Orange Bowl Florida High School Football Showcase

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Date: February 17, 2018
Time: 9:00am - 3:00pm
Location: Nova Southeastern University

 

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PURPOSE

The Orange Bowl’s mission and vision is to promote and serve South Florida in order to inspire youth, engage the community and enhance the economy. The Orange Bowl Florida High School Football Showcase meets that mission and vision by providing an opportunity for young student-athletes to use their football and academic skills to attend college and ultimately earn a degree. This effectively has the profound effect of changing young peoples' lives.

EVENT OVERVIEW

The Orange Bowl Florida High School Football Showcase is a FREE one day event, in association with the National Football Foundation (NFF) and its local chapters, that will bring together Florida high school seniors and educational institutions in Division II, III, and NAIA programs from across the country. A series of tests and drills will be run that will best display each player's various talents at their respective positions. Following the showcase, players and universities will meet to discuss scholarship opportunities for the participating athletes.

The Showcase will be held on Saturday, February 17th, 2018 at Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, FL. It will feature athletes from all over South Florida and bring together outstanding educational institutions in Division II, III and NAIA programs from across the country. The Showcase is organized and managed by quality football coaches hand selected by the Orange Bowl. A series of tests and drills will be ran that best display each player's various talents at their respective positions. Following the activities, players and universities will meet to discuss scholarship opportunities for the participating athletes. Admission is restricted to the athletes, participating coaches, visiting high school and college coaches, college administrators and the media.

The Orange Bowl Florida High School Football Showcase is one of four being conducted nationally in association with the NFF.

 

HOW IT WORKS

All student-athletes must pre-register. The participant must be a graduating high school senior and who has not accepted a scholarship offer from a Division I football program. In addition they must meet the following qualifications:

  • Have a 2.5 GPA or higher in 16 Core Courses (please visit http://www.ncaa.org/student-athletes/future/core-courses for a description of NCAA Eligible Core Courses)

AND

  • Have an SAT score of 840 (math and verbal only) or higher on the old format (SAT exams taken prior to March 2016) or an SAT score of 920 (math and verbal only) or higher on new format (SAT exams taken after March 2016)

OR

  • Have a composite ACT Score of 18 or higher or a sum score of 68 or higher

All Division II, III, and NAIA athletic directors and head football coaches are invited to attend. There will be ample time for coaches to view the athletes in drills and to talk to them individually about their respective football programs. Staffs from admissions and financial aid departments are encouraged to attend as well.

 

SCHEDULE (subject to change)

  • 7:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. - Registration
  • 9:00 a.m. - 9:15 a.m. - Student-Athlete Welcome
  • 9:15 a.m. - 9:25 a.m. - College Coaches Welcome
  • 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. - Linemen Drills / Skill Players Testing
  • 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. - Skill Players Drills / Linemen Testing
  • 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. - 7 on 7 Games / Student-Athletes Meet with College Coaches

 

KEY REMINDERS

  • No parent participation will be allowed at the Orange Bowl Florida High School Football Showcase.
  • Scouts and recruiters are not permitted at the Showcase.
  • Students must provide their own transportation to and from Nova Southeastern University.
  • Students are responsible to bring two pairs of shoes (football shoes and running shoes).
  • Students are encouraged to bring extra copies of transcripts and test scores .
  • Water will be provided.

 

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

Eligiblity Center
http://www.ncaapublications.com/productdownloads/EB17.pdf

Division II
http://www.ncaa.org/student-athletes/play-division-ii-sports

Division III
http://www.ncaa.org/student-athletes/play-division-iii-sports

NAIA
http://www.naia.org/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=27900&ATCLID=205323548

Core Courses
http://www.ncaa.org/student-athletes/future/core-courses

Test Scores
http://www.ncaa.org/student-athletes/future/test-scores

Concussion Awareness & Safety Recognition
http://community.orangebowl.org/obyfa/obyfa-events/concussion-awareness-and-safety-recognition-program/

Free Application for Student Aid (FAFSA)
https://fafsa.ed.gov/


 

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For more information on the Orange Bowl Florida High School Football Showcase, please contact Andrew Sommella at obshowcase@orangebowl.org or 305-341-4740.

 

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