The National Premier Soccer League (NPSL) is proud to announce that its inaugural combine will take place on January 9-12, 2015. It will be hosted at Broward Community College in Fort Lauderdale, FL.
“The game is growing tremendously in the NPSL both on and off the field,” NPSL Chairman Joe Barone stated. “I hope to do my part to continue to expand the development of the game. The NPSL Combine is an important initiative, providing another opportunity for professional coaches to look at the exceptional talent that our league has to offer. It is very evident that the Combine/Technical Committee has done an excellent job in planning for this event.”
The combine will provide an excellent opportunity for the best players in the NPSL to be evaluated by the top professional coaches in the U.S. This event is exclusive to registered NPSL players from the 2014 season. The player pool for the combine will consist of no more than 18 players per region, including the West, the Midwest, the Northeast, and the South. The selected players will represent their respective regions in inter-regional matches.
All NPSL clubs are responsible for nominating their top players for consideration to represent their region. Nominations will be reviewed, vetted, and selected by the Combine/Technical Committee, which is led by Chairman Kenny Farrell (New Orleans Jesters) and Co-Chairman Chris Hanlon (Joplin Demize). Nominated players will be asked to follow up with their bios and references. Players will be notified of their selection by November 26th, 2014, and the deadline for acceptance is December 8th, 2014. Instructions for acceptance will be included with each player invitation. If any player is unable to accept, or does not reply by the acceptance deadline, alternates will then be selected and notified.
Details on costs will follow as the NPSL attempts to keep attendance and participation as cost-friendly as possible for players. Clubs are strongly encouraged to support their selected players’ participation in the combine.
As part of a two-year agreement, PUMA, the technical sponsor of the NPSL, will also serve as the combine’s official sponsor.