Football/Soccer Kicking Instructor Goes Pro Again for One Game

SAN DIEGO, April 21, 2010—The Kicking System, a football/soccer kicking academy educating kickers and punters about technique and the path to college athletics, announced today that its director, John Matich, was called on by the National Indoor Football League’s (NIFL’s) Omaha Beef to substitute for its ailing kicker in a March 29 game televised nationwide on Direct TV. Although he had little notice, flying in on the day of the game, Matich connected on five extra points in the Beef’s losing effort.

Matich, a San Diego native who graduated from Mira Mesa High School, is no stranger to the pressure of the big stage. A four-year starter at Boston College, he signed as a Minnesota Vikings free agent in 2001 and was named to the All-NIFL team as a member of the San Diego Shockwave in 2007. The Shockwave’s owner also owns the Beef, thus Matich was a known commodity when asked to fill in at the last minute.

“It was really great to be back competing again,” Matich said. “It re-motivated me by reminding me what it takes to stay at the top level as a kicker.”

Seven years ago, Matich founded The Kicking System to assist students from 10 years old on up learn kicking and punting technique and get guidance on navigating the world of college recruitment. Since then, the academy has become the most respected business in the kicking game, and Matich has been instrumental in making the dreams of many aspiring kickers come true. He also works with free agent and professional kickers.

To learn more about Matich and The Kicking System, visit

About The Kicking System

Founded in 2003, The Kicking System is football/soccer kicking academy focused on providing students with sound techniques as well as guidance about and exposure to college opportunities. Director John Matich draws from his college and pro kicking experience to provide year-round strength and conditioning programs, private and group lessons, kicking combines and camps, and a host of online kicking resources. Visit to learn more.

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San Diego Football Kicking Coach and Soccer Coach. Private Lessons, Kicking Camps, SoCal Recruiting expert (619) 994-2364

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