Chris Sailer Kicking Punter Nicholas O’Toole commits to West Virginia

The exposure that Chris Sailer Kicking gives to its players has never been more evident in the recent success story of Fullerton JC Punter Nicholas O’Toole.  A virtual unknown on the recruiting scene after his first year at Fullerton Junior College, O’Toole planned on returning to the school for his sophomore season. Those plans changed after the Chris Sailer Kicking National Event last month in Las Vegas.

After an impressive showing at the Event, O’Toole was named to the “Top 12” coming out of the camp and opened many eyes at the D1 level. The 6’4” 215 pound O’Toole possesses the ideal size and strength to thrive at the next level and into the NFL.

Chris Sailer Kicking introduced O’Toole to the staff at West Virginia University and to say they were impressed is an understatement, in fact they were so impressed they offered O’Toole a full scholarship. O’Toole will sign his letter of intent to play for the Mountaineers on National Signing Day February 6th 2013.

This is true example of the power of exposure and relationships in the world of Kicking and Punting and Chris Sailer Kicking has both. O’Toole no doubt has the skills and talent to warrant a D1 Scholarship, but he needed the added exposure and CSK gave it to him. Chris Sailer Kicking couldn’t be more excited and proud of the future that awaits Nicholas O’Toole at West Virginia.

Look for O’Toole to star for the Mountaineers in the coming years.

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Chris Sailer Kicking has its First Super Bowl Champion

Chris Sailer Kicking Alum and Baltimore Raven Kicker Justin Tucker is a Super Bowl Champion! Tucker and the Ravens beat the San Francisco 49ers in a thrilling and event filled Super Bowl last night in New Orleans. Tucker again was instrumental in the Ravens win connecting on 2 of 2 field goals and adding 4 extra points.

Both of Tucker’s field goals came after the bizarre power outage that delayed the game for over 30 minutes. This is an impressive feat as anything that throws a wrench in the flow of a game can be detrimental to a kicker’s rhythm. Tucker overcame this flawlessly as he drilled both his field goals in the second half. Not to mention the fake field goal attempt in which Tucker came up just short, but took a HUGE hit and got right up!

A product of Westlake High School in Austin, TX. Tucker stayed close to home and attended the University of Texas where starred for the Longhorns.

Tucker has become one of, if not the top kicker in the NFL. The Ravens leaned on him throughout the 2012 playoffs and finally in the Super Bowl!

Congratulations from your extended “kicking” family at Chris Sailer Kicking, we couldn’t be more proud of your success this year!

Tucker Takes Big Hit on Fake Punt in Super Bowl!

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Chris Sailer Kicking’s Jonathan King Commits to Tennessee Tech

The no. 4 punt prospect in the nation, Jonathan King, has committed to Tennessee Tech after careful consideration of multiple programs.  The 6’1”, 160 pound King has chosen to stay close to home as he fulfilled his wishes of nestling in to a school that feels like the perfect academic fit. As a 2012 National Event Punt finalist, and the 2012 Vegas Initial Round Punt Champion (Class of 2013,) King has been a student of CSK since 2011. King’s technique and consistency rank among the best in his class, and we wish him well as we send him off to college ball.

Jonathan King

 

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The Value of 1 on 1 Coaching

While practicing with the team is a great way to improve a player’s overall football abilities and helps create a solid base of teamwork, there are certain skills that are hard to master when working in a team situation. Some of the most notable examples of this are kicking and punting. In a normal practice situation, the Kicker does not get the opportunity to utilize these skills as often as is necessary to develop them to their fullest. Additionally, many great football coaches do not have the knowledge necessary to bring out the best in a Kicker or Punter. Because of this, finding 1 on 1 coaching for kicking and punting is essential—to help a player reach his potential.

A professional kicking instructor and kicking camps prove to be the best way to teach this important skill. The best in the business is Chris Sailer Kicking. In addition to providing the coaching necessary to develop the player and bring out the best, Chris Sailer Kicking is THE SOURCE for college recruiting and exposure as well—offering a wellounded package of benefits to up and coming Kickers and Punters of all skill levels.

Stay tuned for updates from our National Events this week in Las Vegas:

 

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Chris Sailer Kicking and Rubio Long Snapping Alums Square off in Denver this Weekend!

This weekend’s Divisional AFC Playoff game in Denver, CO featuring the Baltimore Ravens vs. the Denver Broncos includes two Chris Sailer Kicking and Rubio Long Snapping alums. The featured alums are both rookies and stars in the making.

Justin Tucker Kicker for the Baltimore Ravens is having a phenomenal season and was just a few votes away from being selected for the Pro Bowl. Tucker has connected on 30 of 33 field goals this year and has been a reliable asset on special teams for the AFC North Champs Ravens.

Denver Broncos Long Snapper Aaron Brewer is another standout Rookie out of San Diego State. Brewer has started all 16 games this season and will look for his first playoff victory this weekend. Brewer beat out veteran Long Snapper Lonie Paxton in training camp and has never looked back.

Look for these two Rookies in the game’s most critical moments to see who comes out on top.

Chris Sailer Kicking and Rubio Long Snapping are proud of the success of these two great football players on and off the field.

Good Luck guys!

Aaron Brewer Denver Broncos Long Snapper

Baltimore Raven's kicker Justin Tucker

Baltimore Raven’s Kicker Justin Tucker

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Semper Fi All American Bowl Kickers and Punters chosen by Chris Sailer Kicking

Look for the 4 Kickers and Punters chosen by Chris Sailer Kicking in tonight’s Semper Fi All American Bowl. The game is nationally televised on the NFL Network and kickoff is tonight at 6pm PST at the Home Depot Center in Carson, CA.

The 4 nationally ranked kickers and punters include:

Punters – Jimmy Hutchinson (Auburn Commit) Andrew Antognoli (Harvard Commit)

Kickers – Michael Geiger (Michigan State Commit)  and Matt Anderson (CAL Commit)

Click Here for more information on tonight’s game. Congratulations to these 4 fine young men!

Andrew Antognoli (Harvard Commit)

Jimmy Hutchinson (Auburn Commit)

Matt Anderson (CAL Commit)

Michael Geiger (Michigan State Commit)

 

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Redskins Kicker Kai Forbath Sets NFL Record!

Chris Sailer Kicking Alum Kai Forbath continues his fantastic 2012 campaign by setting an NFL record for consecutive field goals to begin a career with 17 straight. The record was previously held by Garret Hartley of the New Orleans Saints. Forbath, kicked field goals of 45 and 42 in last Sundays win against the Philadelphia Eagles.

Forbath joined the Redskins after an ineffective Billy Cundiff was released. Forbath won the job on an off day tryout where he beat out veteran kickers Olindo Mare and Josh Brown.

The Chris Sailer Alum is continuing an already outstanding kicking career in which he has already won the Lou Groza Award for the nations top kicker while at UCLA.

Look for Forbath this Sunday as he and the Redskins battle for the division crown versus their longtime rivals the Dallas Cowboys and another former CSK alum Dan Bailey!

Kai Forbath, Sav Rocca

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CHRIS SAILER KICKING: SPRING CAMPS

WHO CAN ATTEND?

Spring Kicking Camps, Punting Camps and Long Snapping Camps are open to ALL Kickers, Punters and Long Snappers. Spring Kicking Camps, Punting Camps and Long Snapping Camps are open to ALL Kickers, Punters and Long Snappers. You do NOT have to be invited to attended and any Spring Chris Sailer Kicking Camp and/or Punting Camp or Rubio Long Snapping Camp. These Kicking, Punting and Long Snapping Camps are open to Kickers, Punters and Long Snappers from 8th grade (younger with permission from Chris Sailer or Chris Rubio) through college.   – The winners of each camp receive a FREE admission to the May Vegas Event put on by Chris Sailer Kicking and Rubio Long Snapping (travel and accommodations excluded)

WHAT ARE THEY?

These camps are one day camps that offer instruction, film and classroom session, Kicking, Punting and Long Snapping Discussion, NCSA recruiting meeting, Nutritional Discussion and Competition. Attending these camps gives you top notch instruction and the chance to be added to the Chris Sailer Kicking and Rubio Long Snapping Player Ranking Section of the website.

WHEN ARE THEY?

  • February 24th, CA – March 3rd, TX
  • March 17th, IL
  • April 13, NC
  • April 14th, GA
  • April 28th, CA

SCHEDULE (subject to change)

Kickers:

  • 8:30 – 11:10 Instruction
  • 11:00 – 1:00 Film/Lunch
  • 1:00 – 1:45 Kicking, Punting and Recruiting Discussion / or NCSA Recruiting Meeting
  • 2:00 – 4:30 Competition and Evaluation

Click HERE to find out more information and/or to register for one of the above camps as a Kicker and/or Punter

Long Snappers:

  • 8:30 – 11:10 Instruction
  • 11:00 – 1:00 Film/Lunch
  • 1:00 – 1:45 Kicking, Punting and Recruiting Discussion / or NCSA Recruiting Meeting
  • 2:00 – 4:30 Filming for YouTube, Competition and Evaluation

Click HERE to register as a long snapper for one of the above camps.

Note: Spots are limited to ensure quality instruction. Sign up early to avoid missing out.

LOCATIONS

  • February 24th, CA
  • March 3rd, TX
  • March 17th, IL
  • April 13, NC
  • April 14th, GA
  • April 28th, CA

WHY ATTEND?

  • To get the best instruction and the most exposure possible in the world as a Kicker, Punter and Long Snapper.
  • To be ranked with Chris Sailer Kicking and Rubio Long Snapping.
  • To receive a Chris Sailer Kicking or Rubio Long Snapping shirt.
  • To be filmed for YouTube (Long Snappers)
  • To have the chance to win FREE admission to the Chris Sailer Kicking and Rubio Long Snapping National Spring Event in May in Las Vegas (travel and accommodations not included)

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10 Things a High School Coach Should Know About Their Kicker/Punter

10 Things a High School Coach Should Know About Their Kicker/Punter

1. A K/P is unique just like any other position player in the off season.  They should train as athletes first.  But they should also train specifically for their position.  They should not be expected to just jump into any group and train like a lineman or defensive back that day.  Take the time to structure an off season schedule for your K/P.

2. A K/P is only as good as his special team unit, especially the long snapper and holder.  Kickers and punters should begin working with next year’s snapper and holder the day the season ends.  An entire offseason is necessary to ensure a successful season.  Don’t wait until the first day of camp.  Also, the snapper and holder need to be players that actually want to play the position and spend the necessary hours working on and perfecting these key skills.  Tip: chose the punter to be the holder.

3. Set a date and time to meet with your K/P as early in the off season as possible.  Talk about season goals, specialist camp goals (Chris Sailer Kicking & Rubio Long Snapping), offseason schedule, in season schedule, snappers and holders, etc.  Meet early and get on the same page and the team will dominate that third of the game we call “special teams”.

4. Your word goes a long way with college coaches.  Please put in the time and effort to help your K/P find a college home.  There are more colleges that need K/P’s then are there are good K/P’s out there to fill those needs.  Believe me when I say, “Kickers, Punters, and Long Snappers” get scholarships for their specialty position.  Help your K/P get a scholarship and take a portion of the credit.  This is a great way to build your program.

5. K/P’s are like starting pitchers in baseball.  They cannot kick/punt all day, every day.   They have a K/P count, just like a pitcher has a pitch count.  Focus on quality over quantity and have a plan.  There a plenty of things for your K/P to do to improve their skills including muscle memory drills 7 days a week and film study each day.  Provide a basic digital camera if possible.

6. If you want your kicker to be successful on the field during games, preparation starts during practice.  Make time to give your K/P live reps during practice with the team.  You cannot expect perfection in a game if you haven’t practiced it enough.  Take more time to work on special teams during practice with live reps.  If possible, work special teams right after early outs and stretching.  See number 5.

7. Specialists need the full field for a portion of practice.  Create an early outs session where all the kickers, punters, snappers, holders, and returners take the field before the rest of the team.  20-30 minutes time will do wonders.

8. Allow your K/P to determine the size of the kicking tees they use.  Good kickers work extremely hard in the off season and know which size tee they have confidence using.  Monitor the success rate of the kicks, not the tee size.

9. K/P’s are trained to be their own coach when it comes to technique.  Unless you know what you are talking about, leave your K/P alone when it comes to technique.  Again, monitor the success of the kicks, don’t analyze the technique.

10. Have your K/P’s back.  Encourage, don’t discourage.  There will come a time when a K/P will miss a big kick, shank a punt, etc.  It happens to everyone.  Your going to need your K/P to step up next time.  Tell your K/P that you believe in them and get them back on the horse.  If your K/P knows that you believe in them, they are 10 times more likely to have success.

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