Chris Sailer Kicking Featured Instructor – Aaron Perez

Here we are in the second week of this new series where we feature our amazing instructors. This will allow you learn more about these young men and why they have been chosen to represent CSK nationwide.

Week 2: Chris Sailer Kicking Senior Instructor and head of Punting, Aaron Perez!

Aaron Perez is a former punter and professional soccer player. He has been on staff with Chris Sailer Kicking since 2005.

Aaron was born Covina, CA and attended Charter Oak High School there. He was a PrepStar All-American, Ranked No. 3 Punter in the nation and a three-star prospect by He was also selected twice to be 1st Team All-State, 1st Team All-CIF Southern Section and no surprise that he was selected three times for the 1st Team All-League.

As a senior, he averaged 42.9 yards per kick, placed 11 punts inside the 20-yard line and had a long punt of 83 yards.

Aaron also lettered three years in soccer for coach Richard Siciliano
Played for the LaVerne Lazers soccer club which was ranked among the top 25 in the nation.

He played college football for the UCLA for 2004 to 2008. He served as their punter from 2005 to 2008. He earned first-team All-Pac-10 honors and first-team Pac-10 All-Academic honors, He also set a new school record with 286 career punts and 12,220 career punting yards and was on the Ray Guy Award watch list.

Perez didn’t disappoint once he graduated from UCLA. Eventually, he was offered a pre-season deal with the dynastic New England Patriots, but was beat out by an 11-year veteran. After a stint with the Miami Dolphins, Aaron went back to California and worked his way back into soccer.

Perez then made it with the OC Blues, starting 12 games in 2013 including a match in the U.S. Open Cup against the late Chivas USA. After stints with Minnesota United and Drogheda United, Aaron retired from soccer to join Chris Sailer Kicking as a full-time Punting instructor.

Aaron currently lives in Montclair, CA with his wife, Kelly and son, Finnley. He is the founder of The Punt Factory and tours the country Chris Sailer giving valuable instruction. He also offers private and group lessons throughout the year.

For lessons and instruction with Perez, please contact him (818) 321-6750.  


So You Didn’t Make “TOP 12”, What Now?

For the past month or so, you have been watching the “TOP 12” Kickers / Punters get chosen one by one. Each time a selection was made, one person was ecstatic while countless others felt the opposite emotions. When the final TOP 12er was chosen and a balloon was popped for many 2017, 2018 and even some 2019 Kickers / Punters. 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” camp this summer. Any single athlete that has been there (scholarship Kickers / Punters, 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. Your opportunity is waiting for you in Las Vegas. VEGAS XXVIII

At Vegas XXVIII, I choose the “EVENT ELITE”. The “EVENT ELITE” is the best of the best from Vegas in May. They join the “TOP 12” to form the “TOP 12” and “EVENT ELITE” Invite Only Camp on July 18-20, 2016. There is no set number for the “EVENT ELITE”. I could choose one K/P or I can choose 30. It all depends on the talent. I don’t choose just to choose. It would make me look ignorant in the end. If I say you belong at that camp, you are one of the best in the world. This is a true invite only camp. I do NOT just hand out invites to get people to come to it. That would give me no credibility. I choose the best because they are the best. They will represent the “TOP 12”, “ EVENT ELITE” and Chris Sailer Kicking the best in the future.

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

Or don’t.