WHAT IS HELL DAY?

"3 OF US FROM SOCOM ATHLETE ENDED UP IN THE SAME NAVY SEAL BUD/S CLASS & WE ALL SECURED HELL WEEK TOGETHER. ATTENDING HELL DAY WAS THE BEST DECISION WE EVER MADE TO PREPARE FOR NAVY SEAL TRAINING."

 -BUD/S CLASS 340 GRADUATES

SOCOM Athlete has conducted 27 Hell Day weekends across the United States since 2017, immersing students into an intense team setting in world-class facilities/training environments providing: physical/mental challenges requiring teamwork, leadership & communication, large training logs, rubber training rifles, tactical litters, and more; replicating a training environment similar to Navy SEAL BUD/S Hell Week, USAF A&S, Army Ranger/Special Forces Assessment & Selection, USMC Basic Reconnaissance Course, etc. SOCOM Athlete Instructors/Mentors include the most credentialed experts in Special Operations Prep/Human Performance in the worldRead more about our instructors here: https://www.socomathlete.com/our-instructors-mentors 

Students are first administered a Fitness Test, evaluating proper form & assessing 1.5 mile run times, max push-ups, pull-ups & sit-ups, a 500 yard swim (students not seeking careers with water requirements may choose not to participate in swim evaluations), followed by two sets of 25 meter underwater swim evolutions. Following the fitness test, students are exposed to strenuous environmental elements such as: cold water submersion, stress induced from instructor cadre, team runs & ruck marches, challenging tasks & timelines, and more. Weaknesses & strengths are exposed in each student throughout the event, providing real-time proof/analysis of whether the student possesses necessary traits to become a Special Operator. Traits we analyze:

  • Physical Performance

  • Teamwork

  • Leadership Ability

  • Resiliency

  • Selflessness

  • Expediency

  • Water Confidence

  • Cognitive Re-framing

  • Memory Retention

Students quickly learn that only together, as one unit, will they finish the 8-10 hour-long Hell Day. Students often have never met each other prior to participating in Hell Day, and often finish the night as close friends, establishing an unbreakable bond. The day & night is full of challenges that cannot be accomplished alone! Many Hell Day students have gone on to accomplish their dreams of becoming Navy SEALs, Pararescuemen, Combat Controllers, Army Rangers, Green Berets, TACP, and more. Will YOU be next? Do YOU have what it takes? Register Now.

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PAST HELL DAY EVENTS

27 EVENTS | 11 STATES

San Clemente, CA (2)

San Diego, CA (4)

Ventura, CA (1)

Tucson, AZ (2)

Phoenix, AZ (1)

Chicago, IL (1)

Co. Springs, CO (1)

San Antonio, TX (2)

Philadelphia, PA (2)

Virginia Beach, VA (1)

Fort Bragg, NC (1)

Nashville, TN (1)

Atlanta, GA (2)

Destin, FL (3)

Miami, FL (2)

Tampa, FL (1)

CHECK OUT SOME OF OUR PAST HELL DAYS

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Who can attend Hell Day?

Hell Day is open to any & all United States residents; Must be age 16 or older (minors require parental consent).

Registrants must sign medical waiver & have good physical/mental health. Due to COVID-19 health concerns, registration/attendance is unauthorized for anyone displaying symptoms of COVID-19. Refer here to the CDC website for full list of known coronavirus symptoms: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/symptoms-testing/symptoms.html

 

Most registrants are civilians, but many active duty military, guard/reserve, and veterans also register/attend Hell Day. We highly encourage active service members/veterans to take advantage of the leadership opportunities Hell Day provides. 

How do I know if I'm ready for Hell Day?

How much do you want to be a Special Operator? Are you resilient? "tough?" Do you possess grit & a "never-quit" mindset? Hell Day divides students into physical ability groups, while also combining for team evolutions and conducting individual-performance evolutions. 

Students are first administered a fitness test (PFT/PST/PAST Test). Students pursuing special operations careers without water requirements are not required to conduct the water/swimming exercises conducted during the fitness test. Students are first administered a 1.5 mile run test, followed by max push-ups/pull-ups/sit-ups, a 500 yd swim, and 2 sets of 25 meter underwater swims at a 2:30 interval. Following the fitness test, students will begin 6 hours of Hell Day evolutions; Log PT, Water Confidence Exercises, Team-building, Problem solving, instructor gauntlets, and more. 

 

Recommended Minimum Physical Fitness Ability:

  • Continuously jog 2-3 miles without walking

  • Ability to stay afloat/tread water with head above water for at least 30 seconds

  • 25 perfect push-ups

  • Ability to hold breath for 30 seconds.

  • Ability to lift, drag, and/or carry a person weighing 150-200 lbs.

  • Ability to walk/hike 2-3 miles with a rucksack/backpack weighing 30-40 lbs.

  • Stamina to withstand an 8-hour training day with periods of intense physical & mental challenges.

If unsure of attending Hell Day due to lack of physical readiness, analyze whether your body/mind can withstand an 8-10 hour training day. There are many breaks throughout the day to recover while transitioning to different locations, water/food breaks, team skit, instructor speeches, etc. Hell Day has featured many students in elite physical shape, but has also featured many students in below average physical shape. The true gauge of whether a student can succeed at Hell Day is his/her mental toughness.

What are the Fri/Sun Development Courses & Full Weekend Package?

Friday & Sunday Development provide students with mentoring & instruction in critical skills & topics required of successful Special Operations candidates. Instructors/Mentors feature the most credentialed experts in Special Operations Prep/Human Performance in the world. Read more about our instructors here: https://www.socomathlete.com/our-instructors-mentors 

 

Courses are 6 hours in length. Friday courses are conducted from 1600-2200, enabling out-of-towners time to travel, and giving locals time to arrive from work/school commitments (Late arrivals are accepted, simply contact us to explain the situation prior to registering).  Sunday courses are conducted from 0900-1500. Friday & Sunday Courses feature ability-based development in a team setting, Coaching/Mentoring & Fundamental/Skills Work.

Friday & Sunday Sessions outline (stations):

1. Running Strategy & Application (Friday)

2. Pool/Water Confidence & Swimming Technique (Friday & Sunday)

3. Calisthenics & Proper Former (Friday & Sunday)

4. Weight Training & Olympic Lifting (Sunday)

5. Nutrition Lecture & Hands-on seminar (Friday)

6. Leadership & Communication Development (Friday & Sunday)

7. Rucksack Packing & Application (Friday)

8. Team Discussion, Individual Critiques & Feedback (Sunday)

  • Uniform: 2 Pairs: All Black Shorts & Shirt + running shoes (any color)

  • Equipment: Watch (w/ stopwatch feature), Cell phone w/ note-taking app, .5 gallon water, Dive Mask (preferred)/Goggles, Towel, (Optional: Fins/booties & Snorkel; for students seeking careers w/ water requirements)

The Full Weekend Package includes Hell Day, both Friday & Sunday Development Courses, and fully equips students with a meal plan, Elite Prep Program, & SOCOM Athlete t-shirt. Go beyond the Saturday Hell Day, and join us for the full weekend of hands-on, in-person Development: Water Confidence & Swimming, Running/Track Work, Career Q&A, Nutrition Lectures, Leadership techniques, and more. Receive your Elite Prep Program, meal plan by SOF Nutrition, and SOCOM Flag T-Shirt, all included.

Summary of Products included in Purchase:

  • 1x 40/60 Day Prep Program

  • 1x Meal Plan by SOF Nutrition: 

  • 1 x SOCOM Athlete "Send Me" Flag Shirt: 

  • Hell Day

  • Friday Development

  • Sunday Development

Are there discounts for Hell Day? What are the payment plans?

 
 
 
 
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