The world of basketball has become enamored with physical talent and spectacular plays, but the question remains how do we know where we are at as athletes or need to be in order to compete at our absolute best.
The answer… “The Combine”
A May 2014 post on Draft Express confirms this simple truth, “Trying to pinpoint a player’s athleticism based on their combine testing is akin to trying to get a feel for their basketball IQ by watching them play one-on-zero –it simply doesn’t make all that much sense. It does help us get a very general idea of where a player is at in terms of physical conditioning and strength, which often speaks to their work ethic, but rarely sheds much light on what it really aims to portray.“
The Go Fast, Go Hard Combine powered by Game Face Training will give you the feedback on where you stand against other players, in and out of your age group, and where you need to improve.
The following tests will be administered and results posted: ¾ Court Sprint, Lane Agility, Lane Shuffle, Standing Vertical Jump, and Maximum Vertical Jump. Lastly, the Go Fast, Go Hard Combine staff will select top 24 players to play in a Top 24 game.
Secondly, we will have two breakout sessions for parents and participants titled, “Becoming A Leader on the Court” and “Pillars of Nutrition and Recovery” These 1 hour breakout sessions times will be announced the morning of the event.
Dates and Location: August 29 and 30th Link to flyer
What is included:
Combine Testing and Shot Testing
Ball Skill Drills
Top 24 game, if selected
Go Fast, Go Hard T-Shirt
Walk ups welcome. The cost will be $135.00
For more information, contact:
Stephen McCarthy, The McCarthy Project
Aaron Edwards, MinnesotaHoopersStandup