Cowichan Valley Football Association

Combine Training UPDATE 3

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FOOTBALL BC HAS RELEASED WHAT WILL BE COVERED IN THE COMBINE.
INFORMATION IN THIS POST.

Football BC Combine Date and Time

Combine @ Merle Logan Field – Map

Merle Logan Field Is located behind Beban Park off Northfield Road

Football BC Prepare for the Combine Info

LOCATION AND TIMES

DATE: Tuesdays
TIME: 7:00-7:45PM
LOCATION: Maple Bay Elementary gym
CLEAN INDOOR SHOES

DATE: Thursdays
TIME: 6:30-7:15PM
LOCATION: Maple Bay Elementary gym
CLEAN INDOOR SHOES

DATE: Sundays
TIME: 10:30-11:30PM
LOCATION: Cowichan Sportsplex

Combine training will be available with Coach Jeff McDonald. Bring running shoes and cleats. Training will be for the specific drills and test done at combines.

Open to Grade 6 players and above.

For information on what combines are and the drills that will be done, with video examples, visit the Combine page

THE COMBINE SERIES PROCESS EXPLAINED

The Combine is an opportunity for players to display their talents while being evaluated by experienced and trained coaches.

Players participating in the Combines are expected to show up on time and in top shape.

No equipment is required, but players should dress in comfortable clothing and bring proper footwear (all Combines are on turf fields except for the Richmond Combine which takes place on a special sport court similar to a gym floor). Mouth guards are recommended.

COMBINE ACTIVITIES

Dynamic Warm-Up:
Coaches will watch the players warm-up carefully as there are many indicators within the warm-up that help in a coach’s evaluation. Coaches will assist the ease in which athletes perform stretches and light movements that indicate balance, coordination and flexibility. Coaches will also determine early indicators of speed, change of direction and strength.

Standard Tests:

These tests are used throughout the football world as an evaluation tool and a means of comparison and setting goals.

40-yard dash – an indication of speed and acceleration
10-yard dash – an indication of explosive speed
Broad Jump – measures overall power and explosiveness
I-Test – measures agility, quickness and change of direction
Push-ups/Bench Press – upper-body strength and muscular endurance
*L-test (combination of speed, quickness and change of direction (not always done)

Football Specific Drills:

Coaches will work with a group of players in a specific position performing drills that relate to the demands of that position. They will assess footwork, ability to play low and with leverage, as well as eyes and body positioning. A brief example is given for each position below:

Quarterbacks – throwing
Receivers – catching
Running Backs – ball security
O-Line – power base and hand placement
D-Line – explosive get off and hand placement
Linebackers – body positioning and hand placement
Defensive Backs – back pedals and breaks

One on Ones:

Coaches will assess each player’s skills against an opponent. The player will display knowledge of the game and ability to adapt during action. The drill will have a winner and a loser so the result is a measurement coaches can decide on. At the end of the day we want to know if this player can “make plays.”

The Intangibles:

Throughout the Combine, coaches will also assess the following characteristics that ultimately determine our ability to put the team together. Some of the questions we want answered include:
Does the player display a positive attitude towards football and other players?
Does the player complete the drill from start to finish with full effort?
Does the player listen to directions and apply them quickly?
Does the player focus on the task or is he easily distracted?

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