— OHIO SUMMER KICKING CAMP – JUNE 2019

Ohio Summer Kicking Camp

June 2019 – dates announced in January 
Saturday: Kicking, Sunday: Punting 
Ashland University, Ashland, OH

Head Coach:
Filip Filipovic, NFL veteran, professional kicking coach.

Assistant Coaches:

Zoltan Mesko, NFL veteran. Played three seasons for Patriots, punting in Superbowl XLVI (2012). Also punted for Bengals and Steelers. Attended high school in Twinsburg, Ohio, where he earned All-State and All-American honors. Attended college at University of Michigan where he also earned All-American honors.

Hunter Niswander, 4-year starter at Northwestern University, attended a mini-camp with Pittsburg Steelers in May 2018. Top 5 high school kicker/punter in the nation coming out of high school. Holds all time Ohio high school record for extra points made in a row at 111.

Zach Paul, 4-year starter at University of Akron. Attended camps with Jacksonville Jaguars and Cleveland Browns.

NFL and BIG 10 kickers and punters. Our staff is loaded with The Kicking Coach Alumni who are extremely talented and personable. Coach to camper ratio is always 1:7 or better.

**For more information, check out our STAFF PAGE and STAFF PRACTICE VIDEOS

  • Recommended Age: 12 – 19. Average age is 14-17.
  • 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 levels vary from first-time kickers to more experienced kickers with several years of camp and playing experience. We tailor instruction to the individual.
  • We teach execution of game kicks – directional kickoffs, onside kicks, coffin corner punts, hurried punts, kicking field goals in bad weather, etc.
  • Since kickers are usually on their own when it comes to training and technique adjustments, one of the main camp objectives is to guide athletes to self-reliance and a resilient mindset that is needed for the long-term success.
  • We chart and evaluate younger athletes for self-assessment and comparison with peers.
  • College Showcase: We chart, film and evaluate athletes for college referrals. Athletes who are going into their junior and senior seasons of high school will complete our standardized testing workout. Statistics and observations from the evaluation are sent to colleges and used for college referrals. If an athlete underperforms (subjective to his skill level), for his benefit, we discard the statistics.
  • Parents are welcome to stay and observe instruction and evaluation.

*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. Please consider learning the skill of punting. Nobody is born a good punter. Every great punter had to start somewhere.

SCHEDULE

Saturday – Kickers (skills taught: Field Goals and Kickoffs)

10:00 AM  Camp Check-In for Kickers and Kicker/Punter Combos
10:20 AM  Instruction. Fundamentals of Field Goals and Kickoffs.
1 :00 PM  Lunch Break
2 :00 PM  Staff Demonstration
2 :15 PM  Video Analysis of Athlete’s Technique
3 :00 PM  College Showcase & Evaluation
4 :40 PM  Technique Corrections and Game-Scenario Kick Practice
5 :40 PM  Camp Closing (Q & A opportunity for parents)
6 :00 PM  Camp Ends for Athletes who are Kickers only

Sunday – Punters (skills taught: Punting)

10:00 AM Camp Check-In for Punters
10:20 AM Instruction. Fundamentals of Punting.
1 :00 PM Lunch Break
2 :00 PM Staff Demonstration
2 :15 PM Video Analysis of Athlete’s Technique
2 :45 PM College Showcase & Evaluation
3 :45 PM Technique Corrections and Game-Scenario Punt Practice
4 :45 PM Camp Closing (Q & A opportunity for parents)
5 :00 PM Camp Ends

Kicker Only
(attending Saturday only)

$250

Kicker / Punter Combo
(attending both days)

$350