Rivals Combine Hits Chicago This Weekend
Sports performance training has experienced prolific growth in the past 3 years. Organizations like the National Collegiate Scouting Association, The Parisi Speed School Franchise and Rivals have helped to shape the process of collegiate recruitment for young athletes. NCSA is the largest recruiting network. For over 15 years, they have helped college-bound athletes become more recruitable. The Parisi Speed School has participated in supporting sport performance and results-driven training that uses many of the same metrics acquired from combines. Rivals has been a powerful influence in youth sports and performance training. Their events have cultivated an amazing athletic community while also providing kids with appropriate experiences and insight into competitive sports.
For the first time, Rivals New Speed Combine will be offered at Lane Tech High School here in Chicago ( 2501 W Addison St, Chicago, IL 60618). Rivals combine presented by Adidas is hosting a speed combine for football students who are entering or already in high school, Saturday, May 27th. This combine experience will offer freshman, sophomores and juniors an opportunity to see how their athletic abilities stack against high-schoolers from all over the country. The best part of this amazing event is that it is FREE (also free for spectators). There are still spots left for tomorrow’s event (click here to register) and it is suggested that you pre-register, but a limited number of walk-ups will be taken. The Rivals New Speed Combines have garnered amazing participation throughout the country. Last week’s Rivals St. Louis combine attracted over 1000 high school athletes. Everyone that participated in this event received a ‘Next College Student Athlete’ profile that can be used for recruiting.
What is the value of participating in a combine?
Athletes that participate in combines throughout their high school career offer colleges a snap shot of their athletic IQ. These metrics explain more about an athlete’s full capabilities. After the combine, athletes receive reporting that interprets their scores. These metrics are tools to continue to improve and develop over all athletic skills. Parents, athletes, coaches and trainers can use this information to improve training regiments, mitigate injuries and even work on weaknesses. The combine results also serve to spark valuable dialogs between players and colleges. This conversation will expose a player to more opportunities is they have aspirations of going to college and continuing their sport.
Here are the events for tomorrow’s Rivals New Speed Combine sponsored by Add what your young athlete will experience:
Players will have their times recorded in all the key football testing areas:
- - 40-yard dash (two runs, fastest time recorded)
- - Shuttle Run (two runs, tests athlete’s lateral quickness and explosion)
- - 3-Cone Drill (tests athlete’s ability to change directions at a high speed)
- - Vertical Jump (measures lower body explosion and power)
- - Broad Jump (tests athlete’s lower body explosion and strength)
Here is a look at ZYBEK Sports video for the New Orleans Rivals Combine earlier this year.