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Tuesday, September 30, 2014

October 12- Minnesota NCS Football Kicking Camp

Join us, on Sunday, October 12, 2014, as Coach Chris Husby, and his staff at Special Teams Football Academy will be running it's  October NCS (National Camp Series) Kicking, Punting and Snapping Camp at Lakeville South High School from 1:00-5:00 PM.  Registration starts at 12:30 PM.

It will be an (NCS) evaluation and instructional camp.  The instructional focus will be on preparing the Kicking/Punting/Snapping specialists for summer training. The camp will have 2.5 hours of evaluation and 90 minutes of instruction.  Specialists can also sign up for the INSTRUCTION ONLY CLINIC through the link below.  Reserve a spot for the October 12th camp today: Sign Up.
 

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

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.

Location Address:
Lakeville South High School
21135 Jacquard Ave.
Lakeville, MN  55044

The National Camp Series' KIX (Kicking IndeX) Player Ratings are OBJECTIVELY based upon the data that they have collected for several years. Having been able to capture the statistics from their results for specialists in the kicking game, they rate our athletes in each of the following:
  • Field Goals 
  • Kick Off
  • Punts
  • Long Snaps
Using the Kix Rating System, campers have the opportunity to showcase their talent through the NCS charting layout.Any more information on the KIX system can be found here.

CAMP ITINERARY: (Subject to Change based on camp size) 
  • 12:30-1:00 PM Registration (Players receive shirts)
  • 1:00-1:15 PM Camp Welcome & Warm Up (Parents & Players)
  • 1:15-3:30 PM NCS Evaluations (On Field)
  •  3:30-5:00 PM Instructional Period
 Learn more about why kickers love Special Teams Football Academy!

Reserve a spot today!  Sign Up Here.

If you'd like to schedule out a lesson or attend the camp, contact Chris at CoachHusby@gmail.com or 651-353-2660.   

Chris Husby
Professional Kicking Coach and Owner
Special Teams Football Academy
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Monday, September 29, 2014

Week 5- Special Teams Player of the Week (2014)

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.  This week Patrick LeCorre of Edina had a big game kicking with 2 PATs and field goals of 34, 38 and 42 yards to help his team beat rival Minnetonka.  He also went 7 for 7 on Kickoffs for Touch Backs and made a crucial block on a 2 point conversion to help score 11 points for his team.  Patrick's had a stellar high school football kicking career and has 22 career made field goals to date!

There were a number of big performances a number of kickers and punters.  Congratulations to everyone.

Top Minnesota High School Specialists Top Kicker

  • Patrick LeCorre- Edina HS- 2 for 2 PATs and 3 field goals (34, 38 & 42 yards) and 7 for 7 on Kickoffs for Touchbacks- 11 points
Patrick LeCorre- Edina HS

Honorable Mention
  • Tyler Hanson- Prior Lake HS- 4 for 4 PATs and 2 field goals (34 & 25 yards)- 10 points
  • Alex Trana- Rosemount HS- 10 for 10 PATs- 10 points
  • Matthew Gibbons- Minnehaha Academy- 10 for 10 PATs- 10 points


Top Punter

  • Justin Bohnsack- Rogers HS- 3 punts for 126 total yards and a 42.0 yard average



Honorable Mention
  • Sam Oddo- Chanhassen HS- 4 punts for 166 total yards and a 41.5 yard average
  • Stephen Newberger- Blaine HS3 punts for 120 yards and 40.0 yard average
  • Matt Arnason- Benidle St Margarets HS5 punts for 194 total yards and a 38.8 yard average


Top College Specialists

Kicker
  • Nathaniel Van Loon- Bethel University- 5 for 5 PATs and 1 Field Goal (30 yards)- 8 points
Punter
  • Javon Hering- U of Minnesota-Crookston- 2 punts for 93 total yards and a 46.5 yard average.



Congratulations to everyone!

Chris Husby
Professional Kicking Coach and Owner
Special Teams Football Academy
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Sunday, September 28, 2014

December Kicking Camp- Southern Specialists Camp- December 12-14, 2014

3rd Annual Southern Specialists Camp- Winter Kicking Camp


Coach Chris Husby of Special Teams Football Academy and Coach Brian Jackson of Team Jackson Kicking will be teaming up to run our 3rd Annual Southern Specialist Camp on December 12-14, 2014 in Hattesburg, MS at Petal High School in Petal, MS.




Our Southern Specialist Camp covers multiple aspects in the kicking game for High School & Youth (ages 12-19) Specialists. This camp is open for Kickers, Punters and Long Snappers of all skill level.   This camp is designed to help your athlete become better through instruction, improve confidence in own ability, prepare specialists for LARGER SHOWCASE CAMPS, as well as get exposed to College Coaches.

Petal High School - Petal, MS
1145 Mississippi 42, Petal, MS 39465

Article on Last Year's SSC Camp Recap

Video Recap on Last Year's SSC Camp Recap


Great Instruction from coaches that have either played at a high collegiate level or have NFL level training.


At our camp, you can expect:
  • On Field Instruction
  • Video Classroom Analysis
  • Live Game Situation Experience
  • Fun Competition
  • Player Skill Evaluation & Honest Feedback
  • Receive Exposure to Collegiate Coaches
  • Learn About The Importance of Strength & Conditioning
  • A Chance To Learn From Current and Former Collegiate Athletes
  • Mental Preparation for Specialists
  • And Much More...

Evaluation and Instruction to prepare you for upcoming Showcase Camps & Summer Training


To Register a spot: Click HERE.

Camp Schedule
*DEC 12 (FRI)*
Check In: 5:00 pm-6:00 pm
Session 1: 6:00 pm-10:00 pm (Under the Lights)

*DEC 13 (SAT)*
Session 2: 9am-12:00 pm
Lunch Provided: 12:00 pm-12:30 pm (Subway for Campers)
Film Review: 12:30 pm-1:30 pm
Weight Room Session: 1:30 pm-2:00 pm
Break
Session 3: 5:30 pm-9:00 pm (Under the Lights)
Recruiting/Mental Game Session: 9:00 pm-10:30 pm

*DEC 14 (SUN)*
FCA Worship Provided: 8:00 am-8:30 am
Session 4: 9:00 am-12:00 pm

Awards/Camp Closure: 12:00 pm-12:15 pm


College Coaches on site to find their next recruit

Camp Location:
Petal High School
1145 Mississippi 42

Petal, MS 39465

Reserve a spot today! Click HERE.


Specialists enjoy interacting with our Coaching Staff.

What is Included:

  • High quality instruction by Professional and Collegiate Specialists
  • Fun atmosphere, positive learning environment
  • Video Analysis on-site
  • Exposure to the next level
  • Fun Competitions
  • Quick Charts
  • Evaluation of Specialists
  • Subway Lunch on Saturday for Campers
  • Dri Fit Shirts

Addition Camp Enhancements

  • National Camp Series Rating and Evaluation: $50 (Highly Recommended for 8th to 12th graders)
    • During camp, players that select this option will be charted and rated on a national scale, and objectionally ranked by NCS across the nation. This will provide tremendous exposure to college coaches
  • Premium Recruiting Video Package:  $60 (Recommended for FR and Older)
    • Premium package consists of 7-15 clips from different angles, in different aspects of camp, also a disc that will be mailed to your home for you to make copies and send to college, as well as a link to upload to your YouTube channel
  • Basic Recruiting Video Package:  $35 (Recommended for Middle School)
    • Basic package consists of 3-4 clips and linked to Special Teams Football Academy's YouTube's Page
At our first two camps,  our camp and videos helped over 20 seniors earn athletic or academic scholarships.  This coming year’s signing day will be on February 5, 2014. 
Sample videos: Tyler Newsome- Notre Dame commit after our SSC- Class of '14 Charting FG's


HOTEL INFO: TBA

Great Instruction from coaches that have either played at a high collegiate level or have NFL level training.  Coaches Expected to attend:

Chris Husby- (Special Teams Football Academy)- St Thomas- Former 6 year NFL Free Agent Specialist. Special Teams MVP, 6 year Semi Professional Football- One National Championship.  Trained over 12 All State Kickers and Punters in 3 years.

Brian Jackson- (Team Jackson Kicking)- Ball State- Lou Groza Semi Finalist 2006, 6 years of Pro Indoor Football Experience (4 AFL) - Two National Championships - Team America Kicker for Europe vs America game (2014)

Matt Nelson - (Matt Nelson Kicking Academy) - Louisiana Tech - 4 year starter - All-time leading scorer - NFL rookie mini camp, Cleveland Browns (2014) 

More Coaches to be announced...

Fun Competition that get you Mentally prepared for pressure game situations

Register Here: Click Here.

Awards for Top Performers

For more information please contact us!

Chris Husby
Professional Kicking Coach and Owner
Special Teams Football Academy 

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Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Wild Kicking Stories of the 2014 Year

Below you will find some of the wilder special teams stories of the 2014 football seasons.  We will add stories as we find them.

  • Dolphins Kicker, Caleb Sturgis kicks Rabona Onside Kick (11/23/14)
  • Wisconsin HS Kicker kicks 61 yard field goal in game (10/31/14)
  • St Louis Rams Incredible Fake Punt (10/19/14)
  • HS Punt Returner with 2 phenomenal punt return of his career (10/19/14)
  •  Dayton University Kicker Scores Touchdown on His own Kickoff (10/13/14)
  • Texas HS Team Fools Opponent with Tricky Onside Kick (10/13/14)
  • Wild PAT Block Returned For a TD with Numerous Relays (10/13/14)
  • Iowa State forgets to receive kickoff, Oklahoma State recovers (10/04/14)
  • Georgia Tech punter runs for a 1st down on fake and gets bodyslammed (10/04/14)
  • TCU Runs Trick Kick Return, Ends up with penalty (10/04/14)
  • High School Punt Returner "Shrugs Off Tacklers Like Gnats" (09/29/14)
  • PAT Bounces off defenders head for an extra point. (09/22/14)

If you come across any fun and unique stories, please email coachhusby@gmail.com

Chris Husby
Professional Kicking Coach and Owner
Special Teams Football Academy 

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Monday, September 22, 2014

Week 4- Special Teams Player of the Week (2014)

Last Friday night we saw a number of amazing kicking performance. We had 2 great performances deserving of our kicker of the week awards.  Minnehaha Academy's Kicker Matthew Gibbons had a very busy night.  Matthew  had 11 PATs which earned him 2nd place all time in the state for PATs made in a game.  Our second recipient was Nick Ricci who went 4 for 4 on Field Goals and converted 2 fields goals of 33 and 23 yards scoring 10 points for his team. Matthew and Nick were easy picks for our Week 4 Prep Special Teams Player of the Week.


Nick Ricci
Top Minnesota High School Specialists 

Top Kickers

  • Matthew Gibbons- Minnehaha Academy- 11 for 11 on PATs- 11 points
  • Nick Ricci- South St Paul HS- 4 for 4 PATs and 2 Field Goals (33 & 23 yards)- 10 points


Honorable Mention
  • Justin Bohnsack- Rogers HS- 10 for 10 on PATs- 10 points
  • Diego Meza-Palmer- Minneota HS- 10 for 11 PATs- 10 points
  • Ben Skinner- Rockford HS- 6 for 6 PATs and 1 FG (34 yards)- 9 points
  • Donovan Blatz- Mounds View HS- 5 for 5 PATs and 1 FG (27 yards)- 8 points
  • Sasha Bornschlegl- St Croix Lutheran HS- 8 for 8 PATs- 8 points


Top Punter

  • Travis Thielen- Eden Valley-Watkins HS- 4 Punts for 177 total yards and a 44.2 yard average

Honorable Mention
  • Josh Edelstein- Eagan HS5 punts for 216 total yards and a 43.2 yard average
  • Patrick LeCorre- Edina HS4 punts for 172 total yards and a 43.0 yard average
  • Charlie Callahan- Mounds View HS3 punts for 128 total yards and a 42.7 yard average

Top College Specialist
  • Alex Knutson- Luther College (IA)- 7 for 7 PATs- 7 points  Alex now leads the conference in PATS


Congratulations to everyone!

Chris Husby
Professional Kicking Coach and Owner
Special Teams Football Academy 

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Monday, September 15, 2014

Week 3- Special Teams Player of the Week (2014)

In Week 3 of High School Football, we saw another batch of great performances by a number of specialists.  Our week 3 Minnesota Prep Athlete Special Teams Player of the Week hails from Sleepy Eye St Mary, Jared Rothmeier.   He had a big day for his team kicking 7 for 7 on PATS and also going kicking 1 Field Goal and scoring 10 points for his team.  Congratulations!

Top Minnesota High School Specialists 
Top Kicker

  • Jared Rothmeier- Sleepy Eye St Mary HS- 7 for 7 PATs and 1 FG- 10 points

Honorable Mention
  • Tyler Hanson- Prior Lake HS- 3 for 4 PATs and 2 FGs (24 & 34 yards)- 9 points
  • Justin Bohnsack- Rogers HS- 6 for 6 PATs and 1 FG (32 yards)- 9 points
  • Diego Mesa-Palmer- Minneota HS- 9 for 9 PATs- 9 points
  • Isaiah Strom- Big Lake HS- 2 for 2 PATs and 2 FG (24 & 27 yards)- 8 points
  • Stuart Hamann- Lakeville North HS- 2 for 2 PATs (20 & 20 yards)- 8 points
  • Nick Kubesh- BOLD HS- 5 for 6 PATs and 1 FG (28 yards)- 8 points
  • Mac Schmidt- St Thomas Academy- 8 for 8 PATs- 8 points
Top Punter
  • Sam Oddo- Chanhassen HS- 5 punts for 233 yards and a 46.6 yard average

Honorable Mention

  • Charlie Callahan- Mounds View HS- 3 punts for 137 yards and 45.7 yard average
  • Dominic Duenow- Howard Lake/Waverly HS- 3 punts for 128 yards and a 42.7 yard average
  • Tommy McDonald- Northfield HS- 3 punts for 125 yards and a 41.7 yards


Top Collegiate Specialist
  • Connor Bolduc- University of North Dakota- 11 punts for 470 yards and a 42.7 yard average.  That's an incredible average for so many punts!  Keep it up!


Congratulations Everyone!

Chris Husby
Professional Kicking Coach and Owner
Special Teams Football Academy 

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Monday, September 8, 2014

Week 2- Special Teams Player of the Week (2014)

We had an exciting week for football in the first full week of the Minnesota High School Football Season.  There were a number of high scoring games as well as a number of great performances by specialists.  Our top Minnesota High School specialist had a busy game.  Zach Savitz of Hopkins High School converted all 3 of his PATs as well as kicked 2 field goals of 32 & 21 yards.  Zach had a great game and is off to a great start this season.

Top Minnesota High School Specialists


Top Kicker
  • Zach Savitz- Hopkins HS- 3 for 3 PATs & 2 FGs (32 & 21 yards)- 9 points

Zach Savitz


Honorable Mention
  • Josh Samsa- Cambridge Isanti HS- 5 for 6 PATs and 1 FG (31 yards)- 8 points
  • Dylan Hermanstorfer- Waseca HS- 5 for 6 PATs and 1 FG (27 yards)- 8 points
  • Diego Mesa-Palmer- Minneota HS- 8 for 8 PATs- 8 points
  • Andrew Opsal- Mankato West HS- 8 for 9 PATs- 8 points
Game Winners
  • Nick Ricci- South St Paul HS- 2 for 2 PATs and 1 Field Goal of 16 yards. Game Winning Field Goal against Mahtomedi.  This is his 2nd game winning field goal in 2 games!

Top Punter
  • Tommy McDonald- Northfield HS-  3 punts for 140 yards and a 46.7 yard average


Honorable Mention
  • Ryan Barnes- St Thomas Academy- 3 punts for 130 yards and 43.3 yard average
  • Tanner Kamm- Adrian HS- 4 punts for 172 yards and a 43 yard average
  • Charlie Callahan- Mounds View HS- 4 punts for 167 yards and a 41.8 yard average
  • Nick Guzman- Champlin Park HS- 3 punts for 125 yards and a 41.7 yard average
  • Brendan Whelan- White Bear Lake HS- 4 punts for 164 yards and a 41 yard average


Co- Top Collegiate Specialists
  • Reid Taubenheim- University of North Dakota- 1 for 1 PAT & 3 Field Goals (20, 45 and 35 yards)- 10 yards
  • Connor Bolduc- University of North Dakota- 8 punts for 330 yards and 41.3 yards


Congratulations to Everyone!

Chris Husby
Professional Kicking Coach and Owner
Special Teams Football Academy 

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Monday, September 1, 2014

Week 1- Special Teams Player of the Week (2014)

Our Player of the Week posts are designed to recognize the top kicking and punting performances of the week in Minnesota at the High School Level.  We'd also like to recognize the top performances of some of our student athletes that we've helped train at the Collegiate and High School Level.

In the first full week of play for most high school football programs, we saw a lot of great performances. There were a number of stand out performances, but nothing stood out more than Diego Mesa-Palmer of Minneota High School in MN.  Logan kicked 9 PATs which made him the top kicking point scorer in Minnesota.


Top Punter of the week was Patrick LeCorre of Edina High School.  He had 4 punts for 168 yards and a 42 yard average. 

Top Kicker
  • Diego Mesa-Palmer- Minneota HS- 9 for 9 PATs- 9 points
Honorable Mention
  • Josh Edelstein- Eagan HS- 2 for 2 PATs & 2 FGs (24 & 21 yards)- 8 points
  • Jacob Murray- Bloomington Jefferson HS- 5 for 7 PATs and 1 FG (38 yards)- 8 points
  • Dean Lumb- Osseo HS- 8 for 8 PATs- 8 points
Game Winners
  • Nick Ricci- South St Paul- 2 for 3 PATs & 1 FG (23 yards- Game winning FG over St Thomas Academy

Top Punter
  • Patrick LeCorre- Edina HS- 4 punts for 168 yards and 42 yard average


Honorable Mention
  • Tanner Kamm- Adrian HS- 4 punts for 163 yards and 40.8 yards
  • Nick Guzman- Champlin HS- 4 punts for 157 yards and 39.2 yards
  • Tommy McDonald HS- Northfield HS- 3 punts for 117 yards and 39 yards
  • James Fuemiss- New Prague HS- 3 punts for 112 yards for 37.3 yards

Congratulations Everyone!

Chris Husby
Professional Kicking Coach and Owner
Special Teams Football Academy 

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