This pre-high performance program is a 6-week standardized skills development program that will focus on key concepts and skills applicable to the “Train to Train” athlete development stage and will serve as an important precursor to the U-16 Program of Excellence and U-16 Team Manitoba. The prospects program will also focus on off-ice fitness training and physical preparation, emphasizing quality age-appropriate instruction and high performance routines. The program is coordinated by Hockey Manitoba with strong support from its regional associations to provide an opportunity for elite players to compete in a provincial development tournament at the culmination of the program.
The prospects program focuses on off-ice skills and off-ice training by emphasizing quality instruction and age-appropriate instruction. The program operates from approximately the 3rd week of March until the first week of May, culminating with the Director's Cup Prospects Showcase.