Visit York County to host free football camp for local high school football athletes

On April 6-7, the 2019 Rival Camp Series is coming to York County! The football series will take place at Nation Ford High School in Fort Mill, SC, and registration will begin at 8:30 am and close at 1:00 pm.

Presented by Rivals.com, Next College Student Athlete (NCSA), and Adidas, the Rivals Camp Series gives high school football players the chance to showcase their skills and build a free verified NCSA/Rivals profile to use in their college recruiting.

With the amount of local athletes that have made it to the NFL, York County is a great fit for the Rivals Adizero Combine and Rivals 3 Stripe Camp. Andy Clinton, VP of Sales for Visit York County says “It’s great to have one of the top football recruiting camps back in York County”.

The free Rivals Adizero Combine on April 6 will utilize precision physical measurement and training equipment across a series of drills to assess each athlete's skill and fitness levels. Throughout the day, expert coaches and trainers are available to instruct athletes on how to improve their performance and skills. Events are open to all high school players, but are geared towards freshmen, sophomores, and juniors.

The top performers at the Rivals Adizero Combine could get an opportunity to participate in the Rivals 3 Stripe Camp the following day, April 7. Players attending Rivals 3 Stripe Camps – considered the premier events in the country – receive instruction from top former NFL and college players and coaches and then compete one-on-one. Players who have attended Rivals camps comprise a Who’s Who in thefootball world - from current NFL players Jalen Ramsey, DeShaun Watson and Adoree Jackson to soon- to-be drafted UCLA quarterback Josh Rosen, Heisman Trophy winner Lamar Jackson, Penn State running back Saquon Barkley and Minkah Fitzpatrick of Alabama.

Athletes will be tested on the 40 –yd dash, shuttle run, vertical jump, 3-cone drill, and broad jump. Results will be sent through emailed after the event. Athletes can also stop by the NCSA tent at any time to learn how they can leverage their combine statistics and experience to gain interest from college coaches. Athletes should be dressed in athletic apparel, and cleats (no track cleats are allowed). An Adidas shirt and Gatorade hydration will be provided.

Attendance is limited and spots are awarded on a first-registered, first-served basis. Those interested in attending are encouraged to register immediately, as these events historically have reached capacity quickly. Registration information and forms can be found at rivalscampseries.com

RIVALS

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NEXT COLLEGE STUDENT ATHLETE (NCSA)

NCSA is the world's largest and most successful collegiate athletic recruiting network. A wholly-owned subsidiary of Reigning Champs LLC (www.reigningchamps.com), NCSA's 700 teammates leverage 17 years of experience, exclusive data, proprietary matching algorithms, and personal relationships to connect tens of thousands of college-bound student-athletes to more than 35,000 college coaches nationwide across 31 sports every year. You can learn more about NCSA at www.ncsasports.org.

VISIT YORK COUNTY (also known as the Rock Hill/York County Convention & Visitors Bureau)
Visit York County is the destination marketing organization (DMO) responsible for developing an authentic, unified identity for York County, SC. As a DMO, the CVB’s goals are to promote the long-term development and marketing of their destination, focusing on convention, sports and leisure sales, tourism marketing and services. The organization works in collaboration with the CVB Board as well as the York County Council and appropriate funding sources. In 2008, the Rock Hill/York County CVB became the first accredited destination marketing organization in South Carolina. For more information, log on tovisityorkcounty.com.

Contact:

Sonja Burris
SVP Marketing & Communications, TMP, Visit York County, SC, sburris@visityorkcounty.com

Spokesperson:

Andy Clinton
VP of Sales, Visit York County, SC, aclinton@visityorkcounty.com