What Summer Camps Should I Attend In 2015?

Summer Camps 2015

The most common question so far about the summer of 2015 has been, “There are so many camps, how do I know which camps to attend and how many should I attend?”

I will do my best to give you some simple and clear tips.

What types of camps are there?

College Camps:

•    These are essentially tryouts that are run by the Universities themselves.
•    Seniors to be should attend these camps.
•    Younger players may want to attend one or two of these simply for experience.  (Unless you are the #1 or #2 ranked specialist in the nation)
•    Be smart about how many you attend.  You should not kick back to back days as you will not show your best.
•    Register for these camps through the University by either going to their website or calling the football office.
•    Don’t expect great instruction.  Remember, these are basically tryouts.  Most eyes will be on the best of the best.
•    Camp size ranges from 75-250 Kickers, Punters & Long Snappers.
•    NO RANKINGS
•    BLOG 1 on College Camps
•    BLOG 2 on College Camps
•    BLOG 3 on College Camps

Chris Sailer Kicking Underclassmen Event & “TOP 12” & Event Elite: 

•    These are the ONLY 2 INVITE ONLY camps that Chris Sailer Runs.  You must be invited to attend.
•    You should 100% attend if you are invited.
•    These camps should be your #1 priority. Period.
•    Underclassmen = Juniors, Sophomores, Freshman, 8th Graders for the coming year, 7th Graders for the coming year.
•    Underclassmen is a combination of education & competition.  Parents should 100% attend as this camp is it is as much for them.
•    Underclassmen camp size 50-75 Kickers & Punters.
•    “TOP 12” & “Event Elite” = Best of the best in the world invited based on performance in Las Vegas in either January or May.
•    “TOP 12” & “Event Elite” is open to the public for viewing.
•    Rankings will be updated based on performance.

Chris Sailer Kicking – 1 Day Camps in Chicago, IL, Dallas, TX, Charlotte, NC, Atlanta, GA & Los Angeles, CA:

•    Most popular CSK camps that provide the entire experience. (Instruction, Parent Involvement, Film Analysis, Competition, Rankings)
•    Those entering senior year should attend 1-2 of these camps this summer. (1 in your region and 1 outside your region)
•    Younger players should attend at least one of these.

FBU Camps:

•    Invite only camps run by FBU (A Chris Sailer Kicking Partner)
•    If you are invited, you should 100% attend at least 1 of these camps.
•    Expect great instruction and exposure
•    Camps run by Chris Sailer or Chris Sailer Kicking Staff (Joe Houston, Obi Egekeze, Erik Folk, Carson Wiggs, Chris Nendick).
•    Regional camps in Orlando (FL), Charlotte (NC), Dallas (TX), Houston (TX), New Jersey, Los Angeles (CA), San Francisco (CA), Atlanta (GA), Miami (FL), Chicago (IL), & Dublin (OH).
•    Top Gun camp in Dublin, OH July 16-18, 2015.
•    2 Kickers, 2 Punters & 2 Long Snappers will be selected to play in the 2014 U.S. Army All-American Bowl at the Top Gun Camp.
•    Youth specialists will be selected to play Adidas All-American Game & More!  Other specialists will be invited to play in the FBU National Championships.
•    Register for these camps by calling FBU 973-366-5027 and using the Code CS15
•    Rankings on www.ChrisSailerKicking.com are updated based on performance.

College Camp (4-Year College Specialists)

•    Open to Class of 2015 High School Graduates heading to a 4-Year University or College.
•    Open to all current Freshman, Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors currently at a 4-Year University.
•    2-Day overnight camp, including hotel + airport pick up and drop off.

So, of course, now you have follow up questions.

Q: My son is a senior to be, won’t his legs get tired?

A: If you want to play college football, this summer should be 100% dedicated to kicking & punting.  To answer the question….YES, they will get tired.  You have to be smart about laying out your summer schedule.  You cannot kick/punt everyday.  Your body needs rest to stay healthy and maintain the ability to perform at your highest level.  Try not to kick/punt on consecutive days.  If you have to kick/punt on consecutive days, take 2 days of rest before the next time you kick/punt.

Q: Many camps are scheduled for the same day?  And if I cannot kick/punt on consecutive days I am going to miss out on many opportunities, so what do I do?

A: It is impossible to be in 2 places at once.  So sometimes you will have to make tough choices.  A college coach can schedule you to come kick/punt for them on an alternate date.  As long as the University is putting on another camp on that day, you can go kick/punt for them.  The coach has to be willing to do this for you.  This is how you will know how bad they really want you.  Call the coach and try to schedule and alternate date.

Q: How do I prioritize which camps are most important?

A: 1. “TOP 12” & “Event Elite”, 2. Underclassmen Invitational 3. FBU Top Gun, 4. Chris Sailer Kicking 1-Day Camps, 5. FBU Regional Camps, 6. College Camps

Q: Camp costs and the travel costs associated with these camps can be very expensive, so what do I do?

A: You will have to prioritize based on the above.  It is important to see other parts of the country if possible.  This will one day make the college decision process much easier.  Again, tough choices.

Q: I am getting a lot of “Invites” from competitors of yours?  Do I have to go to these?

A: I can write a book on this.  But to keep it simple, No.  Invites aren’t invites if they invite everyone.  Our website is used everyday to solicit.  Clever advertising doesn’t equal a quality camp.  Chris Sailer Kicking is the #1 most trusted resource for college coaches nationwide.  Actions speak louder than words.  Believe in Chris Sailer Kicking and will you not be disappointed.

Q: How do I register for a Chris Sailer Kicking Camp?

A: CLICK HERE

Q: How do I register for an FBU Camp?

CLICK HERE

Tips:

•    Be realistic about your skill level when it comes to college camps.  Remember, these are tryouts.  Attend college camps at the level in which you are capable of playing.  This will give you college options.  Attend D1, D2, D3, NAIA, etc. camps where you have a realistic chance of playing.  Otherwise you will simply be spinning your wheels.  Be open minded in your search.
•    There is no way to figure out 100% which Universities will be offering scholarships.  Things are always changing.  Almost every University will take 1 Kicker, 1 Punter & 1 Long Snapper each year as either a scholarship or preferred walk on athlete.  So, all college camps provide opportunity.  Don’t stress yourself out trying to figure out everything that happens behind the scenes.  Their is NO LIST.
•    If a college doesn’t have a kicking camp (common with lower level schools), call the coach and ask for a day that you can kick/punt for them.
•    Don’t kick at a college camp if your are not 100%.  You want to show at your absolute best.  Your performance/results/charts will be used by not only that University, but shared with others as well.  Word travels fast both in the positive and negative.
•    When you travel, take advantage of the opportunity. Visit Universities in the area.  Get a feel for the area or region of the country.  Do not be afraid to simply walk on campus and into the football office.  Tell them you are a Chris Sailer Kicking recruit and would love a tour.  Most Universities will treat you very well.

Class of 2015:
Attend in this order of importance: 1. College Camp for 4-Year College Specialists. 2. 1-Day Chris Sailer Kicking Camps

Class of 2016:
Attend in this order of importance: 1. “TOP 12” & “Event Elite”, 2. FBU Top Gun, 3. (2) Chris Sailer Kicking 1-Day Camps (Different parts of the country), 4. FBU Regional Camps, 5. College Camps

Class of 2017:
Attend in this order of importance: 1.Underclassmen “Invite” Event, 2. FBU Top Gun, 3. Chris Sailer Kicking 1-Day Camps, 4. FBU Regional Camps

Class of 2018:
Attend in this order of importance: 1.Underclassmen “Invite” Event, 2. FBU Top Gun, 3. Chris Sailer Kicking 1-Day Camps, 4. FBU Regional Camps

Class of 2019:
Attend in this order of importance: 1.Underclassmen “Invite” Event, 2. FBU Top Gun, 3. Chris Sailer Kicking 1-Day Camps, 4. FBU Regional Camps

Class of 2020:
Attend in this order of importance: 1.Underclassmen “Invite” Event, 2. FBU Top Gun, 3. Chris Sailer Kicking 1-Day Camps, 4. FBU Regional Camps

See you this summer!

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Meet the Class of 2016 “TOP 12”

In 2003, Chris Sailer Kicking established the biggest kicking, punting, and long snapping camp the world had ever seen, The National Kicking Competition.  The camp brought in the best of the best from across the nation to compete at one location.  The camp established credible recruiting rankings and evaluations for kickers, punters, and long snappers that college coaches across the country would use for years to come.  The camp, now simply known as VEGAS takes place in Las Vegas each year in January.
Every athlete comes with one major goal in common, making the prestigious “TOP 12”.  This is THE exposure list to be on for national exposure.  The twelve best underclassmen in the nation are identified for the Kicking/Punting positions.  The best of the best are then invited to the exclusive, invite only, “TOP 12” camp that following summer.  College coaches take notice, and scholarships are awarded.

To get an idea for what the “TOP 12” is all about, take a look at some of the very best over the years:  Ryan Succop (South Carolina & Tennessee Titans), , Kai Forbath (UCLA & Lou Groza Award Winner, & Washington Redskin), Dan Bailey (Oklahoma State, Lou Groza Award Winner & Dallas Cowboys), & Randy Bullock (Texas A&M, Lou Groza Awards Winner, & Houston Texan), Bryan Anger (CAL & Jacksonville Jaguar), Brad Nortman (Wisconsin & Carolina Panters), Blair Walsh (Georgia & Minnesota Viking All-Pro), Justin Tucker (Texas, Baltimore Raven All-Pro & Super Bowl Champion), Jeff Locke (UCLA & Minnesota Viking), Cody Parkey (Auburn, Philadelphia Eagles All-Pro), Tress Way (Oklahoma & Washington Redskins) Just to name a few!

So far the “TOP 12″ has already made some serious noise.  Skyler Southam is committed to BYU on full scholarship.  Butch Hampton is committed to Western Michigan on full scholarship. Jonn Young has a full scholarship offer from West Virginia.  JJ Molson has a full scholarship offer from Arkansas State. Jet Toner, Kekoa Sasaoka, & JD Dellinger have offers from Army.  And many many more.

Meet the “TOP 12″ Class of 2016!

Brandon Ruiz

Brandon RuizGraduating Class of: 2017
State: AZ
Position: Kicker
Current National CSK Kicker Ranking: #1
Height: 5-10
Weight: 165
Top 5 College Choices: 1. USC (Southern Cal)  2. Oregon  3. Arizona State 4. Notre Dame 5. Texas A&M
Offers: N/A
Hobbies: 1. Kicking 2. Soccer 3. Socializing with friends and teammates
3 People You Look Up To: 1. Parents 2. God 3. Coaches

3 Favorite Athletes: 1. Odell Beckham Jr. 2. Justin Tucker 3. Cristiano Ronaldo
Favorite Quote: “Without faith, nothing is possible. With it, nothing is impossible.”
Brandon says: My goals, as a kicker, are to attend a D1 college, contribute to winning a national championship, receive a degree and continue my kicking career in the NFL. What makes me the best kicker in the nation is my complete and continuous dedication and effort towards obtaining my goal, of doing what I love at the highest.”
Chris Sailer says: “Brandon is an excellent young kicker. He has all the tools. Field goals are outstanding. Kickoffs are amazing for his age. Brandon proves himself time and time again. Does very well under pressure. A fine young man with a great attitude and work ethic. Great athlete with a bright future… #1 in the nation. In my opinion, OFFER NOW!!!”

Butch Hampton
Butch HamptonGraduating Class of: 2016

State: OK
Position: K
icker
Current National CSK Kicker Ranking: 5

Height: 6-1
Weight: 170
Top 5 College Choices: 1. Oklahoma State 2. Western Michigan 3. West Virginia 4. Air Force 5. Army
Offers: Committed to Western Michigan
Hobbies: 1. Duck Hunting 2. Fishing 3. Reading
3 People You Look Up To: 1. Dad 2. Mom 3. Sister

3 Favorite Athletes: 1. Tim Tebow 2. Kevin Durant 3. Steven Gerrard
Favorite Quote: “The fight is won or lost far away from witnesses – behind the lines, in the gym, and out there on the road, long before I dance under those lights.” – Muhammad Ali
Butch says: “I would love to get my college paid for while playing football and furthering my education. I push myself harder everyday, constantly changing my best, knowing I am entitled to nothing.”
Chris Sailer says: “Butch is a very talented kicker.  He has a strong leg and makes kicks with excellent consistency off the ground.  Gets great height on his field goals.  Kickoffs are strong and nearing the very top of his class.  Solid punter. A great athlete that handles pressure well.  A fine young man with a great attitude and work ethic.  Butch has a bright college future. Will have a huge spring and summer and impress college coaches nationwide. Excellent prospect. OFFER NOW!!!! Huge pick up for Western Michigan.”

Charlie Scott
Charlie ScottGraduating Class of: 2016

State: CO
Position: Punter/Kicker
Current National CSK Punter Ranking: 3
Current National CSK Kicker Ranking: 57

Height: 6-1
Weight: 185
Top 5 College Choices: 1. Wisconsin 2. Clemson 3. TCU 4. Ohio State 5. Michigan
Offers: N/A
Hobbies: 1. Waterskiing 2. Driving 3. Making Things
3 People You Look Up To: 1. Dad 2. Brother Ali 3. Tim Tebow
3 Favorite Athletes: 1. Tom Brady 2. Muhammad Ali  3. Usain Bolt
Favorite Quote: “Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up” Galatians 6:9
Charlie says: “I want to play division 1 college football at a good school and then go work for BMW or Mercedes in Germany. I am the hardest worker in my class and I have the tools and recourses to improve much more.”
Chris Sailer says: “Charlie is a big time punting prospect. A great athlete with a strong leg and excellent punting frame. Shows the ability to hit a big ball and has improved immensely with his consistency. Has the tools to be a great D1 punter. Really like his upside. Also an excellent kicking prospect. A top national combo prospect. Keep a close eye on this talented player.”

Connor Culp
Connor CulpGraduating Class of: 2016

State: AZ
Position: K
icker
Current National CSK Kicker Ranking: 11
Height: 5-10
Weight: 195
Top 5 College Choices: 1. Minnesota 2. Wisconsin 3. TCU 4. Alabama 5. Tennessee
Offers: N/A

Hobbies: 1. Fishing 2. Hunting 3. Sailing
3 People You Look Up To: 1. Kicking Coach 2. Grandfather 3. Parents
3 Favorite Athletes: 1. Rich Camarillo 2. Aaron Rodgers 3. Blair Walsh

Favorite Quote: Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts. Winston Churchill
Connor says: “To play D1 at a school that provides a great education, support in career possibilities and recognizes and supports special teams players.I believe I have one of the strongest legs in the nation and am very consistent with field goals and I am always willing to get better and better everyday.”
Chris Sailer says: “Connor is an unbelievable kicking talent. A great athlete with one of the very strongest legs in the nation. Big on both field goals and kickoffs. Has the potential an excellent college kicker. The sky is the limit here. I only expect him to continue to improve. Keep a close eye on him. He could be special. An absolute pleasure to work with. Outstanding prospect.”

JD Dellinger
JD DellingerGraduating Class of: 2016
State: NC

Position: Kicker/P
unter
Current National CSK Kicker Ranking: 10
Current National CSK Punter Ranking: 35

Height: 6-2
Weight: 175

Top 5 College Choices: 1. North Carolina 2. South Carolina 3. Florida State 4. Clemson 5. Duke
Offers: Army
Hobbies: 1. Friends 2. Football 3. Golf
3 People You Look Up To: 1. Coach Rodgers 2. Dad 3. Mr. Roark (School Advisor)
3 Favorite Athletes: 1. Jimmie Johnson 2. Graham Gano 3. Al Jefferson
Favorite Quote: “With God all things are possible.” – Mathew 19:26
JD says: “I want to play at the next level at a school where I can contribute early on and to do my part to help my team win every Saturday. What makes me best in the nation is my accuracy on filed goals, as well as my work ethic and desire get better each time I step on the field.”
Chris Sailer says: “JD is outstanding kicker. He has a great leg, kicks with excellent consistency off the ground and does well under pressure. He has great future potential. Shows the ability to compete with the very best. Kickoffs are also strong and near the top of his class. Also shows some punting potential. Look for JD to dominate this summer and impress college coaches. Really like his upside. Great prospect. OFFER NOW!!!”

JJ Molson
JJ MolsonGraduating Class of: 2016

State: Quebec, Canada

Position: Kicker/P
unter
Current National CSK Kicker Ranking: 1
Current National CSK Punter Ranking: 11
Height: 6-1
Weight: 190
Top 5 College Choices: 1. UCLA 2. Stanford 3. Florida State 4. Duke 5. Arizona State
Offers: Arkansas State
Hobbies: 1. Golf  2. Water Parks 3. Lakes
3 People You Look Up To: 1. Best Friend Josh Trotman 2. Grandfather 3. Jesus Christ

3 Favorite Athletes: 1. PK Subban 2. Lebron James 3. Tiger Woods

Favorite Quote: 
“No matter how good you get you can always get better, and that is the exciting part.” – Tiger Woods
JJ says: 
“My goal is to achieve academic and athletic success while being a teammate and friend.  I am the best in the nation because I always stay in the moment.”
Chris Sailer says: “JJ is an outstanding kicker. He has a one of the strongest legs in the nation and kicks with excellent consistency off the ground. A natural kicker with a smooth stroke. Field goals are outstanding. Kickoffs are a major strength and are D1 ready right now. Punting also shows great potential. He does very well under pressure. JJ has proven that he will dominate the college level. I look forward to seeing what the future holds for JJ. He is a hard worker and a pleasure to work with. Outstanding prospect. OFFER NOW!!!”

Jerry Fitschen
Jerry FitschenGraduating Class of: 2016

State: CA
Position: Kicker/P
unter
Current National CSK Kicker Ranking: 12
Current National CSK Punter Ranking: 27
Height: 6-0
Weight: 180
Top 5 College Choices: 1. TCU 2. Oregon 3. Baylor 4. Arizona 5. UCLA
Offers: N/A

Hobbies: 1. Soccer 2. Beach 3. Friends
3 People You Look Up To: 1. Marcus Mariota 2. Nacho Brache 3. Blair Walsh
3 Favorite Athletes: 1. Lionel Messi 2. Marcus Mariota 3. Clint Dempsey
Favorite Quote: “Success is no accident. It is hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice, and most of all, love of what you are doing or learning to do” – Pele
Jerry says: “I want to be the best I possibly can be through working as hard as possible. I have a strong leg and I can hit the ball off the ground from distance consistently.
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Chris Sailer says: “Jerry is an outstanding kicking prospect.   The lefty has a huge leg and shows outstanding potential.  Field goals are solid off the ground. Kickoffs are near the top of his class. Also shows punting potential. He has perhaps the strongest leg in the nation. Jerrry has all the tools to be one of the very best in this class. A great athlete with upside.  A fine young man with a great attitude and work ethic. Excellent prospect.”

Jet Toner
Jet TonerGraduating Class of: 2016

State: HI
Position: Punter/Kicker
Current National CSK Punter Ranking: 1

Current National CSK Kicker Ranking: 23

Height: 6-3
Weight: 180

Top 5 College Choices: 1. Stanford 2. USC (Southern Cal) 3. UCLA 4. CAL 5. Notre Dame
Offers: Army
Hobbies: 1. Training 2. Family 3. Ocean

3 People You Look Up To: 1. Mom 2. Dad 3. Brother

3 Favorite Athletes: 1. Bo Jackson  2. Marshawn Lynch 3. Troy Palamalu
Favorite Quote: “Whether you think you can or think you can’t–you’re right.” – Henry Ford
Jet says: “I want to be the best by working my hardest in everything that I do, creating as many opportunities as I can and being prepared when they present themselves.  What makes me the best is my determination to get better everyday, taking advantage of every opportunity, attention to the smallest details, and performing well under pressure situations.”

Chris Sailer says: “Jet is an outstanding punting prospect. He is a great athlete with a great punting frame. Hits a big and consistent ball. The sky is the limit. Also a very good kicker. A fine young man with a great attitude and work ethic. Jet has a bright D1 college future ahead of him. Excellent combo prospect. OFFER NOW!!!”

Jonn Young
Jonn YoungGraduating Class of: 2016

State: NC

Position: Kicker/Punter

Current National CSK Kicker Ranking: 4
Current National CSK Punter Ranking: 8

Height: 6-1
Weight: 185
Top 5 College Choices: 1. West Virginia 2. Clemson 3. Duke 4. Georgia 5. Texas
Offers: West Virginia
Hobbies: 1. Kicking 2. Fishing 3. Drums
3 People You Look Up To: 1. Dad 2. Grandfather 3. Mom
3 Favorite Athletes: 1. Justin Tucker 2. Chris Anderson 3. Tevon Austin
Favorite Quote: “If you’re not first… You’re last.” – Ricky Bobby
Jonn says: “My goals are to be named a High School All-American, have a notable career in college, and eventually play in the NFL. What makes me the best in the nation is my work ethic and form.”
Chris Sailer says: “Jonn is an outstanding kicker.  He has a great leg and kicks with excellent technique and consistency off the ground.  Field goals and kickoffs are strong and near the top of his class.  Also a big time punting prospect.  A fine young man with a great attitude and work ethic.  Jonn is a top national combo prospect. He will be a college star. Excellent prospect. Offer Now!!!”

Kekoa Sasaoka
Kekoa SasaokaGraduating Class of: 2016

State: HI
Position: K
icker
Current National CSK Kicker Ranking: 13

Height: 5-11
Weight: 205

Top 5 College Choices: 1. UCLA 2. Stanford 3. USC (Southern Cal) 4. CAL 5. Washington
Offers: Army
Hobbies: 1. Training with Adam Stack 2. Lifting 3. Sleeping
3 People You Look Up To: 1. Marcus Mariota 2. Eminem 3. Logic

3 Favorite Athletes: 1. Roberto Aguayo 2. Blair Walsh 3. 
Lionel Messi
Favorite Quote: “The best revenge is massive success” – Frank Sinatra
Kekoa says: “My goals are to receive a scholarship to a division 1 university, win a Lou Groza award, earn my degree and to play in the NFL. I’m the best in the nation because of my work ethic and willingness to do whatever it takes to get better.”
Chris Sailer says: “Kekoa is an outstanding kicker. He is very smooth and accurate off the ground! Kicks with great consistency. Kickoffs are also near the top of his class. Kekoa has a bright college future. A fine young man with a great attitude and work ethic. Excellent prospect. Should have a big spring and summer impressing college coaches. Outstanding prospect.”

Mitchell Wasson
Mitchell WassonGraduating Class of: 2016

State: GA

Position: K
icker
Current National CSK Kicker Ranking: 8
Height: 5-11
Weight: 165
Top 5 College Choices: 1. Alabama 2. South Carolina 3. Mississippi 4. Florida State 5. East Carolina
Offers: N/A

Hobbies: 1. Skiing 2. Hunting 3. Fishing
3 People You Look Up To: 1. John Wayne 2. Mark Cuban 3. Connor Shaw
3 Favorite Athletes: 1. Michael Jordan 2. Wes Welker 3. Tom Brady
Favorite Quote: “Don’t aim for success if you want it; just do what you love and believe in, it will come naturally.”
Mitchell says: “My goal is to be number one in the nation, have a successful kicking career in college and then work with younger kids to help them reach their kicking goals. My leg speed/strength and my ability to kick under pressure are my greatest strengths.”
Chris Sailer says: “Mitchell is an outstanding kicking prospect. He has one of the strongest legs in the nation and shows big time potential. Field goals and kickoffs are both equally strong. He does very well under pressure. Mitchell has all the tools be a special college level player. I am excited to see what the future holds. Look for Mitchell to turn heads this summer at college camps. Excellent prospect. OFFER NOW!!!”

Skyler Southam
Skyler SouthamGraduating Class of: 2016

State: UT

Position: Kicker/Punter

Current National CSK Kicker Ranking: 2
Current National CSK Punter Ranking: 2
Height: 6-1
Weight: 180
Top 5 College Choices: 1. BYU 2. Stanford 3. CAL  4. Washington 5. UCLA
Offers: Committed to BYU
Hobbies: 1. Sports 2. Longboarding 3. Fishing
3 Favorite Athletes: 1. Tim Tebow 2. Justin Tucker 3. Jon Ryan

Favorite Quote: “When you want to succeed as bad as you want to breathe, then you’ll be successful.”

Skyler says: “Become the best kicker and punter in the NFL. I will always work and push myself to be the very best that I can be.”
Chris Sailer says: “Skyler is simply an outstanding kicker.  A great looking athlete with a big time leg.  Hits a great ball off the ground. Kickoffs are ready for D1 now. Also a very talented punter. Has incredible overall potential.  Skyler has shown tremendous improvement from camp to camp. A top kicker in this class without a doubt. A fine young man with a great attitude and work ethic.  I expect big things from Skyler.  Excellent prospect.  Huge pick up for BYU.”

Want to be a part of it? Your chance comes May 9-10 at Vegas XXVI.  Do you have what it takes to make “Event Elite”? See you in Las Vegas.

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2015 NC & GA Spring Camp Recap & Rankings

The 2015 Chris Sailer Kicking Spring Camp Tour continued with stops in the very talented states of North Carolina and Georgia.  There were some outstanding performances and the rankings were directly effected.  Take a look a look at the results and who made waves in the specialist recruiting word.

Champions:
NC – Keith Duncan (Class of 2016, NC): Keith is one of the most consistent field goals kickers in the nation.  He has a strong leg and kicks with ease off the ground.  He has now won 3 major field goal competitions in the past 2 years.  He also came out on top in Las Vegas last May and in NC this past summer.  His strong performance has landed him inside the Top 20 national prospects in the Class of 2016.

GA – Ruben Guzman (Transfer, CA): The long time Chris Sailer Kicking Punter traveled all the way from California to participate in both Charlotte in Atlanta camps.  He was the punt champion in Charlotte, but fell just short to Duncan in the finals.  He was not to be denied in Atlanta.  He dominated the punt competition again and then defeated a talented Jackson Morris in a head to head final.  Ruben will be attending Grad School and will have one more year to play at the college level.  If you need a punter, Ruben is the guy.

Class of 2015 Standouts:
Cole Fisher (GA): The Chris Sailer Kicking “TOP 12” Member and Mercer commit is a special player.  He is smooth, consistent and steps up under pressure.  I expect big things from Cole at the college level.  Cole will be on student staff this May in Las Vegas.

JD Houston (MS): The junior college prospect was solid as always.  He currently holds college scholarship offers and will be making his decision soon.  JD should enjoy great success at the next level.  He is a very consistent performer.

Matt Barber (PA):  Matt is a very good combo player.  A strong athlete that shows nice skill as both a kicker and punter.  He holds several D1 preferred walk on offers and will be making his college choice very soon.

Logan Howard (NC):  The Western Carolina commit is a talented all around player.  A great athlete that will compete at all skills at the next level.  He has a bright future.

Class of 2016 D1 Scholarship Picks:
Jonn Young (NC): Jonn is one of the most talented combo players in the nation.  The “TOP 12” Member currently holds a scholarship offer from West Virginia.  He should see tons of attention this summer.

Mitchell Wasson (GA): Mitchell has one of the strongest legs in the nation and endless talent.  I cannot wait to see what the future holds for the “TOP 12” Member.  He could be special.

JD Dellinger (NC):  Smooth, strong, atheltic & consistent.  JD holds an offer from Army and should get many more very soon.  The “TOP 12” Member is one of the most consistent performers in the nation.

The next 5 BEST:
Marshall Long (NC), Jackson Morris (TN), Tyler Sumpter (AL), Jake Verity (GA) & Oren Millstein (FL)

Other Class of 2016 Standouts: Anthony Gaetano, Brandon Howard, Gage Russell, Hayden Watkins, Dillon Griffith, Jared Williams, Josiah Eason, Landon Salyers, Nicholas Bruhn, Noah Brunner, Tyler Grimes, Brian Johnson, Christian Kinsley, Devin Orr, Jack Pawloski, Jacob Meeks, Phillip Shure, William Chandler, Harrison Ritchie.

Top Class of 2017 Performer:
Brent Cimaglia (TN) – Brent is a very talented young kicker / punter.  He moved into the top 5 in the nation as both a kicker and punter.  If he stays on this pace, he will be a D1 Scholarship Pick.  Keep a close eye on him.

The next BEST:
Cooper Graham (NC)

Other Class of 2017 Standouts: Clayton Howell, Matt Peterson, Matt Lutley, Thomas Martin, Zach Stearns, Jake Brickell, Jake Lane, Joseph Gurley, Nick Rice.

Top Class of 2018 Performer:
Jake Camarda (GA) – Jake is really coming into his own.  He is showing great promise as both a kicker and punter.  The future is bright.

The next BEST:
Robert Brown (NC)

Other Class of 2018 Standouts: Alejandro Lopez, Nate Craft, Drew Byus, Cole Hann, Walker Barlow.

Top Class of 2019 Performer:
Will Reichard (AL) – Outstanding young kicker.  Keep an eye out!

Up next, The Vegas XXVI Preparation Camp in Los Angeles, CA on May 3rd.  Then the big one…. VEGAS XXVI on May 9-10.  The next month will determine who will make “Event Elite”, earn scholarships and be named U.S. Army All-Americans!

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Vegas XXVI – What You Need to Know!

Vegas XXVI in Las Vegas, NV is less than a month away.  While many specialists are taking this time of year off, those that seriously want to play in college and know what it takes are working harder than ever.  Those hard workers will be in Las Vegas May 9-10, 2015 ready to impress and gain the most valuable national exposure in the nation.  Here is some useful information for those attending and those that are still considering attending.

•    Event Date: May 9-10, 2015
•    Arrive Friday May 8th.  The earlier that you arrive, the more well rested you will be for the weekend.
•    Plan on being at camp until 4PM Sunday May 10th.  There is no way of knowing if you will make the Finals Round Sunday until you and all other participants have completed the initial round of charting Sunday morning.  Whether you make the Finals Round or not, you should plan on staying on watching the Finals Round.  Get the full experience from the camp!
•    Friday Small Group Sessions (3:00 – 4:00 & 4:00 – 5:00) are OPTIONAL.  These were designed to knock some rust off, get rid of jet lag legs, and gain confidence heading into Saturday.  If you can make it, I highly recommend you attend. CLICK HERE
•    Location: Las Vegas Outdoor Soccer 1400 N. Rampart Blvd. Las Vegas, NV 89128
•    There is no bleacher seating.  Bring chairs or buy some cheap chairs if you would like to sit while you watch.
•    Why May? May is also known as “Evaluation Period” for college coaches.  This is a very HOT time for recruiting for all classes.  May offers maximum exposure.  Chris Rubio and myself will be handing 100′s of calls after this event.  Recruiting Boards will be set based on results and our evaluations.  Want to be offered a scholarship at those college camps this summer?  Attending this camp is how they will know about you!
•    Vegas XXVI gives you a chance to make the “Event Elite”.  There is NO set number of specialists that will be selected.  The number selected is based on the number of participants that can compete at that VERY HIGHEST LEVEL.  Usually 20-25 are selected to join the “TOP 12″ at the most prestigious Invite Only Camp in the world.  CLICK HERE
•    Think you are good enough to make the “Event Elite” – CLICK HERE to see who you are competing with and to get a little history about the “TOP 12″ & “Event Elite”
•    It is no surprise that from Vegas XXV in January that the “TOP 12” are already getting major attention and full scholarship offers.  Who will be next?
•    The Spring Event in NOT an Invite Only Camp.  This camp offers a great experience to kickers, punters, and long snappers of all levels.  Expect a wide range of talent from beginners to the best of the best from around the world in the Classes of 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, Junior Colleges and 4-Year Transfer Students.  The best of the best, The “Event Elite”, selected from the Spring Event will be invited to attend the “TOP 12″ and “Event Elite” Camp in June.
•    Come prepared to enjoy your experience.  Do NOT put to much pressure on yourself.  Come with open eyes and ears.  Learn from your instructors and your peers.  Look around and take it all in.  Watch other groups.  Watch the college and pro demo.  Attend the Meetings.  There are so many things to learn and that you can and will benefit from if you take advantage.  Leave the camp with goals and a motivation to work harder than ever!
•    Saturday – Instructional Day.  You will get plenty of reps.  Pace yourself.  Saturday ends with a Chris Sailer Kicking Original Last Man Standing Competition. Your group numbers will be emailed to you about a week prior to camp.
•    Sunday – Competition Day.  You will be charted.  You can compete in 1, 2, or all 3 skills.  This is up to you.  Your competition start time will be assigned to you at Check-In Saturday.
•    Those that just punt – you are automatically in Group #2 on Saturday.
•    Class of 2019, 2018, 2017 and 2016 – You may use tees up to 2″ for both Field Goal and Kickoffs.  The choice is yours.  Class of 2015, JC, and Transfers you must kick off the ground for Field Goals and use a 1″ tee for Kickoffs.
•    Saturday Meetings are the the Group Rate Hotel – JW Marriott.  I highly advise that participants and their parents attend.  Get there early and enjoy.
•    What makes Chris Sailer Kicking the best in the business?  1st National Camp Ever for Specialists.  1st Kicking Company to ever to rank Kickers, Punters, and Long Snappers on a true national scale.  Chris Sailer is physically at EVERY camp associated with Chris Sailer Kicking.  Chris Sailer is the ONLY one that handles the evaluations and rankings for the Kickers and Punters.  Same holds true for Chris Rubio with the Long Snappers.  Talk to any college coach in America or any kicker or punter that has been to multiple camps and will see that Chris Sailer Kicking is the place to be for the best possible instruction and exposure.  Our advertising is word of mouth.  Come see for yourself!  See you in May!

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2015 FBU Camps – U.S. Army All-American Bowl

For the second year in a row, Chris Sailer Kicking & Rubio Long Snapping will be teaming up with FBU to run their specialists portions of their camps. FBU is the world’s largest football training service and has hired us to handle their Kicking, Punting & Long Snapping section of their camps. It is an honor and we are proud to do it again. It is a top notch organization that benefits countless athletes across the country.
This year, Chris Sailer Kicking will be running more camps in order to hit more areas around the country. To be able to do this, I will only be at certain locations. The locations in italics are camps that I will personally be at this spring and summer. Those not in italics, will have two senior Chris Sailer Kicking instructors in attendance (staff members that have been with me for well over 30 camps). They will follow the same format as myself and report directly to FBU and yours truly.
We will be choosing the 2 Kickers, 2 Punters & 2 Long Snappers that will participate in the US ARMY ALL-AMERICAN BOWL at the FBU TOP GUN CAMP in Ohio on July 16-18. Chris Sailer Kicking & Rubio Long Snapping will also be selecting the East Bay Youth All-American for the Class of 2019 (Freshman All-American Bowl) and 2020 (8th Grade All-American Bowl) at the FBU TOP GUN CAMP in Ohio on July 16-18. You MUST be invited to the TOP GUN camp by performing well at one of the regional camps prior to the TOP GUN Camp. Bottom line, you will have to do well at one of the camps, that the Chris Sailer Kicking staff  is in attendance at, to pick up an invite from myself and/or one of my senior instructors.READ MORE

You will need a code to register for an FBU camp, and since you are a Chris Sailer Kicking K/P, you will have it right now: CS15. Use this code to register now for an FBU camp as they will sell out.
  • April 24-25, Central Florida
  • May 1-2, North Carolina
  • May 1-2, Dallas
  • May 15-16, New Jersey
  • May 22-23, Atlanta
  • May 29-30, South Florida
  • June 5-6, Chicago
  • June 5-6, San Francisco
  • June 19-20, Los Angeles
  • June 19-20, Houston
  • July 10-11, Ohio
  • July 16-18, Dublin, Ohio, TOP GUN CAMP (this is the camp where the US ARMY BOWL ALL-AMERICANS, FRESHMAN ALL-AMERICANS & 8TH GRADE ALL-AMERICANS will be selectedUS Army Bowl Pic

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2015 Chris Sailer Kicking College Camps

2015 Chris Sailer Kicking – College Camps

Chris Sailer Kicking will be in charge of several university led college camps across the country. These are camps that the universities put on and have us run. You will register through THEIR site. Here is the list, so far, as more will be added once the dates are finalized…

•    Alabama, June 6
•    Texas A&M, June 8
•    U.S.C. (Southern Cal), June 12
•    Oregon, June 13
•    Kansas, June 14 *
•    UCLA, June 18
•    LSU, July 19

These camps are a great opportunity to get top notch instruction, visit the school, meet it’s coaches and basically have an audition for the team.

*Sailer will not be at this camp. Chris Sailer Kicking will have senior staff members, Joe Houston & Obi Egekeze, present and running the camp.

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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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What Coaches Will Ask a Recruit

Everyone always wants to know the key questions a coach will ask their son/daughter when they are getting recruited and the truth is, it’s the basics…

  • “So, what’s up?”
  • “How is school?”
  • “How is the weather?”
  • “How are your grades?”
  • “Do you play any other sports?”
  • “Do you have a girlfriend?”
  • “Would you be interested in coming to _____________ to get your degree and play some football?”

Right now, you are thinking “this is a joke, Sailer.” No, it is not. The coach is not looking to solve the world’s problems by speaking to your kid. He is simply trying to see if your kid is someone he would like to spend the next 4-5 years with.

Seriously.

They just want to hear the athlete speak, make sure he/she can hold a conversation and  is someone that can operate on their own without mommy/daddy speaking for them.

So, you want to prep your kid? Just speak to them.
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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 XXVI – All The Answers To Your Questions

1. How do I get invited Vegas XXVI? You don’t! It is not an invite only camp. It is a first come, first served Event. You register and you are in.  CLICK HERE

2. How old do you have to be to attend Vegas XXVI? We are now accepting the Class of 2019, all levels of High School, Junior College, and 4-Year College Transfers. Seniors (Class of 2015) should still be attending since we are still in the thick of recruiting. This is also incredible experience which will greatly benefit your chances of playing at the college level.

3. Is Vegas XXVI only for advanced Kickers / Punters? NO, it is open to all levels of Kickers / Punters. The early you go, the better you will be in the long run. Trust me, I have seen it countless times. Don’t be the guy who waits and then blows it because they were too nervous. Go early and get your butterflies knocked out sooner than later.  This camp provides benefits to players of all skill levels.

4. Will there be small group sessions this spring? Yes! There will be a 3:00 – 4:00 & 4:00 – 5:00 session. They are one hour blocks meant to knock off the rust, get some last minute fine-tuning in and get used to the fields, brand new football and myself.

5. Will there a Preparation Camp this year for Vegas XXVI? Yes, the preparation camp will be Sunday, May 3rd at Notre Dame H.S. in Sherman Oaks, CA. CLICK HERE

5. Is there a hotel you recommend for the Kickers / Punters and their parents? Yes, we have a group rate with the JW Marriott. It is about one mile from the fields and is superb. Call 877-622-3140

6. When should we book flights? Plan on arriving on Friday and either leaving after 7 pm on Sunday evening (camp will end at 5 pm) or Monday morning.

7. Is there a rental car company you recommend? Yes, for rental cars, follow these steps: Go to www.enterprise.com, Fill in the information as dates and times needed, In the optional area you will add L540231 and then click continue, The next screen will ask for a PIN which is RUB, Choose your car and enjoy the discount.

8. If I have spring ball on Friday, can I arrive on Saturday morning? Yes, but I MUST be notified as early as possible so I can put you in a later group on Saturday.

9. Why is Vegas XXVI important? It is a major one for the final recruitment of seniors (look at #2), beyond important for the underclassmen as their recruiting will just be going into high gear and your only chance to be selected to the “EVENT ELITE” (the “EVENT ELITE” will join The TOP 12 at the Invite Only “TOP 12″ and “EVENT ELITE” camp this summer in CA)

10. How many Kickers/Punters make “Event Elite”?  There is no set number.  Those that show true D1 Scholarship Level Ability will be selected.

11. Do you have to be in the Class of 2016 to make “Event Elite”? No, all classes will be evaluated in the selection process.  Many younger players and junior college players have been selected in years past.

12. What do I get for attending Vegas XXVI? The best Kicking / Punting instruction in the world, a Chris Sailer Kicking shirt, a profile page with Chris Sailer Kicking,  a chance to make the “EVENT ELITE” and the winner of the camp receives one year of free Chris Sailer Kicking camps (accommodations and transportation not included).

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