Nick was a Community College student who was not playing football, he did not see the football field in high school, and never snapped a day in his life until he decided to start training with NOLS. Nolan Owen.
San Diego, CA (PRWEB) February 05, 2013
National Camp Series(NCS) Associate Nolan Owen, of Nolan Owen Long Snapping, has created the inspirational video ‘The Heart of a Long Snapper’ and posted it to YouTube according to NCS founder Michael Husted.
The Heart of a Long Snapper is the story of Nick Adams’ journey to play Division 1 football. It is an ‘unlikely’ story, and therefore it is an ‘inspirational’ story. It is a story about how one athlete’s determination, coupled with a coaches’ belief, combined to create an extraordinary result.
“The only expectations I had set is for the film to be seen by the people who need it most,” says Owen, who both coached Nick Adams through his incredible journey and created the video about it. “I hoped that this movie would touch the hearts of those who are in need of encouragement and inspiration to achieve their dreams.
Go here to view 'The Heart of a Long Snapper'.
Owens has been privately coaching long snappers since 2008. He has helped Coach Nike affiliated National and Regional camps, competitions, and combines for over four years. He was professionally trained weekly on improving his long snapping skills for four years. Coach Nolan Owen was the starting long snapper for the NIU Huskies from 2007-2010. During his college career he executed 475 total snaps without a single errant snap.
Owen says this video developed as part of his normal process of coaching snappers.
“With all of the NOLS long snappers I take a lot of film to track the progress of each of them and use that film as a teaching tool,” says Owen. “Knowing the little time that we had for Nick Adams to become Division 1 long snapper caliber, I filmed nearly every lesson to evaluate Nick’s progression.”
It is the amount of training time, or rather the lack of it, that makes this story so incredible.
“To understand the little amount of time Nick had to go from a beginning long snapper to a Division 1 long snapper, we were able to cut what is the normal process of 2 ½ - 3 years of very dedicated training down to only 1 year of training,” says Owen. “To decrease the odds even further, Nick was a Community College student who was not playing football, he did not see the football field in high school, and never snapped a day in his life until he decided to start training with NOLS.“
Nolan says it wasn’t until Adams received his first offer from the University of Miami (FL), that he realized what he and Nick had actually accomplished.
“That was the first time both he and I realized the magnitude of an accomplishment that was reached at such a short period of time,” says Owen. “The Nick Adam’s story is more than supernatural; it is a God blessed miracle that can only be contributed to God.”
What others have said about the video:
“I was just made aware of an inspirational video that reminded me of the type of person that I frequently encounter in the long snapping world. Most snappers have unbelievable amounts of determination, heart and passion for their craft. To capture those traits, below is a video from former college long snapper and current snapping instructor Nolan Owen. Over the course of a year, Owen helped a community college student, Nick Adams, who never played in high school, to achieve his dream of snapping at the Division One level. Enjoy!” - Kevin Gould, longsnap.com.
“This is a great video of a great snapper and person! Nick Adams has a very bright future ahead of him! I’m so blessed to be able to call him a friend of mine.” - Scott Daly, Long Snapper for Notre Dame University.
“I'm speechless Nolan...all I can say is thank you for everything you have done for Nick. You've been a great teacher, role model, friend and big brother that Nick Adams never had. Best Christmas present ever!” - Debbie Adams, Mother of Nick Adams.
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