Who: The top 162 high school football players in the nation as selected by Student Sports after film evaluation and/or in-person evaluation at one of our nationwide events.
What: The Opening presented by Nike Football is four days of dynamic training, coaching and competition for many of the country’s most elite high school football players. Every position and every aspect of the game will be highlighted over the course of the four-day program. Past events have featured NFL stars like Jerry Rice, Larry Fitzgerald, Ndamukong Suh, Marshawn Lynch, Aaron Rodgers, Richard Sherman, Patrick Peterson and Darrelle Revis coaching participants in a variety of drills and competitions.
When: The Opening 2014 will held in early July 2014. Exact dates will be announced at a later date.
Where: Nike World Headquarters in Oregon.
How much: The invite-only event is free to attend.
The Opening presented by Nike Football, is four days of dynamic training, coaching and competition for many of the country’s most elite high school football players. Every position and every aspect of the game will be highlighted over the course of the four-day program that runs in early July and is held at Nike World Headquarters in Oregon.
The event will crown winners for the Nike 7ON tournament, Nike Linemen Challenge, and SPARQ Rating National Championship. Designed to give student-athletes the training and knowledge to develop their speed, explosiveness and position skills, The Opening brings together top performers from all of the Nike Football Training Camps and Nike Football SPARQ Combines, combined with other top prospects – all battling for the chance to claim ultimate bragging rights.
Several of Nike’s world-class football athletes will also be on hand during the tournament to assist in coaching and provide insights into athletic training at the highest level and what it takes to succeed on and off the football field.
The Opening has quickly become the high profile high school football event in the nation. Last year it drew media coverage from ESPN.com, Scout.com, Rivals.com, 247sports.com and every other major recruiting website, as well as being featured with six hours of broadcast on ESPNU.
For more information or to submit questions on The Opening, contact Student Sports:
• Brian Stumpf (Southeast/West) – email@example.com / 800.660.1334 x 4427
• Michael White (Midwest/Northeast) – firstname.lastname@example.org / 800.660.1334 x 4429
• Todd Huber (Linemen) – email@example.com / 800.660.1334 x 4401
• Michael Fletcher (Linebackers) – firstname.lastname@example.org / 800.660.1334 x 7166
• Eugene Jackson (Defensive Backs) – email@example.com / 800.660.1334 x 4411
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