The athletes will execute drills by position. These drills are the same
drills used by the NFL at the combine. Each position will have up to 8 tests. Below are just some of the drills.
QB – Pocket Movement
QB – 3-5-5-7 Step Drops/Throws
RB/FB – Off-tackle Reaction
RB/FB – COD Pitch Drill
RB/FB – Pass Routes
OL – COD Wave Drill
OL – Long Pull
OL – Short Pull Power
OL – Pass Pro Mirror
OL – Pass Pro Rush L & R
DB – Back Pedal, Turn and Catch
DB – “W” Drill
DB – Back Pedal, Weave, 90 Degree and Catch
DB – Back Pedal, Break Forward, Speed Turn and Catch
LB - 4-Bag Agility Drill
LB – Wave Drill
LB – 45 Degree Pass Drop and Catch
LB – Pass Rush L & R
LB – 90 Degree Catch Drill
DL – Punch, Hand, Shiver Drill
DL – Body Control Drill
DL – 4-Bag COD Drill
DL – Pass Rush L & R
WR/TE – Sideline Tap-Tap Drill
WR/TE – Over Shoulder Catch Drill
WR/TE – Pass Routes
WR/TE - The Gauntlet
Elite Recruit 300 prides itself on having THE most comprehensive combine and testing in the entire country BAR NONE. The positional drills on the left side of the screen and below are a sample of drills players are tested on. It's extremely important to attend combines that feature electronic or laser timing. Why? Because more and more college coaches are becoming aware of "phantom timing". What this means is with handheld watches the human error issue almost always occurs. A person could run a 4.5 second 40-yard dash but the handheld watches may say 4.7 second. This could hurt a player. Then there are times when a player does actually run a faster time than what they are clocked at. There have been numerous cases where certain players are given a faster time than others because of their ranking or status. ER 300 holds no favorites no matter where a player is ranked. Watch both Fusion Sport Smartspeed videos to get a sense of the timing system we use and all of it's capabilities as well as how to run your best 40 yard dash ever. You will be blown away at the data collection capabilities. Although our staff will use handheld stopwatches, they are strictly for comparison and only the laser timing will be officially used.
Players should begin their preparation for a combine several weeks in advance in order to get the best out of themselves. Take these tests just as you would the ACT test. Take it seriously. You should always be aware of what you will be doing at a combine so that you are not caught off guard. Most athletes understand the value of a good combine and performing well at it. Elite Recruit 300 uses only the very best equipment available. Fusion Sport is our choice for timing gear. It’s widely known as the best timing gear on the market.
The 40-yard dash is the event that everyone looks at as THE EVENT at the combine. Speed, speed, speed is the important thing to remember but also remember not having an “elite” time does not disqualify you with schools. This test is all about power and explosion.
Standard push ups replace the bench press more for safety with ER 300. The foal is for the athlete to rep out as many push ups as they can during a 60 second time limit. The amount of push ups is then measured against the ER 300 chart based on position the player plays. The player then has the number on the chart added in to their total score.
The Vertical Jump will test an athlete’s lower-body power and explosion. The athlete starts from a flat-footed stance and reaches up to his max reach first. This will be measured. The difference between the reach and the flag the athlete touches is his vertical jump.
The Broad Jump will test an athlete’s lower body strength and power. The athlete should begin with feet slightly wider than shoulder width. They will ten explode off the ground propelling themselves as forward as they can go. This will be measured by where the back foot lands and from that heel. Balance, coordination and power is what this will measure.
3 Cone Drill or “L” Cone drill
The setup begins with three cones going to the right and set up in an “L” formation. This drill will test the ability of the athlete to change directions at max speed. The athlete will begin from the starting line, then run ahead 5 yards to the cone and back. He must touch with his hand inside or near the cone and run back to the start line. He will then turn again after touch with his hand inside again then run back toward the first cone you touched but this time you run around toward the 3rd cone and figure 8 and sprint back to the start line.
This is also called the “Short Shuttle” and “20 yard Shuttle” as well. Here your lateral quickness and burst will be tested in a short. The athlete starts with hand on the ground and explode forward 5 yards to the right and touch next to the cone then sprint back 10 yards to your left. Your left hand should touch the line, then turn back and sprint 5 yards back past the middle or starting cone.
60 Yard Shuttle
4 cones are set up 5 yards apart. The athlete will run to the first line the cone is set on, Turn and sprint back to the starting point. He will then run to the next cone and back to the start. This is done with each cone. This will not only test an athlete with their short and small area burst but their endurance as well.