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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Chris Sailer Kicking 2015 Spring / Summer Camp Schedule

Chris Sailer Kicking 2015 Spring / Summer Camp Schedule

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SPRING / SUMMER 1-DAY INSTRUCTIONAL, EVALUATION & EXPOSURE CAMPS
Spring and Summer Kicking/Punting Camps are open to ALL levels Kickers/Punters. You do NOT have to be invited to attended and any spring and/or summer Chris Sailer Kicking Instructional Camps. These Kicking/Punting Camps are open to Kickers/Punters from 8th grade (younger with permission from Sailer) through college. The winners of each Spring camp receive a FREE admission to the May Vegas Event put on by Chris Sailer Kicking (travel and accommodations excluded).

These camps are one day camps that offer instruction, film and classroom session, Kicking/Punting Discussion, NCSA recruiting meeting and Competition. Attending these camps gives you top notch instruction and the chance to be added to the Chris Sailer Kicking Player Ranking Section of the website.

Why attend? To get the best instruction and the most exposure possible in the world as a Kicker/Punter, to be ranked with Chris Sailer Kicking, to receive a Chris Sailer Kicking shirt, to have the chance to win FREE admission (Spring) to the Chris Sailer Kicking Vegas XXVI Event in May (travel and accommodations not included)

March 1, Los Angeles CA – Notre Dame Sherman Oak HS
March 15, Dallas TX – Midlothian HS
March 28, Charlotte NC – William Amos Hough HS
March 29, Atlanta GA – Blessed Trinity HS
April 12, Chicago IL – Lewis University
July 9, Chicago IL
July 23, Dallas TX – Cedar Hill HS
July 25, Charlotte NC – William Amos Hough HS
July 26, Atlanta GA
July 29, Los Angeles CA – Notre Dame Sherman Oaks HS

VEGAS EVENTS
As you know, the Vegas Events are the biggest and best Kicking / Punting camps in the world. They are truly a national event to see how you compete against the best in the nation, and world. The May Event, or VEGAS XXVI, is the second largest Kicking / Punting camp that we run (VEGAS XXV in January is the biggest). The main difference is the weather and there are less seniors since many have already stepped onto their college campuses for their next stage of their life.

Think of this as the SUPER BOWL for Kickers / Punters. No other kicking, punting & long snapping event comes close to the exposure offered by the National Kicking Events. Chris Sailer Kicking is, by far, the most credible recruiting source for Kickers / Punters in the country.

The “TOP 12” and “EVENT ELITE” is the list to be on if you are seeking national exposure. From the Vegas Events, the Chris Sailer Kicking Staff will select the “TOP 12” Seniors/JC & the “TOP 12” Underclassman (January) and “Event Elite” (May). Over 90% of the “TOP 12” have received full ride D1A scholarships in the past. Over 99% members of the “TOP 12” have gone on to play college football. In addition the “TOP 12” Underclassman will be invited to attend an exclusive summer camp to train and compete amongst that elite group.

The Competition Finals Round Winners in Vegas (FG, Punt, and LS) will receive FREE Chris Sailer Kicking Camps for 1 FULL YEAR. (Excludes transportation and Hotel). The Vegas Events offer the best exposure possible for Kickers / Punters. Chris Sailer Kicking has personal relationships with over 100 D1A Universities and many more at other levels. This is your chance to get recognized on a national scale. Chris Sailer Kicking works very closely with Scout.com, Rivals.com, Espn.com, etc. and have also been featured in Sports Illustrated, USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, Deadspin, etc.

VEGAS XXVI Prep Camp, May 3, Los Angeles CA – Notre Dame Sherman Oaks HS
VEGAS XXVI Friday Small Group Sessions , May 8 – Las Vegas Indoor/Outdoor Soccer Complex
VEGAS XXVI, May 9-10 – Las Vegas Indoor/Outdoor Soccer Complex

FBU CAMPS / US 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 the 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. 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 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 two 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 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.

To register for an FBU camp, use Code CS15.  It is a benefit to be invited due to being a Chris Sailer Kicking Student. The TOP GUN Codes will be given out once you attend an FBU Regional Camp.

April 24-25, Central Florida
May 1-2, Charlotte, NC
May 1-2, Dallas, TX
May 15-16, New Jersey
May 22-23, Atlanta, GA
May 29-30, South Florida
May 5-6, San Francisco, CA
June 5-6, Chicago, IL
June 19-20, Los Angeles, CA
June 19-20, Houston, TX
July 10-11, Dublin, 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 selected)

COLLEGE LEVEL CAMP
June 29-30, CA – Notre Dame Sherman Oaks HS

This camp will be ONLY for 4 year university college Kickers / Punters or those entering into a 4 year university. 1st year JC and freshman, sophomores and juniors in high school can NOT attend this camp.

This will be a very high level camp that will be run similarly to the TOP 12 and EVENT ELITE camp. Cost of the camp will include hotel, transportation to the fields and the instruction. This camp is built for Kickers / Punters looking to dominate the college camp and get ready for the NFL.

NFL FREE AGENT CAMP
February 28, Los Angeles CA – Notre Dame Sherman Oaks HS

You (the specialists) asked for it, you got it. They (NFL coaches) asked for it, they got it. As you know, Chris Rubio and myself have always run the biggest and best exposure camps for high school Kickers, Punters and Long Snappers. Now it is time for us to move completely into the NFL realm to give the needed exposure to our college athletes.

Chris Sailer and myself have been asked COUNTLESS times to run a free agent camps since it is something that has been lacking for quite some time in the world of specialists. It is now time. This one day camp will be a showcase for NFL coaches. There will be little coaching (you shouldn’t need a ton if you are at this camp) as this camp will all be about exposure. NFL coaches and personnel will be on hand to personally see the Long Snappers in action.

In order to attend this camp, you must be out of college and be eligible for the NFL draft or an NFL Free Agent.

COLLEGE CAMPS
Chris Sailer Kicking & Rubio Long Snapping 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 website. Here is the list, so far, as more will be added once the dates are finalized…

Alabama, June 6
Texas A&M, June 8
USC, June 12
Oregon, June 13
UCLA, June 18
LSU, July 19

“TOP 12” & “EVENT ELITE” CAMP
June 15-17, Los Angeles CA – Notre Dame Sherman Oaks HS

This camp is open ONLY to those invited personally by Chris Sailer. You are chosen to attend this camp by performing extremely well at either the January or May National Events in Las Vegas. Do NOT sign up for this camp unless you have been formally invited by Chris Sailer. Former “TOP 12” and “EVENT ELITE” members includes countless college and NFL players, All-Americans, NFL Pro Bowlers and Super Bowl participants.

Some Kicking / Punting “TOP 12” Alumni: Ryan Succop (Tennessee Titans), Justin Tucker (Baltimore Ravens), Blair Walsh (Minnesota Vikings), Dan Bailey (Dallas Cowboys), Kai Forbath (Washington Redskins), Randy Bullock (Houston Texans), Cody Parkey (Philadelphia Eagles), Jeff Locke (Minnesota Vikings), Bryan Anger (Jacksonville Jaguars), Bradley Nortman (Carolina Panthers), Ryan Allen (New England Patriots), Colton Schmidt (Buffalo Bills), Tress Way (Washington Redskins)….to name a few!

The “TOP 12” is chosen after the January Event (VEGAS XXV) and the “EVENT ELITE” is chosen after the spring Event (VEGAS XXVI). There are obviously 12 chosen for the “TOP 12” and there is no set number for the “EVENT ELITE”. Those that deserve it and are top of their class in May, get chosen…it could be one, it could be 20. 

The success rate of those we have been selected in the past that go on to play college football (most on scholarship) is over 95%.

UNDERCLASSMEN INVITE EVENT
June 19-20, Los Angeles CA – Notre Dame Sherman Oaks HS

You will almost think of this Event as a baby  “TOP 12” & “EVENT ELITE” Camp. This two day event is a camp that Chris Sailer Kicking will be completely gearing towards the athletes and their parents/guardians. This camp is meant to not only get the athletes headed in the right direction in the beginning and middle of their high school careers, but also the parents as well. It will provide information regarding nutrition, social media, recruiting, film, education and, of course, on field instruction. This event is just as much for the parents/guardians as it is the athletes!

College recruiting for Kickers / Punters is finally getting where it needs to be. Scholarships are being offered earlier and earlier each year. Early exposure is necessary these days. The Chris Sailer Kicking Underclassmen “Invite Only” Event is the perfect opportunity to make a name for yourself and solidify your national ranking at the perfect time. The middle of the summer is now the time college coaches build their underclassmen lists. You want to be on that list. This camp will get you there. It is also your first opportunity to prove that you are a “TOP 12” candidate in your class. The camp is set for early July for a reason, college coaches asked us to do this. They want the inside track early. Don’t be surprised to see more and more underclassmen offered during the season in the near future.

There will be formal meetings/classroom sessions on individual topics such as: Training (what level is right for the underclassmen athlete, how often, proper techniques), Nutrition and Lifting (Good habits, bad habits), Social Media (Setting up and using the proper social media outlets – this has become a must), Filming (proper angles, techniques, times, set up), Education (the importance of it, standards, year by year plan)

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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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New College Camp Added!

Chris Sailer Kicking and Rubio Long Snapping will be running the University of Washington’s Specialist Camp on June 17, 2013 in Seattle, WA.

The Huskies will be the 6th college camp we will be running across the country. Others that we will be running are LSU (June 1 and July 13), Texas A&M (June 6th), Alabama (June 8th), UCLA (June 10th) and Oregon (June 15th).

As with all college camps that we are running, you will need to register for it on their website and not ours.

See you this summer!

Sailer and Rubio Business

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