Michael is a retired 9 Year NFL Kicker.
Michael’s consistency on field goals and power on kick offs won him the job as an undrafted rookie.
Michael went on to have a successful rookie season where he was named to Football Digest’s All Rookie team.
During his time with the Tampa Bay Bucs, Michael established several records including:
Michael attended the University of Virginia.
During his time with the Cavaliers, he was the kick off specialist during his freshman and sophomore seasons. He then handled all kicking duties his junior and senior seasons.
During his senior campaign, he connected on 13-16 field goals and was named a Lou Groza semi finalist.
Michael also had a total of 95 touchbacks during his college career, the most in UVA history.
Michael earned several awards during his high school career:
Whether you are having one on one lessons, or small group lessons, Husted Kicking will ensure you have a thorough understanding of the basic fundamentals if you are just beginning to learn to kick, punt or snap.
If you are looking for continued instruction, Husted Kicking can take your game to the next level with our expertise and experience.
Attention to detail from Husted Kicking will allow us to quickly assess where you are as a specialist.
Through on field sessions and on field film review, we will be able to refine or adjust your technique so that you can develop and improve your skills.
Having knowledge and proper execution of kicking, punting or long snapping techniques is a vital part of success as a football specialist.
One on One Kicking Instruction Rate:
* Initial Visit $400 for a 2.5 hour lesson with on field film review
*Follow up visits $200 for 1.5 hour lessons with on field film review
Our group lessons provide game like situations.
Having the ability to compare yourself with peers will help to see where you are as a specialist as well gain experience through competition.
We will keep the group session numbers small to maintain quality.
Husted Kicking will provide kicking consultation at any level.
Whether you are trying to navigate through the college recruiting process, managing your college career or looking for strategy to best position yourself for a professional career, we can offer experience and guidance.
Michael Husted has over 10 years of experience in the high school recruiting industry, from online technology to event management. Co-Founder of iPlayers.net, Michael was an early adopter and took the recruiting system from snail mail to online.
Michael also founded the National Camp Series system that is recognized as one of the top camps among kickers, punters and long snappers.
Husted Kicking consulting includes:
Price is $150/month with one year agreement.
California Kicking Experience
Husted Kicking’s California Kicking Experience is a great opportunity to get comprehensive training and fun competition while enjoying all that the Southern California has to offer.
This two-day experience will provide:
During your visit to San Diego, you will have two days of instruction with on field video review. After one of the instructional sessions, a strength & conditioning expert, Cameron Trickey, will put you through a workout that will focus on the key muscle groups that are vital for specialists to perform at a high level.
After the other instructional session, we will enjoy a group yoga session. Practicing yoga allows us to get connected with our bodies to better understand the flexibility and balance needed to kick, punt or snap effectively.
To compliment the physical side, you will have an hour meeting with Sport Psychologist, Dr. Jeffrey Jones. Dr. Jones will assess your mental training and develop a program that you can utilize through out the year, whether in-season or off-season.
Last, but not least, what would a trip to California be without Surfing or Stand Up Paddling?
Husted Kicking PRO Camp
Husted Kicking college -Pro Kicking Camp, Virtual Pro Day for Draft Eligible Seniors and Pro Day for Free Agents. Being able to play at the Pro Level requires training and opportunity. There are only so many positions available at the Husted Kicking Pro Camp.
The kicking camp will include:
Husted Evaluating NFL Prospects
* Four days of charting and evaluations
* Three days of instruction
* Two days of video
* Small group sessions to ensure quality
This kicking camp is open to college specialists, draft eligible seniors and free agents.
The benefits of attending this kicking camp for college specialists include:
* Receiving professional instruction
* Entrance into the Husted Pro Database which is reviewed by all professional leagues and teams
* Honest assessment of skill level
* Game plan for peak performance
The benefits of attending this kicking camp for draft eligible seniors:
* Our kicking camp event serves as an official alternate NFL combine for those who were not invited to the NFL’s combine in Indianapolis
* The NFL uses a third party organization to select players for their combine, thus over looking many talented prospects
* An opportunity to get instruction, evaluation and current video for all professional leagues and teams to review online
* A chance to see what the pool of talent for specialists looks like since our camp combines draft eligible seniors and current free agents
* Ranking and Evaluation Presentation to all NFL, UFL and CFL teams at our annual Pro Breakfast on March 14th before the Free Agent Showcase
The benefits for free agents:
* NFL Long Snapper Mitch Palmer Coaching and Evaluating
* To let objective data through our NFL style workouts be used to showcase your talent
* Receive professional instruction from former NFL players and coaches that have over 50 years of experience
* Valuable consultation on what it takes to perform at a high level and position yourself for opportunities
* A chance to qualify to kick in front of NFL, UFL and CFL coaches and player personnel
“Having known Michael since our playing days in the NFL, he has competed, performed and succeeded at the highest level.
Since then, Michael has taken his experience and expertise to carefully craft a plan that will help anyone looking to get professional instruction in the kicking game.”
Martin Mayhew, Sr. Vice President, General Manager, Detroit Lions, and 8 Year NFL Player
“Michael was my kicker when I was coaching the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Special Teams.
He is very knowledgeable in becoming as good as you possibly can. He was an extremely hard worker and dedicated to his kicking both on the field and in the weight room. Michael developed into one of the best kick off guys in the NFL.
He will be an asset to anyone that has the desire to improve their talent level when it comes to kicking. He knows what it takes both physically and mentally.”
Joe Marciano, Houston Texans
"Michael is an outstanding coach as well as role model for young men interested in developing into outstanding kickers or punters.
He truly understands the high school, college and NFL process, and he has perhaps the most exceptional set of relationships of anyone across the football kicking universe.
His instructional approach with kids is thoughtful and encouraging, and his use of technology to support his on-field instruction further enhances his unique insights and experience with the game at various levels.
I cannot recommend Michael highly enough to other parents investing their time and money as well as their sons kicking/punting future with a specific kicking/punting coach."
John Schmid, Parent
“I came to Michael Husted with little to no coaching a year and a half ago.
Within that time frame my consistency, technique, and mental side of the game is unrecognizable to me.
Michael teaches the basic fundamentals with a positive approach that will have any kicker leave feeling more confident in himself and his abilities.
He is a natural leader that dedicates himself to helping others succeed and set the bar as high as possible.
It is a privilege to work with him, and any high school, college or professional kicker should seriously consider working with Michael to help improve every phase of their game.”
Brady Beeson, Pro Prospect, University of St. Thomas
My son has been coached or more accurately put, "mentored" by Michael Husted since 2006.
Michael first helped my son develop into a good high school kicker, then into a good college kicker.
I don't think they're are many coaches that can effectively teach young boys as well as elite professionals.
Over the last 5 years Michael has taught my son how to focus on the big picture of D1 football as well as the details of growing up.
Michael is helping develop my son as an athlete in addition to counseling him with character building skills.
Doug Miller, Parent
The National Camp Series (NCS) is a nationwide network of expert kicking coaches with NFL and College level playing experience.
Our goal is to provide effective instruction on the field and guidance off of the field that will allow student-athletes the ability to leverage their sport to get a college education.
The NCS offers regional camps and an annual Super Camp that helps student-athletes gain experience through competition, prove consistency through localized training, and provide exposure to colleges and universities through our objective evaluation camps utilizing the Kicking IndeX (KIX) Player Rating System.
The National Camp Series was developed by former NFL Kicker Michael Husted. After a successful NFL career, Michael determined that there needed to be a more cohesive, analytical, and effective process to coach, evaluate, and guide student-athletes looking to play at the next level.