January 08, 2013
Halifax, NS – January 8 – Sport Testing Inc. today announced a partnership with the Canadian Hockey League to provide hockey-specific athletic performance testing on and off the ice, in association with the annual Top Prospects showcase. Standardized tests will give players, coaches, and scouts detailed comparative data on an athlete’s capabilities – ideal for targeted training, progress tracking and team-building decisions.
The CHL has been using Sport Testing since 2010 in various skills combines at the bantam and minor midget level to assess top draft prospects for such gameplay qualities as speed, agility, explosiveness, stick handling and reaction time. Highly accurate measurement technologies and standard test protocols provide apples-to-apples benchmarking data that has shown a tight correlation to hockey performance.
“We have been impressed with Sport Testing’s professionalism at our events and their accuracy in assessing player potential.” said CHL President, David Branch. “Their data reports are a blue-print to on-ice success and will showcase our players to NHL scouts. Sport Testing also gives quantifiable skill and fitness targets to the rest of the CHL players and those young athletes hoping to one day join our league.”
After a Sport Testing session, players and coaches can sign in to secure online accounts and compare their data to peers and pros. They may also track their own progress over time. When players know where they stand, they discover what it takes to reach their goals in hockey.
“We are delighted to work with the world’s top major junior hockey league, and future stars of the NHL.” said Jamie Hollins, Sport Testing Co-Founder. “The CHL’s commitment to player development is unparalleled. I am really looking forward to watching young stars like Nathan MacKinnon and Jonathan Drouin tear through our tests. I expect some records to fall.”
The CHL/Sport Testing combine takes place on January 15, a day before the 2013 Home Hardware CHL/NHL Top Prospects game in Halifax. To learn more visit www.homehardwaretopprospects.ca/ and www.sporttesting.com.