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About Husted

Michael is a retired 9 Year NFL Kicker.

Michael’s consistency on field goals and power on kick offs won him the job as an undrafted rookie.

Michael went on to have a successful rookie season where he was named to Football Digest’s All Rookie team.

During his time with the Tampa Bay Bucs, Michael established several records including:

     • All time leading scorer (502 pts.)
     • Longest field goal (57 yards)
     • Most 50+ field goals (10)

Michael attended the University of Virginia.

During his time with the Cavaliers, he was the kick off specialist during his freshman and sophomore seasons. He then handled all kicking duties his junior and senior seasons.

During his senior campaign, he connected on 13-16 field goals and was named a Lou Groza semi finalist.

Michael also had a total of 95 touchbacks during his college career, the most in UVA history.

Michael earned several awards during his high school career:

     • Parade All American Honorable mention (Senior year)
     • First team All State Kicker (Senior and Junior years)
     • First team All Region Kicker (Senior and Junior years)
     • First team All District Kicker(Senior and Junior years)

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Kicking Lessons

KICKING LESSONS:

Whether you are having one on one lessons, or small group lessons, Husted Kicking will ensure you have a thorough understanding of the basic fundamentals if you are just beginning to learn to kick, punt or snap.

If you are looking for continued instruction, Husted Kicking can take your game to the next level with our expertise and experience.

Attention to detail from Husted Kicking will allow us to quickly assess where you are as a specialist.

Through on field sessions and on field film review, we will be able to refine or adjust your technique so that you can develop and improve your skills.

Having knowledge and proper execution of kicking, punting or long snapping techniques is a vital part of success as a football specialist.

One on One Kicking Instruction Rate:

* Initial Visit $400 for a 2.5 hour lesson with on field film review

*Follow up visits $250 for 1.5 hour lessons with on field film review

Group Lessons:

Our group lessons provide game like situations.

Having the ability to compare yourself with peers will help to see where you are as a specialist as well gain experience through competition.

We will keep the group session numbers small to maintain quality.

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Kicking Consulting

KICKING CONSULTING:

Husted Kicking will provide kicking consultation at any level.

Whether you are trying to navigate through the college recruiting process, managing your college career or looking for strategy to best position yourself for a professional career, we can offer experience and guidance.

Michael Husted has over 10 years of experience in the high school recruiting industry, from online technology to event management. Co-Founder of iPlayers.net, Michael was an early adopter and took the recruiting system from snail mail to online.

Michael also founded the National Camp Series system that is recognized as one of the top camps among kickers, punters and long snappers.

Husted Kicking consulting includes:


CONSULTING HIGHLIGHTS:

Price is $150/month with one year agreement.

Go here to sign up and pay online 

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Mini Camp

HUSTED MINI CAMPS

Husted Kicking Mini Camps are one day camps designed to focus on the finer details of the kicking game.

With 10 years of professional playing and 10 years of coaching experience, you will learn what it takes to train and prepare like a professional.

At these mini camps, we will focus on:

Field Goals:

Kickoffs:

Punts: 

Tackling:

Recruiting Discussion:

NEXT MINI CAMP:

TBA
Santa Fe Christian School
Solana Beach, CA
 
Check in time is 9:00 am

Cost is $100

REGISTER HERE

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Testimonials

 
TESTIMONIALS ON MICHAEL HUSTED

“Having known Michael since our playing days in the NFL, he has competed, performed and succeeded at the highest level.

Since then, Michael has taken his experience and expertise to carefully craft a plan that will help anyone looking to get professional instruction in the kicking game.”

Martin Mayhew, Sr. Vice President, General Manager, Detroit Lions, and 8 Year NFL Player


“Michael Husted is a knowledgeable, experienced and confident kicking coach.

When you call him for a recommendation about a young specialist you know you are going to get an honest answer, an intelligent evaluation and, because he knows what teams are looking for, he can give you an idea of the best player for each situation.

Because of his vast experience and his work ethic, he has the ability to not only identify talent but to develop it as well. I trust Michael to always give me a straight answer any time I need a recommendation that could ultimately help our team win games.”

Mike Priefer, Special Teams Coordinator, Minnesota Vikings


“I’ve been attending specialist combines run by Michael Husted for over 10 years and have always found them to professional, well organized and valuable to evaluate kickers, punters and long snappers.

Michael is a trusted and respected resource for NFL teams and among specialists around the league.”

Scott Cohen, Senior Personnel Advisor, Tampa Bay Buccaneers


"Michael Husted is an outstanding Kicking coach. After meeting Michael & exchanging coaching philosophies, I believe he has helped me take my Rugby kicking coaching to a new level. I am privilege to say he is a great mentor. Mike’s knowledge of Kicking is second to none, with a very simple approach.

I would highly recommend Husted Kicking to anyone wanting to get professional coaching at any level."

Damien Hill - Australian Rugby Union National Kicking Coach


"Michael has been a positive influence in my life ever since we first met whilst I was in college. Through the years not only have I leaned on him for instruction and my approach to football, but also for advice when it came to life outside of the game.

He's method of coaching centers around key fundamentals coupled with sound biomechanics to produce your best whilst under pressure.  Having the instruction of a long time veteran of the NFL was instrumental in my preparation for professional footballI and continues to benefit me to this day. I feel very blessed to count him as one of my closest friends." 

Matt McBriar, NFL Punter, Pittsburg Steelers


"Michael is one of the best in the business. He has helped me out a ton over the years.

He's a great coach who also played in the NFL, a unique combo.

He understands the demands of kicking at the highest level and provides great feedback which allows me to continue to do what I love."

Billy Cundiff, NFL Kicker, Cleveland Browns


 

“Michael was my kicker when I was coaching the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Special Teams.

He is very knowledgeable in becoming as good as you possibly can. He was an extremely hard worker and dedicated to his kicking both on the field and in the weight room. Michael developed into one of the best kick off guys in the NFL.

He will be an asset to anyone that has the desire to improve their talent level when it comes to kicking. He knows what it takes both physically and mentally.”

Joe Marciano, Houston Texans


"Michael is an outstanding coach as well as role model for young men interested in developing into outstanding kickers or punters.

He truly understands the high school, college and NFL process, and he has perhaps the most exceptional set of relationships of anyone across the football kicking universe.

His instructional approach with kids is thoughtful and encouraging, and his use of technology to support his on-field instruction further enhances his unique insights and experience with the game at various levels.

I cannot recommend Michael highly enough to other parents investing their time and money as well as their sons kicking/punting future with a specific kicking/punting coach."

John Schmid, Parent


My son has been coached or more accurately put, "mentored" by Michael Husted since 2006.  

Michael first helped my son develop into a good high school kicker, then into a good college kicker.

I don't think they're are many coaches that can effectively teach young boys as well as elite professionals.

Over the last 5 years Michael has taught my son how to focus on the big picture of D1 football as well as the details of growing up.

Michael is helping develop my son as an athlete in addition to counseling him with character building skills.

Doug Miller, Parent

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Contact Michael

Office: 888.702.0682
Mobile: 858.205.9256

email: michael@hustedkicking.com

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Specialists Camp

College Specialists Camp


College Specialists Camp
& Free Agent Pro Camp Qualification

February 27th, 28th & March 1st
Mobile, AL - Ladd Peebles Stadium
(Home of the NFL Senior Bowl)

Click HERE for camp details, pricing and to register online

The College Specialists Camp is a two day camp that will provide you with an opportunity to train with some of the top kicking specialists coaches in the country.

This camp will help you to:

1. Strengthen your skill set
2. Prepare you to be your best for next season
3. Meet other kicking specialists
4. Compete against your peers
5. Have a Great Time! Camp BBQ included.

This Annual National College and Pro Specialists Camp is hosted by Michael Husted of Husted Kicking and Brian Jackson of Team Jackson Kicking.  Both bring tremendous playing experience as well as coaching experience.

This event is catered to Kickers, Punters and Long Snappers who are current College and Free Agent Specialists. This camp also serves as a Free Agent qualification for Husted Kicking's 2015 Spring Pro Camp in San Diego attended by NFL Teams.

This is camp is part of the National Camp Series platform that will allow you to get evaluated and charted to continue building your resume for the next level.

We feel very confident that you will walk away from this camp with a greater understanding of technique and how to train professionally to improve your game.

Why attend this camp?

If you are an incoming freshman, transitioning from high school to college can be challenging both academically and athletically, therefore:

• You will learn how to transition into the college lifestyle on the field and off the field.
• You will have the opportunity to kick, punt or snap with current college specialists to get an idea of the competitive landscape.

If you are a current college specialists, whether you are a returning starter, competing for the starting job or positioning yourself for the future, this camp will help you:

• Refine your form so that you can trust you technique to be consistent
• Manage you kick, punt or snap count during the season to avoid fatigue.
• Handle big game pressure.

If you are a college senior with the goal of playing at the professional level, you need to be able to remain focused on your last college season and manage your future expectations, so this in this camp:

• You will have the opportunity to work with NFL specialists to discuss how we efficiently handled our last year in college and made a successful transition to the pro level.

In summary, we feel very confident that you will walk away from this camp with a great understanding of technique and how to train professionally to improve your game.

Please feel free to contact us directly if you have any questions. We hope to see you out there ready to learn and compete.

Michael Husted
9 Year NFL Kicker
Husted Kicking
858.205.9256
michael@hustedkicking.com

Brian Jackson
7 Year Pro Kicker
Team Jackson Kicking
334.405.0364
teamjacksonkicking@yahoo.com

Click HERE for camp details, pricing and to register online

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Special Teams Pro Camp

Special Teams Pro Camp
with Mike Stock

San Diego, CA
April 12-13, 2014

It will be an honor, once again, to have NFL Special Teams Coach, Mike Stock join Michael Husted, and Mitch Palmer at the Special Teams Pro Camp at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, FL. Incorporating the teaching and coaching of Special Teams play with their specific specialties completes the camp.

By attending this camp, players will enhance their chances to make an NFL roster.

They will experience classroom work that will include information to prepare them for on the field activities. Video material will also be provided to further educate them on the specific techniques and fundamentals on how to execute play in the four main kicking game elements:

* PUNT PROTECTION and COVERAGE
* PUNT RETURN – Hold-up, punt blocking techniques, and bracket work
* K.O.COVER – Alignments, cover assignments, lane control, and finish
* K.O. RETURN – Front line drop angles, blocking fundamentals, and finish

Punt Returners and KO Returners techniques and fundamentals will be reviewed, as well. The speed of the game on this level is extreme! The more these players can learn, absorb and retain, the FASTER they can play'!

When they go to an NFLor CFL camp, they will go in with an edge over any other athlete trying to make it.

*Punt Protection and Coverage (classroom instruction, video reinforcement, on the   field drill work including "gunner" work)
*Punt Return and Blocks (classroom instruction, video reinforcement, on the field drill   work including including brackets work/double & single)
*KO Cover (classroom instruction, video reinforcement, on the field drill work)
*KO Return (classroom instruction, video reinforcement, on the field drill work)

*1/2 DAY---Drills review and address the NFL rules
*1/2 DAY---Practice routine

*1/2 DAY--- Drills review and address the NFL rules/video draft eligible seniors

*Scouts to view draft eligible players' video
*Special teams workout for free agents

Field Location:

Special Team Camp Price: $200

Hotels: TBA

For more information about the event please call Michael Husted at 858.205.9256

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College / Pro Min Camp


Husted Kicking Weekend Training Mini Camp
Summer 2016
July 9 - July 10, 2016

Michael HustedDarren Bennett, Mitch Palmer and David Brader will be coaching and evaluating at this weekend camp.  For Pro Free Agents, with NFL teams in training camp, this will serve as an updated workout.  For College Specialists, this will help you prepare for the upcoming season as well as allow you to see how you compare to Free Agents.  

We will chart both days with video that will be added to your profile.  We will send the results for Free Agents out to all of the NFL teams.  Afterward, we will provide feed back and suggestions.  

We will also be offering 3D Motion capturing of your technique. 

This new technology capture's and provides analysis by using 12 cameras at 360 fps, which includes several takes of your movement plus a sport specific functional screen. You will then have this data analyzed by a kinesiologist. A custom, data-driven report will be generated and emailed to you showing important parameters, including joint angles, velocities, center of mass height, etc.

You can find more details HERE.
 
Husted Kicking Evaluation of  NFL Prospects and College Specialists

* Two days of charting and evaluations
*Video from Saturday and Sunday posted online
* Professional feedback of technique to improve performance 

This kicking camp is open to College Specialists and all Pro Free Agents.

The benefits of attending this kicking mini camp: 

Cost:

$250 for the mini-camp charting and video
$150 for the 3D capture and analysis 

Location: 

DS-Merrill Douglas Stadium, San Diego Mesa College
Mesa College Drive, San Diego, CA, 92111

Hotel info coming soon

For more information about the event please call Michael Husted at 858.205.9256

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College Camp Battle

College Specialists Camp Battle


This unique camp is the only one of its kind and will be operated by NFL specialists who now train kickers, punters and long snappers.

Retired NFL long snapper Justin Snow, retired NFL punter Hunter Smith, and retired NFL kicker Michael Husted have teamed up to provide professional instruction based on our experience of over 40 years in the NFL.

Please join us for our Inaugural College Specialists Camp Battle on June 7, 2014 at Brebeuf Jesuit Preparatory School, 2801 West 86th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46268.

This high level camp will provide instruction by NFL players in the morning and then in the afternoon, we will have both individual and team competitions.

You will have an opportunity to train with some of the top specialists kicking game coaches in the country. Additionally, you will compete individually and then as a team to prove which college/university has the top specialists.

This camp will help you to:

1. Strengthen your skill set individually
2. Build operation chemistry with your teammates
3. Prepare you for next season
4. Meet other specialists
5. Have a Great Time

We feel very confident that you will walk away from this camp with a great understanding of technique and how to train professionally to improve your game. As well as an opportunity to show your ability to perform under pressure and of course, bragging rights.

Please feel free to contact us directly if you have any questions. We hope to see you out there ready to learn and compete.

Justin Snow
13 Year NFL Long Snapper
Pro Long Snapper, LLC
317.989.4810
justin@prolongsnapper.com

Michael Husted
9 Year NFL Kicker
Husted Kicking
858.205.9256
michael@hustedkicking.com

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Special Teams Pro Camp

Special Teams Pro Camp
with Mike Stock

Spring 2015

It will be an honor, once again, to have NFL Special Teams Coach, Mike Stock join Michael Husted, and Mitch Palmer at the Special Teams Pro Camp at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, FL. Incorporating the teaching and coaching of Special Teams play with their specific specialties completes the camp.

By attending this camp, players will enhance their chances to make an NFL roster.

They will experience classroom work that will include information to prepare them for on the field activities. Video material will also be provided to further educate them on the specific techniques and fundamentals on how to execute play in the four main kicking game elements:

* PUNT PROTECTION and COVERAGE
* PUNT RETURN – Hold-up, punt blocking techniques, and bracket work
* K.O.COVER – Alignments, cover assignments, lane control, and finish
* K.O. RETURN – Front line drop angles, blocking fundamentals, and finish

Punt Returners and KO Returners techniques and fundamentals will be reviewed, as well. The speed of the game on this level is extreme! The more these players can learn, absorb and retain, the FASTER they can play'!

When they go to an NFLor CFL camp, they will go in with an edge over any other athlete trying to make it.

*Punt Protection and Coverage (classroom instruction, video reinforcement, on the   field drill work including "gunner" work)
*Punt Return and Blocks (classroom instruction, video reinforcement, on the field drill   work including including brackets work/double & single)
*KO Cover (classroom instruction, video reinforcement, on the field drill work)
*KO Return (classroom instruction, video reinforcement, on the field drill work)

*1/2 DAY---Drills review and address the NFL rules
*1/2 DAY---Practice routine

*1/2 DAY--- Drills review and address the NFL rules/video draft eligible seniors

*Scouts to view draft eligible players' video
*Special teams workout for free agents

Location: 

DS-Merrill Douglas Stadium, San Diego Mesa College

Mesa College Drive, San Diego, CA, 92111

Special Team Camp Price: $200

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Here is a MAP Link with a list of local hotels in the area.

For more information about the event please call Michael Husted at 858.205.9256

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NCS

 

The National Camp Series (NCS) is a nationwide network of expert kicking coaches with NFL and College level playing experience.

Our goal is to provide effective instruction on the field and guidance off of the field that will allow student-athletes the ability to leverage their sport to get a college education.

The NCS offers regional camps and an annual Super Camp that helps student-athletes gain experience through competition, prove consistency through localized training, and provide exposure to colleges and universities through our objective evaluation camps utilizing the Kicking IndeX (KIX) Player Rating System.

The National Camp Series was developed by former NFL Kicker Michael Husted. After a successful NFL career, Michael determined that there needed to be a more cohesive, analytical, and effective process to coach, evaluate, and guide student-athletes looking to play at the next level.

Click here to go to the full website.

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Husted PRO Camp

Husted Kicking Free Agent Pro Camp
January 23rd - 27th, 2016
Mobile, AL

Click here for Pro Camp Rankings

Husted Kicking college-Pro Kicking Camp and Virtual Pro Day for Free Agents. Being able to play at the Pro Level requires training and opportunity. There are only so many positions available each year in the NFL.  Learning, competing and showcasing your ability at the Husted Kicking Pro Camp will help you to better position yourself for an opportunity to kick in the NFL.

Michael HustedDarren Bennett, Craig HentrichMike HollisDave Brader, Mitch Palmer, Justin Snow, Mike Stock and Brian Jackson bring valuable expert instruction and NFL experience to this Pro kicking camp. Come learn from athletes who have played in the NFL as well as coached hundreds of players.

Location: Simmons Field, E 6th St, Bay Minette, AL 36507

Map Link:  https://goo.gl/maps/rPCKWwavxYm

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Saturday, January 23rd will be the first day of charting.  You need to be ready to kick Saturday morning.

The kicking camp will include:

* Up to three days of charting and evaluations
* Two days of instruction
* Two days of video
* Small group sessions to ensure quality

The benefits for free agents:

* To let objective data through our NFL style workouts be used to showcase your talent
* Receive professional instruction from former NFL players and coaches that have over 50 years of experience
* Valuable consultation on what it takes to perform at a high level and position yourself for opportunities
* A chance to qualify to kick in front of NFL, and CFL coaches and player personnel

Over the years, dozens of athletes from our camps have been signed to professional contracts in the NFL, CFL and arena leagues. Many Pro teams rely on us to provide them with current information on prospects and free agents.

The cost of the Free Agent Pro Camp is $600

Cost is for camp registration only


Hotel Info:

Holiday Inn Express
Daphne/Spanish Fort 
29725 Woodrow Lane Daphne, AL 36526 
Phone: 251-621-1223
HK Pro Camp Room Rate: $94/night plus tax
Use the code: Husted Kicking

For more information about the event please call Michael Husted at 858.205.9256

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Pro Camp Rankings

 

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College Combine

Husted Kicking
College Senior Combine

February 6th & 7th, 2016
San Diego, CA

Former NFL Punter Darren Bennett, Long Snapper Mitch Palmer and I will be coaching and evaluating at this combine.  This event will provide you an opportunity to showcase your talent for NFL and CFL teams.  Our experience of playing in the NFL as well as coaching hundreds of specialists has provided us with the opportunity to network with NFL and CFL coaches and personnel. 

As part of the Husted College Senior Combine, a proper mental and kicking/punting specific program will be introduced.  In the NFL, being able to make a roster and play for several years needs a professional attitude, dedication and discipline.  At the end of the weekend, you will have a great understanding of what is expected to play at the highest level.

In just our first two College Senior Combines, we have been instrumental for getting specialists signed immediately after the draft and/or brought into rookie mini-camps: 

Husted Kicking Senior Combine will provide:

The benefits of attending this kicking camp for draft eligible seniors:

Tentative schedule:

Friday, February 5, 2016 

Saturday, February 6, 2016 

Sunday, February 7, 2016 

PRICE: $500

Location: 

DS-Merrill Douglas Stadium, San Diego Mesa College
Mesa College Drive, San Diego, CA, 92111


Hotel: Sheraton Four Points San Diego

8110 Aero Dr, San Diego, CA 92123

Group Rate:

Book your hotel online here

Hotel offers a free shuttle to the airport.

For more information about the event please call Michael Husted at 858.205.9256


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