Athletic Testing Combine - FAQs

What is a Combine?

Combines are well-known to all college football players who are trying to be selected by the NFL. The results of each evaluation are used to identify the top players for the professional draft. Similar events are now being used by other sports and age groups as a means to test athletic skills including speed, power, strength, and agility. A combine makes it easier for coaches, athletes, and recruiters to evaluate an athlete's overall athletic ability.

Who can take part in the Combine?

Any athlete in 6th grade or older who wants to evaluate his or her athletic skills. We will measure every aspect of your ability and allow you to see where you stack up compared to athletes from Kansas and across the country.

Why should I attend ?

Our goal is to give highly skilled and motivated athletes the opportunity to showcase their athletic ability. Most athletes attend for the following reasons

  • Have struggled to "get noticed" due to geographic location
  • Wanted to compare themselves to other top athletes in the region
  • Get their name out as a motivated prospect
  • Use as a means of setting personal goals or evaluating progress
  • Receive accurate, unbiased testing data
Individual player profiles are a comprehensive way to present high school athletes to college programs. The player profile answers many of the questions college coaches have about athletes during the recruiting process. Results of the testing combine are sent to colleges.

What do I get for attending ?

Personal player profile including combine results and background information
Athletic Testing Combine T-shirt
Opportunity to compete with some of the state's best athletes

What tests and skills will be performed ?

Athletes will be measured in seated shot put, pro agility, vertical jump, standing broad jump, bench press, 10/40 yard dash.

What if I cannot participate in all of the events?

You can still attend and participate. All tests not performed will be labeled "NP" on the results.

Who will be doing the testing?

The testing and recording will be performed by Certified Athletic Trainers, Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialists, Personal Trainers, and other Wellness Specialists from the Center for Health Improvement. Our staff is highly trained and all data will be objective with standardized rules for each event.

How does the overall athletic rating work?

Each test result is assigned a specific point value based on a scoring system. The system was developed as a means to compare athletes of different heights, weights, and gender. All of these factors are taken into account to score males and females of all sizes on equal basis. The overall athletic rating is calculated by totaling the scores from each event in order to determine an athlete's overall athletic ability.

What registration or sign-up needs to be completed?

Registration should be completed and brought to the event. Payment and registration may be brought the day of the event.