ATHLEAD was created by former Rutgers Football student-athletes who believe that leadership & life lessons taught through athletics are the truest benefit in sport. All ATHLEAD events feature leadership development sessions and are held on college campuses. As former collegiate football athletes, we believe in teaching first and foremost. Each portion of the program will feature a teach then test component. For example athletes will learn how to perform a proper stance and start in the 40 yard dash and then will have the chance to test their speed. Next athletes will learn individual position skill drills and then will compete in football competitions. This program is designed to teach athletes and then allow them to test themselves.
TOP HIGH SCHOOL COACHES from both public and private schools will be on hand to work with athletes.
NFL ALUM & LEADERSHIP SPEAKERS
ATHLEAD welcomes NFL alum and Rutgers Football legend Marco Battaglia who will speak to all parents and players.
The Rutgers Athletic Department will also feature Carissa Conroy from the Leadership and Strategic Partnerships at Rutgers. Conroy will speak to parents and players about how Rutgers works with student-athletes on developing transferable life skills.
YOUTH1 SPORTS will be onsite managing the combine testing and reporting on top performers. YOUTH1 SPORTS is an official partner for ATHLEAD COMBINES & SHOWCASES. Learn more about tests and features - click here.
RUTGERS FOOTBALL SPRING GAME – All ATHLEAD families are invited to stay for the spring game and help us celebrate 150 years of college football as part of the RU150.
RUTGERS SPRING GAME FESTIVITIES – In conjunction with the spring game, Rutgers will feature food trucks, activities for kids, and more.