Nike+ Football The Opening Rating Days

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2016 Schedule

Feb. 13
MiamiNorth Miami Athletic StadiumOFFICIAL RESULTS

Feb. 14OrlandoWest Orange High SchoolOFFICIAL RESULTS

Feb. 27Los AngelesVeteran's Memorial Stadium (Long Beach City College)OFFICIAL RESULTS


Mar. 19AtlantaWest Forsyth High SchoolOFFICIAL RESULTS


Who: Class of 2017, 2018 and 2019 high school football players
What: Nike+ Football The Opening Rating Days are where players can test their athleticism and compare their scores to other players’ nationwide
When: January through March
Where: Venues nationwide
How much: Nike+ Football The Opening Rating Days are free to attend

Nike+ Football The Opening Rating Days are open to Class of 2017 graduates and top underclassmen high school football players looking to showcase their ability. Top performers will be eligible for selection to later Nike+ Football The Opening Regionals as well as even possibly Nike+ Football The Opening Finals which takes place next summer at the Nike World Headquarters. Alumni of the combines include NFL stars Larry Fitzgerald (Arizona Cardinals), Clay Matthews (Green Bay Packers), LeSean McCoy (Buffalo Bills) and Richard Sherman (Seattle Seahawks) as well as thousands who have gone on to play Division I college football.

Rating Days are one way to qualify for the sixth annual Nike+ Football The Opening Finals presented by Nike+ Football, to be held in early July at the Nike World Headquarters in Beaverton, Ore. This competition will include the sixth-annual Nike+ Football Rating National Championship, which has been televised by ESPNU and will crown the nation’s best high school football athlete.

Attending one of the Rating Days gives each athlete the opportunity to get professionally Nike+ Football Rating tested. The rating comes from a series of sport-specific tests and gives athletes a chance to see their strengths and weaknesses. Athletes have a chance to measure themselves against other elite players in their class.

There is an opportunity for great recruiting exposure and coverage. There will be stories, photos and videos posted on recapping the top performers.

combine-icon-lockup copyDON’T SEE A NIKE+ FOOTBALL THE OPENING RATING DAY IN YOUR REGION OR WANT TO GET TO WORK ON YOUR NIKE+ FOOTBALL RATING BEFORE YOUR APPEARANCE AT THE EVENT?  Hudl Combine is an app that allows Hudl football athletes to test their athletic ability and compare scores with athletes across the country, including their own teammates.  Using the free iOS app, athletes can record and test their vertical, 40-yd dash, agility shuttle, and power ball toss or bench press.  Top testers through the app as well as at the Nike+ Football The Opening Rating Days can earn spots at the later Nike+ Football The Opening Regional Camps! Download now and #GETOPEN!

Registered athletes participating in a Nike+ Football Rating Day will:

•Qualify for a chance to compete in The Nike+ Football Rating National Championship as part of “Nike+ Football The Opening Finals”, to be held in July at the Nike World Headquarters.

•Receive a Nike+ Football Rating Day compression shirt. (Athletes still must bring appropriate workout gear: shorts, sweats, football cleats and training shoes.)

•Be measured by height and weight, and photographed.

•Receive a proper, supervised dynamic warm-up.

•Be tested in: 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). If players are not satisfied with their results, they may scratch them so they are not reported.

•Receive a Nike+ Football Rating based on a calculation of their testing scores.

•Be eligible for consideration for the next step in Nike’s off-season plan, attending a Nike+ Football The Opening Regional, a top-tier national football camp tour. (Selection is based on overall performance and participation is free.)

•Get a chance to compete and be evaluated in a professional environment against others on your team, in your league, in your state and around the nation with the standardized Nike+ Football testing results and rating.


Q: What is a Nike+ Football The Opening Rating Day? Where are the Nike Football Combines?
A: The Nike Football Combines are now called Nike+ Football The Opening Rating Days. Everything you need to know about the Rating Days can be found in the below Q&A.

Q: Who can attend a Nike+ Football The Opening Rating Day? Can seniors (Class of 2016) attend a Nike+ Football The Opening Rating Day?
A: The Nike+ Football The Opening Rating Days are for athletes in the graduating classes of 2017, 2018, and 2019 who are probable varsity athletes for the 2016 fall season. Seniors and middle school athletes are not allowed at a Rating Day. Players at a post-graduate program also will not be able to attend.

Q: What’s the cost to attend a Nike+ Football The Opening Rating Day?
A: Rating Days are FREE.

Q: Can a bad performance at a Nike+ Football The Opening Rating Day hurt my stock?
A: No, because of the “scratch rule.” Student Sports and Nike+ Football care about the athletes 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 past Nike+ Football 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. Current Houston Texans standout defensive end J.J. Watt clocked a 5.07 40-yard dash at 225 pounds at a Nike Football Training Camp (Now known as Nike+ Football The Opening Regionals) when he was in high school, and obviously the All-Pro and MVP candidate has not let that slow him down. Use your times, marks and Rating to honestly evaluate yourself as a player and see where you can work to improve your athleticism through training.

Q: Why is the Nike+ Football The Opening Rating Day that I’m trying to register for, not open for registration?
A: Registration for the Rating Days will become available six weeks prior to the event date. All you need to do is leave your email address using the Notify Me Link on the registration page and you’ll receive an email from us when registration for that event becomes available.

Q: My school is not listed. What should I do?
A: If you do not see your school on the list of high schools after selecting the school state, you can request to have your school added to the list. Please complete the registration process using another school from the appropriate state list then email the athletes name, correct high school, including the school city & state, and the event the athlete registered to attend. To report a missing school and/or have your school updated, please click here now!

Q: I registered for a Nike+ Football The Opening Rating Day; will I now get a confirmation email?
A: Yes. You will get an email confirming your registration and another event reminder email the week prior to the event. If you have not received your confirmation within a day of signing up, please check your spam/junk folders. You will need to print out this confirmation email and waiver and bring those with you to the event.

Q: What is the Event Pass? Where can I find my Event Pass?
A: The Event Pass is the QR Code located in the confirmation email. The Event Pass is tied to your online registration information and is used to check athletes in onsite. Please print your Event Pass and bring it with you to the event. You cannot use another athletes Event Pass to check in for the event.

Q: I registered for a Nike+ Football The Opening Rating Day and did not receive my confirmation email with my Event Pass. How can I retrieve it?
A: Try looking in all of your spam and junk mail to see if our email landed there first. If you cannot find the email, click here to have the email resent to you. Please be sure to include the athlete’s name and the event the athlete is registered to attend. PLEASE DO NOT REGISTER FOR THE EVENT AGAIN USING ANOTHER EMAIL.

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. We understand that sometimes athletes traveling together sometimes end up with different check-in times. Simply show up at the time the majority of the group has posted on their Event Pass and they can all test together.

Q: Can I go to a Nike+ Football The Opening Rating Day to watch?
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 so viewing room will depend on the venue. We must keep the testing area clear and 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 event as a walkup?
A: We would love to stay and test everyone, however due to time constraints and limited supplies, we have to close online registration. If you would like, you can show up between 8am-12pm the day of the event and sign up for our waiting list. Walkup tickets will be distributed between 8am-12pm. Tickets will have instructions on how to register onsite with a link to our waitlist that can be used from a mobile device. Time permitting; walkup athletes will be tested after all registered athletes have checked in. However there is not a guarantee that you will get tested. Note: Seniors or Middle School athletes are not permitted to attend. UNREGISTERED ATHLETES WILL NOT BE HELPED UNTIL ALL REGISTERED ATHLETES GET THROUGH CHECK IN AND THEN IT DEPENDS ON WHETHER TIME PERMITS.

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 Rating Day that you registered for, please let us know here.

Q: How can I change my registration information?
A: To make a change or correction to your registration information, please click here.

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 Nike+ Football The Opening Rating Days take?
A: Once through the registration line it should take no more than an hour or so to complete testing. Every athlete has the same experience regardless of check-in times.

Q: Will there be football-specific drills or 1 on 1’s at the Nike+ Football The Opening Rating Days?
A: No. A Rating Day is strictly for testing an athlete’s athletic ability.

Q: How do I get my official Nike+ Football Rating and results?
A: You will leave the event with these in hand. You will receive an email after the event with links to view your rating on, as well as headshots and action photo albums and online content surrounding to the event.

Q: What do I need to bring to the Nike+ Football The Opening Rating Day?
A: Cleats/running shoes to run in, workout gear and your Event Pass, which can be found in the confirmation email. Take a look at the field-type beforehand to determine the best type of cleats/shoes you should run in. NO TRACK SPIKES!!  We will provide a testing shirt and hydration for all athletes. Student Sports and Nike are not responsible for any lost or stolen items, so pack accordingly and note that you don’t need to bring a lot to test.

Q: How does a player get registered to attend The Nike+ Football Opening Regionals?
A: Registration information is sent out to top players/recruits who are in the Class of 2017 as well as top underclassmen. Players can be recommended by their coach as a high level recruit to pre-register for the camp. If a recommendation is not possible then an athlete may email a link to online video highlights so he can be evaluated. Another way to get registered is to test well at a Rating Day.

For more information regarding The 2016 Nike+ Football Opening Regionals, if you are a coach recommending a player, or to submit an all-state or all-area team with nominees on it, please contact:

Don’t forget that your players can also train and test their athleticism on their own with the Hudl Combine app. Players with the top verified scores on those leaderboards could earn an invitation to attend one of the Nike+ Football The Opening Regionals based on those results as well a film evaluation by the Student Sports Staff.

Coaches can send in player recommendations as soon as the season is complete; please include 2015 statistics, height, weight, position, honors/accolades, etc. with online or DVD highlights if possible.

For more information regarding The 2016 Nike+ Football Opening Regionals click here.

Q: I am having problems with the Hudl Combine App. Who can I contact for help?
 For questions relating to the Hudl Combine App or your Hudl profile click here.

Q: I am from a media outlet and I’d like to come to a Nike+ Football The Opening Rating Day. Do I need to pre-register to attend?
A: Yes, media outlets must pre-register and be pre-approved before coming to a Rating Day. Please click here to pre-register now!

Q: I read the FAQ and still need assistance what can I do?
A: Concerns or questions regarding online registration or the Event Pass, please click here. All other inquiries please click here