The Idaho High School Football Combine skills tests will be performed at The Athletic
Training Center located at 10259 W. Emerald St., Suite 160, Boise, Idaho 83704.
10/ 20/ 40 Yard Dash (Surface: Track)
Each athlete will have two opportunities to run for time, and all times will be recorded to
the nearest one hundredth of a second. The Brower laser timing system will be used to
record the athlete’s 10, 20, & 40 yard times all at once. To convert laser times to hand-
held times, decrease by .15 seconds.
Standing Vertical Jump
The athlete’s standing vertical jump will be measured using a Vertec system, and
recorded to the nearest ½ inch. The athlete’s difference in standing reach and their jump
reach will be recorded. Each athlete will get three attempts with the best jump being
recorded. A stagger step will not be allowed.
Broad Jump (Surface: Track)
The standing broad jump will be measured as the distance in feet and inches from the
starting line to the nearest heel. The athlete will receive two attempts with the best jump
being recorded. If the athlete falls backwards or reaches back, the jump will not count
and they may repeat the jump.
The athlete will be asked to lift a set amount of weight as many times as possible. The
weight and number of reps will be recorded. Lineman, tight ends, and linebackers will
lift 185 pounds. Quarterbacks, wide receivers, defensive backs, and running backs will
be required to lift 155 pounds. If an athlete cannot lift the required weight, a zero will be
recorded. Standardized rules will apply for this test.
Kneeling Power Ball Toss
While kneeling, you heave a Medicine Ball from your chest for maximum distance. The
movement resembles a two-handed chest pass in basketball, except the ball is thrust from
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a kneeling position with an elevated trajectory (30*-40* above level) for greatest
distance. This test mimics the pressing and pushing demands of contact sports.
• While kneeling with back erect and chest facing the throwing corridor,
thighs parallel and both knees atop a foam pad, aligned to the launch line
but not crossing the line.
• ***Top of feet (laces) should be flat to the ground***
• Grasping a 3kg medicine ball at its sides with both hands
o Extend your arms upward and outward from your chest to raise the
ball overhead, for a pre-launch stretch.
o In a coordinated motion, lower the ball back to your chest as you
sit with your hips moving backward toward your heels.
This is the loading position.
• Explode from load position with a two-handed chest pass for maximum
20-Yard Shuttle (Surface: Turf)
Each athlete will receive one attempt. The athlete will straddle a line in a 3-Point stance.
The player will run to the left 5 yards, then run right 10 yards, and finally run left 5 yards
back through the starting line. The time will begin on first movement and end when the
athlete has crossed the finish line. If the athlete falls, they will receive another attempt.
3 Cone “L”-Run
The cones are placed 5 yards apart and placed in an inverted "L" position. The athlete
will start in a three/two point stance. He will sprint from Cone A to Cone B and then back
to Cone A. Then he will sprint around the outside of Cone B towards the inside of Cone
C. The athlete will go around Cone C and back to the outside of Cone B on the way to the
finish line at Cone A. Two timers will be used, with the average of the two times being
Height & Weight
Each athlete’s height will be recorded in feet and inches to the nearest ¼ inch, and their
weight to the nearest ¼ pound.
Each athlete’s body fat will be measured using the Lange Skinfold Caliper.
Each athlete’s circumference measurements (neck, chest, biceps, thigh, and calf) will be
taken at the widest part of the muscle and recorded in inches to the nearest 1/8 of an inch.
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