The Performance Lab: James Hairston

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The Performance Lab

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What goes on inside the head of a kicker? How is technology helping kickers improve their efficiency? What do pre-game fireworks have to do with kicking? What does it take to beat the shanks?

James Hairston, founder of Simple Kicking Solutions and a former kicker for LSU and Rice, takes us into the unique and curious world of kickers in this episode of The Performance Lab powered by Sports1.

This and more in this edition of The Innovation Lab.


About James Hairston

James Hairston was a kicker at LSU where he played in the 2012 National Champion Game. He finished his college career at Rice.

He is the Founder of Simple Kicking Solutions in Dallas, Texas which is a football lab creating products and technology to improve kickers, punters and long snappers. Additionally he has developed an iPhone App that tracks field goals, punts, kickoffs, and long snaps.


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How’d They Do It

Skylar Noble

Skylar Noble

Skylar Noble is a 2018 graduate of Birdville High School in North Richland Hills, TX. At Birdville, he was a multi-sport athlete who played quarterback in football. He also played Lacrosse and ran track He currently is a sophomore quarterback at Pomona Pitzer College, a Division III school, in Claremont, CA.

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Nate Poppell

Nate Poppell

Nate Poppell, the lead QB instructor and GM at The Quarterback Ranch, graduated from Spring High School in 2007, where he was a 3-sport letterman. He was an impact player at Texas A&M University-Kingsville.

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