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Old 02-15-2017, 09:25 AM #1
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Exclamation NXL Combine Video - Did Impact discover a future pro player at the NXL Combine?

Greg Siewers of Los Angeles Ironmen wraps up the Florida Paintball Combine event here in Kissimmee, Florida. Listen in on Greg's thoughts on the day and check out some of the action from Fridays combine event here at the Austin-Tindall Regional Park.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fkfMynGGjoo





The Combine is broken into different parts -

CLINIC: We bring in some of the most respected and best known professional players in paintball and allow them to share with you their take on the game from their own unique perspective. With each bringing something different to the table, they possess an ability to bring out and improve something in your own skill set that will help you to become a more well rounded player for yourself and your team and that is just the beginning.

TEAM BUILDING: We then build teams from comparable players that the pros feel will work well together to help you to not only showcase your new and improved talents - but to build upon them in a team setting - without having to bring a team.

SCOUTING: As "teams" at a Combine run through drills, scrimmages and in this particular event -competition - coaches and scouts have the best opportunity to see a player in action, under many different circumstances. In working with the NXL and their 5 Man event, MANY teams from Pro down to D5 are on hand and will be watching specially marked Combine players. They will also be issued scouting sheets on each player that will help them seek out players that they may have an opportunity for.

In addition to the Florida Paintball Combine, the NXL hosted a two day stand-alone 5-Man event deemed the "Winter Classic" to provide a competitive weekend of "pre-season" warm-ups that would reap large payouts both in cash payouts and experience gained. Players were able to take what they learned at the Combine on Friday and apply it to team play come Saturday and Sunday's event, while their pro coaches and scouts watched from the sidelines. Players were also able to run along the pros on the field, the tournament allowed teams to go head-to- head with teams such as San Diego Dynasty, Houston Heat, Tampa Bay Damage, and the Combine All-Stars team (Justin Rabackoff, Nick Slowiak, Keith Brown, Greg Siewers and Scott Kemp). How often do amateur players get the opportunity to not only learn from the best, but compete against the best over a beautiful weekend of sunny Florida weather? If you missed the Combine and Winter Classic events this year, stay tuned for more opportunities in the future coming your way. We guarantee you won't want to miss it the next time around!


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Old 02-15-2017, 09:45 AM #2
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Its great to see the pros assisting divisional players. Nice work guys.
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Old 02-15-2017, 10:54 AM #3
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Heard a kid got an offer from Impact, any info on that? Great to hear the pros are giving some of these guys opportunities.
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Old 02-15-2017, 12:14 PM #4
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Heard a kid got an offer from Impact, any info on that? Great to hear the pros are giving some of these guys opportunities.
I did not hear that. That would be very cool.
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Old 02-15-2017, 12:38 PM #5
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Marcello talked about it in a Facebook post, I could be wrong though.
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Old 02-15-2017, 01:35 PM #6
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So bummed I could not make it out due to my flight getting cancelled but hopefully next year!
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Heard a kid got an offer from Impact, any info on that? Great to hear the pros are giving some of these guys opportunities.
Justin Rabackoff was scouting for Impact and picked his #1 prospect. 15 years old, I'll let the video coming introduce him, from Calgary. He will be at every Impact practice as part of their practice/development squad. They will fly him out and gear him up. He will not be on the NXL roster but the plan is to train him to one day be on the squad.


Pretty Fing sweet if you ask me.
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Old 02-15-2017, 02:16 PM #8
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Justin Rabackoff was scouting for Impact and picked his #1 prospect. 15 years old, I'll let the video coming introduce him, from Calgary. He will be at every Impact practice as part of their practice/development squad. They will fly him out and gear him up. He will not be on the NXL roster but the plan is to train him to one day be on the squad.


Pretty Fing sweet if you ask me.
That's awesome!

Was anyone else scouted?
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Justin Rabackoff was scouting for Impact and picked his #1 prospect. 15 years old, I'll let the video coming introduce him, from Calgary. He will be at every Impact practice as part of their practice/development squad. They will fly him out and gear him up. He will not be on the NXL roster but the plan is to train him to one day be on the squad.


Pretty Fing sweet if you ask me.
That's awesome. Must be a dream come true for him
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Congrats to that kid. May he succeed and have fun
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Justin Rabackoff was scouting for Impact and picked his #1 prospect. 15 years old, I'll let the video coming introduce him, from Calgary. He will be at every Impact practice as part of their practice/development squad. They will fly him out and gear him up. He will not be on the NXL roster but the plan is to train him to one day be on the squad.


Pretty Fing sweet if you ask me.
That's gotta be Caleb, that kid is a hell of a player and a really humble guy to boot.
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Is it possible that this could lead to the formation of an NXL Draft?
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Thats awesome, I hope more teams start giving guys in the higher divisions a chance. I watched some semi pro teams last year that easily some of the players could be playing pro.
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Getting scouted and maybe even picked up...awesome!
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That's awesome!

Was anyone else scouted?
Billy was scouting for the Ironmen, Brad for AC, Justin for Impact, Eric for Dynasty.
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The event was awesome. Something I wish I could of taken advantage of when I played divisional for sure.

Awesome to hear Caleb got the practice offer from Impact, that's amazing.

Hope this event continues on and continues to grow!
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Thats awesome, I hope more teams start giving guys in the higher divisions a chance. I watched some semi pro teams last year that easily some of the players could be playing pro.
I was under the impression that pro teams already do this. It's one of the reasons that the lower division teams (besides cash, of course) never go pro. Top teams headhunt their best players.
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Huge shoutout to Boston Combine and NXL for getting this killer event together. I was fortunate enough to attend the combine with one of my team mates. We got paired up with 3 other guys from Texas making up the Combine Planet Eclipse team. Our first 3 games on Saturday was Dynasty, Strange, and Montgomery Mallards (Houston Heat), followed by 3 amateur teams, and then 3 more novice teams. Almost squeaked away with a win against the Mallards, they came back 2 on 5 and beat us! We managed to pull through with a win in our Division (4) on Sunday finals.. Long story short, this has been one to the greatest paintball event's I have ever attended. Can't wait to come back next year.. HUGE thanks to all the pro's and most especially Boston Paintball!

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Justin Rabackoff was scouting for Impact and picked his #1 prospect. 15 years old, I'll let the video coming introduce him, from Calgary. He will be at every Impact practice as part of their practice/development squad. They will fly him out and gear him up. He will not be on the NXL roster but the plan is to train him to one day be on the squad.


Pretty Fing sweet if you ask me.
LOL. Caleb is on mine and Twitch-Nate's team

Kid is awesome. Couldn't be happier for him.
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Billy was scouting for the Ironmen, Brad for AC, Justin for Impact, Eric for Dynasty.
Yeah, I meant "scouted," I know there were several pro players scouting.


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That's gotta be Caleb, that kid is a hell of a player and a really humble guy to boot.
Yes it was. Caleb was basically red shirted by Edmonton Impact. He'll be practicing with the team but playing events with DMG.
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