The game of football is like no other. The game teaches life lessons that can not be replicated with any other life experience growing up. High school football gives athletes the opportunity to share a common goal with the people they grow up with and represent the town or city that they live in.
Special teams is a critical component of the football game. One third of the game of football is special teams; and being able to score points and shift the field position will put the team in the best possible position to win.
Although special teams may seem as an individualized component of the game, it takes ALL 11 players to achieve success.
Like any other sport, special teams takes time and dedication to achieve the best results.
The three components of special teams are the following:
"Luck is when opportunity meets preparation."
Whether you are beginner or have some experience in any of these components, our goal as an academy is to provide mentoring to assist in achieving your goals as a student athlete.
Your ceiling as a specialist is as high as you want to take it. Our coaches are here to use our professional experiences and training to implement proper techniques. Each specialist is not the same and will have unique style to their kicking and punting style.
Our mission is to develop the most CONSISTENT specialist. Ask any coach, would you rather have a kicker who is able to kick a 55 yard field goal, but inconsistent inside 45 yards? Or have a kicker who is consistent inside 45 yards, but may not have the leg strength for a 55 yard field goal? You will get the same answer every time; they will take the kicker that who is consistent inside 45 yards. We focus on key elements when it comes to staying consistent such as balance, form, ball contact, and follow through. , etc. Strength will come with proper technique and fundamentals taken from our sessions.. After continuous training from professional coaches, our athletes will become consistent in their craft. We ask to trust the process and be patient as we will develop and maximize your kicking punting, and long snapping abilities.
Why train with us?
Our coaches are passionate in the development of our specialists. Our college recruiting camps assist in the exposure and guidance they need in their process. We work with your families on making the recruiting process as smooth as possible.
Our camps and clinics are developed to capture film that will be used to send to college programs. We incorporate game situations to prepare our specialists in their development.
Our clinics will have college coaches on site to evaluate the specialists and get personal feedback and exposure to get to the next level.
I believe my story can come as a great reference to inspire young athletes. I was not a highly touted prospect and did not go to any of the major camps to get exposure. I focused on individualized training to perfect my craft to put the best film out there possible. No Division I or Division II teams gave any interest to my film, and many Division III teams went different directions on their choice of recruiting kickers. Utica College gave me an opportunity and I came in with a chip on my shoulder to become the best player at my position to help my team win. After my college senior season, I attended Gary Zauner's Senior NFL Combine. I was one of 28 kickers present, competing against those who played Division I on the biggest of stages, and a selected few playing on NFL rosters today. I advise athletes to not get discouraged if they are not getting recruited to a Division I programs and play at a big time school. My belief is that if you are coach-able and have the desire to maximize your abilities, success will come with it.
My experiences come from great kicking coaches in the nation and group competition to compete against others my age. I will always be a student of the game and I hope to use what I have learned over the years into making each athlete that I work with the best overall specialist and person. Being a high school coach as well as kicking coach has provided me the experience and the opportunity to effectively communicate with the specialists I train. I am more than confident that I will able to connect with each specialist and guide them in their journey.
I believe becoming a kicker, punter, or long snapper and playing football was the best experience of my life. I encourage anybody to take a chance and pursue your dream if this is something you want to do. Our coaches are here to be mentors and guide our athletes not only through your high school careers, but through your college careers. We will guide our athletes through the recruiting process and help families who are going through that important stage in their child's life.
Take the All American challenge today and start your path towards achieving your goals!
- Coach Tommy and Staff
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