July 2019

Lake Forest College, Lake Forest, Illinois

1. Selected class of 2020 & 2021 specialists who are looking for country-wide college exposure, who are looking to compete against the best in their class, and who want to learn from NFL kickers and punters.

2. Specialists who earned ALL-STATE honors for their performance in the 2018 football season. 

3. Specialists who performed exceptionally well at one of The Kicking Coach camps and were invited by coach Filipovic.

  • This is a showcase event tailored for college prospect kickers and punters only.

  • Strict admission standards ensure top-notch competition, high interest by college coaches, and higher commitment rate than any other showcase in the country.

  • Relatively small number of athletes at this event allows us to thoroughly evaluate each athlete, while allowing him to showcase his best performance, and to capture it in a professional quality video. There is no waiting for hundreds of athletes to kick before you get your chance to perform. We invite only 50 competitive college prospects and do not rush them through warm up, charting, etc.

  • Athletes get filmed and charted twice. Only the better performance of the two is sent to colleges. Here are two samples of outstanding athletes performing at this event – Hunter Niswander who committed to Northwestern and Austin Seibert who committed to Oklahoma. They both received full scholarships and both are starters on their teams. Click HERE for Hunter’s video and HERE for Austin’s video.

  • Statistics and Video from this event are sent to every college in the country. Individual referrals and references to specific schools are available by request of athletes or universities.

Filip Filipovic and Assistant Coaches with NFL or big time college experience. 

Lake Forest College Football Stadium. Located on Lake Michigan, about 25 miles north of Chicago, Lake Forest College Campus is one of the most beautiful campuses in the country. Football stadium is surrounded by endless woods and multi-million dollar mansions owned by the likes of Michael Jordan, Vince Vaughn, etc. This was also the training camp facility of the Chicago Bears for many years – including the 1985 team with coach Ditka, Walter Payton, Jim McMahon, etc. In addition to aesthetic value and history, trees around the stadium block most of the wind – making this an outstanding location to have a career day at a kicking event.

  • Athletes who stood out at one of The Kicking Coach camps and receive a personal invitation from coach Filipovic. Or,
  • Athletes who accomplished ONE of the two admission requirements listed below in the 2017 football season.

Kicker Admission Standards – 2017 season benchmarks:

1. Named to ALL STATE; 1st, 2nd, 3rd team or honorable mention.

2. Over 50% of kickoffs were touchbacks for the class of 2019. Over 35% of kickoffs were touchbacks for the class of 2020.

Punter Admission Standards – 2017 season benchmarks:

1. Named to ALL STATE; 1st, 2nd, 3rd team or honorable mention.

2. Averaged over 40 yards per punt for the class of 2019 athletes. Averaged over 38 yards per punt for the class of 2020 athletes.

Day 1:   10 AM –  5PM
Day 2:   11 AM –  4PM


  • Attendance is FREE (coaching, charting, TKIA t-shirt, sending statistics from the event to colleges)
  • Optional Add-On: Skills video production with professional reference: $260.  You can mail a check in or request an invoice for online payment. Contact details are HERE

Lodging and Travel Tips

Lodging is not provided. Lake Forest is a beautiful and safe suburb of Chicago. We recommend looking at for lodging that is in desired location and price range.