Thursday, June 6, 2013

Canadian Kicker shines at Top Tier All American Minnesota Kicking Camp

Canadian Kicker shines at the 2nd Annual Top Tier All American Minnesota Kicking Camp & Tryout

No one saw him coming down from the Canadian border.  A highly ranked Canadian soccer player named Nathan Mesher snuck up on the American counterparts for the 2nd annual Top Tier All American Minnesota Tryout and Kicking Camp at the University of Minnesota on June 1-2, 2013. Nathan, a neophyte to American Football kicking and punting, shined during the two day competitions that involved testing every type of kick and punt used in football situations.

Nathan Mesher, a Canadian American (originally from Wisconsin), has lived in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada for 15 years and has played soccer for the national powerhouse Toronto Lynx Soccer club, the last 4 years. Nathan won awards for the “Best Place Kicker for rising 12th graders” as well as “Best Punter for Rising 12th graders.”  Nathan went 9 for 10 on Field Goals and averaged a camp best 41.1 yard punt average with a 3.75 hang time average, earning him the nod as the Best All Around Specialist at the camp.

Another surprising stellar performance came from a rising 10th grader from St. Thomas Academy named Mac Brown who swept the underclassmen awards with “Best Placekicker, Best Punter and Best Kickoff Kicker” for rising 10th graders and he was the Best Overall Kicker for all grades in the specialty kicks tests.

Three other rising 12th graders that performed well overall were Alex MacGregor of Zimmerman HS who ranked as the 2nd overall top specialists (behind Nathan Mesher) and George Hottinger, punter from Cretin Derham Hall HS, who displayed a very strong punting leg which hang time averages above 3.75 seconds.  The top snapper at the camp was Alex Dequaine, from St Francis HS, who displayed many accurate short and long snaps.

Two kickers from the Class of 2015, Stuart Hamann (Lakeville North HS) and Charles Stejskal (Annandale HS), showed strong kicking abilities that competed closely with the upperclassmen.

Top Tier All American Tryouts and Camps put on camps for kickers, punters and long snappers in which they are evaluated using the KIX system designed by the National Camp Series where they get national ranking on the National Camp Series web site. They are also given a second day of testing other specialty kicks not tested by anyone else including onside kicking, pressure place kicking, and a variety of specialized punts often done in game situations. The final product of the two days of testing results in a “Top Tier Watch List” of the top specialists for potential selection to the “Top Tier All American Winners” list. The Top All American finalists are determined solely by their performance during the 2013 football season.

The Top Tier All American Camps have 2 more remaining camps:
Camp 1: June 1st and 2nd, 2013 at the University of St Thomas in St Paul, MN.
Camp 2: June 22nd and 23rd, 2013 at the Cheyenne Mountain High School in Colorado Springs, CO.
Camp 3: July 27th and 28th, 2012 at the Carrollwood Day School  in Tampa, FL

For more information or to sign up for the upcoming camps, visit: or contact: Tom Feely (Tom@FeelyAthletics) and Chris Husby (

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

2013 Top Tier All-American Florida Kicking Camp

Tampa, FL- Feely Athletics and Special Teams Football Academy are excited to announce their second annual Top-Tier All-American camps. This years camp will be held on July 27th and 28th at Carrollwood Day School in Tampa, Florida. This will be the last of 3 Top Tier All American Kicking Camps of the 2013 season.

The Camp will be run by Tom Feely (Feely Athletics), and Chris Husby (Special Teams Football Academy).  

This camp is open to Kickers, Punters, and Long Snappers at all levels.  Our camps will be 2 days of Instruction, Drill Work, Seminars (open to parents) and Evaluation.  The Evaluations are for High School Athletes, so interested College and Middle School Specialists should register for the Afternoon "Instruction Only" segments of the camp.

Read more about the Camp & Benefits. 

Every specialist should have the tools and resources to be considered for All-American Status in high school.  This camp is unique in that it provides every kicker, punter, long snapper, and returner the top quality instruction to help them become considered for All-American Status. This camp will get players on a watch list to be considered based on their following season’s performance.Sign Up Today!

This camp is for specialists of all Skill Levels.  You don't have to be the BEST to attend.  Our highly trained staff will train even the Beginner & Intermediate level Kickers, Punters, and Long Snappers.  

Each High School Class: Freshman, Sophomore, Junior and Senior will have a set criteria that they must meet to be listed on the All American “Watch List” as they enter their upcoming football season.  Every athlete will go though a thorough evaluation assessment of the participants’ skills that will result in being listed as a highly publicized “Watch List” of Special Teams All American candidates.  (See 2012 Watch List). 

If they qualify for the “Watch List” The camp will be tracking their game by game statistics into a public database Watch List, that College Recruiters and Coaches will have access to see.  This is a great opportunity to be seen by many top programs.  At the end of the year, the top specialist from each class will be named to the EXCLUSIVE Top Tier “All American” list.(See 2012 All American Team).The watch list and finalist list will be emailed and sent to all the Division 1, 2, 3 & NAIA programs throughout the United States.

What our "About Our Camps Video"

Participants can register at and is open to any rising 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th grader.  College athletes and Free Agents may also attend the camp only portion of the camp.

Our morning sessions will be player evaluations for Kickers, Punters, and Long Snappers.
Our afternoon sessions will include instruction, drill work, competition and great seminars. 

This will be the last of 3 Top Tier All American Kicking Camps of the 2013 season, so make sure you reserve a spot TODAY to learn 'Top Tier Training Techniques' and be evaluated!
Must See areas near Tampa

  • Tampa Rays (MLB)

  •  Busch Gardens

  • Numerous Nearby Beautiful Beaches

We hope to see you at our Tampa Top Tier All American Kicking Camp!

-Chris Husby & Tom Feely