Destin Hell Day: Saturday, 27 June (10 Hours)

Location: Announced via email to Registrants

Click here to meet your potential instructors

  • Check-in & introductions: 1400-1500 Central Time
  • PAST Test/PST/PFT: 1500-1700 Central Time
  • Hell Day Evolutions: 1700-2200 Central Time


  • 2 sets: All Black Shorts & Black Shirt.
  • Swim Bottoms
  • Running Shoes
  • Hiking boots 

Equipment: Durable Backpack/Rucksack, snacks, 1 Gallon H20, Towel

**Our Medical Waiver/Assumption of risk form is disseminated upon registration. Must be at least 16 y/o to participate. Our parental consent waiver required for 16 y/o is disseminated upon registration.

What is Hell Day?

Hell Day immerses you into an intense team environment, providing: credentialed instructors from various Special Operations backgrounds, rubber training rifles, tactical litters, large training logs, challenging scenarios, physical & mental stress, and more; replicating a training environment similar to Navy SEAL BUD/S Hell Week, USAF A&S, Army Ranger/Special Forces Assessment & Selection, etc.

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
  • resiliency/will-power

  • leadership ability

  • task-performing accuracy & precision under stress

  • communication under stress

  • confidence accomplishing tasks under the water

  • cognitive learning

  • memory retention

Hell Day students quickly learn that only together, as one unit, will they finish the course. 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?

Destin Full Weekend Special Operations Mentorship:

Go beyond the Saturday Hell Day, and join us for the full weekend of hands-on, in-person development, Career Q&A, nutrition lectures, and receive your Elite Prep Program, Meal Plan by SOF Nutrition, and SOCOM T-Shirt.

**Lodging is optional, and is not included in the cost; Rooms are pre-purchased by SOCOM Athlete, allowing candidates to register for lodging on our website at a lower rate.

Typical Event Cadre include but are not limited to:

Isaiah Staley short BIO:

-Retired Navy SEAL officer

-9 combat tours

-Former Pararescueman (PJ)

-Former Combat Rescue Officer (CRO)

-USSOCOM Warrior Games Athlete

Jason Sweet short BIO:

-Former U of A Football & GCU Baseball player 

-Former Pararescueman (PJ)

-62 combat missions, Afghanistan

-Father-son PJs served together (first specops father-son in history)

-U of A Human Performance representative (Defense & Security Research Institute)

Chief James Sanchez short BIO:

-Retired CMSGT 306 RQS

-Former Tier 1 operator 24th STS, SEAL Team 6

-Former Commandant Pararescue Schoolhouse

-Over 10 Deployments

Charley Stetson short BIO:

-Army Green Beret, 20th Special Forces Group

-Commando/Lancero, Jungle Warfare Expert

-Fluent in both Spanish & English

-Multiple Combat Deployments

Destin Hell Day: Saturday, 27 June