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Your Guide to Football Events: Camps, Combines and Showcases

Football events give college coaches a way to evaluate and interact with football prospects. Our guide explains everything you need to know about football recruiting events. Get insider tips from NCSA’s football experts and search our list of college football camps, combines and showcases below to find an event near you.  

Find football events near you

60 results
IMG Academy
Calendar icon Jan 1, 2024 Dec 31, 2024
Bradenton, FL
Ages / Grade Level: 10yr – 18yr
Central Connecticut State University
Calendar icon Jun 19, 2024 Jul 24, 2024
Berlin, CT
Ages / Grade Level: 1st – 8th
Division: NCAA FCS
University of Northern Iowa
Calendar icon Jul 14, 2024 Jul 14, 2024
Cedar Falls, IA
Ages / Grade Level: 9th – 12th
Division: NCAA FCS
Case Western Reserve University
Calendar icon Jul 14, 2024 Jul 14, 2024
Cleveland, OH
Ages / Grade Level: 11th-12th
Division: NCAA D3
Stonehill College
Calendar icon Jul 15, 2024 Jul 15, 2024
Easton, MA
Division: NCAA D2

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3 types of football events 

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There are three main football recruiting events: camps, combines and showcases. These all play an important role in the recruiting process, but each has its own advantages to keep in mind.  

how to choose which football events to attend and when 

Every high school football player can find value in attending a camp, combine or showcase but you should be strategic in the ones you choose. The two most important questions to answer are: Why are you going and what is your desired outcome? 

Check out our recommendations for when to attend different types of football event:

football camps, clinics, combines, and showcase focus by grade

Insider tip: The cost of attending multiple football events can add up. Before camp season begins, consider building a budget to help choose the number of camps, showcases and combines you can (or should!) realistically attend. Talk with your NCSA Recruiting Coach to learn more about the football recruiting process.