Kicking1on1 Camp Counselors
While Kicking1on1's primary model is private, personal, 1 on 1 instruction, we do host summer camps to foster camaraderie, encourage competition, and build relationships between our players in an instructional setting.
In order to maintain continuity of training, technique, and instruction, Kicking1on1's camp counselors are current collegiate players who have all trained for years under Kicking1on1's methods, training regime, and philosophy.
Coach Conrad Ukropina - Stanford Kicker/Punter
Slated to start at placekicker for Stanford in 2015, Coach Conrad started training with Kicking1on1 in the fall of 2010 and has been a camp counselor since 2013. After a brilliant high school career at Loyola High School in Los Angeles (also the High School Alma Mater of Coach Mike MacGillivray and Coach Paul Stonehouse) as both a punter and kicker, Conrad signed with Stanford in 2012. Originally slated to take over Stanford's punting duties, Conrad's aptitude and excellence at both kicking and punting has proven him a versatile weapon for the Cardinal, and Stanford has continued to look to Coach Conrad in the placekicking game. Coach Conrad had the opportunity to gain plenty of playing experience his sophomore year when he filled in for Stanford's injured kicker Jordan Williamson.
Stanford University (As a sophomore placekicker in 2013):
- Eight games played
- 11/12 PAT's
- Four touchbacks on 42 kickoffs
- 2/4 field goals (31 yards vs. UCLA, 27 yards vs. USC)
- 10 kickoffs vs. Cal (61.4 yard kickoff average)
Loyola High School, Los Angeles
- 2011 Semper Fidelis and Junior Rank All-American
- 2011 All-Southern Section 1st Team
- 2011 All-Los Angeles County 1st Team
- 2011 All-San Gabriel Valley 1st Team
- 2011 All-Serra League 1st Team
- Participated in the 2011 Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl
- Single season school record holder in punting average (43.8) and kickoff average (68.0)
- Program best touchback percentage (.900) and longest field goal by a freshman (44 yards)
- 3 time Loyola Special Teams MVP
- 2 time team captain
- Graduated Cum Laude and with Highest Honors
Coach Franklyn Cervenka - Cal Kicker
Slated to handle Cal's kickoff duties in 2015, Coach Frank started training with Kicking1on1 in 2011 and has been a camp counselor since 2013. Coach Frank has one of the biggest legs in collegiate football.
After playing high school football at La Canada High School, Coach Frank signed with Wagner College in Boston on an athletic scholarship in 2012. Feeling more at home on the West Coast, Coach Frank returned to California to spend one season at Pasadena City College in the hopes of being re-recruited to a PAC-12 school. After a spectacular year at Pasadena City College, Coach Frank received multiple Div. 1 offers, and elected to sign with the Cal Bears in December of 2014.
Frank finished up an impressive spring in 2015 at Cal, and he will be competing for the 2015 kicking duties this fall.
Coach Frank is as impressive in the classroom as he is on the field, maintaining a 3.7 GPA. Coach Frank's story is one of perseverance, dedication and hard work. It is a story that proves that with the right attitude and work ethic, any dream can be achieved. We look forward to watching Franklyn excel at Cal!
Please view Coach Frank's Pasadena College highlight film, below. Coach Frank has mastered the art of the kickoff, and he is one of the best in the country at his craft:
Coach Jack Basalari - USC Punter/Kicker
Coach Jack Basalari's story is one that personifies hard work, dedication, and a never give up attitude both in the classroom and on the football field. His is a "Cinderella Story" that proves any kicker/punter can achieve their dreams if they stay focused and are willing to work hard for them, no matter the circumstances.
Originally attending San Marino High School, Jack's coaches wanted him to focus his efforts at the DB position, and unfortunately did not provide Jack an opportunity to showcase his exceptional kicking and punting ability. Never doubting himself, Jack continued to train hard in the kicking game and in the classroom, with laser focus on achieving his goal: playing collegiate football. Jack knew he could achieve his goal through the kicking game, and with his exceptional GPA, Jack made the decision to transfer to Maranatha High School right before his senior year.
Due to the transfer, Jack had to sit out the first half of his high school senior season at Maranatha, giving him only 5 games to showcase his ability and make a statement. Undeterred at the monumental task of having to perform almost perfectly in every game, Jack ended up having a brilliant senior season at Maranatha High School.
Jack's performance at Maranatha on the football field, combined with his exceptional work in the classroom, earned him multiple offers from collegiate schools. Although highly recruited out of Maranatha High School, Jack decided to decline the multiple offers he received from other schools to attend his dream school, USC, which he earned acceptance to on his own academic merit.
Once at USC, Jack was able to meet with the USC coaching staff where he presented them with his recruiting packets and highlight film. Impressed, USC's coaches offered Jack a spot on USC's team in 2013.
Coach Jack's success is testament to the opportunities that can be achieved by excelling both academically and athletically. Jack would not have had the opportunity to join USC's team without his exceptional work in the classroom that earned him academic acceptance.
Jack's attitude and hard work transformed a situation that allotted him little opportunity to one that made him a highly recruited high school kicker/punter and eventually earned him a dream spot at his dream school, USC.