Retired NFL Kicker Michael Husted Brings a New Style of Training to Kicking Specialists with the California Kicking Experience

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Retired NFL Kicker Michael Husted, of Husted Kicking, is bringing a new style - a California Style - of training to kicking specialists, with his newly developed California Kicking Experience program.

Kicking Coach Michael Husted Training for His California Kicking Experience Program

I firmly believe that those who come out to San Diego to train, will remember this experience - the California Kicking Experience- for a very long time. Michael Husted.

Retired NFL Kicker Michael Husted of Husted Kicking is bringing a new style of training to kicking specialists with his California Kicking Experience program.

The new training format adds yoga, surfing and paddle boarding, to the traditional methods of strength training, mental conditioning and skills and technique development.

Go here for more information about Husted Kicking’s California Kicking Experience.

Husted says he developed the California Kicking Experience from his love of kicking, and living in California.

“Growing up in Virginia, I always wanted to visit California,” says Husted. “The first time I set foot in California was my NFL rookie year when we played the LA Raiders. I was so taken by it that I moved to San Diego 13 years ago and have since enjoyed everything it has to offer; the weather, the ocean and the great environment for kicking.”

Husted, who kicked in the NFL for 9 years, and is now a kicking coach in San Diego, says his goal is to use the California Kicking Experience program as a way to share both his knowledge of kicking and the kicking game, and an environment he finds so productive for kicking.

“The goal of the California Kicking Experience is to offer a comprehensive training program,” says Husted. “Professional kicking, punting or long snapping instruction, functional position specific strength and conditioning and sport psychology all while enjoying what California has to offer.”

Husted says that during their visit to San Diego, a specialist will have two days of instruction with on field video review. He says these elite sessions will have no more than four people per group to assure the highest level of quality instruction.

After one of the instructional sessions, Husted says strength & conditioning expert Cameron Trickey will put the specialist through a workout that focuses on the key muscle groups that are vital for specialists to perform at a high level.

“After the other instructional session, we will enjoy a group yoga session,” says Husted. “Practicing yoga allows us to get connected with our bodies to better understand the flexibility and balance needed to kick, punt or snap effectively.”

Husted says to compliment the physical side, specialists will have an hour meeting with Sport Psychologist, Dr. Jeffrey Jones. He says Dr. Jones will assess a specialist in their mental training, and will then develop a program a specialist can utilize throughout the year; whether in-season or off-season.

To complete the training, Husted says, “What would a trip to California be without Surfing or Stand Up Paddling?”

“We will all get in the water for a small group Surf or Stand Up Paddling lesson that will leave you stoked,” says Husted. “Surfing and Stand Up Paddling are challenging sports that take balance, patience and functional strength. All of these qualities are instrumental in the kicking game.”

“Kicking, punting and long snapping are unique, yet very critical parts of football,” says Husted. “The California Experience will provide any kicking specialist with a great foundation that will position them for success.”

Husted says that in the end, it’s not just about the training, it’s also about the memories.

“I firmly believe that those who come out to San Diego to train, will remember this experience for a very long time,” he says.

The Husted Kicking California Kicking Experience includes:

•Professional kicking, punting, long snapping instruction
•Position specific strength & conditioning
•Mental training assessment and program
•Yoga
•Surfing
•Professional action photos by Daniel Demoss Photography

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