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$815
pledged of $15,000pledged of $15,000 goal
11
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Wed, March 4 2015 10:40 PM UTC +00:00

About

            The Perfect Snap: Patented, Affordable, Durable

I invented the Perfect Snap because I was looking for a way to train my son and reinforce proper mechanics of receiving the snap from the center. As a former quarterback and now the father of a quarterback, I realize the importance of teaching and learning the skills of the position while developing confidence to make decisions after receiving the football.

While training my son to become a quarterback, I was faced with the same dilemma of having to snap the ball to my son or find someone to snap it for me. I was missing the opportunity to watch my son's mechanics and correct any mistakes in his technique. I was equally concerned about my son being able to get continuous snaps similar to those given by a centerThe Perfect Snap is a machine that simulates the snapping of a football like a center on a football team. The device eliminates the need for a coach or other team member to snap the ball, which allows for more focus on the quarterback's skills. Here are the benefits of the device:

-Consistent perfect snaps that simulate the snaps that come from a center

-Eliminates the need for assistance in snapping the ball

-Enables coaches and trainers to evaluate the player’s technique

-Ideal for beginners as well as professionals

-Improves timing when running plays in games and practices

-Receivers can use to see the ball when starting routes

-Defensive linemen can use to move quicker at the snap of the ball

I have several vendors interested in assisting me in building a prototype and connecting me with potential manufacturing companies. My goal is to raise enough funds to hire an engineer, help create a business plan and become connected with interested manufacturing partners. This will be a fun and exciting experience!

Risks and challenges

Challenge that I have encountered is aligning with an engineer or manufacturer to create a mechanical design in order to be able to mass produce the product. I have created the prototype out of PVC pipe and other household pieces/parts. My goal is to manufacture an affordable product that can be sold in both retail stores and commercially (direct to teams and leagues). Options are to canvass collegiate campuses for engineering talent or reaching out through certified manufacturers. Potential backers should know that there is no other "affordable" product on the market like the Perfect Snap. The product will be a huge hit when it hits the market.

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