The combine event, across all sports, has been used to measure an athlete’s performance metrics in a controlled environment. It will typically consist of a variety of physical tests such as the vertical jump, broad jump, 40yd dash and other sport specific drills.
The data is used to provide information to coaches and scouts to determine which athletes possess the athletic capabilities to play at the next level. The data is also used to compare current and past data to better predict the success of the athlete performing the test.
The combine will cover all aspects of athletic performance. They will measure vertical and horizontal jumping power (vertical jump/broad jump), lateral and linear agility (5-10-5/shuttle run) and speed (40yd dash). At the professional level, not only will these numbers determine whether or not an athlete will be selected but it can also influence how much a selected athlete would get paid.
Of some 1,276 athletes tested in the Chicago, the following scores have been the best:
- 40 yd dash – 4.457
- Vertical Jump – 38.4 inches
- Broad Jump – 127 inches
Join us at The Fit Institute on 10/17/2020 from 1-4pm for our very own Combine for both kids and high school athletes. See how well you can perform the most common combine events in a fun and socially distant outdoor event!