Latvian hockey on the rise?
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09-19-2012, 05:06 AM
Join Date: Apr 2012
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There are all kinds of youth camp our players make for example if i remmber correctly there was bartulis and someone else cant remmber who organized this stuff,but
thats only for few weeks,nothing very serious.
Yeah it's probably a
more structured early training that could bring great results
As an example I can show you the web site of Heikki Karvinen (the dad of Jannik and Michelle Karvinen). A finnish hockey player that went to play in Denmark...stayed and ended up as great coach. He has been coach for many youths on different danish teams (especially Rødovre) and have made DVD's with hockey coaching for different age groups on technique and scating. Danish scaters that have followed his technique training system are the following ex-Rødovre players: Mikkel Bødker (NHL), Jannik Hansen (NHL), Lars Eller (NHL), Morten Madsen (drafted, MODO), Nichlas Hardt (Jokerit).
Not bad for a small suburb. His website is in danish, but I have tried to tell the most important above.
One of my friends has a 12-13 year old son that has just had him as coach in Rødovre this last year.
Coaches like that is the reasons why Herning and Rødovre have produced hockey miracles. It can happen anywhere, also in provincial Latvia. A good coach can actually turn out several NHL players, even though they only start with like 10 U10 players each year as it can be shown from Rødovre. Talent can to a high extent be created if you start early on with structure.
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