Join athletes from the class of 2021 and top underclassmen looking to showcase their talent at The DICK’S Sporting Goods Combines, to be held in 10 locations this off-season. These events allow athletes to test themselves against not only the nation’s current best but also against the college and NFL greats who attended the same events while in high school and receive a verified football rating for a chance to earn a shot at going all the way to The DICK’S Sporting Goods Finals in June.
Tested last year? Come see where you've improved before moving onto the next level! Still being slept on? Then it’s time to make a name for yourself. Think you are amongst the nation’s best? Come earn your spot amongst the elite!
A $30 registration fee for the DICK’S Combine will allow participants to be measured, photographed and then after a dynamic warm-up, compete in the four testing events in a safe, supervised and professional environment:
40-yard Dash (two attempts, fastest time kept)
20-yard or 5-10-5 shuttle (one attempt to left, one to right, fastest time kept)
Vertical Jump (standing jump, two attempts, best jump kept)
Kneeling Power Ball toss (6 lbs. ball toss, two attempts, best toss kept)
Upon completion of the testing, athletes will receive an athletic football rating, which lets them know how they rank amongst not only their peers but also some of the greats of the game, most of whom have participated during the 25 years of Student Sports football events. Athletes will also receive an exclusive DICK’S Combine compression shirt.
Post-event, official scores and data will be distributed to college programs across the country via The UCReport, and countless participants last year saw their first scholarship offers and additional college interest come in after outstanding testing performances at one of the DICK’S Combines.
Top performers by position from The DICK’S Sporting Goods Combines nationwide as well as other top prospects evaluated on tape will be invited to compete amongst the nation’s top players at the 10th annual DICK’S Final, a three-day event each summer which includes the 7ON Championship, Final 5 Linemen Challenge, and Rating National Championship competitions.
*Athletes from the class of 2020 may also participate in the DICK’S Combines but are not eligible to compete at the DICK’S Finals.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
THE DICK'S SPORTING GOODS COMBINES
Q: Who can attend a The DICK’S Sporting Goods Combine? Can seniors (Class of 2020) attend a DICK’S Combine?
A: The DICK’S Combines are for ALL athletes in grades 7-12. Seniors (Class of 2020) are allowed to attend a DICK'S Combine but are not eligible to attend The DICK’S Sporting Goods Nationals. Eligible junior high school athletes will have the opportunity to be tested in the last time session of each DICK'S Combine. Check the schedule for updates on these dates and locations.
Q: What’s the cost of attending a DICK’S Combine?
A: The cost to attend a DICK’S Combine is $30 per athlete.
Q: What is the difference between a DICK'S Combine and a Regional Camp?
A: There are not any all-position regional camps being run by Student Sports this year. We look forward to offering great athlete opportunities and experiences through The DICK’S Sporting Goods Combines, the Elite 11 QB Regional Camps, the Elite 11 QB Academies and the Final 5 OL Academies. Top performers from The DICK’S Combines will be eligible for selection to compete at The DICK’S Sporting Goods Nationals as well in June.
Q: What is the refund policy?
A: All payments are non-refundable and non-transferable.
Q: Can a bad performance at a DICK'S Combine hurt my stock?
A: No, because of the “scratch rule.” Student Sports cares about the athlete first. If an athlete does not like a particular mark, the time or mark may be scratched from the results. Even so, college coaches put more emphasis on how players perform in pads. A disappointing time in the 40 will not lead to colleges dropping a player. At events, running backs and wide receivers have run 4.8′s and linebackers run 5.2′s and still sign with major D‐I programs.
Q: How do I scratch my testing results?
A: Athletes can scratch their results onsite at the check-out station at the event. Or athletes can email firstname.lastname@example.org after the event to have their results scratched. Please be sure to include the athlete’s name, event attended and the results you want to have scratched. Please note that scratching any of the testing results will not yield a Rating.
Q: My school is not listed on the registration page. What should I do?
A: If you do not see your school on the list of high schools after selecting the state, you can request to have your school added to the list. Please complete your registration using another school from the appropriate state then email the athletes name, correct high school, including the school city & state and the event registered to attend. To report a missing school and/or have your school updated, please click HERE now.
Q: I registered for a DICK'S Combine; will I now get a confirmation email?
A: Yes. You and your parent or guardian will get an email confirming your registration and another event reminder email the Monday before the event. If you have not received your confirmation within a day of signing up, please check your spam, events or junk email folders. You will need to print out this confirmation and bring with you to the DICK'S Combine.
Q: I registered for a DICK'S Combine and did not receive my confirmation email with my Event Pass. How can I retrieve it?
A: Try looking in all of your spam, events or junk mail folders to see if our email landed there first. If you cannot find the email, then you can email Bob Masajo at email@example.com or Kirsten Leetch at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please be sure to include the athlete’s name, the event date and location and time session that you are registered to attend in your email. Please do not register for the event a second time.
Q: Why are there different check-in times for certain athletes? Will I be missing something by coming later in the day?
A: You will not miss anything with a later check-in time. Every athlete has the same experience regardless of the check-in time. Please stick to your scheduled check-in time.
Q: I am a coach or parent that is bringing several athletes that have different check-in times. How can I get them all checked‐in and tested together?
A: In order to keep the check-‐in lines down, we ask that athletes show up and check‐ in at the designated times.
Q: Can I go to a DICK'S Combine to watch?
A: It depends on the venue. At outdoor facilities, all parents and spectators will be allowed to watch the event from a designated viewing area only. Parents and spectators will not be allowed on the field, sideline or track. At indoor facilities space is very limited, the viewing area will depend on the venue. We must keep the fields and testing area safe for all participants however we will do our best to provide as much viewing room as possible.
Q: Online registration is closed but will I be able to register onsite at the DICK'S Combine as a walkup?
A: We would love to stay and test everyone however, due to time constraints and limited supplies, we have to limit registration for each event. If time and supplies permit, walk-ups will be taken after all registered athletes have checked in.
Q: I will not be able to attend the event I registered for. Can I give my Event Pass to my teammate or relative?
A: No. The Event Pass is non-transferable and is tied to your personal information for that event. Your teammate or relative must register using a different email address. Using another person’s Event Pass will link your testing results to their name and profile. If you are unable to attend the DICK'S Combine that you registered for, please let Bob Masajo know at email@example.com or Kirsten Leetch at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Q: How can I change my registration information?
A: To make a change or correction to your registration information, please email Bob Masajo at email@example.com or Kirsten Leetch at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please be sure to include the athlete’s name, event, with time session that you are registered to attend and what you would like us to update in your email.
Q: I am a quarterback and registered to attend a DICK'S Combine event before I received an invite to the Elite 11 QB Regional camp, what should I do?
A: The same testing will be administered at the Elite 11 QB Regional camp. It’s up to you if you would like to attend both events. If you were invited to attend the Elite 11 QB Regional camp and do not wish to attend the DICK'S Combine, please contact Bob Masajo at email@example.com or Kirsten Leetch firstname.lastname@example.org.
Q: What will I be tested in?
A: The 40‐yard dash (twice, fastest time kept), vertical jump (highest jump kept), the 20‐yard shuttle (twice, fastest time kept) and the kneeling power ball throw (twice, farthest throw kept).
Q: How heavy is the Powerball?
A: The weight of the Powerball is 6 pounds.
Q: How long does the testing at a DICK'S Combine take?
A: Once an athlete is checked it should take no more than an hour or so to complete testing. Every athlete has the same experience regardless of check-in time.
Q: Will there be football-specific drills or 1 on 1’s at the DICK'S Combines?
A: No. The DICK'S Combine is strictly for testing an athlete’s athletic ability. There will not be
football related drills or activities that take place at the DICK'S Combines. However some DICK'S Combines are followed by an Elite 11 QB regional, so skill players can stay after to run routes and catch passes with the quarterbacks. To register as a pass-catcher for an Elite 11 QB regional click HERE.
Q: How do I get my official Rating results?
A: You will leave the DICK'S Combine with your unofficial results in hand.
Q: What do I need to bring to the DICK'S Combine?
A: Cleats/running shoes to run in, workout gear and your Event Pass and Event waiver, which can be found in the email confirmation. Take a look at the field-type beforehand to determine the best type of cleats/shoes you should run in. NO TRACK SPIKES!! We recommend that athletes leave all valuables in the car or with parents or coaches. Every registered athlete will receive an event t-shirt at the event.
Student Sports is not responsible for any lost or stolen items, please pack accordingly and note that you don’t need to bring a lot to test.
Q: It’s raining will the DICK'S Combine be cancelled?
A: The DICK'S Combine will be held rain or shine. Just like a football game only in the event of lightning will athletes be pulled off of the field for safety.
Q: I would like to volunteer as a coach or event helper. Where can I sign up?
A: Coaches can register to volunteer at an event HERE.
Q: I’m an athlete in junior high school. Can I still attend a DICK'S Combine?
A: Yes, all athletes in grades 7-12 can attend a DICK'S Combine. Athletes must be 13-years old however to participate. For more information about our youth events please email Eugene Jackson at email@example.com.
Q: I am from a media outlet and I’d like to come to a DICK'S Combine. Do I need to pre-register to attend?
A: Yes, media outlets must pre-register and be pre-approved before coming to DICK'S Combines. Media will be able to pre-register once the dates and locations have been released.
Q: Will the testing results be posted publicly?
A: Testing results will be viewable for college coaches through The UCReport, but not posted publicly. Each athlete will leave the event with their results as well.
Q: I read the FAQ and still need assistance. What can I do?