Michigan Spring Kicking Camp

May 2024

Kicking: 9 AM – 1 PM, Punting 3 PM – 6 PM
Hillsdale College, Hillsdale, Michigan


Detroit Lions Kicker Austin Seibert teaching Kickoffs

michigan kicking camp - kickers practice with snap

Kickers working on field goals with live with snap and hold

Kicking Camp Summary

  • Recommended Camper Age: 12 to 19. Most athletes are in 14 to 17 age range.
  • At all of our kicking camps, athletes:

1) learn the skills

2) learn the training methods

3) receive subjective and objective evaluation of their current kicking abilities

  • Michigan Kicking Camp is a small event that allows coach Filipovic and his staff to devote a huge amount of attention to every athlete, making sure that they understand how to kick and how to train in order to reach their full kicking potential.
  • Skills taught: Field Goals, Kickoffs, Punts. We teach the most efficient techniques that are used by NFL and top college kickers while allowing room for individual nuances.
  • Camper skill level varies from the first time kickers to more experienced kickers with several years of camp and playing experience. We tailor instruction to the individual.
  • College Prospect Evaluation: We evaluate athletes for college referrals. Athletes will complete our standardized testing workout. Statistics and observations from the evaluation are used for college referrals.
  • We teach execution of game kicks – directional kickoffs, onside kicks, coffin corner punts, hurried punts, kicking field goals in bad weather, etc.
  • Parents are welcome to stay and observe instruction and evaluation.
  • At the Michigan 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.


8:50 AM     Camp Check in for Kickers and Kickers/Punters

9:00 AM     Kicking Fundamentals Instruction

12:15 PM     Evaluation of field goals and kickoffs

1:00 PM      Camp ends for Kickers Only. Lunch break and recovery for kickers/punters

2:55 PM      Check-in for punters only

3:00 PM      Punting Fundamentals Instruction

5:00 PM      Punting Evaluation

6:00 PM      Camp ends for all athletes

*Many athletes shy away from punting because it is a more difficult skill. This is exactly why there are significantly more opportunities for playing time and college scholarships for punters and combos than kickers-only. Consider learning the skill of punting. Nobody is born a good punter. Every great punter had to start somewhere. There are usually 10 to 20 athletes who attend the punting portion of the camp.

austin seibert the kicking coach

Coach Filip Filipovic – NFL Veteran, Kicking Coach


May 2022 Assistant Coaches:

Austin Seibert – Detroit Lions, Kicker

Stephen Rusnak  – Michigan State, Kicker

KC Lopata – University of Michigan Kicker, Class of 2010.

Tyler Perkins – Iowa State, Punter


NFL and/or Big 10 specialists. The Kicking Coach Alumni includes many current and former NFL and Big 10 specialists who assist with coaching at the camps.

Coach to camper ratio is always 1:7 or better.

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

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

Deposit is refundable for any reason up until 10 days before the event. If you have to cancel within 10 days of the event, you can transfer your payment toward any other event that we host.

Kicker Only
(attending 9 AM - 1 PM)


Kicker / Punter Combo
(attending all day 9 AM - 6 PM)