2023 NATIONAL PLAYER COMBINE

Prove it on the Field at The Proving Grounds

2 Sessions
July 20-22: Classes of 2024, 2025, 2026
July 22-24: Classes of 2025, 2026, 2027

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MEET THE 2022 NATIONAL PLAYER COMBINE DIRECTORS

FIELD HOCKEY DIRECTOR

JARRED MARTIN
Head Coach, Ohio State University
Former U21 Women’s National Team Coach
USA Field Hockey Men’s National Team Member (2000-2012)

GOALKEEPING DIRECTOR

BARB WEINBERG
Head Coach, University of Massachusetts
Junior National Team Goalkeeper Coach
USA Field Hockey Women’s National Team Goalkeeper (2005-2010)

ATHLETE ASSESSMENT DIRECTOR

RACHEL DAWSON
USA Development Team Coach
USA Women’s National Team (2005-16)
2008, 2012 & 2016 Olympian
2007 Honda Award Winner

 

PHYSIOLOGY DIRECTOR

KYLE MCMINN
M.S., SCCC, CSCS, ATC
Former Director of Strength & Conditioning, USA Field Hockey Women’s National Team

 

 

 

The mission of The NPC Athlete Profile is to gather information about an individual’s current performance in order to provide meaningful and customized feedback to the athlete for continued growth, development, and investment during the athlete’s career.

The assessment is relative to peers and spans a complete spectrum of athletic qualities necessary for success in the game of field hockey.

The assessment provides a current projected trajectory at the next level of the sport based upon the snapshot captured at the NPC. (Important note: This trajectory is contingent upon observed performance within a 3-day window of time.  It is meant to provide the athlete with meaningful information about how they are perceived in each area evaluated and to direct next steps in their development.  The assessment is based only upon the 3-day National Player Combine).

 


THE NPC ATHLETE PROFILE


The assessment tool to optimize your
field hockey development

 

THE NPC Athlete Profile will provide insight to participating athletes and parents on the following questions:

  • What areas of the game am I strongest in?
  • What specific areas of the game do I need to improve?
  • What is the standard necessary to play at the next level?  What level am I currently at?
  • How do I compare with my peers nationally?
  • Where is my time and money best invested to develop my game?  In general, what types of camps, clinics, and tournaments should I do based upon my goals and development needs?
  • How am I perceived as an athlete, teammate, and competitor during the 3-day NPC snapshot?

The assessment is divided into five areas critical to success in the game of field hockey:

Physical Attributes
Technical Skills Under Pressure
Tactical Awareness (Hockey IQ, Game Sense)
Competitiveness
Development Potential

Each area is divided into specific attributes and skills.

Athletes are assessed on each of the specific attributes/skills during the NPC.
The table below provides specific descriptions and classifications for each rating.

Scale 4 3 2 1
Description Significantly Limits Performance Needs Improvement Strength Super Strength
Next Level Classification Possible D2/D3/D1 Club Probable D2/D3
(Possible D1)
Probable D1
(Possible Top D1)
Probable Top 10-20 DI
(Possible International)

 

Class analytics will be provided for each of the classes based upon the assessment.  Class analytics provide insight on how an individual athlete compares to the rest of their age group in the specific areas.


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