Summer 2018 Kicking & Snapping Showcase
Summer 2018 Kicking & Snapping Showcase
Saturday, May 26, 2018
Calvary Christian Academy | Ft Lauderdale, FL
CLICK HERE for the event recap from recruiting analyst Larry Blustein
Overall Camp Kicking Champion – Tyler Waxman (West Broward HS, FL)
Overall Camp Punting Champion –Joshua Mendoza (JUCO Transfer)
Overall Camp Snapping Champion – Frank Melgarejo (Amer. Heritage- Plantation, FL)
Underclassmen Snapping Champion – Grady Idzinski (Seminole HS – Seminole, FL)
2019 Kicking Champion – Tyler Waxman (West Broward HS, FL)
2019 Kicking 2nd Place – Derek McCormick (Port Charlotte HS, FL)
2019 Kicking 3rd Place – Kyle McBride (Satellite HS, FL)
2019 Punting Champion – Tyler Waxman (West Broward HS, FL)
2019 Punting 2nd Place – Derek McCormick (Port Charlotte HS, FL)
2019 Punting 3rd Place – Braden Dick (Vero Beach HS, FL)
2019 Long Snapping Champion –Frank Melgarejo (Amer. Heritage- Plantation, FL)
2020 Kicking Champion – Hristos Kommatas (Cardinal Gibbons HS, FL)
2020 Kicking 2nd Place – Nick Herber (Gulf Coast HS, FL)
2020 Kicking 3rd Place (tie)– Kylan Mattiucci (Leesburg HS, FL)
2020 Kicking 3rd Place (tie)– Ricky Abood (Community School Naples, FL)
2020 Punting Champion – Blake Otto (Community School Naples, FL)
2020 Punting 2nd Place – Nick Herber (Gulf Coast HS, FL)
2021 Kicking Champion – Joshua Lopes (Doral Academy, FL)
2021 Kicking 2nd Place – Ivan Shuran (Benedictine HS, OH)
2021 Kicking 3rd Place – Andrew Daly (Lake Wales HS, FL)
2021 Punting Champion – Ivan Shuran (Benedictine HS, OH)
2021 Punting 2nd Place – Andrew Daly (Lake Wales HS, FL)
2022 Kicking Champion – Will Bettridge (FL)
2022 Kicking 2nd Place – Dean Gordon (FL)
2022 Kicking 3rd Place – Colton Castillo (FL)
2022 Punting Champion – Dean Gordon (FL)
2022 Punting 2nd Place – Will Bettridge (FL)
Youth Kicking Champion – Jackson Fain (West Shore MS, FL)
Youth Punting Champion – Jackson Fain (West Shore MS, FL)
Dozens of Scholarships Signed Each Year!
(by athletes who attend Kornblue Kicking events)
Q. Which event put Eddy Pineiro on the map?
A. The Kornblue Showcase. Before Eddy received scholarship offers from Florida, Alabama, Georgia, & Miami, he needed a stage to showcase his talent. He had never kicked a FG in a game. At the Spring 2015 Kornblue Showcase, Eddy blasted an 86 yard kickoff and hit a 71 yard FG off the crossbar. Because we capture HD video of every kick, punt, and snap at the event, coaches were able to SEE what Eddy was capable of.
Q. Andrew Lunsford never played HS football. How did he receive full scholarship offers from several FCS & D2 schools?
A. The Kornblue Showcase. A longtime soccer player & track star, Andrew started his football kicking career after his senior season of high school. Despite never playing a down of high school football, Andrew performed well enough at a Kornblue Showcase event to impress several coaches with the video from the event.
Q. Kyle Brindza was offered scholarships from several D1 schools. Notre Dame & Michigan offered him the opportunity to leave high school after his junior year to play for them. How did that happen?
A. The Kornblue Showcase. Despite the fact that Kyle attended nearly every Fab 50 Camp we offered in his area, Kyle demonstrated his best numbers at our Kornblue Showcase event. The numbers and video from the event are what convinced coaches that he was as good as advertised.
Q. Justin DuVernois was offered multiple scholarships before he ever started a high school game. Which camp earned him national recognition?
A. The Kornblue Showcase. Justin played for one of the nation’s top high school programs at St. Thomas Aquinas in South Florida. He had Division 1 talent but was playing behind one of the nation’s top prospects (Michael Palardy – NFL punter). Justin performed well enough at the Spring 2010 Kornblue Showcase to earn a spot in our Fab 50 as the #2 ranked punter in the nation. Within months, he received scholarship offers from Illinois and Kansas before he had ever started a high school game.
Q. Jack Griffin didn’t kick during his senior season because of a fractured back. Which event helped him earn a full scholarship to FIU?
A. The Kornblue Showcase. In our inaugural event in Fall 2007, Jack made a 60 yard FG in competition to showcase his ability as a high school junior. Jack performed well at several other national kicking combines but wasn’t fairly ranked or promoted. Despite his injury, we kept him ranked in our top 5. Jack went on to become a Sports Illustrated All American and the all-time leading scorer at FIU.
If you can only attend one of our exposure events this year, this is the one!
Those who perform the best at our Kornblue Showcase & Fab 50 camps are recognized in the Fab 50 National Rankings. The Fab 50 is actively promoted to college coaches and annually helps dozens of kickers, punters, and snappers receive college scholarships.
The training and exposure we provide produces many of the nation’s top recruits every year. Kornblue Kicking-trained athletes have received scholarships to every major Division 1 conference in the country. The athletes we’ve trained have been selected to the nation’s top all star games, including the Under Armour All-American Game, the U.S. Army All-American Game, & several others. Additionally, analysts with the recruiting industry’s most prominent sites regularly use our recommendations to identify the top kicking, punting, and snapping prospects.
Results from this event are posted on Scout.com’s national recruiting page. Click here to view the link to the Scout.com summary.
Maximize your opportunity for college scholarships by competing in this recruiting/exposure event! This is a competition-only event. Competing in this event is the single best way to showcase your ability for the chance to be ranked for the first time or improve your spot in the Fab 50 National Rankings. Kick, punt, or snap in ideal conditions…warm weather on a turf field.
College coaches rely heavily on video footage to evaluate scholarship potential. At every Kornblue Showcase event, PSI Videos will professionally film every FG, punt, kickoff, & long snap. If you perform well, you will have high-definition YouTube footage to present to colleges and universities. CLICK HERE to view sample Kornblue Showcase YouTube video
Pre-purchase an individual video of your performance which will be uploaded to YouTube for $100. (YouTube video must be purchased prior to event)
LOCATION OF EVENT:
Calvary Christian Academy
2401 W Cypress Creek Rd
Ft Lauderdale, FL 33309
WHAT TO BRING:
If you have already registered or plan on registering for this event, here is what you need to bring with you:
1) Holder & Tees
2) Footballs to use for warming up (during competition, all athletes will use Wilson 1001 footballs provided by Kornblue Kicking)
3) Water, Gatorade, snacks, etc. but there will be some food/drinks for sale at the event
COLLEGE COACHES: Send us an email or call to receive more detailed info about any specific athlete (typical response time: within 24 hours)
(561) 702-0203 or email@example.com
Similarities between the Kornblue Showcase & the NFL Combine? Read here what an NFL coach had to say.
Regrettably, refunds are not available under any circumstances. You may, however, transfer your camp fee to another event within one year.
One KICKING CHAMPION, one PUNTING CHAMPION, & one SNAPPING CHAMPION will be named for each grade level (youth, freshmen, sophomores, juniors, seniors, college/JUCO).
The KICKING CHAMPION will be crowned based on the combination of FG and Kickoff points. Punting and kickoffs will be charted first. Field goals will be the last event.
First, all kickers will be charted on five kickoffs. The best four will be scored. Hangtime will not be factored into the scoring, but will be charted for recruiting purposes.
A kick between 50-59 yards = 1 point
A kick between 60-69 yards = 2 points
A kick between 70-79 yards = 3 points
A kick of 80+ yards = 4 points
The field goal competition will be double elimination. Every kicker will start with a PAT with a snap and hold. Thereafter, kicks will be attempted alternating left and right hash. The order is 30 – LH, 30 – RH, 40 – LH, 40 – RH, etc. Kickers move on to the next attempt until they have missed twice. Each made kick = 1 point.
The kickoff and field goal points will be added. The kicker with the highest point total in each grade level will be named “kicking champion.”
The PUNTING CHAMPION is determined by the combination of distance and hangtime. Distance is measured from the line of scrimmage, NOT where the punter kicks the ball. Punters are lined up 14 yards behind the line of scrimmage. 8 punts will be recorded. The hangtime is multiplied by 10 and added to the distance for each kick. The points for each kick are added for the total score. (i.e. A punt has a hangtime of 3.9 seconds with a distance of 60 yards. The points for that kick would be (10 x 3.9) + 60 = 99. Punters with the top 10 point totals will advance to a final round and punt 5 more each. The punter with the highest overall point total in each grade level will be named the “Punting Champion.”
The LONG SNAPPING CHAMPIONS are determined by a point system which combines accuracy and velocity and includes post snap responsibilities. CLICK HERE to see snapping rules.