Over the course of the last 10 years, I have been very fortunate to have trained with, competed against, and studied film with some of the best kickers in the world! My knowledge of kicking has also come from a collaboration of my experiences. I have had many ups and downs during my kicking career. The ability for me to share the experiences I have gone through and had to overcome are probably my greatest asset as a coach. The basic principles and fundamentals of kicking that I talked about earlier are taken from many of the best kickers in both college and the NFL that I have seen and had the privilege to work with. I take notes in studying what each successful kicker does and has in common. I’ve also worked with eight different kicking coaches over the course of my career; so needless to say, I have seen many viewpoints. My biggest mentor and the person I credit the most for my knowledge of kicking is Ignacio “Nacho” Brache. Nacho was a great kicker at the University of California and went on to have a Pro career in the AFL. Nacho’s comprehension of kicking and punting is beyond anyone I’ve ever been around while his character and teaching style has helped shape me as an athlete and as a person.