Below are frequently asked questions and answers to give you a better understanding about the Rivals Camp Series Presented by Adidas.
Who can attend the Rivals Camp Series event?
The Rivals 3 Stripe Camps and Rivals New Speed Combines are a series of 10 regional camps and combines. The camps are geared toward current juniors but sophomores and freshmen are eligible. Top performers could qualify for a spot in the Rivals Five-Star Challenge, an annual event that has been held at NFL stadiums such as Chicago’s Soldier Field, Baltimore’s M&T Bank Stadium and the Georgia Dome. Combines are geared toward freshmen, sophomores and juniors. Top performers at a combine could earn an invitation to attend the camp the following day in the same city.
What is the cost to attend the Rivals Camp Series Presented by Adidas?
All Rivals 3 Stripe Camps and Rivals New Speed Combines are free. Prospects must provide their own transportation to and camps.
How can a player register for the Rivals 3 Stripe Camp?
Coaches who would like to nominate a player can send information as well as a video link to RivalsFootballCamps@yahoo.com. Any player interested in nominating himself can also send information to RivalsFootballCamps@yahoo.com. We occasionally have room for walk-ups. At some previous camps we’ve be able to accommodate a couple players, at other camps we haven’t been able to allow any. Walk-ups are not guaranteed a spot in camps.
How can a player register for the Rivals New Speed Combine?
Players can sign up for a combine by clicking on the registration link here. Advance registration is strongly suggested. Walk-ups are likely to be allowed to participate after the registered players have competed.
What happens at a Rivals 3 Stripe Camp?
Players will have their photo taken and do media interviews. After a dynamic warmup, players do position specific drills (QBs, RBs, WR/TEs, OLs, DLs, LBs and DBs) with highly qualified and experienced coaches to work individually on football skills and techniques and then do one-on-ones. The one-on-ones are the highlight of the camp where WRs will go against DBs, RBs square off with LBs and OLs battle DLs. QBs will alternate throwing to WRs and RBs at different times.
What happens at a Rivals New Speed Combine?
Players will have an opportunity to have their times recorded in all the key football testing areas. Players will be timed in the 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) and Broad Jump (tests athlete’s lower-body explosion and strength). All players who test at a Rivals New Speed Combine will receive a Rivals profile, so each player will have his picture taken and his height and weight measured.
What are the player benefits for attending a Rivals 3 Stripe Camp?
Players participating will be given the chance to earn national exposure from Rivals.com by competing against the best. Video and action photos will be taken, players will be evaluated by numerous Rivals.com analysts at each event and athletes will learn more about what it takes to compete at the highest level and gauge their current abilities against others at the same position.
What are the player benefits for attending a Rivals New Speed Combine?
In addition to receiving a Rivals profile, players who have recorded times from a reputable camp have a leg up when discussing scholarship opportunities with colleges. NCSA, the top recruiting service in the country, will be on site to help explain the recruiting process to players and parents. In addition, top performers at each combine will be invited to participate in theRivals 3 Stripe Camp the following day in the same city.
What should players bring to the camp?
Players participating in the Rivals 3 Stripe Camp will need to bring a pair of cleats and mouth guard. Gatorade will provide hydration; players are encouraged to eat a healthy breakfast the morning of the camp.
What should players bring to the combine?
Players participating in the Rivals New Speed Combine need to bring a pair of cleats. No track cleats are allowed. Gatorade will provide hydration; players are encouraged to eat a healthy breakfast the morning of the camp.
If a player is already being recruited, should he still attend the camp?
Yes. The Rivals 3 Stripe Camp is a tremendous way to attract attention of schools from the around the country who will be reading articles and watching video on Rivals.com. The camp also is a great way to be coached by some of the best, improve your technique and compete against top players from your area. Players might qualify to earn a spot in our prestigious national camp and show our analysts and college coaches around the country that they are a competitor.
What level of competition should a player expect at the camp?
Players at the Rivals 3 Stripe Camp should expect to go against the very best in their region. Rivals.com is the biggest and best recruiting website in the country and top prospects are always trying to improve their ranking as well as their stock with college recruiters. Colleges cannot attend camps in person per NCAA rules so they view the action through the stories and lists written by our analysts and the video shot by our videographers. The best of the best will be attending these events.
Would a poor performance at a camp hurt my ability to be recruited?
A poor performance at the Rivals 3 Stripe Camp will not hurt your ability to be recruited as our team of writers focus on the top performers at each event and don't call out poor performers. However, we provide no promises when it comes to our national rankings and we expect some players to raise their stock with our analysts while the stock of others could drop. However, the instruction a player receives at the camp and the opportunity to gauge his current skill set against the very best is what makes these camps invaluable. We have a saying in the camp business - "you can't get better sitting at home" and we expect the best of the best to want to prove they belong in that select company.
Will attending a camp or combine potentially help my ability to be recruited?
Yes. A good performance at the Rivals 3 Stripe Camp or posting top times at the Rivals New Speed Combine can certainly help your ability to be recruited. We have seen interest from colleges increase dramatically for prospects that do well at Rivals camps and combines.
Who can I contact for more information?
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