More than 30 players attended the inaugural Under Armour Soccer Combine at IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla. All players involved went through a comprehensive Combine360 evaluation testing their vision, integrative athleticism, foundational athleticism and sport-specific movement. Participants will later complete their online tests to evaluate their communication skills, nutritional knowledge and character.
While some of these tests were new to the athletes, they put up some very competitive scores and had great enthusiasm throughout the day. There were many highlights to the day including the impromptu ball-juggling skill challenge that broke out during a water break, as well as interval testing that truly tested the athletes' endurance and character.
The day began and concluded with players participating in soccer skill development with coaches from the IMG Academy soccer program, bringing together the worlds of Performance Training and Soccer.