Bronx, NY – On May 11, 2019, three organizations; Harlem Jets, About UNYC and IMPCT solutions came together to for H.Y.P.E 2019 NYC HBCU Combine Football. HYPE is the acronym for Honing Your Potential and Excellence. The HYPE was founded by Walter Brock and Courtney Morgan.
The philosophy of HYPE is to show young athletes how to use their learned skills and use them with their academic studies. HYPE teaches the athletes what it takes to showcase themselves in a professional matter and social standing.
HYPE is the leading principal in showing the student-athletes how to use their skills on the field and in the classroom.
Due to the mission and purposes of all the organizations, they decided to come together and create a combine for NYC high school football talent. Harlem Jets is a youth football and cheer league that is located in Harlem, NY. About U NYC collaborates with student-athletes and their parents to teach the fundamentals of being a scholar and athlete at the same time. IMPCT solutions are behind the HYPE name.
The registration process started at 8 am and closed at 10:30 am at Randall’s Island Park field 70 and 75. Before the start of the event, the organizers mingled and spoked with some of the parents. As the players were parting from the parents, Coach Alex who was one of the founders of this event, talked to the parents about the process of their student-athletes when it comes to preparing them for college. It was explained how the NCAA paperwork must be completed and filed in order for their sons to be qualified.
The purpose of this combine was to showcase talented high school football athletes in NYC while incorporating drills, position skill training, and a 7-7 competition; offensive line vs defensive line on passing and rushing techniques.
There were light refreshments and music in the background as the players moved throughout the training. At the end of the session athletes that were top performers went home with a trophy.