Competitive Thread announced today that they will be hosting an open, on-ice testing session at Millennium Place in Sherwood Park, Alberta on August 8, 2015. Testing will be available to players from Atom all the way up to Midget.
“This is an exciting opportunity for young hockey players in Edmonton and the surrounding communities” said Dan Waschuk, President at Competitive Thread. “Testing them using the same recording equipment that players in the NHL and CHL use means these future star athletes will know exactly where stand amongst their peers prior to tryouts. Parents are constantly asking us what their child needs to work on and how they compare with the other players; because of our testing process, we can give them objective data while removing any subjective bias or counting errors. This means the players will have a clear picture of where they stand and will feel confident going into next season.”
Have you been recording your development? If not, how do you know if you’re actually improving? Proper testing allows you to discover what is working and what is getting in the way of your future potential. Over time, you’ll be able to evaluate the effectiveness of any training interventions you have done or are currently doing and adjust accordingly.
Athletes should be testing anywhere from 2-3 times per season. Your first test gives you a baseline or starting point to work from; once you have that initial recording, you’ll use that data to create an action plan based on your strengths and what you need to improve on. After executing that plan, you’ll go through another test and repeat the process, becoming a better player each time.
How It Works
Each athlete will go through 8-10 drills and receive scores on each run. Once the testing is complete, athletes will then receive a personalized email with their results for every drill and an online profile. This will give them access to our extensive hockey player database. Using this program, they can compare their scores to the averages and high scores of players their age or older around the world. This will provide them with a clear outline of what parts of their game they need to concentrate on.
Affordable Testing Done The Right Way
Don’t be fooled into paying hundreds of dollars for testing. Competitive Thread believes testing should be affordable for all athletes. We understand the importance of standardizing tests and giving athletes multiple attempts, that’s why we limit our group sizes to 24. This gives each athlete a minimum of 2 attempts at each drill and allows them to become comfortable with the testing process.
TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THIS SPECIAL OCCASION AND PAY ONLY $55.00
There will be two groups for the testing:
Atom and Peewee- 12:30- 2:00
Bantam and Midget- 2:15- 3:45