St. Louis Youth Exposure, was created by St. Louis’ own Hazelwood East standout and former Tampa Bay Buccaneer and Indianapolis Colts Chris Brooks.
I have been so fortunate to play sports at one of the highest level. After receiving my degree from the University of Nebraska and playing in the NFL I came back to St. Louis. I began coaching on the youth level and had the opportunity to see so much talent within the area. I felt the need to help the youth on their development and ability to be seen on a higher level. I knew St. Louis was a melting pot for talent similar to states like California, Florida and Texas just to name a few. I wanted to help build that platform on the youth level to help kids who couldn’t afford to travel to camps and gain that exposure and be recognized. Not only locally however nationally as well. I felt that it was my duty to share my story that football and sports can be a tool that you use to reach all of your goals. Some kids will go on and play college, some won’t however the responsibility that the game teaches you will help you in your everyday life, long after football.
What is St. Louis Youth Exposure?
St. Louis Youth Exposure is a platform, that allows youth football players in the 6th, 7th, and 8th grade to be introduced to the recruiting process in a major way! The three components are:
1.) Youth Football Symposium (To help players/Parents understand the recruiting process and obstacles they will face)
2.) Combine testing (To track and gauge player tangibles)
3.) Player rankings, and viable web content (To help empower competition among players in the area and country)
Athletes are put through a replica of what is done at the official NFL Combine and also prepares them for drills and excitement of camps that they will potentially attend in High School. Athletes will physically test in the following:
- 40 Yard dash
- 3 cone Drill
- Strength Test
- Vertical Jump
Athletes will also engage in on the field position workouts, Fastest Man, Strongest Arm and Strongest Lineman competition. Players will be awarded for their accomplishments.
Symposium will act as the primary educational tool for youth athletes. With special guest speakers, who will cover the following:
- Social media 101
- College Recruiting
- Decision making tactics
- And more
Web content will drive competition athletes and media officials.
- View and filter results from combine
- View Top rated players, and the high school they are attending
- View 1 on 1 videos
- View player spotlights
- View/Rate Highlight tapes