Brief History of Chris Sailer & Chris Sailer Kicking

Chris Sailer

  • Starting kicking career in 1993 as a sophomore on the varsity team at Notre Dame High School in Sherman Oaks, CA.
  • All-American Kicker as a high school senior in 1995.  Made 22 field goals, including 7 of 50+yards.
  • Accepted a Full-Scholarship offer to UCLA (chose UCLA over offers from Stanford, CAL, and Colorado State).
  • Started as a punter for UCLA as a true freshman.
  • All American Kicker & Punter in 1997, Lou Groza Award Finalist.
  • Best season at UCLA: 19 Field Goals (Long 56 – UCLA record),  Over 70% Kickoff Touchback Percentage, Over 44 Yard Punt Average.
  • Only Player in UCLA History to be an All-American in two positions in one year.
  • Played in the Senior Bowl, Invited to the NFL Combine in Indianapolis.
  • Signed as a free agent with the San Francisco 49ers in 1999.
  • Signed with the San Jose Sabercats.
  • Played 5+ seasons in the AFL with San Jose Sabercats, Oklahoma Wrangers & Arizona Ratters.
  • Kicked a 59 yard field goal and still ranks near the top of the AFL record books in nearly every kicking category.
  • Retired to focus on Chris Sailer Kicking full time.
  • Family: Have 4 kids – Nick 11, Matthew 10, Mary 7, Will 5.IMG_0473

Chris Sailer Kicking

  • Established in 1999.
  • Created the very first national camp in 2003 – 1st Annual National Kicking Event in Las Vegas, NV.  This camp was the very first to establish an online ranking system for kicker and punters.
  • 80+ D1 college coaches attended Vegas the last year the NCAA allowed college coaches to attend this event.
  • Chris Rubio came on full time in 2003 establishing the Long Snapping Division now known as Rubio Long Snapping.
  • Sponsored by Nike in 2007 – current.
  • Scholarship numbers and players in college football & the NFL has increased each and every single year.
  • Herbalife 24 Chris Sailer Award & Chris Rubio Award presented to the top high school kicker & long snapper in the nation created in 2011 – current.
  • Partners / Sponsors: Nike, NCSA, Herbalife
  • We now see over 3,000 Specialists per year at lessons and camps.
  • Over 800 Specialists played college football in 2012.
  • Current NFL Kickers / Punters: Nick Folk – New York Jets, Kai Forbath – Washington Redskins, Dan Bailey – Dallas Cowboys, Ryan Succop – Kansas City Chiefs, Blair Walsh – Minnesota Vikings, Justin Tucker – Baltimore Ravens, David Buehler – New York Giants, Randy Bullock – Houston Texans, Danny Hrapmann – Pittsburgh Steelers, Matt Szymanski – Kansas City Chiefs, Carson Wiggs – Seattle Seahawks, Bryan Anger – Jacksonville Jaguars, Brad Nortman – Carolina Panthers.
  • Largest kicking, punting, and long snapping camp in the world. Most respected kicking, punting, and long snapping camp in the by college coaches, players and parents.  CLICK HERE



2013 CA Nike Spring Camp Recap

Chris Sailer Kicking 2013 CA Nike Spring Camp Recap

Chris Sailer Kicking kicked off what will be its largest Nike Spring Camp Tour ever with the first stop being Los Angeles, CA.  Coming off a huge Vegas Event in January, athletes from all over the United States were anxious to get back on the field.  An amazing amount of talent was on hand and several specialists stepped up big time.  Take a look at the Champions & Standouts.

Camp Champion
Jordan Dascalo (2013 CA): Jordan was perhaps the most impressive all around specialist on the day.  He was near the top of every field goal, kickoff and punt competition.  He hit a 57 yard field goal off the ground, hit a 73 yard, 3.90 kickoff, and a 50 yard, 5.18 punt.  Jordan is a special athlete who currently holds offers from Alabama A&M and Arkansas Pine Bluff.Field Goal Champion
Levi Weiss (2013 OR): Levi was a newcomer to Chris Sailer Kicking, but fit right in.  Levi just started kicking few months ago and stepped up big on this day.  A natural kicker that has a real shot of taking his game to the college level.

Kickoff Champion
Kenny Smart (2014 CA): Kenny was the most impressive junior all day long.  Both his field goals and kickoffs were impressive.  He won the kickoff competition by hitting a 76 yard, 3.95 kickoff.  Coming off an impressive Vegas showing, Kenny is quickly becoming a well known college prospect.

Punting Champion
Manuel Meza (JC CA): Manuel had another huge day.  The recent 11th Annual National Kicking Event Punt Champion was one of the very best all day long.  He is consistent, has a huge leg, and punts very well under pressure.  Look for Manuel to be perhaps the top punter in Junior College football next year.

Best of the Best
2013 – Ruben Guzman (JC CA): The “TOP 12” Punter won 2 of the 4 major punt competitions.  Recently offered by Wyoming, Ruben proved exactly why once again.  No one has punted more consistently than Ruben over the past year.  Look for Ruben to be a top college punter for years to come.

2014 – Tristan Vizcaino (CA):  Tristan is an incredible all around prospect.  His field goals are clean off the ground, kickoffs are close to college ready, and he also shows excellent punting potential.  A great athlete that will have a big spring and summer.

2015 – Ben Kreitenberg (CA): Ben continues to be the top player in his class. He has a big leg, already kicks with consistency off the ground, and does extremely well under pressure.  Although his competition is creeping up on him, Ben still stands alone at the top.

Other Standouts
2013: Bret Miller, Joe Pierik
2014: Casey Sublette, Jackson Koonce, Jake Ambrose, Lucas Alfonso, Tim Strader, Tyler Duncan, Jonathan Weilbacher
2015: Adam Walter, Brandon Hong, Cameron Coe, Cristian Bianchi, Ethan Erickson, Gage Wilson

Chris Sailer Kicking will next travel to Dallas, TX (March 3), Chicago, IL (March 17), Charlotte, NC (April 13), Atlanta, GA (April 14) all culminating with the 11th Annual National Kicking Spring Event in Las Vegas May 4-5 in Las Vegas, NV.

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CA Spring Campions


The Value of Exposure

The Definition of Exposure is: the condition of being presented to view or to be made known.

This definition couldn’t be more relevant to the ultra-competitive landscape of High School Football and College Recruiting. It is more important now than ever to expose your talents to various Universities looking for top-level talent. Obviously, there are many ways to do this especially with the rise of various technologies like YouTube, Social Media and recruiting websites. However, this is not enough, you need to surround yourself with camps, organizations and people who are connected to these various Universities and whose opinions and recommendations are taken into the highest of consideration.

Chris Sailer Kicking is this Organization. CSK offers the MOST exposure in the country for high school Kickers and Punters. When a College Football Program is looking for a top level Kicker or Punter CSK is its first stop. Chris Sailer Kicking covers all aspects of exposure for its players including; Camps, National Events, Online Media, Player Rankings, Player Profiles, Social Media and probably the most important is the relationships CSK has with major College Football programs.

This has never been more evident than the recent story of Nicolas O’Toole. O’Toole was a virtually unknown Punter at Fullerton JC in Southern California. That all changed in a matter of days after attending the Chris Sailer Kicking National Event last month, where O’Toole performed at a very high level. This performance landed him a Top 12 ranking by Chris Sailer. Major College Football programs wait for this covenant list to come out after every one of CSK’s National Events to see who is ranked where and which players are still available. O’Toole was snatched up immediately by West Virginia University and was offered a fullide scholarship as a Punter.  Click Here to read more about O’Toole.

Exposure: the condition of being presented to view or to be made known.

Chris Sailer Kicking


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:





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




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)


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.


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

SCHEDULE (subject to change)


  • 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.


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


  • 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)



Dean Crozier has Committed to Rutgers!

Every February, on a yearly trip to Australia to evaluate Australian Punters, Chris Sailer Kicking discovered Dean.  He had only been punting for a few months when we took him on and trained him just February of this year.

During his training, realizing he was a special kicker, he was encouraged to attend our 11th Annual National Kicking Spring Event in Las Vegas, which happens in May.  Coming from Aussie football, he really performed at a high level and impressed everyone.  Chris Sailer Kicking then got him publicity by getting him all over the National Radar for schools looking for a punter of his caliber.

Dean may end up being one of the best punters to ever come through Chris Sailer Kicking.  He has the physical size and strength to dominate the D1 level.  Even though he just has recently picked up punting, he has made tremendous strides in a short amount of time. A big time prospect that has NFL written all over him with hard work.  At 6’7″ tall and 242lbs, he is a very big prospect for kicking!

Dean Crozier is the second of CSK’s Australian Punters to commit in this class (we have 3 per year).  Daniel Cadona committed to Lousiana Lafayette early this year also.

Here is a link to Dean’s Chris Sailer Kicking Profile.  Take note that his National Rank is currently 9th!

Watch this video now and see for yourself!


Tips To Make a Kicking / Punting Highlight Video

Tips To Make a Kicking / Punting Highlight Video

Making a highlight video is one of the major responsibilities an athlete has when it comes to recruiting.  Here are some simple tips that will help you start the process.

•    A simple highlight video is what a college coach wants to see from an athlete.  You DO NOT have to pay hundreds of dollars to hire a videographer.  You can make the video yourself.  It is all about the content, not the fluff.
•    Get a digital camera and ask your friend to film for you.
•    Start by standing in front of the camera and say, “My name is _________.  I go to _________ High School in _________ and will graduate in the Class of ____.
•    Make sure to be wearing your Chris Sailer Kicking T- Shirt at all times. This will show that you have been to my camps and have been taught properly.
•    Insert simple graphics (Name, High School, State, Grade Year, Simple Stats, References (Chris Sailer & High School Coach), Reference Phone Numbers (Chris Sailer 818-209-8921), and your cell phone number. Have it as a set screen so they can pause on it to see. Do not have it as a scrolling screen.
•    Put your best footage first.  If you have one or two GREAT game highlights, add those first.  If you do not, add some practice footage here.  I recommend one field goal off the ground, one kickoff, and 1 punt.  This should capture the very best of what you are capable of doing.
•    Next add a simple graphic that says, FIELD GOALS.  Add game field goals first.  Add practice session field goals to complement the game footage.  If you do not have any good game footage, just add practice footage.  If you can kick well off the ground…do it.  If not, use a tee.  Film these kicks from directly behind the kicker.
•    Next add a simple graphic that says, KICKOFFS.  Add game kickoffs first.  Add practice session kickoffs to complement the game footage.  If you do not have any good game footage, just add practice footage. Film these kicks from the bleachers.
•    Next add a simple graphic that says, PUNTING.  Add game punts first.  Add practice session punts to complement the game footage.  If you do not have any good game footage, just add practice footage. Add a few directional punts and Inside the 40 punts.  If you are just a punter, you will want to add more punts than a combo player.  Film these punts from the bleachers.
•    Finally, add simple graphics to close your highlight video.  I would recommend copying and pasting the Chris Sailer evaluation from your CSK Player Profile page.  Also add all of your contact information (Name, Cell Number, Email Address, Home Address).
•    The video should be no longer than 3-4 minutes total.
•    Do not include any more than 1-2 extra points.
•    DO NOT have any background music playing.  It is distracting and coaches do not want to hear it.
•    DO NOT add statistical graphics or voiceover to your highlights.  Coaches want to time kicks themselves.
•    Cut the video well.  Get rid of downtime.  Coaches don’t need to see you setting up the ball or chasing down the ball before and after kicks.
•    Only add highlights.  Don’t force game footage to the video if the footage does not represent what you are capable of doing.
•    Immediately load the video to  I highly recommend creating your own channel and adding new workout videos as often as possible.  This is a great way for a college coach to search you and get immediate access to your videos.  They want to see progress, so do not be afraid to keep old videos up. Simply date them when you add them.  Tag Chris Sailer Kicking when you add a video.
•    Send me the online link.  I will add it to add it to your Player Profile Page.

Good luck.  Do not be intimidated by this process.  It really is not that difficult.  Start making videos your freshman and sophomore season for the experience and to show progress.  College coaches will really start to pay attention your junior season.


The Game Winning Kick

The Game Winning Kick

It is what we live for, what we dream of, and for most of us the reason we choose to be a kicker…THE GAME WINNING KICK.  Of course in our dreams we always make the kick.  Reality says that its possible to make or miss that game winning kick and the result may effect the rest of your kicking career.  Great kickers are best judged by the ability to kick under the most extreme pressure situations.  These kicks account for less than 5% of what kickers actually do, but these are the kicks that are remembered the most.  So, the question is, how can you put yourself in the best possible position to make these kicks.  There is no simple answer, but there are ways to give yourself the best odds.

    •    Play multiple sports from a young age (both individual & team).  The more you put yourself in competitive situations growing up, the more confident and prepared you will be down the road.  It is is fact!  The best athletes are the best kickers.  Of course there are exceptions to every rule, but the percentages are clear.  Athletes are the kickers that college coaches want to recruit and NFL scouts want to sign.  See the blog on What Qualities Make Up The Best Kicker: CLICK HERE
    •    Learn proper kicking techniques from a young age (I suggest 7th/8th grade). See the blog on When To Start Kicking: CLICK HERE Creating good habits and avoiding bad habits is one of the best ways to establish great muscle memory.  The longer you wait, the harder it is to break bad habits. 
    •    Kick with confidence.  This comes from preparation.  Kicking is a year round sport.  Once you start kicking in high school, if you want to be the best, there is no offseason.  This doesn’t mean that you cannot play other sports.  This means that you have to make time for kicking no matter the season.  Kick 3-4 days per week, watch film, lift regularly, focus on flexibility, and do your muscle memory drills seven days a week. 
    •    Muscle Memory!  A great kicker does, he doesn’t think.  Do your muscle memory drills seven days a week.  When the time comes, your muscle memory will take over.  No matter how nervous you may get, your body will only know ONE way to kick.  And you will make that big kick. 
    •    Routine, routine, routine!  Practice the way that you want to play in games.  Treat every kick the same from the first kick in practice to the last kick of your career.  Create a routine, both mental and physical, in your setup.  Go through the same mental process.  Once you get used to doing this, you will be able to block out fans, the size of the stadium, the lineman yelling at you, the hash mark you are on, the distance you are kicking from, and most importantly the magnitude of the kick you are about to attempt. 

There is no guarantee that you will make every game winning kick that you will attempt in your career.  In fact, even the best of the best miss from time to time.  But there is a formula for making more of them than you miss.  Never focus on your last kick and always focus on your next.  Work hard, kick with confidence, and train like a pro.  I’ve seen hundreds of Chris Sailer Kicking students hit game-winners, and I’m looking forward to seeing thousands more join that list.  It is the best feeling in the world!