As you know, the second annual New York State High School Football Classic will be played Sunday, June 5 at the Carrier Dome. To kick off more than a month of Classic activities, the organization will host five combines across the state for underclassmen this Sunday, May 1.
All football players from grade 9 through 11 are eligible to attend. There is a $30 fee.
The location for local players is Half Hollow Hills West High School in Dix Hills, which is on Long Island. The combine is scheduled to begin at 9 a.m.
The top 250 finishers (according to a point system) will then advance to the Upstate-Downstate Elite Combine, which is scheduled to take place Sunday, June 5 (the day of the Classic) at East Syracuse-Minoa High School.
According to the Elmira Star-Gazette, players will be tested in the following disciplines: 40-yard dash, agility (short shuffle), vertical jump, bench press (185-pound reps), broad jump, and three-cone drill. The paper said athletes can opt out of testing in any particular area, and the score will be left blank.
Like I said above, the cost to enter the combine is $30 per athlete. Walk-ups will be accepted.
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