WSFL Combine and Clinic - May 18

Get ready for the WSFL combine amd clinic, which is being held May 18 at Scottsdale CC near Phoenix. This event is primarily for those attending WSFL JCs: Mesa, Pima, Phoenix, Ariz. Western, Dixie St., Snow, Eastern Ariz., Scottsdale, NMMI, and Glendale. Many four-year schools will be in attendance. The 2002 events will be free to participants and provide excellent exposure.

Locations: Scottsdale CC in Arizona.

Dates: May 18

Eligibility: To attend athletes must meet the following criteria:

  1. Be entering their sophomore season in the fall of 2002 OR be a sophomore who was a starter for his team in 2001 and whose eligibility has expired in 2001 but is still awaiting a scholarship offer.
  2. Must have played JC football during the 2000 or 2001 season.
  3. Must be in good academic standing & able to transfer to 4-year school by summer 2003.
  4. Must be currently enrolled at a JC.
  5. Freshman qualifiers seeking early transfer must be recommended by a coach.

Get scouted, increase your learning, and have fun!
Photo from SoCal combine 2001.

Cost: Free to participants. Includes a great t-shirt!

Event Time: TBD. Check in will begin 1 1/2 hours prior to start of testing.

Agenda: The combine and clinic will begin with check-in, photo, weight and height measurement. The athlete will then receive a number to wear for identification purposes.

The following tests will be given:

  • 40-yard dash
  • Shuttle Run
  • Bench Press (Maximum repetitions at 185 lbs. for skill players and 225 for linemen)
  • Vertical Jump

It's important to note that participants are NOT required to take all of the tests and that one's results can be 'scratched', which means they won't be distributed in the final combine reports.

20-yard Shuttle at 2001 Combine

After testing athletes will break into groups and work on selected skills:

  • Quarterbacks, Receivers, Tight ends, Defensive Backs, ½ of linebackers: Agilities, One-on-ones, Seven-on-seven
  • Offensive and defensive line: Agilities, sled work, bag work, Obstacle course (emphasizing footwork: running ropes, bag step-overs, etc.).
  • Linebackers: Agilities and drills
  • Running backs: Agilities and drills
  • Kickers/ Punters/ Long Snappers: Drills for accuracy and distance

Participants receive instruction from top coaches.

In its first year the SoCal and NorCal combines were a smashing success with over 320 participants over the course of two great weekends. Check out just a few of the players who attended last year and their current status:

Nathan Chandler, Pasadena – Iowa signee
Andy Goodenough, Palomar – Arizona State signee
Beau Pierce, Allan Hancock – San Jose State. Combine helped him land his scholarship.
Brandon Fischer, Santa Ana – Will likely sign with 1A or 1AA in February. Had a great season.
Luke Rowley, Riverside – Terrific athlete with 1A ability.
Derrick Barnes, Santa Ana – UNLV signee

Jeremiah Cockherhan, Chaffey – Hawaii signee
Ken Farley, Jr., Fullerton – Oregon State. Combine helped him get to OSU.
Lewis Areyan, El Camino – Arizona State signee
Gerald Sykes, Palomar – San Diego St. signee
James Benton, Fullerton – 1A schools recruiting him hard!
Shaheed Richardson, Chaffey – Iowa State signee

Chad Kalilimoku, Santa Ana – Hawaii signee
Ryan Kroeker, Bakersfield – All-conference player. Sacramento St. signee.
James Julian, San Mateo – Cincinnati signee
Jeremiah Imperial, San Diego Mesa - New Mexico State signee
John West, Yuba – Hawaii signee
Perry Cloud, Shasta
– San Jose State. Combine helped him land scholarship following his graduation.

Brian Cavanaugh, West Valley – Syracuse signee
Andy Weldon, Shasta – Boise State signee
David Ashkinaz, De Anza – Central Florida signee.
Steve Church, Shasta – Nevada signee
Matt Raivio, Foothill – Northern Arizona signee

Talifaia "Ryan" Atoe, Redwoods – Idaho signee
Scott McNamarra, Gavilan – Sacramento State signee
Patrice Mwamba-Majondo, Hartnell – Texas Tech
Darius Thomas, Chabot – Taking 1A trips in January.
Garry Torre, San Mateo – Portland State signee
Brandon Catanese, Shasta – Oregon State signee

Ryan Gilbert, El Camino - N. Illinois signee
Eric Rapley, Saddleback - Utah State signee
Mike Souza, Hartnell - Illinos State signee
Mike Cox, Shasta - Arkansas St. signee
Josh Veal, Shasta - Houston signee
Courtney Anderson, Contra Costa - San Jose St. signee

Many more to be added...

Video Tapes: Athletes and/or their coaches are encouraged to bring highlight films to the event.

What to bring: Cleats and running shoes, video tape of game footage (possibly multiple copies), transcript (required; should be sent ahead of time)

Registration: Each athlete must complete a Registration Form and send a copy of his transcript (required). Your coach will have a form to complete.

Academic Transcripts Required: Transcripts will be duplicated and made available to the coaches who attend or order the results of the combine. Therefore, it is of utmost importance to send transcripts right away.

Social Event: Shortly after the clinic there will be a social function -- including dinner -- for the coaches who attend.

Show your best stuff in the drills!

How high can you go?

Join us in May 2002.


An official registration form will be made available to you shortly!

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY: We are seeking a number of volunteers to help in a number of ways. Some have already expressed interest. If you are interested, please send an email to Arna Bontemps at Scottsdale CC.WSFL Combine Coordinator. We appreciate it!

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