What are the most important qualities in a kicking specialist, and how do you display those?
Some of the most important qualities of a kicking specialist include: a strong work ethic, desire to be the best, being coachable, and belief or confidence in one’s self.
What advice would you give to a young athlete who someday wants to be a kicking specialist?
Work hard and take advantage of your opportunities to get coaching and advice from someone who has had success at your position. I did not begin kicking until I was in high school, and I did not have any professional coaching until after college. I wish I had pursued professional coaching since high school because I believe I would have performed better.
What’s your favorite part about being a kicking specialist?
Being there for my team. The kicking game can provide a big advantage. Your team depends on you, and I enjoy doing everything I can to put points on the board and help put the team in a position to succeed.
Why should athletes attend this Kick/Snap/Punt camp?
I believe it would be a great advantage to any kicking specialist who attends this camp. As I stated earlier, I did not receive professional coaching until after I was done with college. I had to coach myself and learn from watching the NFL. There is only so much you can learn from watching, and I truly believe I would have performed much better in high school and college had I received more training.
We are looking forward to working with athletes who are focused on improving their skills as kicking specialists! And stay tuned for our blog series leading up to our July camps and clinics. Heads up! It's time to focus on tackling!