Phoenix, AZ (PRWEB) June 12, 2013
National Camp Series (NCS) Associate Kyle Stelter, of Special Teams University, has joined Kicking For The Dream’s effort to fight ovarian cancer according to NFL Kicker, and Kicking For The Dream Founder, Billy Cundiff.
"We are excited to have our first long snapping coach support Kicking For The Dream," says Cundiff. "Kyle is a great long snapper and a great coach. Every kicking play starts with the snap, so it's important these guys are involved in this project because they are so integral in what kickers and punters do on the field."
Joining Cundiff in the fight against cancer is something that resonates with Stelter.
“I joined kicking for the dream because cancer has affected a lot of people in my life,” says Stelter. “Anything I can do to help fight cancer and support other specialists' causes is great! I hope to help make a big impact with Billy's project!
Go here for Kyle Stelter’s page on Kicking For The Dream.
Stelter is considered one of the top long snappers and long snapping coaches in the nation. He is founder and owner of Special Teams University. He was taught the skill of long snapping his senior year of high school to help his chances of making a college team by his high school coach.
Stelter says he started Special Teams University because of his love for coaching and after watching many high school and even college teams struggle at the long snapping position. He says every other position on a team has a coach except usually the long snappers, and says his goal is to help as many athletes as he can perfect their skill and make it to the next level, whether that is high school, college, semi-pro, or professional.
In September 2012, Stelter was picked up by the Sacramento Mt Lions of the United Football League.
During the preseason he beat out another long snapper who was previously with the New England Patriots for the starting role. After four games of perfect snaps the league folded due to financial issues; however he attained great experience along with great game film that will help his chances of long snapping in the NFL.
Stelter is among a number of NCS Associates to announce his support for the Kicking For The Dream project. Earlier this month, NCS Founder Michael Husted was the first to support Cundiff’s project.
NCS is a nationwide network of expert kicking coaches with NFL and College level playing experience. According to Husted, the goal of NCS 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.
Go here to find out more about the National Camp Series.
Cundiff, who has been an NFL kicker for over 10 years for teams such as the Cowboys, Saints, Browns, Ravens and Redskins, launched Kicking For The Dream in May of 2013, as an effort to support Colleen’s Dream Foundation, a foundation which raises money to support research for the early detection of, and improved treatment for, ovarian cancer.
He says Colleen’s Dream Foundation started in 2012 as a result of his mother-in-laws’ battle with ovarian cancer.
“Colleen felt it was important to raise money for research that will lead to reliable early detection testing and improved treatment for ovarian cancer,” says Cundiff. “Because so little is known about ovarian cancer in proportion to other women’s health issues, we have an incredible opportunity for research and education.”
Cundiff says he appreciates having Stelter’s support in this effort, and looks forward to working with as many NCS Associates as he can bring to Kicking For The Dream.
“I talked to a number of NCS Associates at this year’s NCS Super Camp and there was a great deal of interest in participating in Kicking For The Dream,” says Cundiff. “I want to thank Kyle for lending his voice as well. I will continue to reach out to all the NCS Associates over the next few months to enlist their help as well.
Go here for more information about Kicking For The Dream.
Go here for more information about Colleen’s Dream Foundation.
Go here for more information about NFL kicker Billy Cundiff.