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Omega Training Program (OT)

2024 xHockey's Omega Training (O.T.)

"It's about the End Result"

2024 Program INFORMATION 

The 2024 Omega Training (OT) program will take the best components from our already successful IHT Program, and combine it with our exclusive on-ice and off-ice testing and professional development staff.

Your hockey player will leave Omega Training each week knowing they are one step closer to their goals. xHockey will instill one common theme among our  athletes; IT'S ABOUT THE END RESULT!


Omega Training Mission

The Omega Training (OT) Program’s mission is to provide the dedicated hockey player with a progressive and structured, educational and innovative hockey-specific training program that encourages and motivates the individual to reach their highest playing potential and beyond.

The Omega Training Program is structured for individuals playing at the Adv. Mite, Squirt, U10, Peewee, U12, Bantam, High School Boys, High School Girls/U15 and Elite.

All sessions are held at xHPTF in Lakeville MN.


Why Omega Training?

Our Omega Training program will provide players with a professionally run development program.  OT provides both on-ice and off-ice training components with additional emphasis on individual player development.

  • Results: Our coaches aim to push your athlete  to improve their overall game.  For 10 weeks, we will focus on all areas of the game. We call this program Omega Training because the END RESULT is what matters!

  • Athletes Train in Small Groups- smaller group sizes will allow your athlete to get the individualized attention they need to see maximum results.

  • Active and Hands-On Coaching with an Attention to Detail

  • Challenging, Motivating & Inspiring Training Environment

  • Experienced coaching staff trained to analyze and correct deficiencies in your athlete

  • Mix of high intensity training and game situations that will keep your player engaged and excited to show up to the rink each week

Professional Staff

Our Omega Training program is managed and run by a team of experienced coaches with many years of success in coaching and player development. 

Pete Talafous

Program Director / Lead Coach

Ryan Kulenkamp

On-Ice Director / Lead Coach

Brendan Rose

Lead Coach

Renar Benson

Lead Strength Coach

2024 Program Registration

Go to specific Omega Group Page for registration


Pete Talafous

General Manager

Phone: 952-469-2218

Training Overview

On-Ice Training

We provide a high-intensity on-ice curriculum, implemented each day by our professional staff. Our on-ice training focuses on speed, intensity, puck movement, small area games, battles, and competitions.  In addition, we include individual skill development to better allow our athletes the ability to incorporate their individual skills into the overall development and game situations created during on-ice training.

  • Focus on all Hockey Skills
  • Skating Quickness, Speed, and Agility
  • Improve Players' Ability to Play Smart and Hard in all kinds of Game-Like Situations
  • Hockey IQ and Game Concepts
  • Compete Drills
Strength Training

Our focus is on the development of hockey-specific strength and conditioning.  Training will focus on the proper technique and execution of the exercises and drills necessary to develop the athletes' core muscle groups through the use of resistance training and conditioning.  The goal is to develop all eight fitness abilities that will take the athlete to the next level- endurance, strength, power, coordination, speed, agility, balance, and flexibility

  • Core Strength and Stability
  • Lower and Upper Body Muscular Strength and Endurance
  • Improve Power and Quickness on the Ice
  • Increase Aerobic and Anaerobic Capacity
  • Exercises Specific to the On-Ice Demands of a Hockey Player
Off-Ice/Dryland Training

Our focus is on the development of hockey-specific skills and functional movement.  Training will focus on shooting strength, technique and accuracy, stickhandling, slideboard stride power and development, and first step quickness.  In addition to skills, developing the athlete's awareness of their body in space as they grow through low-intensity, body-weighted, functional movement in association with the seven primal movement patterns; squat, lunge, push, pull, twist, bend, and gait.

  • Shooting (mechanics, accuracy, quick release, vision)
  • Stickhandling
  • Slideboards (form, stride strength, multi-tasking)
  • Functional Movement
  • Speed, Agility, and Quickness