Coach Zauner Offers Expanded 'Coaching The Coaches' Clinics

Article from: PRWEB

Article date: December 11, 2008

Special Teams and Kicking Consultant Coach Gary Zauner has expanded his 'Coaching the Coaches' consulting service in an effort to assist individuals coaching kicking specialists.

Special Teams and Kicking Consultant Coach Gary Zauner has expanded his 'Coaching the Coaches' consulting service in an effort to assist individuals coaching kicking specialists.

"Over the years, numerous Special Teams Coaches have told me they would like to acquire the skills necessary to develop their kicking specialists and kicking strategy to their top level," says Zauner. "But many," he adds, "have said it is frustrating to find someone who actually has the skills to help them become better coaches."

According to Zauner, the depth of the skills, fundamentals and strategies presented in the 'Coaching the Coaches' Clinics will assist coaches in training their kicking specialists and enhance how they implement their kicking game.

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Zauner should know what it takes to make a good coach. He spent 13 years in the NFL with the Vikings, Ravens and Cardinals as a Special Teams Coordinator working with Head Coach Dennis Green and Head Coach Brian Billick.

During that time he worked with a number of kickers who set NFL records including Fuad Reveiz's 31 consecutive field goals; Gary Anderson's 40 consecutive field goals for a perfect season; and Mitch Berger's 40 kickoff touchbacks. In addition, with the Baltimore Ravens, my field goal block unit made a 107 yard field goal return to set a NFL record.

Early in his career, Zauner had the honor of being the 1st full time Special Teams Coach in NCAA history, having been hired by Doug Scovil at San Diego State in 1980. During his 11 years as a college Special Teams Coach, he worked for two of the all time great coaches, LaVell Edwards and George Allen.

Later, as a kicking consultant, he was been hired by some of the all time great NFL Coaches including Dick Vermeil, Mike Ditka, Marty Schottenheimer, Dan Reeves, Tom Flores and George Seifert.

Zauner says he wants to bring his years of experience and knowledge to other kicking coaches who are still active in the game. Coaches like Head Coach Jim Tressel of Ohio State and Head Coach Kyle Whittingham of the University of Utah, who in the Spring of 2008 sent their coaches in charge of their kicking specialists to Fountain Hills, Arizona for Zauner's One on One Coaching Clinic.

Zauner says in his 'Coaching the Coaches' Clinics these coaches learned how to video tape to analyze and evaluate their kicking specialists techniques, and they gained a better grasp on fundamentals, specific drills and how to properly coach and train their kicking specialists.

Zauner says 'Coaching a Coach' is a win-win situation for both the coach and the kicking specialists. A fact often overlooked by the coaches, but according to Zauner, not by the kicker.

"Many kickers have told me they wish their coach knew more about training them," says Zauner. "These Coaching Clinics are designed to help coaches get the most out of their kicking specialists, as well as the most out of their kicking game strategy."

As a Kicking Consultant working in Arizona, Zauner is currently consulting some of the top NFL, college and high school kicking talent around the country.

In his One on One Kicking Lessons Zauner has recently worked with Jon Ryan (Seattle Seahawks), Mitch Berger (Pittsburgh Steelers), Rian Lindell (Buffalo Bills), Sebastian Janikowski (Oakland Raiders), Garrett Hartley (New Orleans Saints), Brett Kern (Denver Broncos) and Tyler Schmitt (Seattle Seahawks).

In fact, Jon Ryan of the Seattle Seahawks recently said in a testimonial for Zauner, "Coach Zauner has probably taught me more in the last 2 days than I've learned from any other coach in 2 or 3 years."

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