AAU Strength Sports on Friday released its updated 2015 rulebook for AAU Combine. The updated rulebook can be accessed HERE.
The AAU Combine consists of five events testing athletic speed, strength and explosive power. It is similar to combines used to identify athletic potential for Olympic and professional sports, however, it is a competitive event, and points are awarded to athletes in each age group, based on their performance on each of the five events. Points are tallied to determine a champion in each age group, and the slogan of combine is “Run, Jump, Lift.”
For 2015, one event will change – the kneeling medicine ball chest pass will be substituted for the chin-up as a test of explosive upper body power. Additionally for 2015, timed events (bench press and power clean) will change from 90 seconds to 60 seconds.
The five events in the combine are Bench Press for Repetition, Medicine Ball Chest Pass, the Standing Long Jump, Power Cleans for Repetition, and the 40-yard Dash.
The third Junior Olympic Games combine with be held in 2015 at the JO Games in Hampton Roads, and a 2015 AAU World Combine Championships is in the planning stages.
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