We believe every football player should have a chance to be considered for an “All American” status. We are providing every Special Team specialists (Kickers, Punters, Long Snappers, and Kick Off/Punt Returners) the opportunity to prove they deserve the chance of a possible All American Honors.
How the Tryout works: (click here for camp schedule).
We will conduct a thorough an NFL style evaluation where you can be tested on Field Goals, Kickoffs, Punts, Long Snaps or your abilities as a kickoff/punt returner. The NFL style system was developed by Former NFL kicker Michael Husted, who runs the Annual NFL Free Ageny Pro Scout Combine and National Camp Series.
Each High School Class: Freshman, Sophomore, Junior and Senior will have a set criteria that you must meet to be listed on the All American “Watch List” as you enter your 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.
If you qualify for the “Watch List” we will be tracking your game by game statistics into our public database Watch List, that College Recruiters and Coaches will have access to see. This can be 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. The watch list and finalist list will be emailed and set to all the Division 1, 2, 3 & NAIA programs throughout the United States.
Regardless of if you qualify for the “All American Watch List” or not, or feel like you don’t have the skill set to qualify, your results will be entered into the National Camp Series website and database. You will receive a profile, bio and your kicking chart showcasing your abilities and you’ll be rated using the KIX rating system to show how you rank amongst your peers. This can be used to send to college coaches to show your abilities regardless of if you make the “All American Watch List.”
How the Camp works:
Not only will you have the chance to compete to earn a chance to become an All American, you’ll attend a top notch kicking, punting, snapping and returners camp run by some of the top instructors in the area.
This two day camp will be led by Coach Tom Feely, owner of Feely Athletics and Coach Chris Husby, owner of Special Teams Football Academy, former NFL Special Teams Coach, Mike Stock. Mike brings 44 years of coaching experience and 18 years of coaching Special Teams in the NFL. This camp will include instruction by some of the most knowledgeable experts in their field.
You’ll receive Top Tier training in areas of Field Goals, Kickoffs, Punting, Long Snapping and Kick/Punt Returning. And you’ll receive:
* Drills to better your game
* Receive on the field and class room video instruction
* Increased knowledge about college recruiting (Parents invited to attend)
* Mental preparation
* Be run through Game Situations
* Competition exposure
This is an All American Watch List created by Specialists, for Specialists.
How is this different and better?
The participants are not competing against the others at the camp. Pre-determined standards known as “All American Benchmarks” must be met by the athlete during the 2 day camp in order to make the “Watch List”. The All American Watch List (separate lists for each graduating class) will be sent to newspapers and colleges around the country.
Those making the watch list will be listed in “Coaches Connections”, a web site for athletes connecting with college coaches, and their season stats will be updated throughout the season. The final Top Tier “All American Team” will be announced in early January of 2013. 2012 season stats will be the only criteria used for the final All American Team. The Special Teams All American Team will be recognized for this prestigious honor through sports news media outlets.
Who may participate?
* Any “rising” 9th, 10th 11th or 12th grader.
* College Athletes and Free Agents may attend our “Camp Only” portion of the camp.
* Athletes of All Skill levels.
How does one register:
Or...go to FeelyAthletics.com or SpecialTeams Football.com and click on the “Register for Top Tier All American Tryouts and Camp”
1) All Inclusive (All American Tryouts, NCS Evaluation & Instructional Camp) = $375
2) Instructional Camp Only (afternoons) = $275;
3) NCS Evaluation only = $150.
Lodging: Lodging available for participants at the dorms of University of St. Thomas or local hotels.* Special discounted rates for rooms if booked by June 15th, 2012.
Courtyard Tampa Brandon
Courtyard Minneapolis Bloomington
*Courtyard Minneapolis Bloomington - Top Tier All American Football
For those interested in using local hotels, St Thomas has negotiated special rates for our visitors.
Please visit our visitors page on our web site for details."