Orange Bowl Florida High School Football Showcase

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DATE: SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 13 2021

LOCATION: ST. THOMAS UNIVERSITY, MIAMI GARDENS, FL 33054



2021 FOOTBALL SHOWCASE REGISTRATION LINKS:

COLLEGES STUDENT-ATHLETES GENERAL VOLUNTEERS VOLUNTEER COACHES MEET & GREET

2020 RESULTS

  • 45 Student Athletes received scholarships
  • 40 Colleges present
  • 20% of participants recruited
  • Estimated Total aid provide at 2020 Orange Bowl Florida High School Football Showcase - $1,094,075

OVERALL RESULTS

  • Over $3 million in financial aid has been provided annually to participants in the Orange Bowl Florida High School Football Showcase.
  • Nearly 300 student-athletes have been recruited by colleges & universities in the first four years of the Orange Bowl Florida High School Football Showcase.

PURPOSE

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.

EVENT OVERVIEW

The Orange Bowl Florida High School Football Showcase 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. In light of COVID-19, this year we have implemented numerous health and safety measures to comply with local, state, and national coronavirus restrictions. In addition to performing temperature checks during the check-in process, colleges, student-athletes, volunteers, and staff persons will receive various PPE items. Additionally, student-athletes activities will be slightly modified along with the implementation of various sanitation protocols. While encouraging social distancing, attending colleges and universities will still have the opportunity to view participants compete in a series of tests 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 2020 Showcase was held on Saturday, February 29th, 2020 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 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)

AND

  • Have an SAT score of 920 (math and verbal only) or higher

OR

  • 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.


SCHEDULE (subject to change)

Check back later for the schedule for the 2021 Orange Bowl Florida High School Football Showcase.

KEY REMINDERS

  • Masks or Neck Gaiters must be worn at all times.
  • During showcase activities the only persons permitted on-site are event staff, student-athlete participants, general volunteers, volunteer coaches and participating colleges.
  • Due to COVID-19, parents and/or spectators will NOT be allowed on-site at anytime during or after the showcase activities.
  • Scouts and recruiters are NOT permitted at the Showcase.
  • Students must provide their own transportation to and from the venue. Parents and/or additional guests will NOT be allowed to accompany student-athletes.
  • Persons dropping off and/or picking up student-athletes must remain in their car.
  • 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.
  • Water will be provided.

ATTENTION PARENTS

An information session will take place virtually to educate parents on financial aid, NCAA eligibility requirements and much more. We encourage you to attend this session to learn more about putting your student-athlere in the best position to be successful and college-ready. Further information regarding the virtual parent information session will be sent out close to event day.

 

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ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

Eligiblity Center
http://www.ncaapublications.com/productdownloads/EB17.pdf

Division II
http://www.ncaa.org/student-athletes/play-division-ii-sports

Division III
http://www.ncaa.org/student-athletes/play-division-iii-sports

NAIA
http://www.naia.org/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=27900&ATCLID=205323548

Core Courses
http://www.ncaa.org/student-athletes/future/core-courses

Test Scores
http://www.ncaa.org/student-athletes/future/test-scores

Free Application for Student Aid (FAFSA)
https://fafsa.ed.gov/

Concussion Awareness & Safety Recognition
https://www.cdc.gov/headsup/index.html

 

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