2014 Lake Michigan Football Exposure Camp

Under the lights at Thirlby Field on May 9th!

Thirlby-FieldDo you dream of playing college football? On May 9th, the Lake Michigan Football Exposure Camp will provide an opportunity for football student-athletes to step closer to this dream. Student-athletes in the Classes of 2015, 2016, and 2017 are invited to take the field and showcase their football talent in front of college coaches from Division 2, Division 3, and NAIA schools. Players will compete in the 40-yard Dash, Bench Press, and Pro Agility Shuttle before moving on to One-on-Ones and Position Drills.

College coaches from the following programs have attended previous Lake Michigan Football Report events (helmet images appear courtesy of The Helmet Project):

Adrian_MI_OLD3 Albion_MI Alma_MI Concordia_MI Ferris_St Grand_Valley_St Hillsdale Hope_MI Michigan_Tech Northern_Michigan Northwood Olivet_MI Saginaw_Valley_St Siena_Heights_MI



This event is now over. Please visit LakeMichiganFootballReport.com for all up-to-date event listings. Thank you!


Friday, May 9th, 2014 / Registration opens at 5:00pm


Thirlby Field (400 W 13th St, Traverse City, MI 49684)


Registration begins at 5:00PM. Players will take the field at 6:00PM.

5:00 – 5:55 PM Player Registration

6:00 – 7:00 PM Dynamic Warm-Up, Bench Press, 40-yard Dash, Pro Agility Shuttle

7:00 – 7:20 PM Position Drills

7:20 – 7:50 PM One-on-Ones

7:50 – 8:00 PM Camp Wrap-Up


Participant waiver (signed by parent/guardian if player is under 18), helmet (no pads), mouth guard, football cleats, tennis shoes, water/sports drink, and comfortable workout clothes. Camp t-shirt will be provided for all players.


We understand that schedule conflicts or unforeseen injuries may sometimes prevent players from attending our events after they have registered.  In the event that you cannot attend, you can request that your payment be applied to a future event or to cover another player’s registration fee. Refunds are not available.


What happens to my results? After the combine, results will be posted online and emailed to participants. Results will also be emailed to our list of college coaching contacts from Division I, II, III and NAIA schools. By registering in this event, you authorize the Lake Michigan Football Report to send your information to college coaches and post the information online. Any public postings of the results will keep contact information and academic information confidential.

When will results be posted online? All results are reviewed by our staff after the event, so please allow up to one week post-event for all results to be posted online and emailed to participants.

Are parents allowed to watch the event? Yes. The event is open to all spectators and parents are welcome to attend.

When is the next Lake Michigan Football Report exposure event? We are almost ready to announce our summer event schedule. Please check back soon!


15 responses

  1. Is this combine the same as the combine recently in Grand Rapids?

    1. Senior Staff Writer | Reply

      It’s a little different. We do some different testing (i.e., bench press) and some different drills because of the facilities & space. Thirlby Field is a really great place to host this event.

  2. What does the bench press consist of? 225 reps, 185 reps?

    1. Senior Staff Writer | Reply

      We will have both stations set up. Players can pick which station to do. They also have the option not to test.

  3. Will there be a an offense standout page the same at the offense line and defense

  4. Do you know what colleges might or is going to be there ?

    1. Senior Staff Writer | Reply

      Coaches from Grand Valley State University, Ferris State University, Saginaw Valley State University, Northern Michigan, Northwood University, Siena Heights, Concordia, Hope College, Hillsdale College, and more have attended our past events and recruited many event participants.

  5. Dillon Cushman | Reply

    Is there a certain weight that’s required for the bench press

    1. Senior Staff Writer | Reply

      Players have the choice to complete reps at 185lbs or 225lbs. The test is not required, so players who cannot lift those weights or who cannot complete the test for other reasons will not be penalized.

      1. is the combine still going on its poring rain out?

      2. Senior Staff Writer

        Rain or shine! Players don’t take the field until 6.

  6. Are one on ones hitting drills? Because im coming off a acl tear and I dont want to risk tearing it again. And would I tell coaches that because it will affect my 40.

    1. Senior Staff Writer | Reply

      Please make sure that you are cleared by your doctor before competing at our event. We do our best to maintain a safe environment by allowing players to only participate in the drills or tests that they are physically able to do. We have had players with recently cleared injuries participate before, but they (along with their doctor or trainer) ultimately need to be responsible for determining their level of participation.

  7. How do I get my rsults

    1. Senior Staff Writer | Reply

      You should’ve received your results via email. If you did not, we may not have the correct email address. Please send us an email: lakemichiganfootballreport@gmail.com

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