Snap-to-finish

by | Jan 21, 2021

We have been pushing you guys to write in a snap to finish manner in both the CAN and CANNOT sections. Let me shed more light on this.

Snap-to-finish (or chronological) formatting is helpful to you as a communicator as it paints a clear mental picture for the reader by following the logical progression of a play. Let’s work through what it could look like at the QB position:

For the sake of the example, let’s assume you thought every trait was ‘solid’ the order would look something like this:

1. Pre-snap Processing
2. Set-up Mechanics
3. Post-snap Processing
4. Decision Making
5. Throwing Mechanics
6. Accuracy/Arm Strength
7. Poise
8. Extend Plays

Now, that formatting is still effective even if you feel only certain traits are good. You still want to put them in chronological order:

CAN
1. Pre-snap Processing
3. Post-snap Processing
4. Decision Making

CANNOT
2. Set-up Mechanics
5. Throwing Mechanics
6. Accuracy/Arm Strength
7. Poise
8. Extend Plays

If you feel part of one trait is a CAN and another aspect is a CANNOT, that is alright too:

CAN
1. Pre-snap Processing
3. Post-snap Processing
4. Decision Making
7. Poise (Mechanics under pressure)
8. Extend Plays (Outside Pocket)

CANNOT
2. Set-up Mechanics
5. Throwing Mechanics
6. Accuracy/Arm Strength
7. Poise (Processing/Decision Making under pressure
8. Extend Plays (Inside Pocket)

I hope this helps to clarify what we are asking for. If you have any questions, please put them in the general questions forum.

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