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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 take an individualized approach when planning future actions. We try to introduce more novelties, workshops and attractions adapted to the age and level of players and athletes.

We are growing for you!

walenty ziętara

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.

As a coach, he has worked in Switzerland, Italy and Podhale Nowy Targ. In 1994, he organized the first Hockey School camp in Nowy Targ. It's been 28 years since then, and the camps are still continuously organized. Hungry for knowledge, the young adepts wanted to gain knowledge from the best, so each year there were more and more of them. The school created by Walenty continues to go from strength to strength, and he himself, despite his age, eagerly participates in classes and passes on his knowledge to young male and female hockey players.

A distinctive cap, a warm smile and a hawk's eye capable of catching more talents - this is an image that has become a permanent part of the image of Ziętara's Hockey School camps.

training system

Tactical training

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

/ setting in power plays and when short-handed
/ behavior on counterattacks
/ appropriate behavior in situations that may arise during the match

Among other things, our are based on video analysis of the senior Polish National Team during their performances at the World Championships.


At each camp, a qualified coach is at the disposal of our goalkeepers. Every day at the morning training units, specialized classes are conducted for them. The plan is shaped in such a way that on the first day the skills are determined, and then new and more challenging elements are added day by day. The goalkeepers' coach is also available during the rest of the training - observing his charges while practicing with the rest of the team, he can provide valuable advice and tips on an ongoing basis. In addition, our coaches conduct off-ice classes - just for goalkeepers. This allows them to focus on improving such aspects as speed, reflexes, flexibility or agility and endurance. In recent years, we have also introduced video analysis. Footage from training sessions and matches further helps to improve the art of defending.


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:

/ dribbling

/ shot

/ fight 1x1

/ fight 2x2

/ passing the puck

/ running the puck


Off-ice training is a foretaste for young players of what they can expect in typical senior clubs. With the development of sciences such as physiology and biomechanics of movement, motor training is playing an increasingly important role in professional sports. It allows not only to improve strength, speed and balance but also to prevent injuries. At Off-ice training, we work on strengthening muscles using, for example, our body weight. With the help of experienced coaches, the athletes also use modern training equipment and accessories such as resistance bands, coordination ladders and special balance boards. At our camps, athletes also learn how to properly prepare the body for training by learning about self-massage techniques or mobilization of individual body parts.


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.

While sports can exist without a sports psychologist, it is hard to imagine hockey, as a purely physical sport, without the psychological realm. Increasingly, players or coaches agree with the statement that the psyche plays an important role in sports competition, so it is now emphasized that it is worthwhile for both younger and older players to build their form on the basis of 4 spheres: physical, tactical, technical and precisely psychological. Each of these can be developed and improved. As with physical or technical training, we also talk about mental training. This is a set of methods and techniques aimed at supporting the athlete in his sporting struggles - like any training it requires systematic and long-term work.

What mental skills can a player improve?
Among the most frequently mentioned skills are working on attention, the ability to manage emotions, or dealing with stress and pressure. Players also talk about the right attitude, motivation and adequate self-confidence. In ice hockey, it will also include the ability to work as part of a team, effective communication, and commitment over the long term. The development of these skills can come in handy not only in sports, but also in other areas of a player's functioning, such as school or everyday life.

and partners

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.