Kicking Lessons and Kicking Camps
with Kicking Coach Michael Husted
San Diego, CA
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:
- All time leading scorer (502 pts.)
- Longest field goal (57 yards)
- Most 50+ field goals (10)
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.
In high school at Hampton High School in Virginia, Michael played in three state championship games, winning two with the Crabbers.
Michael earned several awards during his high school career:
- Parade All American Honorable mention (Senior year)
- First team All State Kicker (Senior and Junior years)
- First team All Region Kicker (Senior and Junior years)
- First team All District Kicker (Senior and Junior years)
After his NFL career, Michael was involved in an online start up, iPlayers.net in 2005. This innovated site at the time took high school recruiting from “snail mail” to the internet. In 2007, the company was acquired by the Active Network in San Diego, CA. After working in the “corporate” world for a couple of years, Michael realized that one of his passions was helping athletes to leverage their sport for a college education.
Since that time, Michael founded the National Camp Series. This platform objectively measures kickers, punters and long snappers through statistics which takes out all subjectivity in the evaluation process.
TESTIMONIALS ON MICHAEL HUSTED
"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, San Diego, CA
"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