Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Proper Football Kicking Practice Routines

 Proper Football Kicking Practice Routines

With the start of football season is around the corner, 3 months away, make sure you are spending time in the weight room and practicing your kicks/punts 2-3 times per week (but no more than 4).

A good routine would be to kick 40-50 total quality kicks (not including warm ups) each day 3 times a week. If you're doing Field Goals and Kickoffs then try 30-35 quality Field Goals and 10 Kickoffs per session. The same thing can be applied for punts.  If you do all three, then do about 20-25 per style of kick.

Also, practice with pressure, Snap/holds (if possible) and non-perfect ball holds.

If you need a tune up, schedule a lesson with Coach Husby today!

-Coach Chris Husby
Professional Kicking Coach and Owner
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Friday, June 14, 2013

Class of 2013 College Commitments & Honor Roll

Below is a list of many of our senior high school specialists and their collegiate commitments as well as various honors some of our younger specialists & NFL Free Agent athletes have received. A student to us, is someone we have helped develop through multiple training lessons, camps or in the college recruitment process.  We will be updating this list as announcements are made.

Class of 2013 College Commitments and Honor Roll

  • Alexi Johnson- Shakopee HS (MN)- K- St Johns University
  • Austin Moon- Moorhead HS (MN)- P- St Cloud State University- Track and chance to walk on as Punter
  • Chris Gravley- SD- K-  NDCSU (North Dakota College of Science University
  • Danny Laudet- Stillwater HS (MN)- Virginia Union University
  • Derek Witte- Verona HS (WI)- St Cloud State University
  • Donnie Manke- Lodi HS (WI)- K/P - University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
  • Donnie Mavencamp- Maple Lake HS (MN)- P- University of Minnesota- Morris
  • Eli Wettstein- De Pere HS (WI)- Minnesota State University Moorhead
  • Gary Flack- Pleasant Hill HS (KS)- K- Highland Community College
  • Joe Tjosvold- Tartan HS (MN)- K- South Dakota State University
  • Jake Elliot- Lyons Township (IL)- K- Memphis University
  • Jimmy Allen- JUCU- RCTC- K/P- Semi Professional Football (MI)
  • Michael Loncar- Hudson HS (WI)- P- South Dakota School of Mines
  • Michael McGrath- Legend HS (CO)- K- Chadron University
  • Ruan Albuquerque- Wayzata HS (MN)/Brazil- K- RCTC (MN)- USA vs the World- Kicker Nominee (For the World Team)
  • Ryan Anderson- Champlin Park HS (MN)- K- St Thomas University
  • Tucker Lorentzen- Champlin Park HS (MN)- K-St Johns University

Notable Seniors
  • Trevor Naslund- Champlin Park (MN)- P- Collegiate Baseball
  • Vinnie Lettieri- Minnetonka HS (MN)-K- All State 2011 Kicker- Junior Hockey/U of MN Gophers
  • Wyatt Schmidt- St Thomas Academy-K/P Top Kicker in MN/ National Kicker of the Year - Junior Hockey

Notable Juniors
  • Connor Bolduc (Mahtomedi)- P and Reid Taubenheim (Farmington)-K/P - are receiving letters of interests from numerous Div 1 & 2 football programs as well as getting invites to Junior Days too.  Notable Programs- Connor- LSU, Minnesota, and various IVY League Schools & Reid- University of Miami, Duke, Maryland, Minnesota, etc.
Notable Sophomores
  • Patrick LeCorre (Edina)- K/P- are receiving letters of interests from various football programs.

NFL Free Agents
  • Jordan Wettstein- University of Minnesota- Kicker- Signed with the Green Bay Blizzard- Arena Football Team.  IFL Special Teams Player of the Week.  2012 Highlight Film. College Draft Eligible/Free Agent Kicking Tryouts.  5 star Kicker according to Husted Kicking Pro Camp
  • Jimmie Mattson- St Johns University- Kicker- 2012 Fred Mitchell Outstanding Place-Kicker Award Finalists & 2012 Football All-American. College Draft Eligible/Free Agent Kicking Tryouts
  • Nicholas Clemens- St Scholastica University- Long Snapper- Various Arena Football League Tryouts
  • John Ostertag- Minnesota Spartans Semi Professional Team- Kicker/Punter. Invited to NFL Regional Scout Combine 2013.  Performed in top 4 for kickers at the Seattle Combine.
  • Havard Rugland- Signs with the Detroit Lions!- Norway- Kicker- Most known for his Kickalicious Video.  Received alot of NFL Scout Attention.  Had tryouts with New York Jets, Detroit Lions, and Cleveland Browns.  5 star Kicker according to Husted Kicking Pro Camp.  Harvard received a few Virtual Kicking Lesson from Coach Husby when he first started kicking in 2011.   
-Coach Chris Husby
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Thursday, June 13, 2013

Kicking Coach Chris Husby Joins 'Kicking For The Dream' to Fight Cancer

National Camp Series (NCS) Associate Chris Husby, of Special Teams Football Academy, has joined Kicking For The Dream’s effort to fight ovarian cancer according to NFL Kicker, and Kicking For The Dream Founder, Billy Cundiff

Phoenix, AZ (PRWEB) June 01, 2013
National Camp Series (NCS) Associate Chris Husby, of Special Teams Football Academy, has joined Kicking For The Dream’s effort to fight ovarian cancer according to NFL Kicker, and Kicking For The Dream Founder, Billy Cundiff.

"Chris is an outstanding coach and does a great job relating to his kickers and punters," says Cundiff. "We are excited that he has joined Kicking for the Dream. He is a first class individual and someone we are proud to have associated with the project."

Husby responds in kind.“I'm looking forward to support Billy’s effort to raise money to fight ovarian cancer,” says Husby. “The 'Kicking For The Dream' concept is a great way to harness and unite our Kicking Community with a common interest of raising awareness and the goal to fight ovarian cancer.”

Go here for Kicking For The Dream.

Chris Husby, owner and head instructor of Special Teams Football Academy, started kicking at the age of 12 and worked his way to punting in college and as an NFL Free Agent; something he has been perfecting ever since.

In 2012 Husby was named Head Kicking Coach for the National Camp Series All-Midwest Regional and Tournament Team. He was also one of the "featured coaches" at the NCS "Super Kicking Camp 6. In addition, he was also "Nike Coach of the Year" Clinic Speaker on "The Kicking Game."
This weekend, Husby, along with NCS Associate Tom Feely, will be holding a NCS Divisional Kicking Camp along with their Top Tier All American Camp and will be introducing the Kicking For The Dream project to the campers who attend.

“This two day event will give young kicking specialists a chance to compete to earn a chance to become an All American,” says Husby. These specialists will be attending a top notch kicking, punting, and snapping camp run by some of the top instructors in the area. I am certainly looking forward to introducing Kicking For The Dream project to all those who attend.”

Husby is the third NCS Associate to announce his support for the Kicking For The Dream project. Earlier this week, NCS Founder Michael Husted was the first to lend his support to the project.
The National Camp Series (NCS) is a nationwide network of expert kicking coaches with NFL and College level playing experience. According to Husted, the goal of NCS is to provide effective instruction on the field and guidance off of the field that will allow student-athletes the ability to leverage their sport to get a college education.

Go here to find out more about the National Camp Series.

Cundiff, who has been an NFL kicker for over 10 years for teams such as the Cowboys, Saints, Browns, Ravens and Redskins, launched Kicking For The Dream in May of 2013, as an effort to support Colleen’s Dream Foundation, a foundation which raises money to support research for the early detection of, and improved treatment for, ovarian cancer.

He says Colleen’s Dream Foundation started in 2012 as a result of his mother-in-laws’ battle with ovarian cancer.

“Colleen felt it was important to raise money for research that will lead to reliable early detection testing and improved treatment for ovarian cancer,” says Cundiff. “Because so little is known about ovarian cancer in proportion to other women’s health issues, we have an incredible opportunity for research and education.”

Cundiff says he appreciates having Husby's support in this effort, and looks forward to working with as many NCS Associates as he can bring to Kicking For The Dream.

“I talked to a number of NCS Associates at this year’s NCS Super Camp and there was a great deal of interest in participating in Kicking For The Dream,” says Cundiff. “I want to thank Chris for lending his voice as well. I will continue to reach out to all the NCS Associates over the next few months to enlist their help as well.

Go here for more information about Kicking For The Dream.
Go here for more information about Colleen’s Dream Foundation.