future prospect

Future Prospect

Minnesota Steel Future Prospect training program great for returning mite 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, passing, and shooting) 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 mitigate developing bad habits. 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 Repetitions and Time needed
  2. Providing an environment for players to make mistakes
  3. Coaches providing feedback and show players how to fix the mistake

Minnesota Steel Formula for athlete development:

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. It is not just going through the motion. It is performing a skill, stop when we make a mistake, assess 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!

Future Prospect Schedule

Date Day Time Location
April 16th
Sunday
TBD
Waconia Ice Arena
April 19th
Wednesday
6:00 - 7:15 PM
Waconia Ice Arena
April 23rd
Sunday
TBD
Waconia Ice Arena
April 26th
Wednesday
6:00 - 7:15 PM
Waconia Ice Arena
April 30th
Sunday
TBD
Waconia Ice Arena
May 3rd
Wednesday
6:00 - 7:15 PM
Waconia Ice Arena
May 7th
Sunday
TBD
Waconia Ice Arena
May 10th
Wednesday
6:00 - 7:15 PM
Waconia Ice Arena
May 14th
Sunday
TBD
Waconia Ice Arena
May 17th
Wednesday
6:00 - 7:15 PM
Waconia Ice Arena
July 30th
Sunday
TBD
Waconia Ice Arena
August 2nd
Wednesday
6:00 - 7:15 PM
Waconia Ice Arena
August 6th
Sunday
TBD
Waconia Ice Arena
August 9th
Wednesday
6:00 - 7:15 PM
Waconia Ice Arena
August 13th
Sunday
TBD
Waconia Ice Arena
August 16th
Wednesday
6:00 - 7:15 PM
Waconia Ice Arena
August 20th
Sunday
TBD
Waconia Ice Arena
August 23rd
Wednesday
6:00 - 7:15 PM
Waconia Ice Arena
August 27th
Sunday
TBD
Waconia Ice Arena
August 30th
Wednesday
6:00 - 7:15 PM
Waconia Ice Arena