The intent and goal of all North American Future Prospects Combine events is to provide the aspiring hockey player an opportunity to take part in a one-of-a-kind learning experience. Each Future Prospects Combine is designed to maximize exposure, education and experience at grand-scale events.
Operated by the NAHL professional staff and coaches, each Future Prospects Combine is designed to provide a glimpse into a true "NAHL EXPERIENCE". The objective of an "NAHL Experience" is to provide exposure, education and an experience for prospects that strive to advance their hockey development at the junior hockey and college level.
EXPOSURE allows each player to showcase their abilities in front of NAHL Central Scouting, junior coaches, and college scouts.
EDUCATION ensures the players are provided knowledge about NCAA compliance and eligibility. Each player will learn about recruiting processes, the correct / legitimate path to college hockey, as well as exploring the three different tiers of junior hockey.
EXPERIENCE equals a top notch, professional, memorable experience for players from all over North America and Europe. Players learn in individual and game settings, on and off the ice, from NAHL professional staff and coaches.
Entering its fourth year in 2017, the FPC will accept applications from all players with birth years from 2001-2004.
Applications will start to be accepted January 30th, 2017 via our online registration process. The selection process will begin in mid-February with confirmation letters being sent to those players selected to participate. For those players not selected at that time, they will be placed on a waiting list. Full refunds will be issued to any registrant that is not selected shortly after the end of each event.
Once the selections are confirmed, players will be divided into two age groups at each event. Group A will be players with 2001 or 2002 birth years. Group B will be players with 2003 or 2004 birth years.
Total Participants per event = 190.
At the event, players will be introduced and exposed to junior hockey including the NAHL, NA3HL, and the NAPHL (Tier I Midget Hockey). The players weekend will consist of competitive hockey, education of the future levels of hockey, academic preparation for NCAA hockey and exposure to professional, college, and junior scouts. This includes seminars that discuss the NAHL junior hockey experience, the ladder of development, as well as, NCAA compliance seminars. Guest speakers will include those from the NAHL and NCAA.
On the ice, each team will play four games: three round-robin games and one playoff game.
Each team will have NAHL and NA3HL coaches working with the players in the locker room and on the bench during the games. This is a very valuable time for both the players and the coaches as new relationships are being developed.
At these events, the NAHL’s primary focus is educating young prospects and families about the junior hockey landscape. Given the high-caliber players participating at these events, the Future Prospects Combines attract scouts from all levels.
Over the past three years, scouts from the following leagues have attended Future Prospects Combines: