Athletic and Personal Development
The NFL Combine is said to be the world’s toughest job interview, and the athletes looking to hear their named called from the stage at New York’s Radio City Music Hall in April need every advantage available to compete at the highest level. At IMG Academy, more than 40 top NFL prospects train six-days-a-week for more than eight hours per day, grinding through a rigorous training regimen as part of the Combine Training program. Each day, they undergo speed and movement training; physical and mental conditioning; and much more.
Competing in sports at the highest level takes its toll on the human body, especially the knees, ankles and feet. Years of hammering, pivoting, and pressure frequently result in lower body misalignment. This misalignment correlates to a significant increase in leg and lower back injuries. Enter IMG Academy performance sponsor: ALINE. ALINE’s patented insole technologies were developed over twenty years of research with the everyday athlete to the world-class athlete.
Everyone knows that NFL stands for the National Football League, but many players will tell you the acronym means “not for long.” This refers to the fact that the average career of an NFL player is only about three years. Many times these short careers can be accredited to injuries that could have been avoided had the players taken a proactive approach through athletic body management, one of the seven disciplines taught within IMG Academy’s Center for Athletic and Personal Development.
More than 40 top prospects, including upwards of ten potential first-round picks, compose this year’s IMG Academy NFL Combine/Draft Training class.