San Diego, CA (PRWEB) March 08, 2013
Retired NFL long snapper Mitch Palmer, of Husted Kicking, will be coaching at the 2013 Husted Kicking Pro Kicking Camp being held in Boca Raton, FL, from March 9-14, 2013 according to kicking coach Michael Husted.
“I have been attending Specialist camps since 1996,” says Palmer. “I attended as a participant for many years and as a coach now for about 12 years. I am proud to say that I am associated with Michael Husted (and previously Louie Aguiar). We provide the best learning and exposure platform in the country. Our camps are very well respected at all levels and we always have the best interest of the athletes in mind. Our goals are to educate and teach the players what they will need to know to make it at the next level. We take pride in putting the best of the best on the field each time the NFL coaches are attending."
Go here for more information about the Husted Kicking Pro Camp.
In 1996 Palmer was acquired by the Carolina Panthers as an undrafted Free Agent, he was released by the Panthers at the end of the preseason. Palmer eventually found his way back into the NFL the next season with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He had an excellent season in 1998 and was on his way to another great season in 1999. In the 4th game of the 99 season he suffered a season ending knee injury.
After many months of knee rehabilitation the Buccaneers released Palmer back into the free agent pool, where he was picked up by the Minnesota Vikings and spent all of the 2000 season there. During his NFL career Palmer handled all of the long and short snaps for every game he played in. He was released by the Vikings at the beginning of the 2001 season. Palmer participated in the preseason with the Houston Texans in 2002 and one more game with the Dallas Cowboys.
Michael Husted, who kicked in the NFL for 9 years, started the Husted Kicking Pro Camp with retired NFL punter Louie Aguiar (called the Aguiar / Husted Pro Camp). However Aguiar has recently been hired as an Assistant Special Teams Coach with the New York Jets and will not be part of this years’ camp.
This year’s Husted Kicking Pro Camp coaching staff includes (along with Palmer) former NFL punter Craig Hentrich , former NFL kicker Mike Hollis, former NFL punter Dave Brader, and former NFL special teams coach Mike Stock.
Husted says the Husted Kicking Pro Camp is the place for those free agent kicking specialists, not invited to the NFL Combine, to be seen by NFL scouts and pro staff. And for those kicking specialists still in college, Husted says it means the chance to receive instruction and guidance from some of the best coaches in the nation such as Mitch Palmer.
“At the pro level, our event serves as an official alternate NFL combine for those who were not invited to the NFL’s combine in Indianapolis,” says Husted. “For those still in college, the first part of our camp allows kickers to receive professional instruction from athletes who have played in the NFL as well as coached hundreds of players.”
Husted says the camp is specifically designed to help young kickers get their shot at the pro level.
“This Pro Camp has grown to be the most comprehensive pro camp out there for kickers, punters, long snappers and special team players,” says Husted. “Not only do we provide a great platform for exposure to NFL, CFL and UFL teams, but we also have actual playing experience that we share with the athletes that you can't find during instruction or video review.”
And NFL coaches confirm what Husted says about the Husted Kicking Pro Camp.
Scott Cohen Assistant GM of the NY Jets says, “Going to the Husted Kicking Pro Camp is a must stop for every NFL team to evaluate the best punters, kickers and long snappers available. They run their camp with efficiency, professionalism and they take pride in the product they are presenting to NFL special teams’ coaches and pro scouts.”
Go here for more information about kicking coach Michael Husted.