Maui Football Combine Partners with Sport Testing.com

April 20, 2012, 8:33 PM HST · Updated April 20, 8:49 PM
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The third annual Maui Football Combine will be held Friday, June 15, at Lahainaluna Stadium. Athletes are required to check-in at 4 p.m. The official testing starts at 6 p.m.

“We are always looking for ways to improve,” Maui Football Combine Director Rodney Yap said. “So when the opportunity to form a partnership with Sport Testing.com presented itself we were excited about the possibilities.

“Sport Testing.com is a Toronto-based company that shared our vision for the Maui Football Combine and understood the obstacles our athletes face being on the Neighbor Island.”

Sport Testing.com is a sport-specific, state-of-the-art athlete assessment company.  “The digital equipment, big-screen monitors and laser timing their experts are bringing here elevates our combine to a professional standard Hawaii has never seen before.”

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“It’s a thrill for us to be able to come to your beautiful state and test your athletes,” said Sport Testing Cofounder Jonathon Hollins. “What makes our solution especially good for Hawaii-based athletes is that the data we collect is accurate, standardized and shared in a way that protects privacy, yet lets you know how you stack up to rival and higher level athletes. So Hawaii can benchmark and compete easily with other athletes from around North America for scholarships – without having to travel as much.”

“Unlike with hand times, coaches, athletes and scouts can all put their trust in Sport Testing data,” Hollins added. “As a neutral third party running unassailably accurate timing gates, we take bias, human error, and lack of standardization out of the equation.”

“A half-second difference on the 40 can represent millions of dollars or months of hard training. Why leave that up to somebody else’s reflexes? We look forward to showcasing your state’s talents in football.”

Registration is open online at Maui Football Combine. The deadline to register is 6 p.m., June 5. No late entries will be allow.

The Maui Football Combine is open to all Maui Interscholastic League underclassmen football players. Current freshmen, sophomores and juniors are eligible. St. Anthony, Molokai and Seabury Hall 8-man football players are welcome to participate. Visiting or off-island athletes need approval before being cleared to register.

Underclassmen girls are encouraged to participate and must register as a team with their respective head coach.

Athletes will be tested for speed in the 40-yard dash, explosive lateral movement in the Pro Agility Shuttle, change of direction in the 3-Cone Shuttle, lower extremity explosiveness is measured in the Vertical Jump, and upper body strength in the bench press.

The event is free. Physical profiles and test results are posted online for interested coaches to view.

“I encourage all interested athletes to register early and start preparing. We want our kids to post impressive numbers,” Yap said. “Every athlete who plans on being tested should attend the Hard Naks High-Performance Speed Camps held every Saturday.”

Former Baldwin and Utah State receiver Cody Nakamura and his staff meet every week. Football combine-specific training is part of Nakamura’s summer schedule.

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