This past father’s day weekend we had quite possibly our best youth kicking camp ever. Texas football is king and these youth kickers and punters did not disappoint. We hold an annual summer kicking camp in Austin, TX (actually in Cedar Park – North Austin to be exact) the second weekend of June during Father’s Day. We have a 2-Day camp for HS students and a one-day youth mini camp for beginner/younger kickers and punters ages 9-12. Kicking World youth kicking camps are focused on fun, learning, and friendly contests that teach students ages 9-12 the fundamentals & technique of placekicking, kickoffs and punting.
We normally don’t get too involved in the competition aspect of a youth kicking camp, but the talent at this Austin kicking camp was so big that we’d like to remark on some of the highlights! Repeat camper and private lesson student – Roberto Diaz Jr., from Carrollton, TX lit up the kickoff competition with a 34 and 40 yard kickoff which averages out to 37 yards! For a 10 year old kicker that is unheard of! Roberto is one awesome kicker and at the rate he’s going there’s no telling how far he take his football kicking ability! Another 10 year old, Ben Scott from Austin, TX put together a 36 yard punting average to win the punting competition!
In the field goal competition, we had several big hitters, but one stood out from the crowd when the pressure was on. From Austin TX, 11 year old Nathan French hit 4 consecutive field goals of 15, 20, 25 and 30 before missing a 35 but in the final kick to determine the winner at 40 yards, he made it! Nathan’s 40 yard field goal sets a new Kicking World record for the longest field goal in a youth kicking camp field goal competition; congratulations Nathan! Another good kicker, 11 year old Tate Balla, from Round Rock, TX came in 2nd in the field goal competition by making field goals back to 30 yards.
The youth kicking camp was a major success and not only did all of the 10 students in attendance learn a ton, they had fun! We look forward to coming back to Austin, TX again and seeing even more youth kickers from Austin area Pop Warner, Central Texas Pop Warner and all the youth football leagues in Central Texas! Enjoy all the photos from this camp on our Kicking World Facebook Page. We hope to see ya’ll at a Kicking World youth kicking camp soon!