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Velocity Hockey AAA Development Program

    Noel Rahn


    Phone: 612.250.8678

    Joe Gleason

    Performance Coach

    Phone: 612-240-0544

    Ryan Theros

    Performance Coach

    Phone: 218.390.1621

    Velocity Hockey AAA Program Description

    We are a Tier 1, AAA Youth Hockey Team with a mission of providing a Competitive, Skill Focused, and Winning Environment for players from the State of Minnesota.

    Velocity Hockey has designed and developed the ULTIMATE off-season training program for elite hockey players of all ages. As a former NCAA National Champion, NHL player agent and NHL Scout, Noel Rahn has developed a Model Program and has compiled some of the best experts in their field to assist these players who are looking to develop their overall hockey skills both on and off the ice to enable them to prepare them for the next level of play.

    The home for this one of a kind program will be held at Braemar Arena in Edina and the Velocity Hockey Center in Eden Prairie, Minnesota. Velocity Hockey is the training center for many NHL players along with many of the top College and High School players from the metro area. Velocity Hockey combines all the aspects for proper Performance Development in: Skating, Skill Work, Strength and Conditioning all located under one roof to provide the perfect platform for player development. This combined with some of the best coaches in their field make this program a truly unique and fun Training Program.

    The Velocity Hockey AAA Team Package will include participation in all of the following events:

    1. 3 local AAA Tournaments: Your AAA team will participate in events around the metro area.

    2. Spring Practices: All spring practices are held at Braemar Arena and are 1.25 hours in duration.  All practices will be SOLO team practices (no shared ice).

    3. Velocity Hockey Center 3 on 3 Spring/Summer/Fall League: This league is a great way to build and improve your overall skills in a very competitive environment. Players will learn to make plays in confined space at an accelerated pace. The team will participate as a whole. League will consist of:

    • 10 Spring Games (plus playoffs)
    • 8 Summer/Fall Games (plus playoffs)

    4. Velocity Hockey 8-week On and Off-Ice Summer Skills Training Program: This takes place during the day starting June 10th and ending August 9th. This program will focus on INDIVIDUAL skill development. Practices will be held at Braemar Ice Arena and Velocity Hockey Center during the day. There will be NO night or weekend training the entire summer.  This gives the kids an opportunity to enjoy the summer and play other sports without having conflicts. Our Program will include 2 components of training:



    On-Ice Skills Fundamentals Training Program

    Students will skate three times a week. They will skate twice a week at Braemar Ice Arena for 1.25 hours a session and once a week at Velocity Hockey Center for a one hour session. The summer training program will last 8 weeks with the 4th of July week off. Noel Rahn, Ryan Theros and Joe Gleason will run this On-Ice program.

    The Skill Development Sessions will focus on the following with and without the puck: 

    • Edge Work & Technique Skating
    • Multi-Directional Movement Skills
    • First Step Quickness/Power
    • Forward & Backward Lateral Mobility
    • Explosive Stride
    • Forward and Backward Transition
    • Stick Handling Skills and Techniques
    • Shooting Skills and Techniques
    • Checking and Angling Skills
    • Small Area Games

    Off-Ice Skating Treadmill/Skill Deck Stickhandling Training Sessions

    Students will train off-ice for 1.25 hours twice a week for 8 weeks. Students will utilize Velocity Hockey’s Multi-Tasking Skating Treadmill with a built in Skill Deck. In these sessions, players will be working one on one with a skating instructor on the following skating fundamentals:

    • Balance
    • Edge Work
    • Leg Strength
    • Posture
    • Stride Technique
    • Confidence

    Players will utilize the turf track for developing skills including:

    • Acceleration
    • Coordination
    • Explosiveness (Maximum Power Output)
    • Foot Work
    • Change of Direction

    Players will use the shooting lanes to develop and sharpen all shooting skills including:

    • Accuracy
    • Strength
    • Weight Transfer
    • Body Position
    • Shot Quickness
    • Timing

    Players will be able to use the skill deck and stick-handling areas to work on skills including:

    • Hand Placement
    • Puck Control
    • Hand Speed
    • Body and Head Position
    • Wrist and Hand Strength
    • Soft Hands