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National Kicking Service Football Kicking Camps / Punting Camps / Long Snapping Camps

Why NKS?

NKS is the leading kicking, punting, and long snapping service in the nation! We have reached thousands of punters, soccer style kickers, straight-on kickers, and long snappers in all age categories.

Youth/Pop Warner College Coaches
High School (incl. seniors) Professional Long Snappers Parents

* 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, punting, and long snapping camp.


What We Offer

NKS Camp Training.

Highlights:
  • Individual help for all players is #1!
  • Techniques backed by exhaustive research in the Biomechanics Laboratory and on the field

Biomechanics Printout
Biomechanics Printout
Showing Center of Gravity and Leg Extension

  • Seek to educate kickers, punters, and long snappers so they will be enabled to coach themselves
  • Instructors are selected for their teaching skills and ability to relate to players
  • Specialize in 'one-on-one' instruction and demonstration
  • The psychological aspect of the kicking game is also taught
  • Many of our students have developed successful high school careers, gaining more than $225,000 in full scholarships
Why Choose Us?

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:
  • Our rates are reasonable
  • Camps are kicking, punting & long snapping only
  • Outstanding NKS staff members
  • No "guest" instructors
  • Our service is personal
  • Individual "extra help" sessions
  • Scholarship potential for qualified players
    Each year NKS helps place our players in colleges and universities throughout the U.S.A.
  • Pro trainees
    Professional referral for qualified players.
  • Superior campsites
  • Psychology of kicking and long snapping
    NKS employs the latest breakthroughs in the field of human potential.
  • More camp for your money, includes all meals
  • Parents and coaches are invited to field sessions and meetings - free!
  • Excellent staff-to-camper ratio. Never exceeds 1:7.
Camp Description

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:
  • Regular field sessions
  • Extra help sessions with on the spot videotape analysis
  • Individual video analysis
  • Individual field instruction
  • Individual field instruction by Coach Muriaty/Coach Power
  • Classroom instruction, handouts
  • Free T-shirt, camp photograph, awards
  • Great training tables - all you can eat!
  • Evening snacks
  • Complete accessibility to all staff members on and off the field

Testimonials

"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)

Camp Photos

FDU - talk
Campers listen intently as Coach Muriaty speaks about the ability to focus on every kick.

Jeff Reed kicking a field goal as Jason Feinberg holds
NKS History
Former All American Jason Feinberg (PENN) holds for Pittsburgh Steeler kicking great Jeff Reed.

Todd Jagoutz kicks a field goal
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
Bob Baker and Walter Pihl have over 50 years combined experience coaching kickers.

Jared Davis Follow Throughs on Kick
Jared Davis - Temple University
Four Year Academic All American at Temple University. Jared hails from Rhode Island where he was a record setting All State kicker.

Xavier Beitia Kicks the Football
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.

McDaniel College Punting Competition
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.

Andy McTeague, Straight On Kicker
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. Here is Andy McTeague in 8th grade at the Massachusetts Maritime Academy Camp. Andy went on to star at St. Johns Prep (Massachusetts).

West Coast Staff
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.

Tonya Butler, Girl Kicker
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.

Max Shaw, Youth Kicker
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 in Florida. By the end of camp Max had hit a 35 yard field goal.

Kicking Camp Fun
Camp Fun
Players and staff enjoy "Pizza Night" while staying at the spacious McDaniel College apartment complex.

Long Snapping
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
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.

Queens University Kicking Camp Staff
NKS Staff 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.

Monmouth University Kicking Camp Staff
NKS Staff Monmouth University Camp in New Jersey
Ryan Dougherty, Coach Jeff Dinnocenti, Kevin Quicker (North Carolina Wesleyan), Rob Long (Syracuse University), Ryan Cain (King's College - Pennsylvania), Coach Paul Schmidt, Coach Bobby Prichard, Steve Link (West Virginia Wesleyan).

Jeff Reed Pittsburgh Steelers
Jeff Reed, Pittsburgh Steelers Great
Jeff exhibits his signature stance to campers. Jeff has been one of the few National Football League placekickers who employ a pure two step approach.

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