Latvian hockey on the rise?
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09-22-2012, 06:54 AM
Join Date: Apr 2012
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Tambijevs style is the same old Soviet style hockey,and no, playing style has not changed at all,its just that there are almost no good players left except for Bukarts,Upītis un Golovkovs (btw look out for him,he could be the next star for Dinamo Rīga)
We really need someone like Nolan for HK rīga because having 2
north american type coaches for both mens team and Dinamo rīga but still keeping soviet style coach for youth team,it just doesnt mix
Yeah you might be onto something there. We have talked before about coaching need to be in tune with local culture and maybe hard disciplined sovjet style simply can destruct development for certain young players. Because you have so many choices in sports these days, if it doesn't include fun it can demotivate them. Todays young have choices, which you didn't really have in the sovjet system.
Off course you need some disclipline but in youth developement maybe creativity and playfullness build the basis of talent. You can always train the physical and disciplined part later...as when danish league prospects go to Sweden or North America to learn these things.
Tambijevs use a system that worked very well for him and his generation, but it might be totally out of tune with (some) young latvians today.
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