American Sports Center (Avondale)
March 18th - 20th
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PRESS RELEASE The 2011 All Arizona Combine-Showcase is scheduled for March 18th - 20th and will be held at American Sports Center (ASC) in Avondale Arizona. The ASC is a brand new facility with four full courts and has conference rooms to support our workshops. The event will be hosted by ArizonaVarsity.com and Southwest Showcase Events. Dick's Sporting Goods is the official sponsor. The Frosh-Soph Combine on Labor Day (2010) was a complete sell out at 200 players. We are expecting over 500 players to participate in this event as this will be for all high school classes.
Although we are expecting the top players for each class to attend, this event is geared for any basketball player that is interested in playing basketball in college. Our workshops will provide valuable information and is designed to educate both players and parents.
The All Arizona Combine - Showcase is the first of its kind in Arizona, and one of the first in the nation to not only evaluate players on the court, but to measure and evaluate key components from an athletic standpoint.
Football has been holding combines of this nature for years so that key measurements and skill evaluation can be added to a prospect's profile to better determine their college potential.
This showcase-combine will be the first of many (for all classes), and with the data gathered a more complete profile will be developed on Arizona players, which will provide a bigger and more complete picture for college coaches and recruiters.
This event will also be used for player ranking evaluations, along with info to be used in the Rivals.com national recruiting database and player features on ArizonaVarsity.com.
The Top 20 Academic Showcase Games will be held at this event. The teams are being selected at the All Arizona Academic Camp which is being held on March 6th in Gilbert Arizona. Check www.southwestshowcase.com for info. Our Academic Showcases have already opened up a whole new world for players and their families.
Each player will be required to attend a 40 minute workshop that will cover:
-Current NCAA rules (and viewing period discussion)
-NCAA Clearinghouse discussion (and how to submit transcripts each year to the clearinghouse)
-College Recruiting - "What to expect as you progress through high school."
-College Opportunities - D1, D2, D3, NAIA, JUCO, Prep Schools
-Paying for college - Full Athletic Scholarship, Partial Athletic Scholarship, Academic Scholarships
-Discussion on Red shirt, Grey shirt etc
-Discussion on getting exposure. What events should you attend?
**** PARENTS ARE ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND ****
The exposure portion of this event includes two showcase games. Players will be evaluated by College Coaches. The coaches will provide evaluations for our event recap that will be on the Rivals network. In addition, evaluations will be sent to college coaches throughout the country.
The combine includes the following:
Combine Part One: Static Measurements
-Height (with basketball shoes ON)
Combine Part Two: Dynamic Measurements
-Standing Broad Jump
-Half Suicide for time
-Box Shuttle for time
The following workshops will be provided to players and parents:
-Nutritional Workshop (OneBode)
-Body Wellness Workshop (MakePlays.com)
-Recruiting Workshop (RecruitAssist)
-The Art and Science of Paying for College (Campus Advisers)
-Seniors Only Workshop (Coach Howard Brown)
-Basketball Shooting Tips and Techniques (John Townsend)
-Coaching Clinic (for setting up AAU teams)
For every player attending this event: We will assist all players to find an opportunity to play on a club team after this event. We will assist you in finding a team or you will be invited to participate in our Player Development League.
Current commit list updated daily (starting 2/19/11)
Cost Per Player = $95 (Freshmen - Juniors)
Cost Per Player = $75 (Seniors)
Pay in advance by Paypal, or with a check 14 days prior to event
NOTE: Players, you will be given a card for measurements and times at each station that will be filled in by staff only. It is YOUR responibility to keep this through each station until the last combine event is completed and recorded. DO NOT LEAVE WITH THIS CARD.