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Invite-Only National Showcase

Del Valle HS

austin kicking camp

Date

Saturday and Sunday
December 4-5, 2021

Time

08:30am-3:15pm Sat
08:30am-4:15pm Sun

Address

Del Valle HS
5201 Ross Rd
Del Valle, TX 78617

Highlights

  • INVITE-ONLY National Showcase Event!
  • 2 Days of Advanced Instruction & Showcase Competitions.
  • Held at Del Valle’s $22 million indoor/outdoor turf facility
  • Minutes from the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport
  • 20 min southeast of downtown Austin & UT
  • Day 2 streamed LIVE on YouTube!
  • Custom Under Armour uniform (last name, # & shorts) for this event!
  • Group Hotel Rate of $95/night at the Courtyard Marriott South or Marriott SpringHill Suites!
  • Friday night (optional) kickoff party at the Courtyard Marriott South!
  • Kicking World / Under Armour Gear & Prizes. Special Prizes for Overall winners.
  • Run by Coach Brent, Alex, Pat, Mike, Brandon, Alan, Carson, Blake, and student coaches & KW Staff.
  • Classroom discussions: college recruiting, communication, social media, character.
  • Special Presentation Day 1: Coach Brent & Staff chalk talk – recruiting & steps for success.
  • Special Presentation Day 2: Dr. Hillary Cauthen (sports psychologist) – mastering the mental game.
  • Learn tips for communicating with college coaches & navigating the recruiting process.

Ages

Kickers, Punters & Snappers (8th-12th Grade)

Cost

$400 Kicker/Punter
$250 Punter Only

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Description

The National Showcase is an invite-only event. Please read below details on how to earn an invitation.

Join Kicking World in Austin, Texas for our 8th annual Invite-Only National Showcase Event (14th camp season) held at Del Valle HS’s $22 million indoor/outdoor turf football facility, minutes from the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport! Watch Day 2 LIVE on YouTubeThe National Showcase is open to 8th Grade through 12th Grade kickers, punters & snappers who have earned an invitation (see below) in person at a Kicking World Camp during our 2021 season; no exceptions. This event will help maximize your exposure and get you noticed. At each of the past year’s events, several participants received scholarship offers shortly after camp, and many underclassmen were ‘discovered’ and began to receive interest from various college football teams. View last year’s Showcase Recap with stats/results.

Our 2-Day National Showcase Event is focused on helping you get your ability validated, achieve maximum exposure, and increase your options for playing at the next level. This special kicking camp will help you understand the ins and outs of the college recruiting process and provide you with a definite edge in your journey of making it to college. Our event is a tremendous opportunity for you to compete with/against the best Kicking World specialists from around the country, and get noticed. It’s also timed perfectly to help seniors make a final push with signing day fast approaching weeks after the event.

If you want to make your mark as one of the best kickers & punters in the country, you need to be at this camp. We will have multiple competitions throughout the two days of camp. A detailed write-up of the weekend’s event will be posted throughout all our social media sources, as well, all competition results and a recap will be personally emailed by Coach Brent to every D1, D1AA, D2 & D3 coach in the country. Day 2 of camp is also streamed live on our YouTube channel (kickingworld.com/live) and available for anyone to watch. Be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel and allow notifications to be alerted when the live stream starts. NCAA rules prohibit FBS level coaches from attending the event in-person, however, some levels – such as select FCS, D2, D3, NAIA, and JUCO schools are allowed to attend the event. All coaches will be invited, and many will tune-in live, and after the event ask for contact info on the best performers. This is a tremendous opportunity for you to get noticed. Over the last 7 years of our invite-only National Showcase, over 40 offers were received within 2 weeks following this event, and several more in the months following it!

Because this is an accelerated camp designed for our best specialists, we will not spend any time on the 101s of technique/fundamentals like we would at a normal KW camp. The Kicking World Showcase Event is a great platform for our best specialists to come to Austin, Texas for a weekend and compete against other Hot Prospects and advanced KW students; and make your mark as the top dog in your class. Students not yet already on the Hot Prospect List, but attending our National Showcase, will receive extra consideration to be added to the List.

How to Earn an Invitation

Coach Brent and the Kicking World staff hand select students from Kicking World camps. Increase your chances of earning an invite by winning one of our Field Goal, Kickoff, Punt, or Snapping competitions at any Kicking World camp. Invitations are ultra-exclusive and on average we invite less than 10% of our camper base. You won’t show up to hundreds of kids nor get lost in the shuffle at our event. We’ve invited less than 120 students each of the last 7 years, typically the top 10% of campers each year. It’s not just about distance and hang-time… you have to display proper form & fundamentals, overall consistency, a good attitude, and must perform under pressure.

Travel/Logistics/Refunds

Airfare: We recommend booking your Flight early through Southwest Airlines as they allow you to change your flight without any fees, or be sure to select a carrier that allows you some flexibility. It’s suggested that you fly back Monday or later versus trying to rush it Sunday night right after camp, or at least set your departure time no earlier than 6:00pm on Sunday.

Hotel: We’ve negotiated a very special Kicking World group hotel rate of only $95/night at your choice of either the Courtyard Marriott South or Marriott SpringHill Suites (in the same complex) which is also where the optional Friday night kickoff party will be held. The group rate includes a nice modern & clean room (your choice of 2 queen beds, or an executive king suite with a separate pull-out sofa), free parking, free WiFi, 24-hour fitness center, outdoor pool, work & lounge area, a complimentary grab & go breakfast, and a free airport shuttle! You’ll be only 6 miles from the airport, 7 miles to Downtown Austin, and 10 miles from the camp location.

You’re close to all the great things Austin has to offer – The University of Texas, Downtown Austin, Barton Springs Pool, Lady Bird Lake, the best BBQ in the country (La Barbecue, Franklin, etc), Top Golf, and the Domain (shopping, restaurants, etc.). Circuit of the Americas (awesome 55 mph go-cart track) is only 3 miles from the camp venue! This special rate’s reservation window shuts down about 3 weeks before the camp, so don’t delay – book now.

Rental Car: While it is possible to get around town with a ride-share service like Uber or Lyft, or the Austin Metro Rail, you may want to rent a car. We recommend either National or Enterprise. Feel free to use the Kicking World corporate code of ‘XZB3721’ when booking with Enterprise to obtain a small discount.

Other Details: On Friday night there will be an optional ‘kickoff party’ at the Courtyard Marriott South from 6:30pm-8:30pm, which includes pizza, drinks, games & fun. Any students traveling to camp by themselves and staying in the hotel without an adult will need to call the hotel for a credit card authorization form, and Coach Brent can help you get checked in.

Have questions about the Kicking World invite-only National Showcase Event? Call Coach Brent directly at 512-817-1333.

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Notes

Secure your spot at camp with just a $100 deposit, or pay in full ($400). This special invite-only camp includes a custom Under Armour uniform ($100 value)! To receive a ‘custom’ Under Armour camp uniform, you must register and pay at least the deposit by October 3, 2021. If signing up after this date, you will still get a uniform, but we may not be able to get your name on the back in time. If your HS football season starts late and you have a game or practice, or your team continues deep into playoffs and you end up having a playoff game conflict for Day 1 (Saturday), you will still be expected to attend Day 2 (Sunday). For any cancellations or no shows, no refund is offered and your uniform will be forfeited. Detailed Camp Information will be e-mailed to all registered attendees approximately 1 month, and 2 weeks before the event. Be sure to look for these e-mails which include check-in location, daily schedule & itinerary, kickoff party details, player bio & uniform size form, and important notes.

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