular season will move on to the Nolan's Season Playoffs held on Sunday, January 13th, 2019. (See Section — III)

  • The Winner of the Nolan's Season Playoffs on Sunday, January 13th, 2019 will be declared the 2018-19 Nolan's Season Champion (For Champion Winnings See Section — IV)

Section - II 

NOLAN'S MVP CRITERIA BREAKDOWN

  • Nolan will be evaluating every athlete's performance throughout the entirety of the lesson.

  • Nolan has the option to review an athlete's performance via lesson film and game film to come to a firm conclusion on who will be named MVP for that week. 

  • The following factors will be under evaluation to name the MVP of the Week:Snap Consistency

    • Snap Accuracy

    • Snap Speed

    • Post-Snap Ability

    • Lesson Competition Performance

    • Athletic Ability

    • Endurance

    • Ability to Listen

    • Ability to Apply Learned Skills Quickly and Effectively

    • Mental Fortitude & Strength

    • Effort & Leadership

    • Progress from Previous Week

    • In Game Performance for High School / Middle School Teams

Section - III

NOLAN'S SEASON playoffs

  • The eligible Playoff Finalists will compete in a head to head single elimination bracket.

  • Finalists will alternate snaps on the Nolan’s Long Snapping Target with their designated opponent.

  • Finalists will alternate between punts and field goal snaps UNTIL one athlete has achieved 3 strikes. The first athlete to achieve 3 strikes moves onto the next round. Finalists must be given a rebuttal if they snapped second.

  • Finalists are REQUIRED to execute a LIVE post snap responsibility for every attempt

ACCRUAL OF POINTS

  • Snappers accumulate strikes per snap for accuracy. 

  • PUNT ONLY -- It is worth 1 STRIKE for the football to go through the top box and HIT THE BACK NET. The ball can hit the post, bounce in, and count as a STRIKE — similar to that of kicking and uprights. If the ball hits the post and DOES NOT hit the back net, no strikes will be awarded.

  • PAT/FG ONLY -- It is worth 1 STRIKE for the football to go through the bottom box.

DEDUCTION OF STRIKES

  • DISCLAIMER: Strikes can ONLY be deducted on a snap to snap basis.

  • Significantly Wobbled Snap (different than that of a slower rotation or small “tail”)

  • Failure to execute Post Snap Responsibility

  • Complete Missed Block for Snaps that require Protection

  • Failure to stay inside “Kill Zone”

Section - IV

THE NOLAN'S SEASON CHAMPION WINNINGS

  • The Nolan's Season Winnings are listed as follows:

    • ONE MONTH of UNLIMITED Nolan's Long Snapping Lessons **All free lessons must be used within 30 days after winning the season.

    • The Winner will have his name added to the Alex Kube Memorial Trophy -- The official perpetual trophy awarded to the Winner of the Nolan's Long Snapping Season

    • The Winner will be awarded a personalized Nolan's Season Champion Award that the athlete can keep forever

Section - V

PAST WINNERS OF THE NOLAN'S SEASONS

  • 2013 -- John Shannon - University of Notre Dame

  • 2014 -- Brendan Lowery - University of Louisville

  • 2015 -- Camden Boyle - Southeast Missouri State University

  • 2016 -- Thomas "Tuck" Gill - Eastern Michigan University / Lake Forest College

  • 2017 -- Michael Vinson - University of Notre Dame

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