So You Didn’t Make “EVENT ELITE”, What Now?

For the past couple weeks, you have been watching the “EVENT ELITE” Kickers/Punters get chosen one by one. Daily, you stared at your Twitter feed, Instagram or Facebook waiting for your name to be announced. Each day, a couple people were ecstatic while countless others felt the opposite emotions. A couple days ago, the final members of the “EVENT ELITE” were announced and a balloon was popped for many 2017, 2018 and even some 2019 K/P’s. Now what?

Couple ways to look at it….

You can be upset with me for not selecting you. You can be upset with yourself for not performing when it counted. You can even find a way to blame others, but, it is ultimately on you. The only thing you can control is how hard and smart you work. Everyone in Vegas is competing for the same spots. Don’t let anybody outwork you and you will see different results.

You need to use this as motivation to make sure you perform better. This is all up to you. The choice is yours.

If you are a Kicker/Punter that strives to be the best, you want to be at that “TOP 12” and “EVENT ELITE” camp during the summer. Any single athlete that has been there (scholarship K/P’s, All-Americans, NFL players) will tell you it is, by far, the best camp they have ever been to in their life. What you need to do is get back on the horse. Work smarter and harder.

Many great Kickers/Punters did NOT make it simply because in Vegas they didn’t feel they could. They did NOT have confidence. They were HOPING they would perform well instead of KNOWING they would perform well. Sound familiar?

Just because you didn’t make the “TOP 12” and “EVENT ELITE” does NOT mean that you aren’t and elite payer capable of big things at all and that you should just stop. It means that you need to work harder and smarter at VEGAS XXIX in January to be selected to the next year’s “TOP 12”.

You need to knock my socks off. THE RANKINGS CAN BE ADJUSTED ANYTIME I SEE YOU LIVE. You need to show everyone this summer as I pass through the country that you are the best. Dominate. Know you can do it AND do it!

The best of the best ALWAYS step up.

Are you one of them? Time to decide. Prove to me, and the rest of the world, that you belong.

Or don’t.


Vegas XXIX


Lindale Football Stadium at Night