It takes dedication to become a great hockey player. We know because our team members have worked with some of the NHL's biggest stars.

Our Training Approach

Whatever your current skill level, our hockey experts deliver a comprehensive and individualized approach to improve every aspect of your game. It starts with a thorough assessment of your skills, as well as analysis of your physical condition, strengths and weaknesses.

From there, we create a personalized plan to take your performance to the next level, incorporating:

  • Hockey-specific strength and aerobic training
  • Hockey skills (skating, shooting, stick handling)
  • Corrective exercises for mobility, stability and injury prevention
  • Sports nutrition and hydration
  • Vision/ocular training
  • Mental preparation/sports psychology

Our Facilities and Technology

Hockey treadmill

You’ll train in a premiere hockey facility, outfitted with state-of-the-art video analysis equipment, a Woodway skating treadmill, synthetic ice, and stick-handling and shooting-specific equipment.

Contact us to learn more out about individual and group packages.

A photo taken at our Minnesota Wild hockey event with SMC hockey leads, EXOS, Dr. Michael Stuart, current Wild player Jason Zucker and former Wild player Wes Walz.

Pre-Season Hockey Training

Girls: Sep. 11 - Oct. 27 (7 weeks)
Boys: Sep. 11 - Nov. 10 (9 weeks)

  • Focus on power and speed development
  • Improve athleticism and season preparedness
  • Decrease your risk of injury
  • Learn how to optimize your performance through nutrition

Learn more 


Ice Hockey Summit III:
Action on Concussion
September 28 - 29, 2017

This Summit will address advances in concussion diagnosis, treatment and prevention with an emphasis on prioritized action items to improve safety in the sport of ice hockey. Learn more.

Contact Us

To schedule an appointment at Mayo Clinic Sports Medicine, please call 507-266-9100 for our location in Rochester, MN or 612-313-0520 for our location in Minneapolis, MN.

Webinar: Recorded March 31, 2016

Mayo Clinic Sports Medicine hosted an interactive webinar featuring Michael Stuart, M.D., Chief Medical and Safety Officer for USA Hockey, with a panel of experts discussing the value of hockey training programs. Watch now.


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NHL players and local athletes alike are choosing us for their hockey training.

Performance Tips
From Mayo Clinic and the Minnesota Wild

Meet Our Team

Sports Medicine team

Get to know some of our doctors, specialists, physical therapists, athletic trainers and strength coaches.

Essential • $180 Advantage • $450 Premium • $1,425
1.5 hour session 4-hour performance program 2-day experience (lunch included)
Musculoskeletal Evaluation Musculoskeletal Evaluation Musculoskeletal Evaluation
2D Skating Treadmill Video Assessment: Skating, Shooting, Stick Handling 2D Skating Treadmill Video Assessment: Skating, Shooting, Stick Handling 2D Skating Treadmill Video Assessment: Skating, Shooting, Stick Handling
Cognitive Training Cognitive Training Cognitive Training
Individualized Home Program Individualized Home Program Individualized Home Program
  Corrective Exercise Session Corrective Exercise Session
  Expanded Evaluation, Exercise and Training Program Expanded Evaluation, Exercise and Training Program
    Cardiovascular Testing: V02 Max and Anaerobic Testing
    Sports Vision Training
    Nutrition Consult
    Strength Coach Training Session
Group Essential • $30/Athlete (45-minute physical assessment)
Woodway Blade Skating Treadmill* (45-minute increments in either a group or individual session)
Artificial Ice Shooting and Stick Handling* (1 hour increments in either a group or individual session)
Figure Skater
Call about our figure skater program

*Can be purchased after participation in the Group Essential Program

To learn more about the payment for these programs and the associated cancellation policy.