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 2022 Details:

  • The program will be broken up into two sections:
    • April 5th through May 18th
    • August 3rd through August 28th
    • The time in between gives players a much needed break, both physically and mentally as well as allow them to enjoy the summer.  
  • Practices will be an hour and fifteen minutes long twice a week
    • Sundays and Tuesdays in April
    • Sundays and Wednesdays in May and August 
  • On-Ice Training: 25 hours  
  • Access to off-ice curriculum includes weekly stickhandling and shooting trainings and videos

Register today to reserve your child spot by clicking the “Register Now” button below!

Future Prospect Schedule

Date Day Time Location
April 5th
Tuesday
5:30 - 6:45 PM
Waconia Ice Arena
April 10th
Sunday
10:30 - 11:45 AM
Waconia Ice Arena
April 12th
Tuesday
5:30 - 6:45 PM
Waconia Ice Arena
April 19th
Tuesday
5:30 - 6:45 PM
Waconia Ice Arena
April 24th
Sunday
2:00 - 3:15 PM
Waconia Ice Arena
April 26th
Tuesday
5:30 - 6:45 PM
Waconia Ice Arena
May 1st
Sunday
2:00 - 3:15 PM
Waconia Ice Arena
May 4th
Wednesday
5:30 - 6:45 PM
Waconia Ice Arena
May 11th
Wednesday
5:30 - 6:45 PM
Waconia Ice Arena
May 15th
Sunday
10:30 - 11:45 AM
Waconia Ice Arena
May 18th
Wednesday
5:30 - 6:45 PM
Waconia Ice Arena
August 3rd
Wednesday
5:30 - 6:45 PM
Waconia Ice Arena
August 7th
Sunday
12:15 - 1:30 PM
Waconia Ice Arena
August 10th
Wednesday
5:30 - 6:45 PM
Waconia Ice Arena
August 14th
Sunday
2:00 - 3:30 PM
Waconia Ice Arena
August 17th
Wednesday
5:30 - 6:45 PM
Waconia Ice Arena
August 21st
Sunday
2:00 - 3:30 PM
Waconia Ice Arena
August 24th
Wednesday
5:30 - 6:45 PM
Waconia Ice Arena
August 28th
Sunday
2:00 - 3:30 PM
Waconia Ice Arena
August 31st
Wednesday
5:30 - 6:45 PM
Waconia Ice Arena