NCS: Tell us about your kicking business.

Special Teams Academy was founded in 2011 and is based in Upstate New York. The company has a private turf field with NFL uprights and a highly-skilled strength coach on staff. When clients or coaches request it, we travel to them and 3-5 times a year we perform school special teams camps, clinics or lessons in Phoenix, Arizona and Ontario, Canada. 

NCS: Why did you join the National Camp Series and why do you feel it is valuable?

With 30+ years of experience in kicking as a player and coach I was looking to team up with a company that would provide national exposure to my camps. NCS (National Camp Series) and Michael Husted provide an aggressive camp platform while keeping the camp sizes lower which provides better one-on-one coaching.

NCS: Tell us about your kicking business.

Vezina Kicking Dynamics is a chance for me to help young kickers, punters and snappers grow as athletes and as people.  Right now VKD is a one-on-one/ small group session operation with hopes of growing and running camps.  The goal of VKD is to mold my students into the best athlete they can be. We focus on proper stretching, perfecting mechanics, and mental preparation that allows the athletes to be ready for any situation.

NCS: Tell us about your kicking business.

Cantele Kicking, LLC is a kicking, punting, and long snapping business based out of Wichita, Ks that provides individual lessons, group instruction, and camps for specialists of all ages. Our coaching staff consists of athletes who have competed at both the Division 1 and NFL levels. We put a great deal of emphasis on providing our athletes with high quality individual attention, while creating a fun and safe learning environment.

NCS: Tell us about your kicking business..

The mission of MNKA is to develop high school athletes into NCAA ‘blue chip’ specialists by providing superior, individual-focused, year-round training, coaching, analysis, designed to optimize distance, hang time, and accuracy through lessons and camps in Louisiana, Arkansas, and Mississippi. I believe the kicking game is an ongoing evolution, but the fundamentals remain the same.

NCS: Tell us about your kicking business.

Brian Jackson: Team Jackson Kicking develops kickers, punters and long snappers from the ground up at the youth, prep, collegiate and professional level. Our motto is to Visuzalize Believe Success and in order for that to work, players have to work on their mental game just as much as their physical game.

A few weeks ago, I hosted a College Senior Combine for all draft eligible specialists.  This was the first year for my event.  I had retired NFL punter Darren Bennett and retired NFL snapper Mitch Palmer help coach and evaluate at the combine.

Our goal was to provide a weekend event where we could share our experiences of actually playing in the NFL, so that these athletes would have a better understanding of what it takes and how to prepare for the next level.

Written by Husted Kicking's Brady Beeson

The 2013 high school football season proved to be another solid outing for National Camp Series (NCS) students around then nation. The goal of NCS is to help young specialists grow and improve in their unique crafts, and this year the proof was in the pudding. 

NCS not only allows specialists to be ranked through the KIX Ranking System, but also the opportunity to work with the best coaches available.

By Husted Kicking's Brady Beeson

High school kicking can in many ways be like the game of chess – you wait for your opportunity (as long as that may be), and you either capitalize or you fail. Many coaches rely on the “four down territory” strategy, some naturally lack confidence in kickers, and some have such a potent offense that there is only a need for extra points. Regardless, a kicker will have no control over these issues, and one can only wait for their chance to shine.

Retired NFL kicker Michael Husted and free agent kicker Brady Beeson - also a coach at Husted Kicking, will be hosting an evaluation event in Minnesota for the top specialists in the area. 

Kickers, punters and long snappers will be given the opportunity on Saturday, December 21st, 2013, to showcase their skills, and see where they stand amongst the top Minnesota, Wisconsin and Iowa talent. With the camp being held at the state of the art Dane Family Dome at Shattuck/St.

Husted Kicking Interviews Photographer Daniel DeMoss

Husted Kicking: Would you tell us about your professional background in photography, and in particular "sports photography" or "action photography."

Daniel DeMoss: Yes….I was a friend of Michael Husted before I began to shoot for him.  Mike and I were out to dinner and I brought up my interests in shooting for him at one of his kicking camps.