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Thursday, October 30, 2014

25 STFA Kickers Reach Section Championship Playoff Game

Special Teams Football Academy is pleased to announce that 25 of their specialists (Kickers, Punters and Long Snappers) representing 21 Minnesota High School Football programs, have helped their teams reach the Section Playoff Championship Games that will be played this Friday.  


Special Teams Football Academy offers detailed instruction.
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.


Year-round training.
With that being said, Good Luck to the kicking games of: Maple Grove, Wayzata, Stillwater, Hopkins, Prior Lake, East Ridge, Rosemount, Mounds View, Lakeville North, Eagan, Maple Lake, St Croix Lutheran, Benilde-St. Margaret's, Mankato West, Faribault, Northfield, Elk River, St Francis, Holy Family, South St Paul and St Cloud Cathedral. 


Game Pressure Training
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.  There have more kicking and punting opportunities each week than ever before. 


Training techniques customized to all skill sets and abilities
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
Professional Kicking Coach and Owner
Special Teams Football Academy 

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Monday, October 27, 2014

STFA Kickers Lead MN In Total Field Goals Made

As the Minnesota High School Football regular season came to a close, we were excited to see that many of our specialists lead the state in Field Goals Made.

According to MN Football Hub and Minnesota Scores.net, 10 of the top 21 Minnesota kickers lead the state in Total Field Goals Made during the regular season, trained with Special Teams Football Academy.  We are excited to list them below!




Rankings*
1. Patrick LeCorre- Edina- 8 Field Goals
2. Perry Smith- Minnetonka- 7 Field Goals
3. Tyler Hanson- Prior Lake- 6 Field Goals
5. Zach Savitz- Hopkins- 5 Field Goals
5. Grant Olson- Woodbury- 5 Field Goals
5.  Nick Ricci- South St Paul- 5 Field Goals
10. Clay Elmore- Wayzata- 4 Field Goals
10. Stuart Hamann- Lakeville North- 4 Field Goals
14. Josh Edelstein- Eagan- 3 Field Goals
14. Alex Probert- Andover- 3 Field Goals

Many Specialists with 2 Field Goals
David Saxum- Brainerd- 2 Field Goals



If we are missing you on this list, please contact us.


Congratulations Guys!!  Good luck in the playoffs.

Chris Husby
Professional Kicking Coach and Owner
Special Teams Football Academy 

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*We understand that stats from every team are consistently reported to the football statistic websites, but we try to do thorough research on all top specialists before information is reported.

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Section Semifinal Playoffs- Special Teams Players of the Week (2014)

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 2 kickers had big games and were selected as our Special Teams Kickers of the Week.  Danny Steiner of Hastings converted 4 PATs and kicked 2 Field Goals of 35 yards each.  Isaac Stadler of Northfield asked converted 4 PATs and kicked 2 Field Goals of 35 and 27 yards.  Punter/Kicker Patrick LeCorre also had a strong outing as a punter.  He had 3 punts for 147 yards for a 49.0 yard average.

Patrick and Isaac have been regulars in our Player of the Week awards.  They are having a great year as high school specialists.  Congrats!



Top Minnesota High School Specialists Top Kicker
  • Danny Steiner- Hastings HS- 4 for 4 on PATs and 2 Field Goal of 35 & 35 yards.- 10 points
  • Isaac Stadler- Northfield HS- 4 for 4 on PATs and 2 Field Goal of 35 & 27 yards.- 10 points


Honorable Mention 
  • Nick Ricci- South St Paul HS- 6 for 6 PATs and 1 Field Goal of 27 yards- 9 points
  • Tyler Hanson- Prior Lake HS- 5 for 5 PATs and 1 Field Goal of 32 yards- 8 points
  • AJ Laudet- Stillwater HS- 5 for 5 PATs and 1 Field Goal of 24 yards- 8 points
  • Masud Ali- St Paul Central HS- 2 for 2 PATs and 2 Field Goals of 31 & 34 yards- 8 points

Game Winners
  • Ben Beckman- Blaine HS- 1 for 2 PATs and 1 Field Goal of 22 years- Game Winner with 8 seconds.
Patrick LeCorre
 Top Punter
  • Patrick LeCorre- Edina HS- 3 punts for 147 yards and a 49.0 yard average. Also kicked 3 PATs and 1 Field Goal of 34 yards.
Honorable Mention   
  • Tanner Kamm- Adrian HS3 punts for 128 yards and a 42.7 yard average.
  • Ryan Richelsen- Providence Academy- 3 punts for 126 yards and a 42.0 yard average.
  • Brett Shepley- Burnsville HS- 7 punts for 276 yards and a 39.4 yard average
  • Alex Probert- Andover HS2 punts for 118 yards and a 59.0 yard average


Top Collegiate Specialist
  •  Alexi Johnson- St Johns University- 7 for 7 on PATs and 1 Field Goal of 27 yards- 10 points

Congratulations to everyone!

Chris Husby
Professional Kicking Coach and Owner
Special Teams Football Academy 

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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Section Quarterfinals Playoffs- Special Teams Players of the Week (2014)

The Playoffs have started here in Minnesota.  Last Tuesday were the first round games of the Section Quarterfinal playoffs.   Most of Minnesota's teams played and there were a lot of high scoring games.  A number of kickers had strong games, but 2 kickers in particular had excellent nights of kicking.  Andover's kicker Alex Probert converted all 5 of his PATs and connected on a 46 yard field goal!   Johnny Hartfiel of Blake HS converted both of his 2 PATs and also kicked 2 long field goals of 43 and 40 yards.  For both of these great accomplishments, they both earned our Section Quarterfinals Special Teams Players of the Week honors.  Congratulations!




Top Minnesota High School Specialists Top Kicker
  • Alex Probert- Andover HS- 5 for 5 PAT and 1 Field Goal of 46 yards- 8 points
  • Johnny Hartfiel- Blake HS- 2 for 2 PATs and 2 Field Goals of 43 & 40 yards- 8 points

Honorable Mention 
  • Connor Waldron- St Cloud Apollo- 5 for 5 PATs and 1 Field Goal of 39 yards- 8 points
  • A Defore- Red Wing HS- 8 for 9 PATs- 8 points
  • Justin Bohnsack- Rogers HS- 7 for 7 PATs- 7 points
  • Dominic Duenow-Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted HS- 7 for 8 PATs- 7 points



Top Punter 
  • Sam Koch- Virginia HS- 3 punts for 124 total yards and a 41.3 average

Honorable Mention
  • Chase Fleischauer- Tartan HS- 5 punts for 198 total yards and a 39.6 average
  • J. Juenemann- Two Harbors HS- 5 punts for 179 total yards and a 35.8 average
  • Nuy Zach- Canby HS-  5 punts for 179 total yards and a 35.8 average
  • Zach Radermacher- Willmar HS- 8 punts for 283 total yards and a 35.4 average


Congratulations!

Chris Husby
Professional Kicking Coach and Owner
Special Teams Football Academy 

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Monday, October 20, 2014

January Kicking Camp- Northern Specialist Camp- January 17, 2015

2nd Annual Northern 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 2nd Annual Northern Specialist Camp on January 17, 2015 in St Cloud, MN at St Cloud State University's Husky Dome.


1st Annual Northern Specialist Camp


Our Northern Specialist Camp covers multiple aspects in the kicking game for High School & Youth (ages 12-21). We will have a College Division! This camp is open for Kickers, Punters and Long Snappers of all skill levels.  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.

St Cloud State University (Husky Dome)

720 4th Ave S
St Cloud, MN 56301

Register Now to Get the Early Bird Rate

Camp Divisions:


  • College (College Specialists/College Transfers)
  • Upper Classmen (11th & 12th grade)
  • Under Classmen (9th & 10th grade)
  • Youth (Middle School)



Learn about Past Camps Here: Article on Last Year's Southern Specialists Camp Recap


Video Recap on Last Year's SSC Camp Recap

Staff Demonstrations- Staff Members with Current or Former NFL Training


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
*Jan 17 (Saturday)
Check In: 11:15 pm-12:00 pm
Camp Length: 12:00 pm-8:00 pm 
Awards/Camp Closure: 7:45 pm-8:00 pm

Game Pressure Training.

College Coaches will receive camp reports and may be on site to find their next recruit.

Camp Location:
St Cloud State University Stadium (Husky Dome)
720 4th Ave S
St Cloud, MN 56301


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 7th to 12th graders)
    • During camp, players that select this option will be charted and rated on a national scale, and objectionably 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.
  • The Videos can provide valuable evidence to your camp performance!  Last year it helped our top 5 Seniors earn 2 D1 and 3 D2 football opportunities!
At our first two camps (between our Southern and Northern events), our camp and videos helped over 25 seniors earn athletic or academic scholarships.  This coming year’s signing day will be on February 4, 2015. 




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- Special Teams MVP, Former 6 year NFL Free Agent Specialist, 6 year Semi Professional Football- One National Championship.  Trained over 16 All State Kickers and Punters in 4 years.  Helped train and place 10 Class of 2014 specialists into D1 programs.
  • 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)
  • Ryan Coleman- (Special Teams Football Academy)- U of MN- 3 year starting Long Snapper- Never missed a snap in 3 years. Big 10 Academic All Conference.
  • Jordan Wettstein- U of Minnesota Grad- NFL Free Agent- Arena Football Kicker. Earned Collegiate Athletic Scholarship as a Walk on. 
  • Zach Kutch- Former Auburn/Illinois State Kicker- 1st Team All American. Lead NCAA in scoring in 2010.  Holds school record for (2) 50 plus yard Field Goals in 1 game and record for kicking 6 Field Goals in one game. Never missed an extra point in his entire career.
  • Josh Clauer- (Clauer Kicking WI)- Punting Instructor- Former NFL Free Agent- Ravens Tryout. 
  • Garrett Maloney- St Thomas- 4 Year Starter- All American Punter- Vikings Rookie Mini camp. NFL Free Agent
  • Jimmie Mattson- St Johns- 4 Year Starter- All American Kicker- Finalists for numerous top collegiate kicking awards- NFL Free Agent


Awards for Top Performers

Register Here: Click Here.

For more information please contact us!

Chris Husby
Professional Kicking Coach and Owner
Special Teams Football Academy 

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Thursday, October 16, 2014

Week 8- Special Teams Players of the Week (2014)

As the regular football season comes to a close we see a number of familiar names leading their team in the special teams game. The top kicker this week goes to Anders Gelecinskyj of Bloomington Kennedy High School.  He converted 6 PATs and 1 Field Goal  of 37 yards for 9 points. Congratulations to everyone who earned specialists of the week honors!  Good luck to you all in the playoffs.


Anders Gelecinskyj 
Top Minnesota High School Specialists Top Kicker
  • Anders Gelecinskyj- Bloomington Kennedy HS 6 for 7 PATs and 1 Field Goal of 37 yards- 9 points
Honorable Mention 
  • Mac Schmidt- St Thomas Academy- 2 for 2 PATs and 2 Field Goals of 27 & 23 yards- 8 yards
  • Kalvin Danielson- Orono HS- 5 for 5 PATs and 1 Field Goal of 28 yards- 8 points
  • Diego Meza-Palmer- Minneota HS- 8 for 9 PATs- 8 points
  • Sam Peters- De La Salle- 8 for 9 PATs- 8 points


Notable Performances
    • Donovan Blatz- Mounds View HS- 4 for 4 PATs- Broke 23 year old Career PAT Record
    • Luc Langille- Minneapolis Southwest HS- Game Winning 27 yard Field Goal 



    Top Punter 
    •  Jared Johnson- Mahtomedi HS- 5 punts for 206 total yards and a 41.2 average
    Honorable Mention
    • AJ Laudet- Stillwater HS- 4 punts for 148 total yards and a 37.0 average.
    • Brett Swenhaugen- Tracy-Milroy-Balaton HS4 punts for 147 total yards and a 36.8 average
    • Jordan Fralich- Duluth Marshall HS4 punts for 145 total yards and a 36.2 average.

    Coach Husby also has helped train a number of specialists at the collegiate level.  We'd like to recognize those top performances.


    Top Collegiate Specialist 
    • Alexi Johnson- St Johns University- 3 for 3 PATs & 2 for 2 on Field Goals of 37 & 29 yards- 9 points

    Congratulations to everyone!



    Chris Husby
    Professional Kicking Coach and Owner
    Special Teams Football Academy 

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    Monday, October 13, 2014

    Week 7- Special Teams Players of the Week (2014)

    In week 7 of the High School Football Season, we have a new kicker that has emerged with the top performance in Minnesota. Zach Savitz of Hopkins High School stayed busy kicking 2 Field Goals of 37 & 19 yards on top of going 3 for 3 on PATs scoring 9 points for his team. 

    We've also now seen a few repeat top performances from Punter Trevor Walderon of Hastings High School who had 6 punts for 258 yards and held a 43 yard average. 


    Congrats to the both of you.



    Zach Savitz


    Top Minnesota High School Specialists Top Kicker

    • Zach Savitz- Hopkins HS- 3 for 3 on PATs and 2 Field Goals (37 & 18 yards)- 9 points

    Honorable Mention 
    • Kale Gieske- Centennial HS- 6 for 8 PATs and 1 Field Goal (23 yards)- 9 points
    • Michael Landsberger- Randolph HS- 9 for 9 PATs- 9 points
    • Sean Ryan- Eastview HS- 5 for 5 PATs and 1 Field Goal (27 yards)- 8 points
    • Sasha Bornschlegl- St Croix Lutheran- 5 for 5 PATs and 1 Field Goal (22 yards)- 8 points
    • Eduardo Contreras- Chaska HS- 8 for 8 PATs- 8 points

    Top Punter 
    • Trevor Walderon- Hastings HS- 6 punts for 258 yards and a 43 yard average.
    Honorable Mention
    • Alex Copa- Blaine HS- 2 punts for 93 yards and a 46.5 yard average.
    • Bremen Ulrich - Russell-Tyler-Ruthton HS- 5 punts for 195 yards and a 39 yard average.
    • Josh Edelstein- Eagan HS- 3 punts for 117 yards and a 39 yard average.
    • Chance Bowen- Armstrong HS- 5 punts for 194 yards and 38.8 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.

    Top Out-Of-State Specialist of the Week
    • Cameron Hausman- New Richmond HS (WI)- 6 for 6 PATs and 1 Field Goal (39 yards), 1 touchback and 1 successful onside kick.
    Congratulations to everyone!

    Chris Husby
    Professional Kicking Coach and Owner
    Special Teams Football Academy 

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