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Futures Development Program

Overview of Program (March 27th - May 14th)

The Futures Development Program, open to all 2010 and 2011 birth years, provides an opportunity for players to train under a specially designed Minnesota and American Development Model curriculum. All 12 of the Minnesota Hockey Districts will host a boys' and a girls' program, with registration being on a first-come, first-served basis. If you’re looking for a Spring development opportunity, this program is a perfect fit for you.

Based on the size and needs of each District, some Districts may host multiple sites in order to accommodate a larger number of players. Early registration is encouraged. Once capacity is reached, additional registrants will be placed on a waitlist.

The Futures Development Program is designed to provide a fun, constructive and dynamic developmental opportunity for skaters and goalies during the Spring. Player development is the core focus of this program:

  • 13 hours of developmental training
  • A mid-program 3v3 jamboree; teams play 4 cross-ice games (some travel may be required, and the intention is to consolidate each team’s 3v3 events into a single day).
  • End of program festival that will include two 5v5 games for each team (some travel may be required, and the intention is to consolidate each team’s 5v5 events into a single day).
  • Quality coaches identified by Districts and trained by Minnesota and USA Hockey.
  • A Program uniform – jersey and socks.

The Futures Development Program allows athletes to concurrently participate in other sports during the program’s timeframe. It is strongly encouraged that athletes participate in and prioritize other in-season sports, even if that means missing some designated ice sessions.

Player Registration

When registering, you will be prompted to sign into your SportsEngine account. If you do not already have one, please create one and then proceed with registration.

For boys' registration, click here.

For girls' registration, click here.

Ice Locations for Each District

  • District 1 - Please contact Connor Clark at to identify which district program is most convenient for your athlete(s)
  • District 2 – Vadnais Heights, Stillwater, Super Rink
  • District 3 – St. Louis Park, New Hope, Brooklyn Park
  • District 4 – Marshall and New Ulm
  • District 5 – Buffalo
  • District 6 – Chaska
  • District 8 – South St. Paul (Doug Woog Arena)
  • District 9 – Winona
  • District 10 – Coon Rapids
  • District 11 – Duluth (Heritage Arena for the Girls; Mars Lakeview for the Boys)
  • District 12 – Intending to run in conjunction with District 11. See locations above in District 11.
  • District 15 – Wadena (for registered athletes from Alexandria, Brainerd, Little Falls, Northern Lakes, Park Rapids, Prairie Centre, and Wadena Associations); Moorhead (for registered athletes from Detroit Lakes, Fergus Falls, Moorhead, and Morris-Benson associations)
  • District 16 – Intending to run in conjunction with District 15. See locations above in District 15.

District General Managers

If you have additional questions, reach out to your respective General Manager (listed below) or a Minnesota Hockey program contact.


Jacob Mars

Futures Program Director

Connor Clark

Hockey Programs Manager

Phone: 612-840-0391