2016 TOP 12 & EVENT ELITE RECAP! Day, Ryerse, Havrisik Win It!

TOP 12 Group ShotOver the course of one Chris Sailer Kicking year thousands of specialists attend our camps for top notch instruction and exposure. Through our regional camps and National Vegas Events the best of the best are identified and invited to attend our “TOP 12” & “Event Elite.” This exposure group makes up the very best high school and junior college specialists in America.  Previous attendees include Dan Bailey (Cowboys), Justin Tucker (Ravens), Cody Parkey (Eagles), Blair Walsh (Vikings), Bryan Anger (Buccaneers), Jeff Locke (Vikings), Bradley Pinion (49ers), Ryan Succop (Titans), Kai Forbath (Saints), Bradley Nortman (Panthers), Colton Schmidt (Bills), Travis Coons (Browns), Randy Bullock (Jets), Ka’imi Fairbairn (Texans) and many many more.  This year’s group of Kicker/Punters was as talented as any.  The camp took place in Bradenton, FL July 18-20, 2016.  Take a look at the results….

THE CHAMPIONS

Field Goal Champion
Havrisik TOP 12Lucas Havrisik (CA) – Lucas has had an impressive summer.  He is one of the most accurate kickers in America without a doubt.  He hits a clean ball and does so with great consistency.   He is a great competitor that does very well under pressure.  His kickoffs are D1 ready.  Lucas is also a talented punter.  He has all the tools to dominate at the next level.  OFFER NOW!!!

Runner Up: Chris Landgrebe (OH)

Kickoff Champion
RyerseGrant Ryerse (MN) – The University of Minnesota commit and long time Chris Sailer Kicking student is a rare talent.  He is a great athlete with tremendous leg strength.  He hits a big time D1 ball off the ground on field goals.  He smashes kickoffs deep in the end zone with 4.2+ hang time.  He also has the size, strength and athleticism to develop into a great punter.  Grant is ready to go.

Runner Up: Josh Grant (2017, TX)

Punt Champion
Day TOP 12Tucker Day (TN) – The #1 ranked punter in the nation proved it once again.  Coming off his recent invitation to the U.S. Army All-America Bowl after dominating TOP GUN in SC, he followed it up with a huge performance against the very best in the U.S. in FL.  Tucker has NFL type leg strength and ability.  He regularly hits 50+ yard punts with 5.2+ second hang time.  He is also an excellent kicker.  He is the real deal.  OFFER NOW!!!

Runner Up: Joe Doyle (TN)

Other Competition Winners
FG – Chris Landgrebe (2017, OH), Chris Dunn (2018, NC), Skyler DeLong (2018, SC), Zach Elder (2017, TX)
Punt – Kane Bowen (2017, CA), Ethan Torres (2017, VA), Bill Rubright (2017, GA)

Committed “TOP 12” & “Event Elite” Members
Brandon Ruiz – Alabama
Joseph Bulovas – Georgia Tech
Brent Cimaglia – Tennessee
Adam Stack – Oregon
Grant Ryerse – Minnesota
Cole Smith – Cincinnati
Chris Dunn – NC State
Briggs Bourgeois – Southern Miss

Next 6 Kickers that should pick up offers and commit
Brandon Gracia (CA)
Josh Grant (TX)
Chris Landgrebe (OH)
Cooper Graham (NC)
Lucas Havrisik (CA)
Justin Davidovicz (NJ)

Next 6 Punters that should pick up offers and commit
Tucker Day (TN)
Ryan Rehkow (WA) *Holds BYU & Idaho offers
Tommy Martin (VA)
Aidan Daly (CA)
Joseph Doyle (TN)
Bill Rubright (GA)

Participants: Chris Dunn (2018, NC), Charles Campbell (2018, TN), Skyler DeLong (2017, SC), John Brosnahan (2018, NC), Cole Talley (2018, TX), Aidan Daily (JC, CA), Alex Usry (2017, GA), Bill Rubright (2017, GA), Blake Mazza (2017, TX), Briggs Bourgeois (2017, LA), Brooks Buce (2017, GA), Bryan Clements (2017, CA), Chris Landgrebe (2017, OH), Cooper Graham (2017, NC), Ethan Torres (2017, VA), Grant Ryerse (2017, MN), Hayden Moehring (2017, AR), Hunter Everett (2017, OK), Jack Geiger (2017, CA), Jake Lane (2017, AL), Jake Roark (2017, MO), Joe Doyle (2017, TN), Johan Zetterberg (2017, CA), Joseph Bulovas (2017, LA), Josh Grant (2017, TX), Justin Davidovicz (2017, NJ), Kane Bowen (2017, CA), Kyle Sentkowski (2017, WA), Liam Bunnell (2017, TX), Brian Papazian (2017, CA), Liam Jones (2017, OK), Lucas Havrisik (2017, CA), Nick Horiates (2017, TX), Peyton Henry (2017, CA), Ryan Rehkow (2017, WA), Tommy Martin (2017, VA), Tucker Day (2017, TN), Zach Elder (2017, TX).

Unable to participate: Brandon Ruiz, Brent Cimaglia, Adam Stack, Jackson Hubbard, Austin Neuheiser, Cole Smith, Will Reichard, Brandon Gracia

This camp is as much about building friendships/bonds as it is about learning, competing and gaining exposure.  These memories last a lifetime.  Want to be a part of it?  See in Las Vegas January 13-15, 2017 at Vegas XXIX.  To be the best, train with the best! #TeamSailer #TOP12 #EventElite

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2016 TX Spring Camp, Freshman Will Reichard Wins It!

The 2016 Chris Sailer Kicking Spring Camp Tour got off to a great start in Dallas, TX this past weekend.  Well over 100 athletes from 10 plus states were in attendance.  The camp featured long time Chris Sailer Kicking kicker and staff member Nick Folk of the New York Jets.  He gave a fantastic demonstration and stood in on all the meetings offering priceless advice.  The mixture of outstanding veterans and talented newcomers at the camp made for excellent competition.  Take a look at the results.

Camp Champion: Will Reichard (2019, AL)
The long time Chris Sailer Kicking student came through with a breakthrough performance.  The #1 kicker in the nation in the Class of 2019 proved why in a major way.  He is the first freshman to win a regional camp in many years.  He hit multiple 50 plus yard field goals and his kickoffs were all 65 plus yards with 3.8 plus hang time.  He is an extraordinary talent.  One of the very best that I have seen at this age since Cody Parkey, now of the Philadelphia Eagles.

Field Goal Champion: Austin Neuhauser (2017, OK)
Austin put in an impressive performance in Dallas.  He was also a standout last month in Las Vegas.  Austin is proving he is a top national prospect in the Class of 2017.  He hits a pure ball off the ground and shows 55+ yard range.  His kickoffs are also competitive with the very best.  Look for Austin to gain the attention of major college coaches around the nation this off season.

Kickoff Champion: Davis Price (2016, CO)
Another long time Chris Sailer Kicking student was dominant on kickoffs all day.  He won the competition by hitting a 76 yard, 4.08 hang time kickoff.  He has really come into his own and is ready to move on to the college level.  He has the talent to compete at any level.

Punt Champion: Bernardo Palacios (2017, TX)
This was Bernardo’s first camp with us, but he stepped up when it counted the most.  He consistently hit 40 plus yard punts, with 4.4 plus yard hang time.  He is a talented athlete that shows the ability to compete with the top punters in his class.  Keep a close eye on him this spring and summer.

Other 2016 Standouts:
John Dellagarza (TX) – John is a talented punting prospect.  He has the size and skill set to compete at the D1 level.

Grant Perkins (TX) – Grant is a strong legged kicker that has excellent potential. His field goals and kickoffs both show great promise.

Other Class of 2017 Standouts:
Liam Jones (OK) – Liam is a great kicking prospect.  He is smooth and accurate on field goals.  His kickoffs are strong.  He has a bright college future.

Josh Grant (TX) – Josh is one of the best kickers in the nation.  He gets excellent height on his field goals off the ground.  His kickoffs are near the top of his class.

Blake Mazza (TX) – Blake is an excellent talent.  He hits a great ball off the ground on field goals.  His kickoffs are also a strong point.

Nick Horiates (TX) – The long time Chris Sailer Kicking student had his best day yet.  He was dominant at times on both field goals and kickoffs.  Tons of talent here.

Also keep an eye on: Kevin Madigan, Eric Carrasco, Turner Davidson, Miguel Aponte, Michael Ewton, Tristan Perry.

Top 2018 Prospects:
Cole Talley (TX) – Cole has one of the strongest legs in his class.  He shows flashes of dominance on both field goals and kickoffs.  A great athlete with a bright future.

John Mayers (TX) – John had an impressive camp.  He has a big time leg and shows he can hit an excellent ball off the ground.  Kickoffs are also strong.

Also keep an eye on: Christopher Freibert, Jim Hayden, Matthew Martin, Jacob Meeks, Evan Price, Ryan Scott, Jake Smith, Hayden Nelson, Nick O’Shea.

2019 Future Stars: Alex Felkins, Neal Koskay, Josh Plaster, Luis Reyna, Austin Rychlik, Tyler Shearer, Logan Shields.

Youth Prospects: Tabor Allen, James Griffith, Preston Johnson.

For full rankings and more information, visit www.ChrisSailerKicking.com Chris Sailer Kicking will next make stops in Los Angeles, CA (March 6), Atlanta, GA (March 12), Charlotte, NC (March 13), Chicago, IL (April 2), Seattle, WA (April 24), Miami, FL (May 7), New Jersey (May 7), Dallas, TX (May 15), Los Angeles, CA (May 15) and Atlanta, GA (May 15).  The spring will culminate with the largest national specialist camp in the world, Vegas XXVIII (May 21-22).

To be the best, train with the best.  #TeamSailer

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You Are a Senior, Now What?

So, you are a 2016 Kicker/Punter and you are most likely really getting stressed out about the next four years of your life. Either you are committed already and think you are the greatest or you haven’t committed and are wondering what is next?

This blog is going to be in two parts….first for the UNCOMMITTED, second for the COMMITTED.

For the UNCOMMITTED

  • First off, CHILL! It is still early in the recruiting process, trust me. Recruiting goes all the way through August.
  • Second, do NOT slack on your grades. Nothing worse than getting a call from a school but you can’t go to them because your grades aren’t up to par.
  • Continue to work with a Chris Sailer Kicking Staff Member in your area and DOMINATE all Chris Sailer Kicking camps in your area (yes, you can AND should keep going to Chris Sailer Kicking camps when you are a senior). You never know when the right school is going to contact me looking for a Kicker/Punter like you. You should still be going to Chris Sailer Kicking Camps in your area to get ready for VEGAS XXVIII in May. May Vegas is essentially your last chance to make it happen.
  • Fourth, you are the “old” guy at the camps now so you need to act like it…be mature, be confident, be nice to the young guys as you were once them.

For the COMMITTED

  • First off, NEVER, EVER STOP getting better. There is nothing that will upset a coach more than having a scholarship or preferred walk-on Kicker/Punter come into camp looking sloppy. They will EASILY be able to tell you if you haven’t improved since the time they recruited you. Don’t be that guy.
  • Second, do NOT slack on your grades. Sadly, I have had a kid lose a scholarship because his final semester grades slacked so much.
  • Third, NEVER stop improving and getting ready for the next stage of your life. Work with a Chris Sailer Kicking Staff Member and DOMINATE all Chris Sailer Kicking camps in your area. (yes, you can AND should keep going to Chris Sailer Kicking camps when you are a senior)
  • Fourth, you are the “old” guy at the camps now so you need to act like it…be mature, be confident, be nice to the young guys as you were once them.

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Chris Sailer Kicking – 2015 FL Recap Article, Punter Anckle Steps Up!

The Chris Sailer Kicking 2015 Fall Camp Tour rolled on with a recent stop in Delray Beach, FL.  The camp was filled with talented athletes that were ready to compete.  Take a look at the results.

Overall Camp Champion
Andrew Anckle (2016, FL) – Andrew is a talented punter that continues to improve in skill and confidence each time that we see him.  He won the punt competition by consistency hitting 40 plus yard punts with 4.4 plus second hang time.  He carried the consistent performance into the finals round and was able to outlast some excellent kickers.  Andrew a nice college prospect that will be able to compete at any level.

Field Goal Champion:
Noah Brunner (2016, KY) – Noah is a great kicking prospect.  His field goals are outstanding.  He has 55 plus yard range and gets great height off the ground.  His kickoffs are also college ready.  Noah is an experience player that does very well under pressure.  He will be a fine addition to any college football program.

Field Goal Champion:
Nolan Paussa (2016, NC) – Nolan is an excellent field goal kicker.  He is smooth and accurate off the ground.  His kickoffs are solid and show nice future college.  Nolan is a competitor that steps up under pressure.  He has the tools to take his game to the next level.

Kickoff Champion:
Edwin Noyes (2016, FL) – Edwin is an outstanding combo prospect.  He shows D1 ability as a kicker and punter.  On this day he won the kickoff competition by hitting several balls over 65 yards with close to 4 second hang time.  He also a very talented punter, a major strength.  I expect him to be a P/KO specialist at the next level.

Other 2016 Standouts:
Santiago Arango – JC Kicker that has great ability.  Field goals and kickoffs are both solid.
Samuel Scharff – Strong legged senior with natural ability.  Big upside.

Class of 2017 Standouts:
Billy Mitchell – Excellent prospect.  Has D1 ability.
Marco Salani – Strong field goal kicker.
Shane McDonough – Strong natural ability.  Nice potential.
Vladamir Rivas – Big leg that has just scratched the surface of what he is capable of.
Joey Fontana – Keeps improving each time we see him.

Best 2018 Kicker/Punter:
Jovan Rice – Jovan is a great young talent.  The future is bright.

Youth MVP:
Carter Davis – FBU Youth All-American that dominates for his age.  He is able to hit 40 yard field goals.

Chris Sailer Kicking will next visit Chicago, IL (November 22), Dallas, TX (December 13), Atlanta, GA (January 9), & Los Angeles, CA (January 9).  Then get ready for the big one, Vegas XXVII (January 16-17, 2016).  Hundreds of specialists will converge in Las Vegas to train in compete at the largest kicking, punting and long snapping camp in the world.  Visit ChrisSailerKicking.com for more information and to register for all camps.

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Chris Sailer Kicking – Week 7 College Players of the Week, Donny Hageman & JK Scott Honored!

Each week Chris Sailer Kicking will select College Players of the Week based off of performances from that week only.  Players selected are students of Chris Sailer Kicking and must have attended Chris Sailer Kicking camps or lessons.

Chris Sailer Kicking College Players of the Week:

Kicker:
Week 7: Donny Hageman (San Diego State) 3 for 3 Field Goals (Long 39) 3 for 3 Extra Points
Week 6: Ross Martin (Duke) 3 for 3 Field Goals (Long 40) 5 for 5 Extra Points
Week 5: Taylor Bertolet (Texas A&M) 3 for 4 Field Goals (Long 55) 3 for 3 Extra Points
Week 4: Andrew Gantz (Cincinnati) 4 for 5 Field Goals (Long 49), 4 for 4 Extra Points
Week 3: Aidan Schneider (Oregon) 4 for 4 Field Goals (Long 40), 7 for 7 Extra Points
Week 2: Redford Jones (Tulsa) 4 for 4 Field Goals (Long 34), 4 for 4 Extra Points
Week 1: Garrett Owens (Oregon State) 4 for 4 Field Goals (Long 45), 2 for 2 Extra Points

Punter:
Week 7: JK Scott (Alabama) 48.2 Yard Punt Average on 8 Punts (Long 56)
Week 6: Alexander Kinal (Wake Forest) 49.3 Yard Punt Average on 10 Punts (Long 62)
Week 5: Drew Galitz (Baylor) 50.8 Yard Punt Average on 4 Punts (Long 61)
Week 4: Tyler Newsome (Notre Dame) 52.4 Yard Punt Average on 5 Punts (Long 59)
Week 3: Will Monday (Duke) – 55.0 Yard Punt Average on 11 Punts (Long 71)
Week 2: Michael Carrizosa (San Jose State) – 56.5 Yard Punt Average on 6 Punts (Long 73)
Week 1:  Drew Kaser (Texas A&M) – 52.8 Yard Punt Average on 6 Punts (Long 64)

50+Yard Field Goals:
Week 7: Taylor Bertolet (Texas A&M) 54, Garrett Owens (Oregon State) 50
Week 6: None
Week 5: Taylor Bertolet (Texas A&M) 55, Ka’imi Fairbairn (UCLA) 53, Ross Martin (Duke) 53, Diego Gonzalez (Colorado) 52, Andrew Gantz (Cincinnati) 51, Jonathan Barnes (Louisiana Tech) 50
Week 4: Elliott Fry (South Carolina) 52, Chad Hedlund (SMU) 52, Jay Mattox (UTEP) 50, John Wallace (Louisville) 50
Week 3: Jon Croft Hollingsworth (Furman) 55, Donny Hageman (San Diego State) 54, Diego Gonzalez (Colorado) 52, Chris Moore (Northwestern State) 52, Elliott Fry (South Carolina) 51
Week 2: Conrad Ukropina (Stanford) 52, Daniel Portillo (UTSA) 50
Week 1: None

Lou Groza Stars of the Week (3 Chosen Each Week):
Week 7: Elliott Fry (South Carolina)
Week 6: Ross Martin (Duke)
Week 5: Taylor Bertolet (Texas A&M), Ross Martin (Duke)
Week 4: Andrew Gantz (Cincinnati)
Week 3: Jonathan Barnes (Louisiana Tech)
Week 2: Erik Powell (Washington State)
Week 1: Garrett Owens (Oregon State), Brad Craddock (Maryland)

Stay tuned as each week, Chris Sailer Kicking will update you on Chris Sailer Kicking in College Football!

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2015 NC Fall Camp Recap

The 2015 Chris Sailer Kicking Fall Camp Tour continued with a stop in Charlotte, NC on October 10th. The cold and rainy conditions didn’t make it easy on the participants, but football is played in poor weather all the time. The most prepared physically and mentally stepped up. Take a look at the results.

Overall Camp Champion: Cooper Graham (2017) – The Chris Sailer Kicking “Event Elite” Member was a standout from the minute the camp started.  He showed outstanding range on field goals, connecting from 50+ yards several times.  His kickoffs were all 65+ yards with over 4.0 second hang time.  He won the Kickoff competition with a 73 yard bomb.  The longtime CSK student is one of the very best in his class and should be a scholarship pick.

Field Goal Champion: Evan Davis (2019) – Evan Davis won the field goal competition by hitting 7 consecutive field goals, the last one coming from 52 yards out.  This was the first time in a few years that a freshman has won a competition.  Evan is a star in the making.  Look for him to be near the top of his class for years to come.

Punt Champion: Chris Dunn (2018) – Chris is a big time talent.  An incredible athlete that enjoys great success in all areas of the game.  His field goals and kickoffs are phenomenal for his class.  His punting is coming along nicely.  Chris has all the tools to be a dominating college player.

Best 2016 Prospect: JD Dellinger – The Chris Sailer Kicking “TOP 12” Member had another impressive day.  He was easily the most consistent field goal kicker at camp.  His kickoffs averaged over 65 yards with consistent 3.9 second hang time in the rain.  He also shows nice future punting potential.  JD is an experienced kicker that is ready for the next level both mentally and physically.  OFFER NOW!!!

Other 2016 Standouts:
Thomas Cook – Smooth and consistent. Thomas is a going have a great college career.
Jack Fonda – Shows nice college level ability.  The kicker does very well under pressure.
Jared Williams – Strong and athletic punter.  40+ yard average with solid hang time.

Other 2017 Prospects:
Jordan Stout – D1 prospect. Has the tools to compete with the best.
Clayton Howell – A top combo player in this class.  Does all 3 skills very well.
Connor Demaine – Has one of the strongest legs in his class.  Huge potential as both a kicker and punter.
Zach Stearns – Top field goal kicker.  Kickoffs are coming along nicely.

Other 2018 Standouts:
Robert Brown, Hunter Malsch

Other 2019 Standouts:
Drew Morais, Nolan Paris, Jason Stricker, Will Griggs

Chris Sailer Kicking will next make stops in GA, CA, NJ, FL, IL, and TX.  As always the big finale will be VEGAS XXVII (January 16-17) where kickers, punters and long snappers from all over the world gather to learn & compete with the best.  #TeamSailer
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5 October Recruiting Tips For All Kickers/Punters

5 October Recruiting Tips For All Kickers/Punters

Freshman

1. Enjoy getting used to high school.

2. Attend private & group lessons.  Perfect your technique.

3. Attend a 1-Day Chris Sailer Kicking Fall Camp in your area.

4. Sign up for Vegas XXVII, the experience will pay off tenfold.

5. Breathe, relax and understand that your simply learning how to one day be recruited.

Sophomores:

1. Enjoy your sophomore season.  It won’t be long and you will be an upperclassmen.

2. Attend private & group lessons.  Perfect your technique.

3. Attend a 1-Day Chris Sailer Kicking Fall Camp in your area.

4. Sign up for Vegas XXVII, the experience will pay off tenfold.

5. Breathe, relax and understand that your simply learning how to one day be recruited.

Juniors:

1. Dominate the remaining part of your junior season.  It doesn’t matter if you are having a great season to date, or currently struggling for one reason or another.  Stay focuses or regather your focus and put your best foot forward from here are on out.  Yes, college coaches are watching.

2. Take unofficial visits.  Get on campus.  Get your name and face in front of college coaches.  Take trips to D1, D2, D3, NAIA, JC programs.  Take trips to the east, the west, the south, the north.  Be realistic with your choices and it will pay off.  Genuine interest during the season is worth way more than mass emails.  Call the football office and speak with a secretary to set up unofficial visits.  Simply say that you are a recruit.  It is VERY smart to plan these trips on a weekend when Chris Sailer Kicking is in town (see tip #4).  Attend the game on Saturday.  Attend the Chris Sailer Kicking camp on Sunday.

3. Attend private & group lessons.  Perfect your technique. Don’t ever think that you are to old or experienced to get better.  Believe me, you will get a major wake up call once you step foot on college campus.  Dominate through perfecting your technique.

4. Attend 1-Day Chris Sailer Kicking Fall Camps across the country.  Exposure is necessary.  Attend in your region, but also attend outside of your region (see tip #2).  If you want to play college football, you have to put in the effort.

5. Sign up for Vegas XXVII.  It is finally your time to compete for “TOP 12”.  Who has made “TOP 12” before you?  Here are a few names: Justin Tucker (Ravens), Blair Walsh (Vikings), Ryan Succop (Titans), Dan Bailey (Cowboys), Bryan Anger (Jaguars), Jeff Locke (Vikings), Brad Nortman (Panthers), Bradley Pinion (49ers), Colton Schmidt (Bills), Ryan Allen (Patriots), Tress Way (Redskins), Cody Parkey (Eagles), Dustin Hopkins (Redskins)…. just to name a few.  And it goes well beyond making “TOP 12”.  The experience, the connections, the friendships, the exposure, etc.  There will never be a camp more important than this.

Seniors:

1. Dominate the remaining part of your senior season.  It doesn’t matter if you are having a great season to date, or currently struggling for one reason or another.  Stay focuses or regather your focus and put your best foot forward from here are on out.  College coaches are watching very closely and beginning to make choices.

2. Take unofficial visits.  Get on campus.  Get your name and face in front of college coaches.  Take trips to D1, D2, D3, NAIA, JC programs.  Take trips to the east, the west, the south, the north.  Be realistic with your choices and it will pay off.  Genuine interest during the season is worth way more than mass emails.  Call the football office and speak with a secretary to set up unofficial visits.  Simply say that you are a recruit.  It is VERY smart to plan these trips on a weekend when Chris Sailer Kicking is in town (see tip #4).  Attend the game on Saturday.  Attend the Chris Sailer Kicking camp on Sunday.

3. Attend private & group lessons.  Perfect your technique. Don’t ever think that you are to old or experienced to get better.  Believe me, you will get a major wake up call once you step foot on college campus.  Dominate through perfecting your technique.

4. Attend 1-Day Chris Sailer Kicking Fall Camps across the country.  Exposure is necessary.  Attend in your region, but also attend outside of your region (see tip #2).  If you want to play college football, you have to put in the effort.

5. Sign up for Vegas XXVII.  This event was created in 2003 specifically for the senior class.  There is a reason why the camp is in January.  This is still the most important time in recruiting for the senior class.  National Letter of Intent signing day is in early February.  Over 95% of the senior class is NOT committed and have not received any sort of college offer.  Breathe, relax and get your mind focused on getting the exposure necessary at the most important time of your career. Every college coach in America will be waiting on these results.  Scholarships and preferred walk on opportunities will be decided in Las Vegas.

**** Note to those lucky few that are committed (Yes, I am talking to the “TOP 12” and “Event Elite” from last year).  The NFL Stars listed in tip #5 for juniors all attended this event as seniors as well.  They didn’t rest.  They continued to be hungry and dominate.  That is why they are stars.  The list of
“TOP 12” and “Event Elite” that decided to rest because they were already committed is much longer.  And close to 0% of them made it to the NFL.

For more information, visit ChrisSailerKicking.com

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Which Camps Should I Attend, and When?

 

One of the most common questions that I get asked is, “Which camps should my son attend and when?”  I have been running kicking/punting lessons, camps, and national events for 15 years now.  In a perfect world, here is exactly what I would recommend.

6th/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 Fall, Spring or Summer Camp in CA, WA, FL, NJ, 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.
  • When you feel that you are ready, you may attend the above as a participant.
  • Attend FBU Camps.  Chris Sailer Kicking is an official partner of FBU, the U.S. Army All-American Game and Youth All-American Games.  Chris Sailer will select Kickers, Punters & Long Snappers for these games each year.  You must attend an FBU camp when the Chris Sailer Kicking staff is present to be selected for these games.
  • Start private lessons with a Chris Sailer Kicking private coach.  Text me (818-209-8921) and I will set you up with a great 1-on-1 coach anywhere across the United States.

7th/8th Grade

  • This is the time to begin attending Chris Sailer Kicking Camps.  I would choose a 1-Day Fall, Spring or Summer Camp in CA, WA, FL, NJ, 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 most of these locations 3 times per year (Fall, Spring, and Summer).
  • Attend 1 of the Las Vegas Events 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.  Text me (818-209-8921) and I will set you up with a great 1-on-1 coach anywhere across the United States.
  • Attend FBU Camps.  Chris Sailer Kicking is an official partner of FBU, the U.S. Army All-American Game and Youth All-American Games.  Chris Sailer will select Kickers, Punters & Long Snappers for these games each year.  You must attend an FBU camp when the Chris Sailer Kicking staff is present to be selected for these games.
  • If invited, attend the Underclassmen Invitational.  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

  • Attend ALL 3 of the 1-Day Camps in your region (CA, NC, GA, TX, NJ, WA, FL or IL).  We come to most of these locations 3 times per year (Fall, Spring and Summer).
  • Attend at least one 1-day camp another state.  Start to get a feel for travel and other competition.
  • Attend The Las Vegas Events 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.  Text 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 Invitational.  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

  • Attend ALL 3 of the  1-Day Camps in your region (CA, NC, GA, TX, NJ, WA, FL or IL).  We come to most of these locations 3 times per year (Fall, Spring and Summer).
  • Attend at least one 1-day camp another state.  Start to get a feel for travel and other competition.
  • Attend The Las Vegas Events 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.  Text 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 Invitational. 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. Unless you are a 5-star rated kicker/punter, there is no reason to attend more than one college camp during your sophomore summer.

11th Grade

  • Attend ALL 3 of the  1-Day Camps in your region (CA, NC, GA, TX, NJ, WA, FL or IL).  We come to most of these locations 3 times per year (Fall, Spring and Summer).
  • Attend two to three 1-day camps in other states.  Get a feel for travel and other competition. See what it is like in different regions of the country.  Plan unofficial visits to college while on your trips.
  • Attend The Las Vegas Events in both January & May.  The time is the time to dominate!  See what it takes at every level (Fr, So, Jr, Sr, JC, College, and Pro). Get the exposure and experience that will lead you to success at the college level.
  • Continue private and group lessons with Chris Sailer and/or a Chris Sailer Kicking private coach.  Text me (818-209-8921) and I will set you up with a great 1-on-1 coach anywhere across the United States.
  • Attend FBU Camps.  Chris Sailer Kicking is an official partner of FBU, the U.S. Army All-American Game and Youth All-American Games.  Chris Sailer will select Kickers, Punters & Long Snappers for these games each year.  You must attend an FBU camp when the Chris Sailer Kicking staff is present to be selected for these games.
  • 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.) Be smart when selecting which camps and how many college camps you will attend.  I would recommend 5-6 college camps.  Remember you are like a pitcher in baseball.
  • 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

  • Attend ALL 3 of the  1-Day Camps in your region (CA, NC, GA, TX, NJ, WA, FL or IL).  We come to most of these locations 3 times per year (Fall, Spring and Summer).
  • Attend two to three 1-day camps in other states.  Get a feel for travel and other competition. See what it is like in different regions of the country.  Plan unofficial visits to college while on your trips.
  • Attend The Las Vegas Events in both January & May.  This is the time to dominate!  See what it takes at every level (Fr, So, Jr, Sr, JC, College, and Pro). Get the exposure and experience that will lead you to success at the college level.
  • Continue private and group lessons with Chris Sailer and/or a Chris Sailer Kicking private coach.  Text me (818-209-8921) and I will set you up with a great 1-on-1 coach anywhere across the United States.
  • Attend the Chris Sailer Kicking Camp for 4-Year College Kickers/Punters.  Once you have committed to a college at any level, you are eligible for this camp.
  • 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

  • Attend the Chris Sailer Kicking  College Camp for 4-Year Kickers/Punters each year to stay sharp and prepare yourself for upcoming seasons and an NFL Future.
  • Continue private and group lessons with Chris Sailer and/or a Chris Sailer Kicking private coach.  Text me (818-209-8921) and I will set you up with a great 1-on-1 coach anywhere across the United States.

NFL

  • Attend the Chris Sailer Kicking NFL Combine.  Graduating college seniors and NFL Free Agents are eligible.
  • Continue private and group lessons with Chris Sailer and/or a Chris Sailer Kicking private coach.  Text me (818-209-8921) and I will set you up with a great 1-on-1 coach anywhere across the United States.

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

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Chris Sailer Award – 2015 Watch List

The Chris Sailer Award Committee is proud to announce your 2015 Chris Sailer Award Watch List:
Connor Culp, AZ, 2016
JD Dellinger, NC, 2016
Butch Hampton, OK, 2016
Sage Ledbetter, AL, 2016
Braden Mann, TX, 2016
Tucker McCann, IL, 2016
Braxton Pickard, OK, 2016
Bailey Raborn, LA, 2016
Austin Reed, AL, 2016
Collin Riccitelli, CA, 2016
Brandon Ruiz, NV, 2017
Kekoa Sasaoka, HI, 2016
Jared Smolar, IN, 2016
Skyler Southam, UT, 2016
Mitchell Wasson, GA, 2016
What is the Award?
The Award will be presented on an annual basis to the best national high school Placekicker for that given season.Who Is Eligible?
Every athlete that plays high school football at the varsity level, regardless of state division, or age. You DO NOT have to attend a Chris Sailer Kicking camp to win this award.How Do You Win?
Put up the best statistics for that give season. This includes: Field Goals made, Field Goal percentage, Field Goal long, distances of all Field Goals made, Extra Points made, Extra Point percentage, game winning Field Goals made. The Chris Sailer Award selection committee will vote for the winner.

How Does the Voting Take Place?
The Chris Sailer Award Selection Committee will vote for the winner. The Committee will include: Chris Sailer, past and current NFL kickers, past and current NCAA kickers, past finalists for the Chris Sailer Award, and Sports writers and columnists.

When?
August: A Watch List of 15 Placekickers will be announced each year before the high school football season begins. The players on the Watch List were selected based on statistics from the previous season and upcoming season expectations. The eventual winner does NOT have to be on the Watch List to win the awards.

November: Ten Semi-Finalists are announced. The Semi-Finalists will be determined by committee selection.

December: The Three Finalists are announced. The Finalists will be determined by total votes. 3 points (1st Place Vote), 2 points (2nd Place Vote), 1 Point (3rd Place Vote). In the case of a tie, Chris Sailer will break the tie with his vote.

January: The winner will be announced at the JW Marriott Hotel in Las Vegas, NV. The winner will be determined by total votes. 3 points (1st Place Vote), 2 points (2nd Place Vote), 1 Point (3rd Place Vote). In the case of a tie, Chris Sailer will break the tie with his vote.

Guidelines:
Submit your season total stats each week by emailing them to Chris@ChrisSailerKicking.com Please submit the following:

Total Number of Field Goals Made:
All Distances of Field Goals Made (longest to shortest):
Total Number of Field Goals Attempted:
Total Number of Game Winning Field Goals Made:
All Distances of Game Winning Field Goals Made (longest to shortest):
Total Number of Extra Points Made:
Total Number of Extra Points Attempted:

· Please note: A blocked kick DOES count as a missed kick (it doesn’t matter whose fault it is). A kick that gets botched (never gets off) DOES NOT count as a missed kick.

· All statistics will have to be verified by your high school head coach before you can be announced as a Finalist.

The Chris Sailer Award National Leader Board will be updated weekly with current stats as we get them in. Track how you are doing against your competition.

Also visit and join the High School Football Awards Facebook Group Page to post stats, share stories, and see what your competition is doing. This will be an open social media forum to state your claim as to why you deserve to be the next Chris Sailer National High School Placekicker of the Year.

2015 Sailer Award Watch List

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Dear Coach, Your Kicker Is Like a Pitcher!

The most common question/concern that I have heard so far this season is regarding the number of repetitions a kicker/punter should take per day and how this relates to injury.  After 16 years of coaching and mentoring kickers and punters on all levels across the world, I have learned how important it is to TRAIN SMART!

Dear Coach,

Your kicker/punter is just like your starting pitcher in baseball.  There is a reason why pitchers only get called on to start every 4 to 5 days.  There is a reason why a pitcher is on a pitch count and is monitored very closely each time they do make a start.  Keeping a pitcher strong, effective and most importantly healthy is the key to success.  If a pitcher takes the mound on short rest, odds are they will not be on their “A” game and generally get hammered by their opposition. A prime example is Clayton Kershaw of the Los Angeles Dodgers. He has been the best pitcher in baseball over the past several years (NL MVP in 2014). Yet, he has failed miserably versus the St. Louis Cardinals each of the past two seasons in the playoffs.  Both years the Dodgers have asked him to start on short rest during the most important time of the season.  The results were not pretty.  A pitcher simply cannot perform to the best of their abilities without the proper rest.

Not only can a pitcher not perform to the best of their abilities on short rest, but a pitcher is also very susceptible to injury without the proper rest (shoulder, elbow, etc.)  Ever heard of “Tommy John” surgery? Pitchers only have so many pitches in the tank.  Once that tank runs dry, they become injury prone.  Pitching is a repetitive motion.  The body can only handle so much wear and tear.  Yes, conditioning and proper stretching can prevent injury, but only to a certain extent.  At some point in time, as a pitcher’s career goes along, a shoulder, elbow, bicep injury/surgery is inevitable. It is a managers and training staff’s job to keep their pitchers healthy and prolong their career.  Championships depend on it.
A kicker/punter is just like a starting pitcher in baseball.  The ability to be effective come Game 1 is a direct reflection of the off-season and camp training leading up to that game.  The ability to be effective in the 8th, 9th, 10th games of the season and into the playoffs is a direct reflection of the game week training leading up to those games.  The number of days you kick/punt per week and the number of reps you kick/punt per day must be monitored.  It is important that a kicker/punter is fresh and healthy at the start of Game 1.  It is important that a kicker/punter is fresh and healthy at the end of Game 1 during the most crucial stage of the game.  Is is important that a kicker/punter is fresh and healthy accordingly at the start and end of every game during the season.  It is important that a kicker/punter is fresh and healthy for next year, and the year after, and the year after, etc.

Advice for youth, high school, college & professional coaches:

– Kickers/Punters should kick/punt 3-4 days in the off-season (every other day)

– Kickers/Punters should NEVER kick twice per day (double days)

– All Kicking/Punting should be done during ONE time period during practice (preference is at the beginning of practice).  Do not have your kicker warm up, sit down, warm up, sit down etc. (Think of Clayton Kershaw coming back in the game in relief in the 9th inning after starting the game and pitching the first 6 innings)

– Kickers/Punters should always be on a kick/punt count each day they kick/punt (each kicker/punter is different, quality over quantity)

– Kickers/Punters should never kick/punt the day before a game

Advice for Kickers/Punters:

– Train Smart (Stretch, Warm Up, Muscle Memory Drills, know your Kick/Punt Count,  Film Study)

– Quality over Quantity

THE BIGGEST MISTAKE THAT COACHES MAKE!!!

“The rest of the team is out here practicing for 3 hours, so you should to.  Don’t be lazy.  Go kick/punt on your own.”

*Solution: After going through the team special teams period, Kickers/Punters should spend that extra time working on muscle memory drills (form drills) & watching film of themselves. Kickers/Punters should be filmed for instructional purposes every practice. Allow your kickers and punters to go watch film during practice to perfect their skill.

Kickers/Punters are crucial to the success of a football team.  Special Teams is 1/3 of a football game.  If coaches and Kickers/Punters work together the odds of winning a championship are that much better!  Coaches, follow this advice and you will have a healthy and effective Kicker/Punter for years to come.

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