San Diego, CA (PRWEB) October 18, 2012
ProForm Kicking Academy will hold a National Camp Series (NCS) kicking evaluation for kickers, punters and snappers in Jacksonville, FL, October 28, 2012, according to Camp Director Mike Hollis.
Hollis, who recently participated in the 2012 NCS Super Camp earlier this year says the talent he saw at the Super Camp was “outstanding,” and that he is looking forward to seeing that level of talent at NCS evaluation event in Jacksonville, FL.
"This year's NCS Super Camp was incredible,” says Hollis “All the kids were great to work with and the new All Region Competition and the KIX Rating system added new and exciting dimensions to the camp! I’m looking forward to evaluating and adding new kicking talent to the NCS KIX system.”
Hollis began his kicking career back in 1985 serving as the kicker on his junior high school football team and continuing throughout high school, college and eventually the NFL. After high school Hollis chose to play at the community college level and eventually walked on at the University of Idaho (Division 1-AA).
He began his professional career in 1994 with the San Diego Chargers (pre-season only) and retired in 2003, spending seven years with the Jacksonville Jaguars, one year with the Buffalo Bills, and one year with the New York Giants.
Hollis presently holds some very impressive rankings in NFL history.
He is in the top 5 of highest percentages in field goals over 50 yards (13/19, 68.4%); top 10 in accuracy over 40+ yard field goals (63/92, 68.5%); top 5 in field goal accuracy in the playoffs (16/18, 88.8%); and top 20 in overall field goal accuracy (80.0%).
Kicking coach Michael Husted, who created the National Camp Series (NCS) after kicking in the NFL for 9 years, says he is excited about the NCS season, and working with coaches like Mike Hollis, after a very successful NCS Super Camp in Orlando, Florida in February.
"2012 has been the best year yet for the National Camp Series,” says Husted. “After a strong 2011, and having introduced our Kicking IndeX (KIX) Player Rating System, we are positioned extremely well to leverage analytics to showcase our athletes, and to provide ‘objective high school kicking specialists statistics' to college and university coaches.”
Husted says that by utilizing its Kicking IndeX (KIX) Player Rating System, NCS provides an objective evaluation platform for student-athletes who want to showcase their capabilities to colleges and universities for recruiting purposes.
By sorting through over six years of historical event data, the KIX system determines a kicker’s rankings by cross-referencing player data to determine how the athletes stack up against others, both presently and historically.
"The NCS levels the playing field for those who don't want to get caught up in all of the 'politics' that occurs in the kicking industry,” says Husted. “If you can kick, punt or snap, the NCS KIX system will let a young kicking specialist’s skills speak for themselves. No excuses. No explanations."
Husted adds the NCS is not just about player rankings, but quality coaching as well.
“NCS Associates are some of the best kicking coaches in the country,” says Husted. “NCS coaches provide the highest quality instruction to high school kicking specialists around the country.”
Husted says he is very happy to have a coach like Mike Hollis as part of the NCS team.
“Mike Hollis is a great kicking coach,” says Husted. “He recently helped me coach at our free agent Pro Camp in Las Vegas, and it is apparent that kickers at every level appreciate his playing experience and his coaching ability.”
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