NLL Combine Lands at the TRAC Saturday
Oakville, ON - The Toronto Rock Athletic Centre in Oakville, ON will once again host the NLL Combine on Saturday. Over 75 prospects from across Canada and the USA and even as far away as Germany will participate in the evaluation process in hopes of getting one step closer to a shot in the NLL.
NLL coaching staffs from around the league will assist in running the day. The players will begin with practices in the morning, followed by interviews with teams and wrapped up with a series of scrimmages.
Below is the schedule for the day.
9:00am Practice Session 1 - Team Red & Team White
9:45am Practice Session 2 - Team Blue & Team Black
10:30am Player Interviews
12:00pm Game 1 - Team Red vs. Team Blue
1:00pm Game 2 - Team Black vs. Team White
2:00pm Game 3 - Team Red vs. Team Black
3:00pm Game 4 - Team Blue vs. Team White
4:00pm Player Interviews
The NLL Combine at the TRAC wraps up a series of player identification events that also had stops in Denver, CO in July and Philadelphia, PA last week.
"The Combines are essential for our teams to identify talent and complete their rosters through the entry draft," said VP Lacrosse Operations, Brian Lemon. "Continuing to reach different locations across the continent enables more players to gain exposure and broadens the talent pool for our teams."
The NLL Combines provide an opportunity for players to get noticed that might not have the eyes of NLL Coaches and General Managers focused on them regularly. One such player is Rachel Vallarelli, a goaltender from Hartsdale, NY. Vallarelli participated in last weekend's US Elite Combine in Philadelphia and she will travel north to Ontario this weekend to once again compete alongside prospects looking for a shot in the pros. You can learn more about Vallarelli's path to the NLL Combines here.
The NLL calendar remains busy into next week. The NLL Draft takes place on Tuesday evening in Philadelphia, PA. Fans can watch on Bleacher Report Live beginning at 6:30pm ET. The Rock have six picks in the six round draft including the 1st Round, 15th Overall selection.
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