San Jose Hell Day: Saturday, 12 December (8-10 Hours)
Location: Announced via email to Registrants
Attention: Upon registration, students receive an email with pertinent event information & attachments. Registrants are contacted personally by SOCOM Athlete instructors & added to a team group chat prior to Hell Day weekend.
Click here to meet your potential instructors: https://www.socomathlete.com/our-instructors-mentors
- Check-in & introductions: 14:00-15:00
- Hell Day Fitness Test (PAST Test/PST/PFT): 15:00-17:00
- Hell Day Evolutions: 17:00-22:00
Uniform/Equipment: Please read the equipment list carefully:
- 2 Pairs: All black athletic shorts & shirt
- Small logos are authorized
- 1 Pair Running shoes
- Extra pair Running shoes or lightweight/tactical boots
- Extra socks recommended
- Swim bottoms are optional & must be black
- Facial Covering (Extra Facial Coverings will be provided)
- Rucksack or large & durable backpack
- Snacks ~500-700 calories (Quest Bar, Fruit, Beef Jerky, etc)
- 2 Gallon H20
- ½ Gallon Gatorade or Powerade
- Hand Sanitizer
- Bug Spray
- Dive Mask (Aqualung Atlantis, Wraparound 3, etc.)
- Sports watch w/ timer mode
- Head lampSunscreen
- Friday/Sunday Development ONLY:
- Note-taking app on phone
- Dive Mask (may purchase a simple & inexpensive mask) Masks are available to borrow upon request (Recommended: Aqualung Atlantis, Wraparound 3).
- Optional: Snorkel, Fins & booties
**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.
San Jose, CA 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.
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
task-performing accuracy & precision under stress
communication under stress
confidence accomplishing tasks under the water
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?