The California Showcase is a FREE, one-day, nonprofit event founded by Coach Terry Donahue (Head Coach, UCLA 1976 – 1995 and winningest coach in the Pac 12 and UCLA history) in association with the National Football Foundation. Graduating high school seniors and second year community college student-athletes have an opportunity to display their skills to NCAA Division II, III, and NAIA football programs in a one-day skills combine. The CA Showcase was something Coach Donahue was extremely proud of and was thrilled to have helped put over 1,000 student-athletes on the path toward a college degree. The CA Showcase Board and the National Football Foundation are honored to carry on Coach Donahue’s beloved tradition and, in doing so, keep his legacy alive.
The 9th Annual Terry Donahue Memorial CA Showcase will be held on Saturday, February 12, 2022 at the Orange County Great Park in Irvine, California (Sand Canyon & 5 Fwy). The event will feature student-athletes from all over California and bring together NCAA Division II, III, and NAIA college/universities from across the country, as well as California community college programs. Players will showcase their skills during a series of tests and drills that will best display each player’s talent at their respective positions. The CA Showcase will be organized and managed by former college and professional football players and coaches associated with Coach Donahue throughout his career.
Following the activities, players and coaches from the colleges/universities will meet in an adjacent facility to discuss scholarship and financial aid opportunities. Admission in this area will be restricted to student-athletes, participating coaches and volunteers, visiting high school and college/university coaches and/or administrators, and the media.
- 8:00 am — Athlete Registration
- 9:00 am — Warm-up
- 9:30 am — Testing: height, weight, 40 yard dash and broad jump
- 10:30 am — Fundamentals – Position specific drills
- 11:10 am — 7 on 7
- 12:30 pm — College Fair
How it works
Student athletes from across California will register online prior to the Showcase. They must be a graduating high school senior or a second year Community College student-athlete and have not accepted a scholarship offer from a Division I football program.
All Division II, III, and NAIA athletic directors and head football coaches are invited to attend. There will be ample time for coaches to view the athletes in drills and to talk to them individually about their respective football programs. Staff from the admissions and financial aid departments are encouraged to attend as well.