After the first CDFL season in 2009, the college coaches were showing their support with increasing interest in the league's ability to recruit quality talent and fulfill some needs within the country's football scouting landscape in general. This was especially evident in helping the underprivileged young men that the CDFL was designed to service. It was then that the CDFL decided to broaden the scope of its services by looking to provide more opportunity for small college players to gain exposure to the pro scouts. The first thing that the founders noticed was that there was not a dedicated post-season all-star game for the DIII players. This level was in desperate need of a game where the nation's best players and top DIII NFL prospects could come together for an exclusive chance to play each other in a North vs. South All-Star format.
Going into its 5th year, this game has been highly successful and is undoubtedly the premier post-season scouting opportunity for all of D-lll Football. It has attracted the best football players D-lll has to offer for the past 3 years, boasting roster's that are consistently comprised of 82% All-Americans.
The D-lll Senior Classic is played in Salem Stadium in Salem VA on the 2nd or 3rd Friday of December, always the week before the D-lll National Championship (Alonzo Stagg Bowl)
S C H E D U L E
The following is a general itinerary for players, parents, coaches, scouts, media and fans planning for the events leading up to the 5th annual D-III Senior Classic in Salem Virginia on Friday 12/13/13, 7pm kickoff (All practices at Salem Stadium are open to the scouts, media and fans).
Wednesday - 12/11/13
5:00pm - Player/coach arrival and check-in at Comfort Inn in Salam.
7:00pm - Player/coach "Meet and Greet" and "Welcome Meeting.
7:30pm - Team/position meetings with coaches
Thursday - 12/12/13
8:00am - Breakfast
8:45am - Bus leaves for Practice Session 1 (9-11:30am at Salem Stadium)
12:00pm - Lunch at hotel
1:45pm - Bus leaves for Practice Session 2 (2-4:30pm at Salem Stadium)
5:00pm - Practice Session 3 - team/position meetings as needed
6:30pm- - Bus leaves for 2013 D-III Senior Classic Player Banquet
8:00am - Breakfast
8:45am - Bus leaves for Practice Session 4 (9am-12pm at Salem Stadium)
12pm - Lunch at hotel
2:15pm - Team/position meetings as needed
4:00pm - Depart for Salem Stadium for final walk-through and pre-game
7:00pm - KICKOFF!
S O C I A L
F O R I N V I T E D P L A Y E R S O N L Y
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D I R E C T I O N S
1. - Submit Player Information Form Below 2. - Submit Participation Fee Below
( Secures roster spot, game jersey and player banquet ticket )
3. - Reserve Hotel (nights of 12/11, 12/12, 12/13)
Comfort Inn Suites at Ridgewood Farm
2898 Keagy Road Salem VA, 24153
- Email Kim O'Connor at firstname.lastname@example.org and put in address line "D3 Senior Block"
- Hotel has a reduced rate for players ($50 per/night)
- Players are automatically paired with a teammate unless they pair themselves.
4. - Submit Player Profile To:D3SeniorClassic@gmail.com