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March 25, 2013
The SCVarsity.com All-State Football Combine is the top football
combine event in the Southeast and possibly the entire country. Drawing
more than 500 athletes to take part in testing, skills sessions, and
intense one-on-one competitions, this event is second to none of its
Coach Baxter, First I would like to tell you that we have paid a lot of money that we didn't have for Chris to attend combines this spring and your showcase today beat them all by a land slide. Your coach's were more than helpful and it was worth every penny and then some. In fact, I left wondering why I didn't have the good sense as a parent to move to SC and if Chris wasn't going into his senior year of high school I would! Thank you for allowing us to come and participate.
Parent Chis Moon from North Carolina
First of all, South Carolina is our home state. We care about the players in this state and the exposure they get; we care about their opportunities. That was the reason that founder Jim Baxter left the Nike events and began producing the All-State Football Combines. Secondly, it is affordable. While most "meat market" combine companies are charging anywhere from $89.00 to $200.00, we charge just $30.00. It pays for your shirt, insurance, and our coaches. Third, and most important, there is not another event out there that can give you the national exposure that you get with this event. SCVarsity.com is one of the leaders in the nation's number one sports and recruiting network, Rivals.com and Yahoo Sports, and we get you the exposure you deserve. (That is something we do for you regardless of whether you attend our event or not because of our commitment to the kids in our state.)
SKILLS SESSION GIVES YOU FEEDBACK TO IMPROVE
"The performance exercise phase is important," says SCVarsity.com owner Jim Baxter, "because it allows the athletes to learn something that will help them when they go back to their towns and begin working on their own. If you're a quarterback, for instance, you don't have the same body mechanic requirements that a running back has; if your a wide receiver, you don't have the same as a defensive back and so on...so why train the same? You need to learn the exercises that will help you develop and refine your motor skills for your specific position and that's what we do here."
ONE ON ONE COMPETITION
After the skills session, comes the part of the combine that all of the players look forward to - the one-on-one's.
"We bring the kids together to showcase their skills against each other," said Baxter. "The quarterbacks will throw to receivers who will be covered by the defensive backs; the running backs and linebackers go up against each other and it enables us to evaluate them in their reads and reaction; the offensive linemen and defensive linemen go head to head, showcasing their blocking skills and rush techniques respectively. The thing I like best about the one-on-ones is we can create some very competitive match ups because it is a controlled environment."
Baxter, who began working combines for Nike many years ago, started producing the All-State Football Combine seven years ago in an effort to help players from South Carolina.
"I watched so many kids from the Southeast get into the Nike combines," said Baxter, "but logistically, it wasn't realistic to have more than 40 or 50 players from any one state. I felt that the players of our state deserved a chance to showcase their skills and measurables so I decided to produce our (South Carolina) own combine for our players. Our first combine had close to 500 players in attendance and now, we try to limit the registration to 350-400 players so that we can manage and instruct in a quality manner; the 2011 event had 540 players and went very smoothly."
Moore Orthopedics is one of SCVarsity.com's sponsors for the event and, according to Baxter, are a vital part of the service.
"Our sponsors, Moore Orthopedics in particular, enable us to put this event on at a very low cost to the kids," said Baxter. "The are so supportive of what we do and they come out and support us with their training staff as well. What other combine out there is able to run this many kids through a quality camp, have them in a very nice workout shirt, get them this kind of exposure and provide training services such as taping, stretching, injury treatment, and hydration at little cost to the competitors? No one else. I have to say without Moore Orthopedics and the coaches who put in their time to help run the testing, training, and competition phases of this event, we wouldn't be able to pull it off."
As we say, there can only be one of two reasons the guy that is ranked in front of you is there: he is either better than you or he got more exposure. The SCVarsity.com All-State Football Combine is second to none at getting exposure for the players. First of all, you have the benefit of the opportunity to get into the nation's number one football recruiting database on SCVarsity.com as a member of the Rivals.com/Yahoosports network. But we also put you in front of coaches. While Division I and Division III coaches are not allowed to attend these events by NCAA rules, Division II coaches are. We invite every Division II school in the country to our events and the coaches are on hand to evaluate you as a player. In the past two years, we have had 35 players leave our event with package offers from Division II schools and even more players who received offers after the combine exposure.
Are we guaranteeing you that you will get offers? Absolutely not and if any company tells you that, they are not being truthful to you. What we do guarantee is OPPORTUNITY to showcase your talent in front of the coaches. Much like a job interview, we can get you the interview but you've got to get the job yourself.
Once you complete your registration and have paid, your name will be added to the roster for the event. On Monday, March 25th, you will receive an email with information for entry into the event and a medical waiver. This waiver must be presented for entry into the event. If you do not have this, you will not be allowed to compete. You will also receive information on how to prepare for the event and what to expect, as well as information on opportunities to prepare for the event.
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