Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Monday, March 2, 2015

Meet Our New Snapping Coach: Former UCF Snapper Scott Teal

Scott Teal was a snapper for the University of Central Florida from 2012 - 2014.

How did you get involved in football and become a snapper?

In high school, my head coach proposed that I learn how to long snap because the senior long snapper, Chris Guido, was near graduation. I spent an off season learning from Chris and attending camps nearby in Orlando and across the southeast United States. My senior year of high school was my only playing experience as a long snapper prior to college.

What is the best advice you received as a snapper?

The best advice I have received as a long snapper is to have a short memory. As a long snapper, you are probably going to make a mistake at some point in your career. Mistakes should be used as a learning experiencem to understand why it happened and how you can correct it. You should never dwell on a bad play. Instead, look forward to the opportunity of the next play.

Why did you want to start coaching?

I started coaching because I want to help out younger kids learn how to long snap. I wish I had a coach to teach me how to long snap at an earlier age and I want to be able to do that for the kids seeking help.

What did you learn from your experience playing for University of Central Florida?

While at UCF, I learned how to take pride in my work. When I committed to investing physically and mentally into my work, or in this case long snapping, the results were very rewarding. Instead of only working and hoping for benefits, I learned to enjoy working and pushing my own limits.

What do you hope to teach All American Kicking students?

Every snapper’s technique is unique, and some things work for some that may not work for another. I want to teach All American Kicking students techniques that worked for me and that I still work to perfect, but more importantly I want to teach them the mentality and work ethic it takes to be a successful long snapper and student-athlete.

Tips with Nick: The Basics - Body Lean

Not sure whether to bend at the waist or how much lean you should put into the ball? Coach Nick Fleming's all new Tips with Nick addresses body lean and what you need to know when making a proper kick. Watch now!

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Tips with Nick: The Basics - Angle of Contact

Coach Nick Fleming outlines the basics of angle of attack and what it takes to achieve a successful kick. Watch him explain angle of attack and his other basic tips to help you improve. Click here for more Tips with Nick.

Friday, January 16, 2015

5 Questions with Former University of Central Florida Kicker Shawn Moffitt

All American Kicking Coach Shawn Moffitt works with students on Sunday afternoon.

All American Kicking is excited to welcome a student of our program and former University of Central Florida kicker, Shawn Moffitt, to our coaching staff. Moffitt is the all-time leader in points scored at UCF with 314, in addition to field goals made with 53. Moffitt holds several other school records, including the single season record for field goals made at 21 in 23 attempts. His 91.3% field goal percentage is also a school record. Moffitt brings four years of college experience as well as years of training with Coach Nick Fleming to the field, a unique combination he hopes will help the students he will be instructing in our Sunday afternoon sessions. 

What made you want to join All American Kicking as a coach after being a former student of the program?

All American Kicking gave me the tools to succeed at the high school level as well as the process to be looked at by almost every single college. I think All American Kicking is the best way for specialists to be looked at by trained former specialists. I want to be able to help kickers win the varsity spot and head to a great college to play football.

What have you learned by working with Coach Nick Fleming over the years?
Coach Nick has stressed consistency with my training over the years. We tweaked little things here and there when we needed to, but the consistent kicking two to three times a week helped me maintain a peak level. Coach Nick has also helped me with the mental aspect of kicking, including pressure, height, and operation time to give yourself the best chance at making it through those uprights.

What key tips will you hope you convey to students?

I want to convey not only the key tips that Coach Nick has taught me but also different tips I have learned during my four year campaign at the University of Central Florida. Key tips such as effort, enthusiasm, consistency, and a good work ethic.

What did you learn from playing at UCF that you want to share with your new students?
Being a specialist is the constant pursuit of the perfect rep. You can have a bad kick/play but you can never have a bad day, look towards the next rep and make it your best one yet.

With your time playing for UCF behind you now, what are your future plans?
I plan on being coached by Nick until pro day where I will hopefully get looked at by NFL teams; I will also try my hardest to coach the younger AAK guys.

To register to work with Coach Moffitt during our 8 to 1 player to coach ratio Sunday afternoon session, click here.