|2-Day Camps:||930am-3pm Day 1, 1130am-430pm Day 2|
|National Showcase:||830am-3pm Day 1, 830am-4pm Day 2|
|College/Pro:||830am-3pm Day 1, 830am-4pm Day 2|
*Times vary slightly for each camp, so please check the exact times on the details page of the specific camp you are interested in attending.
Check-In is typically 15 minutes before each camp’s posted start time.
This is best for Middle School, High School & Junior College kickers and punters through 18 years old. Participants in this group should expect an accelerated learning level that teaches them not only the fundamentals and core aspects of kicking but also intermediate/advanced techniques and a more competitive atmosphere. There will be beginners, intermediate and advanced kickers in this group and everyone will get plenty of instruction and will not feel left out or out of place. The majority of students in these camps are typically High School kickers & punters, ages 13-18. For college and pro snappers 19 years or older, checkout the College/Pro events.
This is best for Middle School, High School & Junior College snappers through 18 years old. Participants in our snapping camps should expect a small camp size (typically limited to 10 campers) with focus on the fundamentals and helping you decrease your snap times and make them much more accurate. We will teach you a process to follow to ensure more consistent snaps. There will be beginners, intermediate and advanced snappers in this group and everyone will get plenty of instruction and will not feel left out or out of place. The majority of students in these snapping camps are typically High School snappers ages 13-18. For college and pro snappers 19 years or older, checkout the College/Pro events. For more details about our Snapping Camps and Snapping Lessons view our Snapping page.
This is best for beginners, youth football kickers and punters, and for players who want to learn the fundamentals and beginner/intermediate techniques. The majority of students will be 9-12 years old. Age exceptions can be made if you are a younger 13 or older 8 depending upon your skill level, maturity, physical build, etc. The minimum requirement is that you have the strength to at least kick the ball 15 yards in the air (which is like making a field goal from the 5-yard line). The ‘typical’ student in our youth camps range from being able to kick a 15 to 30 yard field goal, and some can even make it from 35+ yards. If you are however making 40+ yard field goals already, you may be better suited for a 2-Day or 1-Day camp, however, realize in the older camps we use High School sized balls and it is more difficult. Our youth camp is focused on teaching you the proper kicking mechanics in a safe, fun and instructional environment with contests and prizes!
*If you’re unsure of what camp to sign up for, please Contact Us for further clarification (e-mail or text us a video or link to a video with 2-3 kicks and/or punts and we will recommend the correct camp).
These special 1-Day Showcases are ‘open events’ and do not require an invitation as our National Showcase does. Our regional showcases are designed for kickers, punters, and snappers looking to compete against the best specialists in each geographic territory. There is no on-field instruction as it is a competition only event with an emphasis on getting noticed. There is a thorough classroom recruiting discussion with tips & strategy on the college football recruiting process for specialists. Each participant will receive a detailed assessment from the coaching staff with their strengths & weaknesses, and an action plan. View details of each Regional kicking Showcase on our camp schedule page.
Our once a year, Invite-Only National Showcase is held the 1st or 2nd weekend of December in Austin, TX. This special event is reserved for the top Kicking World campers in 8th-12th grade and you must receive an invitation to attend. Showcase Invitations are awarded based on performance at Kicking World camps. As the Showcase is designed for the very best specialists, there is no on-field instruction, and the emphasis is on competitions, getting validated & increasing your college exposure. Day 2 is also streamed live on YouTube! See the National Showcase camp details page for detailed information on everything that takes place.
Correcting small inefficiencies in your technique and fundamentals can equate to big gains in your overall consistency, distance and confidence. Sometimes all it takes is adding .10 to .20 more seconds on your kickoff or punt hang-time or an additional 2-3 yards on your field goal, punt or kickoff range to make it. Coach Brent and the senior staff will help dial in our more advanced collegiate & professional specialists through video review, on-field instruction and tightening up your form & process to get you ready to go. For the available college (within NCAA rules, based on class year) & pro specialists, we’ll help you get noticed at the professional level. NFL & CFL scouts, special teams coordinators, player personnel & agents will all be made aware of the event and a detailed roster, results & re-cap will be sent to each organization. Graduating HS Seniors are welcome provided you have finished your senior year HS football season and are going to be playing college football in the fall.
We allow active Youth and High School coaches to come out and learn from the coaching staff. You will be able to take notes and listen in on the instruction from the coaching staff, but you will not interact with campers. For 2-Day camps, you will also get a lunch. The cost for a coach to attend camp is $50 and you may register on the same Camp registration page as the other camps. Just choose the ‘Coach’ option. *If you bring 2 or more students from your school we’d be happy to have you come out for free.
|2-Day & National Showcase
A $100 deposit Or payment in full holds your spot at camp!
A deposit ($100) or payment in full is required in advance to reserve your spot at camp. You make your payment on our website (debit/credit card or PayPal is accepted). If paying a deposit, the remaining balance can be paid at any time on our website (login to My Account) by clicking the link in your e-mailed receipt or in the upper right of our website. Or you may pay your balance at camp check-in with a debit/credit card and at select camps even Apple Pay.
We do not accept cash or checks. This helps speed up the camp check-in process and makes purchasing much easier and most parents & campers prefer the convenience of it. We accept these awesome payment methods at camps and lessons!
While our camps are open to all skill levels (beginner, intermediate & advanced), we recommend camp participants have at least 1 year of kicking, punting, or snapping experience under their belt, and you must have competent motor skills & coordination.
We use High School sized leather footballs at our 2-Day & 1-Day camps (ages 13-19), and smaller composite (rubber) footballs for our Youth camps (ages 9-12). If your skill level is more on the beginner side it is highly recommended that you add our Kicking and/or Punting DVD during order checkout, and study (and try to practice/implement) Chapters 1-3 before attending camp.
A private lesson is more appropriate if you have never kicked, punted, or snapped before or have not held your own in at least a couple years of soccer. (Feel free to e-mail or text us a video or link to a video with 2-3 kicks and/or punts and we can advise you on the right camp. Video should be filmed from the side far enough away to have the kicker, ball flight, and field in view for the entire kick. Based on this video we can recommend the appropriate camp for you).
Having you in the right camp will help ensure that everyone has a great experience!
Sibling Discount ($50 off each child’s camp fee)
If you’re registering 2 or more siblings together for the same camp(s), just give us a call and we’d be happy to apply the discount to your cart. Not available for Youth Camps.
Punter-Only Discount ($75 off 1-Day & $150 off 2-Day)
After registration, during the camp payment process, you will see options to select your position of Kicker/Punter or Punter Only. We allow a limited number of Punter Only spots for each camp.
Register for (3) or more camps in one order and we’ll take $50 off each camp fee, per student. Just give us a call and we’d be happy to apply the discount to your cart. Not available for Youth Camps.
Long Snapper Referral
Invite your Snapper to the same camp you are attending, and we’ll give you a cool KW apparel/accessory item at check-in as a thank you! Just let us know after you both register by sending us a quick email! (Snapping is only offered at select camps and those dates & details can be viewed at kickingworld.com/snapping).
Unlimited Camp Attendance
After registration, during the camp payment process, you will see an option for a One-Time Camp Payment to attend any & all Kicking World camps; any city(s) and state(s) for one calendar year! This is a limited time offer and only a select amount of these spots are available. Valid for ANY 1-Day or 2-Day camps and your choice of any (1) Regional Showcase event. Not transferable/shareable. Siblings – save $200 off each unlimited package. Call for sibling discount or to break up your unlimited camp payment into 2 easy payments.
If you’re a student at a school that is hosting our camp this season we typically provide 1-2 free spots for the team, so talk with your coach. We do not have a scholarship program to provide free admission for any other reason. If you’re having financial difficulties or hardship, you should talk to your football coach to see if the booster club can help donate some of the monies to help you attend camp. The student-athlete can also pay their own way, ask a family/friend, or contribute (via a part-time job, fundraising, saving, etc.) to help out the parent/guardian.
Our camp itinerary lists what’s included in a 2-Day versus a 1-Day camp. In short, 2-Day camps are more comprehensive (approximately 10 hours over 2 Days, versus 4.5 hours in 1 Day).
2-Day camps include:
*Regional Showcase, Invite-Only National Showcase & College/Pro events have a different itinerary and you should reference their unique camp details page for more info.
Day 1 of our 2-Day Camps is a prerequisite to Day 2. Meaning, you cannot attend Day 2 without having been to Day 1. However, if you’d like to attend just Day 1 (heavy instructional day), you may contact us to receive a small discount off the full 2-Day camp cost. Your plan to attend Day 1 only must be confirmed in advance of the camp, and no credits/refunds will be applied for simply not showing up on Day 2; for any reason.
*Kicking World regulars who have attended several KW camps or lessons over the years can contact us for an exception to attend Day 2 only (charting/competitions) at a discounted rate, although it is preferable you attend both days.
All kicking camp students will receive a very nice Kicking World camp shirt (we change the design every year)! Lunch is also included on Day 1 of our 2-Day Camps. At all our camps you will be eligible to compete for awards/prizes & recognition in our kicking competitions. You gain invaluable exposure and recognition (based on performance) on our website and the opportunity to earn an invitation to our National Showcase Event and earn a spot on our Hot Prospect List. You will learn a TON in a fun, educational and competitive environment. We offer the most informative camp with the best results in the country because of our strict adherence to a high coach to student ratio and by limiting each camp’s maximum attendance! View our general camp itinerary which helps further illustrate what’s included and the differences of each camp.
Most Division 1 (FBS) Coaches are not allowed to attend any sports camp not run by them, due to NCAA regulations. However, many D3, D2 and FCS programs are allowed to attend outside camps; although rarely are coaches attending camps due to their hectic travel/recruiting schedule, and it’s more efficient and logistically friendly for them to receive our recommendations via text, e-mail or a phone call. We share the results of each camp and recommend the top performers through our deep relationships with college football coaches nationwide. Because our Invite Only National Showcase is at the end of the year, college coaches will have more flexibility in their schedule and we’ll typically have some coaches attend in person, and most will watch the event LIVE on YouTube.
At every Kicking World camp you’ll have the opportunity to showcase your talent & get noticed based on your performance! Camp results are posted on our website and distributed to local media and college football coaches. Behind the scenes we do a ton of pro-active marketing for our entire student base, particularly those who remain loyal, are coachable and continue to work hard both on the football field and in the classroom. Over the years we’ve established deep relationships with college football coaches around the country, and we personally recommend our students based on performance at Kicking World camps and private lessons. At every camp students can qualify to earn an invite to our National Showcase, featuring the top specialists from all our camps for that year. Our invite-only National Showcase is held at the end of the football season in December and is streamed LIVE on YouTube and has landed dozens of recruits scholarships over the years. Additionally, the very best Kicking World students from all our camps earn a spot on our exclusive Hot Prospect List for a massive recruiting boost. To see all of our recruiting/exposure offerings, visit our Recruiting page.
You will receive a detailed camp e-mail approximately 5-7 days before the camp date with EVERYTHING you need to know including camp itinerary, exact check-in time (typically 15 minutes before the start time listed on each specific camp page), check-in location, etc. But here are some general tips for you in case you were wondering:
All campers should bring/wear:
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At the 2-Day Camps, National Showcase & College/Pro camp, Lunch is served on Day 1 (typically pizza or small sandwiches) and there will be cold water bottles both days of camp. At our 1-day camps, snapping camps & youth camps, lunch is not served, but cold water will be provided. For hot/summer camps, bringing your own water bottle/cooler/chilling towel is a good idea too (some students like to bring a sports drink, extra snacks, a hat, sunblock & sunglasses). Also, parents with tents are encouraged to bring them for extra shade for themselves and campers. For parents, family & friends watching in the bleachers, we recommend bringing a portable seat with back support to make your time at camp more enjoyable!
We bring lots of kicking equipment for each camp including Under Armour 695XT Footballs for our high school/college session, Under Armour composite (rubber) footballs for our youth session, and kicking tees, blocks, and ball holders. We do however ask that you bring gear: ideally (2-3 Footballs, 1 FG block, 1 Kickoff Tee, 1 Ball Holder) as it’s always good to have extra in case of any travel luggage mishaps, and especially for our larger camps! Please clearly mark your name on each item you bring. Most students bring a kicking bag or backpack to hold their gear, cleats, phone, and a drink & snack. Need to purchase equipment? Buy the Under Armour balls we use (discounted at the link above) and/or order the ‘Kicking World HS Package‘ or ‘Kicking World Youth Package‘ from WizardSports.com under their Specials section or by calling Mike at Wizard Sports directly. The package includes (3) footballs, ball holder, FG Block, and Kickoff Tee and is much cheaper than buying all items individually. Not sure which block or tee size to use? Watch Coach Brent discuss Choosing the Right Kicking Tee. We always have cool merchandise for sale including t-shirts, hoodies, hats, books, DVDs, and select kicking equipment.
To keep things simple and allow parents & students their own choice, we do not provide housing or lodging for any Kicking World camps. Our camps are not ‘overnight camps’, meaning: at the end of Day 1 of Camp, campers are free to go, but then all campers return for Day 2 the next morning. The majority of our camps are located in great areas for fun family activities. Most campers book a hotel for 2 nights on Friday and Saturday and check-out Sunday morning before heading to Day 2 of camp. Kicking World has negotiated special Group Discounts with Marriott for select camp stops. Be sure to look on each camp details page to see if we advertise a special rate for that specific camp.
In addition to the year-round private kicking, punting & snapping instruction we offer around the country, (Find a Coach), at select camps, coaches are available the day before and day after for field goal, kickoff, punting and snapping lessons. Check the specific camp’s details page to see if lessons are being offered during that camp stop.
Absolutely, and we encourage it! Campers and coaches are working hard out on the field and each student really appreciates seeing their mom, dad, family & friends out there watching and supporting them. If you can make it to camp and stay the whole time (which would be great), you will typically sit in the bleachers. For smaller camps (less than 12) or fields without bleachers, the atmosphere is more informal and we allow you to watch from the sidelines. We do not however allow anyone outside of the coaching staff to engage with players out on the field during camp, but you can interact with your student during water/lunch breaks (off the field). The only people out on the field beside campers and coaches will be the assigned photographer, videographer or ball shaggers helping out. It would be good to bring a bleacher type chair with a back and perhaps an umbrella to stay comfortable up in the stands.
YES! Since we cannot fly a dedicated staff of ball shaggers around the country to each camp (LOL), we rely on YOU, the parents, siblings, friends & family to serve as our camp volunteers. You will of course get cold waters, a pat on the back and most importantly, our sincere appreciation for helping to make camp run as smooth as possible. We will make an announcement during the pre-camp discussion, but if we forget to, just come on out behind the goal posts after we start kicking, and we’d love to have you help funnel balls in toward the campers! A lot of people like it because they end up making new friends and can see their student from a different vantage point.
If you drive yourself, you do not Need your parent/guardian to check you in and you may indeed come by yourself. However, if you’re under 18, make sure that your parent or guardian has registered you for camp, and signed your digital camp release form (contact us to confirm if you’re not sure). Any balance owed should be paid in full before or at camp check-in.
At all 2-Day camps we have a double-elimination Field Goal Competition (starts at 30 yards, covers each hash mark and then goes back in 5-yard increments from the 40 middle and on until only 1 camper remains for each age group). We also have a Kickoff and Punt Competition (average hang time & distance on 3 consecutive kicks and punts) and fun impromptu ‘contests’ throughout camp. At 1-Day camps, we only do the double-elimination Field Goal Competition, but also have fun contests too. Our Regional Showcases and invite-only National Showcase event is completely different and is explained in detail on its unique camp details page. Our College/Pro camp is for college/pro specialists only, and explained on its unique camp details page. For Snapping camps, we have mini-competitions throughout the camp. To see details of the format of each competition, and how winners are calculated, visit our Camp Results page and be sure to click on the ‘Camp Stats FAQs’ button for details!
We send out a camp recap e-mail to all participants about a week after each camp (longer during busy spring/summer camp months). This e-mail includes a link to your camp results and camp photos on Facebook.
If your student has any physical, mental, social, etc. disabilities that would negatively affect his ability to learn and participate with the group at camp, we NEED TO KNOW this before you register for camp. In some circumstances, a private lesson may be more appropriate for the student. Please CALL us before registering to discuss with the coaching staff to ensure we can accommodate your student appropriately.
Partial Refunds may be provided if we receive notice of cancellation 30 or more days prior to camp date. In all other cases (including last minute cancellations, no shows, etc.) there are no refunds for camp payments for any reason. However, as long as you provide us with a reasonable notice we will ‘work with you’ and typically allow you a one-time courtesy transfer of any monies paid toward a future camp in that same year.
All camps are on, rain or shine, hot or cold. In case of extreme inclement weather (severe downpour, lightning, hurricane, tornado, etc.) the coaching staff will remain in contact with you and make the best decision. If the weather does not cooperate, we can still salvage the camp and we will conduct classroom instruction, video review, and drills, fundamentals & technique, and even do some kicking & snapping indoors. We will always give it our all and understand that people are traveling from around the country to attend our camps and we will do everything in our power to ensure you don’t get ‘gipped’ and the camp is a productive environment for your son or daughter. If for some reason we have to cancel camp due to weather or unforeseen circumstances, we will work quickly to offer the best alternative solution such as postpone or reschedule to a later date, move you to a different camp, or offer a refund.