April 24, 2018
The Adizero Combines are a series of combines that test an athlete’s speed, lateral quickness, and how high and far they can jump. The combine has a forty-yard dash, shuttle run, three-cone drill, vertical jump and broad jump. The combine is making a tour around the United States visiting fourteen different states, and while this combine is free, others have been known to charge around $100 per athlete.
These combines are not camps because they do not do drills, and there are rarely balls on the field. However, the top athletes from the combine will get a chance to be invited back to a three-stripe camp the next day. That is an actual camp and will have a lot of competition. Everyone who participates gets a free Adidas shirt upon arrival. The camp will last until the last person who registered is finished with everything in the combine.
This combine provides great exposure for the athletes. If their numbers are good it could lead to an offer from a coach. Junior Josiah Burton says, “I was upset that I couldn’t go, I wanted to know my 40 time.” Everything an athlete does in the combine matters because there is always an opportunity to improve or even set a record