RiverCity RB Muhammad Abdulqaadir runs into a group of Rock River defenders earlier this year. Rock River sits atop the Eastern Conference standings at 9-4 with RiverCity in second at 7-5. Click photo to enlarge.
June 21, 2007 - Omaha, NE - United Indoor Football (UIF) is pleased VidSwap.com has signed on as the title sponsor for the Casey’s All-Star Classic player combine Saturday, August 18.
VidSwap.com’s Alex Neist is excited because the combine ties in well with what his company has, and will be, doing. “One of the things we’re going to be doing here shortly is a social recruiting network that’s tied into our VidSwap network…you can sign up and create your own recruiting profile.”
Neist says it will be similar to other online social networks, but geared toward sports and be more professional. “We want to give the players in the UIF a way to best represent themselves as athletes.” He continued, “You want to move up to have a chance to play at the AFL or to play at play in the CFL or in NFL Europe or the NFL.”
Just like the goal of the combine, Neist says the recruiting network will give players a chance to showcase their talents by posting their highlights and action photos. “If they (players) want to get film to these guys (coaches and scouts) they don’t have to burn DVDS, they don’t have to make VHS tapes anymore, they can use a VidSwap account and send that film right to the coach via e-mail.” Coaches are more likely to view video sent through e-mail than open a package.
Billings Outlaws Head Coach Heron O’Neal spent time in the NFL with the Chicago Bears and the Jacksonsville Jaguars. He likes the idea of the recruiting profile utilizing highlights. “It’ll be good to get the video up.” O’Neal says making the DVDs and tapes can get very expensive and “you don’t always know if someone’s watching them.”
O’Neal likes the fact that UIF will be hosting a combine. “It will definitely help the players to be in front of the scouts.”
UIF Commissioner & Executive Director, Dakota Crow, says VidSwap.com has been a great partner all year long. “We’re very excited they’ve decided to come on board and be the title sponsor of the combine. The All-Star Classic is really meant to be a showcase for our coaches, players and fans. The VidSwap.com combine will help enhance our tireless efforts to advance our players to the next level.”
The Casey’s All-Star Classic will be held August 16-18 in Bloomington, IL. It will be three days of great events and activities for players and fans alike. The All-Star Classic game will be held at 7:05 p.m., Saturday, August 18 at U.S. Cellular Coliseum. Tickets have been allotted for each UIF team. Fans are encouraged to contact their local team for tickets as well as bus trip inquiries. Individual tickets are now available through the U.S. Cellular Coliseum box office Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. CDT at (309) 434-2679.
Tickets range in price from $10-$20.
United Indoor Football is the premier indoor football league of North America and is committed to serving its teams and fans. Please contact the UIF league office with any comments, concerns or suggestions.
UNITED INDOOR FOOTBALL PO Box 3744 Omaha, NE 68103-0744 Phone: 888-433-4UIF; Fax: 888-433-4842