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The Pond Summer Hockey Program is an intense hockey skating and skills program that is for hockey players of any skill level who are serious about taking their game to the next level. Our camps focus on building proficiency in HOCKEY skating and skills instead of just "drilling." What sets us apart from the rest, is our ability to prioritize the details of what it takes to get to the NEXT level.  We are serious about developing our athletes to progress them to get to the next level, ON and OFF the Ice. 


Mite/8U group 1: Mon/Wed

12:40pm-1:40pm  Dryland/Strength/Shooting
1:50pm-2:50pm On-Ice

Mite/8U group 2: Tues/Thurs

12:40pm-1:40pm  Dryland/Strength/Shooting
1:50pm-2:50pm On-Ice

Mite/8U group 3 (Ice only): Wed

Jersey only Free with registration by May 1st for Mite/8U 3 group 
T-Shirts $25 for Mite 3 group as this is a On-Ice class only

11:30am-12:30 On-Ice only 

*Help will be available to help Mites put gear & skates on between Dryland & Ice



Squirt/10U group 1: Mon/Wed - FULL
11:30am - 12:30pm Dryland/Strength/Shooting 
12:40pm -1:40pm On-Ice

Squirt/10U group 2: Tues/Thur - FULL
11:30am - 12:30pm Dryland/Strength/Shooting 
12:40pm -1:40pm On-Ice


PeeWee/12U group 1 (Advanced): M/Tu/Th 
Returning Peewee AA,A, B1 or Squirt A 
9:10am - 10:10pm On-Ice 
10:20am - 11:20am Dryland/Strength/Shooting

PeeWee/12U group 2 (Intermediate):  M/Tu/Th 
10:20am - 11:20am Dryland/Strength/Shooting
11:30am-12:30pm On-Ice


Bantam/15U group 1 (Advanced): M/Tu/Th 
Returning Bantam AA,A, B1 or PeeWee AA
8:00am - 9:00am On-Ice 
9:10am - 10:10am  Dryland/Strength/Shooting

Bantam/15U group 2 (intermediate): M/Tu/Th
9:10am - 10:10am Dryland/Strength/Shooting
10:20am-11:20am On-Ice

Meet some of our Summer 2023 Hockey Training Staff: With more coaches to come!

Janne Kivihalme:
Current Assistant Coach Augsburg College. Lakeville South Boys’ Head Hockey Coach (2018-2020) and Youth Hockey Coach, Burnsville High School Boys' coach 2006-2018. Coach of the Year Honors: 2006 Section, 2007 Lake Conference, 2009 Section, 2010 South Suburban. 2008 and 2010 Minnesota Wild Coaching Excellence Award. UMD and UWS All-American; Finnish National Team — 21 and under. Coach Kivihalme has coached and trained over 100 Junior, College and Pro Hockey Players.
Trained the following most recently: 
Jack Ahcan: Burnsville, St. Cloud State, 2017 NHL SCC rankings, 2017 WJC Champions
Tyler Sheehy: Burnsville, Gophers
Brock Boeser: Burnsville, UND, NHL- Vancouver
Teemu Kivihalme:Burnsville, CC, NHL draft - Nashville
Johnny Wiitala: Lakeville South, Ohio State
Drew Brevic: Lakeville South, Ohio State
Jordan Gross: Maple Grove, Notre Dame
Clint Lewis: Lakeville South, USA NTDP  

Morgan Sanchez:  
Long time coach and current General Manager here at The Pond Hockey Training Center. Coach Sanchez is a Corona California Native. Morgan started playing ice hockey with the Riverside Wild. After his season ended, he joined the Long Beach Bombers in the WSHL for the remainder of the season. He then went back to the Riverside Wild for one season, before moving to Rochester Minnesota to continue to play Junior Hockey. After three years in Rochester, he continued to play NCAA D3 College Hockey at Concordia University Wisconsin in Mequon. Every year since 2009 year he has worked at various hockey camps which include, Peak Performance, YuroSk8, Northern Edge, and Elite Hockey (Wisconsin) and has been a coach here at The Pond since 2016.
Morgan is a proven leader, has passion for the sport and knows hard work and dedication to get to the next level. 

Sarah Tollefson: 
Current Waseca Girl's High School Hockey Coach.  Graduate of Concordia University Wisconsin with a degree in Criminal Justice and Public Policy. Coach Tofleson participated on both the division III women's golf and hockey teams at Concordia.
Sarah attended Rosemount High School (2008-2011) playing on multiple sports teams including the Girls Hockey State Tournament Team. 
Sarah has coached various age groups including Rosemount girls JV and Varsity hockey, Eastview Girls Youth Hockey, MN Selects 2007 East Region, MN Metal AAA and multiple boys and girls players in various clinics and 3v3 leagues.

Dan Ubl: 
Dan grew up playing youth and High School hockey in Blaine, Mn. This experience provided him the opportunity to participate and win the Minnesota State Hockey School Hockey Title as a junior in 2000 and earning All-Conference during his senior year (2001).  Following High School, Dan went on to play four years at Bethel University (2001-2005) and was selected Captain and All MIAC his senior year.  Dan's coaching experience includes JV Coach at Minnehaha Academy, Bethel University Graduate Assistant, Rosemount JV and most recently his kids Mite and Squirt teams as well as current Assistant Varsity Coach at Rosemount High School.  His coaching philosophy is not only to help kids of all ages develop into better players, but more importantly better people on and off the ice. 

High Intensity On-Ice Training

Edgework, Balance, Overspeed, Underspeed, Quickness, Explosiveness, Puck Control, Puck Protection, Passing, Shooting, Competitive Small area games, Game Knowledge and Decision Making and more


*Puck Possession 
*Battle Drills for protection
*Skating will include quick starts, cross overs,

  edge work(technical & overspeed)  
*Transitions, power turns
*Heel stride
*Defense & Offense positioning
*Checking Safety for Bantam
  (Give & Receive a Check) 

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High Intensity Dryland (Off-Ice facility) Training:

Core Strength, Sprint Training, Interval Training, Agility,Plyometrics Circuit Training,Balance,Stick Handling,  Shooting, Speed Ladder, Slide Boards,  Explosion, Strength Training, Lifting Techniques (appropriate age groups) and more.

Off-Ice (Dryland/Strength Training and Shooting): 

*SPEED: Acceleration, Deceleration, Linear and Lateral
                 Movement Techniques, Footwork
*EXPLOSIVE POWER: Plyometrics, Olympic Lifting,

                 Medicine Ball, Stick Handling, Shooting,
                 Jumping and Landing techniques, Slide board. 
*STRENGTH: Core, Upper Body and Lower Body
*FLEXIBILITY: Muscle Activation, Various forms of
                  Stretching, Myofascial Release (Foam Rolling)
*INJURY REDUTION: Identify & Correct Muscular 

                     Imbalances, Balance and Stabilization