NKS is the leading kicking, punting, and long snapping service in the nation! We have reached thousands of punters, soccer style kickers and straight-on kickers in all age categories.
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* ELIGIBILITY - High School Seniors May Attend!
In accordance with the NCAA regulations, all players through and including seniors in high school and college level players are eligible to attend a summer kicking and punting camp.
NKS Camp Training.Highlights:
NKS is a full-time, year-round operation offering camps, clinics, private and group instruction and team consultations! We are always available to you!Benefits:
NKS summer camps are intense and comprehensive in their scope, providing the absolute best kicking, punting, and long snapping instruction that there is! Summer camps are held at "top notch" locations and are easily accessible.Camp includes:
"I received one on one help from each member of the coaching staff! It far exceeded other camps I have been to. The program drastically improved my power, accuracy and confidence. Thanks."
A.J. Taucher (California)
"My second year. Thorough education in the biomechanics of kicking taught and demonstrated by a great and caring staff. Incredible experience. My confidence has grown. See you next year."
Justin DeMutiis (Florida)
"Great instruction and passionate coaches...one camp was not enough so we drove nine hours to McDaniel College. I wish I could go to all. It was a blast!"
Chris "Birdman" Bird (Massachusetts)
"My first year...counselors are so informative. Coach Muriaty is such a great guy and determined to make every camper a better and more confident kicker. Five stars!"
Daniel Rohrbaugh (North Carolina)
"Gene Muriaty's camps are proudly recommended by me for all levels and I frequently refer college players that have NFL potential to Gene. The teaching and camp structure are thoroughly professional and create an optimum atmosphere for learning."
Paul McCord (NFL Consultant)
"NKS continues to amaze me with it's excellent instruction. The outstanding staff is very supportive. The coaches truely care. NKS inspires and brings out the best in it's kickers."
Dr. Brian Cohen (NY, attended camps with son, Justin)
"Knowledgeable instructors... lots of positive feedback... a great confidence builder... many coaches for individual help. Overall great experience."
Chris Stretch (NC)
"This was a great camp! Learning on the field... videotape analysis sessions were excellent. The coaches are so perceptive and sincere. I'll be back next year."
Darci Hata (Hawaii)
Campers listen intently as Coach Muriaty speaks about the ability to focus on every kick.
All American Jason Feinberg (PENN) holds for UNC's Jeff Reed, now kicking for the Pittsburgh Steelers, while Lee Hunt (far left) from East Carolina University looks on. All three are veteran NKS staff members.
Todd Jagoutz from the University of Maine
Todd was an All ECAC punter, Boston Sportswriters All New England selection punter, First Team All Atlantic 10 punter, and second Team placekicker. He holds all kicking and punting records at Maine.
Bob Baker and Walter Pihl have over 50 years combined experience coaching kickers.
Jared Davis - Temple University
Rhode Island All-State placekicker. Four years Academic All American. One of NKS' most experienced staff members.
Florida State University. Xavier is known for his mental toughness and resilience. He is one of the most dedicated and hardest working kickers in football. Xavier signed with the New York Jets after an outstanding collegiate career.
The camp competitons are a blast.
Shown here is the McDaniel College punting competition. The playing surface is the next generation of artificial turf "field turf" which was installed by the Baltimore Ravens.
Does NKS work with straight on kickers?
You bet. Some of the top placekickers in the National Kicking Service program are straight on.
Is soccer style kicking superior?
Absolutely not. Lab and field tests prove the skills equal. The preference for each kicker is based mostly on body type and athletic experience. Shown here is the up and coming Andy McTeague at camp.
The NKS staff and camp counselors are hard working and dedicated...
but they also know how to have fun. Shown here is our West Coast Staff from left to right: West Coast Director Jim Power, Jeff Ferrier-San Jose State, Ryan Slack-Idaho State, Coach Dana Roach-Saddleback College, Mike Hughes-San Diego State, Brian Borreson-Utah, and Rafael O'Campo-San Diego.
Girls attend NKS camps every year.
Some notables have been Darci Hata (Hawaii), Nicki Edelman (Pennsylvania), Stephanie Weiner (Penn State), and Heidi Garrett (California). Most well recognized may have been Tonya Butler (shown here), a Georgia Scholastic All State placekicker who gained national acclaim.
All levels of players attend NKS camps...
Beginners, youth league, high school and college All Americans, and aspiring professionals. For most activities campers are in groups according to their age/skill level. On the left is Max Shaw, age ten at the time, at the Stetson University camp a few years back. By the end of camp Max had hit a 35 yard field goal.
Players and staff enjoy "Pizza Night" while staying at the spacious McDaniel College apartment complex.
Long Snapping at NKS Camps
Long Snapping Specialist Coach Bobby Prichard works with snappers at the Monmouth University summer camp in West Long Branch, New Jersey. Long snappers are an integral part of the NKS camps.
Youth Division Campers
While NKS summer camps attract top high school and college players across the USA they are also appropriate for ages 10 and up. It's a huge advantage for these stars of tomorrow to be exposed to the basic sound principles of placekicking, punting, and long snapping. For most activities players are placed in their own age group. Shown here are youth division players at our Queens University of Charlotte camp.
NKS Staff and Camp Counselors Queens University of Charlotte Camp
Ken Hensley (Boone High School, Orlando), Ryan Dougherty (East Carolina University, Green Bay Packers, 07, 08), Jay Wooten (University of North Carolina), Jeff Reed (UNC, Pittsburgh Steelers), Chris Stretch (Charlotte Catholic High School, Appalachian State University). Not shown: Coach Muriaty.
NKS Staff and Camp Counselors Monmouth University Camp
Ryan Dougherty, Coach Jeff Dinnocenti, Kevin Quicker (North Carolina Wesleyan), Rob Long (Syracuse University), Ryan Cain (King's College-PA), Coach Paul Schmidt, Coach Bobby Prichard, Steve Link (West Virginia Wesleyan).
Jeff Reed, Pittsburgh Steelers
Jeff exhibits his signature stance to campers. Jeff is among the few National Football League placekickers who employ a pure two step approach.