Chris Sailer Kicking “TOP 12” Member Mike Knoll has committed to Boston College!

Chris Sailer Kicking 2-Time “TOP 12” Member Mike Knoll has committed to Boston College.  He has chosen Boston College over offers from Purdue, Miami (OH), Toledo, and Air Force.  Boston College has always been a top choice of his and during his visit, he felt like it was just the place for him to be!
Mike has been a Chris Sailer Kicking student for many years.  He is a Top 10 nationally rated kicker and Top 10 nationally rated punter, making him one of the most sought after combo prospects in the nation.  He trains privately with Chris Sailer Kicking Staff Member Chris Nendick in Chicago.  He made “Event Elite” as a sophomore last May in Las Vegas and followed that up by making the “TOP 12” as a junior this past January in Las Vegas.  Mike has all the tools to be a dominating player at the next level.

Mike is a loyal Chris Sailer Kicking student who will soon be a CSK Staff Member.  Look for Mike to continue to work hard this summer (he will next attend the “TOP 12′” later this month) and enjoy a great senior season.  Congratulations to Mike and his family from Chris Sailer Kicking.

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D1 Colleges Will Recruit You, You Have To Recruit D2 & D3 Coaches!

Recruiting can be the most challenging, yet exciting, time consuming, yet ego boosting, frustrating yet rewarding challenges that an athlete and that athlete’s family will face. In the end, when approached and tackled properly, it will all pay off. The key is finding the correct fit for every athlete. And that is not an easy challenge. Over the years I have given many speeches and written many blogs about the recruitment of kickers, punters, and long snappers. The goal each time to is to educate athletes and their families one step at time. Here is one more piece of that educational process.

D1 Colleges Will Recruit You. When Alabama, Ohio State, UCLA, LSU, Michigan, Notre Dame, etc. need to recruit a specialist, they will find the very best one and usually have them committed within days. Everyone wants to go to these schools and would jump on that opportunity. They also have a huge recruiting budget, the best resources, and the ultimate product to sell. Here is how the conversation goes when a coach from a D1 school calls me, Coach: “I need a list of the best kickers (punters, long snappers) in the nation.” Me: “Sure we have Kicker A ranked #1, Kicker B ranked #2, Kicker C Ranked #3 and so on.” Within hours those athletes are in contact with the coach. Within days the coach has visited the school, done character and academic background checks. Within weeks the athlete and the family are on campus visiting. Sign, sealed, delivered.

Your job when if comes to D1 programs:

Get exposure. Go to Chris Sailer Kicking & Rubio Long Snapping Camps and get nationally ranked. We are the most trusted specialist resource in the world for college coaches. Make sure to keep your rank current. An evaluation and ranking over time holds much more weight than a single evaluation 1 or 2 years ago. Keep your character intact. Be aware that a college coach will visit with anyone and everyone to make sure that you are a great fit for that program in every way. Clean up your social media (online resume). Get your grades and test scores as high as absolutely possible. Get to college camps in between your junior and senior seasons. This is when most college coaches will ultimate pull the trigger. If you are good enough, Chris Sailer Kicking will get you the exposure to get signed by a D1 program. D1 programs will find and sign the very best. The best programs get the best specialists. The next best programs get the next best specialists. And so on….

D2, D3, NAIA, etc. need you to recruit them. When Azusa Pacific, Colgate, William & Mary, Wesleyan, Nicholls State etc. need to recruit a specialist, they wait to see who the D1 programs are not able to sign and try to land some of the leftover pieces. Not everyone wants to go to these schools, so they aren’t able to be as selective. They do not have a huge recruiting budget, the same resources, nor the ultimate product to sell. Here is how the conversation goes when a coach from a D3 school calls me, Coach: “I recently got some film from Kicker A. He also recently visited the school and has been showing great interest in our program. What do you think Chris?” Me: “Kicker A is a great kicker. He has been to several camps over the years and has really impressed us. He continues to get better and stronger each time that we see him. He shows great D3 talent and potential.” Over the course of the next several months, depending on the time of this call a relationship between coach and player is formed. Perhaps after that player doesn’t get any D1 offers, he may sign with the program. The financials take much longer to figure out at this level.

You job when it come to D2 & D3 programs:

Get exposure (The same holds true for everything said above). You need to see the big picture. Everyone is not a D1 scholarship kicker, punter, or long snapper. Very few are. Most will fall into this category. There are 800+ Universities and Colleges that offer football. There is a great fit out there for you. In fact, there are most likely several. But YOU have to find them. YOU have to recruit them. Do not wait for them to come calling you. Make calls, send emails, take unofficial visits, go to practices, go to games, follow up, etc. Sign up with NCSA for help! Arrange a date to kick, punt, or long snap for them live. Your sincere interest will land you several college opportunities. These programs can offer partial/full athletic or academic scholarships. The more that they want you, the harder they will work to get you money somehow, someway. Believe me.

Never put all of your eggs in one basket. First and foremost always apply as a student first. Football may not work out due to injury or just lack of talent. If you are a legit D1 specialist, focus on D1 but make sure that you have D2, D3, etc. backups in place. If you are D2/D3 specialist, focus on those levels, but don’t be afraid to reach for the stars (you may improve in your final years). There is a home for everyone. Chris Sailer Kicking sees more specialists than anyone in the world and we still cannot find 800+ college level specialists per year to fill needs at every school. If you approach recruiting with a the correct plan in place you will find a home. Anticipate the ups and downs of recruiting and enjoy the ride. Remember you can make the NFL coming from any college. Take a look at NFL rosters and where the specialists played their college ball. The key is finding the right fit where you can continue to develop your skill. And ultimately, whether you make the NFL or not, the reward at the end will be a college degree from a great school that you most likely would not have received without football.

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Highlight Videos Avaliable in Dallas June 9th!

Chris Sailer Kicking is happy to announce that Highlight Videos will now be available for purchase at the Chris Sailer Kicking 1-Day Nike Camp in Dallas TX on June 9, 2013.  This is an incredible opportunity and will only be available to the first 30 kickers, punters or long snappers that reserve their video.  They are offering a rate of $125 for the Dallas camp.  Here is how it will work:

1. You can preegister for this service by emailing info@varsitytape.com.  In the subject line type: “TX Chris Sailer Kicking Video”.  The staff will get back to you with further instructions.

2. Thy are taking a LIMITED number of kickers, punter and long snappers. If you are interested, email them immediately.

Below is an example of the videos. I am very impressed with the company and their services. If you choose to purchase a highlight video, the video will be yours to use as you see fit.  My recommendation: Email the video to coaches, add the video to your Chris Sailer KIcking Player Ranking Profile, add the Video to your NCSA Player Profile and add it to your YouTube page.

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College Camps, How to Act?

 

If you are attending a college camp this summer, here are a few tips to help you maximize the experience and get noticed for the right reasons.

  • Always go in with a positive outlook. Positive attitudes will not just help you mentally, it can help a coach evaluate you as someone he would like on his team.

 

  • Get rid of distractions. Camp is important and it deserves your full attention. Focus on the task at hand and not on your smart phone. This means paying attention even when you are not the focus…because you just might be! Always act as if your coach is standing behind you.
  • Remain calm and stay confident. Coaches watch for how you react to negativity. This includes missing kicks. Keep your head up and maintain a “get ‘em next time” attitude.
  • Maintain your respect and listen to suggestions. “Yes sir coach, let me try that” is a simple way you can show respect for the coaches position AND for what he is saying. Coaches don’t expect you to be as good today as you are going to be tomorrow. Let them know you are willing and eager to improve.
  • Always compete at your best. Most coaches are more competitive than their players. They will respect a player who is always giving their best.

Remember, you are not in your hometown anymore. Players at college camps will have skills that can surprise you. You are literally “Kicking it up a notch”. Chris Sailer Kicking wishes you success!

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CSK “TOP 12” Kicker / Punter Aaron Medley Commits to Tennessee

Chris Sailer Kicking “TOP 12” Member and top national national kicking and punting prospect Aaron Medley has committed to Tennessee.  Aaron decided to stay in his home state choosing the Volunteers over Oklahoma and Texas A&M.

Aaron is an incredible talent.  A Chris Sailer Kicking student since 2011, he has proven himself time and time again.  His recent “TOP 12” selection and great camp performances vaulted him onto the recruiting scene.  After his senior year he will join dozens of Chris Sailer Kicking specialists in the SEC.  I expect Aaron to be a great college player contributing in all areas.  Aaron is a fine young man who should be a future Chris Sailer Kicking Staff Member.

Congratulations.  Who is next?  Stay tuned…..

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Chris Sailer Kicking – Caption Contest

Found this picture and couldn’t pass it up!  Time for a contest.  Submit your best caption to @Chris_Sailer via Twitter.  Winner will receive a FREE Chris Sailer Kicking T-Shirt.  More importantly, we need to be more creative than the Long Snappers.  Rubio seems to think that kickers have no sense of humor.

The contest will end on Thursday, May 23 at noon PST.

Let the games begin….

Caption This Sailer

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CSK “TOP 12” K/P Aaron Medley Pick up 2nd Offer!

The “TOP 12” continues to pick up steam as we head into the summer.  Chris Sailer Kicking “TOP 12” Kicker / Punter Aaron Medley (2014 TN) has picked up his second offer.  Texas A&M has offered the top national combo prospect.  They join Oklahoma in the battle to gain his services.  Expect many more offers to roll in for Aaron soon.

Medley has been a Chris Sailer Kicking student since 2011, never dropping outside of the top 10 national rankings for his class.  He is special because he dominates at both the kicking and punting positions making him an extremely valuable dual threat.  He was recently selected to the prestigious “TOP 12” in January in Las Vegas.  Aaron is a fine young man man with an incredible work ethic.

Look for Aaron to continue to pick up offers this May, June and July.  It should be a great Spring and Summer for Medley and all of the “TOP 12” and “Event Elite”.  Stay tuned.

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11th Annual National Kicking Spring Event – Recap

The 11th Annual National Kicking Spring Event run by Chris Sailer Kicking recently took place in Las Vegas.  The largest kicking, punting, and long snapping spring camp in the world attracted specialists from nearly every state in the nation and several other countries.  The camp features instruction, competition, and evaluation at the highest level.  College coaches nationwide anticipate the results as they get set to put out scholarship offers this summer.  Take a look at the results.

Finals Round Camp Champions
Field Goal:  Alex Spence (SC – Class of 2014)
Punt: Adrian Lamothe (Mexico – Class of 2013)
Kickoff: Class of 2013  – Diego Gonzalez (Mexico), Class of 2014 – Mick Ellis (TX) & Rafael Gaglianone (TN), Class of 2015 – Ben Kreitenberg (CA), Class of 2014 – Mark Whiney (AZ)

Initial Round Camp Champions
Field Goal: Class of 2013 – Kris Gudmundsson (CA), Class of 2014 – Kyle Pfau (TX) & Austin Roan (TX), Class of 2015 – Jameson Vest (GA), Class of 2016 – Sam Loy (CA)
Punt: Class of 2013 – Parker Flynn (AZ), Class of 2014 – Mike Knoll (OH), Class of 2015 – Ben Kreitenberg (CA) & Cole Ramey (CA), Class of 2016 – Tristan Kanthack (CA)

Other Competition Champions
Field Goal Last Man Standing: Group 1 – Jack O’Brien (CA – Class of 2015), Andrew Galitz (TX – Class of 2015) & Coleman Olivas (CA – Class of 2015), Group 2 – John Duvic (IL – Class of 2014), Group 4 – Diego Gonzalez (Mexico – Class of 2013)
Punt Last Man Standing: Manuel Meza (CA – Class of 2014 JC)
Punt Consistency: Adrian Lamothe (Mexico – Class of 2013)
Punt Head to Head: Dylan Seibert (OK – Class of 2013 TR)

Chris Sailer Kicking 2013 “Event Elite”
Class of 2015
Kickers:
Jameson Vest (GA)
Ben Kreitenberg (CA)
Quinton Conaway (OK)

Punters:
Blake Johnson (CA)

Class of 2014/JC/TR
Kickers:
Lucas Alfonso (CA)
John Duvic (IL)
Jesse Kelly (CA)
Dallas Kepler (GA)
Hunter Morrow (TX)
Cole Murphy (CA)
Kyle Pfau (TX)
Michael Santamaria (GA)
James Sherman (AL)
Kenny Smart (CA)
David Smith (Canada)
Alex Spence (SC)
Chandler Stafford (TN)
Zach Standish (OR)
Cole Tracy (CA)
Troy Waites (MS)
Ty Wilson (TX)
Jake Lanski (CA)

Punters:
Marc Nolan (GA)
Luke Nelson (IL)
Jake Ambrose (CA)
Brett Beighton (CA)
Alex Boy (CA)
Hector Dominguez (CA)
Dylan Seibert (OK)

Combo Players:
Austin McGehee (AR)
Tyler Newsome (GA)
Yanni Routsas (TX)
Tristan Vizcaino (CA)
Parker Flynn (AZ)
Donny Hageman (CA)

*Selected K/P will join the “TOP 12” for the exclusive, invite only, Chris Sailer Kicking “TOP 12” and “Event Elite” summer camp June 21-23, 2013.

“TOP 12” – (Selected at the 11th Annual National Kicking Event in January in Las Vegas)
Logan Cooke (2014 MS)
Corbin Daly (2014 NC)
Mick Ellis (2014 TX)
Rafael Gaglianone (2014 TN)
Cameron Gamble (2014 TX)
Freeman Jones (2014 NC)
Michael Knoll (2014 OH)
Hayden Lekacz (2014 IL)
Aaron Medley (2014 TN)
JK Scott (2014 CO)
Matt Stewart (2014 CA)
Gary Wunderlich (2014 TN)

Chris Sailer Kicking will now begin its 2013 Summer Tour with stops in Dallas, TX (June 9), Los Angeles, CA (July 11), Charlotte, NC (July 15), Atlanta, GA (July 17), Boston, MA (July 25), Chicago, IL (July 27) & Los Angeles, CA (July 29). For more results, statistics, and rankings visit www.ChrisSailerKicking.com

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Announcing the Chris Sailer Kicking 2013 “Event Elite”

11th Annual National Kicking Spring Event –
May 4-5, 2013

2013 “EVENT ELITE”

 

 

 

 

Class of 2015
Kickers:
Jameson Vest (GA)
Ben Kreitenberg (CA)
Quinton Conaway (OK)

Punters:
Blake Johnson (CA)

Class of 2014/JC/TR
Kickers:
Lucas Alfonso (CA)
John Duvic (IL)
Jesse Kelly (CA)
Dallas Kepler (GA)
Hunter Morrow (TX)
Cole Murphy (CA)
Kyle Pfau (TX)
Michael Santamaria (GA)
James Sherman (AL)
Kenny Smart (CA)
David Smith (Canada)
Alex Spence (SC)
Chandler Stafford (TN)
Zach Standish (OR)
Cole Tracy (CA)
Troy Waites (MS)
Ty Wilson (TX)
Jake Lanski (CA)

Punters:
Marc Nolan (GA)
Luke Nelson (IL)
Jake Ambrose (CA)
Brett Beighton (CA)
Alex Boy (CA)
Hector Dominguez (CA)
Dylan Seibert (OK)

Combo Players:
Austin McGehee (AR)
Tyler Newsome (GA)
Yanni Routsas (TX)
Tristan Vizcaino (CA)
Parker Flynn (AZ)
Donny Hageman (CA)

HONORABLE MENTION
Class of 2015: Cristian Bianchi (CA), Zach Charme (ID), Cole Ramey (CA), Jackson VanSickle (NC), and Blanton Creque (KY)

Class of 2014/JC/TR: Christopher Birozes (GA), Michael Farkas (IN), Jackson Koonce (CA),  Alex Vega (CA), Erik Pederson (WA), Nathan Criswell (IA), Josh King (TX)

*Selected K/P will join the “TOP 12” for the exclusive, invite only, “TOP 12” and “Event Elite” summer camp June 21-23, 2013.

Sailer : Rubio

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11th Annual National Kicking Spring Event – Champions & Competition Winners

NATIONAL CHAMPIONS
Field Goal – Alex Spence (2014 SC)
Punt – Adrian LaMothe (2013 Mexico)
*Alex & Adrian will receive FREE Chris Sailer Kicking Camps for 1 Full Year!
Saturday Competition Champions
Field Goal Last Man Standing Champions
Group 1 (Class of 2016 & 2015) – Andrew Galitz (2015 TX),
Coleman Olivas (2015 CA) & Jack O’Brien (2015 CA)
Group 3 (Class of 2014) – John Divic (2014 IL)
Group 4 (Class of 2014 & 2013/JC/TR) – Diego Gonzalez (TR Mexico)
Punt Champion (Punters Only)
Consistency – Adrian LaMothe (2013 Mexico)
Last Man Standing – Manuel Meza (JC CA)
Head to Head – Dylan Seibert (TR OK)
FINALS ROUND Field Goal Results
Place Name Score
1 Alex Spence (2014 SC) 14
2 Jonathan Tatum (2014 LA) 13
T3 Donnie Mann (TR MN) 11
T3 Erik Pederson (2014 WA) 11
T5 James Sherman (2014 AL) 10
T5 Blanton Creque (2015 KY) 10
T5 Calvin Goodman (2015 CA) 10
T5 Carter Tani (2014 AZ) 10
T5 Jordan Dascalo (2013 CA) 10
T10 Kenny Smart (2014 CA) 9
T10 Kyle Pfau (2014 TX) 9
T10 John Duvic (2014 IL) 9
T13 Rafael Gaglianone (2014 TN) 8
T13 Kris Gudmundsson (JC CA) 8
15 Dallas Kepler (2014 GA) 7
T16 Austin Roan (2014 TX) 6
T16 Zach Standish (2014 OR) 6
T18 Palmer Ward (2014 KY) 5
T18 Cody Mills (2014 MS) 5
T18 Parker Flynn (TR AZ) 5
T18 Jameson Vest (2015 GA) 5
22 Ty Wilson (2014 TX) 4
FINALS ROUND Punting Results
Qualifiers (selected by CSK Staff based on the results of the entire weekend)
Derek Arnson, Jackson Koonce, Tyler Newsome, Christopher Birozes,
Tristan Vizcaino, Aidan Dailey, Michael Farkas, Bailey Landwehr,
Hector Dominguez, Manuel Meza, Alex Spence, Henry Woodrow, Ian Boozer,
Alex Boy, Kane Cooper, Nathan Criswell, Donny Hageman, Luke Kenney,
Mike Knoll, Marc Nolan, Adrian Lamothe, Clark Livingston, Blake Johnson,
Jordan Dascalo, Luke Nelson, Brett Beighton, Dylan Seibert, Parker Flynn,
Jake Ambrose, Diego Gonzales, Kris Gudmundsson, Simon Laryea
Austin McGehee, Matt Stewart, Eddie Garcia.
Head to Head competition narrowed the field down to 20.
Here are the results:
Round of 20:
Black Johson def. Manuel Meza
Jordan Dascalo def. Clark Livingston,
Diego Gonzalez def. Austin McGehee
Christoper Birozes def. Matt Stewart
Adrian LaMothe def. Donny Hageman
Mike Knoll def. Hector Dominguez
Brett Beighton def. Kris Gudmundsson
Marc Nolan def. Luke Nelson
Dylan Seibert def. Jake Ambrose
Parker Flynn def. Luke Kenney
Round of 10:
Dylan Seibert def. Blake Johnson
Christopher Birozes def. Jordan Dascalo
Mike Knoll def. Diego Gonzalez
Adrian LaMothe def. Marc Nolan
Brett Beighton def. Parker Flynn
Round of 5 (2 to advance):
Dylan Seibert & Adrian LaMothe Advance.
Mike Knoll, Christopher Birozes & Brett Beighton Eliminated.
Finals:
Adrian LaMothe def. Dylan Seibert.

Sailer : Rubio

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