Friday, May 24th
NORTHSHORE KICKING & PUNTING COMBINE
The first camp of 2024 will be at Concordia University in Mequon, Wisconsin.
COACHING, CHARTING & CLINIC, ALL-IN-ONE!
Get a leg up on the competition in college recruiting as you attend this 3-in-1 Camp. Coach Farley offers an hour of instruction on how to test your best, then all participants get charted in 3 disciplines (kickoff, punting and field goals)… then a true recruiting clinic for athletes and their parents (includes free snacks and drink)!
Registration starts at 8:30am… You’ll find our greeters eager to get you checked in, hand-out your combine t-shirt and get your height and weight recorded. You’ll then be aloowed on the field to get warmed up. There will be ample time to warm up.
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In the KICKING COMBINE participants will gather on the field to listen and learn from Coach Farley. He’ll provide a blueprint for how the session will go, as well as offer some tips and advice on how to perform at your best — and under pressure — to enjoy your experience. Specialists will be given an opportunity to warm-up by stretching, jogging and getting “up-to-speed” with their kicks and punts. You should bring your own ball and tee(s).
Combine specialists will work between the kick off and punting charting sessions. Kickers can use up to a 2″ tee. Once underway, punters and kickers will be given a warm-up ball, then will take turns with other participants in kicking five balls for hang time and distance. Scoring is done by adding the distance of the kick/punt with the hang time (x10).
Example: punt of 45 yards with a 3.5 hangtime is 45 + 35 = 80 pts.
All scores will be recorded and placed on the Combine Results page, but only your top two scores will be included on your Digital Player Card that you can use to send to your family, friends, coaches and recruiters. You will go through both kicking and punt charting (only your best score will be added to your Digital Player Card).
All specialists will re-group on the field to participate in field goal accuracy and distance tests. Place kickers may use up to a 2″ block. All kickers will perform 4 MANDATORY kicks, starting at the 20 yard line center (30-yard field goal). Then will move back to the 25 yard line (left and right hash), then back to the 30 yardline (center). From there, each kicker will have the opportunity to try two more kicks from any distance they choose.
Your Final Score is cumulative of “made” yardage — that is… 35 good (35 pts.), 40 good (40 pts.), 45 miss (0 pts.), 45 good (45 pts.), 53 miss (0 pts) = 120 total points.
This is both pressure to perfrom, as well as show some intellect to choose wisely given your ability (or based on your current score). Is it better to show that you made all of your kicks from shorter distances, or to show that you can hit at least one boomer? That’s up to you!
The accuracy of all of these kicks will be charted and reported on the Combine Results page, but only the longest field goal will be listed on your Digital Combine Card.
Combine specialists will gather again with Coach Farley for a post combine assessment, along with some advice on kicking and punting for the upcoming Fall high school football season.
COLLEGE RECRUITNG CLINIC:
Nobody else does this in the state, by providing parents and athletes the opportunity to preview the CUW campus, meet with their staff and learn what they’re interested in for their football recruits. Concordia fiinished in 2nd place in the NACC conference (D3). Coach Farley will also add a recruiting, NIL and Q&A session to wrap things up for the day. Plan to be done by 1:30pm.
— A free box lunch will be served to all who attend.
We ask all of our combine participants to wear our t-shirt, not only because it cooler than any other camp shirt you’ll get, but because we do filming and charting and it’s easier to identify which athlete we’re evaluating.
What should you bring to camp?
First and foremost, a great attitude. We won’t hesitate in sending a camper home if they are belligerent or disrepectful to coaches, parents or fellow athletes (and not refund their Combine fee). Don’t be “that guy.”
Do bring comfortable workout gear, kicking shoes, a football that you use in high school (please make an identifying mark on your ball) and any tees that you use. You should also have a jug of water, a snack if necessary. Since we’ll be outside for the morning, it’s anyone’s guess as to the weather in Mequon, Wisconsin in May. Dress in layers.
We film all three stations (kickoffs, punting and field goal sessions). It takes us a few weeks after the combine to assemble this footage and professionally edit it for your use. The cost of adding this video to your combine experience is just $75. Adding this video is optional. Once done, we send you the link to your private video onliine — that you can choose with whom you share.
Will college recruiters be there?
We will be inviting coaches from around the Midwest to attend the combine. We do not guarantee anyone in attendance, but there very well may be. After the combine, these scouts may wish to chat with you. Take the opportunity to introduce yourself. Coaches like to know that the athlete they saw on the field is a well rounded person. You should NOT bring a resume or transcript. A positive attitude is usually all it takes to leave a lasting impression. The neat thing about the Northwoods Kicking Combine is that recruiters get a chance to really see you in action. Take full advantage of that.
RESERVE YOUR SPOT NOW
There are only so many we can run through the combine. We want you to learn — and to have a great experience. We’re pulling for you to have a great day, but don’t worry too much, your Digital Player Card will only showcase your best scores.
Have fun and do your best!
IMPORTANT: If you or your athlete gets lost or will be delayed in getting to camp, please text Mike Farley directly at: 262-388-3326. We want to make sure that every participant is safe at our combine (as well as to and from the camp site).