AFL, BSN to run exclusive league combines
Friday October 19, 2012
CHICAGO – The Arena Football League and Beyond Sports Network (BSN) have teamed up on a unique partnership to create an exclusive combine system for potential AFL athletes, the League office announced today.
BSN and the AFL will be setting up regional workouts around the country that will put athletes through a series of combine tests and position-specific drills. This information, along with select film from the event, will be shared with every Arena Football League team, coach, scout, and general manager.
“This is a very exciting partnership between the AFL and BSN,” AFL Director of Football Operations Joe Kleinsmith said. “Jimmy and his staff work extremely hard to put an outstanding product on the field and these AFL combines will present athletes an opportunity for national exposure. They could be the beginning of many AFL careers.”
The workouts will certify and validate individual performances, while providing AFL teams with a national scouting database through the online networking platform found at www.bsncollege.com. Athletes can register and create web profiles that are accessible to coaches and player personnel executives in a secure and real-time environment. Players will have the ability to upload stats, playing history, awards, and video to these exclusive profiles.
“I personally have had the incredible good fortune to play for a major college program at Virginia Tech,” BSN CEO Jimmy Kibble said. “After college I had the opportunity to play in the NFL, NFL Europe, AFL, and af2. I know, from personal experience the difficulties in trying to gain the exposure and recognition in order to get to the professional level. These combines are designed to give players the maximum exposure to all AFL teams.
The first combine will be held on Sunday, December 2, 2012 at the One Touch Soccer Facility in Atlanta, Georgia. Athletes interested in attending can visit www.bsncollege.com to create a player profile or email the BSN Staff at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Beyond Sports Network is a premier online tool for coaches and scouts to utilize for scouting and evaluating talent across the nation. We are an online sports network offering technology and information to athletes, coaches, teams and leagues in a safe and secure environment where all members are held accountable for their profile information providing benefits such as saving time and money. Beyond Sports Network helps individual athletes and coaches by providing a platform for them to advance their career through the ever growing median of social networking. The network is simple to use, a comprehensive search engine allows for finding specific requirements fast, and the network is constantly upgraded and maintained by sports experienced staff.