Hamilton (October 10, 2014) - Ontario University Athletics and Ontario Football Alliance are pleased to announce the launch of the OUA Top Recruit Football Combine Series this coming December. The Combine Series will take place at eight different locations across Ontario over two weeks beginning in Ottawa on December 9. Each event in the series will give prospective OUA student-athlete football players the opportunity to showcase their talents in front of OUA coaches and recruiters from all eleven teams.
“The OUA Top Recruit Football Combine Series will be an outstanding opportunity for OUA to provide a greater number of talented student-athletes the opportunity to be identified by OUA teams and become exposed to the level of excellence our conference offers,” said Gord Grace, OUA Chief Executive Officer.
The three hour camps will include: physical testing, individual drills, one-on-ones, and the opportunity for teams and student-athletes to meet. The combine series will be open to high school-aged players looking to continue their academic and athletic pursuits at the next level as a member of the preeminent university sport conference in Canada. The OUA Combine Series will be the only talent identification camps in the province that will be attended by coaches and recruiters from OUA football programs.
“The OUA Combine Series is a great way for OUA coaches and scouts to identify and recruit the top talent in the province," commented Wilfrid Laurier head coach MICHAEL FAULDS. "The OUA did a great job selecting a variety of host locations to allow us to see the top high school players in some regions we normally wouldn't have the chance to see."
The OUA Top Recruit Football Combine Series will also be a mandatory first step in the path to becoming a member of Team Ontario. In order to receive an invitation to the January 2015 Team Ontario tryout camp, players must first attend an OUA Combine Series event. Ontario Football Alliance may grant special exemption on a case-by-case basis.
“Ontario Football Alliance is extremely excited to partner once again with OUA. This combine series, only strengthens our long-time relationship with OUA and its coaches and gives our players the opportunity to showcase their skills,” said Tina Turner, Executive Director of Ontario Football Alliance.
Registration for the camps will begin online in November through both OUA and OFA websites. Early-bird online registration is $30 while on-site registration will be $45. Each participant will receive an OUA information package including an official OUA Combine Series shirt. Check back with oua.ca/toprecruit for more information in the coming months.
2014 OUA Top Recruit Football Combine Series Schedule
Date Time City Field Name
December 9 8:00 pm- 11:00 pm Ottawa Gee Gee Field
Thursday December 11 7:00-pm - 10:00 pm Sudbury Laurentian University (gym)
December 12 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm Aurora Aurora Sports Dome
December 13 8:00 pm- 11:00 pm Oakville Pine Glen Park
December 14 9:00 am - 12:00 pm Windsor St. Denis Athletic Centre (gym)
Thursday December 18 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm Toronto University of Toronto Varsity Dome
December 19 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm Niagara Niagara Falls Sport Complex
December 20 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm Guelph Royal Distributing Athletic Performance Centre
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