Rivals New Speed Combines: Frequently Asked Questions
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Below are frequently asked questions and answers to give you a better understanding about the Rivals New Speed Combines.
Who can attend a Rivals New Speed Combine?
The Rivals New Speed Combines are for football student-athletes who are entering or already in high school. Combines are geared toward freshmen, sophomores and juniors. High school graduates and seniors are not allowed at the combines. Top performers at a combine could earn an invitation to attend the Rivals 3 Stripe Camp the following day in the same city.
What is the cost?
These events are FREE to attend. Prospects must provide their own transportation to and from events.
I registered for a Rivals New Speed Combine, what do I do now?
You will get a confirmation email letting you know that you have reserved a spot in the event. You will also receive reminders leading up to the event.
When will we know the location of the event?
If you register for the event and there is not yet a location listed, we will email you once we have solidified the event location.
How do I register for a Rivals New Speed Combine?
You can register by visiting the event page here, clicking the event you would like to attend and filling out your information. Advance registration is strongly suggested. Spots are usually available for walk-ups, who can participate after the registered players have competed, but this will be based on a first-come, first-served basis.
How can I change my registration information?
Please email RivalsRegistration@ncsasports.org.
I'm trying to register, but the website won't let me. Why?
This likely means that the event is full. Registration will remain open until the event reaches capacity. Once the event reaches capacity, registration will be closed. You can walk up to attend the event starting at 12 p.m. on the day of the event, but registered athletes will be allowed through prior to any walk-ups.
I'm trying to register for a combine, but it has reached capacity. What can I do?
There are some locations where we must limit capacity due to venues and scheduling. However, we do allow walk-ups at every combine. We will begin accepting walk-ups at 12 p.m. on the day of the combine and will allow them until we reach the end of the session.
If I walk up to an event, am I guaranteed a spot in the combine?
We can’t make any promises. if you do not pre-register we cannot guarantee that we will be able to get you in as a walk-up. However, it is likely we will be able to accommodate you, and we will do our best to get everyone in who is there at 12 p.m. to register. Walks-ups will only be accepted after the registered athletes have gone through.
What happens at a Rivals New Speed Combine?
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)
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. This year, players will also receive a Next College Student Athlete profile they can use with their recruiting.
What do I need to bring to the Rivals New Speed Combine?
Please come prepared in workout clothes and cleats for the event. No track cleats are allowed. A shirt, water and Gatorade will be provided for all student-athletes at the event. We encourage you to leave any valuables at home and NOT bring them with you to the event. We are not responsible for any stolen or misplaced items.
How do players benefit from attending a Rivals New Speed Combine?
In addition to receiving a Rivals profile, players have a leg up when discussing scholarship opportunities with colleges, able to provide recorded times and top statistics from a reputable camp. NCSA, the top recruiting service in the country, will be onsite to help explain the recruiting process to players and parents. In addition, top performers at each combine will be invited to participate in the Rivals 3 Stripe Camp the following day in the same city.
What if I test at the Rivals New Speed Combine and I don't like my scores? Will they hurt me in the long run?
After every combine, you will have the option to scratch any of the scores that you don’t want viewed by the public and college coaches.
How do I scratch my score?
Combine participants have 24 hours to scratch any of their scores after the results are emailed to them. After the 24-hour window, the scores will be locked. You can scratch your scores by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Can I come to the Rivals New Speed Combine and watch?
Yes. We invite parents, friends and fans of the student-athletes to come and watch them test. However, please know that the space and location of the viewing area will vary greatly based on the venue.
How long does the testing take?
The amount of time you spend at the combine will vary depending on when you arrive and get in line for registration. Once you are through the registration line, the testing takes about an hour to complete.
How do I get my results?
After the event, your personal results will be emailed to your combine registration email.
How long will it take to get my results?
Your personal results will be emailed to you within 72 hours of the event. All results from the combine will be posted here approximately one week after the event.
I received my scores but they are incorrect. What do I do?
If you feel that you were sent the incorrect data, you can email email@example.com.
I am a coach. Can I volunteer to work at the combine?
Yes. Please contact Dane Clark at firstname.lastname@example.org.
How do I get invited to attend a Rivals 3 Stripe Camp?
You must be nominated or selected as a top athlete during the Rivals New Speed Combine, held the day before the 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 will select some top performers from the Rivals New Speed Combine to attend the camp—held the day after the combine.
Will attending a camp or combine potentially help my ability to be recruited?
Yes. 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 who do well at Rivals combines. NCSA, the top recruiting service in the country, will be onsite to help explain the recruiting process to players and parents. After the event, players will have access to NCSA’s extensive library of recruiting resources, as well as its network of more than 41,000 college coaches.
Who can I contact for more information?
Please email questions to RivalsRegistration@ncsasports.org.