Philosophy

PRO HOCKEY ACADEMY has been established since 1994 with three serious goals:

  • to offer an exceptional all-rounded experience with this great team sport called hockey
  • to use and teach the new knowledge and most effective methods of the modern day world hockey
  • to show how important teamwork is everywhere

Slava Lener, P.H.A.-guest coach, coach of the World Champions (Vienna 1996) and Olympic Champions (Nagano 1998), coach of the Czech National Team and Florida Panthers – NHL:

I THINK, FOR THESE KIDS THE MOST IMPORTANT THING IS TO BE AN ALLROUNDER. HOCKEY IS NOT ONLY A GAME OF SKILLS LIKE SKATING, PASSING AND SHOOTING. THEY HAVE TO STUDY LANGUAGES AND OTHER IMPORTANT THINGS ON THEIR WAY TO BE GOOD PEOPLE.”

P.H.A., Marienbad, August 1997

Jiri Ryzuk, Thomas Pacina, P.H.A. head of coaching, the Founders:

“EACH YEAR WE INVITE TO P.H.A. EXCELLENT COACHES FROM NORTH AMERICA AND EUROPE. THIS INTERNATIONAL EXCHANGE IS OUR PHILOSOPHY, WHICH COMBINE ALL THE BEST WHAT THAT WORLD HOCKEY HAS TO OFFER”

P.H.A.,Marienbad, July 1998

Robert Reichel, P.H.A.- Guest Star, World Champion 1996 and Olympic Champion 1998, player of the Czech National Team and New York Islanders-NHL, talked to the PHA-participants seven months before the olympic tournament of the century in Nagano:

“IF EVERYBODY WILL WORK FOR EACH OTHER, WE HAVE A CHANCE TO BE SUCCESFUL.”

P.H.A.,Marienbad, August 1997