future prospect

Future Prospect

The Minnesota Steel Future Prospect training program is great for returning mite/U8 players who are not quite ready for AAA, but want to continue to develop. This program focuses heavily on skill development of skating mechanics and puck skills (stickhandling and passing) as well as incorporate 3v3 and small area games. The Minnesota Steel coaching staff ensures each player is performing each skill with proper biomechanics to maximize the athlete’s development. The practices are designed to provide deep practice to hardwire skills into our young athletes’ brains. Deep practice is high quality repetitions to develop their muscle memory. It is imperative that players get high repetitions, but more importantly, they need to be done with the correct form and biomechanics. Deep practice breaks skills up into small chunks, starting off slow then progressively getting faster. Developing these skills is achieved by the following approach:

  1. Provide players with the Repetition and Time needed to develop muscle memory to master a particular skill.
  2. Providing an environment for players to make mistakes.
  3. Coaches providing feedback and showing players how to fix mistakes.

Minnesota Steel Formula for athlete development:

Quality Repetitions + Making Mistakes + Fixing Mistake = Deep Practice = Perfection

Minnesota Steel takes this development approach with all of our programs. By incorporating this method into our program, we are able to teach our athletes how to properly train on their own. We’re not just going through the motions. It is performing a skill, stopping when we make a mistake, assessing what we did wrong and how we can correct the mistake. As part of the Future Prospect program, players will have access to our off-ice curriculum.

Future Prospect 2023 Details:

  • The program will be broken up into two sections:
    • Spring Session: April 16th through May 17th
    • Summer Session: July 30th through August 30th
    • The time in between gives players a much-needed break, both physically and mentally, as well as allowing them to enjoy the summer.  
  • Practice will be an hour and fifteen minutes in length
  • FP will practice twice a week
    • Sundays and Wednesdays
  • On-Ice Training: 25 hours  
  • Access to the off-ice curriculum includes weekly stickhandling and shooting trainings and videos

Register today to reserve your child’s spot!