BURLINGTON, Ont. – Ontario University Athletics (OUA) and Canadafootballchat.com's (CFC) Ontario Prospect Challenge (OPC) announced today they have agreed on a partnership.
The partnership will see the OUA Top Recruit Football Combine Series integrated with the OPC's TOP 100 tryouts during the 2016 Family Day weekend.
In total nine OUA combines (Ottawa, Toronto, Stoney Creek) will precede the OPC Top 100 tryouts that weekend. The combines will include all high school age OPC teams (Freshmen, Sophomore, Varsity).
"The OUA Top Recruit Football Combine Series is the perfect proving ground for prospective student-athletes looking to take the next step" said Gord Grace, OUA CEO.
"As witnessed during last year's OUA Top Recruit Combine Series and Ontario Prospect Challenge (OPC), our province has an abundance of talented football players who will undoubtedly make a significant impact within our league in the years to come," Grace said.
"Never more has our sport needed organizations to work together and I commend the vision of Gord Grace and the OUA football coaches" said Lee Barette, OPC Director of Operations.
"The Top Recruit Combines, Growing the Gridiron program and Drill of the Week initiative prove OUA is moving the sport forward and is why we are excited to start and grow this partnership."
- 40 yard dash
- Pro agility
- Broad jump
OUA TOP RECRUIT COMBINE DATES AND LOCATIONS
Friday, Februay 12th 7:00 pm-8:00 pm - Varsity - University of Ottawa (Dome)
Satuday, February 13th 3:00 pm-4:00 pm - Sophomore - Gatineau (centre Branchaud Briere)
Saturday, February 13th 7:00 pm-8:00 pm - Freshmen - Gatineau (centre Branchaud Briere)
Sunday, February 14th 12:00 pm-1:00 pm - Freshmen - University of Toronto (Dome)
Sunday, February 14th 3:00 pm-4:00 pm - Sophomore - University of Toronto (Dome)
Sunday, February 14th 6:30 pm-7:30 pm - Varsity - University of Toronto (Dome)
Monday, February 15th 11:15 am-12:15 am - Varsity - Players Paradise (Stoney Creek)
Monday, February 15th 12:00 pm-1:00 pm - Freshmen - Playes Paradise (Stoney Creek)
Monday, February 15th 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm - Sophomore - Players Paradise (Stoney Creek)
Age Groups: Freshmen (Grade 9); Sophomore (Grade 10); Varsity (Grade 11 & 12)
ABOUT ONTARIO UNIVERSITY ATHLETICS
Ontario University Athletics (OUA) and its 20 member institutions are developing Champions For Life. Giving 9,000 student-athletes the opportunity to excel academically and on the playing field, while preparing for life after university. For more information, visit OUA.ca.
ABOUT ONTARIO PROSPECT CHALLENGE
The Ontario Prospect Challenge (OPC) is a series of elite showcase games that feature the best tackle football players from Ontario & Western Quebec aged 10-19 years. The three phase event includes the TRYOUT SERIES (Phase 1), TOP 100/OUA COMBINE (Phase 2), and concludes with 12 games (Phase 3) April 30 - May 1 at TIM HORTONS FIELD & TD PLACE STADIUM. For more information, visit Ontarioprospectchallenge.com.