Press Release


SAN DIEGO, April 18, 2018 – The National Lacrosse League (NLL) announced today that it will host a combine for NLL hopefuls at Valley View Casino Center in San Diego, CA on August 11, 2018. San Diego is one of five cities across North America in which combines will be held.

The combine in San Diego will create easier access for larger prospect pools to be noticed by NLL teams, and allow teams the opportunity to create unprecedented depth on their draft boards to identify their future franchise players.

“The introduction of the combine series is exciting for our sport as a whole,” said Seals General Manager and Head Coach Patrick Merrill. “This will give players the opportunity to be seen by professional coaches and scouts, especially here on the West Coast. I’m excited to see the talent in San Diego and have the best of the best out at Valley View Casino Center in August.”

The NLL will also hold combines at the following locations:

  • NYTEX Sports Centre, Dallas, TX – July 8, 2018
  • Langley Field House, Langley, BC – September 8, 2018
  • Flyers Skate Zone, Voorhees, NJ – September 9, 2018
  • Toronto Rock Athletic Center, Oakville, ON – September 15, 2018

To register for any of the five combines, click here or visit To review draft eligibility rules, click here.

About San Diego Seals

The San Diego Seals are an expansion team in the 32-year-old National Lacrosse League (NLL), the world’s only professional box lacrosse league. The league ranks third in average attendance for professional indoor sports worldwide, behind the NBA and NHL. San Diego will begin play in the 2018-19 season, which kicks off in November. The Seals will play their home games at Valley View Casino Center, the city’s leading destination for sporting events, family shows and live entertainment. For more information, visit or follow the Seals on social media.

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