COACH ZAUNER KICKING CAMPS
KICKING CAMP TESTIMONIAL:
Rob Maver, Top Canadian Combination Kicking Specialist in 2010 CFL Draft said: “The Pro Development football kicking camps are the best way that college and free agent specialists can prepare themselves for the next level. In these three-day camps, you go over specific fundamentals/drills. On top of the fundamentals, more importantly the camp tells you exactly what the NFL standards are, and what exactly will be expected from you in the NFL.
This includes charts (handed out in hard copy plus gone over on PowerPoint) of snapping times, handling times, hang times, and expected field goal percentages. The meetings make it clear what these standards are and show you how to practice properly. This includes how to film yourself, and when a camera is not available how to chart yourself properly so that you can monitor each practice.
The camp also shows you how you stack up against other top kicking specialists.
The kicking camp includes full operation: snap to punt, and snap to hold to kick. Beyond this is the sports psychology presentation by James Wilhoit. With 99% of the guys in the league, what separates them from one another is not their leg, but what is between their ears. These last two key elements are great for preparing you for upcoming competition in training camp.”
Coach Zauner offers a number of football kicking camps throughout the year in Arizona and Minnesota. These football kicking camps were designed to bring some of the finest kicking specialists in the country together for skill development and training.
The football kicking camps fall into two categories: PRO Development Camps and the River Falls Kicking Camp.
PRO DEVELOPMENT KICKING CAMPS:
Coach Zauner's PRO Development Camps are created to assist specialists refine their techniques and help their kicking units become more efficient. This includes how to physically and mentally prepare to achieve their next level.
PRO Development Kicking Camps Include:
* Four (4) Practices with Meetings and Video Review Sessions
* Coach Zauner’s Video Analysis of Individual Techniques
* Emphasis on Kicking, Punting and Long Snapping Techniques
* Fundamentals and Drills to Improve Your Consistency and Technique
* Individual and Group Competition
* A Sports Psychology Presentation on the 'Mental Side' of the Kicking Game
RIVER FALLS KICKING CAMP:
The UW-River Falls Football Kicking Camp was the nation's first specialist’s camp. And the goal from the beginning was to improve every punter and kicker by maximizing repetition and perfecting each individual style.
This has been an extremely successful approach.
The kicking camp featured NFL Special Teams Consultant Gary Zauner who had been the camp specialist since 1977 and is considered by many to be the best kicking consultant in organized football.
The football kicking camp has had a number of campers throughout the years go on to great college and pro careers. The camp will make you a more knowledgeable and improved kicker.
The staff features present/former UW-RF players and coaches, headed by Falcon head coach John O'Grady who has directed the kicking camp since 1989. His resume includes coaching positions at Kent State University, Miami of Ohio and Wisconsin.
John O'Grady has enjoyed success as a player and coach at all levels of the college game.