|Scott Teal was a snapper for the University of Central Florida from 2012 - 2014.|
In high school, my head coach proposed that I learn how to long snap because the senior long snapper, Chris Guido, was near graduation. I spent an off season learning from Chris and attending camps nearby in Orlando and across the southeast United States. My senior year of high school was my only playing experience as a long snapper prior to college.
What is the best advice you received as a snapper?
The best advice I have received as a long snapper is to have a short memory. As a long snapper, you are probably going to make a mistake at some point in your career. Mistakes should be used as a learning experiencem to understand why it happened and how you can correct it. You should never dwell on a bad play. Instead, look forward to the opportunity of the next play.
Why did you want to start coaching?
I started coaching because I want to help out younger kids learn how to long snap. I wish I had a coach to teach me how to long snap at an earlier age and I want to be able to do that for the kids seeking help.
What did you learn from your experience playing for University of Central Florida?
While at UCF, I learned how to take pride in my work. When I committed to investing physically and mentally into my work, or in this case long snapping, the results were very rewarding. Instead of only working and hoping for benefits, I learned to enjoy working and pushing my own limits.
What do you hope to teach All American Kicking students?
Every snapper’s technique is unique, and some things work for some that may not work for another. I want to teach All American Kicking students techniques that worked for me and that I still work to perfect, but more importantly I want to teach them the mentality and work ethic it takes to be a successful long snapper and student-athlete.