Friday, December 9, 2016

January Kicking Camp- Northern Specialist Camp- January 13-14, 2017

4th 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 4th Annual Northern Specialist Camp on January 13th and 14th, 2017 in St Cloud, MN at St Cloud State University's Husky Dome.   

2016 Group

Our Northern Specialist Camp covers multiple aspects in the kicking, punting and long snapping game for High School, Collegiate and Youth specialists (ages 11-22) of all skill levels.  This camp is designed to help your athlete become better through instruction over the off season, improve confidence in own ability, prepare specialists for larger showcase camps, as well as get exposed to College Coaches.

The camp runs the evening of January 13th (7:00-10:00 PM) and January 14th (11:00 AM- 4:00 PM).  Friday night will cover predominately instruction and involve fun competition.

St Cloud State University (Husky Dome)
720 4th Ave S
St Cloud, MN 56301
Early Bird Rate (Until Dec 24) Register Now: Kicker/Punter/Long Snappers ($250).

Camp Divisions:
  • College (College Specialists/College Transfers)
  • Upper Classmen (11th and 12th grade)
  • Under Classmen (9th and 10th grade)
  • Youth (Middle School)

Article on previous Northern Specialists Camp Recap

Detailed Instruction
Great Instruction from coaches that have either played at a high collegiate level or have NFL level training.
  • What is Included with the camp:
    • High quality instruction by Professional and Collegiate Specialist Coaches
    • Fun atmosphere, positive learning environment
    • Video Analysis 'on the spot'
    • Exposure to the next level
    • Live Game Situation Experience
    • Fun Competitions
    • Quick Charts
    • Evaluation of Specialist's abilities
    • College Recruiting Seminar
    • Receive Exposure to Collegiate Coaches
    • A Chance To Learn From Current and Former Collegiate Athletes
    • Mental Preparation for Specialists
    • Subway Lunch on Saturday for Campers
    • Dri-Fit Long Sleeve Shirts
    • And Much More...

Evaluation and Instruction to prepare you for upcoming Showcase Camps and Summer Training.  All athletes will be evaluated so we can better understand your skill level, current abilities and potential.  We utilize the National Camp Series KIX Evaluation System to offer a fair and unbiased evaluation process and will receive an evaluation and rating.

A fun and enjoyable atmosphere to learn and compete

Reserve a spot Now! Kicker/Punter/Long Snappers ($250- Early Bird until Dec 24) Registration.

Camp Schedule:
Jan 13th (Friday- 7:00 PM-10:00 PM)
  • Check In: 6:15 PM-7:00 PM
  • Camp Length: 7:00 PM-10:00 PM 
  • Instruction and Competition Focus Training Session
Jan 14th (Saturday- 11:00 AM-4:00 PM)
  • Arrive: 10:30 am-11:00 am
  • Camp Length: 11:00 PM-4:00 PM 
  • Awards/Camp Closure: 4:00 PM-4:30 PM
  • Player Skill Evaluation/Charting, Competition, Instruction, College Recruiting Session and more.

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

Reserve a spot Now! Kicker/Punter/Long Snappers ($250 for Early Bird until Dec 18) Registration.

Since December 2012 (Southern, Central and Northern Camps), our camp videos and instruction have helped over 102 seniors earn collegiate playing opportunities, athletic/academic scholarships.  This coming year’s signing day will be on February 2, 2016. 

Camp Testimonial- Notre Dame Specialist

Sample video: 

HotelsWe have arranged discounts at 2 hotels.  There are about 6 good options and these 2 offered the best discount.  Below is hotel information for you:

Holiday Inn Express.  $121.99 plus tax.  The Holiday Inn Express & Suites is Located off I-94 in St. Cloud. Includes pool and complimentary Hot Express Start Breakfast Bar.  Address: 4322 Clearwater Rd, St Cloud, MN 56301 Phone: (320) 240-8000 

AmericInn Lodge & Suites.  $127.41 plus tax.  The AmericInn Sartell hotel is located where St. Cloud, Sartell and Sauk Rapids meet, at the intersection of Highway 15 and County Road 1. Includes pool and complimentary Hot, Home-Style Breakfast.   Address: 119 Lesauk Dr, Sartell, MN 56377 Phone: (320) 259-0877 

*When calling, be sure to mention "special teams football academy" or "kicking camp" to get the discounted rate

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 18 All State Kickers and Punters in 5 years.  Helped train and place 24 Class of 2016 specialists into D1-D3 programs.
  • Brian Jackson- (Team Jackson Kicking)- Ball State- Lou Groza Semi Finalist 2006, 8 years of Pro Arena Football Experience (7 AFL) - Two National Championships - Team America Kicker for Europe vs America game (2014)
  • Garrett Maloney- (Special Teams Football Academy)-St Thomas- 4 Year Starter- All American Punter- Vikings Rookie Mini camp (2014). NFL Free Agent
  • Scott Talcott- (Special Teams Football Academy)- Southwest Minnesota State- 3x All Conference. Many school records for PATs and FGs (Made, Attempted and %)
  • Alexi Johnson (Special Teams Football Academy)- St Johns University- 2x All-MIAC Kicker, Fred Mitchell Award Finalist, 2nd in Career PATS & FGs for SJU, 7th in All Time Points Scored for SJU. 1st and 3rd in Individual FGs made in 1 season. 
  • And more great staff...
Camp Awards for Top Performers
Reserve a spot Now! Kicker/Punter/Long Snappers ($250 for Early Bird until Dec 24) Registration.

See what other satisfied parents and athletes have to say: Parent Testimonials of Youth KickerPunter1st Year Student of STFA and a Kicker Testimonial.

For more information please contact us!

Coach Chris Husby

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Monday, October 17, 2016

2016 Minnesota Bombers Top Specialists Class

Meet the 2016 Minnesota Bombers Class!

15 Minnesota Kickers, Punters and Snappers earned a spot on the 2016 Class of Minnesota Bombers Top Specialists Group.  

This fall is our 5th Annual Minnesota Bombers Class.  15 Minnesota Kickers, Punters and Long Snappers earned a spot in the exclusive 2016 Class of Minnesota Bombers group.  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 ‘All Around’ 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.

Class of 2017 (Seniors)
Austin Solors- Elk River High School-  Austin has a cannon for a leg.  He brings a lot of power into each kick and is very accurate on field goals.  Can kick a nice deep kickoff for multiple touchbacks.  Developing into a great punter too.

Chase Sullivan- Mahtomedi High School- Chase is a very talented kicker with a nice smooth approach on both kicks and punts.  Big kickoff leg for consistent touchbacks and clutch on field goals.  A developing punter which will make him a nice triple threat.

Eddie Ogamba- Cooper High School- Big leg with a lot power and gets great height on each kick.  Can kick it into the end zone numerous times.  Range of 50 yards off the ground.  Has really developed nicely over last 2 years. High ceiling for growth.

Grant Ryerse- East Ridge High School-  Grant is a very talented specialist.  The top combo kicker/punter in the state. Gets phenomenal height and distance on his kickoffs for consistent deep touchbacks.  Max range of 80 yards.  Has been one of the best in his class since 7th grade.  He has a great demeanor about him and handles game situations very well.  Committed to kick for the Minnesota Gophers on scholarship.  

Kenny Watkins- Rosemount High School-  A strong kicker known for getting phenomenal hang time on his kickoffs and field goals.  Can be counted on for consistent touchbacks and long range field goals when needed.

Logan Bruce- Rosemount High School- Long Snapper/Center/Nose Guard- Very strong, accurate long snapper with a lot of zip on his snaps.  Covers the field well on punt snaps.  Great leader, athlete and team captain.  Developing nicely and will be a special college athlete.

Tyler DeFor- Mankato West High School- Very talented specialist.  Big leg that gets great height on his kickoffs for a high percentage of touchbacks. Has a very accurate leg for field goals.  Love his future potential.  A lot of kicking experience playing on a powerful Mankato Squad.

Will Wright- Cooper High School- Long Snapper/Center- Very good long snapper. Very accurate, accountable and consistent.  Hard working 2-year captain and leader.  Great future as a college snapper.

Class of 2018 (Juniors)
Aaron Salmon- Cleveland High School- A starting varsity kicker since the 8th grade.  Aaron kicks for (9-man) Cleveland HS. Aaron is a talented combo kicker/punter who already brings consistency, power and long range distance on his kicking and punting.  He is a very polished kicker for his age and still has room to improve.

Matthew Jaeger- Armstrong High School- Matthew brings a big leg to the Armstrong team. He has a field goal range over 55 yards and a consistent touchback ability on kickoffs. He is developing as one of the top kickers in his class in Minnesota and Nationally.

Class of 2019 (Sophomores)
John Copeland- St Thomas Academy- John is a very talented kicker.  Big leg with deep kickoff range and a field goal range of 55 yards.  Gets great height on many of his kicks who is developing quickly.

Mason Lowell- St Thomas Academy- Mason is a very gifted punter with incredible flexibility, power and technique that can already turn over a punt 35-45 yards.  Rare to see a sophomore with this punting talent. 

Nathan Willis- Eagan High School- A young talented kicker that has a bright future.  A field goal range of 45+ yards and a kickoff ability to put the ball close to the end zone.  Kicks with a lot of power and accuracy.

Trevor Redmond- Mounds View High School- Athletic Specialist as a running back, kicker and punter.  Young and talented kicker with a promising future as a kicker. He has a very accurate leg on fields with a 45-50 yard range already. One of the top all around underclassmen.

Class of 2020 (Freshman)
Hunter Dustman- St Francis High School- Hunter has a phenomenal leg. Starting kicker since 8th grade with a kickoff range of 60-65 yards already. Great height on kicks and punts.

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
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Thursday, October 13, 2016

October 23- Minnesota NCS Football Kicking Camp

Join us, on Sunday, October 23, 2016, as Coach Chris Husby, and his staff at Special Teams Football Academy will be running it's Fall NCS (National Camp Series) Kicking, Punting and Snapping Camp at Minnetonka High School from 12:00-5:00 PM.  Registration starts at 11:30 AM.

The camp is an (NCS) evaluation and instructional camp.  The instructional focus will be on preparing the Kicking/Punting/Snapping specialists for summer training. The camp will include 2.5 hours of evaluation and 90 minutes of instruction.  Specialists can also sign up for the INSTRUCTION ONLY Instruction period will tentatively start at 3:00 PM.  Reserve a spot for the October 23rd 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 3:00 PM, but may start up to 30 minutes earlier, depending on how fast the evaluations get done.  To Apply for just the Clinic, email Coach Husby to reserve a spot.  

Location Address:

Minnetonka High School
18301 Highway 7

Minnetonka, MN 55345

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) 
11:30-12:00 PM Registration (Players receive shirts)
12:00-12:15 PM Camp Welcome and Warm Up (Parents andPlayers)
12:15-2:30 PM NCS Evaluations (On Field)
3:00-4:30 PM Instructional Period

 Learn more about why kickers love Special Teams Football Academy!
Parent Testimonial

Student Testimonial

Reserve a spot today!  Sign Up Here.

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

Coach Chris Husby
Professional Kicking Coach and Owner
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Monday, August 15, 2016

Class of 2016 College Commitments

We are very proud and excited to announce our Class of 2016 'College Bound' Special Teams Football Academy students. 

As our 6th year of training athletes comes to a close, I am very blessed to have been able to train so many kickers, punters and long snappers over these last 6 years.  This is our biggest class of Seniors that I and our staff have helped train.

We are proud to announce our 'college bound' student athletes from the Class of 2016.

  • Aaron Van Dyk (LS)- JUCO Transfer to Southwest State University (D2)
  • Alex Diaz (K)- Pelican Rapids HS (MN)- Concordia College (Moorhead) (D3)
  • Alex Probert (K/P)- Andover HS (MN)- Liberty University (D1)
  • Alex Trana (K/P)- Rosemount HS (MN)- University of Wisconsin- Eau Claire (D3)
  • Ander Gelecinskyj (K)- Bloomington Kennedy HS (MN)- Mankato State University (D2)
  • Andres Cotes (K)- Miami area HS- ASA College (JUCO)
  • Brandon Hafermann (K)- Shakopee HS (MN)- Moved on to Semi Professional Football
  • Cameron Hausman (K/P)- New Richmond HS (WI)- University of Minnesota-Duluth (D2)
  • Dan Cornelison (K)- Holy Family HS (MN)- University of St Thomas (D3) 
  • Diego Meza (K)- Minneota HS (MN)- University of Minnesota-Morris (D3)
  • Drew Bronson (LS)- Truman HS (MO)- Iowa Central CC (JUCO)
  • Drew Cornwell (K/P)- Iowa City HS (IA)- Transfer to Grand View University (NAIA)
  • Grant Olson (K/P)- Woodbury HS (MN)- Walk on tryout with Iowa State U (D1)
  • Hobert Diaz (K)- Pelican Rapids HS (MN)- NDSCS- Wahpeton (D3)
  • Isaac Stadler (K/P)- Northfield HS (MN)- Fork Union Military Academy
  • Jack Reed (LS)- Farmington HS (MN)- Hamline University (D3)
  • Javon Hering (P)- Eastview HS (MN)- College Transfer to South Dakota State U (D1)
  • Karl Schuetzle (K)- Edina HS (MN)- Macalaster College (D3)
  • Mac Brown (K/P)- St Thomas Academy (MN)- Ole Miss (University of Mississippi) (D1)
  • Matias Bueno (K/P)- University of Calgary (D1)
  • Max Sorvari (LS)- Champlin Park HS (MN)- University of Wisconsin-Stout (D3)
  • Patrick LeCorre (K/P)- Edina HS (MN)- Transfer to Eastern Arizona College (JUCO)
  • Ruan Albuquerque (K)- Wayzata HS (MN)- Southern University (D1)
  • Seamus Wilson (LS)- Eagan HS (MN)- Gustavus Adolphus College (D3)
  • Stephen Yaffe (K/P)- Plant HS (FL)- University of Hawaii (D1)
  • Tyler Knutson (K)- Maple Grove HS (MN)- University of St Thomas (D3)

We've also had a number of kickers/punters/long snappers that have attended our camps across the Midwest/South that have earned a college football opportunity and we are happy to be a part of their skill development and collegiate recruiting process!

We have a Top Notch Coaching Staff (in the Midwest) with experience that ranges from NFL training to elite Collegiate Careers, that are here to train you and that have developed a reputation as the 'Go To' training organization in the Midwest.

Honorable Mention:
  • Chance Wanzek (LS)- Minnetonka HS- Joined the Army National Guard. Thank you for serving.
  • Darian Doan- St Charles HS (MN)- 
  • Tayler Modaff- Monticello HS (MN- Committed to University of Northwestern to play Soccer (D3)

Special Teams Football Academy student of ours, is one that we actively train and/or help with the college recruiting process.  All of these athletes have been a part of the Special Teams Football Academy program between 3 months to 6 years.  We value the loyalty we get from our athletes and parents and the opportunities and results we have been able to help produce for them. 

More STFA Student Commitment Updates Coming

We believe that no athlete is the same.  We train each specialist individually to bring out their strengths and maximize their abilities.

Last year, we helped find 90% of our Class of 2015 specialists an opportunity to play college football (even if they ended up choosing another sport to play or not continuing on).

Thank you for your trust in training your athlete!

Coach Chris Husby
Professional Kicking Coach and Owner
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Thursday, May 19, 2016

College Specialist Camp- July 23, 2016 (Minneapolis, MN)

On July 23, 2016, Special Teams Football Academy will be hosting our 3rd Annual  College Specialist Camp.

This camp will be for current and upcoming 2017 Seniors, College Specialists, and Specialists (K/P/LS) interested in high level development, competition and training.  This camp will offer High Level Instruction and Training, Competition, Awards as well as a fun and competitive atmosphere. Last year's camp was a blast.  The various goals of this camp are to help athletes better prepare themselves for college football, upcoming season and develop well rounded specialists.

Camp will be held at Woodbury High School (Woodbury, MN) and run from 12:00-5:00 PM. Details and Register Here.

Location Address:
Woodbury High School
2665 Woodlane Drive
Woodbury, MN 55125                 

At our camp, athletes can expect to receive:
* Quality instruction from experienced coaches (NFL Training and Strong Collegiate Careers)
* Drill work to improve fundamentals
* Competitions to improve Mental Focus
* On the Field Video Review
* Evaluation of talents

Sign Up today!  

Camp Limited to 30 spots.
Camp Cost $225 per specialist (Kicker/Punter). $125 per Long Snapper.
Camp Shirt Included.

Players: Bring cleats, gym shoes, 2 footballs (labeled with Name), KO/FG Tees, FG Holders, water bottle and weather appropriate clothing.

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

Sign Up and Give yourself the EDGE in Special Teams!

Airport Options: Minneapolis St Paul (MSP) Airport

Refund Policy: Camp registrations will be refunded in FULL by July 14.  After July 14 there will be NO REFUNDS.

Weather Policy:  Camp will run rain or shine.  Some training can be done indoors at school's gym.  Will reschedule (or Cancel with some refund) for Lightening, Tornadoes, Snow Storm, etc.
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For questions about the College Specialists Camp, please contact Coach Husby.

Coach Chris Husby
Professional Kicking Coach and Owner
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