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Nike Football The Opening & Elite 11 Finals Showcase Top High School Athletes


Following months of highly competitive training, 166 of the nation’s top high school football prospects are onsite at Nike World Headquarters in Beaverton, Oregon, for the ninth annual Nike Football The Opening Finals, which will close on July 10 with the Nike 7ON (7-on-7) tournament and the Nike Elite Linemen Challenge National Championship. The five-day competition concludes a series of Nike Football Combines and Nike Football The Opening Regionals. Managed by Student Sports, the 19-stop, 13-city tour evaluated and showcased over 17,000 student-athletes. 

The Nike Football The Opening Finals provides the 166 selected players the opportunity to learn from, and compete with, the best in the game. Nike NFL athletes, including Ndamukong Suh, Richard Sherman, Manti Te’o, Coby Fleener, Victor Cruz, Trent Williams and Bobby Wagner, as well as 2015 NFL first-round draft picks Todd Gurley and Leonard Williams, will be on hand to assist with coaching and provide top-level training insights. 

Moreover, The Opening features position-specific training techniques and competitions. For the third consecutive year, Nike will host the Elite 11 quarterback competition in which the top 18 high school signal callers will vie for a spot in this year’s Elite 11 class. The Elite 11 will commence on July 6 and conclude the evening of July 10.

ESPNU will broadcast the Nike Football Rating National Championship July 8 and highlights of the other two events July 9-10.

Participates of The Opening and the Elite 11 competition will wear:


Base Layer:
•    Field Generals Against All Tee
•    Field Generals Hooded Fly Rush 2.0
•    Nike Pro Compression Top
•    Nike Pro Hypercool 3.0 Champ Compression Top
•    Nike Fly XL 3.0 Football Training Shorts
•    Nike Pro Training Champ Vapor Woven Shorts
•    Nike Pro Hypercool Compression Tights
•    Nike Pro Hypercool Compression Woodland 3/4 Tights

•    Nike Vapor Untouchable
•    Nike CJ3 Elite TD
•    Nike Lunar Beast Elite TD
•    Nike Field General 2

•    Nike 2.0 Elite Vapor Football

Additionally, Nike and Hudl are teaming up to deliver an unprecedented level of training and development content for athletes and coaches. The Opening athletes and coaches will be invited to interact with the content throughout the week.

The Opening and Elite 11 Schedule

Elite 11 Schedule:

July 6 - Monday
10:00AM – 12:00PM    Morning Practice
4:00PM – 6:00PM    Afternoon Practice

July 7 - Tuesday
10:00AM – 12:00PM    Morning Practice

The Opening Schedule:
July 8 - Wednesday
9:00AM – 10:30AM     Nike Football Testing    
11:30AM– 1:00PM    Nike Football Training
3:00PM – 4:30PM    Nike Football Rating Championship

July 9 - Thursday
10:00AM – 12:00PM     Linemen Challenge Workout
11:00AM – 5:30PM     Nike 7-on-7 Pool Play

July 10 - Friday
9:30AM – 4:00PM    Nike 7-on-7 Double-Elimination Championship Tournament
10:00AM – 1:00PM     Linemen Challenge Workout and Championships
4:00PM – 5:00PM     Nike 7-on-7 Championship Game
5:30PM     Nike Football The Opening Finals Awards Ceremony

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