2024 USPHL NCDC Combine Dates Announced for Detroit, Chicago, Boston

By USPHL Staff


The United States Premier Hockey League, and its tuition-free National Collegiate Development Conference, are proud to announce their 2024 USPHL NCDC Combine Series, set to take place in Detroit, Mich. (April 12-13) and in Chicago, Ill. (May 11-12). A third and new event will be held in Boston (May 18-19)

Between the NCDC, the USPHL Premier and the USPHL Elite, the USPHL as a League has had more than 6,000 alumni in college hockey, with more than 3,500 playing per year. No other league at the Tier II and Tier III levels together sends more players to college hockey than the USPHL and NCDC.

Registering for these Combines will put you as a player in front of coaches at all levels of USPHL Junior Hockey, allowing you to set your own Path To College Hockey!


Players born between Jan. 1, 2004, and Dec. 31, 2008, will be eligible.


Non-refundable* registration is $325 for each Combine. The USPHL provides a great value to prospective players to show their skills in front of NCDC and USPHL Premier coaches and begin new relationships that will lead you on your path to college.

Players will be guaranteed a minimum of three scrimmage games, and there will also be an informational seminar at each Combine about the United States Premier Hockey League and its unparalleled USPHL Development Model.



The USPHL NCDC Chicago Combine (May 11-12) will be held at the Fifth Third Arena at 1801 West Jackson Blvd., in Chicago, Ill. Fifth Third Arena is the practice facility for the Chicago Blackhawks. Located in downtown Chicago, it is just over 30 minutes drive from O’Hare International Airport, and under 30 minutes from Chicago Midway International Airport.


Register for the 2024 USPHL NCDC Chicago Combine (Forwards and Defense):

Join The Waitlist (Forwards and Defense Only) 


The USPHL NCDC Boston Combine (May 18-19) will be held at the New England Sports Center at 121 Donald Lynch Blvd., which is a 60-minute drive from Boston’s Logan International Airport.


Register for the 2024 USPHL NCDC Boston Combine (Forwards and Defense):

Join The Waitlist (Forwards and Defense Only) 


Invitations to NCDC and other USPHL team tryout camps for the 2024-2025 season will be offered to select players from each Combine.


Combine Offerings

The cost for each two-day combine is $325, with a three-game guarantee. Also included: accredited on-ice officials, and medical staff on site.

There will also be a Q&A/information seminar during each combine, where players and their parents, if in attendance, can ask questions directly of NCDC coaches and USPHL League officials.

The USPHL and its tuition-free division, the NCDC, are providing an unparalleled, comprehensive on-and off-ice recruiting opportunity for players from throughout the world. Sign up today, as registration will be limited.



USPHL is uniquely positioned to facilitate a clear pathway for players graduating from Bantam who are looking to progress through Midget and Junior Hockey on to college and professional hockey. Each division provides a critical step in the progression to fulfilling a player’s ultimate goal of becoming a collegiate and/or professional hockey player.

The United States Premier Hockey League (USPHL), which operates in 26 of the 50 United States, is the Nation’s largest junior amateur ice hockey league. The league is comprised of more than 150 junior and midget teams selected to participate in specific USPHL divisions based on geography, strong player pools, rink ownership and history of success and integrity at the highest level.


About the NCDC

The NCDC is the USPHL’s Tier II Tuition-Free Level that features 18 teams in the northeastern U.S. and Rocky Mountain States. The world’s top players now have both Eastern and Western U.S. options for development towards an NCAA Division I career, as well as potential pro hockey beyond college. 

With the unmatched USPHL Showcase Series, NCDC players have several opportunities each season to play in front of several scouts at well-attended multi-day, and often multi-tiered events.

There are more than 700 former players from the USPHL’s top division skating with NCAA hockey teams during the 2023-24 season. There were more than 250 NCAA commitments made by former NCDC players between 2017 and 2023.

The NHL has also taken notice as the League saw three players selected directly out of the NCDC in the 2021 NHL Entry Draft. Alumni of USPHL organizations currently skating in the NHL include players such as Jack Eichel, Charlie Coyle, John Marino, Jimmy Vesey, and Stanley Cup Champions Zach Sanford, Trevor Van Riemsdyk and Brian Dumoulin.


About The USPHL

The United States Premier Hockey League of 2023-24 is the nation’s largest junior amateur ice hockey league and the only league to span the continental United States and parts of Canada. From Seattle to San Diego, and from Maine to Florida, the USPHL has a home for student-athletes with the skill and determination to play college hockey. 

Overall, across all its divisions, the USPHL has more than 3,500 alumni playing college hockey at all levels each year and more than 250 playing pro hockey, including in the NHL.


* = Refunds will be available for those registered players who medically cannot attend the Combines. A doctor's note will be required to begin the refund process.