Coach Nolan and The Kickers Zone provides year around consulting to both the kicking specialist and their parents to help them navigate through the different phases that involve a kicking specialist’s and the journey of a specialist. Coach Nolan is recognized by his peers as one of the leading kicking specific coaches in the United States.
Whether you are trying to understand the college recruiting process, (both from a player standpoint, or as a parent) or what kicking camps to attend (and more importantly why) to managing your college career from your freshman to senior year, we can offer experience and guidance that is needed in order to understand the dynamics around how the kicking specialists are recruited.
Coach Nolan has over 40 years of experience in the high school recruiting industry, and is only one of two national kicking coaches who can state “we have taken our sons to the highest levels of kicking and punting” so as parents we know exactly the issues faced by both kicking specialists and their parents. In addition we have also helped over 900 kickers in EVERY Division (and in ALL FBS schools) make the transition from the High School Student Athlete to College Student Athlete
Coach Nolan is the only National Kicking coach to have written a book on the kicking and recruiting game entitled; “The Journey-What Every Kicking Specialists and Their Parents Need to Know”.
Coach Nolan also has been credited with developing and designing many of the top kicking and punting drill exercises used by nearly all high school, college and NFL specialists, and developed along with Mr. Alvis Vaughan (Mr. Universe 2015 and 2016) a kicking and punting specific training manual (in its 30th year) which offers daily kicking, punting and strength conditioning exercises.
Coach Nolan is also the inventor of PuntGolfTM the game played each week by high school and college kickers throughout football fields in the United States.
Having trained kicking specialists and trying to manage the expectations of BOTH the kicker and their parents is not an easy road for many kicking coaches especially if they have not been though it with their own children.
Some of the dangers of NOT knowing about the world of kicking scholarships can cost a parent thousands of dollars, a lot of frustrations with special team’s college coaches and their “process” and what to believe and not to believe!
Finding the best school may not mean the BIGGEST school in terms of ones “playing career” as opposed to the best school academically and many times the kicking specialists does not even know what is out there in terms of who is offering and why and is where we come in to assist. Going through the “We are offering a scholarship in the year of 20XX” just come to our camp” is not just that simple.
Websites promising instant D1 offers or knowing they all have a huge database of coaches who will be willing to speak with a specialist is not that simple, and many times is not the best solution, especially if the solution is going to cost thousands of dollars.
Relying SOLELY on the Kicking Coaching ranking gods can be a dangerous way to go especially which we discuss and in our consulting engagements.
Being one of the 2 per cent who receive a college football kicking scholarship (and more importantly KEEPING IT) requires a tremendous amount of research and effort and one not many kicking coaches know how to do! Certainly, a high school kid and their parents don’t.
Our consulting engagement starts with a free 30-minute discussion, and from there we tailor a program based on your academic needs, and playing levels
We also dive very deep into what we call the “Eye Chart” and help the specialist with their social media and game film set up outside of the traditional Hudl, YouTube and help provide analytics through a great partnership we have.
We also provide how to manage your time both on and off the field especially when it comes to understanding the demands of an athletic who is on scholarship, or a Preferred Walk On and even a Walk On.
We have found that no matter what level you are currently, the rules and commitment has changed as the coaches and the game has changed. Not being aware of these changes is something to not take lightly.
Coach Nolan consulting engagements include:
- High School, College and NFL/CFL Pro Strategies
- An Honest and Fair Assessment (setting Expectations)
- Pre-Post Game Preparation
- In season and out of season specific training