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By Minnesota Hockey, 07/31/17, 1:00PM CDT


Body contact and body checking are key parts of this fast and exhilarating game. To play at the top of your game, it is critical to be able to give and receive checks without worrying about the potential for injury.

Minnesota Hockey is proud to provide body contact and checking clinics designed to ease the transition into Bantams and develop those skills.  These clinics will help train your game so that you have the skills and confidence to play to the best of your abilities in tight, physical situations while also reducing the likelihood of injury. 

Starting in 2017, Minnesota Hockey will offer two levels of body contact clinics. Body contact and checking clinics are primarily designed for players entering their first season of body checking, but all Peewee and Bantam players are eligible to participate. To participate in the advanced body contact clinics, players must have completed at least one season at the Bantam level. 

  • Participants will receive 2.75 hours of on-ice professional instruction. 
  • Coaches will focus on developing key skills including angling, positioning, technique, awareness and many more.
  • A maximum of 32 participants will be allowed at each location and will be filled on a first come, first serve basis.
  • Each clinic will have up to four coaches on the ice, creating a low player to coach ratio that facilitates one-on-one interaction.
  • Registration fee is $90 per player.

Body Contact & Checking Clinics

All Peewee and Bantam players are eligible to participate.

Date Day Time Location Arena
8/26/17 Saturday 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM Duluth Heritage Sports Center
8/27/17 Sunday 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM Grand Forks Ralph Engelstad Arena
8/28/17 Monday 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Blaine Schwan Super Rink
8/29/17 Tuesday 6:10 PM - 9:10 PM Woodbury Bielenberg Sports Center
8/30/17 Wednesday 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Bloomington Bloomington Ice Garden
9/9/17 Saturday 11:45 AM - 2:45 PM Mankato All Seasons Arena
10/14/17 Saturday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Grand Rapids IRA Civic Center
11/4/17 Saturday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Alexandria Runestone Community Center

Advanced Body Contact Clinics

Must have completed at least one season at Bantams to participate.

Date Day Time Location Arena
8/31/17 Thursday 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM Brooklyn Park Brooklyn Park Community Center
9/10/17 Sunday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Rochester Rochester Recreation Center
9/19/17 Tuesday 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Burnsville Burnsville Ice Center
11/5/17 Sunday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Moorhead Moorhead Youth Hockey Arena

*All times and locations are subject to change based on availability.
**This location is now full.

Questions ?

Phone: 651-312-3463