Where Technique and Passion Collide

THEKICKISUP Punting Program is designed to provide participants with an opportunity to enhance and refine their skill in the area of punting. THEKICKISUP focuses on teaching through repetition and attention to techniques. We believe that proper technique and a clear understanding of the skills you want to master are the keys to becoming a successful athlete.

What you learn at THEKICKISUP Punting Program:
-Stretching, warm-up and down techniques
-Proper alignment, body position & mechanics, stance, steps, leg swing, ball handling, table top level, hands and arm position,
-Types of punts: directional, pooch, sky, situation punting and rugby style
-Game scenario: what type of punt to use and when to use them

The camp is broken down into 3 sessions with a combined total of 8 hours.
-Maximum participants per camps-15.
-All punters will be filmed, timed and all punts will be charted and analyzed.
-Punters will be evaluated with a pre-tested and post-tested chart.
-Punters will receive a tee shirt, punting DVD, punting charts and stretching and lifting programs.
-At the conclusion of the camp, the punter will receive a DVD of all their punts, notes on what areas they will need to improve in along with information on techniques and drills to assists them.
Note: DVD will take 1-2 week to be compiled.

Camp cost $50.00 $25 Non-refundable Deposit required
Snapper's training is free with enrollment of a punter
Eligible participants: 7th through 12th grade
***Photo and Injury waivers must be filled out and returned to THEKICKISUP before the camp date-

Time of sessions: Registration time is between 7:30-8:00 am
8:00am-11:00am lunch at 11am
Nick Harris

"Christian Vitale is one of the best special teams coaches in the state of Michigan. His commitment to the fundamentals of kicking and punting have guided many young men to greatness at both the high school and college level. I was invited to Christian's "Special Ops" camp this past year and was thoroughly impressed with his knowledge of special teams and his ability to coach the ins and outs of kicking a football. I would highly recommend Christian and his camp to anyone seeking to improve as a punter."

Nick Harris #2 Punter for the Detroit Lions

Session-1 Agenda 3 hrs
Introductions and Agenda
Stretch / Warm up
Stance and leg position
Hands and Arm position
Ball position and handling
Leg swing drill (walk / punt the line)
Ball drop drill (Stationary and moving)
sitting, standing, kneeling

Time 8am-11am
10 mins
20 mins
10 mins
10 mins
10 mins
10 mins
15 mins

95 mins
3:00 HRS

Due to the mechanics of punting more time may be spent on Session-1 with the main focus on techniques
Session-2 Agenda 2 hrs
Stretch / Warm up
Leg swing drill (walk the line)
Ball drop drill (Stationary and moving)
Punting-directional, pooch, sky,

Time 12pm-2pm
20 mins
5 mins
5 mins
90 mins
2:00 HRS

20 leg swings
20 ball drops

Session-3 Agenda 2 hrs
Review all techniques
Stance and leg position (leg swing walk the line)
Hands/Arms/ ball position and handling (ball drops)
Water break

Time 2pm-4pm

Review / Drill
Review / Drill

20 leg swings
20 ball drops

Punters film time, competition, and awards
Final words camp conclusion team photo

At THEKICKISUP we are here for our students all year around. Whether it is about a great game, school, family or they just need someone to talk to. We are there any time for our students who want to talk. You are part of our family- Coach Christian Vitale

Nick Harris talks about leg extension.

Coach Vitale coaches up on ball handling.

Nick Harris gives instruction on how to handle the ball.