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Long-Snapping Camps

Kohl's Snapping Camps will be in more locations and offer more training options in 2013 than ever before.  Coach Kevin Garviolle will lead the snapping division in 2013.  Our snapper ratings are sent to every college program that offers football scholarships.  Our top 2014 snapping campers will have profiles made on ESPN.com and also be included in articles written by Kohl's staff from training camps from all over the nation. Our goal in 2013 is to have America's premier snapping camps.  We will again select the snapper's to play in the Under Armour All-American Game.  Our influence in snapping at the national level continues to grow to the point where almost every D1 school that offered a snapping scholarship last year consulted with us and wanted our feed back on players we've seen. Check out Kohl's 2013 college signing list and see the guys who were helped by Kohl's snapping camps. If you are a serious snapper our snapping division is now at a point after 9 years where we can offer the best value nationally to our snappers.   



Recent Email - I wanted to write because Theresa, and I are so impressed with Jamie's credibility within the collegiate Football network, and his commitment to PJ. I am sure this rings true with the rest of the Kohl's team. There is no way we could have the resourced all the teams that have shown an interest in PJ.  You guys have given PJ all the tools to succeed at division-1 level. Further Jamie has given us some very good and sincere insight on the schools that have shown an interest in PJ. Kevin has kept in touch with PJ and I. PJ feels a very close bond with both Jamie, and Kevin. We are one set of parents who are beaming with pride knowing our son will have a chance to realize a dream of playing in a big time program. This would not have been possible had we not attended the Kohl's Camp. --Pete Mangieri (father of starting Big 12 Snapper)

Equipment to Bring

  • 1-2 Footballs
  • Football Shoes & Athletic Shoes
  • Water Bottle/Thermos
  • Hand Towel (Optional)

CAMP ITINERARY NOTE: Typical 2-day training camp itinerary shown below. 1-day, Showcase, and Scholarship Camp Itineraries will vary slightly.

  • kevin_garvoille_02Day 1 - Registration is at 8:30am 
  • 8:30 am to 12:00 pm
  • The athlete will warm up in large or small group
  • The athlete will be filmed on the short snap immediately to initiate starting point
  • The athlete will preform drills to increase accuracy, consistency and velocity
  • The athlete will be given individual one-on-one instruction
  • 1:15 pm to 3:30 pm
  • The athlete will be filmed immediately after warm-up on the long snap
  • Film will be broken down and technique will be addressed
  • The athlete will preform drills from the morning session to increase accuracy, consistence and velocity
  • The athlete will have the opportunity to preform live with punters and kickers to work on accuracy and timing
  • The athlete will be given an opportunity to compete against other athletes in a competitive atmosphere 


  • Day 2
  • 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
  • The athlete will warm up in large or small group
  • The athlete will preform drills to increase accuracy, consistency and velocity
  • The athlete will be given one-on-one instruction while working on the long and short snap  

1:15 pm to 3:00 pm

  • The athlete will be charted based on accuracy and time for the long and short snap
  • The athlete will meet with the snapping instructor after camp and will be given individual feedback

1 Day Camp will run from 8 am until 4:30 pm with Registration starting at 8 am unless emailed otherwise.


Key Coaching Points of Long and Short Snapping

  • Grip
  • Stance
  • Addressing the ball
  • Hips and arm movement
  • The snap
  • Follow through
  • Differences in long and short snap
  • Snapper into protection schemes  


14 Year NFL Veteran Rob Davis Coaches at Kohl's National Events

Snapping Drills

  • Ball slaps and ball drops
  • Wrist circles
  • Snapback and Overhand throws
  • Fast pitch throw
  • One-handed snaps
  • Two-handed overhead pass
  • Varying distance snaps
  • Wet ball drills 

Strength and Flexibility Drills Specific for Snapping


Weighted snap Reverse push-ups Leg lock
Lat hangs Straight arm push downs      Granny throws
Elevators Pretzel Med ball squat throws
Deep / bear squat      Crossovers Med ball squat press and chase     


Off-Season and In-Season Workout Routines
*Complete Team Program and add supplemental lifts from above list and or the following list.


Focus on Explosive Movements/Lower Body
  1. Hang cleans
  2. Squats
  3. Dead lifts
  4. Granny throws
  5. Squat throws
  6. Box jumps
  7. Good mornings
Upper Body/Back
  1. Lat pull downs
  2. Pull-ups
  3. Straight arm push-downs
  4. Reverse push-up
  5. Low row/DB row
  6. Reverse DB fly
  7. Lying bent arm lat pull
Core Strength
  1. Med ball sit-ups
  2. Leg raises
  3. Oblique crunch
  4. Bicycles
  5. Skyscrapers
  6. Med ball slams
  7. Medball chops
Auxiliary Lifts
  1. Tricep pushdowns
  2. Push-ups
  3. Kickbacks
  4. Elevators
  5. Weighted/med ball snaps
  6. Lathangs
  7. Dips

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