Positive changes implemented for next month’s Prodigy Sports Maritime Combine

It’s almost that time of year once again.

The sixth annual Prodigy Sports Maritime Combine is set to take place on Saturday February 9th, 2013.  This year’s event will have a different look.

“There are some great new changes to enhance what has become a nationally recognized premier event for high school aged football players wanting to make their mark for next level recruiting,” says chief organizer and Citadel Phoenix co-head coach Jeff Lawley.  “We have been running this Combine for six years and are very proud of the positive feedback we have received across Canada.”

“Each year we try to make it better than the last and are very excited about a change in venue to take this Combine to the next level. The new venue will give athletes more space and proper footing to highlight their talents.”

Soccer Nova Scotia’s Indoor Training Centre (210 Thomas Raddall Drive, Halifax) will be the new venue for the event.  This combine is open to any grade 11 and 12 players from Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island.  Moreover, if there are any interested grade 10 players, they can participate in the Combine, so long as they have a coach’s recommendation.

Some may be asking, what exactly is a Combine?

“We test all players on Bench Press repetitions, 40 Yard Sprint, Shuttle Test, Vertical Jump, and Long Jump,” explains Lawley.  “Following the testing period, we set up for one on one competitions: lineman versus lineman, receivers with quarterbacks versus defensive backs, and linebackers versus running backs.”

All tests will take place inside the facility.  Registration begins that day at 11:00 am with testing set to begin at noon.  The one on one competitions commence at 2:00pm with the day ending at 4:00pm.  To ensure better accuracy of testing, electronic timers will be used this time around at the event.

Some notable CIS players have benefitted from taking part in the Maritime Combine in previous years.  Those players include receiver A’dre Fraser (Guelph), linebacker Ryan Farrell (Queen’s), quarterback Ben Rossong (Saint Mary’s), quarterback Jesse Mills (Carleton), defensive back William Zed (Queen’s), offensive lineman Kadeem Adams (Western) and defensive lineman Jordan Redding (Mount Allison).

We would highly encourage all players to sign up for the 2013 Prodigy Sports Maritime Combine,” adds Lawley. “We bring in coaches from CIS teams all across Canada to recruit players for their respective teams.”

“Schools typically bring one or more coaches to assess players and they also bring in academic recruiters with a display booth to answer questions for players and parents about their respective schools.”

Representatives will be in attendance from the following universities/colleges:  Acadia, Bishop’s, Calgary, Carleton, Champlain, Dalhousie, Guelph, McGill, McMaster, Mount Allison, New Brunswick, Queen’s, Prince Edward Island, Saint Mary’s, St. Francis Xavier, Toronto and Western.

“Any player with any thought of playing at the next level needs to participate in the Maritime Combine,” says Lawley.

Interested players must register in advance at:


This year’s registration fee is $25.00.  It is recommended that interested players register as soon as possible.  125 players took part in the 2012 Prodigy Sports Maritime Combine.

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