NFL Pre-Draft Training
Certified Trainers will prepare athletes in the following concentrations:
The 40-yard dash is the marquee event at the combine. 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, 20 and 40-yard intervals. What the scouts are looking for is an explosion from a static start.
The bench press is a test of strength -- 225 pounds, as many reps as the athlete can get. What the NFL scouts are also looking for is endurance. Anybody can do a max one time, but what the bench press tells the pro scouts is how often the athlete frequented his college weight room for the last 3-5 years.
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 like being in gym class back in junior high school. Basically, it 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.
3 cone 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 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, explodse 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
The right nutrition, as well as the proper balance of carbs, fats and protein, can mean the difference between a first round pick and a third round pick.
College Pro Day
Individualized assessments — As you begin to build your abilities, we’ll set the bar a little higher and help you reach it.
Small training classes —You’ll train with other NFL combine athletes in a small group setting. This will not only assist you in getting personally stronger, but you’ll also heighten your competitiveness.
Drills —You can’t get stronger or faster if you don’t drill. We’ll put you through your paces so you have the best chance to stand out at the combine.
Interview preparation — Nervous about your NFL interviews? You won’t be after we prepare you. It’s all part of the mental training that goes into our program.
Pre-Acclimation Training (P.A.T)
Athletes are prepared for life as a student-athlete as they transition from High School to College. They are enlightened about study sessions where they use this as a study block to do schoolwork. Requirement hours for study block vary depending on the sport and college and/or university the student-athlete attends. The student-athlete will also do a weekly check in with coaches wh0 are currently recruiting them. Assistance from academic counselors can help decide on the amount of weekly hours needed for study block for that particular student-athlete. The student-athlete encompasses all these task while maintain a high school class schedule and a vigorous after school workout regimen. The purpose of P.A.T is to prepare the student-athlete for the college transitions, where they will have to maintain class schedule, workout regimen, practice and study block.
School of Passing: A.R.M Science
All quarterbacks want to pass the ball. A quarterback’s success as a passer depends a great deal on the amount of time that he devotes to learning the proper mechanics for throwing the ball. One of the most important ways for the quarterback to grow is to master the throwing techniques. Before passing, the quarterback needs to master securing the ball in both hands, taking the drop that the play requires, and executing the footwork needed to prepare to pass. A.R.M science teaches just that! Accuracy, Repetition and Mechanics will ensure that the Quarterback is equipped with the tools to become a great passer. Pocket Awareness, Drivability and Coverage Recognition will also be infused into the training.
Speed University: Motion Mechanics
Speed University is training to develop all qualities of movement to a level that will provide a solid base on which to build each successive step. This includes programs to increase body control, strength, muscle endurance, and sustained effort (muscular and cardiovascular, anaerobic and aerobic). Functional strength and explosive movements against medium to heavy resistance is incorporated in Motion Mechanics. We will implement high-speed movements through plyometrics to develop explosive hopping, jumping, bounding and cyclic motion. Athletes will also work on sprinting form and speed endurance to develop sprinting technique and improving the length of time you are able to maintain their speed. We also implement Sport loading to develop specific speed for individual sports. Working on mobility to develop range of motion will help to prevent injuries during the individual athletic performance.
These clinics are designed to teach and inform student-athletes on how to become a better football player and/or athlete in general, improve their speed, agility and explosiveness and take their game to the next level. Fuel Sports Performance strength and conditioning coache Brandon Trusty and Instructional Specialist Damon McNair will conduct the skills clinics. The skills clinics will have the following benefits on the athlete:
A strong foundation for football and speed/agility
Obtain an individual performance evaluation in football and speed/agility
Learn Skill Enhancement practice drills
Speed and agility drills
Competitive drills to drive improvement
Improve in all aspects of the game
Improve performance through video
FUEL Training Systems
FUEL applies a multifaceted system that generate results. The team of specialists will provide you with the tools you need to perform at your highest level. FUEL is solely dedicated to helping you maximize your potential by:
Improving performance (career productivity)
Decreasing injury potential (career longevity)
Motivating through education (strategies for success)
Helping you achieve your goals is our passion and priority. Every FUEL Training program places a major emphasis on the educational components of training. Only by understanding our specific training methods, and how each applies to your sport, can you truly achieve greater success.
Providing every student-athlete the necessary:
We create specialized training to meet the demands of their sport and position. In doing so, we increase the following measures:
Preventing the likelihood of injury for the longevity of their career and a lifetime of health.
Through performance enhancement, allowing student-athletes to accomplish and realize their dreams of athletic success.
Developing a success oriented and focused environment that encompasses training, nutrition, and rehabilitation.
Psychologically develop the competitive mindset and attitude of a champion.