The Velocity Hockey Center is proud to announce that we are NOW OPENING the Registration for our 11th Annual 3 on 3 Hockey Spring/Summer/Fall league. Last year the 3 on 3 Leagues were filled to capacity with 100 teams that competed in our highly competitive atmosphere. Teams involved in the league were from all over the metro area. Teams included were Edina, Chaska/Chanhassen, Eden Prairie, Maple Grove, Wayzata, Minnetonka, Prior Lake, Hopkins, Orono, Mound, White Bear Lake, Elk River, Shakopee, Waconia, Bloomington. We also take AAA Teams
This season will consist of thirteen (13) age specific leagues. Please look at the following list to find the league that your son or daughter qualifies for. We will ONLY take teams first. If there are any team spots left at the end we will take individual players and pool them together to form a team. Please find a spot on a team or form your own team to guarantee yourself a spot. TEAM SPOTS FILL FAST!
Session 1: March 13th - June 15th, 2017
Session 2: June 19th - September 14th, 2017
To reserve an entire team spot, a $1425 Non-Refundable deposit is required.
**Please note if you roster more than 12 players on a team, each individual players cost will be reduced from the original player fee of $475
18 League Games plus Playoff Games, 10 (Spring) & 8 (Fall) League Game Schedules Spring and Fall Leagues are combined:
• Two League Playoff Tournaments
• Spring Playoff Tournament (June)
• Fall Playoff Tournament (Late August/Early September)
• Velocity 3 on 3 Game Jersey
• Pair of Hockey Socks
• Updated Daily League Website
• Team Scores
• Team Standings
• LOTS OF FUN!!
Phone: 952-937-0949 ext.3
Our state of the art facility is conveniently located at Braemar Arena in Edina. Filled with all the tools any athlete needs to continue to grow as a hockey player and further enhance their ability to achieve their goals. Our top of line staff works closely with all the athletes that come through our doors to help them improve on a daily basis. We have two main training areas that we focus on to help our athletes achieve the success they desire.
We not only do everything in our power to provide the first class training experience, we also pride ourselves in doing it while the kids are having fun!
The 2016-17 Velocity Hockey Skills Training program will cover four different areas of training. We will work extensively on Stick-handling, Shooting, Skating and Speed/Agility Training. Below is an overview of each area of training that we will cover. All training will be age specific for all boys and girls.
Stick-handling training will progress from basic stick movement to advanced puck handling moves that player’s can and will use on the ice. The progression of drills that we use will push the comfort zone of all players to increase their confidence with the puck in all areas of the game. There will be work with many different moves, fakes, and dekes that we will work extensively on. We will incorporate passing into our stick-handling work as well to further increase the players ability to both give and receive passes, and quickly make different moves with the puck.
Point of emphasis:
1. Proper hand placement on stick
2. Proper stick length and flex
3. Proper wrist roll handling the puck
4. Handling puck in all areas around the body( front, side, behind)
5. Top hand off of the hip
Shooting training will progress much like the stickhandling training. We will work on all of the shots the players will need in a game. Wrist shot, snap shot, one timer's, backhand, slapshot, and also work in tight around the net. For all of the shooting training that we do there will be multiple distances that the kids will work from. Shooting training will also put the kids in challenging positions to further enhance their abilities and also make it more game like.
Points of emphasis:
1. Proper hand placement on stick
2. Proper weight transfer
3. Proper follow through and finish
4. Shooting from awkward positions
5. Shooting with a purpose
The rate of progression for both the stick-handling and shooting training will be directly related to the kid’s ability to grasp the concepts that are being taught. The intention is for all of the kids to have confidence in what they are doing before we move on to more difficult areas of training.
The Skating Treadmill Training at Velocity will also work through a progression designed to help the players work on balance, skating form, stride mechanics, maximum stride length, and ultimately increasing their speed and quickness. The treadmill training is designed to ultimately increase each player’s ability to have confidence in both the inside and outside edges while maximizing their stride length. As players progress through the different areas of training we will also add a puck to further enhance their ability to multi task. All Players will wear a safety harness while on the skating treadmill to assist in developing their skating mechanics.
Progression Consists of:
1. Knee Bend
2. Extension (Stride Length)
5. Inside/Outside Edge Control
7. Multi-Tasking (skating and puck handling)
With the addition of the new Velocity Training Center each age group will have the opportunity to maximize their training hours by participating in age appropriate workouts to fully develop as total athletes. Emphasis is placed on total athletic development, not just hockey specific movements.
Points of Emphasis:
4. Change of Direction
5. Keiser Machines
At Velocity we also stress the importance of good nutrition and getting plenty of rest.