The Sioux Falls POWER Tier 1 program is committed to skill development, including an emphasis on skating, physical training, team play, and the highest levels of competition to develop and promote players to the NAHL, USHL, NCAA Division I, and the NHL. The program provides hockey players with opportunities to grow as a player, as a member of a dedicated team made up of similarly committed players, and exposure to the highest levels of competitive hockey in the United States and Canada.
State of the Art Facilities
Sanford Health is changing the way sports and health care unite. The Sanford Sports Complex, located in Sioux Falls, SD, provides comprehensive and innovative training resources all on one state of the art sports campus. We call it home. Our teams practice and play out of the SCHEELS IcePlex, which opened in October 2014 and features three sheets of ice, and train off-ice approximately 200 yards away at the Sanford Fieldhouse under the direction of Sanford POWER training.
Elite Player Development
With priorities placed on practice hours, skill development, consistent off-ice training, and weekly video sessions, Sioux Falls POWER is not only a program where players play an elite schedule with ample exposure, but truly develop every aspect of their game as hockey players from beginning of the season to the end.
The Sioux Falls POWER program (formerly Sioux Falls Jr Stampede) has been represented at the USA Hockey National tournament each year since its inception in 2014.
Expert Off Ice Training
Players train off-ice at the state of the art Sanford Fieldhouse under the direction of Sanford POWER director & long time University of Wisconsin associate director of sports conditioning, Scott Hettenbach. Sanford POWER trainers use the latest in research and technology to provide sports and activity-specific training that incorporates strength development, speed, agility, plyometrics and explosive power. Players also perform yoga, cycling, receive nutritional guidance, and participate in team video sessions.
Excellence in Academics
The Sioux Falls POWER believes in the importance of a great education at the same time your player is pursuing his dreams of playing hockey at a higher level. We are blessed to have wonderful schools, both public and private, in Sioux Falls. If you are selected to be a Sioux Falls POWER team member, you are required to carry a minimum of a 2.5 GPA every semester. We strongly believe that academics and time management should be a high priority as these skills you will carry with you into your adult life. As a POWER player, you may attend one of the following schools:
Private High School
Sioux Falls O’Gorman