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“I highly recommend KickNation to all kickers, punters and long snappers who are wanting to take their skills to another level. I’ve observed Chris Shaw and Aaron King doing an amazing job teaching and nurturing kids of all ages and at all skill levels and I’ve found both to be extremely knowledgeable in each segment of the kicking game. In today’s college sports landscape, it is difficult for specialists to be properly evaluated and gain exposure to schools because of time restraints. Chris Shaw has a proven track record as a consultant to many of the top football programs. He spoke highly of our son to Texas Tech and his recommendation along with video shot from a private lesson with Chris landed our son a preferred walk on opportunity. The KickNation and SnapNation programs are well worth the money and time invested!”

Proud Parent
WK Brenner



Texas Tech University

“It is amazing how one person can have such a great impact on a young man’s life. But, that’s exactly what happened after Ben spent his first three days training with Coach Chris. Ben had a “eureka” moment. What followed was an ongoing relationship between a coach and a young man that fostered a transition from an elite soccer player who kicked adjunctively, to a focused football specialist who became a bona fide candidate to kick at an FBS-level program. Coach Chris guided Ben’s approach to diet, strength and conditioning, training routine, and the mental aspects of the game. Ben was a good kicker and was being noticed by programs around the country following his sophomore and junior seasons. Coach Chris took that raw talent and tweaked, refined and strengthened it and Ben took an already good game to a whole new level. Ben’s distance and confidence improved dramatically. While he had garnered All-State, All-Texas, All-District, All-County, and All-Greater Houston recognition throughout his three year varsity career, all of us were stunned when Ben was named to the U. S. Army All-American team his senior season.

Ben would not have received that recognition had he not been mentored by Coach Chris. Now, Ben gets to take all that he has learned, and will continue to learn from Coach Chris in the coming years, to one of the most storied and successful BCS programs in the country when he leaves for Austin to attend the University of Texas and become a member of the Longhorn football team.

Coach Chris has an uncanny ability to connect with young men at a level they can relate to, and get the absolute best out of them. He focuses on the whole person, not just the athlete. His follow-up and commitment to those he coaches and their families is particularly noteworthy. We are extremely grateful for his influence, not just on Ben, but on our entire family. “

Proud Parents
Michael K. Pruitt, Esq., FACHE
Dr. Renee M. Pruitt
The Woodlands, TX



Texas University

“I would like to highly recommend Coach Chris Shaw and KICKNATION. We are located in Brownwood, TX. Being 2-3 hours from major cities and my son also playing wide receiver and backup QB, our time to get to high level special teams coaches was difficult. Coach Chris even came to us in Brownwood for private training. This personal touch was greatly appreciated and created a strong bond as not only player to coach but also friends. Coach Chris’s knowledge of the fundamentals of the kicking game helped my son develop the consistency that set him apart from some other highly ranked kickers. Coach Sean Snyder at Kansas State stated that it was this consistency that led him to offer a full ride to Kansas State to Matthew. Right now, my son is practicing to represent Team USA in the USA vs the World game and realize one of his goals. Another goal of playing D1 football will soon be realized as he is working hard to earn the starting spot, even as a freshman. Thank you again Chris for helping Matthew and being not only a great coach but also a friend.”

Take care and God Bless!

Proud Parent
Steven McCrane



Kansas State Wildcats
1st Team BIG-12 All-Conference Kicker
Lou Groza Semifinalist
Texas Tech Record Holder

“I want to thank you for working with Ryan. He has developed into a much better kicker during the time he has spent working with you. Your attention to detail in all aspects of kicking has led to his marked improvement. I look forward to seeing Ryan’s continued progress as he trains with you while he is a member of the Texas Tech Red Raiders. Talk to you soon.”

Proud Parent
Bobby Bustin



Texas Tech University
BIG-12 All-Conference
Lou Groza Semifinalist
Texas Tech Record Holder

We would like to commend you on an excellent program that you provide to kickers in the area. Regardless of the number of kickers involved in any session you are able to find a way to make sure that each individual benefits regardless of their skill level and the skill level of the other attendees. Your camps are always well organized and staffed making the time and money spent more than worthwhile. These venues allowed Drew to compete against the top specialists in the country and helped him understand the level of excellence he needed to achieve to be able to advance to the next level of competition.

We also appreciate you working with us to provide a coach to work with Drew at his convenience. Since he is a multi-sport athlete it is often difficult to attend scheduled group sessions. Regardless of whether Drew works you or one of your coaches, KICKNATION, is always very responsive to address his specific needs while still improving his overall technique and confidence level.

You and your organization are unmatched in the interest you take in your kickers. Even though you are involved with a large number of athletes you always take the time to know what is happening with the individuals and manage to keep in touch, provide guidance and communicate KICKNATION opportunities without the standard “sales” pitch to only promote your sponsored venues. It is very apparent that you truly care about each athlete as an individual and are interested in each of their successes now and in the future. We will appreciate your involvement with Drew and our family for many years to come.”

Proud Parents
Hobert and Terri Brown



University of Nebraska
All BIG-10
Lou Groza Semifinalist
Nebraska Record Holder
NFL Combine

“Our son has worked with Chris Shaw for four years. He has come from an awesome soccer style kicker to a refined collage ready combo kicker, earning all-district 1st team his senior year of high school football. Chris stresses how important it is to get proper training, and the passion must come from the kicker and not the parents. Chris’ coaching style will not only get his kickers mentally and physically to the elite level, but protect them from repetitious injury. His structured game preparation, pre-game routine, and game focus made several solid game performances for our son. I will tell you he is a great kicking coach. He has immense pro network and knowledge, and implements it to his kickers to get results. The essential fundamentals, drills and developed builds a solid foundation. There are a lot of coaches out there that talk a good game, but Chris is very fundamentally and mechanically sound in his teaching and coaching. Thank you Chris!”

Proud Parents
Rob & Krista Sackett



University of South Florida
2x Lou Groza Semifinalist
All-Conference Kicker

My son has been with KN since his 7th grade year and now he is in college
 kicking for a D1 university.  The reason we have been with KN so long is
 that they care about developing my son into a man as well as kicker/punter.
 They have great attention to detail in the mental development as well in the
 physical development of your specialist.  The level of instruction is so
 personal, and everything they do has a purpose.  Because of KN, my son kicks 
with confidence and understands what to adjust in his technique to optimize
 his results during games.  The KN network is also outstanding if you are 
looking to kick after high school as they take an active role ensuring your
 specialist is the best fit with the college coaching staff. 


Proud Parent
Brian Gilmore



University of North Texas
Allen High School

“Referred to KICKNATION by a teammate, my son started 7th grade long snapping with one hand, and Chris developed him into a top-level snapper who, at the end of his junior year, was offered a full ride to a D1 university. Chris and his team are consistent, fair, direct, and effective—simply stated…just good people. Chris explains the process and interacts with parents to enhance understanding—start to finish. I would do it all over again if I could. Put in the time and effort—you won’t be disappointed.”

Proud Parent
Mike Boyte



Allen High School
Long Snapper

“Chris Shaw and the entire KICKNATION coaching staff was Integral in my sons development. We worked with all the big “National groups” before connecting with Chris. I found him to be the best individual coach in the kicking Network. My son Brice consistently got better while working with Chris and he was taught multiple ways to analyze his own performance and correct his mistakes on his own. By his senior year Brice had nine division one offers and multiple division two opportunities as well. He is now the starting kicker at the United States Air Force Academy and we’re proud to call KICKNATION family.

Proud Parent
Ken Honaker



United States Air Force Academy

“Chris and his staff were an instrumental staple in Haden’s and Mason’s career in football. Their positive attitude and support rubbed off on my sons. This is what prepared them both to remain emotionally tough for game day. We have known Chris well over 15 years when Haden and Mason started to work with him at the very young age of seven and eight years old – when Chris started his coaching career with KickNation. Even though Haden and Mason were my son’s, Chris noticed their focus and natural ability for such a young age. Chris’ knowledge in the science of kicking is unparalleled in our industry just by the way he can connect emotionally with his kicking students. Coming from a small 3A Texas high school, my boys knew that it would benefit the Team to be a developed kicker/punter. The work began at a very young age through sleet, snow, and very hot sunny Texas days with Chris at KickNation camps. Haden and Mason continued their career with Chris until they graduated college with successful kicking careers. Chris is quick to notice perfections and inefficiencies in their style from year to year as their growing bodies change – thinking out of the box. He is a great communicator for all ages while making it fun, competitive and challenging. Chris’s KickNation team will definitely improve your game to get you to “Your Final Stage”. If you are committed, KickNation will be committed to you!”

Proud Parents
Jeff & Terri Tobola



Rice University
Record Setting Kicker 91% FG Kicker
ALL Conference Kicker



University of Houston
Punter & Tight End