Many student athletes are simply not ready to go directly into college, after high school. Many had academic challenges, may be younger than other classmates at the time of graduation, may have gotten injured their senior year or simply did not get the playing time they hoped for in high school. Also the transfer portal has severely hurt high school athlete recruiting. These student athletes may benefit more by holding off college for a semester, or even a year, to reclassify themselves at Midwest Prep Academy.
Midwest Prep Academy is a PREP SCHOOL. We conduct a four month (July – November) post grad program built to improve a student athletes’ academics, knowledge of the game, teach college football techniques, increase their physical size, speed and strength, help them gain independence and teach them important life skills. Simply put, our program makes student athletes more attractive college prospects. Athletes do not lose their college playing eligibility like they do at the junior college level.
Midwest Prep Academy’s post grad program is conducted in the Village of Orland Hills, IL which is an hour south of Chicago, IL. Orland Hills is a very safe community that allows us to conduct our program with little to no distractions. We are conveniently located between several college programs, making travel to us very easy for coaches to evaluate our players, first hand.
Our football team plays a college game schedule, each year vs. top NAIA and D3 college programs in the states of Illinois, Iowa, Indiana and Wisconsin. We play these schools’ junior varsity squads.
Our coaching staff features several former NFL and college players that have an average of 15 years coaching experience, at all levels. Our coaches do a wonderful job of teaching college football position techniques and scheme, helping players improve their visibility to college coaches.
At the end of the year, we conduct a college showcase. We invite colleges to come scout our players directly, in a scouting combine setting, allowing coaches to evaluate players up close and personal. We also give our players assistance with their college recruiting.
Midwest Prep has been in existence since 2014. We have the experience, coaching staff, reputation and credentials to help student athletes achieve their goals, IF, they COMMIT TO THE VIKING WAY!
7:30 AM – Wake Up
8:30 AM – Breakfast
9:30 AM – Classes
1:00 PM – Lunch
2:00 PM – Strength and Conditioning
6:00 PM – Meetings
7:00PM – Practice
9:00 PM – Practice End
Midwest Prep does not provide housing.
Players that cannot commute to Orland Hills IL on a daily basis are welcome to find housing that is to their liking. We do have relationships with a hotel in Orland Hills IL that is close to where to the facilities we use for our program.
Players will weight train at Edge Fitness is Orland Hills, IL. Our strength and conditioning program will:
Workouts will be scheduled 3 times a week; Monday, Wednesday & Friday. Athletes can access the gym during their free time, as well.
Midwest Prep works with Metacognition Academy to provide our players with Accredited and NCAA Approved high school GPA recovery courses. Through Metacogniton Academy, our players will also take an ACT prep course to help them increase scores.
Academic Services Provided
All classes are held online. Players will be given ample time during the day to work on class assignments and work with tutors.
Midwest Prep’s football team will practice on a brand new field turf surface field in Orland Hills, IL. At Midwest Prep, we want to practice on the best conditions to prepare our student-athletes at the next level of play in collegiate athletics.
One of the most important factors in choosing to attend Midwest Prep is utilizing the post-graduate year to obtain the maximum exposure that the athlete has missed while in high school. Midwest Prep has developed an outplacement plan that keeps all parties of the recruitment cycle current with the latest highlights and updates of the Midwest Prep athlete. Midwest Prep utilizes the latest in technology, as well has the conventional methods of contact to provide the institutions with the information necessary to make our athletes the apex recruit.
At Midwest Prep, we provide a fully comprehensive recruitment plan to give our athletes the exposure to the Universities and Colleges at the FBS, FCS, Division 2, NAIA, Division 3, and NJCAA (Junior College) levels. Although Midwest Prep does not guarantee that our athletes will obtain a scholarships, grant or aid to a College or University, we will give our fullest to providing a thorough and exhaustive effort to showcase our athletes to the appropriate institutions.