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MN Black Bears Team Development Program

Impact Hockey's MN Black Bears program is the premier team development hockey training program in the Twin Cities! 

We work with players in a team environment, helping them develop their skills and confidence. With a focus on training and improvement of each player, the program provides a balance of individual and team development. If you want to bring the best to your game, train with the Black Bears program!

The Black Bears program is being expanded in the Spring of 2017 to offer A and B level teams at all ages, so there's a team for players of all skill levels! Tryouts are in late-August 2016.

Mission / Vision

  • Build Skills – Players will improve individual skills and team skills through the intensive training plan developed and run by  Impact Hockey .
  • Love the Game – Coaches will create a positive environment, understanding a player’s love for the game feeds their drive to work on their own.
  • Learn the Game – Simple systems, team concepts, and position play will be repeated so players can read & react with confidence & anticipation in the game.

Training / Team Practices /Competition

  • 2-to-1 Practice-to-Game Ratio
  • Individual Skills focus for 1/2 of all practices
  • Team Concepts/Skills focus for all other practices
  • Speed Testing for skaters and Goalie Analysis
  • Games are all local in the metro area
  • Optional tournament play

Team Selection:

Tryout / Application / Invite / Referral

14 skaters & 1/2 goalies per team.  Practice players may be added.

Impact individualized evaluation and training plans

  • Impact Hockey establishes each players baseline skill level & improvement through spring testing
  • Detailed development plan is executed over course of program
  • End of session re-testing  
  • Players can meaure their progress relative to their own scores and the group scores (scores are private to each player)

Shock Doctor Equipment and Apparel

  • Free mouth guards and/or other Shock Doctor apparel

Schedule

Countless research studies point to the benefits of youth participation in multiple sports, from reducing injuries to improving overall athleticism. We encourage players to develop their athleticism and learn to be a better team player through playing other sports. 

  • Schedule provides enough touches for each player to reach their hockey potential this off-season while leaving enough time for other sports and activities.  
  • We value family/life/sport balance and schedule days and times favorable for families that have multiple children involved in multiple activities.  

2017 BLACK BEARS

REGISTER NOW FOR TRYOUTS FOR SQUIRTS THROUGH BANTAM!

All tryouts are at Pagel Activity Center in Minnetonka

Squirt 1 Tryout 

Wednesday, August 24, 3:20-4:20pm

2007/2008 Birth Year Players participating at the final year of Mites in this upcoming 2016-2017 winter season and will be first-year Squirts in the 2017-2018 winter season. 

REGISTER FOR SQUIRT 1 TRYOUT

Squirt 2 Tryout 

Wednesday, August 24, 4:30-5:30pm

2006/2007 Birth Year Players participating as first-year Squirts in this upcoming 2016-2017 winter season and will be second-year Squirts in the 2017-2018 winter season. 

REGISTER FOR SQUIRT 2 TRYOUT

Peewee 1 Tryout 

Monday, August 29, 3:20-4:20pm

2005/2006 Birth Year Players participating as second-year Squirts in this upcoming 2016-2017 winter season and will be first-year Peewees in the 2017-2018 winter season. 

REGISTER FOR PEEWEE 1 TRYOUT

Peewee 2 Tryout 

Monday, August 29, 4:30-5:30pm

2004/2005 Birth Year Players participating as first-year Peewees in this upcoming 2016-2017 winter season and will be second-year Peewees in the 2017-2018 winter season. 

REGISTER FOR PEEWEE 2 TRYOUT

Bantam 1 Tryout 

Wednesday, August 31, 4:30-5:30pm 

2003/2004 Birth Year Players participating as second-year Peewees in this upcoming 2016-2017 winter season and will be first-year Bantams in the 2017-2018 winter season. 

REGISTER FOR BANTAM 1 TRYOUT

Bantam 2 Tryout 

Wednesday, August 31, 4:30-5:30pm 

2002/2003 Birth Year Players participating as first-year Bantams in this upcoming 2016-2017 winter season and will be second-year Bantams in the 2017-2018 winter season. 

REGISTER FOR BANTAM 2 TRYOUT