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What is a sports combine?

Originally, combines were meant to be simplified medical evaluations, organized for teams within a league and their incumbent employees. These days, combines, especially for youth athletics, are strictly for assessment of performance skills and attributes. Most combines will assess as many as a handful of attributes and skill-sets revolving around the athlete's ability to accelerate, jump, apply force to an external object, and change direction. Time to complete such events range from one hour to several hours depending on the efficiency of the organization running the event.

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