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 Prospect Skills Combines are a two-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 Combine On-Ice Testing Session
Complete the WHL Combine On-Ice Testing Standard and experience the same comprehensive testing assessment performed at all WHL Combine events, including the Sherwin-Williams CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game, WHL Team Testing, Provincial High Performance Camps, WHL U.S. Prospects Camp, Western Prospects Bantam Showcase and more.
WHL Combine Off-Ice Testing Session
Complete the WHL Combine Off-Ice Testing Standard and experience the same comprehensive testing assessment performed at all WHL Combine events, including the Sherwin-Williams CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game, WHL Team Testing, Provincial High Performance Camps, WHL U.S. Prospects Camp, Western Prospects Bantam Showcase and more.
WHL On-Ice Development Session
The WHL On-Ice Development Session will be conducted by professional instructors from Okanagan Hockey Group, the longest running hockey school in the world. This session will emphasize on-ice development in skating (speed, agility and power), skills and game performance.
WHL Off-Ice Development Session
The WHL Development Session will be conducted by a development professional in their respective field. Learn about the latest player development trends and what you can be doing to take your game to the next level. This session will emphasize reaching your highest potential as an athlete and student of the game. Session topic and format will vary, based on event location.
WHL Presentation with Parent/Player Q&A
The WHL Information Session is hosted by a representative from the WHL league office, who will discuss all you need to know about the WHL: how to get there, what are teams and scouts looking for in an athlete, WHL Scholarship Program, how the draft works etc. This is an excellent opportunity for both parents and athletes to pose direct questions with WHL staff.
End of Camp Competitive Game
What better way to wrap up a full weekend, than with a fast-paced game. During this structured game, the WHL Prospect Skills Combine event staff will be on the bench providing constructive feedback, as well as in the stands taking notes for internal purposes. It is common for WHL Scouts to attend this game, their attendance is not guaranteed by the event, and can vary based on event location.
This is an opportunity to experience and build your confidence in the WHL Combine Testing Standard. This year all four Western Provinces will test their top U15 & U16 athletes as part of their High Performance camps, as well as the U16 WHL U.S. Prospects Camp. The reality is, as a competitive hockey player, eventually you will be in a situation where you will have to perform the combine testing under pressure, with a weighted outcome. This is an opportunity for you to familiarize yourself with each test in a comfortable setting and enhance your testing efficiency and speed for future pressure packed events.
After being tested players 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 Prospect Skills 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 Prospect Skills Combine, each athlete receives their very own on-line account, with access to:
Full-time staff committed to the entire WHL Combine operation
WHL Combine Testing Crew
Western Hockey League Head Office Staff
Part-time staff committed to providing leadership while sharing their hockey experience
WHL Active Players
WHL Alumni Players
USports Active Players
WHL Team Staff
WHL Prospect Skills Combine secondary staff will vary based on location. The WHL Prospect Skkills Combine staff is committed to ensure each participant receives a positive, memorable experience and takes with them a better understanding of key concepts in individual develop and taking their game to the next level.
It is common for WHL Scouts to attend these events, however they are not hired by the WHL Prospect Skills Combines Event Staff.
General Manager, WHL Combines
250-493-1408 ext. 3361
|LOCATION||BIRTH YEARS||DATE||VENUE||PRICE (CDN)||SKATER||GOALIE|
|Winnipeg||2004-2007||March 30-31, 2019||$379|
|Edmonton||2004-2007||May 4-5, 2019||$379|
|Regina||2004-2007||May 11-12, 2019||$379|
|Calgary||2004-2007||May 25-26, 2019||$379|
|Vancouver||2004-2007||June 1-2, 2019||$379|
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