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AS OF WEEK #7 10/07/19 - 10/13/19

TOP 12 MAKE PLAYOFFS & INVITES TO THE 2020 MWLS VS NOLS SHOWDOWN!

2019-20 OFFICIAL RULE BOOK

Section - I

NOLAN'S SEASON Introduction

  • Week #1 of the 2019-20 Nolan's Season starts August 26th, 2019 and ends with the 2019-20 Playoffs on Sunday, January 5th, 2020.

  • Virtual Lesson Athletes are INCLUDED in the Nolan's Season.

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

  • UP TO FIVE Snappers will be named Dawgs of the Week (DOTW) for all lessons held Monday through Sunday.

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

  • The TOP 12 Athletes at the conclusion of the regular season will move on to the Nolan's Season Playoffs held on Sunday, January 5th, 2020. (See Section — III)

  • Athletes who qualify for the Playoffs will automatically receive an invite to the 2020 MWLS vs NOLS Showdown in Las Vegas, NV.

  • The Winner of the Nolan's Season Playoffs on Sunday, January 5th, 2020 will be declared the 2019-20 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 DOTW for that week. 

  • The following factors will be under evaluation to name the DOTW(s):

    • 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

  • Athletes who qualify for the Playoffs will automatically receive an invite to the 2020 MWLS vs NOLS Showdown in Las Vegas, NV.

  • 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

  • 2018 -- Brad George - Kent State University