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Tuesday, November 28, 2017

NFL Kicker Wil Lutz Discusses Life As A Pro | 4th Down Experience | Episode 3

NFL Kicker Wil Lutz Discusses Life As A Pro | 4th Down Experience | Episode 3

Episode 3 of the 4th Down Experience Podcast features special guest, Wil Lutz, who is the active New Orleans Saints kicker of the NFL. This episode is one of our best and provides insider information of the daily life of an NFL kicker. The episode also provide valuable information for high school and JUCO specialists on how to leverage their twitter platforms to earn a scholarship. Take a listen and be sure to subscribe to our podcast!



00:00  Intro
01:00  Top 5 Special Teams Plays
18:24  Wil Lutz, NFL Saints Kicker, Interview (@wil_lutz5)
40:25  How Twitter can earn you a Scholarship



Episode 3- New Orleans Saints NFL Kicker Wil Lutz
Listen on iTunes Podcast: Here
Listen on Soundcloud: Here




Thank you,

Chris Husby and Brian Jackson


4th Down Experience Social Media

Instagram: @4thDownExperience
Twitter: @4thDownExp
Facebook:  4th Down Experience

Co-Hosts

Coach Chris Husby: Twitter and Instagram
Coach Brian Jackson: Twitter and Instagram

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

National Kicking Coach Tom Feely Gives Kicking Advice | 4th Down Experience | Episode 2

National Kicking Coach Tom Feely Gives Kicking Advice | 4th Down Experience | Episode 2



Our second episode features nationally known kicking coach, Tom Feely, of Feely Athletics based out of Florida. We cover topics on Mental Focus, Recruiting, Kicking/Snapping tips and even answer all questions that were submitted on our @4thDownExperience Instagram page from last week. Subscribe!

00:00 Top 5 Special Teams Plays
24:42  Special Guest - Tom Feely
1:00:32 Industry Advice (Answering IG questions)


Episode 2- Legendary Kicking Coach Tom Feely
Listen on iTunes Podcast: Here
Listen on Soundcloud: Here

Thank you,

Chris Husby and Brian Jackson


4th Down Experience Social Media

Instagram: @4thDownExperience
Twitter: @4thDownExp
Facebook:  4th Down Experience

Co-Hosts

Coach Chris Husby: Twitter and Instagram
Coach Brian Jackson: Twitter and Instagram

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Legendary Arena Kicker Mark Lewis Talks About Arena Life | 4th Down Experience | Episode 1

Legendary Arena Kicker Mark Lewis Talks About Arena Life | 4th Down Experience | Episode 1

Welcome to the 4th Down Experience, Episode 1, featuring special guest - Mark Lewis! Coach Husby and Coach Jackson discuss weekly hot takes in the special teams realm and provide advice in the Kicking World.




*0:00* Top 5 Special Teams Plays (covering some of the most debated and talked about special teams plays so far this season) 
*25:47* Special Guest Appearance, Most Decorated Arena Football Kicker in the history, Mark Lewis (14 year pro) 
*46:47* Industry Advice (Post Season tips and discussing what to do next after your season ends).



Follow us on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook at @4thDownExperience. Subscribe to your podcast! If you have any questions for us to answer or help discuss on our next podcast, hit us up on social media.

Below you will find our "Episode Zero" which is our text episode to introduce to you the concept of our podcast.

Episode 1- Legendary Arena Kicker Mark Lewis

Listen on iTunes Podcast: Here
Listen on Soundcloud: Here

Thank you,

Chris Husby and Brian Jackson

4th Down Experience Social Media
Instagram: @4thDownExperience
Twitter: @4thDownExp
Facebook:  4th Down Experience

Co-Hosts
Coach Chris Husby: Twitter and Instagram
Coach Brian Jackson: Twitter and Instagram

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Chris Husby and Brian Jackson Launch Special Teams Podcast

Chris Husby and Brian Jackson are excited to announce the launch of a new Special Teams Podcast called the 4th Down Experience.

This podcast is a first of its kind and Brian and Chris have plans to change the industry to bring together and discuss some of the hottest topics in special teams.


Each podcast will have 3 segments.  The first segment will cover the Top Special Teams Plays from the past week, which include current events and hot topics within the special teams industry.  The Top special teams plays and discussion points will range from topics at the Professional, College, and High School level.  The second segment, will be a special guest interview, who is an industry expert.   It will range from current and past specialists, coaches, and more.  So stay tuned to the future podcasts to hear the upcoming interviewees.  The third segment will cover FREE industry advice.  The advice covers all topics ranging from recruiting tips, injury prevention, skill development, camp and training tips, and more.

Podcasts will air every Tuesday!

We are really excited to create this and for you to enjoy and for you follow us on this journey.

Below you will find our "Episode Zero" which is our text episode to introduce to you the concept of our podcast.

Episode 0- About Us and The Podcast

Listen on iTunes Podcast: Here
Listen on Soundcloud: Here



Thank you,

Chris Husby and Brian Jackson

4th Down Experience Social Media
Instagram: @4thDownExperience
Twitter: @4thDownExp
Facebook:  4th Down Experience

Co-Hosts
Coach Chris Husby: Twitter and Instagram
Coach Brian Jackson: Twitter and Instagram

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

4 Day Specialist Training Camp (MN) - July 15-18, 2018

2nd Annual 4-Day Specialists Training Camp for Kickers, Punters & Long Snappers. All campers and staff members had a blast in our first ever 4-Day Training Camp. We are excited to return for a second year.

July 15-18, 2018 at St John’s University (MN)

*All - Inclusive Camp*
Limited Spots
College Division - 40 spots
High School Division- 40 spots

All skill sets welcome!
Reserve a spot today!
Beautiful Training Facility
Camp Investment includes:
  • Credible Professional Kicking and Snapping Coaches
  • Detailed Instruction, competition, mental training, on-the-spot video review.
  • 3 night lodging (dorms with A/C)
  • 10 hours of field training  
  • All meals at SJU cafeteria (12) Great food! All you can eat meals in newly remodeled dining hall
  • Yoga Session  
  • Weightroom Sessions
  • Pool Workouts
  • Classroom Film Study
  • Commeraderie and friendships built
  • Campers have access to Warner Palaestra for racquetball, swimming and rock wall climbing
  • Have fun while you learn!
  • And more...
Check In on July 15, 12pm-1pm
Check Out on July 19, 2:30pm-4pm

Expected Coaching Staff:
  • Chris Husby- Special Teams Football Academy (Trains in Midwest)
  • Brian Jackson- Team Jackson Kicking (Trains in Southeast)
  • Todd Covington- TC All Star Kicking (Trains in East Coast)
  • Kyle Stelter- Special Teams University (Trains Long Snappers Nationally)
  • Ryan Dutton- Former NFL Punter- Mankato State Alum and HOF(P/QB), NFL Experience with Packers/Seahawks/Browns/NFL Europe
  • Bradley Hatfield- Husted Kicking/Team Jackson Kicking- NFL Free Agent
  • More to be announced..
Earlier Bird Discount:  $475.00- By Jan 15
Spring Discount:  $575.00- By March 15
Final Rate:  $650.00- After March 15
Sign up today and receive the early bird discount!
To pay off line, select the “CASH” option at online registration check out. Mail check to:  
15696 Tarleton Crest N
Special Teams Football Academy
Maple Grove, MN 55311
OR
You can PayPal to CoachHusby@gmail.com (Select Payment to Friends and Family to avoid fees).

OVERNIGHT CAMP NOTES
  • Check-in time is Sunday between 12:00 – 1:00pm.
  • Camp ends on the Wednesday with check out between 2:00-4:30 PM.
  • Trainings are all conducted at Saint John’s facilities: Stadium Football Field, Athletic Building Classroom (Film Study),  Field House (if necessary) and The Old Gym (if necessary).
  • 24 hour supervision
  • Campers are housed on the Saint John’s University campus at Bennett Hall

  • Cancellation Policy is 2 weeks notice before camp date for refund.  Anything within 2 week period will receive credit toward a future camp.


If you have any questions, please contact me below:

Coach Chris Husby
Professional Kicking Coach and Owner
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CoachHusby@gmail.com
651-353-2660



January Kicking Camp- Northern Specialist Camp- January 12-13, 2018

We are excited for our 5th annual Northern Specialist Winter Camp on Jan 12 (7-9 PM) & Jan 13 (10 AM- 5 PM) up at St Cloud State University.  This camp is run in conjunction with Brian Jackson who runs Team Jackson Kicking.

We will have a College, High School and Youth Division for Skill/Age specific training.  

Camp will include:  
Skill level specific instruction, Competitions, Technique training, Player evaluation, Camp film, Awards, Recruiting and Film seminar and more. 
Co-Camp Directors: Brian Jackson and Chris Husby

January 12-13 (Friday Night (Recruiting and Film Study Session) / Saturday Morning and Afternoon) Schedule Below:

Tentative Camp Schedule:

January 12 (7 pm- 9 pm Optional) Check In: 6 pm-6:45 pm 
Session 1: 7 pm- 9 pm-  College Recruiting Seminar & Film Study Session

January 13 (10 am- 5 pm)
Session 2: Instruction Period
Session 3: Player Evaluation
Session 4: Competitions Awards/Camp Closure: 4:30 pm-5:00 pm

What is Included in the fee:
  • High quality instruction by Professional and Collegiate Specialists
  • Highlight Video (7 to 10+ clips)
  • Camper Evaluation
  • Fun atmosphere, positive learning environment-Video Analysis on-site
  • Exposure to the next level
  • Fun Competitions
  • Quick Charts
  • Evaluation of Specialists
  • Long Sleeve Dri Fit Shirts


  
Pricing Options
Early Bird: $250.00- By Nov 20
Holiday Discount: $300.00- By Dec 20
Regular Rate: $350.00- After Dec 20


Refund Policy
Cancel registration by Dec 20 and you will receive a 50% refund.  Cancel registration after Jan 1, there will be no refund, as we will have camp expenses we will incur as we plan for this camp.  In the event of the camp being cancelled due to severe weather, 75% of the camp fee will be refunded.


Coach Chris Husby
Professional Kicking Coach and Owner
Special Teams Football Academy
Join our Facebook Fan Page!
Follow us on Twitter.
Follow us on Instagram.
Subscribe to our YouTube Videos.
Student and Parent Testimonials.
CoachHusby@gmail.com
651-353-2660



Sunday, October 8, 2017

2017 Minnesota Bombers Top Specialists Class

Meet the 2017 Minnesota Bombers Class!

15 Minnesota Kickers, Punters and Snappers earned a spot on the 2017 Minnesota Bombers Top Specialists Group.  


This fall is our 6th Annual Minnesota Bombers Class.  15 Minnesota Kickers, Punters and Long Snappers earned a spot in the exclusive 2017 Class of Minnesota Bombers.  Being a "Minnesota Bomber" means that these specialists have been recognized in having great kicking and snapping abilities and are some of Minnesota's Best ‘well rounded’ kickers, punters and snappers for their graduating classes.  They have a bright future as a high school athlete as well as the tools and skill set to play at a high collegiate level. Selections were made at the end of summer.


2017 Bomber Class (L to R)- Front Row- Reynolds, Redmond, Willis, Crosby, Halaska, Whiting.  Back Row- Husby, Copeland, Simon, Johnson, Ochsendorf, Dustman, Shpak, Jaeger.  Not Pictured:  DeVore, Schwerzler



Class of 2018 (Seniors)
Adam DeVore - Mahtomedi High School- Our lone Long Snapper.  Good frame, strong build, bright future.  Snaps bullets and is very accurate.

Blake Ochsendorf- Prior Lake High School- Great punting frame.  Big leg and can punt the ball 40-45 yards. Developing technique really well and has a very high ceiling. One of the top punters in the state.

Mason Schwerzler- Stillwater High School- Huge punting leg and great frame.  Strong technique. Top punting leg in the state with a 40-55 yard range and fantastic hang time.  

Matthew Jaeger- Armstrong High School- One of the top combo specialists in the state. Has a field goal range over 50 yards and a consistent touch back ability on kickoffs. Very polished technique.

Myles Johnson- Wayzata High School- Big time kickoff leg.  Developing nicely and can kick a high percentage of touchbacks. Very good field goal kicker as well as talent as a punter. One of the top combo specialists in the state.


Class of 2019 (Juniors)
Dmitri Shpak- Maple Grove High School- Very strong kickoff and field goal leg. Gets very good height on each kick.  Technique and leg swing power keeps improving.

John Copeland- St Thomas Academy- John has a very exceptional kicking leg.  He has the ability to kick a consistent touchback and has a 50+ yard field goal range.  Gets fantastic height on many of his kicks and has a bright future.

Jonathan Halaska- Bloomington Jefferson High School- A very talented combo specialist in kicking and punting.  Can do all 3 kicks very well.  Kicks with a lot of power, and still has a high ceiling.

Nathan Willis- Eagan High School- A talented kicker with a very consistent leg.  A field goal range of 50 yards.  Great leg speed and strong work ethic.

Trevor Redmond- Mounds View High School- A very athletic specialist.  Very accurate on field goals with good range on all kicks.



Class of 2020 (Sophomores)
Hunter Dustman- St Francis High School- Very talented and humble kicker.  Can kick a consistent touchback already with college caliber hangtime.  Long field goal range over 55 yards.

Nathan Whiting- Rosemount High School- Very accurate field goal leg and handles kicking pressure well.  Good kickoff range already.  Very high ceiling.

Theo Crosby- SMB High School-  Very talented kicker and developing into a very strong kicker.  Gets great hang time on kickoffs and field goals.



Class of 2021 (Freshmen)
Connor Reynolds- Eden Prairie High School-  Very talented and accurate young kicker.  Developing nicely and has a bright future.

Josh Simon- Woodbury High School- Very talented kicker and punter combo.  Can punt a big ball.  Ahead of his class in development.  






Special Teams Football Academy has developed as Minnesota's source in training and instruction of the best in high school recruits.  When you are ready to stand out in Kicking, Punting or Snapping —the team at Special Teams Football Academy is here to help!  With a specialized approach to each athlete, every specialist will improve with this high-level training.


Congratulations to everyone!

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