On the hockey map of Poland, our school appeared as early as 1994. It was then that a group of 25 players from Switzerland appeared in Nowy Targ with the first camp organized by Walenty Ziętara. In 2011, the Hockey School was joined by his son Piotr, who introduced many innovations at the camps.
Since then, Ziętara's Hockey School has gone up in strength year after year and today organizes the largest hockey camps in Poland and some of the largest in Europe. Piotr began working with the best foreign coaches specializing primarily in "Power Skating" training. In addition, on his initiative in 2016 for the first time at the camps appeared mental training, which is a very important element in the modern preparation of any athlete.
We are growing for you!
A man who needs no introduction to anyone in the hockey community. A legend of Polish field hockey. Originator, founder and for years the head coach of the Ziętara Hockey School. Former national team player of Poland and one of the few hockey players who twice participated in the Olympic Games (Saporro and Innsbruck). Players who took part in the World Championships as many as 11 times.
As national team captain, he played 179 matches with the eagle on his chest, scoring 72 goals for our National Team. His excellent capabilities also resulted in 11 Polish Champion titles, and he added a 12th title already as a coach. On the boards of the Polish league he appeared in 467 games, scoring as many as 380 goals. These statistics confirm that he is among the best hockey players in the history of our country for good reason. After his career ended, he completely devoted himself to passing on his vast knowledge to the next generation.
This training unit is a novelty that we introduced last summer. The class worked so well that it has become a permanent part of our camp schedule. Physical skills are important, but they are of no use if the player doesn't know how to use them wisely. Through video analysis, players can learn more about the basics of tactics. Topics such as:
/ appropriate defensive play
/ variants of exit from the period
For many years, we have consistently emphasized individual training of players. A valuable help in this is the station training, which takes place in the afternoons. Under the supervision of a coach, players work in small groups (5-6 people). The rink surface is divided into 6 zones - each, carefully prepared in advance, focuses on a different element of hockey craft. As a result, the players improve their skills in such elements as:
/ fight 1x1
/ fight 2x2
/ passing the puck
/ running the puck
POWER SKATING TRAINING
To become a great player, you need to start with the basics. What are the basics in hockey? Skating, of course. That's why we focus on this element of hockey craft every day. Daily morning Power Skating workouts are conducted by specialists in this field - Power Skating coaches. Forward skating, backward skating, riding on curves, sandwiching or using the edge of the skate properly - these are just a few of the elements the players work on. The coaches also use all kinds of obstacles to create new challenges for the campers. In this way, the athletes can put their newly acquired knowledge into practice. Additional drills involving driving and simultaneous puck handling further develop the skills of our charges.
Sport Psychology and Mental Preparation.
|What mental skills can a player improve?
We are also regularly looking for sponsors and partners, thanks to which we will be able to organize further training camps and trips. We believe that the heart and professionalism that we put into the "Hockey Eagles Foundation" will pay off in the future and the players participating in our projects will play with the eagle on their chests and proudly represent our country in the world.