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College Coaches attending Combines/Camps is a Myth

06 Jul 2017 11:56 AM | William Lee (Administrator)

College Coaches attending Combines is a myth.

As of late, youth football camps and combines have popped up everywhere. It seems that anybody with a whistle and a tire are hosting some type of camp or combine.

Its great for individual teams and organizations to do so with their registered players, or even bigger combines open to all ages and areas. But don't be fooled by those who are just trying to get into your wallet.

Beware, college coaches may only attend their own camp at their own campus. College coaches may not attend combines at all.

If you receive an email, postcard, text, social media, etc., for a camp or combine stating college coaches will be on hand, well run away as fast as you can and don't look back. The only exception is if the college itself is producing the camp.

NCAA Rules prohibit coaches from attending off campus combines or camps.

"COMBINES involve “testing”. Players run the 40, vertical jump, run the Shuttle, bench press and in some cases other events where their performances can be evaluated. At the Nike Combines, those numbers are combine to obtain a SPARQ rating. As per the new NCAA rules, college coaches are prohibited from attending combines. In addition, no longer can “combines” be held on college campuses.
SKILLS CAMPS involve football skills. Players perform football related skills relative to their chosen position. Players can still be measured (ht/wt) at camps, but no “testing” may occur. If those camps are held within the Spring Evaluation window (April 15-May 31), college coaches may attend and watch players workout (except Sundays). Those camps can be held on college campuses.
College coaches want prospects to attend combines, so that they can get an independent evaluation on their speed, size, etc, because they themselves can’t attend. College coaches also want prospects to attend camps in the spring evaluation window, so they can personally observe them
A year ago, the two events could be combined. No longer.""

Don't believe independent promotions touting that a college coach will be around at their camp or combine possibly handing out scholarships, it just not true.

Dishonest camps or combines promoting such false advertising don't deserve your hard earned money. Remember, college coaches can attend Spring Evaluation only form April 15 - May 31).

Reference http://www.randyrodgersrecruiting.com/_d_storyDescription.asp?id=70

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