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U18 WESTERN PROSPECTS SHOWCASE
THE U18 WESTERN PROSPECTS SHOWCASE IS A PRE-SEASON SHOWCASE AND EXPOSURE EVENT, HOSTED IN PENTICTON, BC, OPEN TO U18 (2006-2008) PLAYERS CURRENTLY PLAYING AT THE AA/AAA LEVEL OR EQUIVALENT. ALL REGISTRATIONS WILL BE REVIEWED IN AN EFFORT TO MAINTAIN A HIGH LEVEL OF PLAY.
BENEFITS OF ATTENDING THIS SHOWCASE:
Attending the U18 Western Prospects Showcase can provide several benefits for young hockey players who aspire to succeed at the next level. Here are some of the benefits of attending the showcase:
1. Competitive week-long showcase: The U18 Western prospects showcase is a competitive event that brings together high-level players from all over the world. It provides an opportunity for players to test their skills against other elite players and compete in a highly competitive environment.
2. Play with and against high-level players:
Playing with and against high-level players can help players improve their skills and develop their game. It provides an opportunity to learn from other players and to gain exposure to different playing styles and strategies.
3. Meet new teammates and make lifelong connections:
The showcase brings together players from different parts of the world, providing an opportunity to meet new people and make new friends. These connections can last a lifetime and can provide a network of support throughout a player’s career.
4. Showcase skills and desire to succeed:
The showcase provides an opportunity for players to showcase their skills and demonstrate their desire to succeed. Scouts from junior B to major junior attend the showcase, providing exposure to a wide range of opportunities.
5. Learn from professional coaches and seminar speakers:
The showcase provides access to professional coaches and seminar speakers who can provide valuable insights and tips on how to improve as a player. This can help players develop new skills and strategies that can help them succeed in the sport.
WHAT YOU WILL RECEIVE:
When attending the U18 Western prospects showcase, participants can expect to receive the following:
1. WHL combine testing session:
Participants will have the opportunity to undergo on and off-ice combine testing, which includes various physical tests to assess their athletic abilities. The results of the testing will be provided to participants, allowing them to compare their performance against others in the showcase.
2. Combine results sent to WHL teams and scouts:
The combine results will be shared with all Western Hockey League (WHL) teams and scouts, increasing the exposure of participants and potentially attracting interest from professional teams.
3. Seminars on hockey futures and scouting:
The showcase includes seminars where participants can learn about the future of hockey and what teams and scouts typically look for in players. These sessions provide valuable insights into the scouting process and can help players understand what it takes to succeed at higher levels of the game.
4. Souvenir showcase jersey: Participants will receive a showcase jersey as a memento of their participation in the event.
5. 1-on-1 exit interview:
At the end of the showcase, participants will have the opportunity to have a 1-on-1 interview with event organizers or scouts. This interview allows participants to receive personalized feedback and guidance on their performance during the showcase.
6. Guaranteed 5 games:
Each participant is guaranteed to play in five showcase games, providing ample opportunity to showcase their skills and compete against other talented players.
7. Daily pre-game team meetings: Participants will attend pre-game team meetings, where coaches will discuss strategies, game plans, and provide guidance to the players.
8. Player of the Game awards: Throughout the showcase, Player of the Game awards will be given out to recognize outstanding individual performances. This can be a great honor and an opportunity to stand out among the participants.
9. Chance to participate in the end-of-week Top 40 game:
Select participants may have the opportunity to participate in a top-tier game at the end of the week, featuring the best performers from the showcase. This game provides additional exposure and recognition for standout players.
It’s important to note that the showcase is not a fully supervised camp, and participants are responsible for their own nutritional needs.
*MAJOR JUNIOR, JUNIOR A AND JUNIOR B SCOUTS IN ATTENDANCE*
- WHEN: JULY 2-7, 2023
- WHERE: OKANAGAN HOCKEY TRAINING CENTRE, PENTICTON, BC
- AGE: U18 – 2006, 2007 & 2008 BIRTH YEARS
- PRICE: $849
TEAM ROSTER SIZE IS MAXIMUM OF 17 SKATERS/2 GOALIES
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