About the Author
Brett Arkelian is a record-setting college football specialist (tying the record for the longest punt in the FBS [eighty yards] in 2015) and a professional specialist coach. During his college career, he played for Fresno City College, Lincoln University, and the University of Tennessee at Martin (UTM), where he received his master’s in Secondary Education. After graduation, he taught World History to high schoolers before his love of football drew him back into the sport as a coach. He started his coaching career at UT Martin in West Tennessee. He has since spent seasons coaching C-USA East Champions Marshall Thundering Herd, then moving onto special teams roles at Rice University and Virginia Tech. He is currently the Special Teams Assistant Coach at UC Davis in Davis, CA.
At Virginia Tech, Arkelian helped Virginia's Tech's Special Teams become the #7 in nation in Special Teams Efficiency (ESPN) during the regular season. lead the nation and ACC in Punt Returner Total Yards - Tayvion Robinson (Regular Season), and coached the top Freshman Punter in the ACC Peter Moore (45.1 Yds. Avg.) JP Romo (17 FGs), & Patrick Mannelly Award Semi-Finalist (Top Snapper) Oscar Shadley.
Throughout his seven seasons of playing (and five years of coaching) high school and college football, including nearly every level of college football (JuCo, DII, and DI) and every position (placekicker, punter, kickoff specialist, and holder) he has seen and experienced the many different situations that specialists go through. This experience, combined with thousands of hours researching specialist techniques and practices, has led to the development of this manual, which provides a foundation on which all specialists can build.
About The Kicker's Bible
"This is not your ordinary kicking book, if there is one. This book comes from a young man who spent the last ten years of his life devoting all his energy, studies, and funds to this very subject: specialists and special teams.
Most kicking coaches will charge you four hundred dollars for a two-hour lesson, which may only cover a page or two of this book. I am giving you all my work, countless hours of the most up to date specialist techniques for almost a one-hundredth of that price."
BRETT ARKELIAN // AUTHOR
The Kicker's Bible a must have for specialists?
Throughout my playing and coaching career and thousands of hours of research on specialists at the highest level, I have learned that the mental effort you put into football is just as crucial as the physical effort. Strength and skill can make a specialist good at his sport, but the right mentality will make him great.
The Kicker's Bible details tried-and-true techniques to strengthen a specialist's physical and mental agility, including drills and workouts that exercise both the body and mind. This book will not only provide you with expert knowledge on how to train your body to perform at the best of its ability, but it will also teach you how to discipline your mind to expertly handle distractions, nervousness, and even failure.
By combining these elements with other topics that are not commonly touched on, such as first-hand advice from NFL players, the effects of weather, and recruiting tips, The Kicker's Bible will provide you with everything you need to find success as a specialist.