Team/Organization Football Combine
The Football Combine will consist of the following evaluations:
- 40 Yard Dash
- Pro-Agility Drill (5-10-5)
- 3 Cone Drill
- Broad Jump
- Vertical Jump
- Academic Information Session for Parents
The athlete will run 40 yards in a straight line as fast as possible. You will be measured on three readings during the dash, looking for something different in each segment.
At 10 yards, you will be measured on your power to see how quickly you get off the line.
At 20 yards, you will be measured on your ability to accelerate.
At 40 yards, you will be measured on your level of endurance. Are you able to maintain your speed or accelerate more, or do you slow down at the end of the run.
Your “40” time will be measured by Fusion Sport Electronic Timing Gates.
(NO STOP WATCH)
The Vertical Jump will measure an athlete’s ability to generate power with his legs, which is an important factor in the lower-body strength of the athlete. You stand flatfooted on our Fusion Sport Electronic Jump Mat System which will enable Scholar-Athlete Advantage to accurately measure your vertical leap.
The Broad Jump also tests an athlete’s power from a standstill position. Your performance is measured horizontally rather than vertically. You stand with your feet evenly on a line, crouch down and then leap forward as far as you can. Your distance is measured from the starting line to the heel of your rear landing foot. The athlete should attempt to land evenly on both legs.
3-Cone Drill (L-Drill)
The 3-Cone Drill, or “L-Drill,” tests agility, acceleration and speed. The drill gets its name from its set-up: three cones positioned five yards apart in the shape of an “L”. Starting at one cone, you sprint straight ahead to the second cone. You will then quickly reverse direction and run back to the starting cone. Next, you sprint again to the second cone, make a hard right turn and speed to the third cone, which you loop around from the inside out, then retrace your steps back around the second cone to the starting cone. The athlete is running a total of 30 yards while making three sharp turns during the drill. Time will be measured by Fusion Sport Electronic Timing Gates.
Pro Agility Drill (5-10-5)
The Pro Agility Drill (5-10-5), is a test that measures lateral movement. The Pro Agility Drill places two cones 10 yards apart with a third in the middle at five yards. The athlete starts at the center timing gate in a three-point stance. When the athlete is set, he runs five yards to an end cone/line, touches it with his hand, then changes direction and sprints 10 yards and touches the opposite cone/line. To finish, the athlete changes course again and dashes back past the starting point of the drill. Time will be measured by Fusion Sport Electronic Timing Gates.
Academic Information Session
The Academic Information Session for Parents will be open for the parents/guardians of all team combine participants. All are encouraged to attend and take advantage of this eye opening presentation facilitated by our Director of Academic Advancement.