Best of the Best: Road to the Kohl's National Underclassman Challenge
The annual Winter Showcase Tour for Kohl's Kicking, Punting & Snapping Camps is the biggest talent-seeking tour for kickers, punters and snappers in the nation. The tour attracts the nation's best talent at the high school and junior college levels during it's five regional stops across the United States. Athletes will earn national rankings based on charting results, drill evaluation periods and event competitions.
Throughout the Winter Showcase Tour the Kohl's Kicking staff will seek out the top underclassmen athletes (Class of 2018, 2019, 2020) who will earn invites to the Kohl's National Underclassman Challenge, which is regarded as the the nation's most prestigious event for underclassman high school specialists in America. The Underclassman Challenge has been the training ground for the best specialists in the country. The camp was designed to focus D1 prospective athletes on a time of intese, in-depth, professional-level training and competition with other elite high school athletes who take their position seriously. It also serves as a window to the possible future of being an Under Armour All-American, as athletes and parents are invited to attend the game during the weekend with complimentary tickets provided by the All-America Game.
ESPN Top 10 History Strong in Kohl's Underclassman Challenge
Year in and year out, the best prospects in America continue to come and compete at the Underclassman Challenge. Over the past 3 years, 25/30 of ESPN's top 10 ranked college kicking prospects attended the Kohl's National Underclassman Challenge. Last year, 7 of the top ten long snappers attended.
The event has been the spring-board for many athletes who have gone on to commit to schools such as Alabama, Auburn, Florida State, Notre Dame, Wisconsin, Baylor, Florida, Arizona, Arizona State, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Syracuse, Utah, Tennessee, Oklahoma State, Ole Miss, UCLA, Texas A&M, Missouri, Nebraska and MANY more.
Pictured Above: 6 athletes from one of the first Kohl's National Underclassman Challenges landed in an NFL camp during or after the NFL Draft, including 3 who heard their name called during the NFL Draft.
In 2016, athletes at the Underclassman Challenge were invited to watch the Under Armour High School All-America Game following their day of training where they could watch the specialists personally selected by the Kohl's Staff to perform in the nation's premier all-America game.
The Underclassman Challenge will be held in Orlando, Florida December 30-31, 2016 in-line with the Under Armour All-America Game.
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2016 Winter Showcase Tour Dates & Locations:
|Major City - Venue||State||Date|
|Eastern Showcase Camp - Pittsburgh, PA Area* - December 4, 2016||PA||Dec 4 2016|
|Texas Showcase Camp - Dallas/Ft. Worth, TX - December 10, 2016||TX||Dec 10 2016|
|Western Showcase Camp - Los Angeles, CA - December 11, 2016||CA||Dec 11 2016|
|Midwest Showcase Camp - Chicago, IL - December 17, 2016||IL||Dec 17 2016|
|Southern Showcase Camp - Atlanta, GA - December 18, 2016||GA||Dec 18 2016|