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The Speed Report: The Essence of High School Combines and Your Playersby: Dale Baskett
Football Speed Specialist
© March 2008
High school combines nationally have mushroomed over the last five years. Is it a fad or is it here to stay? Personally, I think it will stay for a while.
Some years ago I was living in Seattle and for a point in time was the speed coach for the Seattle Seahawks. I was obviously aware of the NFL combines that were conducted at that level. In those days the statistics recorded by the organizations were strictly confidential; they were not public knowledge. Today, the combines are live on television. However, the statistics are still highly regarded information for qualifying selective choices. The NFL combines afford an overview of how the athletes perform in the flesh. Film study obviously doesn’t tell you everything. Coaches get to see how the athletes compete against other peers as they try to gain favor.
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