Potter, Campbell, DeLong & Power earn U.S. Army All-American Bowl Honors

The nation’s best made their way to Rock Hill, SC to compete for the most prestigious Youth and High School All-American Games in the nation. FBU in partnership with Chris Sailer Kicking hosted their annual Top Gun Camp for specialists July 7-8, 2017. Over 1,300 athletes in all will participate in this camp before all is said and done. At stake, four High School U.S. Army All-American spots, two Freshman FBU All-American spots and MVP honors per class. Specialists form all over the United States met up in SC to battle for these honors. Take a look at the results.

U.S. Army All-Americans (Class of 2018)

KICKERS

BT Potter (SC) – The #3 ranked kicker in the nation and Clemson commit dominated the field. His field goals are pure and accurate. His kickoffs look ready to dominate D1 football. He defeated Barret Pickering (Nebraska commit), Chris Dunn (NC State commit) and Jonah Lipel (Harvard commit) in the finals to earn one of the coveted spots. Look for BT to have a major impact in the 2018 U.S. Army All-American Game.


Charles Campbell (TN) – The #5 ranked kicker in the nation put on a big time performance in Rock Hill. He made over 90% of his field goals and dominated on kickoff. Charles is a great competitor that does extremely well under pressure. He defeated Derek Ng (NV) in the final to earn his spot. He is well deserving of this honor and will represent the West very well.

 

PUNTERS
Skyler DeLong (SC) – The #2 ranked punter and Alabama commit was absolutely dominant all weekend long. He easily had the strongest leg of all the punters and hit the biggest ball. He has all the tools to be an all SEC type performer. He hit a 55 yard, 4.88 punt in the finals to secure his selection for the east in the 2018 U.S. Army All-American Bowl.

 

Isaac Power (CO) – The #8 ranked punter in the country stunned to nation by competing at the highest level. He was one of the most consistent punter over the course of the two days and it paid off in the end. He defeated Gabe Boring (TN) in the final by hitting several ball over 45 yards with 4.4 plus hang time. He also proved that he can step up under pressure.

The U.S. Army All-American Bowl will take place on January 6, 2018 at the Alamo Dome in TX. The game will air on NBC.

Freshman FBU All-Americans (Class of 2021)
Ivan Shuran (OH) – Ivan is an excellent young kicker. He is smooth, accurate and does well under pressure.

Josh Lopez (FL) – Josh did a great job all weekend. He was near the top of the competition in every category.

The Freshman FBU All-American Bowl will take place in Naples, FL.

Class of 2019 Top Gun Co-MVP’s
Christopher Abbes (CA) – Christopher did a fantastic job all weekend. He won the field goals competition and competed well on kickoffs.

Jimmy Lowery (FL) – Jimmy showed very well from start to finish. He has an excellent leg for his age and competes well. He has a bright future with continued hard work.

Honorable Mention: Bryce Law, Hunter Braswell & Brandon Dickerson

Class of 2020 Top Gun Co-MVP’s
Parker Hannon (GA) – Day 1 MVP. He shows great future college potential.

James Griffith (TX) – Day 2 MVP. James has tons of all around upside.

Honorable Mention: Hayden Olsen, Nicolas Basile, Mitchell Gallucio

Class of 2022 Top Gun MVP: Daniel Holbrook
Class of 2023 Top Gun MVP: Collin Fratus

For more information visit www.ChrisSailerKicking.com

Finals Video – BT Potter wins competition to play in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl

Finals Video – Charles Campbell wins competition to play in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl

Finals Video – DeLong & Power win competitions to play in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl

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Which Camps Should I Attend?

I get asked hundreds of questions per day.  I post to social media and write blogs to make finding answers to these questions easier.  Perhaps the most common question that we get asked is…. “Which camps should I attend?”  

I can understand why this question comes up so often.  There are so many options out there that it can become confusing.   After 17 years in the business, I know the value of great instruction, the value of education, and perhaps most importantly, the value of exposure.  I make choices each year to offer our clients the best possible options to achieve success.  Chris Sailer Kicking remains #1 in the business for that reason.  High school coaches, college coaches and NFL coaches trust in Chris Sailer Kicking.  The proof is in the results.

Las Vegas, TOP 12, US Army All-America Bowl, Underclassman Invitational, Fall / Spring / Summer 1-Day Regional Camps, FBU Youth All-American Games, Australian Scout Camps, College Training Camp & NFL Training Camps, NFL Combines, College Camps.  Many have tried to copy the model that Chris Sailer Kicking has created, but there is a reason why we are #1 in the World.  Experience, real relationships with everyone that matters in this business & the best instruction available across the world.  If you want to make it as a kicker or punter Welcome to Chris Sailer Kicking.

You have asked the question, here is the best answer we can give you.

Question: “Which camps should I attend?

Answer:

January
Las Vegas Prep Camp (One week prior to Vegas Event in Los Angeles)
Las Vegas – Annual National Kicking & Snapping Event

February – April
1-Day Spring Regional Camps (CA, TX, IL, NC, GA, NJ, AZ, WA)

May
Las Vegas Prep Camp (One week prior to Vegas Event in Los Angeles)
Las Vegas – Annual Spring National Kicking & Snapping Event

June – July
1-Day Summer Regional Camps (CA, TX, IL, NC, GA, NJ, AZ, WA)
Underclassmen Invitational (Tampa, FL).
TOP GUN Invitation Only Camp (SC)
*** Sophomores attend 1 College Camps for experience
*** Juniors attend 3-5 College Camps. These are tryouts.

Every camp has SOLD OUT for the past 12 years.  Register early.

August
Season

September – December
1-Day Fall Camps Regional Camps (CA, TX, IL, NC, GA, NJ, AZ, WA)

Description of Camps:
1-Day Fall, Spring & Summer Regional Camps: These are a 1-Day Camps. Camp includes instruction, video analysis, competition, evaluations and rankings.  These are our most popular all around camps. Camps run from 8:30 – 5:00. Registration is open to ALL. Registrations are excepted on a first come, first serve basis.  There is great value for all age and skill levels.

Las Vegas Prep Camps: These are a 1-Day Camps.  These camps are designed to help prepare for Las Vegas.  You DO NOT have to attend the Vegas Events to attend these camps.  They are a great experience either way.  Camp includes instruction, competition and national rankings.  Camps run from 8:30 – 5:00. Registration is open to ALL. Registrations are excepted on a first come, first serve basis.  There is great value for all age and skill levels.

Las Vegas Events: These are a 2-Day Camps. Both January & May are set up exactly the same way.  Both are equally important.  If you want to be the best, attend both.  These are THE MOST IMPORTANT camps of the year.  Camp includes instruction, competition, evaluations and rankings.  The TOP 12 Web Series (beginning in 2017) will capture and offer the ultimate exposure. These are NOT camps you need to be invited to.  They provide great experience for all specialists.
Arrive Friday.  January Event ends at 6:00 PM on Sunday.  May Event ends at 4:00 PM on Sunday.  Open to 8th Graders, Freshman, Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors, Junior College and 4-Year Transfers.   The TOP 12 will be selected from both events.

Underclassmen Invitational Camp: This is a 2-Day Camp.  Open to Sophomores, Freshman, 8th Graders, 7th Graders and sometimes 6th Graders.  This camp is designed for both the specialists & THEIR PARENTS.  Camp time is spent equally on the filed and in the classroom.  This camp will educate you for years to come from A-Z when it comes to the world of kicking and punting. Camp includes instruction, competition, classroom seminars, evaluation and rankings.  This is an Invite Only camp.  You will receive an invitation directly from Chris Sailer.  Camp is held in Tampa, FL.

The TOP 12 Camp: This is a 2-Day Camp.  This is an Invite Only Camp.  The only way to get invited to this camp is to attend the Las Vegas Events.  January =  20 Kickers/Punters will be selected. May = 20 additional Kickers/Punters will be selected.  This camp is the best of the best.  There is no other camp like this one.  The TOP 12 will be selected on site during camp.  The TOP 12 will covered by the TOP 12 Web Series (think American Idol meets Hard Knocks).  This should be your #1 goal!  Camp is held in Tampa, FL.

College Camps: These are 1-Day Camps.  These camps are run by the Universities and University coaching staffs.  These camps should be seen as tryouts.  This is your opportunity to be seen by the particular colleges that you select. Camp includes instruction and competition. Register for these camps through the University.

FBU TOP GUN:  This is a 2-Day Camp.  You must be invited by Chris Sailer. To be invited is a serious honor.   The specialists for the US Army All-America Bowl and FBU Youth All-American Bowls will be selected at this camp.  Chris Sailer Kicking is an official partner of FBU, The US Army All-America Bowl & The FBU Youth All-America Bowls.  Camps include: Exposure through FBU, the opportunity to be considered for the US Army All-America Bowl & FBU All-America Games, instruction, video analysis, evaluation and rankings.  You register for these camps by calling FBU directly.

Notes:
I recommend attending the TOP GUN Camp every year. The U.S. Army All-American Bowl & FBU Youth All-American Bowl participants are selected by me at this camp.
When prioritizing camps, Vegas Events should always come first.
All camps offer instruction, competition, evaluation and national rankings.
Highlight videos are available at the 1-Day Regional Camps, Las Vegas Events and Invite Camps.
Every camp has SOLD OUT for the past 12 years.  Register early.
Chris Sailer will no longer run college camps as the NCAA has passed a rule no longer allowing any non university employee to serve as instructors at these camps.

This might seem like we are asking a lot of you.  You are right, we are.  An opportunity to play college football or perhaps in the NFL is HUGE.  We will give you that opportunity.  The harder you work, the more time you invest, the reality of reaching your goals will come true.  It is very competitive out there.  Those who work the hardest and understand the process stay one step ahead of the game.  See you at a Chris Sailer Kicking camp soon!

 

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Setting & Chasing Your Goals: Obtaining All Chris Sailer Kicking Shirt Colors

The question that I get asked all the time is: “When should my son/daughter begin attending your kicking/punting camps?”

This is a complicated question with not one, but many possible answers.

Mostly, my answer is:  “When your son/daughter is ready mentally to handle a camp, not just physically”.

The purpose is to reach your personal goals, not compete with everyone else’s.  Take a look at the objectives that I would set for my son/daughter if kicking/punting was what they had hoped to focus on.  Now, Kicking/Punting is a path to the future.  In this future, a college education is 100% while a place in the NFL is only achieved by less than 1%.

Really, it is all about chasing and obtaining all of those Chris Sailer Kicking colored shirts…

1.) So how do you obtain all colored shirts?  Of course, through hard work and dedication.

This means you must start early.  You are able to attend Chris Sailer Kicking lessons and camps as young as 6th Grade.  You can progress by continuing your training in 7th , 8th , 9th grade . . . all the way through high school, college, etc.  At this level you can collect black, white, navy, green, gray, orange, purple, maroon, and so on though attending Chris Sailer Kicking regional, national and international camps at various locations.  Each shirt is a sign of your hard work and dedication.  What do these color mean? Nothing, just that you have put in the time and the effort toward your craft. The more colors you have, the more camps you have attended.

Other colors are much more meaningful. What do they mean you ask?  Let’s have a look.

2.) The Light Blue Chris Sailer Kicking Shirt (Underclassmen Invitational Logo) = You have been invited to attend the Underclassmen Invitational.

Who is invited? Dedicated sophomores, freshman and youth football players & THEIR PARENTS.  The future for a college education begins here.  This camp was created at the request of college coaches.  You receive instruction and meet your national/international peers.  They will be your friends for life.  You must compete with the best to prepare yourself for your future.  This is the best camp in your younger years that you will ever attend.

3.) The Teal Chris Sailer Kicking Shirt (Camp Champion Logo) = You have attended a Chris Sailer Kicking Regional Camp AND were the overall kicking/punting champion.

These camps take place all over the United States (CA, GA, IL, TX, NC, WA, NJ, AZ, HI, FL currently).  This goal is not an easy one.  Only the best of the best get to stick this feather in their cap.  This is a time to step up against many of the top specialist in the world and make your mark on the national scene.

4.) The Yellow Chris Sailer Kicking Shirt (TOP 12 & Event Elite Logo) = You attended one of the prestigious Las Vegas National Events and were named as a member of the “TOP 12” or “Event Elite”.

Twelve kickers/punters are selected every January in Las Vegas from over the  three hundred kickers/punters in attendance.  An additional fifteen to thirty kickers/punters are selected every May in Las Vegas from over two hundred kickers/punters in attendance.  The odds are against you and being chosen is a huge accomplishment.  This is the best of the best, period.  You must show D1 scholarship ability to earn this color of shirt.

5.) The FBU Chris Sailer Kicking Shirt (FBU Logo) = You have competed not only on a specialist stage, but an all-position football camp stage.

At FBU camps you get instruction at the highest level through the Chris Sailer Kicking staff.  We include Field Goal, Kickoff and Punt film analysis.  FBU is a great venue for exposure through multiple resources even above and beyond what Chris Sailer Kicking provides.  Perhaps, even most importantly, you can get invited to the “TOP GUN” Camp.

6.) The FBU Chris Sailer Kicking TOP GUN Shirt (FBU Top Gun Logo) = You have qualified to participate in the TOP GUN camp through an FBU regional camp.

The exposure that goes along with this opportunity is through the roof!  From this camp, Chris Sailer Kicking will select 7th, 8th and 9th grade FBU All-Americans.  We Also select 2 kickers and 2 punters to participate in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl.  If you are selected as a FBU All-American, you will wear the most honorable Chris Sailer Kicking colored shirt in the nation:

The U.S. Army All-American Jersey!

7.) The Red Chris Sailer Kicking Shirt (Chris Sailer Kicking Staff Logo) = This means that you have proved yourself at the high school level both athletically & physically.

It also means that you have the character to represent Chris Sailer Kicking, to coach and to mentor the next generation of specialists.  This may be the most coveted colored shirt of all.  You begin at the student staff level, can move on to college staff, and eventually you can become a Chris Sailer Kicking Senior Staff Member.

8.) The College Jersey (regardless of color) = This means that your hard work and dedication (and shirt colors earned) has paid off in the ultimate manner.  Hashtag your college and future endeavors for life.

9.) The NFL Jersey (regardless of color).  Whether you make it or not, this is the icing on the cake.  You get to tell your future children that you did it.  Whether you are an All-Pro, a starter or you get cut, the best part is you still have your college education to fall back on.

The color journey and Chris Sailer Kicking journey is complete!

Youth football will earn you a chance to play high school football. High school football will earn you a chance to play college football.  College football will earn you a college degree that you might have not obtained without the help of football.  College football will earn you a chance to play professional football (NFL, CFL, AFL, etc.).  All of the above will earn you a chance to grow from youth, to a young man, to an adult, to a father.  The opportunity and experience will shape the rest of your life.

The goal here is to end your kicking/punting career with this pile of shirts.  You will look back one day and reflect on one of the best times of your life.

See you soon…

Hard Work

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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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