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Tuesday, December 23, 2008

One on One with Pat MacDonald

On Sunday and Monday Pat MacDonald was in Scottsdale, Arizona for a One on One Snapping Lesson. Pat plays for the Calgary Stampeder's who just won the 2008 Grey Cup Championship in Canada.

Pat was with the New Orleans Saints as a free agent a couple of years ago. From first glance I could tell Pat has a lot of talent and potential. Pat has gone to several snapping coaches around the country trying to get better.

He asked me to evaluate and analyze his technique and refine his skills. Pat snapped and I watched and video taped his field goal and long snapping technique.

The video review and the slow motion video tape made everything crystal clear for Pat. He just needed to simplify his whole approach. So, I came up with a very simple progression for Pat to use which he can use for short and long snapping.

In the photo below Pat is snapping to Jon Peattie a free agent kicker and another client in town for One on One Kicking Lessons. Pat is working to snap 'Perfect' Laces on his field goal snaps.

In the photo below Pat is working to finish every snap the same way. Thumbs Out!

In the photo below Pat is working his long snapping technique. Pat is snapping to Danny Baugher a free agent punter and another client of mine. Danny has been a free agent with several NFL teams.

Pat worked his new progression and was quickly becoming a more consistent snapper. He was a quick fix. Once he was snapping accurately we progressed to snapping and protection drills.

After two days of snapping Pat was very happy with the results. He left Scottsdale more confident with his snapping, especially knowing he is going to have a couple NFL tryouts in January.

Click below to listen to Pats Testimonial on working with Coach Zauner.

Pat was a pleasure to work with and I look forward to working with him in the future.

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