The IFCA is one of the best attended high school football coaches clinics in the nation. Mike Farley’s Kickers Camp now has one location in the state — in Grinnell, Iowa.

Coach Farley invited to speak at 2024 IFCA Clinic

It’s my pleasure to speak to coaches from around the country on the kicking game… often, the “ugly step-sister” to winning with high powered offenses or defenses. And yet, there are so many coaches who have limited knowlegde in special teams play, as well as the techniques to achieve greater performance from their players.

This Spring, I was invited to give two presentations to the Iowa Football Coaches Association (IFCA) which was attended by more than 1,000 high school coaches from across the state. You are welcome to view the slides and videos that accompanied my talks on this website (just click on the TALKS tab).

Take a closer look at what you missed if you didn’t make it to this past weekend’s IFCA clinic.

Game Changing Special Teams Secrets

Never be scared again

This 45 minute talk centers around five special teams — kickoff, kickoff return, punt, punt return and field goal teams. The insights shared here primarily stem from my 17 years as a varsity high school special teams coach. Understanding how we, as coaches, can instruct high school players to play with greater skill and knowledge of what we’re trying to do during the game is key to any successful program.

Get Points on Every Possession
Win 2 more games this season by re-thinking your kicking game

This 45 minute talk really focuses on the K-Zone (Kicking Zone) philosophy crafted by Coach Farley.  It helps both kickers and coaches find a clearer way to discern when and where to kick a field goal during a game.  Most high school coaches are “TD-centered” and overlook the opportunities to score points on each possession in a game. K-Zone thinking gives kickers and coaches greater confidence to make important kicks — and winning more games.


Contact Coach Farley with your comments and questions

Coach Farley is always happy to talk football with fellow coaches.  Don’t be shy.  His perspective is unique in the world of football, having been an option QB, punter and kicker throughout his playing days, alongside being a graduate assistant for his Hall of Fame head coach/father — who also, just happened to be the guy who “invented” the specialty sports camp — and passed that knowledge down to his son.  (