The Western Hockey League, in partnership with the Okanagan Hockey Group have tested more than 25,000 players across Western Canada and the United States. The WHL Development Combine is a two and 1/2-day event designed to assist high level minor hockey players with their skill development, ability assessment, and provide exposure to the WHL by participating in comprehensive on-ice & off-ice testing with state of the art equipment designed by Sport Testing Inc.
WHL Development Skills Combine is a 2 & 1/2-day event focused on:
Each WHL Prospect Skills Combine includes:
The WHL Development Combines provide players with a unique player development experience where they will measure themselves through standardized testing protocols. The ability to compare results and identify areas of weakness will enable players to take their game to the next level as they strive to play at the highest possible level. WHL Development Skills Combines are an exciting opportunity to improve your individual development, gain a better understanding of your ability, and learn more about the WHL. Attending a Development event is an excellent educational and developmental opportunity for all players.
Upon completion of testing, athletes are given access to an extensive on-line database with over 25,000 athletes tested by the WHL Combines. Athletes can set filters within the database by gender and age, to see how they compare. Athletes can also review progress reports within each individual test to self-assess, pin-point areas of needed improvement and make adjustments to their own training and skill development programs.
The test results for all WHL Combines are shared with all WHL General Managers and Head Scouts to track and identify future prospects for the draft and their teams.
Upon completion of a WHL Development Combine, each athlete receives their very own on-line account, with access to:
Use your results to track your development progress, highlight areas of your game that need improvement, target your off-ice and on-ice training needs, and set goals for future testing events.
For more information, contact WHL Combines Manager George Cochrane
My dream is to play hockey at the highest level. My three years at OHA were instrumental in helping me move forward on that path, teaching me what it takes to be a pro both on and off the ice."