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MN polar BEARS TEAM DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM

Impact Hockey's MN Polar Bears program is the premier team-based hockey development program for girls 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 Polars Bears program!

The Polar Bears program is being expanded in the Spring of 2017 to offer girls teams up through 15U, so there's a team for players of all ages and 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)

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 POLAR BEARS

REGISTER NOW FOR POLAR BEARS TRYOUTS!

All tryouts are at Hat Trick Arena
2201 Florida Ave S, St Louis Park, MN 55426  (map)

8U Polar Bears Tryout
Tuesday, October 11, 5:10-6:10 pm
Tryout format will be 3v3 scrimmage

8U Polar Bears is for players that will be 8U age level in the 2017-2018 hockey season. 

  • 2008/2009 Birth Year Players who will be first year 8U level (second graders) in this upcoming winter season and will be second year 8U players one year from now.

  • 2009/2010 Birth Year Players who will be second year 6U level (first graders) in this upcoming winter season and will be first year 8U players one year from now. 

REGISTER NOW - 8U POLAR BEARS TRYOUT

10U Polar Bears Tryout
Tuesday October 11, 6:20-7:20 pm
Tryout format will be 3v3 scrimmage

The Polar Bears 10U Team is for players that will be 10U age in the 2017-2018 hockey season:

  • 2007/2008 Birth Year Players participating at the final year of 8U in this upcoming winter season and will be first-year 10U one year from now.

  • 2006/2007 Birth Year Players participating as 10U first-year players in this upcoming season and will be second-year 10U one year from now.

REGISTER NOW - 10U POLAR BEARS TRYOUT

15U Polar Bears Tryout
Tuesday September 27, 7:30-8:30 pm
Tryout format will be 3v3 scrimmage

Polar Bears 15U team is for players that will be 15U age in the 2017-2018 hockey season:

  • 2003/2004 Birth Year Players participating as 12U second-year players in this upcoming 2016-17 winter season

  • 2002/2003 Birth Year Players participating as 15U first-year players in this upcoming 2016-2017 winter season. 

REGISTER NOW - 15U POLAR BEARS TRYOUT