SportsRadio 610 Combine
Sports Radio 610 and Bud Light, the official beer of NFL Fans Everywhere, want you to get in the action at the Sports Radio 610 Combine! This is your opportunity to run the same drills that prospects are evaluated on at the pro combine.
Velocity Sports Performance will be on hand to give you official times in drills including: the 40 yard dash, Vertical Jump, Broad Jump, Push Ups, 3 Cone Drill, Shuttle Run and the Wonderlic Test!
Saturday, February 22nd from 2pm till 6pm we’ll be at Rice University Holloway Field (Main and University) where you can compete against your friends and all the hosts here at 610 (You must be 21+ to enter and 23+ to participate in combine drills).
Plus…don’t worry if you’re not the fastest or if you can’t jump the highest…Bud Light will have the Bud Light “Fan Camp” on hand to see if you are “Up For Whatever”.
This event is designed to give you the opportunity to participate in the same evaluation assessments that pro prospects must go through every year in order to get drafted. With Houston having the #1 overall pick in the draft, speculation and interest in who they will draft is HUGE…so…see how you stack up against them! Whether you are just an average joe, or a former/current athlete, how do you think you would do in an athletic evaluation similar to the one pro prospects go through? The Sports Radio 610 Combine will emulate the pro combine with times and results posted to a “leader board” of the top performers.
Description Of The Drills:
Each participant will have at two opportunities to complete each drill.
• 40-yard dash
The 40-yard dash is the marquee event at the combine. It’s kind of like the 100-meters at the Olympics: It’s all about speed, explosion and watching skilled athletes run great times. These athletes are timed at 20 and 40-yard intervals. What the scouts are looking for is an explosion from a static start.
Push ups are a test of strength — as many reps as the athlete can get. What is measured here is endurance and core strength.
• Vertical jump
The vertical jump is all about lower-body explosion and power. The athlete stands flat-footed and they measure his reach. It is important to accurately measure the reach, because the differential between the reach and the flag the athlete touches is his vertical jump measurement.
• Broad jump
The broad jump is like being in gym class back in junior high school. Basically, it is testing an athlete’s lower-body explosion and lower-body strength. The athlete starts out with a stance balanced and then he explodes out as far as he can. It tests explosion and balance, because he has to land without moving.
• 3 cone drill
The 3 cone drill tests an athlete’s ability to change directions at a high speed. Three cones in an L-shape. He starts from the starting line, goes 5 yards to the first cone and back. Then, he turns, runs around the second cone, runs a weave around the third cone, which is the high point of the L, changes directions, comes back around that second cone and finishes.
• Shuttle run
The short shuttle is the first of the cone drills. It is known as the 5-10-5. What it tests is the athlete’s lateral quickness and explosion in short areas. The athlete starts in the three-point stance, explodse out 5 yards to his right, touches the line, goes back 10 yards to his left, left hand touches the line, pivot, and he turns 5 more yards and finishes.
• The Wonderlic Test
Before athletes are evaluated on their physical abilities, they are evaluated mentally first. The Wonderlic Test is a popular intelligence test used to assess the aptitude of potential prospects for learning and problem-solving in a range of occupations. The score is calculated as the number of correct answers given in the allotted time. Depending on a participants score, they will be classified into a position (Quarterbacks usually score the highest, while Running Backs score the lowest.. e.g. Aaron Rodgers scored a 35 while Frank Gore scored a 6).
What Else Will Be There?
Our friends from Bud Light will be there with some ice cold drinks and their own “Fan Camp”! Below is a description of the games that will be included in the Bud Light Fan Camp:
- Cannon Catch
- Obstacle Course
- Field Goal Station
- Flag Football
- Precision Pass
PARK IN WEST LOT 4 AT RICE UNIVERSITY