Michael Husted.com Features Interview with Sam Watts of Special Teams Academy on His Role as a Kicking Coach and on Becoming a National Camp Series (NCS) Associate

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Michael Husted.com is featuring an interview with kicking coach Sam Watts of Special Teams Academy on his role as a kicking coach, his kicking business, and on becoming a National Camp Series (NCS) Associate according to retired NFL kicker Michael Husted author of Michael Husted.com.

Coach Sam Watts

NCS (National Camp Series) and Michael Husted provide an aggressive camp platform while keeping the camp sizes lower which provides better one-on-one coaching.” Coach Sam Watts.

Kicking blog Michael Husted.com is featuring an interview with kicking coach Sam Watts of Special Teams Academy on his role as a kicking coach, his kicking business, and on being a National Camp Series (NCS) Associate according to retired NFL kicker Michael Husted author of Michael Husted.com.

"Sam is an outstanding kicking and punting coach,” says Husted. “He has an immense amount of knowledge from his playing days to working with thousands of kids over the past 30+ years. Being located in the Buffalo area, he is a great resource for aspiring specialists in both the US and Canada.”

Go here for the full interview at Michael Husted.com

According to Watts, Special Teams Academy was founded in 2011 and is based in Upstate New York. He says the company has a private turf field with NFL uprights and a highly-skilled strength coach on staff. He adds that when clients or coaches request it, they will travel to them, and 3-5 times a year they perform school special teams camps, clinics or lessons in Phoenix, Arizona and Ontario, Canada.

When asked why he joined the NCS Team of Associates, Watts says he had been looking for an organization to team up with to increase the exposure of his kicking school and NCS fit the bill perfectly.

“With 30+ years of experience in kicking as a player and coach I was looking to team up with a company that would provide national exposure to my camps,” says Watts. “NCS (National Camp Series) and Michael Husted provide an aggressive camp platform while keeping the camp sizes lower which provides better one-on-one coaching.”

Watts says having access to the NCS KIX Player Rating System was another reason he chose to become an NCS Associate.

“The KIX System (Kicking Index) is based in physics and I am always telling my athletes that our entire special teams’ positions are based in physics,” says Watts. “So the KIX System helps us as coaches and athletes develop an outline for us to reach our goals based from where we see ourselves in the index. By using this tool we can help manage and track an athlete’s physical and mental progress in camps and during their season.”

Husted says having Watts become an NCS Associate only adds to the quality of coaches provided by NCS.

“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 I am thrilled to have Sam join our NCS network as he has the upmost integrity and will be a great resource to specialists and our coaching staff."

In the interview with Michael Husted.com, Watts is asked “If there is one thing that you could tell aspiring kickers, punters and long snappers out there, what would it be?”

In response, Watts replies, “Do something every day to improve yourself and your talent - hard work really does pay off!”

And no doubt, that is the same advice Watt gives to his seven children.

Lucky kids.

Go here for the full interview at Michael Husted.com

ABOUT THE NATIONAL CAMP SERIES (NCS):

The National Camp Series (NCS) is a nationwide network of expert kicking coaches with NFL and College level playing experience. 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.

The NCS offers regional DIVISIONAL Camps, CHAMPIONSHIP Camps and an annual SUPER CAMP that helps student-athletes gain experience through competition, prove consistency through localized training, and provide exposure to colleges and universities through our objective evaluation camps utilizing the Kicking IndeX (KIX) Player Rating System.

The National Camp Series was developed by former NFL Kicker Michael Husted. After a successful NFL career, Michael determined that there needed to be a more cohesive, analytical, and effective process to coach, evaluate, and guide student-athletes looking to play at the next level.

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