Chris Sailer Kicking Player Spotlight – Jude Kelley

Each Friday during the football season, Chris Sailer Kicking will be publishing a weekly Player Spotlight Blog to highlight some of our best and brightest! Week 1 features Jude Kelley. Read on to learn more about Jude.

Jude Kelley at the Top 12 Camp in Burbank, CA in July 2019.

Name:
Jude Kelley

State:
Georgia

Grad Year:
2020

Check out my Chris Sailer Kicking Profile HERE

Top 5 Colleges:
1) Whoever I commit to
2) Tennessee
3) Mississippi State
4) Kentucky
5) Mississippi State

Best Game Memory:
In my junior season we played away to our biggest rivals, and I kicked a 46 yarder to put us up by 10 with just over a minute left in the game. It sealed the win for us, and was the best feeling ever as we had never beaten them before, so it meant so much for me as well as my school.

Best CSK Memory:
My best memory from my time with Chris Sailer Kicking was being named as a member of the Top 12 over this past summer in L.A. It was a really fun week, but it was also a great way to end the summer as it felt like all of the hard work from the off season had payed off.

Short Term Goal:
My short term goal is to play D-1 collegiate football at the program that fits me best, as well as earn a degree in either business or entrepreneurship.

Long Term Goal:
My long term goal is to play in the National Football League.

Something Unique we should know:
I am a three sport Varsity athlete (football, soccer, and golf) and I love Michael Jackson and the Beatles!

In 20 words or less, why should a college recruit you:
I’m confident in my abilities, I am focused on the things I want to achieve, and I thrive on competition.

Jude Kelley in action in July, 2019

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Explanation of Chris Sailer Kicking Camps

There are so many options out there that it can become confusing. After 19 years in the business, I know the value of great instruction, the value of education, and perhaps most importantly, the value of exposure. I make choices each year to offer our clients the best possible options to achieve success. Chris Sailer Kicking remains #1 in the business for that reason. High school coaches, college coaches and NFL coaches trust in Chris Sailer Kicking. The proof is in the results.

Las Vegas, TOP 12, All-American Bowl on NBC, Polynesian All-American Bowl on CBS, Underclassman Invitational, Fall / Spring / Summer 1-Day Regional Camps, FBU Youth All-American Games, Australian Scout Camps, College Training Camp & NFL Training Camps, NFL Combines, etc. Many have tried to copy the model that Chris Sailer Kicking has 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 or punter… welcome to Chris Sailer Kicking.

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 Regional Camps (Southern CA, Northern CA, TX, IL, NC, GA, NJ, AZ, WA

May
Las Vegas Prep Camp (One week prior to Vegas Event in Los Angeles)
Las Vegas – Annual Spring National Kicking & Snapping Event

June – July
1-Day Summer Regional Camps (Southern CA, Northern CA, TX, IL, NC, GA, NJ, AZ, WA)
Underclassmen Invitational (Los Angeles, CA)
TOP 12 Invitational (Los Angeles, CA)
TOP GUN (FBU) Invitational Camp (Rock Hill, SC)
College Camps (Sophomores attend 1 College Camp for experience & Juniors attend 3-5 College Camps ***These are tryouts.)

August
Season

September – December
1-Day Fall Camps Regional Camps (Southern CA, Northern CA, TX, IL, NC, GA, NJ, AZ, WA)

Description of Camps:
1-Day Fall, Spring & Summer Regional Camps: These are a 1-Day Camps. Camp includes instruction, video analysis, competition, evaluation and national rankings with Chris Sailer Kicking. These are our most popular all around camps. Camps run from 8:30 – 5:00. Registration is open to ALL. Registrations are accepted on a first come, first serve basis. There is great value for all ages and skill levels.

Las Vegas Prep Camps: These are a 1-Day Camps. These camps are designed to help prepare you 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, competition, evaluation and national rankings. Camps run from 8:30 – 4:00. Registration is open to ALL. Registrations are accepted on a first come, first serve basis. There is great value for all ages and skill levels.

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, evaluation and national rankings. The Vegas Events off the the ultimate exposure. The Las Vegas Events are where kickers and punters are selected to attend the TOP 12 Invitation only camp. Registrations are accepted on a first come, first serve basis. There is great value for all ages and skill levels.

Arrive Friday. January Event ends at 6:00 PM on Sunday. May Event ends at 3:30 PM on Sunday. Open to 8th Graders, Freshman, Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors, Junior College and 4-Year Transfers. The TOP 12 will be selected from both events (20 in January & 20 in May).

Underclassmen Invitational Camp: This is a 2-Day Camp. Open to Sophomores, Freshman, 8th Graders, 7th Graders and sometimes 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 and punting. Camp includes instruction, competition, classroom seminars, evaluation and national rankings. This is an Invite Only camp. You will receive an invitation directly from Chris Sailer. The camp is held in Los Angeles, CA.

The TOP 12 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 = 20 Kickers/Punters will be selected. May = 20 additional Kickers/Punters will be selected. This camp is the best of the best. There is no other camp like this one. The TOP 12 will be selected on site during camp. This camp should be your #1 goal! Camp is held in Los Angeles, CA.

College Camps: These are 1-Day Camps. These camps are run by the Universities and University coaching staffs. These camps should be seen as tryouts. This is your opportunity to be seen by the particular colleges that you select. Register for these camps through the University.

FBU TOP GUN: This is a 2-Day Camp. You must be invited by Chris Sailer. The specialists for the All-American Bowl on NBC sports (San Antonio, TX), the Polynesian All-American Bowl on CBS Sports (Oahu, HI) and the FBU Freshman All-American Bowl (Naples, FL) will be selected at this camp. Chris Sailer Kicking is an official partner of FBU, The All-American Bowl on NBC Sports, the Polynesian All-American Bowl on CBS Sports & The FBU Freshman All-America Bowl. Camps include: Exposure through FBU, the opportunity to be considered for these prestigious Bowl Games, instruction, video analysis, evaluation and national rankings. You register for this camps by calling FBU directly.

Notes:
I recommend attending the TOP GUN Camp every year. The All-American Bowl on NBC Sports, the Polynesian Bowl on CBS Sports, & FBU Freshman All-American Bowl participants are selected by me at this camp.

When prioritizing camps, Vegas Events should always come first.

All camps offer instruction, competition, evaluation and national rankings.

Highlight videos are available at the 1-Day Regional Camps, Las Vegas Events and Invite Camps.

Every camp has SOLD OUT for the past 14 years. Register early.

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 at a Chris Sailer Kicking camp soon!

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I am a Junior, and it is March!

One of the most common questions that I get is, “I am a junior, and it is March, what am I supposed to do?”

The class ahead of you has signed scholarships on signing date and panic sets in. First some advice – Do Not Panic! It is extremely early. Majority of the K, P, & LS in the class ahead of you are still deciding where they will go college. Be patient, but have a plan.

Steps In The Plan:

  1. Create your recruiting team. It should involve people such as: 1. You, 2. Your Parents, 3. Your High School Coach, 4. Your K, P, LS Coach (Sailer or Rubio), 5. Your High School Academic Counselor & 6. A Recruiting Service (NCSA).
  2. Set your college goals. Where would you like to play? Which schools match your academic interests? Which schools match your social interests? Which school match your athletic interests? Create a VERY broad list of schools that may meet your needs.
  3. Work with NCSA to contact these schools. Create your own email list / social media contact list to contact these schools. This list should have a minimum of 100 schools on it (D1, D2, D3, and NAIA). It should include schools from all divisions and all conferences. Contact these schools with an initial email / DM. State your interest to play college football for them. Link your highlight video. Link your Chris Sailer Kicking Profile Page. Link your NCSA profile page. List your contact info, your High School coaches contact info, your kicking coaches contact info, your GPA, and any test scores. Inquire about their college kicking camp for the upcoming summer. Ask for the date and express your interest to show them your ability to play for them. Inquire about their Junior Day. Finally, ask to be on their Recruit List for their games for the upcoming season.
  4. Set up some Spring Unofficial Visits. These could be Junior Days, attending Spring Ball practices / scrimmages, or simply taking an unofficial visit. Try to set up college campus tours. Try to set up meetings with coaches and academic counselors. Get out there face to face and educate yourself. This will shows a genuine interest in the school.
  5. Attend Chris Sailer Kicking Spring Camps and Vegas XXXIV. These camps are crucial for your exposure. Coaches are starting to make their recruit lists for your Class. You need to be at Vegas XXXIV to get on these lists. Don’t be fooled, Chris Sailer Kicking is #1 in the world when it comes to placing players in college!
  6. Set your summer schedule. No such thing as a vacation for you this summer. Attend Chris Sailer Kicking Camps. Attend College Camps (Try-Outs), Take unofficial visits. This is your time to shine. This is when you will earn a scholarship or walk-on. Try to get to as many parts of the country as possible within reason.

This will set you up to have contacts and a great recruitment following for your upcoming senior season. Be realistic in the colleges you are targeting. Target schools that you have the ability or potential to play at. This will be a Spring/Summer to remember if you do it correctly. Best of luck!

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2019 CA Spring Camp Recap – Colton Theaker Wins It!

The 2019 Chris Sailer Kicking Spring Camp Tour is officially underway. Over the next 2 months 1000+ participants will attend Chris Sailer Kicking / Rubio Long Snapping camps in CA, TX, NC, GA, IL, WA, NJ, AZ & WA on the road to Vegas XXXIV (May 11-12). Instruction, competition, evaluation & national rankings will take place at each one of these camps. The ultimate goal is an invitation to the prestigious TOP 12 Camp that will take place in Los Angeles, CA on July 15-17.

The first stop was Los Angeles, CA. As always, the talent was off the charts. Take a look at the results!

CA Competition Champions: Paxton Winders, Triston Brown, Colton Theaker & Josh Bryan

Overall Camp ChampionColton Theaker (2019, CA)
The Cal Poly SLO commit and 2018 TOP 12 Selection was dominant from start to finish. He won the Kickoff competition by averaging 70+ yards with 4.0+ hang time. He was excellent on field goal. Colton has 55+ yard range and kicks with great consistency. He is also a very capable punter. Colton is a big time competitor that thrives under pressure. He is absolutely ready for the next level.

Field Goal ChampionJosh Bryan (2021, CA)
Josh was the only freshman invited to be invited to the TOP 12 Camp last year. He followed that up with another invitation to the 2019 TOP 12 Camp with a stellar performance at Vegas XXXIII. The #1 Kicker in America continued to dominate at the CA Camp. He won a major field goal competition by going 7-7 with a long of 60 yards. Josh is the real deal and deserving of D1 scholarship offers already right now!

Field Goal ChampionPaxton Winders (JC, CA)
Paxton had by far his best performance at a Chris Sailer Kicking camp at the CA Camp. He did an amazing job on field goal. He nailed 85% of his field goal on the day and has range of up to 60 yards. He won a major field goal competition by going 6-6 with a long of 57 yards. Paxton is also outstanding on kickoffs averaging 65+ yards with 3.9+ hang time. He should be a major competitor for a TOP 12 spot at Vegas XXXIV.

Punting ChampionTriston Brown (JC, CA)
Triston continued his great run of strong camp performances by dominating all punt competitions at the CA Camp. He won both punt competitions against the pure punters, then won the major competition by averaging 45+ yards with 4.5+ hang time. His best punts on the day measured 50+ yards with 5.0+ hang time. Triston already earned his invitation to the TOP 12 Camp at Vegas XXXIII. He shows no signs of slowing down. Triston is cementing himself as a D1 scholarship level punter.

The 2019 CA Spring Camp was loaded with talent!

Class of 2019 / JC / Transfer Standouts: Colton Theaker, Paxton Winders, Triston Brown, Matt Ganyard, Juan Rangel, Ethan Albertson, Brandon Petruescu, Nico Boschetti, Steve Sanchez, Haig Mekhsian, Duane Hartman.Class of 2020 Standouts: Race Mahlum, RJ Lopez, Anthony Meader, Anthony Raya, Archie Green, Ari Lebenson, Ben D’Aquila, Cameron Simons, Derek Roah, Dylan Talkington, Easton Jones, Ethan DeLisle, Fabien Guillen, Gianni Smith, Fabian Munoz-Rodriguez, Gavin Huxhold, Jack Haworth, Tommy Meek.

Class of 2021 Standouts: Josh Bryan, Jarrett Reeser, Adrian Ochoa, Andre Meono, Brayden Blevins, Ian Sepko, Jack McCallister, Jarrett North, Kai Yamasaki, Michael DeMirjyn, Richie Brutto, Thomas Southey, Santino Marz, Evan Green, Kenneth Mazariegos, Liam Weetman, Marcus Labata.

Class of 2022 Standouts: Aidan Petruescu, Dylan Conness, Joshua Leff, Lucan Clanton.

Class of 2023 Standouts: Matthew Verdiell, Grant Meadors, Diego Caal, Isaac Ochoa.

The 2019 Chris Sailer Kicking Spring Camp Tour will continue is Charlotte, NC (Sunday March 10), Seattle, WA (Sunday March 17), Waldwick, NJ (Sunday March 24), San Francisco, CA (Sunday March 24), Phoenix, AZ (Sunday March 31), Polynesian Bowl Combine in Las Vegas, NV (Sunday March 31), Dallas, TX (Sunday April 7), Chicago, IL (Sunday April 14), Atlanta, GA (Sunday April 28) & Vegas XXXIV in Las Vegas, NV (May 11-12, 2019).

Visit ChrisSailerKicking.com to register and for more information. To be the best, train and compete with the best! #TeamSailer

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I’m a Senior, What Should I Do In November?

5 Easy Tips For The Class of 2018 To Get Ahead In Recruiting – November

1. Stop panicking.  We are still very early in the recruiting process.  Less that 5% of the class of 2018 (K/P) have made college commitments.  Less than 10% of the class of 2018 (K/P) have been offered any sort of college opportunity.  Note, there are many waves of recruiting.  Recruiting will last all the way through August when fall camps officially begin for the upcoming college football season.

2. Take unofficial visits as often as possible.  An unofficial visit simply mean that you have to pay for the visit yourself.   Getting on campus is the best way to show a college football program genuine interest.  Sending emails, making phone calls, direct messaging on social media, etc. simply isn’t enough anymore.  A coach will know that you have a real interest once you make the effort to get on campus.

3. Start to narrow down your search to universities and colleges that are realistic options.  This includes level of football (FBS, FCS, D2, D3, NAII, JC, etc.), level of academics, region of the country, etc.  Stop targeting D1 football programs if you are not a D1 recruit.  Stop targeting high academic institutions if you have a 2.0 GPA.  Find schools that will reciprocate interest in you and opportunities will follow.

READ THIS BLOG ON HOW SCHOOLS RECRUIT

4. Ask for an opportunity, not a scholarship.  Every college coach in America knows that you would like to be offered a scholarship.  When you ask for a scholarship, this turns them off.  You are basically limiting communication opportunity.  When you ask for an opportunity to be on the team, coaches will be receptive.  You are opening a door for communication.  The goal in recruiting is to create options.  Offers of any kind, create buzz, which create more options.  Scholarship vs. Preferred Walk On offers will take care of itself in the end.

5. Get ready for XXXI (January 13-15, 2018).  The biggest mistake made these days is thinking that recruiting for seniors is already over by this time.  In fact, it is the exact opposite.  90% of Kickers / Punters in this class will be recruited heavily during this time of year.  It will be feeding frenzy.  National Letter of Intent Day (NLI) is in early February.  Vegas takes place this time of year for this reason.  College coaches pay a tremendous amount of attention to the Vegas results and post Vegas rankings.  Scholarships offers and preferred walk on opportunities will be won this weekend in Vegas.

Join us for the largest kicking, punting & long snapping camp in the world, Vegas!!!

 

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Recruiting Simplified

Recruiting is full of ups and downs, full of emotional highs and lows, full of stress… but ultimately the prize at the end of the process will be well worth it…. IF you handle the process correctly.

Here is a guide for Kickers & Punters , in its simplest for, to live by.

Freshman Year:
– Focus on getting better (Lessons, Camps, Vegas, Underclassmen Invitational).

Sophomore Year:
– Focus on getting better (Lessons, Camps, Vegas, Underclassmen Invitational).
– Attend 1 or max 2 college camps simply for experience.

Junior Year:
– Focus on getting better (Lessons).
– Dominate competition (Camps, Vegas, TOP 12 Camp, FBU Top Gun, College Camps).

Senior Year:
– Focus on getting better (Lessons).
– Dominate competition (Camps, Vegas).
– Be patient.  Recruiting does not end on signing date (NLOI) in February. Recruiting ends in August once Fall Camps begin.
– Realize that lessons and camps do not end once you commit, in fact they are just as important or even more important.  Those who continue to stay focused will be ready for college.  Those who don’t, will sit on the bench in college. Attend regional camps, attend Vegas, attend the CSK College Camp that summer.

If you are not committed by signing day (NLOI) here are some tools to use to find the right college fit:
– You are part of the majority, not the minority.  Take a look: 2017 Rankings as of 3/1/17
– Every college will take 1 Kicker and 1 Punter per year on average.  There are hundreds of colleges, do the math.  There are opportunity out there.
– Be proactive.  Sitting on your couch and waiting for a call is not going to work.  Sending emails without any action is not going to work.  Waiting on your high school coach or Chris Sailer is not going to work.
– Visit colleges, get on campus! This will show a coach genuine interest.  Get face time and tell that coach that you want a roster spot and a chance to compete.  Don’t just ask for a scholarship.
– Be open to MANY colleges, not just a short list.  Dedicate the months of March, April, May & beyond to this task.
– Use NCSA, they will hook you up with many options.
– In the end, I believe everything happens for a reason.  You will end up where you belong as long as you are open minded.  Choose the school that is right for you.  Transferring should not be an option.

 

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I’m A Senior, What Should I Do In November?

5 Easy Tips For The Class of 2017 To Get Ahead In Recruiting – November

1. Stop panicking.  We are still very early in the recruiting process.  Less that 5% of the class of 2017 (K/P) have made college commitments.  Less than 10% of the class of 2017 (K/P) have been offered any sort of college opportunity.  Note, there are many waves of recruiting.  Recruiting will last all the way through August when fall camps officially begin for the upcoming college football season.

2. Take unofficial visits as often as possible.  An unofficial visit simply mean that you have to pay for the visit yourself.   Getting on campus is the best way to show a college football program genuine interest.  Sending emails, making phone calls, direct messaging on social media, etc. simply isn’t enough anymore.  A coach will know that you have a real interest once you make the effort to get on campus.

3. Start to narrow down your search to universities and colleges that are realistic options.  This includes level of football (FBS, FCS, D2, D3, NAII, JC, etc.), level of academics, region of the country, etc.  Stop targeting D1 football programs if you are not a D1 recruit.  Stop targeting high academic institutions if you have a 2.0 GPA.  Find schools that will reciprocate interest in you and opportunities will follow.

READ THIS BLOG ON HOW SCHOOLS RECRUIT

4. Ask for an opportunity, not a scholarship.  Every college coach in America knows that you would like to be offered a scholarship.  When you ask for a scholarship, this turns them off.  You are basically limiting communication opportunity.  When you ask for an opportunity to be on the team, coaches will be receptive.  You are opening a door for communication.  The goal in recruiting is to create options.  Offers of any kind, create buzz, which create more options.  Scholarship vs. Preferred Walk On offers will take care of itself in the end.

5. Get ready for Vegas XXIX (January 13-15, 2017).  The biggest mistake made these days is thinking that recruiting for seniors is already over by this time.  In fact, it is the exact opposite.  90% of Kickers / Punters in this class will be recruited heavily during this time of year.  It will be feeding frenzy.  National Letter of Intent Day (NLI) is in early February.  Vegas takes place this time of year for this reason.  College coaches pay a tremendous amount of attention to the Vegas results and post Vegas rankings.  Scholarships offers and preferred walk on opportunities will be won this weekend in Vegas.

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NEW Location for College Camp, TOP 12 and Underclassmen Invitational

It looks like the best just got better. This year, the Chris Sailer Kicking College Camp, The TOP 12 & EVENT ELITE Camp, and The Underclassmen Invitational will take place at the IMG ACADEMY in FL! Feel free to take a virtual tour of the campus HERE

Chris Sailer Kicking and Rubio Long Snapping will be locked in on the incredible campus for one week in July. Needless to say, the athletic facilities on the IMG Academy campus are EASILY on par with many colleges. We will have access to the fields, the trainers, the dorms AND the award winning cafeteria (yes, that means unlimited food and it will be included in the cost of the camps).

July 15 – 17 will be the COLLEGE Camp

July 18 – 20 will be the TOP 12 & EVENT ELITE Camp

July 21 – 22 will be the UNDERCLASSMEN INVITATIONAL

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Chris Sailer Kicking 2016 Summer Camps

 

Here we go, you have seen what others say about Chris Sailer Kicking and now is the time to get involved.

Below is a very detailed list of dates, locations, and explanations of what Chris Sailer Kicking has in store for summer 2016:

INSTRUCTIONAL, EVALUATION & EXPOSURE CAMPS

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Summer Kicking/Punting Camps are open to ALL levels Kickers & Punters. You do NOT have to be invited to attended any spring or summer Chris Sailer Kicking Instructional Camps. These Kicking & Punting Camps are open to 8th grade (younger with permission from Sailer) through college. The winners of each camp receive FREE admission to a Fall camp put on by Chris Sailer Kicking (travel and accommodations excluded). Please note: these camps will sell out quickly!

These camps are one day camps that offer instruction, film and classroom session, Kicking & Punting Discussion, NCSA recruiting information and Competition. Attending these camps gives you top notch instruction and the chance to be added to the Chris Sailer Kicking Player Ranking Section of the website.

Why attend? To get the best instruction and the most exposure possible in the world as a Kicker and/or Punter, to be ranked with Chris Sailer Kicking, to receive a Chris Sailer Kicking shirt, to have the chance to win FREE admission to a Chris Sailer Kicking Fall camp of your choice (travel and accommodations not included).

  • July 7, Dallas, TX
  • July 9, Chicago, IL
  • July 11, Charlotte, NC
  • July 12, Atlanta, GA
  • July 31, Los Angeles, CA

You can register for any Chris Sailer Kicking summer camp HERE

VEGAS NATIONAL EVENTS

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As you know, the Vegas Events are the biggest and best Kicking and Punting camps in the world. They are truly a national/international event to see how you compete against the best in the nation, and world. The May Event, or VEGAS XXVIII, is the second largest Kicking & Punting camp we run (VEGAS XXVII in January was the biggest). The main difference is the weather and there are less seniors since many have already stepped onto their college campuses for their next stage of their life.

The Vegas Events are NOT an invite only camp. They are first come, first served. Kickers & Punters ranging from 8th grade – JC are allowed to attend.

This is the SUPER BOWL for Kickers & Punters. No other kicking event comes close to the exposure offered by the National Vegas Events. Chris Sailer Kicking is, by far, the most credible recruiting source for Kickers & Punters in the country.  The “TOP 12” and “EVENT ELITE” is the list to be on if you are seeking national exposure. From the Vegas Events, the Chris Sailer Kicking Staff will select the “TOP 12” Seniors/JC & the “TOP 12” Underclassman and “Event Elite”. Over 90% of the “TOP 12” have received full ride D1A scholarships in the past. Over 99% members of the “TOP 12” have gone on to play college football. In addition the “TOP 12” Underclassman will be invited to attend an exclusive summer camp to train and compete amongst that elite group.  The Competition Finals Round Winners (FG, Punt, and LS) will receive FREE Chris Sailer Kicking Camps for 1 FULL YEAR. (Excludes transportation and hotel). The Vegas Events offer the best exposure possible for Kickers & Punters. Chris Sailer Kicking has personal relationships with over 100 D1A Universities and many more at other levels. This is your chance to get recognized on a national scale. Chris Sailer Kicking works very closely with Scout.com, Rivals.com, Espn.com, etc. and have also been featured in Sports Illustrated, USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, Deadspin, etc.

  • VEGAS XXVIII Prep Camp, May 15, Dallas, TX
  • VEGAS XXVIII Prep Camp, May 15, Atlanta, GA
  • VEGAS XXVIII Prep Camp, May 15, Los Angeles, CA
  • VEGAS XXVIII, Small Group Session, May 19, Las Vegas, NV
  • VEGAS XXVIII, May 20-21

You can register for any Chris Sailer Kicking VEGAS EVENT HERE

FBU CAMPS

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Once again, Chris Sailer Kicking and Rubio Long Snapping will be teaming up with FBU to run the specialists portion of their camps. FBU is the world’s largest football training service and has hired us to handle their Kicking & Punting section. It is an honor and we are proud to do it again. It is a top notch organization that benefits countless athletes across the country.

Chris Sailer Kicking will be running more camps than EVER.  This year I will only be at the TOP GUN CAMP.  All other locations will have two Chris Sailer Kicking Senior Instructors in attendance (staff members that have been with me for well over 30 camps). They will follow the same format as myself and report directly to FBU and yours truly. Yes, you will get ranked on ChrisSailerKicking.com when you attend an FBU camp.

Based on what we see at the FBU TOP GUN CAMP in SC on July 14-15, we will be choosing the two Kickers and two Punters that will participate in the US ARMY ALL-AMERICAN BOWL.  Chris Sailer Kicking will also be selecting the East Bay Youth All-American for the Class of 2019 (Freshman All-American Bowl) and 2020 (8th Grade All-American Bowl) based on performances at the FBU TOP GUN CAMP in SC on July 14-15. You MUST be invited to the TOP GUN camp by performing well at one of the regional FBU camps prior to the TOP GUN Camp.

Bottom line, you will have to do well at one of the FBU camps, that our staff  is in attendance at, to pick up an invite from myself and/or one of my senior instructors.

  • April 8-9, San Antonio, TX
  • April 15-16, Austin, TX
  • April 15-16, Miami, FL
  • April 22-23, Orlando, FL
  • April 22-23, Phoenix, AZ
  • April 29-30, Orange County, CA
  • June 3-4, Lafayette, LA
  • June 24-25, Los Angeles, CA
  • July 14-15, Rock Hill, SC, TOP GUN CAMP (this is the camp where the US ARMY BOWL ALL-AMERICANS, FRESHMAN ALL-AMERICANS & 8TH GRADE ALL-AMERICANS will be selected)

Please register for FBU CAMPS by going to fbu.net, calling (973) 366-5027 or emailing cdecker@allamericangames.com

COLLEGE CAMPS

Chris Sailer Kicking will be in charge of several university led college camps across the country. These are camps that the universities put on and have us run.  You will not be ranked at these camps. You will register through THEIR site. Here is the list, so far, as more will be added once the dates are finalized…

  • June 1, University of Georgia
  • June 3, LSU
  • June 4, Alabama
  • June 5, University of Washington
  • June 6, Texas A&M
  • June 10, University of Cincinnati
  • June 11, University of Oregon
  • June 12, University of California Berkeley (CAL)
  • June 19, University of Miami
  • July 24, Army

NFL FREE AGENT CAMP

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Kai Forbath celebrating after his 50 yard game winning field goal for the Saints. (2015)

You (the specialists) asked for it, you got it. They (NFL coaches) asked for it, they got it. As you know, Chris Rubio and myself have always run the biggest and best exposure camps for high school Kickers, Punters and Long Snappers.  For the second year, we are moving into the NFL realm to give the needed exposure to our college athletes.

This one day camp will be a showcase for NFL coaches. There will be little coaching (you shouldn’t need a ton if you are at this camp) as this camp will all be about exposure. NFL coaches and personnel will be on hand to personally see the Kickers & Punters in action.

In order to attend this camp, you must be out of college and be eligible for the NFL draft.

  • March 17, Las Vegas, NV

You can register for the NFL Free Agent camp HERE (spots will be limited)

COLLEGE LEVEL CAMP

This camp will be ONLY for 4 year university college Kickers & Punters AND Kickers & Punters entering into a 4 year university. 1st year JC and freshman, sophomores and juniors in high school can NOT attend this camp.

This will be a very high level camp that will be run similarly to the TOP 12 and EVENT ELITE camp. Cost of the camp will include accommodations, transportation to the fields and the instruction, and meals. This camp is built for Kickers & Punters looking to dominate the college camp and get ready for the NFL.

  • July 15-17, IMG Academy, FL

TOP 12 & EVENT ELITE CAMP

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This camp is open ONLY to those invited personally by Chris Sailer. You are chosen to attend this camp by performing extremely well at either the January or May National Kicking/Punting Events in Las Vegas. Do NOT sign up for this camp unless you have been formally invited by Sailer. Former “TOP 12” and “EVENT ELITE” members includes countless college and NFL players, All-Americans, NFL Pro Bowlers and Super Bowl participants.

The “TOP 12” is chosen after the January Event (VEGAS XXVII) and the “EVENT ELITE” is chosen after the spring Event (VEGAS XXVIII). There are obviously 12 chosen for the “TOP 12” and there is no set number for the “EVENT ELITE”. Those that deserve it and are top of their class in May, get chosen…it could be one, it could be 30.

The success rate of those we have chosen have been selected in the past that go on to play college football (most on scholarship) is over 95%.

  • July 18-20, IMG Academy, FL

Invites go out after each Vegas Event.

UNDERCLASSMEN INVITATIONAL

You will almost think of this Event as a baby TOP 12 & EVENT ELITE Camp. This two day event is a camp that Chris Sailer Kicking will be completely gearing towards the athletes and their parents/guardians. This camp is meant to not only get the athletes headed in the right direction in the beginning of their high school careers, but also their parents. It will provide information regarding nutrition, social media, recruiting, film, education and, of course, on field instruction. This event is just as much for the parents/guardians as it is the athletes!

Early exposure is necessary these days. The Chris Sailer Kicking Underclassmen Invitational is the perfect opportunity to make a name for yourself and solidify your national ranking at the perfect time. The middle of the summer is now the time college coaches build their underclassmen lists. You want to be on that list. This camp will get you there. It is also your first opportunity to prove that you are a “TOP 12” candidate in your class. The camp is set in July for a reason, college coaches asked us to do this. They want the inside track early. Don’t be surprised to see more and more underclassmen offered during the season in the near future.

There will be formal meetings/classroom sessions on individual topics such as: Training (what level is right for the underclassmen athlete, how often, proper techniques), Nutrition and Lifting (Good habits, bad habits), Social Media (Setting up and using the proper social media outlets – this has become a must), Filming (proper angles, techniques, times, set up), Education (the importance of it, standards, year by year plan)

  • July 21-22, IMG Academy, FL

Invites go out in May.

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NLOI (National Letter of Intent) Day!

Tomorrow, high school football players around the country will be signing on the dotted line to play for their respective schools. It is a great time of the year for all involved. It is NLOI (National Letter of Intent) Signing Day. It is covered by major sports affiliates and it begins the process of which college will dominate tomorrow with the stellar high school athletes of today.

With all the hoopla, comes questions….allow me clear some things up for everyone. These are all from questions I have received over the years.

Is Signing Day the only day an athlete can sign with a college?
Absolutely not. It is just the first official day for the seniors to make their commitment official. A scholarship athlete can sign anytime on or after that day. You can literally sign the day you get on campus if you are a late pick-up for a school. The whole Signing Day is just a lot of pomp and circumstance that the media has turned it into an event.

Do Preferred Walk-Ons sign on Signing Day?
No, they do not officially sign anything. However, many schools and parents like to have a simple ceremony that represents signing. A preferred walk-on, although verbally committed to a school is NOT locked into that respective school. They have the option to change their mind to another school at any point if a scholarship comes their way. Not exactly the most kosher thing to do to a coach/program but they would most likely understand. I look at it like this, an athlete not taking a scholarship would be similar to a person not taking a free car and opting to pay for the same car.

If I sign with a college on scholarship, can I adjust after?
Sure, BUT you will lose a year of eligibility. Once you sign, you are done. Don’t even think about transferring as it rarely works out and is an uphill battle to say the least. Think about it, why would a coach want an athlete that could not fit in at their first stop? A transfer athlete always brings up red flags…why is it going to work this time, why did he not get along with players and coaches at the first school, it is a homesick issue, is he a problem case, schooling? All are questions that a new coach is going to want to know about you. Bottom line, make your decision and stick with it.

How do the schools get the athletes signatures? 
Most athletes sign in the early morning and then fax them in to their new home (school).

Why have a Signing Day? 
It is the day your verbal commitment becomes official.

Can a junior that is offered a scholarship sign early?
Nope. They must wait just like the others within his graduating class. All of this waiting around gives way to all the committing and de-committing which coaches and sports writers absolutely love (dripping with sarcasm).

Is it true that scholarships have to be renewed every year by the school?
Yes. This is one of those things that not a lot of people know about but it is true. Every single year, the staff has to renew your scholarship for the next year. Therefore, if you are not producing as an athlete, student or person, your scholarship can not be renewed. It is not very common for it to happen, but I have witnessed it occur. Usually, a social issue is the final straw in saying bye bye to your education being paid for by the school.

All in all, Signing Day is a great thing that should be cherished by all but definitely don’t feel as though it is the end all be all. No matter when you sign, you are still going to be on full scholarship with your school paid for, and that is the most important thing.

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