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Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Best Sports Gift Idea- PhotoBallGuy.com


This might be one of the coolest awards and gifts that could be given to an athlete or person.  I'd like to recognize a great Minnesota Based company.

For the 4th year in a row, PhotoBallGuy.com has been putting the spotlight on the very best players from all over the state with Personalized Photo Footballs!!  These awards have also been used a great gifts for sons and daughters from parents to commemorate athletic accomplishment.  Personalized with the player photo, game/season stats; athletes will have a customized photo football to mark their accomplishments forever.






PhotoBallGuy.com offers personalized ball photos for various sports.  Check out their Photo Football slideshow at www.photoballguy.com/Football.html for ideas for seniors' gifts and team awards.


Not only will you get the absolute BEST quality award available in the football community, they also include free, custom design services as well



Satisfaction Guaranteed
If you are unhappy with the quality of one of the footballs, they will replace it at no cost.  Happy customers tend to return in future years and they would really enjoy an opporunity to work with you for years to come.

Here are a few company highlights for PhotoBallGuy:
  • Served high schools and colleges in 41 states
  • Created and printed customized football trophies for South Dakota FCA, Minnesota AAU, and several other youth football associations
  • Partnered with Minnesota Preps on its “Player of the Week” personalized photo football awards for the 2010 and 2011 seasons
  • Partnered with KFAN Radio on its “Player of the Week” personalized photo football awards for the 2009 season
  • Proud supplier of weekly awards to Grain Belt’s “Crush Charch Challenge” Fantasy Football Contest for past four years
  • PhotoBallGuy.com provides one on one personalized design and print services for your team’s customized / personalized seniors’ gifts, team awards, and coachs’ gifts
For more information, contact Rick Saf
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20 Kicking Academy Students Reach Section Championship Game

Special Teams Football Academy is pleased to announce that 20 of their Varsity Special Teams student athletes representing 14 Minnesota High School programs have helped their teams reach the Section Playoff Championship Games that will be played this Friday. 

This is an exciting time for everyone here at Special Teams Football Academy because we are able to see the results of all our off season camps and lessons; and all the hard work that these kids have put in during the off season, starting to pay off.  Our goal is to help every student pursue their football dreams and help put them in a position and direction to reach all their goals. 

Over the years that we have been training football kickers, punters and long snappers, we are seeing an increase in high school and college football programs trusting their special teams kicking games even more, from 9-man football to Class 6 programs.  So we are seeing more kicking and punting opportunities each week.

With that being said, Good Luck to the kicking games of: Edina, Stillwater, Wayzata, Holy Angels, Holy Family, Farmington, Apple Valley, St Thomas Academy, Lake City, Rochester Lourdes, Providence Academy, Faribault, Moorhead, Mankato West and Champlin Park.


We are very proud of everyone: Coaches and Athletes included.  Good luck to you all as you compete for a berth at state.

Contact Special Teams Football Academy and take your game to the next level!  See what other satisfied parents and athletes have to say.

Thank you.

Chris Husby
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Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Section Semifinal Playoffs- Special Teams Player of the Week

As the Minnesota State Section Semifinal Football games come to a close a number of kickers were huge contributors to their team's scoring.  This week Danny Laudet of Stillwater High School, had a big game and was selected as our Special Teams Player of the Week.


Laudet kicking in their new All Black uniforms
Danny converted all 5 of his extra points as well as connecting on 2 field goals of 34 and 42 yards for 11 points.  Danny is a well rounded kicker and handles all punts, kickoffs and field goals/PATs duties.  He has a huge leg and is a huge contributor to his team's success in the special teams game and with helping put his team's defense in great field position.



Laudet celebrating after kicking the game winning field goal.
Honorable Mention Performances:
  1. Chad Anenson- Mayer Lutheran- 6 for 6 PATs and 1 for 1 Field Goals (32 yards)- 9 points
  2. Paul Cheney- Apple Valley- 5 for 5 PATs and 1 for 1 Field Goals (32 yards)- 8 points
  3. Clay Elmore- Wayzata- 6 for 6 PATs- 6 points
  4. Hunter Cobb- Lakeville North- 6 for 7 PATs- 6 points
  5. Isaac Aanerud- Rogers- 2 for 2 Field Goals (30 & 31 yards)- 6 points
  6. Mitch Grupa- Rogers- 3 for 3 PATs and 1 for 1 Field Goals (21 yards)- 6 points
  7. Brennan Lafeber- Hill Murray- 3 for 4 PATs and 1 for 1 Field Goals (27 yards)- 6 points
Congratulations!

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Thursday, October 25, 2012

Secton Playoffs Round 1- Special Teams Player of the Week

The Playoffs have started here in Minnesota.  Last Tuesday were the first round games of the Section playoffs.   Most of Minnesota's teams played and there were a lot of high scoring games. Tanner Cirks contributed in many elements of Marshall's big win over Mankato East.  Tanner Cirks is not only one of the region’s best kickers, but also a talented defensive end and split end.  As a specialist, he kicked 7 for 7 on PATs and went 1 for 1 on field goals with a 29 yard field goal for a total of 10 points.  For his accomplishments, he earned our Section Playoffs Round 1 Special Teams Player of the Week honors.  Congratulations!


Tanner Cirks Kick off

 Honorable Mention Specialists

  1. Jon Coppens- Holy Family- 3 for 3 PATs & 2 for 2 Field Goals (27 & 38 yards School Record)- 9 points
  2. Joey Silversmith- St Paul Highland-  9 for 9 PATs- 9 points
  3. Chad Anenson- Mayer Lutheran- 6 for 6 PATs & 1 for 1 Field Goals (25 yards)- 9 points
  4. Jake Klein- New Prague- 5 for 5 PATs & 1 for 1 FGs (33 yards)- 8 points
Congratulations!


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Kickers, Punters and Long Snappers from the National Camp Series ride strong performances into the football season

Congrats to three of our Special Teams Football Academy kickers Danny Laudet, Reid Taubenheim and Patrick Lecorre on getting listed as some of the top rated kickers on National Camp Series.

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http://www.prweb.com/releases/2012/10/prweb9970561.htm


Kickers, Punters and Long Snappers from the National Camp Series ride strong performances into the football season according to retired NFL Kicker Michael Husted

After a series of kicking camps, several kickers, punters and long snappers had solid results at National Camp Series events all across the continent in hopes of carrying their performances into the football season.

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After a long summer of kicking camps, several kickers, punters and long snappers had solid results at National Camp Series (NCS) events all across the continent in hopes of carrying their performances into the football season.

High School Specialists from all over the country put up impressive numbers which should help to land them on college radars. Husted says that by utilizing its Kicking IndeX (KIX) Player Rating System, NCS provides an objective evaluation platform for student-athletes who want to showcase their capabilities to colleges and universities for recruiting purposes.

By sorting through over six years of historical event data, the KIX system determines a kicker’s rankings by cross-referencing player data to determine how the athletes stack up against others, both presently and historically.

"The NCS levels the playing field for those who don't want to get caught up in all of the 'politics' that occurs in the kicking industry,” says Husted. “If you can kick, punt or snap, the NCS KIX system will let a young kicking specialist’s skills speak for themselves. No excuses. No explanations."
With college recruiting starting to heat up as we reach the mid season, here are the top rated specialists after strong National Camp Series event performances.

In the Class of 2013:
*Matthew McCrane, Texas
*Miles Bergner, Colorado
*Jake Thompson, Utah
*Jim Cooper, New Jersey (Committed to Temple)
*Chris Gulla, New Jersey
*Danny Laudet, Minnesota
*Blake Brewer, North Carolina
*Johnny Townsend, Florida (Committed to Ohio State)

In the Class of 2014:
*Zach Schmid, California
*Aaron Dalton, Utah
*Drew Brown, Texas
*Reid Taubenheim, Minnesota
*Christian Pereira, Florida
*Alberto Camacho-Valladares, Texas
*Austin Jones, Florida
*Bryan Gish, Missouri

In the Class of 2015:
*Haden Tobola, Texas
*Zach Charme, Idaho
*Jake Bailey, California
*Rodrigo Blankenship, Georgia
*Jackson VanSickle, North Carolina
*Patrick LeCorre, Minnesota
*Mike Caggiano, New Jersey
*Sterling Hofrichter, Maryland

In the Class of 2016:
*Skyler Southam, Utah
*Austin Montgomery, Pennsylvania
*Mason Tobola, Texas
*Jackson Harris, Texas
*Stephen Yaffee, Florida
*Connor Limpert, Texas
*Davis Brief, New York
*Carson Skinn, Texas

Husted adds the NCS is not just about player rankings, but quality coaching as well.
“NCS Associates are some of the best kicking coaches in the country,” says Husted. “NCS coaches provide the highest quality instruction to high school kicking specialists around the country.”


To learn more about how Special Teams Football Academy can give YOU the EDGE in Special Teams contact Coach Chris Husby at 651-353-2660

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Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Kicking Coach Testimonials

I recently received a great testimonial from the father of one of our young students.  It was a great email that took a missed field goal and twisted it with a positive perspective.  Please read below:



"I know this is not a big deal compared to many of your other students but Lincoln had his 1st and only field goal kick this last Friday as a freshman.

1 second left & 44 yards at a hash mark. He missed the kick but it was no more than 6 inches below the crossbar straight down the middle. Had he been in the middle of the field he felt he could have made it.

He could not have come even close without your help & we look forward to working with you this winter and next year." - Parent of freshman high school kicker.

This one makes me so happy.  Lincoln and I started training as an 8th grader and this fall competed on the Freshman football team for his school.  It's not often in high school that teams are comfortable enough to attempt field goals, yet alone at the freshman level!  Kudos to his football coach for recognizing a kicking talent in Lincoln at a young age and giving him the chance to kick a Field Goal.  He's an accurate kicker for his age and he will only get better as he gets older. 

Thank you.

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Fall Kicking Camp- October 28, 2012

On Sunday, Oct 28 Coach Husby, his staff and Special Teams Football Academy will be running it's Fall NCS (National Camp Series) Kicking, Punting and Snapping Camp at Lakeville South High School from 12-4 PM.  Registration starts at 11:30 AM.

We will run the specialists through a standardize test for specialists on Field Goals, Kickoffs, Punts and Long/Short Snaps.  The evaluation can be used for athletes that have interest in pursuing football at the collegiate level.  I like to refer to it as the ACT test for specialists.  For more information on how the camp runs read here.


Each athlete that participates, will receive a rating that can be used to see how you stack up against your local and national peers.  Here is a link to see the current Seniors


Following the evaluation, there will be a free 90 minute clinic on K, P, LS for NCS camp participants.  The clinic will approximately starts at 2:30 PM, but may start up to 30 minutes earlier, depending on how fast the evaluations get done.  To Apply for just the Clinic, register here.

The NCS Evaluation are for specialist in grades 6th through 12th grade.  The Clinic is open for specialists of all ages.


To register for the whole camp, register here.


Call or email if you have any questions.
Thank you.

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Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Football Playoff time!

Athletes,

It's the playoffs, and it's an exciting time of the year.  It's time to see if all the hard work you put in during the off season and regular season will pay off.  There will be game winning field goals, touch downs, hail mary passes and those leave lasting memories that you'll cherish forever.

Photo from an article by Jason Fochtman of www.yourhoustonnews.com
On the flip site, it can be a heart breaking time of the year too, because at each playoff round of football, one team has to go home.  It's a tough time of the year if it's your team, but keep your head up, you worked as hard as you could.  Losing in the playoffs happens to 99% of the people that play sports. A small select few are lucky enough to become a state champion.
Photo taken by Peter Diana / Pittsburgh Post Gazette
Losing does hurt, but use it as a learning experience and set a goal to come out on top next time.  If you are a junior or younger, you have next year (300+ days) to strive to be the best kicker, punter, snapper or skilled position player possible.  Take a week or some time off to heal up. 

To quote the great Jerry Rice:
“Today I will do what others won't, so tomorrow I can accomplish what others can't.” & “The Enemy of the best is the good. If you're always settling with what's good, you'll never be the best.”

Train like your competition is putting more time in the gym & field than you are (but do not over train). Try to be the best guy out there on the field.  Strive for greatness.  Win that starting spot next year and don't even let those coaches think twice that it should be someone else.

I even went through those tough times when our High School team was expected to make a State Playoff run and we lost in the Section Semi Finals.  The early playoff loss hurt.  But that loss drove me to try even harder to become a better kicker going into my Freshman year of college.

If you are a Senior, cherish the great memories you had through all your years of football.  If you plan to play, want to try to play football at the collegiate level (Whether it's D1, 2, 3, NAIA & JUCO), or if you haven't contacted college football programs yet, please contact me and we can talk about the "Next Steps," options and set off season training goals. 

Take care everyone and good luck in the playoffs.


Chris Husby
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Monday, October 22, 2012

Week 8- Special Teams Players of the Week

As the regular football season comes to a close we see a number of familiar names leading their team in the special teams game.   For the 3rd time this year, Wyatt Schmidt of St Thomas Academy, earns our player of the week honors with another big game.  Wyatt hit all 4 for his PATs, and connected on both of his field goals of 27 & 33 yards for 10 points.  Wyatt is also 100% on his FGs and PATs for the season so far, and showing major signs as to why he might be the top kicker in the state of Minnesota.  Congratulations Wyatt on your 3rd Player of the Week honor!




Honorable Mention
  1. Alex Macgregor- Zimmerman- 9 for 10 PATs- 9 points  
  2. Tyler Knutson- Maple Grove- Freshman Level- 2 for 2 PATs & 2 for 2 FGs (29 & 26 yards) & hit a nice touchback- 8 points
  3. Mackenzie Rahnenfuehrer- Rochester John Marshall- 8 for 8 PATs- 8 points
  4. Matt Arnason- Benilde- St Maragaret's- 5 for 5 PATs & 1 for 1 Field Goals (31 yards)- 8 points
  5. Jake Klein- New Prague- 2 for 2 PATs & 2 for 2 Field Goals (21 & 33 yards)- 8 points
  6. Will Mulder- Worthington- 5 for 6 PATs & 1 for 1 Field Goals (30 yards)-8 points
  7. Ryan Menssen- St James- Punter- Kicked 2 punts, one with his right foot for 47 yards and a second with his left foot for 41 yards!  Amazing
Congratulations everyone!


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Friday, October 19, 2012

Week 7- Special Teams Players of the Week

In week 7 of the High School Football Season, we have our 2nd Co-Special Teams Players of the Week.  Reid Taubenheim was on FIRE and earned the honors again with a big performance.  He went 5 for 5 on PATs and 2 for 2 on Field Goals. His distances were 20 and 42 yards.  He kicked 4 of his 7 Kickoffs for touchbacks for 11 points on the night.  He even had an interception for his team  Congrats Reid!

Reid Taubenheim Kicking Off

Our other Co- Player of the week was Brennan Lafeber of Hill Murray.  He had almost equally impressive kicking numbers as Reid.  He went 5 for 5 on PATs and 2 for 2 on Field Goals of 28 & 25 yards, scoring 11 points.  Congrats to the both of you.  Keep up the good work and good luck the rest of the season!
Hill-Murray quarterback Zach LaValle (11) congratulates kicker Brennan Lafeber after one of his two field goals and three extra points in the Pioneers' 27-7 victory over North St. Paul at Hill-Murray High School in Maplewood on Friday. (Photo Special to Pioneer Press: Chris Kelleher from www.twincities.com)

Honorable Mention Specialists
  1. Jake Elliott- Lyons Township High School (IL)- 2 for 2 PATs, 2 for 2 FGs (40 & 38 yards)- 8 points
  2. Stephen Yaffe- Carrollwood Day School (MN)- Freshman-  8 for 8 PAT- School Record- 8 points
  3. Zach Wright- Blaine- 5 for 5 PATs and 1 for 1 FGs (32 yards)- 8 points
  4. Eric Tusa- Prior Lake- 2 for 3 PATs and 2 for 3 on FGs (34 & 38 yards)- 8 points
  5. Ryan Weinmann- Irondale- 8 for 10 on PATs- 8 points
Notable Performances & Recognition

  1. Alex Dequaine (St Francis) & Nate Seward (Orono)-  It's often times tough to find great long snappers in high school, but both Alex and Nate snapped perfectly for their team's big wins!
Nate Seward snapping for Orono
Thank you.

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Thursday, October 11, 2012

Week 6- Special Teams Player of the Week


Our Week 6 Special Teams Prep Athlete of the Week hails from Chaska High School.  Their football team is doing very well this year and are currently 1 game out of first play in their conference.  Louis Hartzog had one of his best games of his seasons.  He kicked 5 for 5 on Extra Points and went 2 for 2 on Field Goals of 27 & 23 yards.  He continues to lead and help his team win games.  Congratulations!

Unfortunately we did not have an action shot of Louis at the time of Publication

Honorable Mention
  1. Chad Anenson- Mayer Lutheran- 4 for 4 PATs & 2 for 2 Field Goals (25 & 30 yards)-10 points
  2. Connor McNallan- Bemidji- 5 for 5 PATs & 1 for 1 Field Goals (28 yards)- 8 points
  3. Patrick Lecorre- Edina- 2 for 2 PATs & 2 for 3 Field Goals (45 & 22 yards)- 8 points
  4. Justin Mclain- St Michael Albertville- 4 for 4 PATs & 1 for 1 Field Goals (30 yards)- 7 points
  5. Oliver Cornelius-Knudsen- Blake- 7 for 8 PATs- 7 points
  6. Mitchel Grupa- Rogers- 7 for 7 PATs- 7 points

Thank you.

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Sunday, October 7, 2012

Coach Husbys Kickers Continue to Dominate

After 5 weeks of Minnesota High School Football, Coach Husby's kickers continue to perform at a high level.  15 of their kickers rank in Minnesota's Top 30 kickers in the state in Total Points Scored.

The following list are kickers that have trained with Coach Husby and his staff at various private lessons, small group clinics, camps, or other aspects of consultation and where they rank in the state of Minnesota.


Rank   Name                                             Points
1. Patrick Lecorre- Edina- 38 points
2. Reid Taubenheim- Farmington- 32 points
2. Wyatt Schmidt- STA- 32 points
4. Bill Leitch- Mankato West- 28 points
6. Josh Rouse- Cambridge Isanti- 27 points
9. Clay Elmore- Wayzata- 25 points
12. Alex MacGregor- Zimmerman- 21 points
15. Alexi Johnson- Shakopee- 20 points
16. Danny Laudet- Stillwater- 19 points
17. Jon Coppens- Holy Family- 18 points
17. Matt Glasenapp- Lake City- 18 points
22. Michael Brandt- Rochester Lourdes- 16 points
24. Bobby Rukavina- Holy Angels- 15 points
28. Nick Schwartz- Mahtomedi- 13 points
29. John Ogren- Providence Academy- 12 points

Congrats guys!

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Friday, October 5, 2012

Highlight Video Company

At Special Teams Football Academy, I was fortunate to meet Craig Norkus of VideoVibe. He is one of the most talented and detail oriented videographers I've meet.  He was so good that I've hired him as our exclusive person to create our videos.  If you are looking to create a Highlight Video for football or any sport, you need to reach out to Craig.   He is the expert you need to contact.  He is an Emmy award winning photojournalist and editor for the NBC affiliate in Minneapolis.

If you're looking for a sports highlight video, a college recruitment tape, or something special to document memories, weddings, graduations, anything you can think of...he can do it for you.    If you can dream it....he can put it together.


It's been a pleasure working with him and his creativity on our projects is amazing.

He can make just about anything you want come to life on a video screen.  Here is an example of a marketing video he made for us about our Top Tier All American Kicking Camps.





        

In addition to eight Emmys (just won 2 in 2012), he has been honored with over thirty National Press Photographers Association awards, twelve Associated Press awards, four Society of Professional Journalists awards, six Northwest Broadcast News Association awards and two prestigious Edward R. Murrow awards for journalism and use of video. His creative flair when it comes to editing video and creating visual projects, will help you put together something that you can be proud of. Check out some examples of his work on the video page!

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Week 5- Special Teams Player of the Week

At the midway point in the high school football season, we are starting to see a few kicker's names surface with repeat big kicking performances.  Jake Elliott of Lyons Township HS in IL and Reid Taubenheim of Farmington HS in MN, both had big games for their teams.  For the first time this year, we have a Co-Prep Athlete Special Teams Player of the Week.

Jake Elliott was a big contributor in their game, but unfortunately they ended up in a 1 point loss to Oak Park HS.  Jake kicked 4 field goals from 46, 46, 24, 31 yards and also going 2 for 2 on pats.  To top that off he kicked 5 of his 7 kickoffs for touchbacks.


Here in Minnesota Reid Taubenheim of Farmington High School, had a big kicking game as well contributing 9 points to his team's 27 points. Farmington was 4-0 and playing rival Chaska 3-1.  He went 3 for 3 on PATs and 2 for 2 on Field Goal of 26 and 41 yards!  This win brought their team to 5-0 and a #4 State Rank in Class 5A.


Nice work to both of you!


Honorable Mention Specialists 

  1. Augustine Ajaluwa- DeLaSalle- 6 for 7 on PATs and 1 for 1 on Field Goals (40 yards)- 9 points
  2. Bobby Rukavina- Holy Angels- 8 for 9 on PATs- 8 points
  3. Noah Wiggins- Fridley- 2 for 3 on PATS and 2 for 2 on Field Goals (38 & 22 yards)- 8 points
  4. Zach Wright- Blaine- 8 for 8 on PATs- 8 points
  5. Wyatt Schmidt- St Thomas Academy- 1 for 1 PATs and 2 for 2 on Field Goals (35 & 38 yards)- 7 points
Congrats to everyone who had a great kicking performance.

-Coach Chris Husby
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Thursday, October 4, 2012

Best School Spirit Ever- Stillwater High School


One of my football kicking students attends Stillwater High School in Stillwater, MN.  A few weeks ago, he told me about this and soon after a video was posted on YouTube.  Their student fan section orchestrated one of the best fan Cheers/Chants, er "shows" at Homecoming that one could ever imagine.  I've heard creative chants and songs over my years as a player and coach, but this is the icing on the cake.   This video has gone viral already and been seen on many news stations, but I just had to post about this and show it off.  It was all planned through Social Media.

Here is the video below:




Here is the link to the video.


I guess you could say that Stillwater High School, may just have the BEST SCHOOL SPIRIT in Minnesota, if not anywhere.

What creative chants, songs or shows have you seen or heard before?  Post below.

- Coach Husby

Monday, October 1, 2012

2012 Minnesota Bombers Top Specialists Class

From L to R: LeCorre, Taubenheim, Schmidt, Bolduc, Laudet. Not Pictured: Johnson.
This fall is our 1st Annual 'Minnesota Bombers' Class.  6 Minnesota Kickers and Punters earned a spot on the exclusive 2012 Minnesota ‘Top Bombers’ Specialist Group. Being a "Minnesota Bomber" means that these specialists have been recognized in having great kicking abilities and are some of the Minnesota's Best ‘All Around’ Kickers and Punters for their graduation classes.  They have a bright future as a high school athlete as well as the tools and skill set to play at the college level.


We took some time this fall to get together down at the Minnesota Wing-Commemorative Air Force, St. Paul, MN, and with the help of Michael Much (www.minnesotapreps.com), took some incredible images with the B-25 Bomber-"Miss Mitchell".

I want to take this opportunity to thank everyone for their support in making Special Teams Football Academy as Minnesota's source in training and instruction of the best in high school recruits. I want to introduce the 2012 Class of "Minnesota Special Teams Bombers."

Danny Laudet- Class of 2013- Danny is a special kid with a special talent. He converted from Rugby and Soccer to trying kicking, and he’s making amazing strides as a kicker. Danny has a huge leg and is getting tremendous height on his kicks and punts. He is strong in all 3 aspects of kicking. It has been exciting to see it all come together this fall. Danny is playing at Stillwater High School, Stillwater, MN. With a record of 6-1, Stillwater will be a force deal with come sections in the Suburban East.

Alexi Johnson- Class of 2013- Alexi has really developed into a very accurate kicker and keeps getting better. He’s been getting great height and distance on his kicks and has been a huge asset to his team this year. He was the top kicker last year as a junior and was also named as he 2012 Kare 11 Preseason All Metro Kicker. Alexi is playing at Shakopee High School, Shakopee, MN. Alexi has consistently performed well and the team is presently 3-4.

Wyatt Schmidt- Class of 2013- Wyatt is a great kicker. He has developed into one of the most accurate kickers in the state, and he keeps getting better. He was named the 2012 Kare 11 Preseason All Metro Punter. Wyatt is playing at St. Thomas Academy, Mendota Heights, MN. Wyatt's team is tied at the of the Classic Suburban Conference with a record of 6-1. They will play So .St. Paul this week for the conference title and Wyatt should play a big part to the success of another championship run this year.

Connor Bolduc- Class of 2014- Connor just may be one of the best punters in Minnesota and he’s only a Junior. He’s very consistent and gets great hang time on his punts, which will make his school’s punt coverage very dangerous.  These next 2 seasons will be fun to watch. Connor is playing at Mahtomedi High School, Mahtomedi, MN. The team is presently 4-3 in the Classic Suburban Conference.

Reid Taubenheim- Class of 2014- Reid is an excellent kicker. He’s had a Div 1 type leg as a sophomore and he keeps getting better. He has been an exciting kicker to follow this year, and is a HUGE asset to his team’s kicking game. It’s not too often you get a kicker as polished as he is as a Junior kicker. Reid is playing at Farmington High School, Farmington, MN. At 6-1 they are heading towards a championship season and will take on Shakopee this week in a Special Teams Football Academy highlight game.

Patrick Lecorre- Class of 2015- Patrick is one of the best Sophomore kicker/punters in Minnesota and one of the tops in the US for his grade level. His only game he started as a Freshman last year, he kicked the game winning field goal in the 1st round of the playoffs. He’s one of the hardest working kickers I’ve seen and will only keep getting better. Patrick is playing Edina High School, Edina, MN. Edina is 7-1 this year with a huge win over #1 Eden Prairie, Patrick and his team are set to make a run at State Tournament Championship.



When you are ready to stand out in Kicking, Punting, Snapping, or Kick/Punt Returning—the team at Special Teams Football Academy is here to help! 

With a specialized approach to each session, every athlete will improve with this high-level training. When you're ready to find out more about our camps or lessons, please contact us at 651-353-2660 or CoachHusby@Gmail.com.


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Coach Chris Husby
Professional Kicking Coach and Owner 
Special Teams Football Academy

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