BlueStreak a proud member of the Athletic Republic Launches Football 365 At U.S. Army All-American Bowl
Stamford, CT - December 30, 2008
BlueStreak Sports Training joins a network of performance sports training facilities offering year-round football-specific programming to youth, middle school and high school players. BlueStreak trained three local athletes prepare for the nation’s top high school football combine the U.S. Army All-American Bowl top 500 combine. Conor Hanratty a sophomore from New Canaan High School, Khairi Fortt a junior from Stamford High School and Silas Redd a junior from King Low Heywood Thomas High School.
It may be the height of “bowl season,” but at BlueStreak, every season is football season. Bowl games just attract more attention than post-season skill development sessions, combine preparation, spring practice, pre-season training, or even regular season games do. So at BlueStreak a proud member of Athletic Republic is taking full advantage of its partnership with the U.S. Army All-American Bowl to introduce the concept of Football 365 to America’s youth, middle school and high school players this week.
In the lead-up to the U.S. Army All-American Bowl, which will be televised from the Alamo dome in San Antonio by NBC Sports at noon (CST) on January 3rd, Athletic Republic will be encouraging the nation’s top prep players to train like football players 365 days a year. In addition to working directly with the 90 seniors on the East and West U.S. Army All-American Bowl teams, Athletic Republic trainers will be providing technology and training support for the top National Combine in San Antonio—an event for the top 500 underclassmen in the country.
BlueStreak trained the three local star athletes for the Nation’s top 500 combine, KhairiFortt, Silas Redd and Conor Hanratty. Stamford’s High School star linebacker Khairi Fortt, finished the season with 118 tackles 81 solo, 37 assists and two interceptions. KLHT High School standout running back Silas Redd finished the season with more than 1,200 yards rushing and averaged over 8 yards a carry. New Canaan High Schools dominate offensive linemen Conor Hanratty, a sophomore who anchored New Canaan’s Line and helped lead them to a undefeated season, Conor is 6’4 and weighs 270 pounds. BlueStreak helped hone these athletes’ skills on all of the tests they will see at the national combine. BlueStreak took the three athletes through intense training to increase their speed, agility, quickness and strength. On Average athletes who go through BlueStreak program see a 50% improvement in rate of recovery, 0.2 second decrease in 40 yard dash, 33% improvement in foot speed, 2” - 4“ increase in vertical jump, and 20% greater leg strength.
About the U.S. Army All-American Game:
Since its inception, the U.S. Army All-American Bowl has been considered the nation’s premier All-American game by high school football players, coaches, and fans from across the country, as it’s the preeminent launching pad for America’s future college and NFL stars. Reggie Bush, Vince Young, Adrian Peterson and Brady Quinn all made their national debuts as U.S. Army All-Americans.
The 2008 U.S. Army All-American Bowl set an attendance record of 36,534 and garnered a 1.8 rating on NBC, making it the most-watched sporting event—other than the NFL playoffs—for that weekend.
For more information on the U.S. Army All-American Bowl and its related events visit www.usarmyallamericanbowl.com & www.goarmy.com or contact Rich McGuinness at (973) 366-8448. The U.S. Army All-American Bowl and its related events are owned by SportsLink, a New Jersey-based sports marketing and event management company.