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5.4 NJFCA and Giants Team up to Host NATS

New Jersey Football Coaches Association and Giants
Team up to Host NATS Test for 2nd Consecutive Year

Princeton Review Seminar Included in Test Day

East Rutherford, NJ – The NJFCA (New Jersey Football Coaches Association) and New York Giants are again working together to conduct an NATS Test at the Giants practice bubble.  A Princeton Review Seminar focusing on the importance of succeeding in the classroom as well as on the field will once again be available to participating students and their parents on Test day.  The NATS Test and Seminar will be conducted June 11, 2006.  Players from graduating classes 2007-2010 may register on line at www.nats.us.

"I encourage students from all states to attend and take advantage of all of the year round academic and athletic services our associations NATS program provides" said West Milford High School Head Coach and New Jersey NATS Test Director Shaun Poppe. 

Coach Poppe added "Nationwide, more then 320 colleges are already using the NATS database for initial player evaluations. Of the 308 kids we tested last year, 300 of them had their on-line player profiles viewed by 124 colleges from 35 states.  What makes that number even more phenomenal is that 42% of the players we tested were freshman or sophomores at the time of their testing." 

Giants Director of Marketing Services and Youth Program Development Beth Roche said "The Giants see tremendous value in the NJFCA NATS program, and the Princeton Review Seminar is a perfect compliment to the athletic testing the NJFCA provides through their NATS Test.  The Giants are proud to be partnered with the NJFCA and NATS."

NATS is a non-profit AFCA (American Football Coaches Association) program. The NATS program is in many respects an athletic version of the Scholastic Aptitude Test for high school football players. It is a nationwide standardized athletic performance test that produces results that can be used to track and compare the players' athletic ability and development. NATS is also provides players, parents coaches and guidance counselors important information and year round services pertaining to college recruiting, NCAA academic requirements, financial aid and athletic performance analysis and preparation.

NATS tests are presently scheduled for the states of Washington, Oklahoma, Maryland, New Jersey, Indiana, Illinois, Colorado, Nevada, Virginia, and Michigan in the spring of 2006.

Interested in attending the program?  Please visit www.nats.us for more information. 

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