Zauner still involved with kicking camp

Former Vikings special teams coach Gary Zauner is continuing his work with younger kickers and punter with his 36th annual kicking camp in June.

Former Vikings special teams coach Gary Zauner has coached 19 punters, kickers and long snappers into Pro Bowls during his 13 years in the NFL with the Vikings, Ravens and Cardinals. Next month, he will be hosting a kicking camp for youngsters looking to be the next star special teams player.

Zauner will be hosting his annual kicking camp – now in its 36th year – June 27-29 in River Falls, Wis. The camp began in the mid-1970s and is believed to be the first kicking camp of its kind. The camp is coordinated by Wisconsin-River Falls head coach John O'Grady and will not only feature Zauner, but kicker Garrett Hartley of the New Orleans Saints, punter Jon Ryan of the Green Bay Packers and Seattle Seahawks, and former Vikings long snapper Mike Morris.

The camp is geared toward high school and junior high school specialists and will highlight improving technique in one-on-one instruction as well as daily competitions. The cost of the three-day camp is $330 and includes meals and lodging. For more information about the camp, interested parties can go to the following website for more information:

Those looking to register for the camp can e-mail O'Grady at or call 800-228-5613. A $50 deposit is required with registration.

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