Which Camps Should I Attend, and When?

 

One of the most common questions that I get asked is, “Which camps should my son attend and when?”  I have been running kicking/punting lessons, camps, and national events for 15 years now.  In a perfect world, here is exactly what I would recommend.

6th/7th Grade

  • Attend at least 1 Chris Sailer Kicking Camp as a spectator.  See what it is all about.  I would choose a 1-Day Fall, Spring or Summer Camp in CA, WA, FL, NJ, NC, GA, TX or IL.  Meet Chris Sailer.  Listen to instruction.  Become familiar and comfortable with the camp scene. There is no charge for this.
  • When you feel that you are ready, you may attend the above as a participant.
  • Attend FBU Camps.  Chris Sailer Kicking is an official partner of FBU, the U.S. Army All-American Game and Youth All-American Games.  Chris Sailer will select Kickers, Punters & Long Snappers for these games each year.  You must attend an FBU camp when the Chris Sailer Kicking staff is present to be selected for these games.
  • Start private lessons with a Chris Sailer Kicking private coach.  Text me (818-209-8921) and I will set you up with a great 1-on-1 coach anywhere across the United States.

7th/8th Grade

  • This is the time to begin attending Chris Sailer Kicking Camps.  I would choose a 1-Day Fall, Spring or Summer Camp in CA, WA, FL, NJ, NC, GA, TX or IL.   I would attend ALL 3 camps when Chris Sailer Kicking comes to your region of the U.S.  We come most of these locations 3 times per year (Fall, Spring, and Summer).
  • Attend 1 of the Las Vegas Events as a spectator.  See what the next level of camp is all about.  There is no charge for this.
  • Continue private and group lessons with Chris Sailer and/or a Chris Sailer Kicking private coach.  Text me (818-209-8921) and I will set you up with a great 1-on-1 coach anywhere across the United States.
  • Attend FBU Camps.  Chris Sailer Kicking is an official partner of FBU, the U.S. Army All-American Game and Youth All-American Games.  Chris Sailer will select Kickers, Punters & Long Snappers for these games each year.  You must attend an FBU camp when the Chris Sailer Kicking staff is present to be selected for these games.
  • If invited, attend the Underclassmen Invitational.  This camp is “Invite Only” and is for the players and parents.  Learn about your future and how to handle it each step of the way.

9th Grade

  • Attend ALL 3 of the 1-Day Camps in your region (CA, NC, GA, TX, NJ, WA, FL or IL).  We come to most of these locations 3 times per year (Fall, Spring and Summer).
  • Attend at least one 1-day camp another state.  Start to get a feel for travel and other competition.
  • Attend The Las Vegas Events in both January & May.  The time is now to see what it is all about.  See what it takes at every level (Fr, So, Jr, Sr, JC, College, and Pro).  The experience will pay off!!!  Time to set goals.
  • Continue private and group lessons with Chris Sailer and/or a Chris Sailer Kicking private coach.  Text me (818-209-8921) and I will set you up with a great 1-on-1 coach anywhere across the United States.
  • If invited, attend the Underclassmen Invitational.  This camp is “Invite Only” is for the players and parents.  Continue to learn about your future and how to handle it each step of the way.

10th Grade

  • Attend ALL 3 of the  1-Day Camps in your region (CA, NC, GA, TX, NJ, WA, FL or IL).  We come to most of these locations 3 times per year (Fall, Spring and Summer).
  • Attend at least one 1-day camp another state.  Start to get a feel for travel and other competition.
  • Attend The Las Vegas Events in both January & May.  The time is now to see what it is all about.  See what it takes at every level (Fr, So, Jr, Sr, JC, College, and Pro).  The experience will pay off!!!  Time to set goals.
  • Continue private and group lessons with Chris Sailer and/or a Chris Sailer Kicking private coach.  Text me (818-209-8921) and I will set you up with a great 1-on-1 coach anywhere across the United States.
  • If invited, attend the Underclassmen Invitational. This camp is “Invite Only” is for the players and parents.  Continue to learn about your future and how to handle it each step of the way.
  • Attend 1 Local College Camp.  These are essentially tryouts.  Go to get experience.  It will pay off for when it really counts. Unless you are a 5-star rated kicker/punter, there is no reason to attend more than one college camp during your sophomore summer.

11th Grade

  • Attend ALL 3 of the  1-Day Camps in your region (CA, NC, GA, TX, NJ, WA, FL or IL).  We come to most of these locations 3 times per year (Fall, Spring and Summer).
  • Attend two to three 1-day camps in other states.  Get a feel for travel and other competition. See what it is like in different regions of the country.  Plan unofficial visits to college while on your trips.
  • Attend The Las Vegas Events in both January & May.  The time is the time to dominate!  See what it takes at every level (Fr, So, Jr, Sr, JC, College, and Pro). Get the exposure and experience that will lead you to success at the college level.
  • Continue private and group lessons with Chris Sailer and/or a Chris Sailer Kicking private coach.  Text me (818-209-8921) and I will set you up with a great 1-on-1 coach anywhere across the United States.
  • Attend FBU Camps.  Chris Sailer Kicking is an official partner of FBU, the U.S. Army All-American Game and Youth All-American Games.  Chris Sailer will select Kickers, Punters & Long Snappers for these games each year.  You must attend an FBU camp when the Chris Sailer Kicking staff is present to be selected for these games.
  • Attend Multiple College Camps within reason.  These are essentially tryouts.  Be realistic with your skill level.  Attend camps at all levels of college football (D1, D2, D3, etc.) Be smart when selecting which camps and how many college camps you will attend.  I would recommend 5-6 college camps.  Remember you are like a pitcher in baseball.
  • Attend the TOP 12 & Event Elite Camp.  This is an “Invite Only” Camp that brings together ONLY the best of the best.  You can only get invited by attending the Vegas Events and proving that you are one of the best while competing again the best.  This camp is the ULTIMATE GOAL.  This is the best camp that you will ever attend, if invited.

12th Grade

  • Attend ALL 3 of the  1-Day Camps in your region (CA, NC, GA, TX, NJ, WA, FL or IL).  We come to most of these locations 3 times per year (Fall, Spring and Summer).
  • Attend two to three 1-day camps in other states.  Get a feel for travel and other competition. See what it is like in different regions of the country.  Plan unofficial visits to college while on your trips.
  • Attend The Las Vegas Events in both January & May.  This is the time to dominate!  See what it takes at every level (Fr, So, Jr, Sr, JC, College, and Pro). Get the exposure and experience that will lead you to success at the college level.
  • Continue private and group lessons with Chris Sailer and/or a Chris Sailer Kicking private coach.  Text me (818-209-8921) and I will set you up with a great 1-on-1 coach anywhere across the United States.
  • Attend the Chris Sailer Kicking Camp for 4-Year College Kickers/Punters.  Once you have committed to a college at any level, you are eligible for this camp.
  • DO NOT stop working once you have decided on a college.  This is the #1 mistake made.  Work harder than ever as the next level is even more difficult.

 

College

  • Attend the Chris Sailer Kicking  College Camp for 4-Year Kickers/Punters each year to stay sharp and prepare yourself for upcoming seasons and an NFL Future.
  • Continue private and group lessons with Chris Sailer and/or a Chris Sailer Kicking private coach.  Text me (818-209-8921) and I will set you up with a great 1-on-1 coach anywhere across the United States.

NFL

  • Attend the Chris Sailer Kicking NFL Combine.  Graduating college seniors and NFL Free Agents are eligible.
  • Continue private and group lessons with Chris Sailer and/or a Chris Sailer Kicking private coach.  Text me (818-209-8921) and I will set you up with a great 1-on-1 coach anywhere across the United States.

Chris Sailer Kicking is the #1 Kicking, Punting, and Long Snapping Business in the World.  We will teach and guide you from the youth level all through the day that you retire from the NFL.

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Chris Sailer Kicking – Week 1 College Players of the Week

Each week Chris Sailer Kicking will select College Players of the Week based off of performances from that week only.  Players selected are students of Chris Sailer Kicking and must have attended Chris Sailer Kicking camps or lessons.

Chris Sailer Kicking College Players of the Week:

Kicker:

Week 1: Garrett Owens (Oregon State) 4 for 4 Field Goals (Long 45), 2 for 2 Extra Points

Punter:
Week 1:  Drew Kaser (Texas A&M) – 52.8 Yard Punt Average on 6 Punts (Long 64)

50+Yard Field Goals:
Week 1: None

Lou Groza Stars of the Week (3 Chosen Each Week):
Week 1: Garrett Owens (Oregon State), Brad Craddock (Maryland)

Stay tuned as each week, Chris Sailer Kicking will update you on Chris Sailer Kicking in College Football!

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Chris Sailer Award – 2015 Watch List

The Chris Sailer Award Committee is proud to announce your 2015 Chris Sailer Award Watch List:
Connor Culp, AZ, 2016
JD Dellinger, NC, 2016
Butch Hampton, OK, 2016
Sage Ledbetter, AL, 2016
Braden Mann, TX, 2016
Tucker McCann, IL, 2016
Braxton Pickard, OK, 2016
Bailey Raborn, LA, 2016
Austin Reed, AL, 2016
Collin Riccitelli, CA, 2016
Brandon Ruiz, NV, 2017
Kekoa Sasaoka, HI, 2016
Jared Smolar, IN, 2016
Skyler Southam, UT, 2016
Mitchell Wasson, GA, 2016
What is the Award?
The Award will be presented on an annual basis to the best national high school Placekicker for that given season.Who Is Eligible?
Every athlete that plays high school football at the varsity level, regardless of state division, or age. You DO NOT have to attend a Chris Sailer Kicking camp to win this award.How Do You Win?
Put up the best statistics for that give season. This includes: Field Goals made, Field Goal percentage, Field Goal long, distances of all Field Goals made, Extra Points made, Extra Point percentage, game winning Field Goals made. The Chris Sailer Award selection committee will vote for the winner.

How Does the Voting Take Place?
The Chris Sailer Award Selection Committee will vote for the winner. The Committee will include: Chris Sailer, past and current NFL kickers, past and current NCAA kickers, past finalists for the Chris Sailer Award, and Sports writers and columnists.

When?
August: A Watch List of 15 Placekickers will be announced each year before the high school football season begins. The players on the Watch List were selected based on statistics from the previous season and upcoming season expectations. The eventual winner does NOT have to be on the Watch List to win the awards.

November: Ten Semi-Finalists are announced. The Semi-Finalists will be determined by committee selection.

December: The Three Finalists are announced. The Finalists will be determined by total votes. 3 points (1st Place Vote), 2 points (2nd Place Vote), 1 Point (3rd Place Vote). In the case of a tie, Chris Sailer will break the tie with his vote.

January: The winner will be announced at the JW Marriott Hotel in Las Vegas, NV. The winner will be determined by total votes. 3 points (1st Place Vote), 2 points (2nd Place Vote), 1 Point (3rd Place Vote). In the case of a tie, Chris Sailer will break the tie with his vote.

Guidelines:
Submit your season total stats each week by emailing them to Chris@ChrisSailerKicking.com Please submit the following:

Total Number of Field Goals Made:
All Distances of Field Goals Made (longest to shortest):
Total Number of Field Goals Attempted:
Total Number of Game Winning Field Goals Made:
All Distances of Game Winning Field Goals Made (longest to shortest):
Total Number of Extra Points Made:
Total Number of Extra Points Attempted:

· Please note: A blocked kick DOES count as a missed kick (it doesn’t matter whose fault it is). A kick that gets botched (never gets off) DOES NOT count as a missed kick.

· All statistics will have to be verified by your high school head coach before you can be announced as a Finalist.

The Chris Sailer Award National Leader Board will be updated weekly with current stats as we get them in. Track how you are doing against your competition.

Also visit and join the High School Football Awards Facebook Group Page to post stats, share stories, and see what your competition is doing. This will be an open social media forum to state your claim as to why you deserve to be the next Chris Sailer National High School Placekicker of the Year.

2015 Sailer Award Watch List

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Dear Coach, Your Kicker Is Like a Pitcher!

The most common question/concern that I have heard so far this season is regarding the number of repetitions a kicker/punter should take per day and how this relates to injury.  After 16 years of coaching and mentoring kickers and punters on all levels across the world, I have learned how important it is to TRAIN SMART!

Dear Coach,

Your kicker/punter is just like your starting pitcher in baseball.  There is a reason why pitchers only get called on to start every 4 to 5 days.  There is a reason why a pitcher is on a pitch count and is monitored very closely each time they do make a start.  Keeping a pitcher strong, effective and most importantly healthy is the key to success.  If a pitcher takes the mound on short rest, odds are they will not be on their “A” game and generally get hammered by their opposition. A prime example is Clayton Kershaw of the Los Angeles Dodgers. He has been the best pitcher in baseball over the past several years (NL MVP in 2014). Yet, he has failed miserably versus the St. Louis Cardinals each of the past two seasons in the playoffs.  Both years the Dodgers have asked him to start on short rest during the most important time of the season.  The results were not pretty.  A pitcher simply cannot perform to the best of their abilities without the proper rest.

Not only can a pitcher not perform to the best of their abilities on short rest, but a pitcher is also very susceptible to injury without the proper rest (shoulder, elbow, etc.)  Ever heard of “Tommy John” surgery? Pitchers only have so many pitches in the tank.  Once that tank runs dry, they become injury prone.  Pitching is a repetitive motion.  The body can only handle so much wear and tear.  Yes, conditioning and proper stretching can prevent injury, but only to a certain extent.  At some point in time, as a pitcher’s career goes along, a shoulder, elbow, bicep injury/surgery is inevitable. It is a managers and training staff’s job to keep their pitchers healthy and prolong their career.  Championships depend on it.
A kicker/punter is just like a starting pitcher in baseball.  The ability to be effective come Game 1 is a direct reflection of the off-season and camp training leading up to that game.  The ability to be effective in the 8th, 9th, 10th games of the season and into the playoffs is a direct reflection of the game week training leading up to those games.  The number of days you kick/punt per week and the number of reps you kick/punt per day must be monitored.  It is important that a kicker/punter is fresh and healthy at the start of Game 1.  It is important that a kicker/punter is fresh and healthy at the end of Game 1 during the most crucial stage of the game.  Is is important that a kicker/punter is fresh and healthy accordingly at the start and end of every game during the season.  It is important that a kicker/punter is fresh and healthy for next year, and the year after, and the year after, etc.

Advice for youth, high school, college & professional coaches:

– Kickers/Punters should kick/punt 3-4 days in the off-season (every other day)

– Kickers/Punters should NEVER kick twice per day (double days)

– All Kicking/Punting should be done during ONE time period during practice (preference is at the beginning of practice).  Do not have your kicker warm up, sit down, warm up, sit down etc. (Think of Clayton Kershaw coming back in the game in relief in the 9th inning after starting the game and pitching the first 6 innings)

– Kickers/Punters should always be on a kick/punt count each day they kick/punt (each kicker/punter is different, quality over quantity)

– Kickers/Punters should never kick/punt the day before a game

Advice for Kickers/Punters:

– Train Smart (Stretch, Warm Up, Muscle Memory Drills, know your Kick/Punt Count,  Film Study)

– Quality over Quantity

THE BIGGEST MISTAKE THAT COACHES MAKE!!!

“The rest of the team is out here practicing for 3 hours, so you should to.  Don’t be lazy.  Go kick/punt on your own.”

*Solution: After going through the team special teams period, Kickers/Punters should spend that extra time working on muscle memory drills (form drills) & watching film of themselves. Kickers/Punters should be filmed for instructional purposes every practice. Allow your kickers and punters to go watch film during practice to perfect their skill.

Kickers/Punters are crucial to the success of a football team.  Special Teams is 1/3 of a football game.  If coaches and Kickers/Punters work together the odds of winning a championship are that much better!  Coaches, follow this advice and you will have a healthy and effective Kicker/Punter for years to come.

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Connor Culp Commits to LSU!

Chris Sailer Kicking “TOP 12” Kicker Connor Culp (2016, AZ) has committed on full scholarship to LSU!  Hard work, exposure and dominating performances have paid off once again.  Connor is well deserving of this offer and will be a great player in the SEC.

We met Connor at the Vegas XXV Prep Camp in January of 2015. He quickly made a name for himself.  A week later in Las Vegas, he was named to the most elite group of kickers, The “TOP 12”.  He is now the #4 ranked kicker in the United States. Here is a look at his accomplishments so far this year.

Connor Culp – 2015 Accomplishments:
Member of the “TOP 12”
2015 Vegas XXV Class of 2016 Kickoff Champion
2015 Vegas XXVI Prep Camp Overall Champion
2015 Vegas XXVI Prep Camp Field Goal Champion
2015 Vegas XXVI Prep Camp Kickoff Champion
2015 Vegas XXVI Class of 2016 Field Goal Champion
2015 Vegas XXVI Field Goal Finalist (Final 2)
2015 “TOP 12” & “Event Elite” Kickoff Champion

His recent dominating run ended with an incredible performance at the LSU Special Teams Camp.  He is now an LSU Tiger.  A huge congratulations from the entire Chris Sailer Kicking Family. Big things ahead!

Connor Culp, #4 Ranked Chris Sailer Kicking Kicker in the Nation. LSU Commit.

Connor Culp, #4 Ranked Chris Sailer Kicking Kicker in the Nation. LSU Commit.

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GA & CA Recap! Pineiro and Marquez are Champions….

The Chris Sailer Kicking Summer Tour is now complete. The final 2 stops were made in Atlanta, GA and Los Angeles, CA.  Over 300 athletes attended these two events.  The talent level was off the charts.  Take a look at the results.

ATLANTA, GA

Overall Camp Champion:
Eddy Pineiro (JC) – The Alabama commit was dominating once again in Atlanta. He has one of the strongest legs that I have ever seen.  He also competes extremely well under pressure and backs down to no situation.  On this day he connected on multiple 60+ yard field goals.  He also averaged approximately 80 yards per kickoff with 4.2 plus hang time.  His best ball was 85 yards with 4.44 second hang time.  A talent like this doesn’t come along often.

Field Goal Champion:
Santiago Arango (JC) – Santiago is an outstanding kicker.  He hits a very consistent ball off the ground and gets great height on his ball.  He hit a huge 54 yard field goal to win this competition. His kickoffs are also solid.  Santiago has the tools to be a top national junior college prospect this coming season.

Field Goal Champion:
Will Horton (2017) – Will had an amazing day performance from start to finish.  The young combo prospect showed well in all three areas of the kicking game.  He won the field goal competition by hitting consecutive field goals of 35, 42, 47, 52, 54 and 55 yards.  His kickoffs are 65 plus yards, with 4.00 plus hang time.  He also shows great punting talent.  Look for this name the next few years, he could be a great prospect.

Punt Champion:
Aidan Daily (JC) – Aidan competed at the TX, NC, GA and CA camps.  The Vegas XXVI punt champion and Event Elite Member had his best performance in Atlanta.  At one point he was able to hit 14 straight punts with over 4.4 second hang time.  He also hit many 50 plus yard punts with 5.0 second hang time.  Aidan is ready to have a breakout season at the junior college level this year.

Top Class of 2016 Prospect:
Jake Verity  – Jake is one of the top combo (K/P) prospects in the nation.  His field goals, kickoffs and punts are all equally impressive.  He has 55 plus yard range off the ground on field goals. Kickoffs are 70 plus yards with 4.1 plus second hang time.  Punts are 45 plus yards with 4.6 plus second hang time. He is consistent and can also hit the huge ball.  OFFER NOW!!!

Other Class of 2016 Standouts:  Luke Logan, Brad Wall, Caleb Grant, Christian Underwood, Daryian Basco, David Saldana, Pierce Royster, Hayden Terral, Jonathan Messina, Noah Gilbert, Phillip Shure, Samuel Sloman, Tyler Grimes, Nicholas Jones, Devin Orr, Dylan Hoglen.

Top Class of 2017 Prospect:
Tucker Day – Tucker has as much overall talent as anyone in the country.  Punting is his current major strength.  Once again he showed that he was able to hit punts 50 plus yards with 5.0 plus second hang time.  His field goals and kickoffs are also strong.  Tucker is a great athlete that will be a scholarship pick!

Other Class of 2017 Standouts: Jackson McLarty, Jake Lane, Josh Edwards, Nick Rice, Brooks Buce.

Top Class of 2018 Prospect:
Jake Camarda – Jake continues to elevate his game each time that we see him.  The current #1 kicker and #1 punter in the nation in his class proved it once again.  Quote from a staff member, “Jake is in the class of 2018?  This whole day I figured he was a senior.  That’s amazing.  He is in a league of his own”.  Enough said.

Other Class of 2018 Standouts: Bryce Horton, Bryce Jones, Chad Miller, Drew Byus, Eric Hildebrand, Evan McPherson, Jarrett Mills, Micah Gilbert, Sean Henderson.

Class of 2019/2020 Future Stars: Parker Hannon, Bernardo Burgos, Hayden Hairston, Ian Kurowsky, Riley Gravett, Ethan Boyles

*Note: Top prospect in each class listed refers to the best remaining prospect that was NOT a camp champion.

LOS ANGELES, CA

Overall Camp Champion:
Diego Marquez (JC) – The longtime Chris Sailer Kicking student continued his dominating run.  He won the kickoff competition by hitting 82 yard, 4.18 yard ball.  He won the head to head field goal finals round by connecting of field goals of 50, 52, 52, 52, 55 and 58 yards. Diego is ready for D1 football.  OFFER NOW!!!

Field Goal Champion:
Nathan Hierlihy (JC) – Nathan is a big time kicking prospect.  He won the field goal competition by hitting 8 straight field goals including 3 straight from 50 plus yards.  The final competition winning kick came from 58 yards out.  His kickoffs are also very strong.  Nathan is going to be a special college player.

Punt Champion:
Kyle Thompson (2016) – Kyle is an outstanding punting prospect.  The 6’4” athlete is punting with more confidence than ever before.  He bested many of the nations top punters in Los Angeles by consistently hitting big ball after big ball.  Kyle averages 40 plus yards with 4.8 second hang time and shows that he can easily hit 55 yard punts with 5.1 plus second hang time punts.  Kyle is ready for D1.  OFFER NOW!!!

Top Class of 2016 Prospect:
Brandon Gracia (JC) – Brandon is one of, if not the top junior college kicking prospect in America.  His field goals are outstanding off the ground.  His kickoffs are ready for D1 right now.  He also kicks with great confidence and does well under pressure.  He is ready. OFFER NOW!!!

Other Class of 2016 Standouts:  Andrew Neilson, Alex Wielenga, Cannon Plooster, Jake Lanski, Kevin Boermeester, Michael Brown, Crawford Pierson, Casey Sublette, Chris Stalter, Cooper Garcia, Daniel Ellis, Dayton Diorio, Jaime Medina, Jared Porter, Jesse Kelly, Kevin Neitzke, Matthew Amrhein, Nathan DeJaeger, Tanner Kuljian, Trenton Fudge, Zach Emerson, Aidan Daily, Corey Bojorquez, Nick Giordano, Alex Vazquez, Ford Edwards, Dylan Baluyut, Hayden McGinnis, Cody Wuthrich

Top Class of 2017 Prospect:
Peyton Henry – The long time Chris Sailer Kicking Student continues to improve each time that we see him.  Now ranked inside the Top 15 in the nation in his class, he is showing that he can hang with the very best.  He has the tools to be a top combo player. The lefty is strong, athletic and handles pressure very well.  He has a bright future.

Other Class of 2017 Standouts: Bailey Schroeder, Carter Andrade, Asa Fuller, Brian Papazian, Chase McGrath, Clyde Hovsepian, Diego Cacho-Souza, Dylan Carlson, Gabriel Dunkle, Jack Cooper, Clay Eggeman, Colin Sillery, Eli Kasiano, Jake Zimmerman, Kevin Ramsey, Liam King, Ryan Gomer, Ryan Stonehouse, Seth Frank

Top Class of 2018 Prospect:
Jonah Lipel – This young kicker continues to improve each time we see him.  He is one of the hardest workers out there and the hard work is starting to pay off.  Jonah kicks with great technique and consistency.  His strength and range is starting to really increase.  He is one to keep a close eye on these next couple of years.

Other Class of 2018 Standouts:  JP Rybus, Jordan McMillan, Corey Bell, Peter Larson

Class of 2019/2020 Future Stars: Cade Fuller, Axel Mireles

*Note: Top prospect in each class listed refers to the best remaining prospect that was NOT a camp champion.

The 2015 Chris Sailer Kicking Fall Schedule has been announced.  Register early before camp sell out.

For more statistics, evaluations, rankings and future camp dates visit ChrisSailerKicking.com or contact  Chris Sailer 818-209-8921 (text) or Chris@ChrisSailerKicking.com (email).

 

2015-Fall-Camps

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NC Summer Camp Recap – Austin Kent Dominates!

The Chris Sailer Kicking Summer Tour continued with a stop in Charlotte, NC on July 25th.  Once again well over 100 specialists traveled in from 20 plus states.  Many newcomers were in attendance, but after all was said and done, the Chris Sailer Kicking veterans ended up dominating.  Take a look at the results.

Overall Camp Champion:
Austin Kent (2016) – Austin is really starting to hit his stride.  He dominated FBU Top Gun last weekend and once again came out on fire in Charlotte. On this day he won the punt champion and head to head overall finals.  Austin easily averages 40 plus yards and 4.6 plus second hang time.  He regularly hits balls 55 plus yards with over 5.0 second hang time.  He is also a tremendous kickoff specialist.  A P/KO combo player that has set himself up to earn a scholarship in the near future.  OFFER NOW!!!

Field Goal Champion:
Seth Kujawski (2016) – Seth is an outstanding all around prospect. He excels in all areas of the game.  Field goals are strong off the ground.  He consistently hits from 50 plus yards.  His kickoffs are college ready.  And his strength is his punting.  As a punter he averages over 45 yards with 4.4 plus second hang time.  He has all the tools to compete at the D1 level.  OFFER NOW!!!

Field Goal Champion:
Connor Demaine (2017) – Connor is a very good kicker that shows great future potential. He has a great leg and shows flashes of what is his capable.  He connected on field goals of up to 55 yards.  He can also crush kickoffs at times.  He also steps up when it counts the most. With hard work on his technique and consistency, he could be special.

Kickoff Champion:
Brennan Lambert (2016) – Brennan had an exceptional day from start to finish.  He consistently nailed field goals from 55 yards off the ground.  His kickoffs were impressive.  His winning kick traveled 75 yards with 4.03 second hang time.  Brennan is a great talent that will impress college coaches this season.

Top Class of 2016 Prospect:
Marshall Long – Marshall was recently selected to participate in the 2016 U.S. Army All-American Game by Chris Sailer Kicking. He continued his dominating run with another impressive performance in Charlotte.  It is not uncommon to hear the word “wow”  from the crowd when Marshall connects.  He has the size, strength and athleticism to dominate the D1 level.  He is ready.  OFFER NOW!!!

Other Class of 2016 Standouts:  Alex Woznick, Aidan Daily, Daniel Catalfamo, Hayden Watkins, Jack Kiker, Keith Duncan, Thomas Cook, Will Gustavson.

Top Class of 2017 Prospect:
Christian VanSickle – Christian is a talented specialist.  His biggest strength is his ability to perform at a high level at all three skills.  His field goals are strong off the ground.  His kickoffs are nearing the top of his class.  And he punts with great consistency.  Look for Christian to be a mainstay at the top of recruit boards for his class.

Other Class of 2017 Standouts: Ethan Ellis, Billy Mitchell, Branden Glick, Aidan Marshall, Bernard Gomez, Clayton Howell, Davis Brooks, Jacob Grimm, Riley Downey, Will Michaels, Zach Stearns, Zach Murphy.

Top Class of 2018 Prospect:
Chris Dunn – Chris is a big time talent from his age.  Other staff members were shocked to find out that he was only going to be a sophomore.  He smashed field goals all day and once again won the kickoff competition for his age.  He is an athlete and a competitor. The future looks bright.

Other Class of 2018 Standouts: Nate Craft, Cliff Gandis, Johnny Lindquist

Top Class of 2019 Prospect:
Evan Davis – Remember this name.  He is going to be a great one.  Evan did an amazing job for his age.

*Note: Top prospect in each class listed refers to the best remaining prospect that was NOT a camp champion.

The Chris Sailer Kicking summer tour is nearing its end.  The summer will conclude with massive camps in Atlanta, GA (July 26) and Los Angeles, CA (July 29).

For more statistics, evaluations, rankings and future camp dates visit ChrisSailerKicking.com or contact  Chris Sailer 818-209-8921 (text) or Chris@ChrisSailerKicking.com (email).

Marshall Long was recently selected as a U.S. Army All American Punter by Chris Sailer Kicking

Marshall Long was recently selected as a U.S. Army All American Punter by Chris Sailer Kicking

 

 

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TX Summer Camp Recap – Ewton Comes Out On Top!

The Chris Sailer Kicking Summer Tour rolled on with a stop in Dallas, TX on July 23.  Always a hot bed for talent, specialists once again did not disappoint at this very popular camp.  Well over 100 athletes representing over a dozen states and 2 countries were in attendance.  Instruction, recruiting seminars, competition and evaluation were once again the name of the game.  Take a look at the results.

Overall Camp Champion:
Michael Ewton (2017, TX) – Michael stepped up big time.  He is one of the best pure field goal kickers in the Class of 2017.  He rarely misses and showed range well beyond 50 yards.  Michael hits a true ball off the ground.  His kickoffs are also solid and show promise.  A great competitor that will stay near the top of this class the next few years.

Field Goal Champion:
Joe Brookhart (2016, CO) – Joe is a gifted kicker / punter.  He is a great looking athlete with a strong leg.  He has nice natural talent.  Joe hit a 60-yard field goal to win this competition.  His kickoffs are also college ready.  Plus he shows talent and potential as a punter.  He has the tools to be a great college player.

Kickoff Champion:
Bailey Raborn (2016, LA) – Bailey is one of the very best, if not the best combo player in the nation.  The UCLA commit is a special talent.  On this day he hit a 87 yard kickoff with 4.00 hang time.  He also hit another kickoff off the upright from the 35 yard line.  His field goals are strong.  And his best skill just might be his punting.  The versatile athlete will be a great player for the Bruins.

Punt Champion:
John Delagarza (2016, TX) – John is a great talent.  He is big, tall, strong and athletic.  He has the ideal frame for a D1-Punter.  He easily hits 45 yard punts with over 4.5 second hang time.  He shows that he can hit 60 yard punts with 4.9 second hang time.  His potential us fantastic.  As he becomes more consistent, the sky is the limit.  Could be a huge sleeper in this class.

Top Class of 2016 Prospect:
Blake Patterson (TX) – This lefty has big time potential.  He has 55 plus yard range on field goals.  He shows that he can hit kickoffs 75 yards with 4.15 hang time.  And he has the ability to develop into a punter as well.  Blake is a D1 prospect without a doubt.

Other Class of 2016 Standouts: Aidan Daily, Cole Moos, Gabriel Rui, Alex Webb, Colby Lorenz, Landen Saling, Ryan Travis, Reece Morrison, Phillip Keys, Hayden Ashley, Caleb Chadwell, Zach Bryant.

Top Class of 2017 Prospect:
Hayden Moehring (AR) – Hayden is quickly vaulting himself into the national spotlight.  The long time Chris Sailer Kicking student had a huge day.  The now 5-Star rated kicker hits a big ball off the ground.  Field goals are outstanding.  Kickoffs are in the top 5 in the country in this class.  He hit several balls over 75 yards with 4.0 second hang time.  Hayden is a future star at the college level.

Other Class of 2017 Standouts: Kevin Madigan, Josh Grant, Austin Neuhauser, Eric Carrasco, Gabe Pontiff, Geoffrey Pace, Liam Denholm, Luis Diaz, Luis Reyes, Robert Blue.

Top Class of 2018 Prospect:
Cole Talley (TX) – Cole can potentially be the #1 ranked kicker in this class for years to come.  A great athlete with an incredible leg.  He nearly beat out all the seniors on kickoffs.  His best ball was 73 yards with 4.15 second hang time. Also has outstanding range on field goals. With hard work, he could be special.

Other Class of 2018 Standouts: Connor Sweeney, Jacob Meeks

Top Class of 2019 Prospect:
Will Reichard (AL) – The long time Chris Sailer Kicking student is starting to come into his own.  He has always had great form and kicked with excellent consistency, but now the power is there as well.  He hit field goals from 50, 52 and 54 yards.  His kickoffs were also outstanding for his age.  He is a great competitor who does very well under pressure.  Look for Will to be a top kicker in this class for years to come.

Other Class of 2019 Standouts: Brian Barber, Alex Felkins, Josh Plaster, Luke Ayoub, Tyler Shearer

Chris Sailer Kicking will next make a stops in Charlotte, NC (July 25), Atlanta, GA (July 26) and Los Angeles, CA (July 29).
For more statistics, evaluations, rankings and future camp dates visit ChrisSailerKicking.com or contact Chris Sailer 818-209-8921 (text) or Chris@ChrisSailerKicking.com (Email).

Bailey Raborn, UCLA commit, #1 Combo Prospect in the nation.

Bailey Raborn, UCLA commit, #1 Combo Prospect in the nation.

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2016 U.S. Army All-Americans Selected! 2016 FBU Youth All Americans Selected!

The FBU Top Gun camp took place July 17-18, 2015 in Dublin, OH.  Over 1,000 of the world’s best athletes competed in Top Gun this year.  Chris Sailer Kicking and Rubio Long Snapping ran 11 regional FBU camps in Atlanta, Los Angeles, Charlotte, Chicago, San Francisco, Houston, Orlando, Dallas, Columbus, New Jersey and Miami searching for the nation’s best specialists.  Those athletes were invited to Top Gun to compete for the most prestigious All-American Games in the world for youth and high school athletes.  Over 150 specialists assembled in Ohio taking advantage of this massive opportunity.  Take a look at the results….

2021 FBU Youth All-American
Carter Davis (FL) – Carter is a special young talent.  Heading into only the 7th grade, he stepped up as if he were already in high school.  He hit field goals of 35, 40 and 45 yards to beat out Connor Lytton for this honor.  He excels mentally as much as physically.  Carter was a staff favorite from the start.  The future is bright for Carter.  The world will see him on center stage in San Antonio in January.

Other 2021 Standouts: Connor Lytton, Dom Pittman

2020 FBU Youth All-Americans
Hayden Olsen (GA) – Hayden is one of the most consistent field goal kickers that we have ever seen at this age.  Most importantly, he performs under pressure.  Now a back to back youth All-American, Hayden hopes to follow in the footsteps in the likes of Rodrigo Blankenship & Skyler Southam who both went on to become U.S. Army All-Americans.

Brock Travelstead (GA) – Brock is a FBU veteran. He came up just short last year, but wasn’t going to be denied this year.  He is a great young athlete with a very strong leg for his age.  Brock enjoys pressure and seems to do his best when the most is on the line.  He should excel in San Antonio.

Other 2020 Standouts: Tommy Christakos, Ian Stadtler, Paker Hannon, Kellen Grave De Peralta, Damian Chowaniec

Class of 2019 MVP
Griffin Crosa (OH) – Griffin was selected as the Class of 2019 MVP because of his ability to do all three skills at a high level.  He shows great future college ability as a kicker and punter.  Griffin is a talented player that should compete with the best in his class for years to come.

Other 2019 Standouts: Brayden Johnson, Jason Stricker, Brandon Dickerson, Hayden Hairston, Cole Johnson, Mason Molique, Billy McConnell

Class of 2018 MVP
Chris Dunn (NC) – Chris is a big time young talent.  He dominated all competitions throughout the weekend.  He already hits 55 yard field goals and puts the ball deep into the end zone on kickoffs.  Chris is a great athlete and competitor.  The future is bright.

Other 2018 Standouts: Nate Craft, Esteban Flores, Matthew Jaeger, Chanse Lanham, Justin Smith

Class of 2017 MVP
Adam Stack (HI) – Adam is proving early on that he is without a doubt a D1 scholarship pick.  The Chris Sailer Kicking top rated kicker and punter won both the field goal and kickoff competitions.  Adam is an early favorite to earn a spot as a 2017 U.S. Army All-American.  He is the real deal.

Other 2017 Standouts: Alex Usry, Cooper Graham, Liam Bunnell, Austin Burnham, Matt Hellen, Tristan Meyer, Billy Mitchell, Tyler Padilla, Brian Papazian, Marco Salani, Zach Stearns, Jacob Tanguay, Jake Brickell

2016 U.S. Army All-Americans
Punters
Drue Chrisman (OH) – Drue is a very impressive punter all the way around.  He has the size, strength and athleticism to dominate the next level.  He punts for excellent hang time and distance.  He consistently his 45 plus yard punts with 4.8 plus second hang time. He was the top punter over the course of the two days and the very first to be named U.S. Army All-American.  The Ohio State commit is going to be a great addition to the history of this prestigious game.

Marshall Long (NC) – Marshall stepped up big time and in the process earned his spot as an All-American.  He is big, tall, strong and athletic.  Marshall consistency punted the ball 45 plus yards with 4.6 second hang time.  When it came time to compete, he took down several punters that are already committed to major D1 programs.  He is a D1 scholarship pick and this selection will vault him into the national spot light.

Kickers
JJ Molson (Canada) – JJ was a favorite to earn a selection coming into Top Gun and he didn’t disappoint.  He hit consecutive field goals of 35, 40, 45, 50, 55, 60, 63 and 65 yards to earn the first U.S. Army All American kicking position.  The UCLA commit is a special one.  The long time Chris Sailer Kicking student is well deserving.

Skyler Southam (Utah) – Skyler Southam is the #1 kicker in the nation.  He defended that title with another outstanding performance.  His field goals and kickoffs are both superb.  Skyler dominates when it counts the most.  The BYU commit is a big time player that will make a difference in this game.

Other 2016 Standouts: Connor Culp, Jared Smolar, Bailey Raborn, Kekoa Sasaoka, Braxton Pickard, JD Dellinger, David Cote, Seth Kujawski, Jared Porter, Jose Borregales, Butch Hampton, Austin Kent, Blake Patterson, Collin Riccitelli, Eric Silvester, Cole Bunce, Alex Woznick, Ben Rice, Noah Ball, Dane Borges, Edwin Noyes, Andrew Anckle

For more information and player evaluations, visit www.ChrisSailerKicking.com

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Recruiting Update – Jared Smolar is the TOP Combo Player Available!

The 2015 Chris Sailer Kicking Summer Tour is going strong.  Instruction, Competition, Scholarships, All-American selections have all been a part of it.  We have seen well over 1,000 athletes already this summer.  So much has happened and so much is yet to still happen.  One player making waves, is long time Chris Sailer Kicking combo player Jared Smolar, a 2016 prospect from Indiana.

Jared has trained with Chris Sailer Kicking since his freshman year of high school.  He has developed into a big time D1 scholarship athlete.  He is proving his worth by dominating all three kicking skills (field goals, kickoffs, and punts).  He shows 60 yard field goal range off the ground.  His kickoffs are perhaps the best in the nation, averaging 70-75  plus yards and 4.1+ hang time.  Punting is also a major strength.  Most importantly Jared is a tremendous athlete that competes with great confidence.  He recently was inches away from earning the 2016 U.S. Army All-American selection.

Jared will excel at the D1 college level.  He is far and away the #1 available combo prospect in the nation.  OFFER NOW!!! Stay tuned to find out where Jared Smolar will commit!

Jared Smolar, #1 available combo prospect in the country!

Jared Smolar, #1 available combo prospect in the country!

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