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 Prospect Skills Combines are a two-day event focused on individual development, ability assessment, as well as education and exposure to the WHL.
Each WHL Prospect Skills Combine includes:
WHL Prospect 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 WHL Prospect Skills Combine provides:
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:
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