That evening, Longo talked to her parents, Bob and Andrea, and expressed her interest in becoming a kicker. One week later, Bob Longo escorted his daughter to a kicking camp that was being hosted by the Arizona Cardinals at a high school located only twenty minutes away. Longo was untrained and inexperienced, but had confidence and determination.
She kicked in front of a group of coaches and former NFL placekickers, including Nick Lowery, Chandler Catanzaro, and Mike Vanderjagt. Despite her newness to the sport, her raw ability caught the attention of a few coaches and former kickers. They spoke to Longo’s father about coaching and training her into a top notch kicker.