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.
San Diego, CA (PRWEB) October 26, 2012
Next Step Kicking hosted a successful National Camp Series (NCS) kicking evaluation for high school kickers, punters and snappers in Orland Park, IL, according to Camp Directors Mike Salerno and Darren Monnett.
Next Step Kicking was created by Darren Monnett and Mike Salerno.
Together Darren Monnett and Mike Salerno have been working together since 2003. Darren was helping train Mike as a junior in High School where a soccer ball was the only ball he had kicked at the time. Through high school, college, and professional level Darren has been the go to guy for Salerno.
They started coaching local talent which led to them sending 4 kickers to Div. I schools in 3 years. That led them to launching Next Step Kicking in June 2011, where their goal is to, “Train kickers of all ages to take the Next Step in reaching future kicking goals.”
This is the first NCS evaluation event for Next Step Kicking and Monnett and Salerno both agree they are looking forward to working with NCS during the NCS 2012 season.
Michael Husted, who kicked in the NFL for nine years and founded the National Camp Series, says he is happy to have Next Step Kicking as a NCS Associate.
“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, and having Next Step Kicking as a NCS Associate continues this tradition.”
"2012 has shaped up to be 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."
Go here for more about Next Step Kicking.
Go here for more information about the NCS and upcoming evaluation events.
Go here for the NCS Kicking Coach Directory.