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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.

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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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

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

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

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Staff & Camp Counselor

MATT PRATER

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

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.

Jeff Reed

Jeff Reed

Senior Staff, Past NKS Camper View Details
Phil Faccone

Phil Faccone

Senior Staff, Past NKS Camper View Details
Bob Baker

Bob Baker

NKS Senior Staff Member View Details
Jim Power

Jim Power

NKS West Coast Director View Details
Ed Ruhnke

Ed Ruhnke

Senior Staff, Past NKS Camper View Details
RYAN QUIGLEY

RYAN QUIGLEY

Senior Staff, Past NKS Camper View Details
Jeremy Shelley

Jeremy Shelley

Senior Staff, Past NKS Camper View Details
Gene Muriaty

Gene Muriaty

NKS Director View Details
Sean Cheevers

Sean Cheevers

NKS California Director View Details
Jeff Reed

Jeff Reed

Senior Staff, Past NKS Camper

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.

Phil Faccone

Phil Faccone

Senior Staff, Past NKS Camper

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.

Bob Baker

Bob Baker

NKS Senior Staff Member

Bob has coached many top kickers and punters in the professional and collegiate ranks as well as high school and youth players for the past 25 years. He has been a consultant to NFL teams such as the N.Y. Jets, Philadelphia Eagles, San Diego Chargers, Denver Broncos, Jacksonville Jaguars, and numerous major college programs.

An NFL scout once termed Bob, “One of the best kicking coaches, ever. Period.”

Bob is available for private instruction in
the New York/New Jersey metropolitan area.

Phone: 732-270-4665

Jim Power

Jim Power

NKS West Coast Director

Jim Power’s successful career as a placekicker is a model of perserverance and dedication — qualities he relates to all the young kickers that he works with. Jim attended Palos Verdes High School where he played soccer under Coach Bill King before making the change to football at Sacramento State University. Jim’s professional experience includes: NFL – L.A. Raiders, N.Y. Jets, L.A. Rams, Houston Oilers; USFL – L.A. Express, Portland Breakers; World League – London Monarchs; Arena League – Charlotte Rage.

Jim now coaches placekickers and punters year round giving our West Coast players an invaluable resource.

Ed Ruhnke

Ed Ruhnke

Senior Staff, Past NKS Camper

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.

RYAN QUIGLEY

RYAN QUIGLEY

Senior Staff, Past NKS Camper

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

Senior Staff, Past NKS Camper

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.

Gene Muriaty

Gene Muriaty

NKS Director

Gene Muriaty has dedicated himself to kicking and working with kickers for more than 20 years. This has included countless hours practicing on the field as well as working with thousands of kickers from youth leagues to the professional level across the U.S. His professional experience includes the Washington Redskins, Denver Broncos, and New England Patriots.

Initially in his career, he attended a number of kicking camps and subsequently served at various camps as a counselor. Believing much more could be accomplished in the art, he involved himself deeply in kicking research. Coach Muriaty has seen and heard it all…the conflicting theories, myths and misconceptions from high school coaches to some NFL special team coaches. It appeared that many contradicted one another and had difficulty substantiating their concepts. In order to comprehend the skill of kicking more thoroughly, Coach Muriaty brought all acquired knowledge to the Biomechanics Laboratory in search of some definitive answers.

With this technical background and his experience in the field, he developed a no-nonsense teaching system that is unchallenged. Long Snappers benefit from his identical scientific and passionate approach in the skill.

Email: nks@kickpunt.com
Phone: 781-837-4963

Sean Cheevers

Sean Cheevers

NKS California Director

Sean Cheevers is one of the very few coaches that possess a comprehensive understanding of Sports Biomechanics applied to kicking the football. His ability to relate this knowledge to players of all ages and abilities is extraordinary. He is easy and fun to work with. Sean played under George Allen at Long Beach State University where he was named to the Big West All Conference Team. Professionally he has played in the NFL as well as the Arena and Canadian Football Leagues. He has been the very successful special teams coach at both Moorpark College and College of the Canyons. All of Sean’s players have gone on to successful college playing careers. Contact Sean about his clinics and private sessions in California at 805-300-6803 or swcheevers@gmail.com.

Email: swcheevers@gmail.com
Phone: 805-300-6803

testimonials
  • 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.
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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.

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Summer Kicking Camps / Punting Camps / Long Snapping Camps

Chicago, Illinois

Jun 15 – Jun 17
Fri – Sun

North Central College
Naperville, IL

North Carolina/South Carolina

Jun 22 – Jun 24
Fri – Sun

Queens University of Charlotte
Charlotte, NC

Florida

Jun 29 – Jul 1
Fri – Sun

Stetson University
DeLand, FL

New England

Jul 6 – Jul 8
Fri – Sun

Massachusetts Maritime Academy
Buzzards Bay, MA

Baltimore, Maryland/Washington, DC/Pennsylvania

Jul 13 – Jul 15
Fri – Sun

McDaniel College
Westminster, MD

California

Jul 27 – Jul 29
Fri – Sun

California Lutheran University
Thousand Oaks, CA

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