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Friday, November 29, 2013

5 STFA Kickers Reach State Championship Football Game

Special Teams Football Academy is excited to announce that 5 of their Varsity Special Teams athletes (Kickers, Punters and Long Snappers) have helped their teams reach the State Championship Football Game.  4 specialists from Minnesota and 1 from North Dakota.

Congrats to Ben Blackburn (Holy Angels), Alex Trana (Rosemount), Simon Ankerson (Minneota), Logan McElfresh (Brainerd) and Josh Weiler (Fargo South)!


Coach Husby provides year round training to help specialists reach their potential!


We are very proud of each and every one of you!  Good luck to you all as you compete for a State Championship.

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Chris Husby
Professional Kicking Coach and Owner
Special Teams Football Academy
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Wednesday, November 20, 2013

State Semifinals- Special Teams Players of the Week

Carter McCauley of Owatonna, has shown again why he is one of the top kickers in the state of Minnesota. Carter again played a major role in his team's State Semifinal Game, who's team advanced to the State Championship game.  Carter went 3 for 3 on PATs and made both of his 2 field goals (38 & 41 yards respectively) for a total of 9 points. This is the 2nd week in a row Carter has earned our Special Teams Player of the Week honors.  Carter has had a great season so far. Congratulations Carter and good luck in the State Championship football game!

Carter McCauley
Top Minnesota High School Specialists Top Kicker 
  • Carter McCauley- Owatonna- 3 for 3 PATs & 2 field goals (38 & 41 yards)- 9 points
Honorable Mention
  • Simon Ankerson- Minneota- 6 for 6 PATs- 6 points
  • LeRoy Hauge- Underwood- 5 for 5 PATs- 5 points
  • Marcus Hahn- Hutchinson- 5 for 5 PATs- 5 points
  • Cody Goetz- Eden Prairie- 5 for 6 PATs- 5 points
Notable Performance: Alex Bornschlegl- St. Croix Lutheran- 1 for 1 on field goals (22 yards).  St Croix Luthern wins Semi Final game 3 to 0 to advance to the championship!  Alex kicked the field goal in the final minutes of the game!

Logan McElfresh
Top Punter
  • Logan McElfresh- Brainerd- 8 punts for 318 total yards and a 39.8 yard average.  he also was 2 for 2 on PATs. 
Honorable Mention   
  • Zach Mader- Chaska- 4 punts for 164 total yards and a 41.0 yard average.
  • Andrew Ajaluwa- DeLaSalle- 4 punts for 143 total yards and a 35.8 yard average.

Coach Husby also has helped train a number of specialists that live outside of MN.  We'd like to recognize those student's top performances.
This week we had a number of outstanding performances that we had to recognize.



Josh Weiler
Top Out-Of-State Specialist of the Week
  • Josh Weiler- Fargo South High School- 6 for 6 on PATs-  Wins the North Dakota State Championship!- 6 points
Paul Graupner
Top Collegiate Specialist
  • Paul Graupner- St Thomas University- 6 for 6 PATs & 1 field goal of 29 yards.  7 kickoffs for 413 total yards and a 59 yard average.  1 touch back.- 9 points 

Congratulations to everyone!

Chris Husby
Professional Kicking Coach and Owner
Special Teams Football Academy
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Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Winter Kicking Clinics in Minnesota- 2013-14 | Kickers, Punters, Snappers Training

Special Teams Football Academy will running a series of indoor dome training sessions between December-March - 2013-2014.  The dates of the camp are below and will be updated weekly.

These clinics are for High School, College, Youth and Free Agent Kickers, Punters and Snappers (and holders) that want to continue training over the winter and have space to train.

To keep training all winter, register Here

Watch our video to find out more about our training:



We will have some of our coaches in attendance to work with you on various training techniques.


You may attend and get training with our staff or attend on your own and use the field to kick without instruction.

For beginners to advanced skill levels specialists.  We will train you at your ability level and help you improve.


These clinics are open to High School, Youth, and Collegiate specialists.  Professional Kickers are also welcome to attend and can be trained if interested.  We have a number of coaches available to train kids of all skill levels.



Personal and Tailored Instruction for each Individual.




These are the current winter training dates:

  • Saturday, March 22- 2:30-4:00 PM- Stillwater Dome
  • Sunday, March 23- 11:30-1:00 PM- West St Paul Dome
  • Sunday, March 30- 5:30-7:00 PM- St Cloud State University
  • Sunday, April 6th- 6:00-7:30 PM- Eden Prairie Dome
  • Friday, April 11- 8:00-9:30 PM- St Cloud State University
  • Saturday, April 19- 5:30-7:00 PM- West St Paul Dome
  • Sunday, April 27- 12:00-1:30 PM- St Cloud State University (Outside)



Past Clinics



  • Sun, December 1-Savage Sports Dome-4:30-6:00 PM - K/P/LS
  • Sun, December 8- Savage Sports Dome-4:30-6:00 PM - K/P/LS
  • Sun, December 29- Maple Grove Sports Dome-3:00-4:00 PM - K/P/LS 
  • Fri, Jan 31- 8:30-10:00 PM- Rosemount Dome- K/P/LS
  • Sat, Feb 1- 4:00-5:00 PM- Savage Dome- K/P/LS
  • Sat, Feb 8- 12:30-2:00 PM- Rosemount Dome- K/P/LS
  • Sat, Feb 22- 12:30-2:00 PM- Rosemount Dome- K/P/LS
  • Sun, Feb 23- 3:00-4:00 PM- West St Paul- K/P/LS
  • Sat, March 1- 6:30-8:00 PM- West St Paul- K/P/LS
  • Sat, March 8- 1:30-3:00 PM- West St Paul- K/P/LS
  • Sun, March 9- 8:30-9:30 PM- West St Paul - K/P/LS
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Location Addresses

Maple Grove Sports Dome- 9880 Fernbrook Lane N, Maple Grove, MN
Rosemount (Irish) Sports Dome- 13901 S Robert Trail, Rosemount, MN 55076

Savage Sports Center- 6000 McColl Dr, Savage, MN
Stillwater/St Croix Dome- 1675 Market Dr, Stillwater, MN, 55082
West St Paul Sports Dome- 1616 Humboldt Ave, West St Paul, MN

Register Here



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This can also be an opportunity for you to get film of you kicking, punting or snapping, to update your highlight film collection or get on going updated film.



If you have any questions please contact Coach Husby at 651-353-2660 or CoachHusby@gmail.com


Chris Husby
Professional Kicking Coach and Owner
Special Teams Football Academy
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Thursday, November 14, 2013

Create a Football Kicking Resume

How To Create A Kicking Resume.

I often get questions about how to prepare and send info to college coaches.  If you attend many kicking camps or have played varsity a few years, often times it's challenging to keep all that information sorted.  I tell the kids that I train to create a "Kicking Resume" to keep it sorted.  Most of your parents know what the flow of a resume should look like.  

This can be used when pursuing College Athletics or for NFL Pro Prospects trying to pursue the NFL.

It's a nice and condensed way to track your kicking (Punting or Snapping) history over your high school years.  Create a word doc that lists everything you have done, so that when you have to fill out player profiles you have all your stuff in one spot to forward to them and coaches.  Also, when a college coach asks you for information about yourself and wants to see videos, you have everything together.  



This can also allow you to justify some of your statistics.  Many times Football Box Scores say you kicked a 60 yard Kickoff for a Touchback but in reality it was a 68 yard bomb.  Well College coaches want to know that you have a leg.  So if you were able to calculate your "actual" kickoff distance, list it here.  Separate your kickoff yardage from your squib kicks.  But I would list both stats.  Like what your high school team reports, and also your kickoff average is without squib kicks and onside kids.

It can also give you a chance to justify FG or PAT kicking, you can't control blocking or the hold as well, and you can notate that in a professional way.  Saying your 24 for 28 makes one think that you missed 4 PATs, but if it was notated saying you were 24 for 28 (3 blocked) it can tell a different story. 

This can be applied for punters, long snappers or any position or sport that you want to


Below I put together an example of what a kicking resume could look like.

Example Kicking Resume
John Smith                                                                      Jefferson High School
123 Main St.                                                                   JohnSmith@gmail.com 
Minneapolis, MN                                                             651-234-5678

 
High School Game Stats:                                               
Senior Year: 9 for 10 FGs (1 missed from 42 yards).  34 for 36 PATs (2 blocked). 46 KOs including 35 Touch backs (76%).  64 yard average, not including 4 squib kicks and 2 onside kicks.
Senior Highlight Film: www.youtube.com

Junior Year: 7 for 10 FGs (2 blocked & 1 missed at 50 yards), 25 for 25 PATs 30 KOs including 20 TBs (66%). 3 squib kicks and 62 yard KO Ave.
Junior Highlight Film: www.youtube.com

Sophomore Year: 3 for 5 FGs, 22 for 23 PATs (1 blocked). 20 KO (13 TBs) KO Ave
Sophomore Highlight Film: www.hudl.com/john

Other Links of me Kicking:
• July Summer Kicking Video 2013 www.youtube.com

• Kicking Camp ABC  www.youtube.com
• Kicking Camp XYZ www.youtube.com

• 1 on 1 Training Video: www.youtube.com 

College Recruiting
Unofficial Visits: U of Minnesota, Iowa State University,  University of North Dakota 

Awards & Achievements:
• Named Special Teams Player of the Year on my High School Team (2012)
• All Conference (2012 & 2013)
• School Record- Longest FG (47 yards) & 3 Field Goals in One Game.
• Player of the Week (week 3) by MIAC Conference (2012).
• Won Minnesota and Illinois University Kicking camp (2013).
• Special Teams Football Academy Top Prospect
• Finished 2nd in FG Competition at Iowa University Kicking Camp for Juniors (2013)
• Top Tier All American Watch List (2012 & 2013)
• Top Tier All American Kicker (2012)

• Ranked 1st for MN kickers according to National Camp Series, ranked 10th  nationally (Attach Link if you want as more evidence)
 
References:
• Chris Husby- Kicking Coach- Special Teams Football Academy- CoachHusby@gmail.com 651-353- 2660
• High School Coach Name-
List their phone and email (but ask permission)

• Anyone that can speak about your abilities.


If you have any questions on anything recruiting related, contact me.

Chris Husby
Professional Kicking Coach and Owner
Special Teams Football Academy
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Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Two STFA Kickers Earn Minnesota All Metro Honors

Congrats to Reid Taubenheim (1st Team All Metro Kicker- Farmington HS) and Alex Macgregor (2nd Team All Metro Kicker- Zimmerman HS) on earning the Minnesota All Metro Award according to The Star Tribune MN Football Hub.  This is the 2nd top honor before being named All State in Minnesota.  Well deserved to two of the biggest Senior legs in Minnesota. 

That's a clean sweep this year for Special Teams Football Academy Kickers taking both spots. 

They didn't list punters on these lists this year, so just wanted to congratulate Connor Bolduc (Mahtomedi HS) on having the best punting average in the state of MN at 42.2 yards a punt.

Reid Taubenheim- 1st Team All Metro

Alex MacGregor- 2ndTeam All Metro

Connor Bolduc- Top Punting Average in MN- 42.2 yards/punt

Congrats to you all. I'm very proud of you all.

Chris Husby
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Tuesday, November 12, 2013

State Quarterfinals- Special Teams Players of the Week (2013)

Two kickers had phenomenal games kicking. Carter McCauley of Owatonna HS and Alexi Johnson of St Johns University both had record breaking games.  In the Minnesota State Quarterfinals, Carter McCauley tied a state record with 4 field goals in 1 game as well as converting all 3 of his PATs for 15 game points.   Alexi Johnson converted both of his 2 Field Goals to set a new freshman record for St Johns University with 11 FGs in a season.  Alexi is having a great freshman season.  Carter earns our Special Teams Player of the Week honors for the Minnesota State Quarterfinals.  Congrats and good luck in the State Semi Finals!

Carter McCauley
Top Minnesota High School Specialists Top Kicker 
  • Carter McCauley- Owatonna- 3 for 3 PATs and 4 for 4 Field Goals (26, 47, 36 and 20 yards)- 15 points
Honorable Mention
  • Alex Bornschlegl- St. Croix Lutheran- 5 for 5 PATs and 1 Field Goal of 27 yards.- 8 points
  •  Alex Trana- Rosemount- 5 for 5 PATs and 1 Field Goal of 25 yards.- 8 points
  • Jose Salinas- Roseville- 3 for 3 PATs and 1 Field Goal of 26 yards- 6 points
  • Cody Goetz- Eden Prairie- 6 for 6 PATs- 6 points
  • Marcus Hahn- Hutchinson- 6 for 7 PATs- 6 points
Charlie Stejskal

Top Punter
  • Charlie Stejskal- Maple Lake- 5 punts for 203 yards and 40.6 yards per punt. He also went 4 for 4 on PATs.
Honorable Mention  

  • Andrew Ajaluwa- DeLaSalle- 2 punts for 98 yards and a 49 yard average. He also converted 5 of this 6 PATs.
  • Justin Freyholtz- Andover- 3 punts for 109 yards and a 36.3 yard average.

Coach Husby also has helped train a number of specialists that live outside of MN.  We'd like to recognize those student's top performances.
This week we had a number of outstanding performances that we had to recognize.

Josh Weiler
Top Out-Of-State Specialist of the Week
  • Josh Weiler- Fargo South HS (ND)- 5 for 5 PATs and 1 Field Goal of 27 yards- 8 points


Alexi Johnson
Top Collegiate Specialist
  • Alexi Johnson- St John's University- 2 for 2 PATs and 2 Field Goals of 35 and 19 yards.  Alexi set a new freshman record for SJU with 11 FGs in a season.- 8 points.

Congratulations to everyone!

Chris Husby
Professional Kicking Coach and Owner
Special Teams Football Academy
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