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Friday, December 16, 2011

Tom Lynch Wins Fred Mitchell Award

St. Xavier Kicker Tom Lynch Wins Second Straight
Fred Mitchell Award

Fred Mitchell Presents Tom Lynch With Award

For the second year in a row, Tom Lynch (St. Xavier, Ill.) has beat out dozens of the nations top kickers to take home the Fred Mitchell Award.

The award is given to the top kicker in FCS, Div. II, Div. III, NAIA, and NJCAA for both excellence on the football field and in the community. Tom has not only had a successful season and career, but has also been instrumental in helping his team reach the NAIA National Championship this weekend!

Tom Lynch wins Field Goal Competition at Coach Zauner's 2011 
January Arizona PRO Development Kicking Camp

Having a record-breaking career, this award only adds to Tom’s list of accomplishments. This season, Tom set the school record for points by a kicker in a season with 128, set the single game scoring record with 21 points against Taylor University, while going 19 of 26 in field goals on the season. 

Tom also set school records for career scoring at 359 points as well as setting an NAIA record for extra points with 230.

Tom Lynch works on (FG) Technique During PRO Development Kicking Camp

In addition to his feats on the football field, Tom is also very dedicated to helping the community, which is what makes Tom a truly unique player and person. To name just a few activities he is involved in, Tom participates in his school’s annual service day doing community projects, volunteers at Misericordia helping those with developmental disorders, and lends time at the Kids Enjoy Exercise Program for children with disabilities.

Tom Lynch Working Field Goal Technique During One on One Kicking Lesson
Milwaukee, Wisconsin in July 2011

When Tom first contacted me, I did not know much about him except that he had previously won the Fred Mitchell Award. He was interested in attending my Arizona January PRO Development Camp to improve as a kicker.

During the camp, I noticed that he had a very strong leg, but he was kicking hard instead of a nice fluent motion. I knew that if he could control his power, he would be able to be more consistent. Also, during this camp he was one of the finalists in the field goal competition in a very talented field that included college and free agent specialists. 

Tom Lynch Working on Hurdle Kickoff Technique During
Milwaukee PRO Development Kicking Camp

Tom then returned for a One on One Kicking Lesson and my July Milwaukee PRO Development Kicking Camp to refine his technique. He is also very interactive during film sessions by asking questions and trying to  understand my 'Natural Style of Kicking'.  Since I have worked with Tom, he has shown great improvement and has become a very good ball striker. 

I can only say it was an honor a pleasure meeting and working with Tom Lynch.  He truly has a passion for kicking. He has worked hard to take his game to the highest level and I wish him the best. 

Once again, Congrats on winning your second consecutive Fred Mitchell Award and I wish you and your team the best of luck in the NAIA Championship Game vs Carroll College (Montana)!

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Sunday, December 11, 2011

Randy Bullock Wins Lou Groza Award

Randy Bullock Texas A & M University
2011 Lou Groza Award Winner
All American Kicker

On Thursday night, senior and now All American Texas A & M Kicker Randy Bullock was awarded the prestigious Lou Groza Award for the nation's best kicker in FBS college football. In addition to having an extraordinary season this year, Randy has also had a very impressive career surpassing several school records and is on pace to break more before the seasons end. 

Randy Working on KO Technique at 2009 Arizona PRO Development Camp
This season, Randy made 25 of 29 field goals setting a school record for most field goals in a season while also leading the nation with most field goals per game at 2.08. Randy also ranks second nationally in points with 127, which is also one point shy of the school's single season record.

Randy Working a Field Goal Drill During a One on One Lesson in 2011

Randy's 58 career field goals also rank second in the Texas A&M record books and he has the school record for most points scored in a career at 349. In addition, he was named to the Walter Camp All-American Team as well as the AFCA All-American Team.

I first met Randy in 2009 when he attended my Arizona PRO Development Kicking Camp.  The first time he kicked a ball I took notice.  He has what I call the Woooo factor.  When someone kicks or punts a ball and you hear that Sebastian Janikowski type explosion - you turn around and say 'Woooo'  who and what was that? 

It was immediately clear to me that this young man had NFL potential.

The past two years Randy has come to Phoenix, Arizona to work One on One Kicking Lesson to refine his technique and improve on his consistency.  I would say that he accomplished that goal.

I must say it has been a pleasure meeting and working with this young man.  He has a passion for kicking and has worked extremely hard to accomplish his goals.

Next up for Randy is the Meineke Car Care Bowl against Northwestern and the NFL Draft.

Congratulations Randy and good luck!
Randy Bullock 
One on One Lesson in Phoenix, Arizona

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Friday, December 9, 2011

Lessons & PRO Camps Produce Results

One on One Lessons and PRO Development Camps Produce Results
These Specialists Attend PRO Development Camps & One on One Lesson:
Randy Bullock (Texas A & M) - Drew Butler (U. of Georgia)
Tom Lynch (St. Xavier) - Kyle Martens (Rice University)

One of the most satisfying feelings for a football kicking coach is to see his players winning and being recognized for their achievements on and off the field. Several of Coach Zauner's One on One students and PRO Development Camp attendees have had exceptional seasons this year.

Throughout my coaching and consulting career I have worked with 20+ Pro Bowlers and over 80 Pro Specialists during my career. From Gary Anderson's perfect season in 1998 to kickers and punters of today like Sebastian Janikowski (Raiders), Josh Scobee (Jaguars) and Jon Ryan's (Seahawks) record setting kicks and excellent seasons, has made me very proud of working with these specialists.

However, my satisfaction as a kicking coach and teacher comes from seeing players from all levels which I have had the opportunity to work with, improve and succeed. I would like to take some time to give recognition to a few college players that I have worked with over the past few years and acknowledge their accomplishments. 

As I always say, ‘Coaches Coach, and the Players Play’.
Drew Butler Recipient of the Ray Guy Award
Drew Butler Working Techniques
Drew Butler (U. of Georgia), the 2009 Ray Guy Award Winner, has worked with me for three years.  Drew attended a PRO Development Camp in Milwaukee Wisconsin in 2009 and each year, he has come for One on One Punting Lessons during March and July, first to get ready for Spring Ball and secondly to tune up for training camp. Drew was also recently recognized as one of the recipients of the National Football Foundation (NFF) Scholar Athlete Award and two time Academic All American Award.  Next challenge is the NFL Draft.
Randy Bullock Accepts Ray Guy Award
Randy Bullock Working Drills
Randy Bullock (Texas A & M) who just recently won the 2011 Lou Groza Award is another prize student. I first met Randy when he attended my PRO Development Camp in Casa Grande, AZ in 2009 and it was immediately clear to me that he had a very strong leg but needed to become more consistent.  Last year and this year Randy came back for a One on One Kicking Lesson to work on his technique and improve on his consistency.  This season he is currently leading the country with 25 field goals and has scored 127 points. Also, he broke the school record for most points surpassing the old record of 325, along with many other school records.  I guess he accomplished his goal of becoming more consistent.  Next up is the NFL Draft
Tom Lynch Attends PRO Development Camp
Tom Lynch from St. Xavier, an NAIA school in Illinois, has had an excellent season and career. Tom first attended my January 2011 PRO Development Camp and in the summer followed up with a One On One Kicking Lesson and another PRO Development Kicking Camp in July in Milwaukee.  He improved each time we worked together. In 2010 Tom won the Fred Mitchell Award for the nation’s top college kicker in FCS, Div II, Div III and NAIA, going 13 for 15 on field goals and scoring 121 points. This year Tom is 13 of 18 for field goals while scoring 122 points including two field goals over 50 yards.
Brendan Gibbons Refining His Technique
Brendan Gibbons of the University of Michigan has also been seeing success as we have been working together. Brendan came to Phoenix for the January and May Pro Development Kicking Camps, and followed up with some One on One Kicking Lessons prior to Spring Ball and training camp. Brendan's success first came from winning the starting job outright during camp and secondly finishing the season 10 of 14 on field goals.  Brendan has a passion for kicking and has worked extremely hard to improve his technique and take his game to the next level. 
Montreal Alouettes Draft Brody McKnight
University of Montana placekicker/punter Brody McKnight also attended a PRO Development Camp and followed with One on One Kicking and Punting Lessons. Brody was named honorable mention all-conference kicker finishing the season 21 of 27 on field goals in a conference that had a couple excellent (FCS All-American) kicking specialists. Brody had success not only being an excellent field goal kicker but turned out to be a very effective punter averaging 44 yards per punt! Being a valuable combination kicker/punter can be very attractive to PRO teams, especially the CFL where Brody was drafted in the first round by the Montreal Alouettes in the 2011 CFL draft
Chris Rogers Attends One on One Kicking Lessons
Sacred Heart University (FCS) freshman kicker Chris Rogers, came to me for private One on One Kicking Lessons last year to improve his kicking technique and form. Throughout the three days I saw major improvements in his kicking game. When Chris returned to Sacred Heart he won the starting kicking job as a red-shirt freshman and continued to work on his technique.  Chris finished the 2012 season a perfect 11 of 11 and First Team All-Northeast Conference Kicker!
Kyle Martens Perfecting His Technique
Another successful specialist is Kyle Martens from Rice University. Kyle took a One on One Punting Lesson and attended my May PRO Development Camp this summer in Phoenix, AZ. Kyle was already a very good punter, but he wanted to improve his technique to be a more consistent player. This year was Kyle’s third consecutive year as a Ray Guy Candidate while he averaged 43.8 yards on career high 78 punts. He also finishes at Rice having the highest career and season average yards per punt.
Jonathan Plisco Working Punting Techniques
Jonathan Plisco (Old Dominion) and (FCS) who took a One on One Punting Lesson, is another punter with excellent potential.  Along with Kyle, Jonathan came to me boosting an already impressive résumé with a very strong leg, but wanted to improve his technique for more consistency.  Jonathan has been named an FCS All-American and one of the nations leading punters for the past 3 years. This year, he ranks second in FCS punting average with a career high at 46 yards while placing 12 of his 51 punts inside the 20. Jonathan being a junior still has even more time to impress the NFL scouts for the 2012 season. 
Coach Zauner Evaluates Paul Layton
This summer Paul Layton, University at Albany attended my Wisconsin PRO Development Kicking Camp. Paul had a strong freshman season. When I first saw Paul punt, I could see some inconsistencies in his drop, however it was evident he had a strong leg.  As a matter of fact, he won the long punt contest during the camp that weekend. When Paul left, I felt that he had improved his drop and knew with his work ethic he would continue to excel. His hard work has paid off by averaging 43 yards with 21 of his 51 punts going inside the 20. Paul spent part of the season leading the FCS in punting and was named First Team All-Northeast Conference Punter.
Cody Morrow Attends PRO Development Camp
Cody Morrow of Mid American Nazarene a combination kicker/punter was named Honorable Mention Punter of the Heart of America Athletic Conference (NAIA). Cody first came to me to work on field goal technique but in training camp had the opportunity to punt for his team as well. He attended my Arizona PRO Development Kicking Camp in May to learn more about punting and improve his technique. Cody was very attentive in learning both my 'Natural Style of Kicking and Punting' techniques' and then applied both on the field and has continued to improve.
Garrett Maloney Working Drills
Garrett Maloney, from the University of St. Thomas (MN), is another punter that has taken several One on One Punting Lessons over the past few years and has also attended my Minnesota and Wisconsin Pro Development Camp.  Garrett being an excellent athlete continues to improve. Garrett is also a duel athlete who played on the 2011 St. Thomas National Championship basketball team. This year, Garrett averaged 41 yards on 31 kicks while placing 10 punts inside the 20. 

It has not only been a pleasure to work with each of these young men but also very gratifying for me. Each specialists has shown dedication, hard work, and the ability to be coached and has taken it upon themselves to become a better player. Note: If there is any specialists that has taken One on One Kicking and Punting Lessons or attended a PRO Development Camp and has had an outstanding season, please send me your information and I will try to mention you in another blog.

Kudos to these players, and again as I always say, ‘Coaches Coach, and the Players Play.’  All the credit goes to the players for performing under the pressures of the game. 

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Thursday, November 3, 2011

Improving Mental Focus for Football Kickers, Punters and Snappers

Football players, especially make-or-break field goal kickers along with punters and snappers probably have one of the highest stress jobs in sports. Imagine: once a kicker enters a game, he is expected to hit it squarely through the uprights. Every time, only getting one chance. Imagine if your job was like that - jump into a meeting, say the absolute right words, and create a new sales deal. Stressful, right?

Now, pro and college-level football kickers, punters and snappers have an elite consulting team to help them master the physical and mental aspects of their game. Top football kicking coach consultant and former NFL Special Teams Coordinator Coach Gary Zauner and ELITE Performance Expert Deborah Dubree announce that they have aligned their service offerings to bring top-level consulting and coaching to college-level and pro-level football kickers, punters, snappers and special teams players.

This new alliance combines Coach Zauner’s recognized excellence in the physical aspects of football kicking specialists, with Deborah Dubree’s keen mastery and practical application of neuroscience, NLP training, human behavior and focused mental conditioning to special teams athletes. Together, their services will give football special teams players a sharper competitive edge to help them bridge the gap between winning and losing.

Read more about Deborah Dubree’s and Coach Zauner’s work for football kickers, punters and snappers at their website.

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Friday, October 28, 2011

Lombardi was right! It 'IS' the Only Thing!

Famed Packers Head Coach Vince Lombardi once said, “Winning isn’t everything, it’s the ONLY THING”.

Lombardi was a great a coach in his day. He was also a huge force of encouragement to his players. Lombardi knew that the more focused a player was on his mental game, the better his physical game would turn out, which directly led to game winning points on the scoreboard.

All athletes need mental preparation. If their focus is off, their game is off. This is especially true for pro and college football kickers, punters, snappers and other special teams’ athletes, who often play a key role in tightly contested games at crucial moments. How does one mentally prepare for those moments? Those who are truly willing to, ‘do whatever it takes to make it to the top and stay there’ turn to a proven expert. Someone who can show them how to keep their head in the game even if they feel ticked-off, upset or completely frustrated. They turn to Elite Performance Expert  Deborah Dubree.

Top football kicking specialist and former NFL Special Teams Coordinator Coach Gary Zauner and ELITE Performance Expert Deborah Dubree have teamed up in a joint consulting capacity to bring top-level consulting and coaching to college-level and pro-level football kicking specialists and special teams players.

This new alliance combines Coach Zauner’s recognized excellence in the physical aspects of football kicking, punting and snapping with Deborah Dubree’s proven ClearEDGE emotional strength and mental conditioning routines for special teams athletes. The duo’s combined service offers a wealth of competitive sharpness to kickers and punters to help them bridge the gap between winning and losing.

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Thursday, October 27, 2011

A Kicking Specialist’s Mental Conditioning for Game Time

Former NFL Special Teams Coordinator, Coach Gary Zauner has seen much over the years … the good and the bad, along with the amazing and the ordinary. He’s even marveled at watching decent football players with extraordinary ambition achieve much more than naturally great players with low inner drive.

Why does this happen? We decided to ask Coach Zauner directly. Here’s what he had to say.

“The reason most guys don't make it into the NFL is because they don't know how to handle the mental side of the kicking game, or the extreme stress that’s involved in dealing with coaches, other players, or specific game situations. Knowing exactly how to handle each of these situations is hugely important. I believe that not nearly enough time is spent preparing our young kickers, punters and snappers for all the pressure they face both on and off the field.”

“That’s why I’ve teamed up with ELITE Performance Expert Deborah Dubree. Her amazing expertise offers the talented specialists I work with some very specific ways to more easily deal with the mental focus issue. Deborah Dubree’s level of expertise around the mental and emotional side of the game offers kicking, punting and snapping specialist’s something more than they would get from just working with me on the physical component of their kicking game. Together, we feel that our coaching will make specialists even better than they already are in their game.”

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Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Josh Scobee Ties NFL Record vs Ravens

Josh Scobee tied an NFL record with three field goals of at least 50 yards. He became the sixth kicker to hit three 50-yarders in a single game and the second to do so this season.

Most 50-Yard Field Goal in Game
NFL History

  Player                       50-yd FGsYear
     Josh Scobee                         32011
     Sebastian Janikowski                         32011
     Connor Barth                         32009
     Kris Brown                         32007
     Neil Rackers                         32004
     Morten Andersen                         31995

Jaguars 12 - Ravens 7

Above, Josh Scobee (Jacksonville Jaguars) working on his field goal and kickoff technique during a (3) Day One on One Kicking Lesson in Scottsdale, AZ with Coach Zauner in June of 2011.

Josh first came to Coach Zauner in the spring of 2010 after a so,so 2009 season. Josh started out very hot in 2010 in preseason not missing and then stringing together 13 straight during the regular season.  As he mentions in his testimoial below, after the bye he missed a couple of kicks and felt he had gone back to his old kicking technique.  He came back again this year for a three day workout and we also worked to improve his kickoff technique.

After watching Monday Night Football Game, Baltimore Ravens vs Jacksonville Jaguars it looks like Josh is kicking and kicking off at a very high level and maybe having one of his best seasons.

Matt Nelson (Louisiana Tech) who is the current kicker at Tech participated in his own two day One on One Kicking Lesson.

Louisiana Tech Kicker Matt Nelson Holds for Josh Scobee

Click below to listen to Josh Scobee's Testimonials after working One on One Kicking Lessons with Coach Zauner the last two off seasons of 2010 and 2011.

Great game Josh and continued success!  It's very gratifing for any Coach to see a player he has worked with doing well.  But as I always say - 'Coaches Coach and Players Play'.  And all the credit goes to Josh or any kicking specialist because they're the ones that have to perform under the pressures of the game.

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Friday, October 21, 2011

2011 PRO Development Camps a Success

Coach Zauner's PRO Development Camps
Provide Small Group Instruction
For College & Free Agent Kicking Specialists

Coach Zauner Instructs January Campers 
Phoenix, AZ
Coach Zauner, LLC originates with One on One Kicking, Punting & Snapping Lessons... As a kicking coach consultant in 2008 I started Coach Zauner, LLC and at that point in time I was only giving One on One Lessons. My goal was to expose as many college seniors, free agents, and PRO specialists to Coach Zauner's coaching philosophy of teaching 'A Natural Style of Kicking and Punting'.  

I was anticipating that the coaching and teaching philosophy which was proven to be successful early in my career as a kicking coach consultant and later as an 11 year college and 13 year NFL Special Teams Coordinator with the Vikings, Ravens and Cardinals would continue to help me with these young aspiring kicking, punting and snapping specialists.

As a side note:  To date I have coached, consulted or been associated with 20 PRO Bowl specialists throughout my consulting and coaching career. However, most young high school and underclass college kicking specialists coming through these massive kicking camps, talent search, placement and showcase competition camps knew nothing about Coach Zauner.

First, I googled and checked for kicking camps and kicking coaches, the lists went on.  Kicking coaches appeared to be everywhere.  Names of kicking camps and coaches all around the country and names I had never heard of.  Right or wrong many of these kicking coaches were still coaching specialists from the old school manual or coaching them they same way they were coached growing up. 

I decided during my retirement years that I wanted to give back to kicking and the game of football that had given me so much enjoyment, satisfaction and memories.  I wanted more specialists to at least get exposed to Coach Zauner's 'Natural Style of Kicking and Punting' and find out if it would work for them.

A coaching and teaching philosophy that had worked for me throughout my consulting and coaching career with many high school, college and NFL specialist.  I now wanted as many younger specialists to also have an opportunity to take their kicking games to the next level and achieve their dream or goal to play professional football. 

Idea For College Senior and Free Agent Specialist's Combines

In 2008 while attending the NFL Combine, I went to the NFL Special Teams Coaches Dinner to honor the Special Teams Super Bowl Coach of the year.  At this dinner which is paid for by the Coach of the year, all the Special Teams Coordinators and their assistant coaches talk about who's attending free agent kicking combines in the spring and who's going where. 

New Orleans Saints Special Teams Coordinator, Joe Marciano one of the senior special teams coaches  running the meeting turned around and asked me why I wouldn't organize and run a Combine.  He said you know exactly what we want and look for.  I figured with their endorsement and backing I had the opporuntity to be successful.  After consulting with my wife Michelle we decided to move forward with our game plan.

Next, upon request from a group of NFL Special Teams Coaches I started my College Senior and Free Agent Specialist's Combines 'A Field of Dreams' to not only help professional coaches discover free agent talent but also give deserving specialists exposure to NFL, CFL, UFL Special Teams Coaches and Pro Personnel Directors.

The success of the Coach Zauner's First Free Agent Specialist's Combine was contributed to  networking, contacts and good talent.  In 2009 41 specialists qualified and 17 signed NFL and CFL contracts.  Billy Cundiff a free agent at the time, pretty much rebooted his career in front of 26 NFL teams.  Billy is now with the Baltimore Ravens and earned 2011 PRO Bowler honors.  Billy's agent Paul Sheehy was the man responsiable for getting Billy to attend this combine.

Success breeds more success!  Some of the specialists that were taking One on One Kicking, Punting and Snapping Lessons and performing well at Combines were also signing NFL, CFL and UFL contracts.  The word was spreading amongst kicking specialists and agents.  Each year the number of specialists trying to qualify for Combines increased.  Despite the increasing number of specialist trying to qualify the key was for Coach Zauner, LLC to keep the high standard of 'QUALITY' participants showcasing their talent to attending NFL, CFL and UFL Coaches and Scouts.

Why? PRO Development Kicking Camps:

Drew Butler (U. of Georgia) wins Ray Guy Award and Rob Maver (U. of Guelph / Calgary Stampeders) becomes a First Round Pick in Canadian Draft.  Both took One on One Lessons and attended Coach Zauner's first and trial PRO Development Camps at Macalster College in 2010.  Snapper, Morgan Cox (U. of Tennessee / Baltimore Ravens) and Kicker, Nick Novak (U. of Maryland / NFL Veteran Kicker) were also in attendance.  The word was spreading down throughout the college and into the high school ranks.  Thank goodness for Google and Facebook.

Morgan Cox Snaps To Drew Butler
As request grew from underclass college and now high school specialists for One on One Kicking, Punting and Snapping Lessons I needed another avenue to satisfy the growing requests from top college and free agent specialists to get their One on One Lessons. More and more kicking specialists wanted coaching instruction from Coach Zauner.  However, some families could not afford One on One Lessons while other specialists, families or agents could afford One on One Lessons.

So, Coach Zauner, LLC moved forward from a 2010 trial to a series of 2011 PRO Development Kicking Camps. Keeping true to the idea of quality instruction versus quantity of campers in mind during each kicking camp.

These PRO Development Kicking Camps now provide college and free agent specialists Coach Zauner style One on One type instruction within a small group camp environment at a more affordable fee.  The three (3) day weekend camps at $575.00 also include hotel accommadation and meals. These PRO Development Camps are conducted in two locations -Phoenix, AZ and Milwaukee, WI- and various times -January, May and July- for specific reasons.

Since 2007 the bottom line of Coach Zauner, LLC is for One on One Kicking, Punting and Snapping Lessons, PRO Development Kicking Camps, College Senior and Free Agent Speciaist's Combines to provide kicking, punting and snapping specialists at all levels  'A Specialist's Path To PRO Football'.  

And it appears to be working!

Coach Zauner Provides All Instructions For PRO Development Camps
January's two PRO Development Camps prepare specialists for spring football, Indoor Arena tryouts, NFL Combine, Senior College PRO Day workouts and Coach Zauner's College Senior and Free Agent Specialist's Combines held in February and March.

January Camps in Phoenix, AZ:
Fabrizio Scaccia (No College) Prepares For Training Camp
Signed with S.F. 49ers
Reid Forrest (Washington State) Prepares For NFL Combine
Signed with Buffalo Bills 
John Gold (U. of Texas) Prepars for College Senior Combine
Signed with Seattle Seahawks
Coach Zauner's PRO Development Camps were started for two reasons.  My, first goal was to give specialists a chance to work with me that could not afford One on One Lessons.  The second goal, was to design a limited small group camp that would still offer a specialists a lot of individual Coach Zauner coaching or a One on One coaching atmosphere, while also providing competition.

This year, I decided to divide the punters and snappers into one camp with kickers and kickoff specialists in another in order to reinforce this concept. Also, by keeping the number of kicking specialists limited, it helps young men coming through to develop new friendships and measure the competition if they are pursuing ‘A Specialist’s Path To PRO Football’.

Neil Rackers (Houston Texans) Demonstrates Field Goal Technique

Nathan Whitaker (Stanford University) Prepares for Tryouts
Signed By Minnesota Vikings
May and July PRO Development Football Kicking Camps are designed for College Specialists preparing for the upcoming season and for Free Agent Kicking Specialists to prepare for PRO workouts and/or training camps.

The first of the two camps held July 15-17 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin at Wisconsin Lutheran College were designed for snappers and punters.

Brandon Hartson (U. of Houston) Testing on Sunday
During the weekend, I introduced new drills to kicking specialists to improve techniques and emphasize a natural style of punting while the snappers work to improve speed, accuracy and consistency. In addition, there is also a pooch punt or 'Aussie Drop Punt' contest, long punt contest, and a final competition that introduce the specialists to the testing format of the College Senior and Free Agent Specialist's Combines.

Coach Zauner Teaches Aussie Drop Punt Technique
The kickers PRO Development Camp was held on July 22-24. Kickers were charted on each of 
their kicks throughout the weekend to see where improvement needs to be made while also learning proper technique for kickoffs and onside kicks.

Matt Hogan (U. of Houston) Holds
For Thomas Lynch (St. Xavier)
Mike Salerno, Matt Hogan, Lirim Hajrullahu & Will Snyderwind

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