What does all this imply in off-ice testing at hockey combines and prospecting camps? – The live ice rink
ORLAND PARK, Ill. — Whether you’re going to development camp, a summer showcase, or a league jumpsuit this summer, you’ll likely have to take part in off-ice testing and practice.
Most camps and combinations require the same or similar activities and tests for budding players. During the 2022 USHL combine, players had to pass a series of tests that included jumps, sprints and strength tests.
It’s important to know what to expect at these events so players can be prepared to show off their skills in the best way possible.
Players will typically start with a warm-up activity – such as lunges, box jumps or stretches – before going through more rigorous testing. They will also be weighed and their height and reach measurements taken.
Then players can expect to do both a standing vertical jump and a standing long jump. Typically, players only have two chances in each test to show their best effort.
You can then expect a grip strength test, where players have to squeeze as hard as they can.
Finally, various sprints will be necessary. There is normally both a shorter shuttle run type activity and then a longer, mid-distance, all-out sprint.
For more detailed information and examples of what to expect at these combines and camps, watch the full video below!