Athletic Testing Combine @ Trinidad State

May 25, 2018
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Signup deadline is May 11, 2018

What is a Combine?
Combines test athletic skills including speed, power, strength, and agility to identify the top players for the sport. Combines are most commonly known in the football world for collegiate athletes to be recruited to the NFL. A combine makes it easier for coaches, athletes, and recruiters to evaluate an athlete’s overall athletic ability.

Why should I attend?
The Athletic Testing Combine is a great way for athletes to compete against some of the state’s best athletes, highlight their talents, and increase their exposure to college programs.

Our goal is to give highly skilled and motivated athletes the opportunity to display their athletic ability. Most athletes attend for the following reasons:

  • Have struggled to “get noticed” due to geographic location
  • Want to compare themselves to other top athletes in the area
  • Get their name out as a prospect
  • Use as a means of setting personal goals
  • Evaluating progress currently and annual improvement
  • Receive accurate, unbiased testing data

What if I cannot participate in all of the events?
You can still attend and participate. All tests not performed will be labeled “NP” on the results.

Who will be doing the testing?
The testing and recording will be performed by Certified Athletic Trainers, Physical Therapists, Coaches, Personal Trainers, and other Health Care Professionals. Our staff is highly trained and all data will be objective with standardized rules for each event.

What registration or sign-up needs to be completed?
Registration and payment should be completed on-line as soon as possible so we have an accurate size of t-shirt for the participants. Payment and registration may occur the day of the event, but the t-shirt may not be your desired size.
May 25, 2018
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Testing Rules and Procedures

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SEATED SHOT PUT
This test is used to measure an athlete’s upper body power.
The best of the three attempts will be recorded.
Rules:
  • Athlete will sit on the floor in V sit position with his/her back up against the wall. Legs must lay flat on the floor.
  • The athlete’s lower back must remain against the wall during the entire throw. The athlete’s upper back may come off the wall, but the lower back must remain stationary. Throws that are done while the lower back leaves contact from the wall will not be counted.
  • Athlete will throw the shot, utilizing both hands, as far as he/she can. Distance will be marked and the shot returned to the athlete for their next attempt.

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PRO AGILITY (Gym Floor or Indoor Track)
This test is 20-yard agility test. Each athlete will perform 2 electronically timed attempts.
The better of the two attempts will be recorded.
Rules:
  • Athletes will begin each attempt by straddling the middle line, while facing the timer. Athletes will be instructed by the person running the test as to when they may begin
  • Athletes use their right hand to touch the line on the right and his/her left hand when touching the line to the left. It is extremely important that athletes touch both lines with the correct hand.
  • Athletes may go to either direction at the start. After touching the line, athlete will sprint back across 10 yards to the other line, touching it with the correct hand. Athlete will then sprint back, finishing across the middle line.
  • If an athlete falls, or fails to perform the test correctly, they will be allowed to redo the attempt, at the discretion of the starter and/or finish line representative.

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VERTICAL JUMP

This test will be measured by utilizing a Tandem Vertical Challenger. Each athlete will perform three attempts, with the best of the three being recorded to the nearest one-half inch.
Rules:

  • Athlete should prepare to jump by standing with their dominant hand/arm closest to the Tandem Vertical Challenger.
  • Athlete is allowed to bend in any position and use their arms in any fashion they want, but they must jump stationary off two feet. Athletes are not allowed to perform a “gather step”, or have a “running start.”

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BROAD JUMP

The standing broad jump will be measured as the distance from the starting line to the nearest heel. Measurements will be taken in inches, to the nearest one/half inch. The best of three attempts will be recorded.
Rules:

  • The athlete must jump and be able to “stick” the landing.
  • No gather step or running start is allowed.
  • The athlete is not allowed to fall backwards and/or reach back with a hand.

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10-YARD DASH/ 40-YARD DASH (Indoor or Outdoor Track)

Each athlete will have the opportunity to run two electronically timed 40-yard sprints with electronic timers recording times at both 10 and 40 yards. Athletes will be timed to the nearest one-hundredth of a second, with the better of the two attempts recorded.
Rules:

  • TRACK SPIKES ARE NOT ALLOWED
  • Athlete must start each sprint from a 3-point stance.
  • The “Starter” will monitor each start and start the timer, on the athlete’s first movement.
  • If an athlete falls, or fails to perform the test correctly, they will be allowed to redo the attempt, at the discretion of the starter and/or finish line representative.


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BENCH PRESS

Each athlete will perform as many repetitions as possible with the chosen weight. Weight choices are: 65lbs, 95lbs, 125lbs, 155lbs, 185lbs, or 225 lbs.
Rules:

  • Buttocks cannot be raised off the bench.
  • The elbows must be completely locked in order for each repetition to count.