I-72 PROSPECT SHOWCASE OVERVIEW
I-72 DO OR DIE PROSPECT SHOWCASE is an incredibly unique high school football camp experience that maximizes your entire allotment of time participating as a prospect. We will challenge you to be the best you can be to help you gain as much traction in recruitment for the 2018 football season. The showcase will begin with registration; every prospect must have submitted their PARENT SIGNED WAIVER FORM before they can participate-NO EXCEPTIONS! The day will consist of a warm up, Showcase Testing Stations, lunch break, and full padded LIVE group competition periods.
During the Showcase Testing Stations, prospects will compete in 7 stations. Their results will be timed/measured, recorded, posted to our online database, and shared with all college coaches in attendance after the camp has ended. Constant interaction with college coaches will occur throughout the showcase. If you are not prepared to begin your recruiting process, you will still be able to compete and be your best at this camp. Also, please understand some participants are too young for college coaches to legally and actively begin recruiting (especially the 2021 & 2022 classes). While this is a great opportunity to compete and provide data to your advantage, we ultimately want to provide all athletes with an opportunity to work on his craft.
I-72 DO OR DIE PROSPECT SHOWCASE looks to invite the top high school football talent with an emphasis in Iowa, Missouri, and Illinois I-72 communities. Prospects will have the chance to measure their athletic skill set, compete against the best high school football talent in this area, receive coaching and be evaluated by college coaching staffs.
7 SHOWCASE TIMING STATIONS:
40 YARD DASH
5-10-5 PRO SHUTTLE
3 CONE L-DRILL
60 YARD SHUTTLE
MED BALL TOSS
For each testing station, prospects will have two official attempts of each drill, with the possibility of additional attempts depending on the tempo of the station. Your results will be carefully recorded to be shared with the colleges in attendance, as well as a copy sent to participants showing individual and camp results. We encourage all prospects to look over this list of stations, and review the "TESTING" tab for additional information.
*40yd Dash (10yd Split)
The 40-yard dash is the marquee event at the showcase. 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 10-yard and 40-yard intervals. What the scouts are looking for is an explosion from a static start.
*Pro Shuttle 5-10-5
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, explodes 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.
*3 Cone L-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.
The 60yd shuttle measures the athlete's change of direction quickness, as well as overall stamina in 5, 10, and 15yd change of direction bursts. The athlete will begin with their hand on the line, then sprint 5 yards, touch the line, and come back, followed by the same change of direction sprint in 5, 10, and 15 yard increments. By the end of the rep, the athlete will have gone 60 yards total (5 back, 10 back, 15 back).
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.
The broad jump 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.
10lb Med Ball Toss
The Med Ball Toss measures an athletes upper body power and explosion. The athlete starts the drill in a seated position with their back against a solid surface. From there, the athlete will chest pass the med ball straight as far as he can throw it. Athlete's distance will be measured in how many feet they throw the med ball to its first bounce off the ground.
*Drill descriptions pulled from http://www.nfl.com/combine/workouts
"The I-72 Do or Die Prospect Showcase allowed college coaches and prospects to develop relationships through instructional time that resulted in several earning college scholarships for the following season."
2018 SHOWCASE COLLEGES
ABOUT 80 COLLEGES HAVE BEEN CONTACTED WITH INVITATIONS TO ATTEND THIS YEAR'S I-72 DO OR DIE PROSPECT SHOWCASE THAT INCLUDES COACHING STAFFS FROM FCS, FBS, DII, DIII, AND NAIA LEVELS. WE WILL CONTINUE TO UPDATE THIS LIST AS COLLEGE COACHES COMMIT TO ATTENDING THIS YEAR'S SHOWCASE.
QUINCY UNIVERSITY (GLVC)
TRUMAN STATE (GLVC)
SOUTHWEST BAPTIST (GLVC)
UPPER IOWA UNIVERSITY (NSIC)
NORTHWEST MISSOURI STATE (MIAA)
MISSOURI BAPTIST (AMC)