Illinois Kicking Camp & College Exposure Event

February 17th 2020 (President’s Day – No School) 
10:00AM – 6:00PM
Avantis Dome, Pekin, IL

This is 13th year of Illinois Kicking Camp at Avantis Dome. Enrollment is limited due to space constraints. This event sells out on most years.

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Rams Pro Bowl Kicker Greg Zuerlein(left) and Cleveland Browns Kicker Austin Seibert (right), at the Pekin Kicking Camp.
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  • Preferred camper age: 12 to 18. Majority of athletes are between 14 and 16 years old.
  • Illinois Kicking Camp is a skills development and evaluation event for specialists who are looking to get a head start on competition for the next football season, and find out how they compare to their classmates. We will spend majority of the camp on field goals and kickoffs. We will cover punting technique, go through punting drills and off-season preparation. 
  • COLLEGE EXPOSURE EVENT. Sophomore, junior and senior kickers and punters will have an opportunity to get evaluated for college referrals. Most college coaches ask kicking coaches for their top performers. Kick well, and we will get your name and statistics to colleges.
  • High school seniors will learn how to kick field goals off the ground, and get final/ last chance evaluation for college referrals. “Late bloomer” kickers get overlooked because most colleges have their lists of high school prospects finalized prior to the start of kicker’s senior season. If you got pretty good toward the end of your high school career, we need to know how good you are and if you are looking to kick in college.
  • At every kicking camp, our top priority is to teach kickers and punters how to train and improve while kicking on their own. There are no kicking coaches on middle school, high school, or college football teams. When your high school coach gives you couple footballs and tells you to “go practice”, you need to know… How to kick? How much to kick? How often to kick? What to tell your snapper and holder? How to make adjustments for different conditions? Etc.
  • Athletes who are punters-only check in at 4:30 PM. There are usually 5 or less pure punters who work on developing their skills with one of our outstanding coaches for hour and half.
  • HIGH SCHOOL COACHES are welcome to attend the clinic for free and learn from coach Filipovic and his staff. 


  • How pros kick and train
  • What exercises and drills will take your skills to a higher level
  • How to prepare for a successful season from January until the last game
  • What you need to do to get seen by college coaches
  • What parents need to do to help with recruiting process
  • Equipment secrets of the pros
  • And much more…


  • Individual video analysis and breakdown
  • Teaching of skills of kicking and punting
  • Teaching of game scenario kicks
  • Competitions
  • Individual college potential evaluation


Illinois Kicking Camp Cost:

Kicker or Kicker/Punter Combo: $260 (full day)

Punter only: $100 (4:30 PM – 6 PM)

$50 refundable deposit is due at sign up. Remaining balance is due on the day of the event.

Head Coach
Filip Filipovic, NFL veteran, professional kicking coach

Assistant Coaches

  • Zach Paul – Jacksonville Jaguars, Cleveland Browns
  • Thomas Kinney – NFL free agent, Southern Illinois
  • Mike Meyer – NFL (Falcons, Titans), Univ. of Iowa
  • Austin Errthum – Northern Iowa University
  • Josh Brebant – Northern Illinois University ’14. Kicking Coach, Physical Trainer.
  • more staff will be added…

Coach to Camper Ratio is always 1:7 or better.

**Read about our outstanding staff on the STAFF PAGE.

Kickers and Kicker/Punter Combos


Punters Only (4:30PM-6:00PM)


Staff Competition at the Illinois Kicking Camp