NAHL announces Future Prospects Tournaments and Combines
January 29, 2016
The North American Hockey League (NAHL) is pleased to announce the development and launch of the North American Future Prospects (NAFP) Tournament and Combines.
The NAFP is driven by the NAHL and operated by the NAHL professional staff in order to serve the most valuable asset to hockey…the players. The intent and goal is to provide the aspiring hockey player an opportunity while participating in the NAFP to take part in a one-of-a-kind experience that is designed to maximize exposure at grand-scale events and combines that provide a true look and feel of the genuine ‘NAHL EXPERIENCE.’
A limited number of spots are available at both the Future Prospect Tournaments and Combines. To register your team or player and to find out more information, please visit: www.nahlfp.com
“The NAFP property simply consolidates a valuable opportunity for players and parents that want to gain true experience, education and exposure,” said NAHL Commissioner Mark Frankenfeld. “With so many options in the marketplace the participating players in the NAFP can rest assure that they are getting the correct information from the NAHL professional staff whose sole purpose is to educate future players, expose them to junior options and to provide a valuable experience throughout the process.”
The NAHL Experience means that all NAFP events (tournaments and combines) are carefully designed to provide exposure, education and an experience for prospects that strive to advance their hockey development at the junior hockey and college level. EXPOSURE means that players compete in front of junior and college scouts, as well as gaining additional exposure through NAHL Central Scouting. EDUCATION ensures the player is provided knowledge about NCAA compliance and eligibility, recruiting processes, the correct / legitimate path to college hockey, as well as in-depth look at the three different tiers of junior hockey. EXPERIENCE equals a top notch, professional, memorable experience for players from all over North America and Europe.
The Future Prospects Combine (FPC) is an innovative and unique event designed to provide exposure and education for hockey prospects that strive to play junior hockey in a premier league like the NAHL. At the event, players will be introduced and exposed to junior hockey and in particular, the NAHL, NA3HL, NA3EHL as well as the NAPHL (Tier I Midget Hockey). The players will be introduced to and provided with a weekend that involves the 'NAHL Experience,' which 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. The on-ice competition will have each team will play in four games including three round-robin games and one playoff game. Note: The combines are for players too young to play in the NAHL (2000-2003 birth years this season), but who have aspiriations of one day playing in the league.
The North American Future Prospects Tournaments (FPT) are a series of events designed for teams throughout the calendar in-season each year. The Future Prospects Tournament is open to any USA Hockey-sanctioned team at the 18U, 16U and 14U levels that wish to compete at the Tier I level. These teams will play an invitational-style tournament, independent of NAPHL events. Each FPT will offer a four-game guarantee to all teams. The weekend also provides all the teams and players with the ‘NAHL Experience.’ The events are coordinated and operated by the experienced and professional staff of the NAHL. Each FPT will feature a guaranteed scouting presence from NAHL Central Scouting, real-time game updates and statistics provided by Pointstreak and live online video broadcasts of every game by FASTHockey, the official broadcast provider of the NAHL.