WHL DEVELOPMENT Combine

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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.

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WHL Development Skills Combine is a 2 & 1/2-day event focused on:

  • Ability assessment
  • Individual development
  • Educational seminars

Each WHL Prospect Skills Combine includes:

  • WHL Combine On-Ice Testing Session
  • WHL Combine Off-Ice Testing Session
  • WHL Off-Ice Development Session
  • WHL Presentation with Parent/Player Q&A
  • Education, Development and Information Sessions
  • End of Camp Competitive Game
  • WHL Team Staff on ice and delivering presentations
  • 3 - WHL On-Ice Development Sessions with: Skill Specific Focus, Goalie Specific coaching, Small area games

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.

Significance

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.

Development

Upon completion of a WHL Development Combine, each athlete receives their very own on-line account, with access to:

  • Athlete Report: This is provided after each completed WHL Combine testing event. It includes your individual results and combine comparative results to event peers
  • Sport Pulse: This is updated after each completed WHL Combine testing event. It is a comprehensive progress report portraying your results over time, within each individual test.
  • Access to WHL Database: compare your results to over 25,000 athletes tested with WHL Combines
  • Access to Sport Testing Database: compare your results to over 50,000 athletes tested with Sport-Testing

 

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.

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The Okanagan Hockey Academy was truly life changing for me over my three years attending. I grew on the ice, learning new skills, and with all their resources I was able to become the hockey player I am today. More importantly, I grew as a person off the ice too. OHA gave me the fundamentals to becoming a good person and I can't thank them enough for that. Without OHA, I would have never been able to fulfill my dream of playing in the WHL. They are one of the main keys in my succession and for that I am grateful for them."