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Training & Development Opportunities

Training and development opportunities are added to this page as they become available.  Be sure to check back often for any new opportunities that might be added.

Fall IceCat Pre-Tryout Clinic

Lakeville North and Lakeville South Varsity coaches will be running a fun clinic this fall for all IceCat players.

Details and registration to come soon. Be sure to check back for updates!

South Hockey Shooting Challenge

Lakeville South coaches and development staff are happy to announce a shooting challenge for all South Hockey Players! The challenge is to shoot 5,000 pucks by September 30th, 2019.  Players who achieve the goal and turn in the attached tracking sheet signed by a parent will be presented with a certificate of completion and recognized during a Lakeville South High School game during the 2019/20 season.

Please submit your signed shooting challenge sheet either by email to or place in my folder at Ames Arena in the cabinet next to the concession stand by September 30th, 2019.

Lakeville North Hockey Shot Club

Seth Baker, North Development Coordinator, is happy to announce the first summer off-ice training goals.  

For year 1 we wanted to create a simple plan with challenging, but achievable goals by age group.  The outline of goals is listed below. 


  • 5,000 Shots
  • 500 Stickhandle Circuits
  • 500 Pushups
  • 500 Situps

Pee Wee

  • 7,500 Shots
  • 1,000 Stickhandle Circuits
  • 1,000 Pushups
  • 1,000 Situps


  • 10,000 Shots
  • 1,500 Stickhandle Circuits
  • 2,000 Pushups
  • 2,000 Situps

Each player that achieves the goals stated above will receive a SHOT CLUB T-shirt and will be recognized at a High School game.  More details to come, but your player should be very proud taking on this challenge and getting into the club!

Use the provided spreadsheet to track your work. There are tabs for Squirts, Pee Wee and Bantam.  There is also a column for parent signature each week.  Please have your completed sheets in my folder at Ames arena by Sept. 17th or take a picture of the filled out form and email it to me.

IceCats Summer Shooting Challenge

A message from Steve Nolander, IceCats Development Coordinator:

I am extending a summer long puck shooting contest to IceCats hockey players.  The goal is to shoot as many pucks as possible by 8/31/19. 

IceCats will have to shoot a minimum of 1,000 pucks to earn a Cat Club Member t-shirt.  The player that shoots the most pucks at each level (U8, U10, U12 & U15) will also earn a bigger award (i.e., girls varsity game recognition).

*This actvity follows the honor system, so please ensure your player takes the shots. 

A tracking sheet is available and must be turned in by 9/15/19 to Steve Nolander in order to receive your award.

LSHS Boys Hockey Youth Summer Training

  • Improve skating, shooting and passing/receiving fundamentals and overall individual skills
  • Increase strength, conditioning, agility, and speed on the ice
  • Be prepared for the upcoming season

Program Dates:

June 10th - July 31st*

*No Training July 1st - 5th


Ice: Wednesdays & Fridays: 11:30 to 12:30 pm

Drylands: 1 hour session following each ice session

Pee Wees

Ice: Monday, Wednesday, Fridays: 2:00 to 3:00 pm

Dryland: Mondays 12:45 to 1:45 pm, Wednesdays & Fridays 1 hour following ice


Ice: Monday, Wednesday, Fridays: 12:45 to 1:45 pm

Dryland: 1 hour sessions following each ice session

Program Cost

Squirts: $375

PeeWees and Bantam: $550

Location: Ames Arena & Surrounding

Checks made payable to:  LSHS Boys Hockey Booster Club - Youth

Mail to:  

LSHS Boys Booster Club @  Jeremy Rubischko
7442 Pine Tree Road
Lakeville, MN 55044

Top Gun Lakeville Summer Training

Top Gun Hockey Skills will again be providing Elite Training instruction and curriculum to the athletes in Lakeville in 2019!  Top Gun Hockey Skills Lakeville will again be powered by MAP South Hockey.  It is our Goal to MAKE A DIFFERENCE in every athlete, every day, both on and off the ice.  Questions please contact

Top Gun Hockey Skills will be providing training from June 10th – August 22nd at Ames Ice Arena.  Squirts will have 20 sessions over the Summer.   Peewees, Bantam and High School aged athletes will train for 40 Sessions.

Program Dates:

June 10th - August 22nd*

*No Training the week of July 4th


Mondays & Wednesdays: 1:10 to 2:10 pm

Pee Wees

Monday through Thursday: 12:00 to 1:00 pm


Monday through Thursday: 10:50 to 11:50 am

High School

Monday through Thursday: 8:30 to 9:30 am OR

Monday through Thursday: 9:40 to 10:40 pm

Program Cost

Squirts: $450

PeeWees through High School: $950

Location: Ames Arena

Lakeville North Girl's Hockey Summer Training

Hosted by Lakeville North Girl's Coach Buck Kochevar and Staff

Focusing on developing confidence in skating, edge control and balance, stick and puck control through drills and scrimmages. Focus will also include quick feet drills, working with and without the puck, increasing hand and eye coordination while executing drills on the ice.

For High School/U15 Girls (entering those levels 2019-2020)

Please direct questions to Buck Kochevar at 952-715-8297 or

Program Dates:

Tuesdays, Wednesday, and Thursday 7 to 8 am (ice only)

June 11, 12, 13, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 27

July 9, 10, 11, 16, 17, 18, 23, 24, 25

Will also participate in the 2nd Pat Forte Tourney (June 21, 22, 23) and Farmington Summer Tourney (Dates TBD)

Program Cost


Goalies: $125

15% Discount for Siblings

Location: Ames Arena


Mail deposit ($300) and information listed below to:

Buck Kochevar, PO Bo 385, Lakeville, MN 55044

Include with payment:

  • Player's Name
  • Parents' Name
  • Address
  • Phone Number
  • Email Address
  • Emergency Contact Info
  • Level playing next year and age