National Kicking Service Football Kicking, Punting, and Long Snapping Camps

  • Recommended by NFL Players & Coaches
  • 28th year as one of football's most respected authorities on Special Team Skills
  • Groundbreaking Biomechanics Training Program
  • Authentic pro-style overnight camp.
    Three days and two nights of totally comprehensive training (day campers welcome).
  • College Placement & Scholarship Program through NKS's vast nationwide network.
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Jeff Reed
Jeff Reed
NFL Kicking Great
Senior Staff, Past NKS Camper

Matt Prater
Matt Prater
Denver Broncos, Detroit Lions
Senior Staff, Past NKS Camper
All Pro. Holds NFL record
for longest FG at 64 yards

Ryan Quigley
Ryan Quigley
New York Jets
Senior Staff, Past NKS Camper

"National Kicking Service is a focused camp that you will enjoy physically, emotionally, and mentally. Kicking, punting, and long snapping are talents that are 90% mental, so we at NKS take great pride in helping you become the specialist you want to be, focusing on technique, attitude, and personality…..when we take ourselves too seriously we tend to underachieve.

While there are biomechanical parameters that cannot be breached, we are not "cookie cutters" seeking to force specialists into the same mold. These skills are idiosyncratic. Everyone is different. So, if you're looking to reach your potential in the kicking game, start building a fraternity of friends in the same position, and have a blast, NKS is the place for you."
Jeff Reed
Two time Super Bowl Champion
New Orleans Saints, Pittsburgh Steelers, San Francisco 49ers, Seattle Seahawks

Football Kicking Camps

Football Punting Camps

Football Long Snapping Camps

Football Kicking Camps & Clinics

The Leaders in Kicking, Punting and Long Snapping Services!

  • Placekicking: field goals and kickoffs
  • Punting
  • Long Snapping
  • Summer Kicking Camps
  • College Exposure Kicking Camp and Long Snapping Camp
  • Kicking Camps & Long Snapping Camps for ages 10 years and up
  • Coaches and Parents welcome at all kicking camps
  • Private Kicking, Punting, and Long Snapping instruction
  • Regional Kicking and Punting Clinics

Types of Camps/Clinics

To unlock your full potential in kicking, punting, and long snapping, follow the
NKS Website Game Plan!

Nationwide Summer Kicking Camps, Punting Camps, and Long Snapping Camps

  • View this year's nation wide summer instructional campsites at top notch facilities
  • Meet the NKS professional camp staff and directors
  • View the camp highlights and understand the camp philosophy
  • Access the sign-up page for summer instructional camp registration information

Tremendous Advantage of Overnight Camps

NKS overnight camps provide so much more for the player than a limited "day camp" format. The three days and two nights of camp include seven full field sessions, extra help sessions, lots of individual attention, at least two extensive video analysis sessions, sports biomechanics classroom work, meetings on all physical and mental training aspects specifically for kickers, punters, and long snappers, optional college recruitment process meeting and more.

The camps also offer a taste of collegiate life at some of the nation's finest colleges and universities. The experience lends itself to more interaction with coaches and players alike and a special camaraderie within the special teams positions. The overnight camp will also save the hassle and expense of booking hotel rooms, the cost of restaurant meals or a possible long daily commute.
* Day campers will still benefit greatly from the extended sessions and meetings.

College Exposure & Placement Supercamp in Orlando Every January

  • All Kickers, Punters, and Long Snappers are invited to join us for high level training, an opportunity to enhance college opportunities, and a lot of fun in Florida
  • Overview of the College Exposure & Placement Supercamp
  • Results of this year's College Exposure & Placement Supercamp

Open Regional Clinics

Spring Training for Kickers, Punters, and Long Snappers Program March and April in Orlando

NKS Professional Free Agent Evaluations in Orlando every March and April

  • This one on one session with Coach Muriaty is for placekickers and punters who believe they are ready to compete for a position at the highest level or feel they have the potential to do so. It's an opportunity for players not only to showcase their talents, but to also receive honest expert evaluation and coaching expertise. More Information on Free Agent Evaluation

Long Snappers

Long Snappers

Long snappers are a huge part of the NKS program. A common misconception presumes there is really little instruction or specific training necessary to become proficient at the skill. Nothing could be further from the truth. Principles of sports biomechanics and task specific training are essential for all skills. NKS long snappers receive the most advanced training through, in part, a series of drills with and without the football. These drills reinforce the most mechanically efficient method of snapping the ball. Campers will learn revolutionary training exercises that have our snappers achieving phenomenal snap times and accuracy.

Video analysis, sports biomechanics classroom instruction, physical and mental training meetings are all part of the camp experience. NKS long snappers have their own coaches and receive full time instruction during the entire camp, unlike what other programs may offer. (Long snapping if offered at these camp locations only: McDaniel College, Monmouth University, Massachusetts Maritime Academy, California Lutheran University, and Stetson University.)

Shown in the above picture at the far left is All American Long Snapper Phil Faccone from Wagner University in Staten Island, New York. On the far right is ledgendary NKS Senior Long Snapping Coach Bobby Prichard from Urbana High School in Ijamesville, Maryland.


"I have had the opportunity to work and train with NKS Director Gene Muriaty. He is absolutely one of the most knowledgeable and passionate place kicking and punting instructors in the USA!"

Brian Hansen, former NFL All Pro punter.

"Jim Power brings his years of professional experience to help young kickers improve their ability. I recommend attending his camp."

John Robinson, former coach of Southern Cal and NFL Rams on NKS West Coast Director, Jim Power.

"Gene Muriaty is an exceptional kicking and punting coach. I highly recommend him and his program to anyone interested in improving their skill."

Mike Horan, former NFL All Pro punter on Gene Muriaty, NKS Director.

"Jim Power has the ability to translate his kicking experience into the teaching of mechanics for young kickers. He understands how to avoid the flaws and pitfalls that prevent a kicker from being able to take his game from level to level to develop to maximum potential."

Steve Ortmayer, long time NFL special teams coach
on NKS West Coast Director Jim Power.

NKS Stands for Integrity

Our mission and privilege is to assist each and every player whose passion is placekicking, punting, or long snapping work toward their goals with expert instruction, honest evaluation, encouragement and support.

We do not make exaggerated claims and promises or surround our program with hype or hollow celebrity glitter in order to exploit young athlete's dreams and aspirations as is the disturbing trend today. Although there are certainly numerous high school and collegiate stars who attend our programs yearly, NKS is not an "elitest" program where staff members cater only to those who, at the time, may be performing at a higher level than others. All NKS program participants receive a great deal of individual help from a staff that really cares. NKS's reputation speaks for itself throughout the USA.

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Helpful Resources

The College Football Recruiting Process for Placekickers, Punters, & Long Snappers

How to Make Your Own Football Placekicking Holder for About 5 Bucks

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Staff & Camp Counselor Spotlight

Jeff Reed Jeff Reed
Jeff spent nine years as the clutch and powerful placekicker for the Pittsburgh Steelers. Two time Super Bowl Champion. Jeff's career 82% FG success is extraordinary especially when one considers his home stadium...Heinz Field...notoriously the toughest kicking stadium in the NFL with its swirling winds and, at the time, inconsistent playing surface. His 16-18 FG playoff record speaks for itself and places Jeff in the company of the most accomplished NFL kickers of all time. Jeff is known for his personal attention given to all campers.

Jeff played collegiately at the University of North Carolina. With NKS since his sophomore year at East Mecklenburg High School in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Matt Prater Matt Prater
Veteran placekicker for the Denver Broncos and Detroit Lions. Matt has certainly joined the NFL elite with his phenomenal power and accuracy. Last season Matt broke the NFL record for longest field goal with a boot of 64 yards. He missed only one field goal during the season and was named to the NFL All Pro Team. Matt played collegiately at the University of Central Florida where he made famous his "rugby punt" and led the nation with a 47.95 yard average. With National Kicking Service since his sophomore year at Estero High School in Florida when he attended the summer instructional camp at Stetson University in DeLand, Florida.
Ryan Quigley Ryan Quigley
Second year punter for the New York Jets and quietly becoming one of the best in the league averaging almost 48 yards per punt and near the top at pinning the opponent inside the 20 yard line. At Boston College Ryan became the starting punter and kicker specialist in his true freshman year. He hails from Myrtle Beach, South Carolina where he was a three time all state punter. Ryan first came to National Kicking as a high school player at the Queens University camp in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Jeremy Shelley Jeremy Shelley
Atlanta Falcons training camp 2013. University of Alabama. Jeremy enjoyed a truly outstanding training camp and exhibition season with the Atlanta Falcons after graduating which shows promise for a bright NFL future. Not known by the general public as a long range kicker, Jeremy exhibited his power in live scrimmages at the Atlanta camp with a numerous 50 yard plus field goals. At Alabama, Jeremy was a member of three National Championship teams. He was the 2011 National Championship Game MVP with a record 5 field goals. Lou Groza Award semi-finalist 2011, 2012, 2013. Vlade Award for the nation's most accurate kicker in 2012. Jeremy hails from Raleigh, North Carolina and attended Broughton High School. He initially came to National Kicking Service as a high school placekicker impressing everyone at the Queens University camp in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Phil Faccone Phil Faccone
All American long snapper from Wagner University in New York. Phil's times and accuracy have already surpassed NFL standards. Tutored under NKS Senior Long Snapping Coach Bobby Prichard. He has been on the NEC Academic Honor Roll the past three years. Phil hails from Brick, New Jersey where he played for Coach Walter Currie at Brick Memorial High School and was a member of the National Honor Society. Not surprisingly, with his coaching IQ, Phil has also become an accomplished kicking and punting coach while working with his kickers and punters at Wagner and at the National Kicking Service camps. Phil started out as a high school sophomore at the Monmouth University summer kicking, punting, and long snapping camp in West Long Branch, New Jersey.
Ed Ruhnke Ed Ruhnke
Mount Union College. Another inspiring National Kicking Service story about persistence and dedication. Ed came to the NKS summer camp at Monmouth University in New Jersey as a college freshman anxious to kick start his collegiate career. Impressed with his talent and grit, Ed was encouraged to attend the NKS New England summer camp to further hone his skills. Making enormous strides he attended in the California Lutheran University camp and subsequently enrolled at Moorpark Jr. College (CA.) with the help of NKS California Director Sean Cheevers.

From All League at Moorpark College, to a full scholarship at Sacramento State, Ed moved closer to home and Division 3 Powerhouse Mount Union College where he helped the Purple Raiders reach the National Championship Game the past two years. This year Ed was 27-33 on FG's, 102-104 on XP's and sent most of his KO's into or out of the end zone. He is regarded as one of the top placekickers in the nation...all divisions...and is an NFL draft prospect. Ed handled the punting chores as well.
Rob Long Rob Long
Out of Syracuse University. Former All American and All Big East Punter. Now a highly touted NFL prospect. Rob is known for his towering five seconds plus hang times and kickoffs through the end zone. He first came to National Kicking Service at the McDaniel College summer kicking camp in Westminster, Maryland where he exhibited enormous potential. Rob is from Downingtown, Pennsylvania and has trained extensively with National Kicking Service senior staff member Jeff Dinnocenti since high school. His teaching prowess, ability to relate to young players, and grasp of biomechanics are exceptional.
Xavier Beitia Xavier Beitia
Former Florida State All American. Florida All State High School Kicker out of Jesuit High School in Tampa. Signed with the New York Jets after college and accomplished a rare feat. In training camp, he made every kick in practice and exhibition games. Every kick. Xavier also played with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, in NFL Europe, and in the Arena Football League.
David Scully David Scully
Georgia Tech. A former walk-on, David earned a full scholarship in 2012 for placekicking and kickoff duties. He attended Dawson County High School in Dawsonville, Georgia where, in addition to playing football, David was captain of the soccer team and served as class president. He first attended the National Kicking Service summer camp at Oglethorpe University in Atlanta, Georgia.
Jay Wooten Jay Wooten
Indomitable kicker out of the University of South Carolina. Jay transferred to South Carolina from the University of North Carolina. One of the great National Kicking Service stories, Jay first came to NKS as a skinny ten year old, attending the summer camp in Salisbury, North Carolina. At the camp, he was outkicking many of the older players. Jay signed with the Carolina Panthers right out of college and attended their mini-camp. His size and power make him a genuine NFL prospect.

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