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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

The Lakeville North and Lakeville South Girls High School coaching staff and players are offering a fall training opportunity. The clinic will consist of 8 on-ice sessions lasting one hour each.

All girls participating will have the opportunity to use the girls high school locker room at Ames Arena. 

Cost: $225

U8/U10 Schedule

Date Time Rink
Tuesday, September 10 4:15 to 5:15 pm Ames Rink 1
Saturday, September 14 10:30 to 11:30 am Ames Rink 2
Thursday, September 19 4:15 to 5:15 pm Ames Rink 1
Saturday, September 21 4:45 to 5:45 pm Ames Rink 2
Tuesday, September 24 4:15 to 5:15 pm Ames Rink 1
Sunday, September 29 8:45 to 9:45 am Ames Rink 2
Tuesday, October 1 5:45 to 6:45 pm Ames Rink 2
Wednesday, October 2 6:45 to 7:45 pm Ames Rink 1

U12 Schedule

Date Time Rink
Tuesday, September 10 8:00 to 9:00 pm Ames Rink 1
Saturday, September 14 12:15 to 1:15 pm Ames Rink 1
Monday, September 16 8:30 to 9:30 pm Ames Rink 1
Saturday, September 21 6:00 to 7:00 pm Ames Rink 2
Tuesday, September 24 8:00 to 9:00 pm Ames Rink 1
Sunday, September 29 10:00 to 11:00 am Ames Rink 2
Tuesday, October 1 7:00 to 8:00 pm Ames Rink 2
Wednesday, October 2 8:00 to 9:00 pm Ames Rink 1

To Register:

Mail your check and desired clinic (U8/U10 or U12) to:

Robert Kochevar

8886 196th Street W

Lakeville, MN 55044

Lakeville North Pre-Tryout Clinic

Lakeville North Varsity Coaches Jake Taylor and Brent Cullaton are hosting a pre-tryout clinic for all 2019-2020 Squirt through Bantam players.

The camp will feature 8 hours of ice time between September 7th and October 3rd.

The purpose of the camp is for the coaches to get to know the kids and for them to be introduced to the coaches and the philosophy of what North Hockey is all about. The focus will be on skill development and game situation drills to put the players in the best position to succeed come tryout time. Brent and Jake will work together to make sure the practices are intense, competitive, and purposeful.

Cost: $160

Squirt

Date Time Location
September 7 1:30 to 2:30 pm Ames Rink 1
September 12 6:45 to 7:45 pm Ames Rink 1
September 14 1:30 to 2:30 pm Ames Rink 1
September 19 6:45 to 7:45 pm Ames Rink 1
September 21 1:30 to 2:30 pm Ames Rink 1
September 26 6:45 to 7:45 pm Ames Rink 1
September 28 1:30 to 2:30 pm Ames Rink 1
October 3 6:45 to 7:45 pm Ames Rink 1

PeeWee

Date Time Location
September 7 2:45 to 3:45 pm Ames Rink 1
September 12 8:00 to 9:00 pm Ames Rink 1
September 14 2:45 to 3:45 pm Ames Rink 1
September 19 8:00 to 9:00 pm Ames Rink 1
September 21 2:45 to 3:45 pm Ames Rink 1
September 26 8:00 to 9:00 pm Ames Rink 1
September 28 2:45 to 3:45 pm Ames Rink 1
October 3 8:00 to 9:00 pm Ames Rink 1

Bantam

Date Time Location
September 7 4:00 to 5:00 pm Ames Rink 1
September 12 9:15 to 10:15 pm Ames Rink 1
September 14 4:00 to 5:00 pm Ames Rink 1
September 19 9:15 to 10:15 pm Ames Rink 1
September 21 4:00 to 5:00 pm Ames Rink 1
September 26 9:15 to 10:15 pm Ames Rink 1
September 28 4:00 to 5:00 pm Ames Rink 1
October 3 9:15 to 10:15 pm Ames Rink 1

Junior Gold High School Training

The Lakeville Prowlers coaching staff would like to invite you to the 2019 summer training program. This 11-week training session is open to all returning Junior Gold players and all incoming players. 

In this program we will be focusing on getting players ready for the upcoming try-outs and season. Our main goals are to get the players back in shape and to prepare them for a good tryout. We will also be working on footwork, speed, and situation awareness.

Cost: $200

Limited to the first 40 skaters and 4 goalies

Date Time Location
September 4 8:45 to 9:45 pm Ames Rink 2
September 11 8:45 to 9:45 pm Ames Rink 2
September 18 8:45 to 9:45 pm Ames Rink 2
September 25 8:45 to 9:45 pm Ames Rink 2
October 2 8:45 to 9:45 pm Ames Rink 2
October 9 TBD TBD
October 16 8:45 to 9:45 pm Ames Rink 2
October 23 8:45 to 9:45 pm Ames Rink 2
October 30 9:00 to 10:00 pm Ames Rink 2
November 6 8:45 to 9:45 pm Hasse
November 13 9:15 to 10:15 pm Hasse

Lakeville South Hockey Fall PreSeason Clinics

Lakeville South High School Hockey Staff will be offering Fall PreSeason Clinics in an effort to help your player prepare for tryouts in early October. 

The goals of the clinics are to:

  • 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

A maximum of 25 players allowed per level

All sessions will take place at Ames Arena

Registration Deadline is August 24th

Lakeville South Hockey Fall 4x4 Leagues

The Lakeville South High School Coaches are trying something new this year to give the kids a fun way to get in a little skating before the season.

Weekly 4x4 games will be held for each level from August 18 - September 28th.

High School players are going to be involved as team coaches and referees.

All payments and signed waivers MUST be received by August 2nd in order to be placed on a team. Payment is required to hold your spot - limited spots available.

Once teams are drafted, a final game schedule will be provided and updated on the online calendar. A tentative schedule is included below.

Bantam PreSeason Clinic

Cost: $450

Date Time
September 3 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
September 6 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
September 9 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
September 10 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
September 13 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
September 16 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
September 17 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
September 20 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
September 23 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
September 24 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
September 27 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
September 30 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Bantam Fall 4x4 League

Cost: $150

Game Date Time
Game 1 Sunday, August 18th 4:30 pm or 5:45 pm
Game 2 Sunday, August 25th 4:30 pm or 5:45 pm
Game 3 Sunday, September 8th 4:15 pm or 5:30 pm
Game 4 Sunday, September 15th 4:15 pm or 5:30 pm
Game 5 Sunday, September 22nd 4:15 pm or 5:30 pm
Game 6 Sunday, September 29th 4:15 pm or 5:30 pm

PeeWee PreSeason Clinic

Cost: $350

Date Time
September 3 5:45 pm - 6:45 pm
September 6 5:15 pm - 6:15 pm
September 10 5:45 pm - 6:45 pm
September 13 5:15 pm - 6:15 pm
September 17 5:45 pm - 6:45 pm
September 20 5:15 pm - 6:15 pm
September 24 5:45 pm - 6:45 pm
September 27 5:15 pm - 6:15 pm

PeeWee Fall 4x4 League

Cost: $150

Game Date Time
Game 1 Sunday, August 18th 7 pm or 8:15 pm
Game 2 Sunday, August 25th 7 pm or 8:15 pm
Game 3 Saturday, September 7th 5:15 pm or 6:30 pm
Game 4 Saturday, September 14th 5:15 pm or 6:30 pm
Game 5 Saturday, September 21st 5:15 pm or 6:30 pm
Game 6 Saturday, September 28th 5:15 pm or 6:30 pm

Squirt PreSeason Clinic

Cost: $350

Date Time
September 3 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
September 7 11:45 am - 12:45 pm
September 10 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
September 14 11:45 am - 12:45 pm
September 17 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
September 21 11:45 am - 12:45 pm
September 24 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
September 28 11:45 am - 12:45 pm

Squirt Fall 4x4 League

Cost: $150

Game Date Time
Game 1 Sunday, August 18th 3:15 pm
Game 2 Sunday, August 25th 3:15 pm
Game 3 Saturday, September 7th 3:30 pm
Game 4 Sunday, September 15th 3:00 pm
Game 5 Saturday, September 21st 2:15 pm
Game 6 Sunday, September 29th 3:00 pm

Little Cats Learn to Play Program

The Lakeville Hockey Association is offering first year female players (age 4-8)  an opportunity to learn to play hockey AND receive full equipment.  Space is limited to the first 20 players, so be sure to register today!

By participating in the “Little Cats Learn to Play Program," your player will receive 3 sessions of one-ice instruction and the following equipment for a total cost of $150*:

  • Helmet with Cage
  • Shin Pads
  • Elbow Pads
  • Shoulder Pads
  • Breezers
  • Hockey Gloves
  • Hockey Bag
  • Hockey Jill Shorts
  • Skates
  • Stick

*This equipment is yours to keep IF your child registers for the 2019-2020 Winter Season. Players NOT participating in the Winter Season must return the equipment at the end of the program.


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 brettgjovik@gmail.com 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. 

Mites/Squirts

  • 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

Bantam

  • 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.