OFF-ICE TRAINING INSTRUCTORS

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Laura Wangen

Specializations
Assistant Coach-Minnesota High Performance (CCM HP) teams (2014, 2015)*Head Coach- Albert Lea Girls Varsity (2013)*Assistant Coach- Albert Lea Girls Varsity (2010-2012)*NCAA Division III Tournament Participant (2007, 2008, 2009)*Peak Performance Hockey Camp Counselor (2005)*Career Points Leader- Albert Lea High School

 

“Using my former hockey experiences, it is rewarding to be a part of a young athlete's hockey experience in order to assist them in improving the skills they come to me with. Dryland is an aspect of hockey that is often overlooked yet provides a wide range of skills that can carry over to improving a players on ice skills. It is vital that athletes learn proper shooting form and technique at a young age.  Using a variety of off-ice training methods, quickness and agility is emphasized.”

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Josh Funk

Specializations
Head Coach- Albert Lea Girls Varsity*USA Hockey Level 4 Certified*Owner/Head Skating Instructor- Essential Edge*Head Coach- Minnesota High Performance (CCM HP) teams*Assistant Coach- St. Catherine University (MIAC)*Assistant Coach- Sugar Land (TX) Imperials (NA3HL)*Assistant Coach- Miami University (OH) Women's Hockey*Head Coach- Shakopee Hockey Association*Masters of Science-Sport Psychology
 

"I coach hockey because I have an extreme passion for the sport. It has given me so much in my life, and I want the opportunity to pay it back. Off ice training is extremely important because it gives players the athleticism needed to succeed in hockey. There is only so much a player can do on the ice, and off ice helps fill the gaps that are left. It also teaches players the meaning of dedication and hard work, which are important qualities to develop in hockey and in life."