San Diego, CA (PRWEB) January 31, 2013
Former NFL Punter Craig Hentrich, of Legacy Kicking, will coach at the National Camp Series (NCS) Super Camp VII being held February 16-17, 2013, in Orlando, FL, a two day kicking camp which will feature some of the country’s best high school kickers, punters and snappers.
“Super Camp is, by far, the best collection of punting/kicking coaches in the country,” says Hentrich. “The wealth of knowledge and experience these coaches bring to these young men is invaluable. It has been my pleasure to work alongside these coaches the past few years and extremely rewarding sharing what I know about the our craft to all the fine young kickers/punters that attend the camp. I look forward to another great year at Super Camp VII.”
Go here for more about Super Camp VII.
Hentrich was drafted by the New York Jets but soon signed with the Green Bay Packers, where he began his stellar 17-year NFL career. In Green Bay, he served in a variety of positions—punter, holder, place kicker, and kick-off specialist—helping the team achieve a world championship in Super Bowl XXXI and setting the Packers record—which still stands—for gross punt average in a single season.
Hentrich then signed with the Tennessee Oilers (later renamed the Tennessee Titans) in 1998, where he remained for the rest of his career. A true weapon as a punter, he also filled a variety of other roles with the Titans, including those of holder, kick-off specialist, place kicker and even quarterback on the occasional fake punt.
During the course of his career, Hentrich played in 241 games, tied for fifth in NFL history among punters. His 1,150 career punts are tied for seventh place in NFL history. One of the league’s top specialists in terms of ball placement, his career 36.8-yard net average ranks 10th in the NFL in the 33 seasons the statistic has been tracked.
Likewise, his total of 34.7 percent of punts placed inside the 20 yard line ranks second all-time in league history. He earned two Pro Bowl honors, played in three Super Bowls including one Championship, and his teams reached the playoffs in 10 of his 16 playing seasons. He is one of only two players in NFL history to record 100 postseason punts.
Michael Husted, who founded NCS after kicking in the NFL for 9 years, is now a kicking coach in San Diego, CA. He says Super VII is about great coaches, great instructions and great evaluations and he is looking forward to having Hentrich coaching at Super Camp VII.
"All of our NCS coaches are eager to get down to Orlando in February to help teach as well as evaluate the top kickers, punters and long snappers from all across the country and outside the US,” says Husted. "This is the only camp where high school specialists will have a chance to work with some of the best kicking coaches in the world."
"The quality of instructors for our Super Camp is outstanding and continues to grow every year,” says Husted. “The NCS Network is committed to helping young athletes learn proper technique as well as to help them navigate through the recruiting process so that they can leverage their sport to get a college education.”
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 Super Camp VII.
Go here for more about Craig Hentrich and Legacy Kicking.
Go here for more about kicking coach Michael Husted.