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Player Development

As a leader in player development, Minnesota Hockey takes pride in the Minnesota Development Model (MDM).  The MDM applies the principles of USA Hockey’s American Development Model (ADM) and the philosophy of Long Term Athlete Development (LTAD) to Minnesota’s unique community-based structure. By enhancing players’ enjoyment and development through age-appropriate training and competition in their community, the MDM provides every player the opportunity to reach his or her potential.

In addition to assisting our associations with best practices for player development, Minnesota Hockey offers a number of development opportunities directly to players. Minnesota Hockey utilizes its extensive network of professional coaches and experience to provide world class skill development sessions in the areas of body contact and checking, defensive skills, skating, goaltending and more. For more information on specific links, follow the links below or contact us

Off-ice Development Programming

New in 2024, Minnesota Hockey will be offering a Spring off-ice development program - Next Level Prep

Please click here to learn more!

Player Development Programs:

Off-Ice Training Resources

Click the image for off-ice training plans for 8U, 10U/12U and 14U

Player Development Stages

Connor Clark

Hockey Programs Manager

Phone: 612-840-0391

Player Development News