CSK “TOP 12” K/P’s Gaglianone & Newsome Pick Up Major Offers!

It has been another great start to the week for Chris Sailer Kicking Students.  On the eve of the “TOP 12” & “Event Elite” 2 more Chris Sailer Kicking “TOP 12” Members have picked up major offers.  Rafael Gaglianone picked up his first offer from NC State and Tyler Newsome has picked up his second offer from Notre Dame.  Congratulations as both are well deserved.

To date Chris Sailer Kicking has 9 players committed on full scholarship to major universities along with 4 other holding major offers.

Gary Wunderlich – Virginia
Freeman Jones – North Carolina
JK Scott – Alabama
Corbin Daly – Texas
Aaron Medley – Tennesssee
Alex Spence – Clemson
Mike Knoll – Boston College
Logan Cooke – Mississsippi State
Cole Hedlund – Arkansas

Holding Offers:
Rafael Gaglianone – NC State
Tyler Newsome – Notre Dame, Air Force
Michael Santamaria – Virginia Tech
Yanni Routsas – Air Force

Huge weekend coming up in Los Angeles…  Who will be next?
TOP 12 2013 AD


2013 Chris Sailer Kicking & Rubio Long Snapping Pre-Season All-Americans

Starting this year, Chris Sailer Kicking and Rubio Long Snapping will be choosing High School & College All-American Teams!

We will be choosing 4 High School and 4 College All-Americans. We will also be choosing a Most Improved Kicker, Punter and Long Snapper for the year as well.

One of the best parts about these awards, besides the honor itself, is that they will be announced on the Friday, January 17th in Las Vegas. Yup, that is the day before the world’s largest Kicking, Punting and Long Snapping event and everyone will be on hand for the ceremony.

Also, in Vegas on that same night, Herbalife 24 will be announcing the Herbalife 24 Chris Sailer Award and Chris Rubio Award for top High School Kicker and Long Snapper of the Year!

Therefore, instead of just a handful of lucky families being able to see the Chris Sailer and Chris Rubio Award presentations, there will now be hundreds. The awards ceremony will take place in a ball room at the JW Marriott with several tables being reserved for the finalists and their families while the rest of the ballroom will be open seating and free to the public. Imagine the NFL draft in your head….that is what this will look like in Vegas.

With no further adieu, here are the Chris Sailer Kicking and Rubio Long Snapping Snapping Pre-Season All-Americans….

2013 All-Americans


7 Reasons Why Chris Sailer Kicking

1. Chris Sailer Kicking means Chris Sailer.  There is a reason why college coaches trust Chris Sailer.  He is the only one who evaluates kickers and punters at his camps.  Since 1999 it has been the same.  Rubio….ditto!

2. Chris Sailer is the best instructor in the world.  There is no such thing as a ranking camp.  Every camp is based on instruction.  Rankings are a byproduct of the instruction and evaluation.

3. Chris Sailer Kicking was the 1st to ever rank kickers and punters.  And still is the only one trusted by every coach in the U.S. Rubio….ditto!

4. Best partner in the world.  Rubio Long Snapping is the only real long snapping camp in the country. He sees, and actually trains, more long snappers than anyone else in the world. No one else even compares.

5.  Vegas, “TOP 12”, “Underclassmen” = Exposure.  It was created at ChrisSailerKicking.com  1st National Camp / International Camp & 1st and still the only REAL Invite Camps in the world. Vegas, “TOP 12”, Yellow Shirt = Kicking/Punting/Long Snapping/Scholarship.  READ MORE

6. Hired by Major BCS Universities year in and out.  National Champions hire Chris Sailer Kicking.  National Champions sign #1 ranked Chris Sailer Kicking prospects.  Rubio….ditto!

7. Youth, to High School, to College, to NFL.  Chris Sailer Kicking is proven.  100’s of youth players, 1000’s of high school players, 1000 college players, 30+ NFL players.  Training, Exposure, Connections.



Started it all, continues it all, will finish it all……


JK Scott Commits to Alabama

In January of 2013 JK Scott received the #1 Punter Ranking in the nation according to Chris Sailer Kicking. He also cracked the top 10 as a kicker and was named to the prestigious “TOP 12”.  It didn’t take long for colleges to take notice.  Colorado was the first to offer and nearly every college in the country showed interest.  Colleges couldn’t wait to get him on campus to see his skills and make an offer.

This past weekend JK Scott attended the Alabama Specialist camp where Chris Sailer was on hand to help run the camp.  It kicked off what would be a very wild weekend for JK.  He received offers from Notre Dame, Arizona, and Alabama to go along with the Colorado offer.  It is fitting that the Chris Sailer Kicking #1 Punter chose the back-to-back #1 team in the nation….Alabama.  JK committed to Alabama.

Scott JK Sailer


D1 Colleges Will Recruit You, You Have To Recruit D2 & D3 Coaches!

Recruiting can be the most challenging, yet exciting, time consuming, yet ego boosting, frustrating yet rewarding challenges that an athlete and that athlete’s family will face. In the end, when approached and tackled properly, it will all pay off. The key is finding the correct fit for every athlete. And that is not an easy challenge. Over the years I have given many speeches and written many blogs about the recruitment of kickers, punters, and long snappers. The goal each time to is to educate athletes and their families one step at time. Here is one more piece of that educational process.

D1 Colleges Will Recruit You. When Alabama, Ohio State, UCLA, LSU, Michigan, Notre Dame, etc. need to recruit a specialist, they will find the very best one and usually have them committed within days. Everyone wants to go to these schools and would jump on that opportunity. They also have a huge recruiting budget, the best resources, and the ultimate product to sell. Here is how the conversation goes when a coach from a D1 school calls me, Coach: “I need a list of the best kickers (punters, long snappers) in the nation.” Me: “Sure we have Kicker A ranked #1, Kicker B ranked #2, Kicker C Ranked #3 and so on.” Within hours those athletes are in contact with the coach. Within days the coach has visited the school, done character and academic background checks. Within weeks the athlete and the family are on campus visiting. Sign, sealed, delivered.

Your job when if comes to D1 programs:

Get exposure. Go to Chris Sailer Kicking & Rubio Long Snapping Camps and get nationally ranked. We are the most trusted specialist resource in the world for college coaches. Make sure to keep your rank current. An evaluation and ranking over time holds much more weight than a single evaluation 1 or 2 years ago. Keep your character intact. Be aware that a college coach will visit with anyone and everyone to make sure that you are a great fit for that program in every way. Clean up your social media (online resume). Get your grades and test scores as high as absolutely possible. Get to college camps in between your junior and senior seasons. This is when most college coaches will ultimate pull the trigger. If you are good enough, Chris Sailer Kicking will get you the exposure to get signed by a D1 program. D1 programs will find and sign the very best. The best programs get the best specialists. The next best programs get the next best specialists. And so on….

D2, D3, NAIA, etc. need you to recruit them. When Azusa Pacific, Colgate, William & Mary, Wesleyan, Nicholls State etc. need to recruit a specialist, they wait to see who the D1 programs are not able to sign and try to land some of the leftover pieces. Not everyone wants to go to these schools, so they aren’t able to be as selective. They do not have a huge recruiting budget, the same resources, nor the ultimate product to sell. Here is how the conversation goes when a coach from a D3 school calls me, Coach: “I recently got some film from Kicker A. He also recently visited the school and has been showing great interest in our program. What do you think Chris?” Me: “Kicker A is a great kicker. He has been to several camps over the years and has really impressed us. He continues to get better and stronger each time that we see him. He shows great D3 talent and potential.” Over the course of the next several months, depending on the time of this call a relationship between coach and player is formed. Perhaps after that player doesn’t get any D1 offers, he may sign with the program. The financials take much longer to figure out at this level.

You job when it come to D2 & D3 programs:

Get exposure (The same holds true for everything said above). You need to see the big picture. Everyone is not a D1 scholarship kicker, punter, or long snapper. Very few are. Most will fall into this category. There are 800+ Universities and Colleges that offer football. There is a great fit out there for you. In fact, there are most likely several. But YOU have to find them. YOU have to recruit them. Do not wait for them to come calling you. Make calls, send emails, take unofficial visits, go to practices, go to games, follow up, etc. Sign up with NCSA for help! Arrange a date to kick, punt, or long snap for them live. Your sincere interest will land you several college opportunities. These programs can offer partial/full athletic or academic scholarships. The more that they want you, the harder they will work to get you money somehow, someway. Believe me.

Never put all of your eggs in one basket. First and foremost always apply as a student first. Football may not work out due to injury or just lack of talent. If you are a legit D1 specialist, focus on D1 but make sure that you have D2, D3, etc. backups in place. If you are D2/D3 specialist, focus on those levels, but don’t be afraid to reach for the stars (you may improve in your final years). There is a home for everyone. Chris Sailer Kicking sees more specialists than anyone in the world and we still cannot find 800+ college level specialists per year to fill needs at every school. If you approach recruiting with a the correct plan in place you will find a home. Anticipate the ups and downs of recruiting and enjoy the ride. Remember you can make the NFL coming from any college. Take a look at NFL rosters and where the specialists played their college ball. The key is finding the right fit where you can continue to develop your skill. And ultimately, whether you make the NFL or not, the reward at the end will be a college degree from a great school that you most likely would not have received without football.


CSK “TOP 12” K/P Aaron Medley Pick up 2nd Offer!

The “TOP 12” continues to pick up steam as we head into the summer.  Chris Sailer Kicking “TOP 12” Kicker / Punter Aaron Medley (2014 TN) has picked up his second offer.  Texas A&M has offered the top national combo prospect.  They join Oklahoma in the battle to gain his services.  Expect many more offers to roll in for Aaron soon.

Medley has been a Chris Sailer Kicking student since 2011, never dropping outside of the top 10 national rankings for his class.  He is special because he dominates at both the kicking and punting positions making him an extremely valuable dual threat.  He was recently selected to the prestigious “TOP 12” in January in Las Vegas.  Aaron is a fine young man man with an incredible work ethic.

Look for Aaron to continue to pick up offers this May, June and July.  It should be a great Spring and Summer for Medley and all of the “TOP 12” and “Event Elite”.  Stay tuned.


11th Annual National Kicking Spring Event – Recap

The 11th Annual National Kicking Spring Event run by Chris Sailer Kicking recently took place in Las Vegas.  The largest kicking, punting, and long snapping spring camp in the world attracted specialists from nearly every state in the nation and several other countries.  The camp features instruction, competition, and evaluation at the highest level.  College coaches nationwide anticipate the results as they get set to put out scholarship offers this summer.  Take a look at the results.

Finals Round Camp Champions
Field Goal:  Alex Spence (SC – Class of 2014)
Punt: Adrian Lamothe (Mexico – Class of 2013)
Kickoff: Class of 2013  – Diego Gonzalez (Mexico), Class of 2014 – Mick Ellis (TX) & Rafael Gaglianone (TN), Class of 2015 – Ben Kreitenberg (CA), Class of 2014 – Mark Whiney (AZ)

Initial Round Camp Champions
Field Goal: Class of 2013 – Kris Gudmundsson (CA), Class of 2014 – Kyle Pfau (TX) & Austin Roan (TX), Class of 2015 – Jameson Vest (GA), Class of 2016 – Sam Loy (CA)
Punt: Class of 2013 – Parker Flynn (AZ), Class of 2014 – Mike Knoll (OH), Class of 2015 – Ben Kreitenberg (CA) & Cole Ramey (CA), Class of 2016 – Tristan Kanthack (CA)

Other Competition Champions
Field Goal Last Man Standing: Group 1 – Jack O’Brien (CA – Class of 2015), Andrew Galitz (TX – Class of 2015) & Coleman Olivas (CA – Class of 2015), Group 2 – John Duvic (IL – Class of 2014), Group 4 – Diego Gonzalez (Mexico – Class of 2013)
Punt Last Man Standing: Manuel Meza (CA – Class of 2014 JC)
Punt Consistency: Adrian Lamothe (Mexico – Class of 2013)
Punt Head to Head: Dylan Seibert (OK – Class of 2013 TR)

Chris Sailer Kicking 2013 “Event Elite”
Class of 2015
Jameson Vest (GA)
Ben Kreitenberg (CA)
Quinton Conaway (OK)

Blake Johnson (CA)

Class of 2014/JC/TR
Lucas Alfonso (CA)
John Duvic (IL)
Jesse Kelly (CA)
Dallas Kepler (GA)
Hunter Morrow (TX)
Cole Murphy (CA)
Kyle Pfau (TX)
Michael Santamaria (GA)
James Sherman (AL)
Kenny Smart (CA)
David Smith (Canada)
Alex Spence (SC)
Chandler Stafford (TN)
Zach Standish (OR)
Cole Tracy (CA)
Troy Waites (MS)
Ty Wilson (TX)
Jake Lanski (CA)

Marc Nolan (GA)
Luke Nelson (IL)
Jake Ambrose (CA)
Brett Beighton (CA)
Alex Boy (CA)
Hector Dominguez (CA)
Dylan Seibert (OK)

Combo Players:
Austin McGehee (AR)
Tyler Newsome (GA)
Yanni Routsas (TX)
Tristan Vizcaino (CA)
Parker Flynn (AZ)
Donny Hageman (CA)

*Selected K/P will join the “TOP 12” for the exclusive, invite only, Chris Sailer Kicking “TOP 12” and “Event Elite” summer camp June 21-23, 2013.

“TOP 12” – (Selected at the 11th Annual National Kicking Event in January in Las Vegas)
Logan Cooke (2014 MS)
Corbin Daly (2014 NC)
Mick Ellis (2014 TX)
Rafael Gaglianone (2014 TN)
Cameron Gamble (2014 TX)
Freeman Jones (2014 NC)
Michael Knoll (2014 OH)
Hayden Lekacz (2014 IL)
Aaron Medley (2014 TN)
JK Scott (2014 CO)
Matt Stewart (2014 CA)
Gary Wunderlich (2014 TN)

Chris Sailer Kicking will now begin its 2013 Summer Tour with stops in Dallas, TX (June 9), Los Angeles, CA (July 11), Charlotte, NC (July 15), Atlanta, GA (July 17), Boston, MA (July 25), Chicago, IL (July 27) & Los Angeles, CA (July 29). For more results, statistics, and rankings visit www.ChrisSailerKicking.com