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Your Guide to Football Events: Camps, Combines and Showcases

Recruiting events like football camps, showcases and combines give college coaches a way to evaluate and interact with football prospects. Every year, there are more football events popping up that make bold recruiting promises, but many come up short. NCSA’s 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.  

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IMG Academy
Calendar icon Jan 1, 2023 Dec 31, 2023
Bradenton, FL
Ages / Grade Level: 10yr – 18yr

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3 types of football events 

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.  

NCSA’s advice on 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.  

What is the biggest football event?

The Rose Bowl is the biggest and oldest football game for Division 1 FBS teams. There are six major bowl games that determine the final college football national championship; Fiesta Bowl, Sugar Bowl, Rose Bowl, Orange Bowl, Cotton Bowl, and Peach Bowl. 

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