Junior Blades Summer Program

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Junior Blades Summer Program

Post by Jaimefransway » Thu Apr 17, 2014 10:58 am

The Jr. Blades 2014 Summer Mite Development Program!

Beginning in May, the Minnesota Blades will offer a summer development program for the following: 2005 Mites; 2006 Mites; 2007 Mites and 2008 Mites. Designed by MN Blades, this program will complement your association winter mite program. Players will come together twice each week for advanced training. The Jr. Blades Development Program meets once a week at St. Louis Park Ice Arena and each Wednesday, late afternoon/early evening, at Hat Trick Sports in St. Louis Park. The program runs from May through August 2014.

The program will include 15 - 90 minute clinics, or 22.5 hours total of skills training, AND small area intramural games (15 total- 1 hour games) on Wednesday nights, at Hat Trick Sports. Players will be assigned a game time for Wednesday nights after the first clinic. The players participating will be broken into 2 groups based on ability. Please note that coaches may need to balance out the 2 groups to ensure that games and clinics are enjoyable for all. Therefore, there could be movement between the groups (which affects the player's Wednesday game time) during the first few weeks of the program. Families will be notified.

Our goal is to provide a top-shelf development program that enables young players to develop without taking them from their home associations and friends in their tender mite seasons.

Note for Goalies: Goalies at this age need to develop skating skills as well as goalie skills, thus, goalies in the program will skate at the development clinics, and will be in goal in the small area games on Wednesdays.

Online Registration at www.minnesotablades.com

Total cost of development program is $550 for skaters and $300 for goalies.

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