NEW YORK, NY, – The Armory Foundation announces the debut of a new event, The Armory Football Combine. This unique showcase for top high school football talent is scheduled to take place on Saturday, December 5th, with collaboration and expertise from Tracking Football, Prospect New York and Athletics Westchester.
“We are very excited to open our doors to a new group of athletes to experience what The Armory has to offer,” said Aaron Robison, Armory Foundation’s Director of College Track & Field.
“Our super-fast track combined with this data rich event will give participating athletes information usually available to only professional football players.”
The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted athletic activity of nearly every high school student-athlete, shutting down football seasons for many schools. Without the opportunity to prove their talents on the field, the Armory Combine provides a platform for athletes to audition for college coaches ahead of the December 16th-18th early NCAA signing period.
Each athlete participating will be measured across four events, modeled after the famed NFL Combine in Indianapolis.
These events include the Mondo Dash, a 55-meter dash with a 40-yard split time, the standing long jump into the sand pit, the 3kg medicine ball throw and the traditional 5-10-5 agility drill.
The Armory’s lightning-fast Mondo track surface will enable athletes to reach their top speed; and the facility’s state-of-the-art timing and measurement systems will ensure accurate and precise marks that coaches can rely on, including a maximum MPH for each athlete.
Results will be uploaded to the www.trackingfootball.com database, where they can be analyzed with other players from across the country.
The combine is also a chance to introduce football players to track and field, marketing the sport to a wider audience. Many football coaches believe track and field is ideal for their athletes to hone their speed and strength during the offseason.
Participating in multiple sports throughout the year has never been more popular. Current NFL stars from the tri-state area with track and field experience include Curtis Samuel of the Carolina Panthers, Jabrill Peppers of the New York Giants and David Njoku of the Cleveland Browns.
Like all events this year at The Armory, the combine will follow strict COVID-19 guidelines for the safety of all involved. Registration will be limited to 24 athletes per position group, masks must always be worn while not actively competing and social distancing will be enforced throughout the facility.
High school football players will not want to miss this opportunity to bolster their recruiting profiles on The Fastest Track in the World. For more information including registration for the The Armory Football Combine, visit https://www.armory.nyc/combine