TODAY is Long Snapper Appreciation Day! Contest is on!

Today we celebrate the first ever Long Snapper Appreciation Day.  It is time that we all give credit to the unsung heroes of the football team, our long snappers.  Be sure to post your contest entries today showing your appreciation for your long snapper or for long snappers in general.  Read the ENTRY RULES HERE.

I was fortunate to have one of the best long snappers of all time…. Chris Rubio.  Our relationship began many years ago.  Here is a look back and a look forward at a relationship that is about much more than just football.  Enjoy this timeline….

August, 1995: Rubio and I met at UCLA during Fall Camp of my true freshman season.  Rubio was beginning his third season at UCLA.

September, 1995: Rubio and I both started in our first college game together against Miami in the Rose Bowl.  Rubio was a redshirt sophomore.  I was a true freshman.

1995/1996: Rubio snapped to his first All-American Kicker Bjorn Merten.

1997: In my first year starting as both a kicker and punter, Rubio’s snapping and calming influence was the key to my All-American season as both a kicker and punter.  As a team (Sailer/Rubio) we were the first ever to be named All-American in two positions in one year.

Take a look HERE

1997-2003: Rubio and I remained great friends off the field without football.

January, 2003: Rubio came to Vegas to assist me with the first ever Vegas National Event.  He helped me coach a dozen long snappers.

February, 2003: Rubio became a part of Chris Sailer Kicking and began coaching long snappers.  A part time job eventually became a full time job and Rubio Long Snapping was born.

2003-2017: Rubio Long Snapping & Chris Sailer Kicking became the #1 Specialist brand in the World! Combined we train, mentor and evaluate thousands of athletes per year.

2017-Future: Expect greatness.

What most people do not know is that the success Rubio and I have enjoyed on the field and in the specialist business is driven by a special friendship off the field.  We have been best friends since we first met in 1995.  From single young men in college….. to now married 40 year olds with a combined 7 children and dominant business together, we have grown up together every step up of the way.  We have a mutual respect, trust and love for one another that is unparalleled.

I would not be where I am today and I would not be the man that I am today without Chris Rubio.  Rubio, thank you for being my Long Snapper.  Rubio thank you for being my business partner.  Rubio, thank you for being my friend.  Happy Long Snapper Appreciation Day!

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National Long Snapper Appreciation Day / Chris Sailer Kicking Contest

Chris Sailer Kicking introduces National Long Snapper Appreciation Day. Long Snappers are often the most under appreciated football players on the field. The saying goes, “You never know the long snappers name, unless they mess up” and “If you are a long snapper, it is your hope that the announcer never mentions your name. That just means you are doing your job well.”

I can tell you from first hand experience that a long snapper directly effects the success of kicker. In 1997, I earned All-American honors as both a kicker and punter while at UCLA. I never saw a bad snap and in fact never saw the laces of the football that year. My long snapper, yep you called it, was Chris Rubio. Our operation was flawless all year and making kicks became easy with that immense confidence that my long snapper would be perfect for me every time. Rubio never did get his All-American plaque that year. He also didn’t get to travel with me to Orlando, FL to be a part of the Home Depot ESPN Awards Show.

So…. after all these years, I have decided that it is time to thank my long snapper with the National Long Snapper Appreciation Day. I am inviting the Chris Sailer Kicking family to join me to celebrate our unsung heroes on November 1st starting in 2017 and continuing on each year from here on out.

Chris Sailer Kicking Contest – Due November 1st by midnight (Winner TBA November 2nd)

Post a picture, video, story, a combination of all of the above, etc. to your social media (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, etc.) showing your appreciation for your long snapper. Be creative and capture the meaning of long snapper appreciation. Tag Chris Sailer in your post. Also text (818-209-8921) or email (Chris@ChrisSailerKicking.com) your entry to Chris Sailer. The winner will receive FREE admission to Vegas XXXI January 13-14, 2018. If you are already registered for Vegas, you will receive FREE admission to any Chris Sailer Kicking camp of your choice in the future (Excluding TOP 12 Camp & Underclassmen Invitational).

The time has come. I believe this might actually quiet Rubio and his comments about kickers/punters down a bit. Or maybe not. Regardless, I cannot wait to see your entries. Good luck!

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Survival Guide for Chris Sailer Kicking / Rubio Long Snapping Parents

Quick Reference for the BIG Questions to the little Questions 

Most Parent/Guardians of LS and K/P have.
 
I’m just a mom. It sounds funny to say that out loud, as any parent knows being a parent is not for the faint of heart, so using the phrase “just a mom” is a HUGE understatement. Equally understated is to use the phrase “just the long snapper/kicker/punter.” So, go ahead and move past the “just” and recognize the vitally important role your son (or possibly daughter, but for the sake of time and space I’ll refer to the student athlete in the male form) plays on his team. Special teams, and specifically the long snapper and kicker/punter have, can, and will make or break a football game. I encourage you to go to www.chrissailerkicking.com and read more in depth blogs on this subject via the link to Rubio’s blog and Sailer’s blog. Another quick and extremely relevant example would be the 2014 college football season during which both regular season and bowl games had outcomes determined by the performance of special teams in the last few seconds. Now, moving forward, I’m just a mom and my kid’s just a long snapper, and the past year and a half has been one of the most exciting journeys…EVER…so buckle up buttercup, here we go!
 
 
Your First Rubio/Sailer Camp-
     1. This is typically the one day camp that is held closest to you. You probably googled long snapping or kicking instruction/technique, or heard of Rubio and/or Sailer by word of mouth, and now you’re all signed up for your first Rubio/Sailer Camp for your son. **Prepare to be blown away.** We were. My son had just finished his freshman season, having been pulled to the varsity team and become the starting long snapper for his high school football team. His high school is known for its football program in our state, and my son became a really big fish in a small pond literally overnight. He loved it. We, his parents, thought he was the best thing that had ever happened to long snapping. Once we got to that first camp, the “pond” suddenly got much, much bigger. That’s not to say my son wasn’t good, what I mean is we saw very quickly that if he wanted to get serious about football and college, there was work to be done.
          -This may or may not be your experience and that’s okay. Every situation is unique, and it’s important to take the suggestions that help.
          -You are going to be given A LOT of information. Relax! (You’ll find this to be a recurring theme throughout this experience.) Give it time and it will sink in. Also, Sailer and Rubio are two of the most open and receptive individuals/professionals when it comes to questions. A quick tip, though- after this first camp, when a question comes up, go to the website first. If you still can’t find an answer you are looking for, ask! 
     
     2. What do I need to take for camp?
Sounds a bit silly, but until you’ve been there, done that, (and now can even get the t-shirt), there are things I definitely would recommend having on hand that I never thought of in the beginning.
          -Wear comfortable clothes and shoes. You will be very involved in this experience and while I love my cute sandals and sundresses as much as the next mom (comfortable clothing applies to dads as well; choose clothes you’d wear when at home working with your son), this isn’t a beauty pageant. Get out your socks and tennis/running/athletic shoes, shorts, and a t-shirt and be ready to work and learn with your son.
          -Bring a chair, you’ll need to be in close proximity to the instruction. Usually that means on the sidelines until Sailer or Rubio call parents to the field. Standing all day or sitting on the grass/turf isn’t ideal.
          -If possible, bring a cooler with water. Water is ALWAYS provided, but if you’re at a camp in the heat of summer, a small cooler (even the soft, foldable ones) that can carry water bottles with ice/cold packs definitely comes in handy. Your athlete should be hydrating daily. The reality is, so should parents. If you or your athlete waits to take in water until thirsty, you’re doing it wrong. HYDRATE, HYDRATE, HYDRATE! If the camp isn’t close enough to drive to and you are flying, Google the nearest Dollar Store, Dollar General, WalMart, Target, etc. It’s worth the extra ten dollars to have cold water on hand. 
          -Sunscreen. You and your athlete will be outside (weather permitting) for the better part of eight hours. Even if the camp you and your athlete are attending is during one of the cooler months, you may need sunscreen. If it’s a summer camp and you enjoy having a nose, it’s a must.
          -You are going to have about an hour for lunch. Be prepared. Google restaurants close by that you can get in and out of quickly. Another option is bring lunch with you- think tailgating. This can be a good idea for several reasons: you don’t have to rush, your athlete has more time to relax and regroup, and you will likely have the opportunity to get to know others at the camp. It’s important to realize this group of young men will see each other again, and they are building friendships on the field, so build friendships with the parents around you. Be smart, though. If it’s 100* outside, go somewhere out of the heat for this break. Otherwise, I’m confident EMS will gladly take you somewhere cooler- just saying.
          -Bring your camera/phone. Rubio and Sailer are used to taking pictures with athletes at their camps at the end. Even if your kid isn’t big on pictures, DO IT. You’ll look back at some point and realize how far your kid has come, and you’ll be glad you did.
     
     3. Why does Rubio/Sailer know other kids’ names/parents/families? Will they remember my son? Are they even watching them?
          -Don’t flip out!! Some of the athletes and their families have been working with Rubio/Sailer for years. Just because they know some of the athletes immediately doesn’t mean they aren’t watching your kid. In fact, you just might hear them called by a nickname that will stick (ex. BaconHead, Oregon, MadDawg). Your son may get a “big daddy” thrown his way. This happens because they ARE noticing your kid, and while in that moment they may not use your athlete’s full name, they use these kinds of nicknames because that’s one of the ways they remember the athletes. You may also notice that your athlete is being photographed and videoed…a lot. Relax, Rubio and Sailer are noticing your son from the moment you walk up to the registration table until the moment you leave that afternoon (likely dragging, tired, a little overwhelmed by all the information you’ve been given, and definitely excited and motivated for the future).
           -Remember the big fish/small pond example? This is when you’ll probably realize that while your kid is talented, so are many other kids. Again, relax. At the end of the day, your son has just learned from the best, trained with the best, and been evaluated by the best. Once rankings/evaluations are posted, your athlete is going to have his strengths highlighted while also given constructive criticism. This part of the process ideally will encourage, motivate, and drive your son to put what he has learned to good use if he hasn’t already. Rubio has an excellent blog that explains how his rankings are done, so, again, go to the website, click on Rubio’s blog and search for how his rankings/evaluations are done. It’s fair, honest, and really quite easy to understand.
          -Be patient. Believe me when I say I understand, patience is not one of my virtues. However, Rubio and Sailer will tell the athletes and parents a date their rankings will come out. If you aren’t already, you and your athlete should follow, friend, like, etc. Sailer and Rubio on all social media sources. They will let everyone know via their blogs and social media that the rankings are up. 
     -Get familiar with social media- like yesterday. You will hear it, read it, and maybe wake up repeating it: Be sure your athlete is being appropriate when using social media. Colleges are watching and noting EVERYTHING your athlete is doing if they are a potential recruit. Think of it like Santa Claus (you better watch out…he knows when you’ve been bad or good so be good for goodness sake)- he’s everywhere! Does your kid want to play ball or lose a spot on a team over a retweet? If you don’t know what a retweet is, figure it out right now. 
 
 
How often should my son attend a Rubio/Sailer camp? Isn’t once enough? What about Vegas?
     1. I am a parent that looks for a really good reason to do something, I evaluate its worth as well as the sacrifice needed to obtain a goal. My son that I’ve referenced here has three siblings, so a great deal of thought has to go into these decisions. The following are my thoughts as a parent on this subject:
          -When preparing to have our son, my husband and I put a great deal of time and effort into being sure he would have the things he needed to thrive. While my husband (as a new dad) was awesome at helping, and he could change a diaper, the first few weeks of diaper changes were pretty comical. Sure, our son had a diaper on, but with practice he had a diaper on that didn’t fall off when we picked him up. Another example would be when our son got his learner’s permit to drive. He was very diligent about safety, and could get us from point A to B. But with practice, he stopped using the brake like an on/off switch. The point is, your athlete will learn great things at one camp, but if his desire is to be the best he can be or to play football at the next level, giving him more opportunities to fine tune his skills is imperative. Yes, attend more than one camp. 
          -While things like form, speed, accuracy, and consistency are themes that remain unchanged at each camp, I can say with certainty that my son has learned something new each time he’s attended a Rubio/Sailer camp. That could mean learning a new drill all the way to walking up to register by himself and displaying the confidence he is building in himself. The best analogy I can think of for this part of the process is much like when one learns to drive a car with a manual transmission. There’s that really fine, smooth moment you let off the clutch and press the gas pedal. In the beginning, most of us had those “herky, jerky” moments and had to restart, or have heard a parent yell “you’re grinding the gears.” If you only attend one camp, it’s probable that you and your athlete will approach most of the day together. If you attend a second camp, and you nudge your son to handle things himself, depending on the kid, it’s going to be somewhat “herky, jerky.” The more opportunities to practice and fine tune skills on and off the field, the smoother the transition will be for your son to become a confident and independent individual in a very positive way.
          
     2. Vegas. If I could go back in time, I would have gotten my son to this event sooner. It’s honestly not something one can explain, it’s the experience itself. You will hear Sailer and Rubio say go more than once. ABSOLUTELY! The first time you and your son attend this event, it’s like the first day of high school as a freshman. Most of the time is spent figuring everything out (unless your son is a seasoned world traveler that never gets jet lag and is intimidated by nothing). If you’ve ever seen the movie “Hoosiers” (your son probably has not, but hopefully you saw it back in the day), there is a scene where the team makes it to the BIG championship game. They all walk in the arena looking like a bunch of deer in headlights. The coach has them measure the court, and so on. This is much like that first trip to Vegas. Your son will realize the distance to the target hasn’t changed, Sailer and Rubio haven’t changed, and get more comfortable with what comes along with traveling, navigating this mega event, etc. 
 
 
Is it (the camps) really worth it?
     1. The easy, quick answer: YES!
 
     2. The training experience offered by Chris Sailer and Chris Rubio truly is worth it, and here is why:
          -If we are talking dollars and cents, as well as probability and statistics, then it’s a no-brainer. Add up what you would spend on the camps your son attends in a given year (everything- travel, food, hotel, camp, etc.). Nope, it’s not cheap. Now add up the cost of a four year education (and even pick a school with a lesser tuition, but add in staying on campus, a meal plan, transportation of some sort, etc.). You likely have just seen in black and white how beneficial this can be.
          -Do some research. Look at the options out there. It will quickly become clear NO OTHER CAMP offers the same degree of exposure, education, and instruction, AND educates/involves the parent/guardian (maximizing your athlete’s potential by giving him the tools to work hard and smart after camp is over). This is the real deal. 
          -What your son will take away from the Sailer/Rubio camp experience is priceless on several levels. First, this is my son’s goal, his dream- not mine, not my husband’s- his. If this is your athlete’s passion, you will see great things; if it’s your dream and not your kid’s you’re doing it wrong- stop. Second, this is an awesome opportunity for your son to learn responsibility, confidence, and independence BEFORE he steps out into this big ole world on his own. If my son chose to never pick up a football again, what he has learned and gained is more than we could teach him on our own as parents, and that alone makes every bit worth it. Finally, the day I stood back with my husband and watched our son walk up to a college’s special teams coordinator, shake his hand, look him in the eye and have a conversation with him on his own, I knew we were on the right track.
 
I cannot stress enough how essential the website (www.chrissailerkicking.com) is. Hopefully you’ve gained some insight and can relax and enjoy this awesome time with your athlete. It’s been one of the best decisions we have ever made.Written by Ashley Culbertson (Long Snapping Parent, MS)

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Chris Sailer Kicking – 2015 TX Spring Camp Recap

The 2015 Chris Sailer Kicking Spring National Camp Tour is now in full swing.  The second stop was this past weekend in Dallas, TX…always a hotbed for exceptional specialists.  Over 100 specialists were on hand to get top notch instruction and gain the ultimate national exposure.  Who might be the next Justin Tucker, Dan Bailey or Randy Bullock?  There are many potential candidates! Take a look at the results.

Overall Camp Champion:  Damon Foncham (2015, TX)
The longtime Chris Sailer Kicking punter had a tremendous day.  He punts for a great combination of distance and hang time.  His consistency and ability to punt under pressure might be his greatest strengths.  Damon has proven that he can punt at the D1 level and will be a great addition to any college football team.  If you are still in need of a 2015 Punter, offer Damon NOW!!!

Field Goal Champion: Butch Hampton (2016, OK)
Butch has been attending Chris Sailer Kicking camps since his freshman year.  His incredible consistency and the ability to kick in all conditions have made him a D1 Scholarship Pick.  Butch has 55 yard field goal range off the ground and hits kickoffs 70+ yards with 3.9-4.10 hang time.  He is going to make a fine player at the next level.  OFFER NOW!!!

Field Goal Champion: Josh King (2015, TX)
Josh had a great day in Dallas.  The longtime Chris Sailer Kicking student has proven himself time and time again.  He shows great quality as both a kicker and punter.  The junior college prospect is ready to step in and play at the college level.  If you need a consistent performer that you can count on, Josh is your guy.

Kickoff Champion: Bailey Raborn (2016, LA)
Bailey is a great all around talent.  A top national combo prospect, he has developed in to scholarship pick.  He shows 55-yard field goal range off the ground.  Kickoffs are 70+ yards, with 4.0+ hang time.  Hits punts 50+ yards, with 4.5+ hang time. One of the hardest workers out there that will impress college coaches this summer.

Other Class of 2015 Standouts: Jordan White, Tyler Tulare

Class of 2016 Standouts: Alvin Kenworthy, David Albert, Hayden Ashley, Holden Lyons, John Wengierski, Landen Saling, Marco Navarro, Riley Hatthorn, Phillip Keys, Tim Skapek

Class of 2017 Future Stars: Jovi Munoz, Eric Carrasco, Forrest Diaz, Geoffrey Pace, Josh Grant, Issac Garcia, Ryan Harwell, Thomas Cooper.

Top Young Star: Jacob Meeks

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2015 Chris Sailer Kicking Schedule

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Chris Sailer Kicking Traning in YOUR Area

As you know, Chris Sailer Kicking travels the country offering the best instruction and most exposure for Kickers & Punters. But, sometimes, a Kicker or Punter needs and wants more training throughout the year. Not a problem.

Chris Sailer Kicking has certified instructors, that have actually gone through Chris Sailer Kicking camps, to help around the country. These staff members not only know how to teach the Sailer way but are, more importantly, great people off the field as well. They will help each Kicker or Punter they work with get the basics, master the form and be ready to dominate the next Chris Sailer Kicking Camp.

Chris Sailer Kicking has official instructors in the following states (more to come)…

  • Alabama
  • Arkansas
  • California
  • Colorado
  • Georgia
  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Kentucky
  • Louisiana
  • Michigan
  • Nevada
  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • North Carolina
  • Ohio
  • Oregon
  • South Carolina
  • Texas
  • Washington
  • West Virginia
  • Wisconsin

For more information and to get your training started immediately, please contact Chris@ChrisSailerKicking.com

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VEGAS XXV Contest with SoloShot!

SaileringEvery year, Rubio and I have a contest as we head towards our big Vegas Events. The contest usually entails a kicker,  punter or long snapper taking a creative photo either “Sailering” if you are a Kicker/Punter or “Rubioing” if you are a snapper.

Since VEGAS XXV is going to be the biggest and best Vegas Event we have ever had, we have stepped up the game.

SoloShot has told us they want in on the contest and they are putting up a BIG prize for the winners.

The contest entails you must follow @SOLOSHOTupdates on Twitter and Instagram, then whenever taking you’re desired photo of “Sailering” or “Rubioing” en route to VEGAS XXV, tag  @Chris_Sailer (if you are a kicker/punter) or @TheChrisRubio (if you are a Long Snapper) as well as tagging @SOLOSHOTupdates on Twitter AND Instagram. One winner will be selected by Sailer / SoloShot and the other by Rubio /SoloShot for most creative post.

The winners will be announced on Saturday at 8 pm pst. and will receive a Base and Tag package. retail value of $399 This package will keep you’re desired camera pointed at you from up to 2,000ft away capturing all of you’re training sessions.

May the best Kicker / Punter and long snapper win! Game on!

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Chris Sailer Kicking – TX Fall Camp Recap, Terry Shines!

The road to Vegas XXV is in full swing.  Hundreds of specialists continue to prepare for the largest kicking, punting and long snapping camp in the world.  Chris Sailer Kicking was in Dallas, TX this past weekend for one of the biggest and most talented camps yet.  Once again well over 100 specialists from all over the country were in attendance at this very popular one day camp.  Take a look at the results.

Overall Camp Champion – Kyler Terry (2015, TX)
Kyler had one of the most dominating performances at a Chris Sailer Kicking camp every on this day.  He won both major field goal competitions and was also the kickoff champion.  He nailed multiple field goals of 50 plus yards without missing a single kick during competition.  He put one kickoff through the uprights and several others deep into the endzone. He is big, tall, strong and athletic.  Kyler is a very talented prospect that could be a real sleeper in the Class of 2015.

Punt Champion  – Eric Kreitz (JC, CA)
Eric is a talented all around kicker / punter.  Primarily a kicker, he proved his all around ability in Dallas.  He hit several punts 50 plus yards with solid hang time.  Eric recently picked up an offer from Arkansas Pine Bluff and should see more recruiting action in the coming months.

Top Class of 2015 Prospect – Quinton Conaway (OK)
Quinton is a big time D1 prospect.  His field goals are outstanding off the ground, kickoffs are near the very top of his class and his punting is really coming along.  He has all the tools to make a big impact at any college.  Offer Now!

Other Class of 2015 Standouts: Ryan Rodriguez, Adam Nunez, Drew Klinghagen, Lucas Rizzotto, Omar Shalabi, Patrick LeCorre, Sam Jimenez, Tyler Flathau, Wyatt Clevenger, Jordan White, Julio De La Garza

Top Class of 2016 Prospect – Braden Mann (TX)
Braden continues solidify himself as one of the top players in the nation.  He has a big time leg and shows endless potential.  He is a D1 prospect as both a kicker and a punter.  Look for Braden to challenge for a “TOP 12” spot at Vegas XXV and land offers as early as this Spring.

Other Class of 2016 Standouts:  Butch Hampton, Austin Henning, Alex Cohill, Luke Hogan, Holden Lyons, Max Allen, Tony Hernandez, Bailey Raborn, Drew Riethman, Jacob Kubin, Colby Lorenz, John Wengierski, Marco Navarro, Mason Shank

Class of 2017 Future Stars: Jovi Munoz, Erick Carrasco, Josh Grant, Liam Bunnell, Nick Horiates, Geoffrey Pace, Robert Blue, Ryan Harwell

Class of 2018 Future Stars: Chris Kessler, Clark Schoonover, Jacob Meeks, Jake Smith

Chris Sailer Kicking will now gear up for Vegas XXV.  The prep camp for this Event will be in  Los Angeles, CA (January 11).  Then get ready for the biggest Kicking, Punting & Long Snapping camp in the world, Vegas XXV (January 17-18, 2015).
Visit ChrisSailerKicking.com for more rankings, statistics and camp information.

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Chris Sailer Kicking – 2014 IL Fall Camp Recap

The Chris Sailer Kicking 2014 Fall/Winter Tour continued this past weekend with a stop in Chicago, IL.  Great weather and incredible talent made for an exceptional camp.  Once again over 100 specialists from all over the country attended the very popular one day camp.  Take a look at the results.  Many of the following participants will be playing on Saturdays for big time programs in the near future.

Overall Camp Champion:
Bryce Webb (Class of 2017, KY)
Bryce is a very talented punter that improved tremendously as the day went on.  He is a great athlete with outstanding potential. He came on the strongest when it counted the most hitting several punts over 50 yards with 4.7+ hang time.  Bryce has a bright future with continued hard work.

Field Goal Champions:
Jet Mendes (Class of 2016, IL)
Jet is a solid kicking prospect.  He has a strong leg and shows great potential.  His field goals and kickoffs both show college level ability.  He nailed 3 consecutive 50 yard field goals to win a major field goal competition.

JT Kolderup (Class of 2016, IL)
JT is a very talented kicker.  Newer to kicking, he was able to compete with the best of the best immediately .  He has a very strong leg and shows the ability to hit a big ball.  He connected from 55 yards out to win a major field goal competition.

Kickoff Champion:
Jacob LaFree (Class of 2015, IN)
Jacob is a top national kicking prospect.  He has all the tools to play at the D1 level.  His field goals are outstanding and his kickoffs are D1 ready.  On this day he hit a 73 yards kickoff with 4.18 hang time to win the kickoff competition.

Class of 2015 Standouts: Josh Bagger, McLane Keenan, Dean Siapkaris, Michael Kurzydlowski, Tyler Davis

Class of 2016 Standouts: Austin Chekaluk, Gabriel Siemieniec, Kyle Van Eekeren, Andrew Little, Henry Tarbox, Jacob Kubin, Jared Smolar, Justin Knauff, Kaden Keon, Nathan Musso, Ryley Guay, Riley Heavey, Vincent Alerding

Class of 2017 Future Stars: Austin Burnham, Kyle Obsuszt, Zachary Ayotte, Brandon Hergenreder, Jackson Wine, Jacob Swartz, Joshua Edwards

Class of 2018/2019 Future Stars: Chris Van Eekeren, Stephen Ruiz, Esteban Flores, Reilly Smidt

Chris Sailer Kicking will next make stops in Charlotte, NC (November 22), Atlanta, GA (November 23), Dallas, TX (December 7), and Los Angeles, CA (January 11).  Then get ready for the biggest Kicking, Punting & Long Snapping camp in the world, Vegas XXV (January 17-18, 2015).

Visit ChrisSailerKicking.com for more rankings, statistics and camp information.

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Chris Sailer Kicking – Vegas XXV

Chris Sailer Kicking – Vegas XXV

Why the change in name? Over the year’s Chris Sailer Kicking has developed the ultimate strategy to get High School & Junior College Specialists college scholarships!  How? Exposure.

I want you to think about it for 1 minute.  In 1995, 5 specialists signed D1 college scholarships. Three of them go by the names of Chad Shrout (Hawaii), Nacho Brache (CAL) and Chris Sailer (UCLA).  Do these names sound familiar? Exactly….. Chris Sailer Kicking staff members.  In 2014, 60+ specialists signed D1 College Scholarships.  If the names of those 60+ specialists sound familiar, you are right, they are.  You want to know why?  Almost every singe one of them them went through Chris Sailer Kicking & Rubio Long Snapping!

My first student in 1999 was Nick Folk. Give Nick Folk credit for changing the recruiting process for Kickers, Punters and Long Snappers forever.  The NFL All-Pro Placekicker was a student at Notre Dame High School in Sherman Oaks, CA.  The same school that also happens to be my alma mater.  It is also the same school that Lou Groza Award Winner and Washington Redskin Kicker Kai Forbath calls his alma mater. COINCIDENCE?  Nick was a soccer player turned kicker that is the only player that I have ever promised a scholarship to!  I said, “Nick, I will get you a scholarship!”  Hundreds of hours of work later, I was able to get one school to bite, the University of Arizona.  From those hundreds of hours of filming, phone calls, visits, even begging, the world of kicking, punting, and eventually long snapping changed forever.  Why?  The 1st Annual National Kicking Competition was born.  Why?  Because college coaches told me to run a camp where they could see all of these specialists at one place at one time.  Then and only then would they start to believe me and offer scholarships.

The success of Nick Folk and so many others that followed in his footsteps….  Plus Vegas is the reason why the number of Kickers, Punters & Long Snappers scholarships signed each and every year continues to grow!  The proof lies in the history of Chris Sailer Kicking, the birth of Vegas, and the domination of what would become Rubio Long Snapping (Introduced in 2003).  The long snapping story is another 50 page book in and of itself.  I’ll let Chris Rubio tell that story.
How did all of this happen? Exposure. How did exposure begin?  Vegas!  From the 1st Annual National Kicking Competition to the 4th Annual National Kicking Event (Name change due to the fact that college coaches couldn’t attend “Competitions” with stats anymore) to the first Event where camps could no longer be on college campuses, to the first Event where college coaches simply could no longer attend (all due to NCAA rules), Chris Sailer Kicking & Rubio Long Snapping have found the way to continue to get our athletes the best exposure the business could offer.

“TOP 12” & “EVENT ELITE” are exposure lists that can now rival lists such as “ELITE 11”.  24 Vegas Competitions/Events later, kickers, punters and long snappers are nearly on the same page as quarterbacks, wide receivers and running backs.  The goal has been accomplished.  Players wear their yellow shirts with pride.  The fact that I don’t even need to explain what a yellow shirt means proves the point that the exposure offered is second to none.

100’s of copycats have come and gone over the years.  There are 100’s of reasons to explain why.  Bottom line, Chris Sailer & Chris Rubio are the innovators. Rankings?  You called it, we were the first.  National Event of any kind, you nailed it again, we were the first.  Legitimate Long Snapping Camp? Correct, we were the first.  Social Media Presence? Correct again, we were the first. National Players of the year? You are correct yet again, we were the first.  Kicker getting a scholarship as a Sophomore?  Correct, Adam Griffith (Alabama), we were the first. Long Snapper getting a scholarship as a junior? Aha, Christian Yount (UCLA), we were the first. Long Snapper getting a scholarship offer as a 7th Grader? It happened, (Quinton Skinner, a Rubio Long Snapper since the 4th Grade), we were the first.  College coaches trust in Chris Sailer Kicking & Rubio Long Snapping because history proves us to be correct!

After 12 Vegas Events and 12 Vegas Spring Events the time has come.  Vegas = The LARGEST Kicking, Punting & Long Snapping Camp in the WORLD. VEGAS XXV is born.  #VEGASXXV is born.  Say the word Vegas to any Kickers, Punter or Long Snapper in the world and they will know exactly what you are talking about.  10,000+ served = Only 1 word needed.

Chris Sailer Kicking & Rubio Long Snapping will continue to be the innovator in the business.  That’s a guarantee.  Get ready for Fall 2014 and Vegas XXV.  You haven’t seen anything like what you are about to see and be a part of.  #TeamSailer #TeamRubio #VEGASXXV #ArmyBowl

Be a part of it!  See you there January 16-18, 2015

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2014 Summer Camp Rankings Update

Many of you have been asking when I will be done with rankings and the answer is….when I am done with rankings.

Trust me, I am going as fast as I can but you need to remember that I am the only one doing them and I want to do them right. I take an immense amount of pride in them and treat each with one care and respect. It is more important that the rankings are done accurately, then done quickly.

Bottom line, I know you all want the updated rankings to be done and so do I. I will be working my tail off to get them completed as quickly as possible. As always, be sure to check TwitterFacebook and Instagram for updates.

What is already completed:
“TOP 12” & “Event Elite”
Underclassmen Event
FBU – Los Angeles
FBU – Central Ohio
IL Summer Camp
TX Summer Camp

What is yet to be completed:
FBU – TOP GUN
NC Summer Camp
GA Summer Camp
CA Summer Camp
*These will be completed in the order above

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