DATE: TBA 2023
LOCATION: ST. THOMAS UNIVERSITY, MIAMI GARDENS, FL 33054
VIEW PHOTO/VIDEO FROM 2022
52 Student Athletes received financial aid
27 Colleges present
21% of participants recruited
Estimated Total aid provided at 2021 Orange Bowl Florida High School Football Showcase - $1,437,294
Over $6 million in financial aid has been provided to participants in the Orange Bowl Florida High School Football Showcase.
Over 300 student-athletes have been recruited by colleges & universities in the first five years of the Orange Bowl Florida High School Football Showcase.
The Orange Bowl’s mission and vision is to promote and serve South Florida in order to inspire youth, engage the community and enhance the economy. The Orange Bowl Florida High School Football Showcase meets that mission and vision by providing an opportunity for young student-athletes to use their football and academic skills to attend college and ultimately earn a degree. This effectively has the profound effect of changing young peoples' lives.
The Orange Bowl Florida High School Football Showcase presented by Baptist Health is a FREE one-day event, in association with the National Football Foundation (NFF) and its local chapters, that will bring together Florida high school seniors and educational institutions in Division II, III, and NAIA programs from across the country. Attending colleges and universities will have the opportunity to view participants compete in a series of tests, competitions, and drills that best display each player’s various talents at their respective positions. Following the showcase, players and universities will meet to discuss scholarship opportunities for the participating athletes. Masks must be worn at all times and additional precautionary measures will be put in place. The Friday before the showcase, Orange Bowl hosts a Meet & Greet free to high school coaches and college coaches to attend, meet, and discuss student-athletes that will be competing in the showcase on Saturday. The Meet & Greet allows high school coaches to present information on their participating student-athletes to enhance their recruitment and build relationships with attending college coaches.
The 2021 Showcase was held on Saturday, February 23th, 2021 at St. Thomas University. It featured athletes from all over South Florida and brought together outstanding educational institutions in Division II, III and NAIA programs from across the country. The Showcase is organized and managed by quality football coaches hand selected by the Orange Bowl. Admission is restricted to the athletes, participating coaches, visiting high school and college coaches, college administrators and the media.
The Orange Bowl Florida High School Football Showcase presented by Baptist Health is one of four being conducted nationally in association with the NFF.
HOW IT WORKS
All student-athletes must pre-register. The participant must be a graduating high school senior and who has not accepted a scholarship offer from a Division I football program. In addition they must meet the following qualifications:
Have a 2.5 GPA or higher in 16 Core Courses (please visit http://www.ncaa.org/student-athletes/future/core-courses for a description of NCAA Eligible Core Courses)
Have an SAT score of 920 (math and verbal only) or higher
Have a composite ACT Score of 18 or higher or a sum score of 68 or higher
All Division II, III, and NAIA athletic directors and head football coaches are invited to attend. There will be ample time for coaches to view the athletes in drills and to talk to them individually about their respective football programs. Staffs from admissions and financial aid departments are encouraged to attend as well.
Scouts and recruiters are NOT permitted at the Showcase.
Students must provide their own transportation to and from the venue.
Students are encouraged to bring two pairs of shoes (football shoes and running shoes).
Students are encouraged to bring extra copies of transcripts and test scores.
Event t-shirts and water will be provided.
CDC COVID-19 protocols will be adhered to at all times during the event. Up-to-date protocols can be found here.
An information session will take place during the showcase to educate parents on financial aid, NCAA and NAIA eligibility requirements and much more. We encourage you to attend this session to learn more about putting your student-athlete in the best position to be successful and college-ready. Further information regarding the parent information session will be sent out close to event day. Please register today by clicking the above parent information session registration button.
PARENT INFORMATION SESSION
Free Application for Student Aid (FAFSA)
Concussion Awareness & Safety Recognition