Why choose instructional kicking sessions?

Most kickers make a mistake by focusing too much on competition and not enough on their skill development. - competition with themselves. In order to fulfill your kicking potential, you have to keep improving your kicking skills every time that you kick, all year around. Staying the same means that you are moving backwards in relation to your competitors who are improving 

A kicking coach who has played in high school and in college who is experienced and passionate in teaching can guide you and answer any questions that you will have along the way. You want to find a local kicking coach who has attended college kicking camps, showcase/competition kicking camps, and instructional camps to share their knowledge and skills and to prepare you for the next level. You need a kicking coach that will be able to provide year round coaching and support. I provide coaching and support in the Seattle, and King County area in Washington State. 

ERNESTO LACAYO XFL SEATTLE DRAGONS KICKER & JOSHUA VILLARINO 2020

JOSHUA VILLARINO & RUSSELL WILSON 2018

I have been trained, mentored, and coached by one of the all-time best NFL kickers in history who played in the NFL for 23 years, Coach John Carney at the Carney Training Facility in San Diego, CA. This opportunity gave me a way to give back to my community and share my personal training, kicking skills, and knowledge with any aspiring kicking specialists.

So, are you an aspiring kicker and punter? Are you ready to learn? Then you need to take advantage of my kicking and punting sessions. No experience needed, but the willingness to learn.


Once you click the submit button below you will see my current available openings.

Please select the date, time and follow the rest of the prompts.

After registering for a session, you'll receive a confirmation email from me on your first session.

You can book any days between May 13th to August 3th for the summer sessions, and December 19th to January 9th for the winter sessions.

You may scan the QR code and download my mobile app anytime to have access to me on your phone.

Here's how to get started:

"The Art of Kicking"

Written and taught by Coach John Carney

There are Six Pillars of Success

  • The Right Mechanics
  • Mental Game
  • Strength and Conditioning for specialists
  • Proven Routines
  • The Kicker Toolbox
  • Psychology of a Champion

My private 1-on-1 kicking sessions provides each students a personalized kicking environment with emphasis on the proper fundamentals and techniques of kicking field goals, kickoffs, onside kicks, and traditional punts. We will go over a lesson plan together to find your kicking style and help you with a game plan for pre-routine stretching, kicking mechanics, strength & conditioning, kicking routines, mental game, and nutrition. These tools are some of the fundamentals of the  Six Pillars of Success.

The biggest benefit is you will be learning from a nationally ranked kicker and punter who played in high school and at the college level who truly cares and is passionate in helping you and others to improve & succeed!.

PLACE KICKING

Working consistent swings, hitting your A-ball and drills to help improve FG range and confidence!

Tee's

  • 2 Inch Block
  • 1 Inch Block
  • 1/2 Inch Block

Field Goals can cause a lot of chaos and stress. At the Professional and College level, they can cause very talented specialists there jobs with just one kick. Working on the basics and fundamentals of place kicking is what will make your whole kicking operation consistent and smoother. Drill work, Drill Work, and Drill Work! Together we will work on specific drills for each student to improve your natural style of kicking and tweaking the spots that need improvement. Remember trust yourself and don’t over think too much!

KICKOFF

Getting power and distance with consistently following through with your kick!

Kickoff’s are one of those things where lots of kickers tend not to practice or even have time to do. Usually you’ll see kickers kick the Field Goal then run and get there tee without having any dry swings or small reps. Pre Game & Halftime is usually the only time in a game for you to get a couple reps in. That’s why I emphasize on the amount of good reps we do! I assist you on small drills that will improve and make kickoff’s a breeze. That way you won’t feel rushed or the need to panic during a game situation.

PUNTING

Implement "Drop Drills" focusing on good ball contact and flexibility! 

Punting is a very hard skill to master. That’s why we first work on your mechanics. You can do a lot of really cool things with punting such as downing punts, directional, rugby style, and many more. It all starts with your hands. Simple catching drills that a receiver typically goes through on a daily basis, we will implement into our training! Punting can become second nature with lots and lots of reps. Hitting a perfect spiral will be challenging, but if you stay true to your swing and style. Punting is made easy.


HOLDING SESSIONS

PRE GAME ROUTINE

What is a good pre-game routine?

Pregame preparation starts the day before a game. You should go to bed early the evening before a game in order to ensure you get plenty of rest. If our players have a 2 p.m. game start, then their sleep curfew is 9:30 p.m. the night before. Don't overlook this important part of pre-game preparation.



Main Benefits of Instructional Kicking Sessions

Learn from a nationally ranked kicker and punter who has played at the high school and college level.

Ranked #7 as a Kicker and #5 as a Punter Class of 2020 in Washington State as of October of 2019.

1. Work Ethic

In order to be a well developed specialists, you must "want" to do the lonely work. Working on the days you feel lazy.

2. Proper Technique 

Learning the Foundation of each technique will help increase your natural style of kicking to the next stage.

3. Developing Good Habits

Starting to develop good habits now will decrease the chance of bad reps and more efficient reps while kicking.

4. Endurance

Maintaining your body is a huge part of kicking! Not only your legs need the strength but your core and upper body. Training your body to not get tired will make you stand out from everyone else. 

Coach Villarino

Youth Kicking and Punting Coach

About Me.

My Goal with each student is to provide 1 on 1 private instructions emphasizing on all 3 Main stages of Special Teams. Place Kicking, Kickoff, and Punting. While also offering Holding sessions, I spend time watching film and critiquing on the spot with my students. Providing proper warm up routines and developing good habits. I'm currently a college sophomore playing for Culver-Stockton College in Canton, Missouri graduating in 2024. I want to give back to my community and to the many aspiring kicking specialists."

They Say

JP H.

14 years old Student Kicker Class of 2024

Training with Josh has given me a phenomenal base to be a kicker. Josh taught me kicking drills and essential fundamentals that have allowed me to go further with my kicking than I thought possible. While I am still very new at kicking, I maintain a weekly practice routine, and now have been able to teach some of teammates the skills Josh taught me. I look forward to sending many more days learning from Josh.

Ben

10 years old Student Punter

It was so nice to meet you and Josh as well!  Thanks so much for sharing his training video—it is great!

 

Trent really enjoyed himself.  I feel so lucky to have stumbled across Josh’s website.  On the way home I asked Trent if he had fun and it was a definite “yes!”  I asked him the best part and he said “having such a great coach!”  That is so awesome.

 

I hope you have a great weekend.  We will definitely be back.

 

Thanks, again.

Laurie

So, are you an aspiring kicker and punter? Are you ready to learn? Then you need to take advantage of my kicking and punting sessions. No experience needed, but the willingness to learn.


Once you click the submit button below you will see my current available openings.

Please select the date, time and follow the rest of the prompts.

After registering for a session, you'll receive a confirmation email from me on your first session.

You can book any days between May 13th to August 3th for the summer sessions, and December 19th to January 9th for the winter sessions.

You may scan the QR code and download my mobile app anytime to have access to me on your phone.