FOOTBALL IS BACK! Ideas for Game Time Warm Ups and In-Game Routines

I've had many snappers ask me over the past few days on what to do for game time warm ups and how to remain loose during games. Below you will find the suggested warm-ups and routines to be best prepared for success on GAME DAY!

SUGGESTED GAME TIME WARM-UPS

#1 STRETCH > 5-10 MINS
Hamstrings
Quads
Hip Flexers
Hips
Groin
Lower Back
Shoulders
Wrists
Anything else that might be tight


#2 WARM UP > 15 MINS
Alternating Throws -- UNTIL LOOSE
Full Extension Foreheads (No Legs) x 5
Full Extension Power Steps x 5
Forehead Snaps with Legs x 5
Accuracy Bend x 5
COMPLEX (Leg Drive, Accuracy Bend on Air, Snap on Air, Snap Ball 12 Yards) x 5
Live Punt Snaps (14-15 Yards) -- UNTIL LOOSE

#3 SPECIAL TEAMS WARM UP > TIME DIFFERS PER TEAM

Warm up with Kickers and Punters -- UNTIL LOOSE

SUGGESTED GAME ROUTINE (SNAPPERS ONLY)


- - ONLY PLAY LONG SNAPPER - -

YOUR TEAM'S ON OFFENSE

#1 The ball is between the opponents 35 yard line and your endzone x 1-2 PUNT snaps with a punter/helper/net at the END of 2nd Down

#2 The ball is between the opponents endzone and their 35 yard line x 1-2 PAT/FG snaps with a holder/helper at the END of 2nd Down


YOUR TEAM'S ON DEFENSE

#1 Some walking Forehead Snaps, Occasional Snaps on Air, Etc... Be aware of the game situations and DO NOT get snap happy!

 

- - PLAY LONG SNAPPER & OFFENSIVE POSITION STARTER - -

YOUR TEAM'S ON OFFENSE

PUNT & PAT/FG Get a QUICK snap on air in! Walk up to the ball doing a few wrists snaps!

YOUR TEAM'S ON DEFENSE

Alternate Every 2nd Down between PUNT & FG Snaps x 1-2 snaps with a punter/holder/helper/net at the END of 2nd Down

 

- - PLAY LONG SNAPPER & DEFENSIVE POSITION STARTER - -

YOUR TEAM'S ON OFFENSE

#1 The ball is between the opponents 35 yard line and your endzone x 1-2 PUNT snaps with a punter/helper/net at the END of 2nd Down

#2 The ball is between the opponents endzone and their 35 yard line x 1-2 PAT/FG snaps with a holder/helper at the END of 2nd Down

YOUR TEAM'S ON DEFENSE

SIMPLE Don't let the other team score!

 

- - PLAY LONG SNAPPER & BOTH WAYS POSITION STARTER - -

YOUR TEAM'S ON OFFENSE

PUNT & PAT/FG Get a QUICK snap on air in! Walk up to the ball doing a few wrists snaps!

YOUR TEAM'S ON DEFENSE

SIMPLE Don't let the other team score!

TAKE ADVANTAGE OF BREAKS BETWEEN THE GAME

PUNT & PAT/FG Get a couple QUICK complexes and live snaps in. You always want to be at your best for long snapping EVEN IF you are playing both ways!

GOOD LUCK LONG SNAPPERS! 
BE CONFIDENT. BE AWARE. BE AT YOUR BEST.