2020 SCHEDULE 

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EVENT INFORMATION

2020 will mark the 24th year of The Opening Regionals. The educational events have seen thousands of promising prospects learn how to be better athletes and players, and eventually go on to play at the highest level, in college and the NFL.

 

The Opening Regionals are the only national camp that offers athletes state-of-the-art education in both  training and position-specific football from respected position coaches, while improving each player who attends, and does all of this free of cost to attendees.

Whether a prospect has 20 early offers or none, is already committed or still looking, they will walk away from The Opening Regionals a better football player. This is the only national camp run by football people for football people and guaranteed to improve and inspire your game!

The Opening Regionals won’t be the end of the road for the best of the best. Top performers by position from The Opening Regionals nationwide as well as other top prospects evaluated on tape will be invited to compete amongst the nation’s top players at the ninth annual The Opening Finals, a four-day event which includes the 7ON Championship, Final 5 Linemen Challenge, Elite 11 and Rating National Championship competitions.

 

 

WHAT HAPPENS AT THE OPENING REGIONALS?

CHECK-IN

Athletes check-in upon arrival to event

GET FITTED 

Each athlete is equipped in the latest product

PHOTO

Athletes get their official headshot taken

HEIGHT & WEIGHT

Official height and weight measured and recorded

FOOTBALL TESTING & TRAINING

After a proper, supervised “dynamic warm-up,” participants will have the option to test in the 40-yard dash, 20-yard shuttle, vertical jump and kneeling power ball toss – the four tests that factor in to the Rating. The trainers on-site then work participants through specific drills designed to improve athletic ability, speed and explosiveness. Here, athletes have the opportunity to tap into the secrets of proper workouts that have helped players make it to the NFL, including cone and ladder drills. This period educates participants on how to improve football-specific speed, agility and quickness movements, and also how to train specifically for the needs and requirements of their individual positions.

POSITION SPECIFIC DRILLS

Participants are separated into position groups (QBs, RBs, WR/TEs, OLs, DLs, LBs and DBs) to work individually on football skills and techniques with top-notch position coaches with college and NFL experience.

POSITION COMPETITIONS

The offensive line and defensive line come together for a Linemen Challenge, while the QBs, RBs, WRs, TEs, LBs and DBs participate in half-field, 3-on-4 passing drills.

ONE-ON-ONES

The Opening Regional concludes with one-on-one passing and linemen drills, which many say are the highlight of the camp.

 
NOTABLE ALUMNI

QB Mitch Trubisky (Bears)
RB Giovani Bernard (Bengals)

LB Vontaze Burfict (Bengals)

QB Andy Dalton (Bengals)

TE Tyler Eifert (Bengals)

WR A.J. Green (Bengals)

DB Dre Kirkpatrick (Bengals)
RB Joe Mixon (Bengals)
WR John Ross (Bengals)
RB LeSean McCoy (Bills)
QB Tyrod Taylor (Bills)
RB C.J. Anderson (Broncos)
LB Brandon Marshall (Broncos)

LB Von Miller (Broncos)
CB Aqib Talib (Broncos)
WR Corey Coleman (Browns)

DE Myles Garrett (Browns)

QB Deshone Kizer (Browns)
RB Doug Martin (Buccaneers)
DT Gerald McCoy (Buccaneers)

QB Jameis Winston (Buccaneers)

DB Deone Bucannon (Cardinals)

WR Larry Fitzgerald (Cardinals)
QB Carson Palmer (Cardinals)
CB Patrick Peterson (Cardinals)

DE Melvin Ingram (Chargers)

DT Brandon Mebane (Chargers)
DB Eric Berry (Chiefs)
LB Justin Houston (Chiefs)
CB Vontae Davis (Colts)
QB Andrew Luck (Colts)
WR Donte Moncrief (Colts)
RB Ezekiel Elliott (Cowboys)
RB Darren McFadden (Cowboys)

RB Alfred Morris (Cowboys)
OL Tyron Smith (Cowboys)

LB Kiko Alonso (Dolphins)
WR Jarvis Landry (Dolphins)
OL Mike Pouncey (Dolphins)
DT Ndamukong Suh (Dolphins)
QB Ryan Tannehill (Dolphins)

WR Nelson Agholor (Eagles)
LB Mychal Kendricks (Eagles)

RB Devonta Freeman (Falcons)

WR Julio Jones (Falcons)

OL Alex Mack (Falcons)
WR Odell Beckham Jr. (Giants)
DB Landon Collins (Giants)
TE Evan Engram (Giants)

OL Ereck Flowers (Giants)
DE DeForest Buckner (49ers)
LB Reuben Foster (49ers)

DE Solomon Thomas (49ers)
QB Blake Bortles (Jaguars)
RB Leonard Fournette (Jaguars)

DB Jalen Ramsey (Jaguars)

DB Jamal Adams (Jets)
RB Matt Forte (Jets)
RB Ameer Abdullah (Lions)
LB Jarrad Davis (Lions)

QB Matt Stafford (Lions)

WR Randall Cobb (Packers)

LB Clay Matthews (Packers)

OL Ryan Kalil (Panthers)

QB Cam Newton (Panthers)

RB Jonathan Stewart (Panthers)

RB Jonathan Stewart (Panthers)

LB Shaq Thompson (Panthers)
TE Rob Gronkowski (Patriots)
QB Derek Carr (Raiders)
WR Amari Cooper (Raiders)
QB Jared Goff (Rams)

RB Todd Gurley (Rams)
WR Robert Woods (Rams)

WR Mike Wallace (Ravens)

DB Eric Weddle (Ravens)
QB Kirk Cousins (Redkins)
RB Matt Jones (Redskins)
LB Ryan Kerrigan (Redskins)
WR Ted Ginn Jr. (Saints)
DE Cameron Jordan (Saints)

RB Alvin Kamara (Saints)

DB Kenny Vaccaro (Saints)

DB Kam Chancellor (Seahawks)

WR Tyler Lockett (Chargers)

CB Richard Sherman (Seahawks)

RB Le’veon Bell (Steelers)

WR Antonio Brown (Steelers)

DB Joe Haden (Steelers)

DL Cameron Heyward (Steelers)

OL Maurkice Pouncey (Steelers)
LB Ryan Shazier (Steelers)
WR Juju Smith-Schuster (Steelers)
CB Kareem Jackson (Texans)
QB Deshaun Watson (Texans)
DE J.J. Watt (Texans)
DB Adoree Jackson (Titans)

RB Derrick Henry (Titans)

QB Marcus Mariota (Titans)

RB Demarco Murray (Titans)
LB Brian Orakpo (Titans)

QB Sam Bradford (Vikings)
QB Teddy Bridgewater (Vikings)
WR Stefon Diggs (Vikings)
DT Sharrif Floyd (Vikings)
LB Chad Greenway (Vikings)
OT Matt Kalil (Vikings)

LB Eric Kendricks (Vikings)
DB Xavier Rhodes (Vikings)
DB Harrison Smith (Vikings)

 
 
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
THE OPENING REGIONALS

Q: What is the difference between a Combine and The Opening Regional?

A: A Combine is a testing only event. There will not be any football related drills or activities like 1 on 1’s at a Combine.

 

Q: Who attends The Opening Regionals and what is their purpose?
A: The Opening Regionals are designed to help elite high school players with college potential advance their football and training knowledge in order to maximize their ability. Participants are taught position-specific and athletic performance drills designed by some of the top NFL football players and sports performance specialists in America, and it is FREE for the athletes. The players will have an opportunity to work with The Opening coaching staff that have helped mold stars such as Saquon Barkley, Calvin Ridley, Deshaun Watson, Jared Goff and many, many more. In addition, top performers will have a chance to qualify for a spot at The Opening Finals, four days of dynamic competition for the country's most elite high school football prospects in July.

Q: How does a player get registered to attend an Opening Regional?
A: The Opening Regionals are free but space is limited in order to maximize the experience for all involved. Registration information is sent out to top players/recruits who are in the Class of 2021 as well as top underclassmen. Players can be recommended by their coach as a high-level recruit to pre-register for the camp. If a recommendation is not possible then a player can recommend himself to be evaluated. 
The Opening Combines are also a great way to earn a spot at The Opening Regional camps, as top testers at the combine events can earn an invite back to the camp the next day.

 

High School Coaches are encouraged to send in recommendations as soon as the season ends by using the Coach's Submission Form.

 

Varsity level players, to submit yourself for consideration, visit the Player's Submission Form.

Be sure to include 2019 stats and a link to view varsity highlights online.

For more information regarding 2020 The Opening Regionals, to submit an all-state or all-area team with nominees on it, or if you are a coach wanting to work the camp, please contact:

 

 

Q: What will I be tested in? 

A: The 40-yard dash (twice, fastest time kept), vertical jump (highest jump kept), the 20-yard shuttle (twice, fastest time kept) and the kneeling power ball throw (twice, farthest throw kept).

Q: How heavy is the Powerball?
A: The weight of the Powerball is 6 pounds.

Q: What are other benefits in attending an Opening Regional?
A: A: Definitely. The Opening Regionals provide the best opportunity for national exposure that a camp can offer. Video and action photos for Student Sports and other national media will be taken. The Opening Regionals are well attended, by all of the major national recruiting websites so top participants could be part of the in-depth coverage across the recruiting internet landscape. Also, The Opening Regional is a great opportunity to be evaluated and potentially qualify for Student Sports’ many elite events that take place later in the summer such as The Opening Finals and Elite 11 Finals.

Q: Can a bad performance at The Opening Regionals hurt my stock?
A: No, definitely not! The Opening Regionals are about getting better and competing. Bottom line, this is a top-of-the-line, well-organized event that top players can come to compete with and learn from the best. Don’t let someone tell you not to go to The Opening Regionals without calling us at 800-660-1334 to put your concerns to rest, as there is a lot of misinformation out there and it’s important to go to the source with questions. Student Sports always places your best interests first!

Q: My high school is not listed, what should I do?
A: If you do not see your school on the list of high schools after selecting the school state, you can request to have your school added to the list. Please complete the registration process using another school from the appropriate state list then email the athletes name, correct high school, including the school city & state, and the event the athlete registered to attend. To report a missing school and/or have your school updated, please click here now!

​Q: Can I go to The Opening Regional to watch?
A It depends on the venue. At outdoor facilities, all parents and spectators will be allowed to watch the event from a designated viewing area only. Parents and spectators will not be allowed on the field, sideline or track. At indoor facilities space is very limited so viewing room will depend on the venue. We must keep the fields and safe for all participants however we will do our best to provide as much viewing room as possible.

 

Q: Will the testing results be posted publicly?

A: Testing results will be viewable for participants as well as college coaches but not posted publicly.

 

Q: I would like to volunteer as a coach or event helper. Where can I sign up? 

A: The Coach's Registration form will be available when the dates and locations are released.

 

Q: I am from a media outlet and I’d like to come to a Testing Day. Do I need to pre-register to attend?

A: Yes, media outlets must pre-register and be pre-approved before coming to The Opening Regionals. Pre-registration for media will be available when the dates and locations are released.

 

Q: I’ve heard one benefit of the Regional is seeing other great players. Is that true?

A: Yes, the Regionals are known for the quality of football players they attract and one benefit to you will be seeing how you stack up with your peers. Consider these numbers: 

  • Every year, about one of every three The Opening Regional attendees signs with a D-I college, and this past year, 45 percent of high school seniors who signed a football scholarship attended one of The Opening Regionals.

  • The consensus No. 1 player in nine of the past ten classes — DE Kayvon Thibodeaux (Class of ’19), Georgia QB Justin Fields (Class of '18), Alabama RB Najee Harris (Class of '17), Michigan DL Rashan Gary (Class of ’16), Florida OL Martez Ivey (Class of ’15), Jaguars RB Leonard Fournette (Class of ’14), Cardinals DL Robert Nkemdiche (Class of ’13) and Giants DL Mario Edwards (Class of ’12) all felt it important enough to attend one of The Opening Regionals. Every top college football program evaluates and signs recruits who come to The Opening Regionals. 

  • Every one of the 130 Division I FBS college football programs currently has an alum from The Opening Regionals on the roster. Also, in the past, major programs like Oklahoma, USC, Alabama, and Ohio State have signed more than a dozen attendees of The Opening Regionals in one class.

 

 

Brian Stumpf

Quarterbacks

Ronny Torres

Wide Receivers/Tight Ends/

Offensive Linemen

Michael Fletcher

Linebackers/Running Backs/

Defensive Linemen

Eugene Jackson

Defensive Backs

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