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Benefits of High School All-Star Football Games

There are over 1 million High School football players competing for greatness each year. All-Star games provide a chance for the best players to showcase their skills in a less saturated setting, and provide various additional benefits. The Podyum Preps All-American Bowl is among one of the best showcases available nationally.




WHAT IS AN ALL-STAR GAME?

A High School All-Star game is an exhibition game played to showcase athletes after the completion of the regular football season. Most games will have criteria for player selection and limit players chosen to play in the game. There are various all-star games that select players either regionally or nationally. Typically these games are reserved for High School seniors, but recent years have seen an increase in underclassmen participation as well.





BENEFITS OF PLAYING IN ALL-STAR GAMES


OPPORTUNITY

Football is a game of reps, and everyone wants them. Especially players who plan to compete at the next level. All-Star games give players an additional opportunity to get those reps they want. Although not a replacement for season game film, all-star film can be helpful to an athlete’s recruitment chances. Younger players can use the opportunity to boost their recruitment process as well.


COMPETITION


Everyone wants to play against the best of the best. Everyone who participates in an all-star game is trying to prove they’re the best player there. This attitude breeds competition amongst the players and elevates everyone’s play to the highest level possible.


ONE LAST TIME

For senior athletes, an all-star game represents the last time they will ever suit up before college. This once in a lifetime experience can’t be replicated in college, so many players relish the opportunity for their final High School competition.


INCREASED RECRUITMENT


All-Star games are heavily promoted to college coaches to give participating players increased exposure. Team rosters are updated and available with basic player information that can make identifying players easier for recruiters.

The Podyum Preps All-Star Bowl streams their game live and gives players and coaches access to the game film afterwards. This gives players the opportunity to create their own personal highlights, as well as giving college coaches a chance to watch actual game film on specific players. Podyum Preps also provides media packages for players who want to maximize their recruitment opportunities.





NEXT STEPS

Now that you understand the benefits of All-Star Games, you should Schedule a Free Assessment to begin your recruiting process.

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