The Fayette County Family YMCA invites males and females ages 12 and up, including adults, to test their limits in the first annual YMCA Combine on Saturday, March 6 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
Participants will perform drills and exercises like prospects in the NFL and NBA. The seven drills performed will include the 40-yard dash, broad jump, vertical jump, three cone drill, 20-yard shuttle, push-ups, and med ball toss.
“Have your strength, speed, power, explosive performance, and agility level evaluated,” Fayette County Family YMCA CEO Doug Saunders said via email recently. “By finding your baseline, you can determine your potential and opportunity to increase your fitness level or even become an elite athlete. Showcase your ability and challenge your friends.”
Following the combine, participants are invited to stick around for free open hitting in the batting cage or participate in the Basketball Academy from 3:30 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. (separate fee applies). The registration fee is $20 per person for YMCA members or non-members. Register by March 1 at the YMCA or online at faycoymca.org.
“This will be the first of what is planned to be a twice a year event so that participants can measure their improvement,” Saunders said. “The next combine is planned for the fall.”
The YMCA offers a variety of programs and services that can help people of all ages reclaim health, reduce risk factors, or improve fitness level. The YMCA is a 501c3 non-profit organization and scholarship assistance is provided for those with documented inability to pay published fees. For further information call 740-335-0477.