The Elite Talent Football Academy held a showcase in Atlanta, GA this past Saturday at Holy Innocents High School, where they welcomed youth athletes to participate in a day of competition.
Elite Talent Football Academy is an organization known for hosting quality football events and this one wasn't any different.
The weather was nasty, with raining pouring down on the athletes all day as they went through drills and various competitive matches. The show must go on though as the parents, coaches, and of course the players persevered through the bad weather.
The event started in the morning around 8 AM with registration, as athletes registered for the event and the Y1ACT. As morning progressed, the Elite Talent Football Academy had a lineup of speakers to talk with the athletes. The speakers include Pro Football talents such as Jonathan Dwyer and Janoris Jenkins, who shared their stories of life, football, and perseverance with the group.
Athletes that signed up for the Y1ACT, which is a universal combine test with standardized measurements across key athletic performance metrics, made their way to the field to get tested.
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The Y1ACT testing included: 40 Yard Dash (10, 20 yard Splits), 5/10/5 (Pro Agility). 3 Cone (L-Drill), Broad Jump and the Vertical Jump.
After testing, the main event kicked off with warm-up drills as the athletes geared up for 4 hours of competition. The Showcase welcomed both middle school and high school aged athletes.
Notable athletes in attendance were 2022's Terian Williams II and Carlos Cervantes.
Williams may be the top youth football player in Georgia, as he was recently named as a finalist for Georgia's 8th Grade Player of the Year for 2017. He also came in at #3 on Youth1 Media's Elite101 rankings for the 2022 class.
Cervantes is a talented linebacker on the rise and one of Georgia's toughest youth athletes.
The athletes were split up by position, where they would work on position specific drills.
Soon after the athletes moved into more competitive drills that focused on out-dueling the opponent.
3-on-3 battles were perhaps the highlight of the day, as the athletes were excited to make big plays with everybody watching. With two receivers and a QB, these duels were the most competitive part of the day and a true treat to watch, as the athletes played hard despite the poor weather.
It's always a pleasure to watch youth athletes come together to compete and get better with their peers. The Elite GA Showcase proved to be a great way for these local GA athletes to learn the game from dedicated coaches.
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