Southern Ohio Medical Center’s Sports Motion “All Sport Combine” will take place on June 1 at Valley High School. The event, which begins at 9:00 a.m., is free to watch and open to the public.
The All Sport Combine features local athletes, from incoming high school freshmen to incoming college freshman, and lets them compete in a variety of drills designed to measure their strength, speed and agility. It will also help them be able to compete at the next level.
“It’s an opportunity for athletes in the area to come and get objective measurements for certain athletic abilities,” SOMC Sports Motion Athletic Trainer Matt Wilson said. “They’ll be able to send their results to college recruiters as official times and measurements.”
Events in which combine participants will compete include a 40-yard dash, 3-cone drill, 20-yard shuttle, vertical jump, broad jump, bench pressing and – new to this year’s event – the power ball throw.
In addition to giving athletes an objective measure of their talents, the All Sport Combine will also bestow bragging rights to the school that boasts the best overall impressive performance.
“We offer a team-event atmosphere at our combine,” Wilson said. “When it’s all over, we’re going to name an overall school winner as well as an overall individual winner.”
For additional information, please contact Brad Zieber at 740-356-7572 or Matt Wilson at 740-356-7650. To learn more about Sports Motion, “like” SOMC Sports Motion on Facebook at www.facebook.com/SOMCSportsMotion.