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).

Lindale Football Stadium at Night

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10 Most Common Questions About VEGAS XXV

1. How do I get invited to VEGAS XXV? You don’t! It is OPEN TO ALL KICKERS/PUNTERS. It is not an invite only camp. It is a first come, first served Event. You REGISTER and you are in. 

2. How old do you have to be to attend VEGAS XXV? All levels of High School through second year of Junior College. 4-Year Transfer Kickers/Punters also welcome. I will allow younger if it is pre-approved through me. 

3. Is VEGAS XXV only for advanced Kickers/Punters? NO, it is open to all levels of Kickers/Punters. The earlier 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. 

4. Will there be small group sessions againYes! There will be a 3-4 PM and a 4-5 PM small group 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 footballs and myself. 

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.

6. When should we book flights? Plan on arriving on Friday and either leaving after 9 pm on Sunday evening (camp will end at 7 pm) or Monday morning. Please note: Monday, the 19th of January is a holiday (MLK).

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 am playing another sport (basketball) 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 XXV important? It is a major one for the recruitment of seniors since it is right before signing day, beyond important for the underclassmen as their recruiting will just be going into high gear and your only chance to be selected to the “TOP 12” (the “TOP 12”  will be selected for the Invite Only “TOP 12” and “EVENT ELITE” camp this summer in CA)

10. What do I get for attending VEGAS XXV? The best on Kicking/Punting instruction in the world, a chance to meet the best Kickers/Punters in college and the NFL (they will be on hand assisting me all weekend), a Chris Sailer Kicking shirt, a PROFILE PAGE (Ranking) with Chris Sailer Kicking, a chance to make the “TOP 12” and the winner of the camp receives one year of free Chris Sailer Kicking camps (accommodations and transportation not included).

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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 2015, 2016 and even some 2017 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 May at the Spring Event in Las Vegas.

At the Spring Event, 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 June 18-20, 2014 in Los Angeles. 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.

THE CHOICE IS YOURS…..

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Which Camps Shoud I Attend in 2014?

Chris Rubio and I get asked hundreds of questions per day.  We write blogs to make finding answers to these questions that much easier.  The most common question we have been asked in 2014 is…. “Which camps should I attend this year?”

I can understand why this question has come up so often.  Chris Sailer Kicking & Rubio Long Snapping have taken on more camps, of many different types, than ever before.  We have done this to create opportunity.  After 14 years in the business, we know the value of great instruction, the value of education, and perhaps most importantly, the value of exposure.  We have completed the circle and now offer every camp necessary to stay ahead of the competition and offer the most exposure possible to our athletes.

Las Vegas, “TOP 12” & “Event Elite”, US Army All-America Bowl, Underclassman “Invite Only”, Fall / Spring / Summer 1-Day Camps, East Bay Youth All-American Games, Australian Scout Camps, College & NFL Camps, Alabama / LSU / Texas A&M / UCLA / Oregon / USC.   Many have tried to copy the model that Chris Sailer Kicking & Rubio Long Snapping have 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, punter or long snapper…. Welcome to Chris Sailer Kicking & Rubio Long Snapping.

You have asked the question, here is the best answer we can give you.

Question: “Which camps should I attend this year?”

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 Camp in your region (CA, TX, IL, NC, GA)
FBU Invite Camp (FL, TX, CA, WA, OH – Email Chris Sailer or Chris Rubio for your invitation)

May
Las Vegas Prep Camp (One week prior to Vegas Event in Los Angeles)
Las Vegas – Annual Spring National Kicking & Snapping Event
FBU Invite Camp (FL, TX, CA, WA, OH – Email Chris Sailer or Chris Rubio for your invitation)

June – July
1-Day Summer Camp in your region (CA, TX, IL, NC, GA)
Underclassmen “Invite Only” Camp
FBU Invite Camp (FL, TX, CA, WA, OH – Email Chris Sailer or Chris Rubio for your invitation)
TOP GUN Invitation Only Camp (Dublin Ohio)

Every camp has SOLD OUT for the past 8 years.  Register early.
*** Sophomores attend 1 or 2 College Camps for experience
*** Juniors attend as many College Camps as you can within reason

August
Season

September – December
1-Day Fall Camp in your region (CA, TX, IL, NC, GA, NY)

Notes:
Chris Sailer & Chris Rubio are present at EVERY camp!
We recommend attending 1 FBU Camp each year
We recommend attending the TOP GUN Camp every year
FBU & TOP GUN camps should be attended to supplement the other camps, not in place of them
When prioritizing camps, Vegas Events should always come first
All camps focus on instruction
All camps (college camps being the only exception) offer evaluations and rankings
Highlight videos are available at the 1-Day Camps & Las Vegas Events
Every camp has SOLD OUT for the past 8 years.  Register early.
Sophomores attend 1 or 2 College Camps for experience
Juniors attend as many College Camps as you can within reason

Description of Camps:
1-Day Fall, Spring & Summer 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 8:00 – 4:30. Open to all!

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 and competition.  Camps run from 8:00 – 4:30. Open to all!

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. These are NOT camps you need to be invited to.  They provide great experience for all specialists.
Arrive Friday.  January Event ends at 6PM on Sunday.  May Event ends at 5PM on Sunday.  Open to Freshman, Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors, Junior College and 4-Year Transfers.  8th Graders are accepted in May upon request.

Underclassmen “Invite Only” Camp: This is a 2-Day Camp.  Open to Sophomores, Freshman, 8th Graders, 7th Graders and 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, punting and long snapping.  Camp includes instruction, competition, classroom seminars, video analysis, evaluations and rankings.  This is an Invite Only camp.  You will receive an invitation directly from Chris Sailer or Chris Rubio.  Camp is held in Los Angeles, CA.

“TOP 12” & “Event Elite” 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 = “TOP 12” (12 Kickers / Punters, 12 Long Snappers selected) May = “Event Elite” (No set number selected.  Those who show D1 scholarship level ability will be selected).  This camp is the best of the best.  There is no other camp like this one.  This should be your #1 goal! Camp is help in Los Angeles, CA.

College Camps: These are 1-Day Camps.  Chris Sailer & Chris Rubio are hired by Universities to coach their summer specialist camps.  We choose to work for the best of the best.  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.  Open to Freshman, Sophomores and Juniors.  You register for these camps with the University.

FBU Camps:  These are 2-Day Camps.  You must be invited by Chris Sailer or Chris Rubio.  Chris Sailer Kicking & Rubio Long Snapping have officially partnered with FBU, The US Army All-America Bowl & The East Bay All-American Games.  Camps include: Exposure through FBU, the opportunity to be considered for the US Army All-America Bowl & East Bay All-America Games, instruction, video analysis, evaluation and rankings.  You register for these camps by calling FBU directly.

TOP GUN:  This is a 3-Day Camp.  You must be invited by Chris Sailer or Chris Rubio.  This is the culmination of the FBU camps.  To be invited is a serious honor.   The specialists for the US Army All-America Bowl will be selected at this camp.  Chris Sailer Kicking & Rubio Long Snapping have officially partnered with FBU, The US Army All-America Bowl & The East Bay All-American Games.  Camps include: Exposure through FBU, the opportunity to be considered for the US Army All-America Bowl & East Bay All-America Games, instruction, video analysis, evaluation and rankings.  You register for these camps by calling FBU directly.

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 in 2014!

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Which Camps Should I Attend & When?

One of the most common questions that I get asked is, “Which camps should my son attend and when?”.  I have an 11 year old son, Nick Sailer, Class of 2019!  So not long from now, I will be asking myself that very same question.  I have been running kicking/punting lessons, camps, and national events for nearly 13 years now.  In a perfect world, here is exactly what I would do as a parent, and most likely will be doing before you know it.

7th Grade

  • Attend at least 1 Chris Sailer Kicking Camp as a spectator.  See what it is all about.  I would choose a 1-day Nike Camp in CA, NC, GA, TX or IL.  Meet Chris Sailer.  Listen to instruction.  Become familiar and comfortable with the camp scene. There is no charge for this.
  • Start private lessons with a Chris Sailer Kicking private coach.  Contact me (818-209-8921) and I will set you up with a great 1-on-1 coach anywhere across the United States.
  • Buy the Chris Sailer Kicking Instructional DVD.  This is the best way to learn.  Plus you can watch it over and over again.
  • Read the following BLOG: When Should I (My Son) Start Attending Camps

8th Grade

  • This is the time to begin attending Chris Sailer Kicking Camps.  I would choose the 1-day Nike Camps in CA, NC, GA, TX or IL.  I would attend ALL 3 camps when Chris Sailer Kicking comes to your region of the U.S.  We come to each of these locations 3 times per year (Fall, Winter / Spring, and Summer).
  • Attend 1 of the Las Vegas Events (January or May) as a spectator.  See what the next level of camp is all about.  There is no charge for this.
  • Continue private and group lessons with Chris Sailer and/or a Chris Sailer Kicking private coach.  Contact me (818-209-8921) and I will set you up with a great 1-on-1 coach anywhere across the United States.
  • If invited, attend the Underclassmen “Invite Only” Event.  This camp is “Invite Only” and is for the players and parents.  Learn about your future and how to handle it each step of the way.

9th Grade

  • NOW is the time to attend Chris Sailer Kicking Camps.
  • Attend ALL 3 of the  1-day camps in your region (CA, NC, GA, TX or IL).  We come to each of these locations 3 times per year (Fall, Winter / Spring, and Summer).
  • Attend 1 Nike Camp in another state.  Start to get a feel for travel and other competition.
  • Attend The Annual National Kicking Events in Las Vegas in both January & May.  The time is now to see what it is all about.  See what it takes at every level (Fr, So, Jr, Sr, JC, College, and Pro).  The experience will pay off!!!  Time to set goals.
  • Continue private and group lessons with Chris Sailer and/or a Chris Sailer Kicking private coach.  Contact me (818-209-8921) and I will set you up with a great 1-on-1 coach anywhere across the United States.
  • If invited, attend the Underclassmen “Invite Only” Event.  This camp is “Invite Only” is for the players and parents.  Continue to learn about your future and how to handle it each step of the way.

10th Grade

  • NOW is the time to attend Chris Sailer Kicking Camps.
  • Attend ALL 3 of the  1-day camps in your region (CA, NC, GA, TX or IL).  We come to each of these locations 3 times per year (Fall, Winter / Spring, and Summer).
  • Attend 1-2 Nike Camps in another state.  Continue to get a better feel for travel and other competition.
  • Attend The Annual National Kicking Events in Las Vegas in both January & May.  The time is now to see what it is all about.  See what it takes at every level (Fr, So, Jr, Sr, JC, College, and Pro).  The experience will pay off!!!  Time to set goals.
  • Continue private and group lessons with Chris Sailer and/or a Chris Sailer Kicking private coach.  Contact me (818-209-8921) and I will set you up with a great 1-on-1 coach anywhere across the United States.
  • If invited, attend the Underclassmen “Invite Only” Event.  This camp is “Invite Only” is for the players and parents.  Continue to learn about your future and how to handle it each step of the way.
  • Attend 1 Local College Camp.  These are essentially tryouts.  Go to get experience.  It will pay off for when it really counts.

11th Grade

  • NOW is the time to attend Chris Sailer Kicking Camps.
  • Attend ALL 3 of the  1-day camps in your region (CA, NC, GA, TX or IL).  We come to each of these locations 3 times per year (Fall, Winter / Spring, and Summer).
  • Attend 2-3 Nike Camps in another state.  Continue to travel and understand what it takes and dominate competition.
  • Attend The Annual National Kicking Events in Las Vegas in both January & May.  This is the time to get your name on the map. College coaches will be setting up their recruit boards.  This is the time to shoot for “TOP 12” and “Event Elite”!
  • Continue private and group lessons with Chris Sailer and/or a Chris Sailer Kicking private coach.  Contact me (818-209-8921) and I will set you up with a great 1-on-1 coach anywhere across the United States.
  • Attend Multiple College Camps within reason.  These are essentially tryouts.  Be realistic with your skill level.  Attend camps at all levels of college football (D1, D2, D3, etc.)
  • Attend the “TOP 12” & “Event Elite” Camp.  This is an “Invite Only” Camp that brings together ONLY the best of the best.  You can only get invited by attending the Vegas Events and proving that you are one of the best while competing again the best.  This camp is the ULTIMATE GOAL.  This is the best camp that you will ever attend, if invited.

12th Grade

  • NOW is the time to attend Chris Sailer Kicking Camps.
  • Attend ALL 3 of the  1-day camps in your region (CA, NC, GA, TX or IL).  We come to each of these locations 3 times per year (Fall, Winter / Spring, and Summer).
  • Attend 3-4 Nike Camps in another state.  Continue to travel and understand what it takes and dominate competition.
  • Attend The Annual National Kicking Events in Las Vegas in both January & May.  The time is now to prove to every college coach in the United States that you are worthy of a scholarship or walk on spot.  Scholarships and preferred walk on spots will be earned based on performance as a senior!
  • Continue private and group lessons with Chris Sailer and/or a Chris Sailer Kicking private coach.  Contact me (818-209-8921) and I will set you up with a great 1-on-1 coach anywhere across the United States.
  • DO NOT stop working once you have decided on a college.  This is the #1 mistake made.  Work harder than ever as the next level is even more difficult.

College / NFL

  • Attend the College Camp each year to stay sharp and prepare yourself for upcoming seasons and an NFL Future.
  • Chris Sailer Kicking & Rubio Long Snapping will be announcing our NFL Combines in the near future.

Chris Sailer Kicking is the #1 Kicking, Punting, and Long Snapping Business in the World.  We will teach and guide you from 7th Grade all through the day that you retire from the NFL.

 

 

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11th Annual National Kicking Camp; Snapping Event

On January 19th and 20th of 2013 the 11th Annual National Kicking & Snapping Event will be held at Faith Lutheran High School in Las Vegas. Participants should be sure to arrive on Friday, January 18, 2013 and plan to stay until Sunday night, January 20, 2013. This is a two day event that ecompasses kicking and punting camps, as well as long snapping camps and is offically called The Chris Sailer Kicking and Rubio Long Snapping January National Kicking and Snapping Event. This Vegas event can be attended by long snappers, place kickers and punter. You must compete in this event to give yourself a shot at the Top 12 Camp, which is a camp that can only be attended by people who are invited.

Whoever wins at this camp will get a chance to attend either the Rubio Long Snapping Camp or the Chris Sailor Kicking Camp at no charge. If someone is a punter, long snapper or place kicker, and is in at least the eighth grade, they can enter the competition. This camp event is designed for students who play football and want to play at a higher level than they are currently playing at. The first day of this event involves training on how to play football. On the second day, competitions are held and finalists are announced.

Event participants are responsible for performing all necessary stretching and warming up before event activities begin for the day. These kicking camps are a valuable experience for any student serious about playing football.

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