After training with West Coast Kicking Academy for 6 years, I became a High School 1st Team All-American my senior year at Corona Del Mar High School, connecting on a state record 22 FG’s and helping our team win a CIF championship at Angel Stadium.
It was the only year I was able to to play Varsity Football and was fortunate to play on a good team with caring coaches. I didn’t know what to expect, but the year turned out to be better than I could have imagined! In the first game, I connected on a 52 yard FG, a couple weeks later, I made 4 Fg’s against our crosstown rival. As the season progressed, a steady confidence came over me, I knew the field goal would be good before I even kicked the ball. At one point connecting on 16 straight FG’s.
It season wasn’t all perfect however, there were some hurdles to overcome. During a short stretch midway through the season, I went into a slump and missed a few kicks. Fortunately, I had coaches and teammates that were positive and uplifting. I remembered to go back to the basics and trust the technique that I had worked on with West Coast Kicking Academy. Back in rhythm during the playoffs, my season was capped off by making a 42 yard FG in the CIF Final at Angel Stadium. I’ll never forget that experience. Most importantly, we won the game!
Being selected All-American was a dream that I never would have thought possible and an honor that will stay with me forever. It’s very humbling.
I owe a great deal of my success to the years of training with West Coast Kicking Academy. You will not find coaches who care about you not just as an athlete, but an everyday person, more than Brad Bohn and his staff, full of college and NFL experience as well. They not only improved my technique and skills of becoming a better kicker, they have led me to become a better person. They've prepared me for not just to succeed on the football field, but succeed in all aspects of life. Having trained with Brad Bohn and his staff at the camp, I've come to trust their technique and work ethic they've taught me and used it on and off the field.
Griff Amies (2012 High School All American)