San Diego, CA (PRWEB) October 30, 2012
Lifetime Kicking Academy hosted a successful National Camp Series (NCS) evaluation event in Salt Lake City, Utah, on September 29, 2012, according to kicking coach and Camp Director Dan Zeidman.
Zeidman played high school football at Steele Canyon HS (San Diego, CA). He then kicked and punted for Grossmont Community College (San Diego, CA). He was unanimously voted as the All- Conference kicker his freshman year.
In 2005, He earned a full ride scholarship to play at Idaho State University. He locked down the punting duties his sophomore year and did a very credible job. After a hard fought off-season, he won the kicking position as well going into his junior year.
Zeidman punted an 82 yard punt at home his junior year and still holds the longest punt in Holt Arena history. He was selected as a team captain for his senior year and was also selected as an All-American punter that year as well (2007). In 2008, Coach Z signed a free agent contract for the Carolina Panthers. He spent that summer competing for the punting and kickoff specialist jobs.
Since then, Zeidman has had three personal workouts with NFL teams (Bengals, Falcons and Seahawks) and also spent nine weeks with the Colorado Ice of the Indoor Football League. He kicked a record tying 57 yard field goal for Colorado.
Kicking Coach Michael Husted, who created the National Camp Series (NCS) after kicking in the NFL for 9 years, says this has been an very successful season for NCS and it is due in large part to NCS Associates like Zeidman.
Husted says he appreciates Zeidman’s efforts in helping high school kicking specialists increase their skills and get exposure to college coaches through this NCS event in Salt Lake City.
By utilizing our 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,” says Husted.
“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,” he says.
Husted says kickers and coaches are seeing the value of the KIX system and NCS has shown signs of strong growth in 2012.
"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 adds the NCS is not just about player rankings but quality coaching as well, like the coaching provided by Dan Zeidman of Lifetime Kicking Academy.
“NCS Associates are some of the best kicking coaches in the country,” says Husted. “Their goal, and the goal of NCS are to provide high quality instruction to high school kicking specialists around the country.”
Husted says great coaching and objective evaluations is what kick coaching should be about.
"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."
"We don’t rank the athletes...they rank themselves through the NCS KIX system," he says.
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