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2019 Kicking Camp

Saturday, June 9, 2019

CONTACT: Brandon Clayton
660.562.1627 | 660.562.1493 (fax)

Grades: 9-12
Registration: 9 a.m.

Time: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Lunch (available for purchase): 1-2 p.m.
Cost: $60 (before May 26)
$70 (after May 26)
Equipment rental available for $15

Registration is closed for 2018.

Northwest’s Special Teams have played an important role in the success of our program over the last 21 years. This camp will provide you an opportunity to work with two of the best instructors in the Midwest. Joel Mathews will work with the kickers and Kelly Goodburn will work with the punters.

Football Kick Off  Football Punter  Football Field Goal


Joel Mathews
Kicking Coach

Joel Mathews is the offensive coordinator and was the kicking coach at Fort Osage High School in Independence, MO. Joel has coached high school football for 13 years. Joel graduated from Northwest Missouri State in 2004. He was the starting punter at Northwest Missouri State and was a member of the team from 2000-2004.

Kelly Goodburn
Punting Coach

Kelly was a punter in the NFL for seven years from 1987-1993. During his professional career he played for the Kansas City Chiefs and Washington Redskins. He was the starting punter for the 1992 Super Bowl Champion Redskins. He played in a total of 85 games, and averaged 40 yards per punt. His collegiate career started at Iowa State University where he played four years for the Cyclones, and finished his college career at Emporia State University for one year. His son, Kyle Goodburn, was a 4-year starter from 2011 to 2014.

Camp Staff

The entire Northwest coaching staff will be working this camp with the specialty coaches and student-athletes.

Camp Schedule


10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

  • Stretching technique
  • Field goals
    • No-step kick
    • 1-step kick
    • Full-step kick
  • Kickoffs
    • 1-step kickoff
    • Full-step kick
    • Directional kickoff
    • Onside kickoff

1 - 2 p.m.

  • Lunch on your own

2 - 4 p.m.

  • Review technique
  • Questions
  • Competitions:
    • Accuracy (field goals)
    • Distance (kickoffs)

Items To Bring:

  • Soccer cleats
  • 2 footballs marked with school name
  • Kicking tee
  • Money for lunch


10 a.m.-1 p.m.

  • Stretch
  • Warm-up
  • Chart
  • Stance
  • Stepping pattern
  • Drop
  • Coffin corner
  • Rugby
  • Pooch punts

1 - 2 p.m.

  • Lunch on your own

2 - 4 p.m.

  • Stretch
  • Warm-up
  • Chart
  • Get offs
  • Competition
  • Hang time distance
  • Questions

Items To Bring:

  • 2 footballs marked with school name
  • Grass kicking shoes
  • Tennis shoes
  • Money for lunch