Kicking World returned to Phoenix, AZ after a 6 year hiatus when Coach Brent held a small kicking camp in Arizona. Coach Brent, not knowing how hot it can get in Phoenix at the time, scheduled that 2008 camp for the 2nd weekend in July! It was over 115 degrees and you can imagine why we haven’t done a camp there since (haha)! However, because of increased interest from kickers & punters in Arizona, we decided to give it another crack; but this time he scheduled the camp for early April, and it was a major success!
Students from all over Arizona, and even a kicker from Montana and California attended our 1-Day kicking camp at Arcadia HS in Phoenix, AZ (April 5, 2014). Our 1-Day camps are condensed versions of our 2-Day Performance camps. We focus almost exclusively on 1 on 1 fundamentals & technique of field goal kicking, punting, kickoffs and even onside kicks. At the end of this camp we held fun, but challenging competitions where campers were able to set themselves apart from the rest of the specialists around Arizona.
2014 PHOENIX 1-DAY KICKING COMPETITION WINNERS
OLDER GROUP (11TH/12TH GRADE)
Golden Boot Award Winner: Alex Moyes (Combs HS, AZ)
Kickoff Competition Winner: Kenneth Castellanos (Peoria HS, AZ)
Punting Competition Winner: Shannon Burton Jr. (Moon Valley HS, AZ)
YOUNGER GROUP (9TH/10TH GRADE)
Golden Boot Award Winner: Donavan Miller (Salpointe Catholic HS, AZ)
Kickoff Competition Winner: Devon Farnsworth (Red Mountain HS, AZ)
Punting Competition Winner: Lorenzo Sanchez (Empire HS, AZ)
There were some big hitters at camp including Class of 2015 kickers Alex Moyes, Combs HS and Kenneth Castellanos, Peoria HS. Both of these young men were hitting bomb kickoffs and Alex even crushed one over the goalposts during warm-ups! In our younger group, Donavan Miller had an impressive run on field goals. Perhaps the sleeper of the camp that unleashed it during competition time was Class of 2015 Punter Shannon Burton Jr., Moon Valley HS who dropped bomb punts with a 48.33 net average (63+ yards in the air)!
All in all it was a very fun 1-Day kicking camp in Arizona and Coach Brent plans to schedule another one in 2015 for some time around the end of March or early April 2015. Thanks for reading the camp re-cap and we hope to see you at camp soon!