Ohio Preseason Kicking Camp

July 2019. Dates announced in January.
Saturday: Kicking, Sunday: Punting
Ashland University, Ashland, Ohio

Head Coach
Filip Filipovic. 6-year 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.

The Kicking Coach Alumni with NFL or major college experience. Coach to Camper ration is always 1 to 7 or better. Assistant coaches at this event included Zoltan Mesko (Patriots), Aaron Pettrey (Bengals, Ohio State), Austin Signor (Bears), Todd Carter (Panthers), Jon Thoma (Ohio State), and many others.

**For more information, check out our KICKING COACHES page.

  • Recommended Age: 12 – 19. Average age is 14-17.
  • Skills taught: Field Goals, Kickoffs, Punts. At our kicking camps, we teach the most efficient techniques that are used by NFL and top college kickers while allowing room for individual nuances. At preseason kicking camps, we also focus on teaching the execution of game scenario kicks – directional kicking, working with snappers and holders, etc.
  • 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.
  • We chart and evaluate younger athletes for self-assessment and comparison with peers.
  • Older athletes are charted and evaluated for college potential and referrals.
  • 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.


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)


Kicker / Punter Combo
(attending both days)