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.
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."