How are players selected?
The players are selected to participate in the BEFC by the BEFC Selection Committee. Every year, the BEFC is marketed to high school coaches and student-athletes throughout the state of Wisconsin, along with schools throughout the Midwest. Furthermore, elite athletes in good standing, with a GPA above 2.3, are also eligible to apply to the BEFC regardless if from the Midwest. High school coaches are asked to recommend a student-athlete for the BEFC. Applications are sent back to the BEFC by the due date established on the application. Turning in the BEFC application DOES NOT guarantee acceptance into the BEFC. Final selections to the BEFC are solely at the discretion of the BEFC Selection Committee.
What is the criterion for eligibility?
How will I know if I have been selected?
You will receive an acceptance email from the BEFC Program Director.
What do I do once I've been accepted?
The email from the BEFC program director will give you specific registration details with documents and waivers that must be completed and returned on time to guarantee your spot. You will also receive instructions on how to pay the registration fee at this time. Completed waivers, documents, and payments are due by date specified in the letter you will receive from the BEFC program director. Failure to complete and return the above items will result in forfeiture of your acceptance to the BEFC, and your position may be offered to another qualified elite athlete.
What is the cost to participate in the BEFC?
The cost of attending the BEFC is $125. Once the payment is submitted at time of registration, this payment is non-refundable. This fee will cover the cost of your BEFC T-shirt, BEFC shorts, lunch, and your results compiled and posted on the BEFC website.
How many positions may I apply and participate in?
Due to the amount of athletes expected at the BEFC and the time constraints, we will only allow an athlete to apply and participate in one position, (i.e. If a player plays two positions in high school, please select a position that you feel you would play in college). The variety of drills and skills demonstrated will give college coaches a true understanding of the player's speed, strength and agility.
What if I am accepted but unable to attend?
If you have been accepted and now are unable to attend, and have not completed the registration and payment, there is no need to complete at this time. Please however respond to the acceptance email you received notifying the BEFC Program Director of your declination. This allows the BEFC committee the opportunity to offer your position to another eligible elite athlete.
If you have been accepted and now are unable to attend, and have completed the registration and payment, please email the BEFC Program Director to inform them of your resignation. This allows the BEFC committee the opportunity to offer your position to another eligible elite athlete. Upon resignation No payment will be refunded.
What colleges will be attending the BEFC?
As of August 1, 2006, the NCAA Rules committee passed Bylaw 188.8.131.52.4 stating:
A Division I member institution or conference may not host, sponsor or conduct a tryout camp, clinic, group workout or combine (e.g., combination of athletics skill tests or activities) devoted to agility, flexibility, speed and strength tests for prospective student-athletes at any location. In sports other than football, a member institution's staff members may only attend such an event sponsored by an outside organization if the event occurs off the institution's campus and is open to all institutions. (NCAA Bylaw 184.108.40.206.4.) (Adopted: 1/10/92, Revised: 1/9/06 effective 8/1/06).
This means that no representative of any Division I Football program may attend a tryout camp, clinic, group workout, or combine. More information regarding this bylaw can be found at: www.NCAA.org. This bylaw does not affect Division II, III, and NAIA schools.
Who will be doing the testing?
The testing and recording will be performed by Bellin Health Sports Medicine licensed athletic trainers and sports medicine staff. Our staff is highly trained and all data will be objective. All tests will be standardized and some special equipment may be brought in to assure accurate results.
Can my whole family come to the BEFC?
Due to the space needed for the BEFC, we ask that you limit your guests to 2 family members. Please contact the BEFC program director if you would like to request approval for additional guests.
When will I receive my individual DVD of the BEFC?
If you have ordered your personalized DVD, it will take approximately 8-10 weeks from the date of the BEFC for you to receive your DVD. The BEFC does mail out individual DVDs as soon as they are completed. We try very hard to have all the DVDs completed and mailed out within 6 weeks, as we know you are anxious to send this information to your schools of interest. The cost of the DVD is not included in the participation fee.
Am I eligible for the BEFC Scholarship?
Only BEFC participants who are going into their senior year of high school are eligible to apply for the scholarship. To be eligible, one must meet specific criteria as set by the BEFC Committee and Bellin Health.
When do I receive the BEFC Scholarship?
The recipient will be recognized for the BEFC Scholarship with a trophy at lunch the day of the BEFC. The athlete will receive the scholarship money after proof of graduation is made available to the BEFC, as per WIAA rules regarding amateur status.
What should I expect as a guest at the BEFC?
Guests will be restricted to stay within the designated sectioned off viewing area within the Don Hutson Center. This ensures the safety of all participates, coaches and guests. This area will be easily identifiable, and manned by security. The Don Hutson Center consists of 2 bathrooms, outside this viewing area, however, guests will be allowed to use these bathrooms and then return to the guest viewing area.
Guests are encouraged to bring chairs, as there is no available seating for guests in the viewing area. Food and drink, with the exception of water, are prohibited in the Don Hutson Center.
Guest are allowed to video tape their athlete however we do ask that you stay within the designated guest viewing area as well as be considerate of other guests filming their athlete.
Where do I park the day of the BEFC?
Parking is limited around the event venue and depending on other events occurring that day in close proximity there is not a way to designate specific parking for the BEFC. There are a number of parking lots available close to the Don Hutson Center, including Lambeau Field, the Resch Center as well as the surrounding hotels (only if you are a guest of that hotel). The BEFC does not require payment for parking, however depending on other events in the area, there may be a fee to park in some of these lots.