Montana Lawyers Help Young Athletes Kick Their Way to Success

Great Falls, Montana, has a tradition of producing college and professional football kickers. One such legacy is personal injury lawyer Anders Blewett of Hoyt & Blewett PLLC. Anders kicked field goals for the local high school with his brother, Drew, as his holder, and both went on to play NCAA college football and practice personal injury law.

On the appeal of kicking, Anders explains that, “Kicking helps young athletes learn important life lessons about diligence and overcoming their fears.  To be a good kicker you have to trust yourself, learn to let go, and tolerate uncertainty. Few things are more exhilarating than running onto the field and putting it all on the line with a last minute field goal.”

To carry on the tradition, the Blewett brothers started Blewett Kicking Camp. Drew and Anders Blewett serve as the camp’s coaches. They teach and demonstrate the fundamental techniques of football’s kicking game including field goal kicking, punting, and kick-offs. Demonstrations and individualized attention help the campers improve their skills. Forty young athletes attend each of the camp’s weeklong  sessions on a first come, first served basis to allow the coaches to give each camper one-on-one attention.

“Kicking footballs is something that kids love to do but few coaches know much about it. We strive to put kicking on the radar of these kids at an early age and open their eyes to the opportunities that exist in the kicking game. It is very satisfying to help young athletes learn the proper kicking form and encourage them to set goals for themselves. Over the course of our camp sessions we often see significant improvements, which really makes it all worthwhile,” says Drew.

Hundreds of young athletes have attended Blewett Kicking Camp and several have gone on to become varsity high school kickers around Montana and earn state-wide recognition and college scholarships.

At the end of the day, the Blewett brothers run the camp to pay it forward. “Growing up we had many folks help us out along the way and we feel compelled to do the same. Our camp is a rewarding way to give back to the community and help kids discover talents that might have otherwise gone unnoticed,” explains Anders.

The 8th Annual Blewett Kicking Camp kicks off on June 19!

Posted on June 13, 2013 at 9:37 pm in Community Outreach, General by kloiacono - RSS 2.0

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