Athletes to shine at Bellin Health’s football combine

04/30/2010

GREEN BAY — The 12th Annual Bellin Health Elite Football Combine, where young athletes are offered an opportunity to showcase their skills, is set for Saturday, May 8.

The event will spotlight more than 150 high school football players from across the Midwest as they display their talents for collegiate coaches and recruiters at the Green Bay Packers’ Don Hutson Center.

The combine, which will take place from 6:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., is specifically designed for freshman, sophomore and junior football players who have proven athletic ability and the potential to compete at the next level. All attending athletes were selected based on their performance rating this past football season – all-conference or better – or having received a nomination from their coaching staff.

The athletes invited to the combine represent schools from Wisconsin, Iowa, Minnesota, and Illinois. Green Bay and Fox Valley area schools will have a strong representation of athletes and schools. The event is expected to draw participation from approximately 130 high schools including: West De Pere; Notre Dame; Green Bay West; Oconto; Denmark; Wrightstown and other area high schools.

“This is an excellent opportunity for young, up-and-coming athletes to showcase their talents in hopes of continuing both their academic and athletic careers,” said Terry Beeck, Bellin Health Elite Football Combine program director.”

Coaches and recruiters from Division II and Division III universities and colleges are invited to attend. National Collegiate Athletic Association rules prohibit Division I schools from participating. Combine results will be available at www.BEFCcombine.com.

The schedule of events is as follows:

• 6:30-9 a.m.: Punters and kickers
• 9 a.m.-noon: All athletes performing basic tests including 40-yard dash, Bench Press, Vertical jump, 60 yard shuttle, Pro-agility drill, 3 Cone drill, Triple Jump, and the Broad Jump
• 1-4 p.m.: Athletes perform position-specific drills

For more information, call Terry Beeck at (920) 430-4599, Ext. 5005, or (920) 265-4044.