Director of Boys AAA Hockey
Phone: (432) 556-2404
Minnesota Enforcers AAA HOCKEY
—2021 Teams Boys—
“We provide players and goalies with professional coaching and training, expert instruction, specialty-individualized training, in-game positioning drills, on-ice real-time video analysis, and AAA elite tournaments. Our goal is to provide players with all the necessary tools and skills to make it to the next level.”
Hampus Sjodahl– Stockholm, Sweden
Director of Boys Hockey - Minnesota Enforcers
Coach Sjodahl brings a wealth of experience and knowledge, playing, teaching, and coaching, both national and international at the elite levels. Sjodahl conveys a fresh and modern approach to hockey training and development. He’s passionate about monitoring and developing high-end elite athletes and prideful for bringing the most up-to-date hockey coaching on and off the ice. His passion is training the newer generation of hockey players the “NEW” game of hockey.
He recently graduated from Bemidji State University as an alternate captain for the Beavers Division I men’s hockey program and understands what it takes to develop young athletes and the commitment young players need in order to succeed at the next level. Sjodahl is a valuable resource for any young player who wants to achieve their goals and advance in their hockey career.
When an athlete joins our program, they become part of our family, and we will do our part to make a difference. Our unique training grid will provide athletes with the newest hockey training combined with today’s technology to compete at the highest level. The Spirit of the MN Enforcers hockey programs and athletes has little to do with what is being taught, and more about how it is being communicated to the athlete.
Professional coaching, specialty-individualized training, dry-land training, and highly-competitive tournaments are the pillars of our program. Athletes will have the opportunity to compete, to be challenged, and to be mentored by developing high caliber athletes through age-appropriate and age-specific modern skill development, conditioning, and leadership training.
Part of the Enforcers philosophy is that the best competition challenges players to be their best. The underlying principle in this belief is that highly skilled players in competition with others of similar skills can learn more about teamwork and the game of hockey as a result of their coaches developing players into a cohesive team that can all execute and understand at the same level. Enforcers’ coaches stress individual skill sets, in-game drills, systems development, modern training, technology, and teamwork.
Dates — 2021 Spring & Summer Season April 5th to mid-August
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Schedule — Teams will practice during the weekdays (evenings) and weekends (late morning or early evenings).
Rink Locations — The Minnesota Enforcers will be training at centrally located rinks throughout the season (Parade Ice Garden, Breck Ice Arena, Highland Ice Arena, St. Louis Park, Eden Prairie CC, Braemar, Super Rink, and Brooklyn Park).
Professional Hockey Staff — Enforcers coaching will be provided by MyEdge Hockey full-time professional hockey staff. Focus will be on developing elite hockey players and providing a path to higher levels of hockey. Modern on-and-off ice training to be led by Josh Kern and staff.
Boys Teams — Levels/Birth Years: U18 (03-04), U16 (05), U15 (06), U14 (07), 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14
Games/Tournaments — The team’s tournaments and games form a competitive environment for players to gain experience as well as to test their progress as individuals and as a team. Program will play against top level competition including 3-4 AAA tournaments. Tournaments are included in the price of the program.
Birth Years: '08-'12
Birth Years: '06, '07, '13
Birth Years: U18 ('03, '04) & U16 ('05)
Season Fee & Roster limit — The fee for the spring/summer program is 1,750. The fee includes jersey, socks, tournaments, and showcases. The rosters are limited to 17 players (15 skaters and 2 goalies) per team.
Note: Additional practice players will be allowed to practice with the team, both on-ice and off-ice, but practice players will not participate in tournaments.
Practices — High tempo practices to continue to develop high performance skill sets and advanced team play strategies. We will aim to develop you in all areas of the game. All athletes will be pushed and expected to perform on-ice drills at game speed with game intensity. We will be using the most up-to-date hockey training techniques and tools combined with technology teaching (real-time on-ice video break-down). On-ice goalie training will also be included during each session. Skills specific and reaction training will be the focus while situational and strategic conversations will be utilized during the in-game drills while receiving shots. Video analysis will be telestrated to provide real-time instant feedback for individual technique breakdown and team positioning; O-Zone, N-Zone, D-Zone game positioning, skating and skill sets, puck protection, checking, shooting, passing, and in-game situational drills.
Dry-land/Turf Training (Conditioning, Speed, Agility, Core) — Hockey specific dry-land training workouts will be included during the season. Focusing on lower body strength and explosiveness and overall athleticism development of efficient motor skills and muscle activation patterns progresses into dynamic motion with an emphasis on lumbo-pelvic stability. This will unlock each athlete’s full potential. Athletes will train targeting; flexibility, dynamic power, speed reaction, core strength, coordination, body awareness, and balance.
Volunteers — We will be seeking experienced coaches and volunteers to assist in all things MN Enforcers Hockey, ranging from uniform fittings to game day operations. Coaches and parents with coaching experience are encouraged to contact Hampus Sjodahl, to discuss any potential coaching openings for our programs.
Uniforms/Apparel — Uniforms for on-ice activities are included in the program fee and will be provided by MyEdge Hockey. This includes a jersey and socks. An off-ice hat will also be given to each player. Additional apparel items may be purchased online at www.myedgehockey.com.
Player Consultations — Providing specific focuses and establishing personal goals is a valuable tool to further motivate athletes. It is even more useful when that athlete’s support system is aligned with those focuses and goals. This is a process that we like to take advantage of through organized discussions with our players. Our Staff offers scheduled meetings to go over an athlete’s individual strengths, working points, and also help them establish their own player identity. Within these discussions, we can provide healthy direction about focal points for their development and cover specific ways for that individual to benefit from our staff and program. Off-season planning as a whole is another valuable service for that athlete and his family. For many elite hockey players, there is an abundance of other programs, services, events, clinics, and leagues that are offered and heavily marketed toward them. We provide clarity and realistic expectations of those opportunities so you can make better decisions about which programs and services are worthwhile.
Training Guidance — Enforcer Hockey's programming and services are organized to provide the utmost opportunities for our athletes to develop and learn. Through a specifically orchestrated and well-rounded approach supported by an elite and passionate staff, we have what is necessary for athletes of any age to achieve growth and success at a high level. Each aspect of the player experience here is supplemented by professional instruction and a healthy, competitive environment. Individual player growth is a top priority on and off the ice. The structure of our program allows our staff to provide feedback and instruction to each individual at all times.
Contact: Hampus Sjodahl - Director of Boys Hockey