Athletes with sharpened skills are often described as being in the Zone, a trance-state where fields shorten, opponents slow down, and "To Serve Man" is revealed to be—a cookbook. Add an ironic twist to game day with today’s deal: for $90, you get a two-day football combine at Edge Combines (a $165 value), which takes place July 7–8 at Sprague High School, and a one-year online subscription to the Edge Advantage support program (a $24 value; a $189total value). The combine welcomes any player entering grades 9–12.
Developed by Jordan Kent, a former three-sport letterman at the University of Oregon, Edge Combines' two-day football combine tests high-school grid runners with skill drills modeled after the NFL's springtime Organized Team Activities (OTA) program—all run by a staff of collegiate-level coaches and players. Eschewing pads, tackles, and spiked World War I helmets, the combine blasts quarterbacks, running backs, tight ends, and other offensive positions with an intense regimen tailored to their role on the gridiron. To further end-zone endeavors, players will also investigate video footage of NFL pros running the same drills and shuffles of varying superness. The final session concludes with combine testing in the 40-yard dash, vertical jump, broad jump, and short shuttle. Edge posts the results online for easy forwarding to coaches and hard-to-impress linebacker grandmas.
Edge Combines keeps the competition fun with a chance to win prizes during lunch, and supplies all necessary food, drinks, and snacks, as well as two workout shirts. Combine participants can maintain their hard-won physical gains and accidentally evolved third arms with one year of online workout and nutrition tips. Access to a directory of collegiate contacts also gives high-school athletes a leg up during the recruiting process.
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