We’ve heard lots of questions already regarding this year’s Colorado Combine (formerly known as the ‘State Camp’), so we have put together a handy FAQ for those interested in applying.
Q – What is the Combine?
A – The Colorado Combine is the newly revamped format for what was previously known as the ‘State Camp’. The Combine will include athletic testing and skills assessments and games in order to identify the top hockey athletes from the state of Colorado. It is also a selection camp – athletes will be selected, based on their performance at the Combine, for opportunities for development on a regional and national level as part of USA Hockey’s Player Development Program.
Q – Who can register and when is the closing date?
A – Colorado Resident hockey players, male or female, with birth years 2002 – 2005 are eligible to register. The closing date for applications is Feb 1st, 2019, at midnight.
Q – If I register, am I guaranteed acceptance?
A – No. There are limited spots available for this unique opportunity to showcase your skills, and players will be selected once the registration deadline has passed. The selection process may include discussions with Rampage leadership and coaching staff. Selected players will be notified no later than Feb 4th, 2019. The purpose of the camp is to showcase the top talent in Colorado hockey and select exceptional athletes for opportunities for additional development.
Q – How much does it cost? What does it include?
A – The Combine costs $300, and must be paid by Feb 8th, after notification of acceptance to the event. The price includes the Combine itself (all testing, presentations, ice time), Combine jersey, socks, pantshell and nameplate.
Q – Where is the Combine being held, and on which dates?
A - This year’s Combine will be held at the Sports Stable, in Superior.
Goalie sessions will be held on March 19th. The main Combine sessions will be held March 22-24th.
A sample schedule is as follows -
3/22/19 - Registration - Off ice fitness testing - On ice testing.
3/23/19 - 2 games per age group - Presentations and Q&A sessions.
3/24/19 - 1 game per age group.
Q – Are there camp opportunities for both girls and boys?
A – Yes! Girls who are selected via the Combine will advance to the Multi-District Girls Development/Evaluation Camp (GMDC). Boys will advance to the Rocky Mountain District Camp (RMD), or the Boys-14 Western Regional Camp (WRC).
Q – If I am selected for a camp, do I have to go?
A – Yes! You are obligated, by entering the Combine, to attend any camps you are selected for – but why would you not?! This is an incredible opportunity for development.
Q - How should I prepare?
A – Monument Hockey Academy are offering a Combine Prep Camp opportunity so that eligible players can prepare fully for the state Combine.